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YOUNG SCHOLARS BULLETIN # 43
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
DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS "BALTIC BORDERLANDS: SHIFTING BOUNDARIES OF MIND AND CULTURE IN THE BORDERLANDS OF THE BALTIC SEA REGION"
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität/ IRTG Baltic Borderlands, Greifswald,
The University of Greifswald has received funding from the German
Research Foundation (DFG) for the International Research Training Group
"Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the
Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region" and now invites applications from
well-qualified candidates for one of seven PhD studentships. This
announcement addresses particularly applicants from history, art
history, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Baltic languages and literature,
political science, theology as well as cultural studies.
The International Research Training Group was initiated by the
University of Greifswald, the University of Lund (Sweden), and the
University of Tartu (Estonia) to provide a common programme for doctoral
students and post-doctoral researchers. Currently, 20 PhD students and 5
post-docs are being trained in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu. In
Greifswald, the subject areas offered include history, Baltic, Slavonic
and Scandinavian languages and literature, political science, and
systematic theology. Over and beyond history, theology, and Slavonic
studies in Lund and Tartu, there are also offerings in ethnology,
geography, and communication studies.
Applications are invited from candidates willing to conduct research
relating to bordering processes in one of the following themes:
1. The emergence and transformation of historical borderlands
2. The cultural contexts of cross-border action in borderland areas
3. The economic permeability and persistence of borders
4. New border regimes: The political dimension of border formation and
The programme of study within the International Research Training Group
includes relevant courses held locally at each university as well as
tri-national workshops/conferences in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu.
Furthermore, it is obligatory that each PhD student will spend 6-12
months as a visiting researcher at the partner universities. The costs
of such research visits will be partly covered by a mobility grant
awarded in addition to the monthly payment.
- applicants should hold a good first degree and normally have, or be
about to obtain, a Masters qualification in a discipline relevant to the
- exposé for a research project in the above mentioned fields (max. 10
- good written and spoken English. Knowledge of German, Estonian or
Swedish is desirable but not essential.
The willingness and ability of the candidate to participate actively in
an international research programme is a precondition. The programme of
study is compulsory for all PhD students in the International Research
Training Group. Applications of women are explicitly welcomed. In areas
where women are underrepresented, they will be given pre-ferential
consideration when candidates are of equal merit. Applicants with a
disability will be given preference when candidates are of equal merit,
as stipulated in SGB IX (§ 2, paragraph 2, 3).
The IRTG Baltic Borderlands is a family friendly institution and
encourages young adults to apply.
Selected candidates are expected to take up residence in Greifswald.
Starting date: 1st January 2016 (subject to approval from the DFG)
Value of the contract: about EUR 18.000 p.a. (after tax, according to
65% TV-L 13, payment scale public service)
The contract will be awarded for two years initially, and can be
extended for one further year.
Applications (with curriculum vitae, copies of educational
qualifications and degree thesis, list of publications, a written
reference from a university professor, and a research proposal) should
be sent to the speaker of the International Research Training Group,
Professor Dr. Michael North by 15 June 2015.
Read more: http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/fk/borderlands.html
PHD POSITION AT THE INSTITUT DE LANGUE ET CIVILISATION FRANÇAISE (ILCF)
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Please note that the full job description is only available in French.
The University of Neuchâtel is currently advertising this position:
Collaborateur-trice scientifique à l’Institut de Langue et Civilisation française (ILCF)
Read more: http://fr.academicpositions.ch/ad/university-neuchatel/2015/collaborateur-trice-scientifique-linstitut-de-langue-et-civilisation-francaise-ilcf/23033/
PHD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE IN ITALY, 2015-2016
Scuola Normale Superiore is awarding up to 86 fully funded PhD scholarships for Italian and International citizens at university campuses (Pisa and Florence). Scholarship includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of living stipend (14,187 euro per year, plus free meals). The PhD courses have a duration of three years, except for those in “Biophysical Sciences” and in “Neurosciences”, which have a duration of four years. All courses will start on 1st November 2015. Admissions are based on students’ academic work and interviews. The application deadline is 31 August 2015 for the autumn session.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the following fields: Philosophy, Modern Literature and Philology, Classics, History of Art, Modern and Contemporary History, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences, Neurosciences, Biophysical Sciences, Florence, Renaissance Studies (joint degree with the National Institute for Renaissance Studies) and Political Science and Sociology (joint degree with the University of Bologna).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS)
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy
Eligibility: Applications for admission are invited from candidates who, irrespective of their citizenship, have an Italian laurea magistrale or an equivalent degree from outside Italy, or who expect to have obtained the degree required for admission by 31st October 2015: failure to obtain the degree by this date will disqualify the candidate for admission. Degrees from outside Italy will be checked, merely for the purposes of the selection process, by the call commission, in accordance with the prevailing legislation in Italy and in the country where the degree was issued and with any international treaties or agreements for the recognition of degrees for the continuation of studies. Admission to the call is restricted to candidates who:
-were born after the 31st October 1985;
-have no past criminal charges against them resulting in a prison term of more than three years;
-have not been subject to the disciplinary measure of “expulsion” as specified in article 20 of the didactic and internal regulations of the SNS;
-are not in possession of a research doctorate issued by an Italian university, and in any case have never benefitted from a scholarship to attend a research doctorate course in Italy.
-The admission interviews can be done in Italian or English; the candidate’s level of competence in the language he is to be tested in must be stated in the application, with reference to the EUROPASS language grid.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International and Italian students can apply for these PhD scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Since its foundation in 1810, the Scuola Normale Superiore has built a reputation as one of the most successful universities – not only in Italy, but at an international level– in terms of offering to its students ideal conditions to train and develop skills in the field of scientific research. Enrico Fermi is but one of its famous alumni that comprise three Nobel prize winners, Presidents and Prime Ministers of the Italian Republic and many successful scientists and professionals. The Academic Ranking of World Universities rates the school among the top five universities in the world, and the first in Europe according to the per capita performance. The mission of Scuola Normale is to select the best students and provide them with the most favorable conditions to develop their talents. They will join researchers and the Normale academic staff to form a community characterized by a constant exchange of ideas, skills, and expertise through an open dialogue both in Pisa and in Florence, the SNS headquarters. Students who choose to complete their education at the Scuola will find state-of-the-art facilities in the laboratories plus a unique combination of research groups, dedicated faculty, and one of the largest open-shelf libraries in Europe.
Number of award(s): Total of 86 posts for PhD courses are available as follows:
-Pisa site: Philosophy – 7 posts, Modern Literature and Philology – 8 posts, Classics – 6 posts, History of Art -5 posts scholarships, Modern and Contemporary History – 5 posts, Physics – 7 posts, Condensed Matter Physics – 6 posts, Mathematics – 6 posts, Financial Mathematics – 5 posts, Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences –4 posts scholarships, Neurosciences –5 posts and Biophysical Sciences – 8 posts.
-Florence site: Renaissance Studies (joint degree with the National Institute for Renaissance Studies) – 4 posts and Political Science and Sociology (joint degree with the University of Bologna) – 10 posts.
Duration of award(s): The PhD courses have a duration of three years, except for those in “Biophysical Sciences” and in “Neurosciences”, which have a duration of four years. All courses will start on 1st November 2015. The scholarship for the PhD course will be paid in twelve deferred equal monthly installments, subject to the fulfillment of students’ academic duties.
What does it cover? All students admitted to the PhD program receive full financial support. This includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of living stipend (14,187 euro per year, plus free meals). Support is independent of need provided a student remains in good academic standing and is making satisfactory progress towards his/her PhD degree. All students will be assigned further funding for their research activity and travel.
Selection Criteria: For the evaluation of candidates’ aptitude for scientific research and their basic preparedness to tackle the course programme, each admission commission will have a hundred points at its disposal for each candidate, sixty for the evaluation of their qualifications and forty for the interview. Candidates will be admitted to the interview if they receive at least forty points in the evaluation of their qualifications. To pass the interview, candidates must attain at least thirty points. Suitability for the PhD course is subject to passing the interview. The qualifications will be evaluated as a whole.
Notification: The outcome of the evaluation of qualifications and admission to the interview will be published by the 16th September 2015 for the autumn session. The interviews will take place at the SNS sites on the following dates: spring session: starting on 21st September 2015.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. Candidates must enclose with their application the following documents in PDF format:
-a valid copy of a document of identity (citizens of countries not belonging to the European Union should preferably enclose a copy of a valid passport, including the pages bearing a photograph, personal details, passport number and place and date of issue);
-a curriculum vitae et studiorum in the Europass – CV format, available at the following web site
their thesis for the laurea magistrale or overseas equivalent, accompanied by an abstract in the English language; candidates who do not submit their laurea magistrale certificate by the application deadline for admission must present an extended abstract in Italian or English (of not more than around 25,000 characters); the extended abstract is also compulsory when the thesis is printed in a language other than Italian or English.
-a diploma supplement or equivalent document relating to achievement examinations completed and degree grade obtained; citizens of countries not belonging to the European Union and not resident in Italy must enclose a certificate attesting to possession of the degree, the date it was attained, the university that issued it and the final grade; candidates who have obtained an equivalent degree outside Italy in a country not belonging to the European Union must enclose a certificate of attainment of the degree translated into English if the original is in another language;
-a copy of any publications;
-the research project as described in article 1.7 of this call.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 August 2015 for the autumn session.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/phd-scholarships-italian-international-students-scuola-normale-superiore-italy-2015-2016/2015/01/07/
UBC PUBLIC SCHOLARS AWARD FOR CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2015
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is inviting applications for scholars award from Canadian and international students. These awards are available for PhD students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process. Funding is available for up to 50 students in 2015-16. Up to $10,000 per student is available to support innovative dissertation scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Public scholars may be said to engage in scholarship that entails mutually beneficial partnerships of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to contribute to the public good through: enriching knowledge, scholarship, creative activity, intellectual curiosity, and wonder; enhancing curriculum, teaching and learning; preparing educated, engaged citizens; and/or addressing and helping solve critical problems.
Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing doctoral dissertation program at University of British Columbia.
Scholarship Provider: University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada
-PhD students in years 1-5 (for both initial and second year of funding, if applicable).
-Canadian, permanent resident and international students can apply for these awards.
Scholarship Open for International Students: University of British ColumbiaCanadian and international students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: This award is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative intended to build connections, community, and capacity for PhD students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process. Up to $10,000 per student is available to support innovative dissertation scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue.
Number of award(s): Funding is available for up to 50 students in 2015-16.
Duration of award(s): Students may be eligible for renewal for a second year.
What does it cover? Up to $10,000 per student is available to support innovative dissertation scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue. Funding can be used for:
-Student stipend, if the student’s current funding source would not allow the alternative project(s)
-A research allowance
-An allowance for professional development relevant to the scholarly work
-A travel allowance for collaborative work
Selection Criteria: Selection will based on the following criteria:
-Student’s past accomplishments and future promise. Breadth of interest and accomplishment will be important, as well as an indication of the student’s fit with the proposed project.
-Quality of proposed scholarship. The following factors will be taken into account: the work requires a high level of expertise in a discipline(s) and/or methodology; the goals are clearly defined, realistic, and identify important questions; adequate preparation for and understanding of the subject is indicated; appropriate methods are proposed to achieve the goals; plans to document and disseminate the work are appropriate and effective and the work has significance and is likely to contribute positively to the public good
-Need for alternative funding sources.
-Consideration will also be given to breadth of the initiative across disciplines.
Notification: Applicants will be notified of the results of the adjudication by the second half of June.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via email. Student applications must include the following information, for submission to Ms. Lisa Pountney by May 15, 2015:
-Name, student number, contact information, PhD year, and program
-Student’s statement of purpose (maximum 1 page)
-Student’s CV (CCV)
-Research proposal, including summary of research to date if applicable (maximum 2 pages)
-Letter of support and engagement from supervisor. Please address student’s capability to engage in the proposed work and your approach to supporting the student’s goals relevant to the Public Scholar initiative.
For students requesting funding, please also include:
-Amount requested, proposed use of funds, and budget within funding period
-If stipend support is requested, please include: current funding, with source(s); indication of other scholarship applications made since start of PhD program and explanation of why current stipend support is unavailable or insufficient
-If an external collaborator is involved: their name(s), organization, contact information, and a letter of support from them
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 15, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/ubc-public-scholars-award-canadian-international-students-2015/2015/04/14/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
6 ZIF MARIE CURIE 2-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
University of Konstanz, Germany
The University of Konstanz belongs to the universities in Germany whose “Future concepts for top-class research at universities” is promoted within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.
The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of young researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy “Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity.” The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding.
The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers up to
six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships
(any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz)
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L)
to develop and implement individual research projects. This call for applications is part of the Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Program (ZIF) and is financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz. The rules and ethical principles for the FP7 and the DFG guidelines apply.
Marie Curie Fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. They are intended to encourage the transnational mobility of top-level researchers in order to integrate them within the European research area.
The Fellowships will begin on February 1, 2016, and end on January 31, 2018.
The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognized experts in their field of research as senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to nine months. Each Postdoctoral Fellow receives a mobility allowance and a research allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. A Mentoring Committee supports each Fellow in her / his career development. This committee consists of an experienced researcher from the Fellow’s research field within the university department, as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.
The target group consists of excellent researchers at the postdoctoral level, leadership abilities and a capacity for teamwork, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia.
Applicant Requirements for this Fellowship include:
Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree (PhD thesis submitted and defended) at the moment of the decision within the second committee meeting – September 28-29, 2015;
Candidates must not hold a permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi);
Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible (other EU funding is not eligible);
Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz. Applicants should contact potential mentors (Local Hosts) among the researchers at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation. Support from the department strengthens the application;
Applicants must have had their main residence and worked outside Germany for 24 months or more during the three years prior to the application deadline (timeframe: May 19, 2012- May 18, 2015);
All ethical issues raised by a proposed project (if applicable) must be described in the project outline. The candidate should explain how these will be addressed, so as to conform with national and Seventh Framework Program (FP7) ethical principles. For advice, please see the CORDIS website on ethics (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html) and contact the Zukunftskolleg If a proposed project that has passed the peer review stage raises any ethical issues, it is forwarded for review by the University of Konstanz Ethics Committee.
Fellows have an opportunity to teach. They are expected to participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to have their place of residence in Konstanz.
Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, and interdis-ciplinary interest. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in inter-disciplinary topics are desirable.
Applications are evaluated in a two-stage process:
Eligibility check and pre-selection based on the written application;
Further selection based on independent peer reviews.
Candidates will be informed of the final decision and the evaluation of their own strengths and weaknesses after the second selection phase at the beginning of October 2015.
More information on the Zukunftskolleg and current Fellows, as well as a special section devoted to the application and selection process (application forms, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, the timeline and the stages of the selection process) are available on our website at: http://www.zukunftskolleg.uni-konstanz.de/ .
The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 – 4016 und 88 – 2834).
The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation. The University is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.
The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Couples Programme“. Information is available at: http://www.familie.uni-konstanz.de/dual-career/.
All applications and supporting materials must be submitted in English via the Online Application Platform at: www.zukunftskolleg.uni-konstanz.de/online-application.
The required documents include a completed application form, a letter of motivation, research propo-sal, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.
Applicants are encouraged to check their eligibility before submitting their proposal.
The deadline for applications is May 18, 2015, 17:00h (Konstanz time).
Read more: http://academicpositions.eu/ad/university-of-konstanz/2015/6-zif-marie-curie-2-year-postdoctoral-fellowships/52545/
KENNAN INSTITUTE GEORGE F. KENNAN FELLOWSHIP (GFK) IN USA, 2015
The Kennan Institute is offering three month residential fellowship for U.S., Russian, and Ukrainian citizens. The fellowship offers a monthly stipend of $3,200, research facilities, and computer access. While conducting research, the George F. Kennan Fellows are expected to actively participate in discussions with the policy and academic communities, including speaking engagements at the Wilson Center as well as potentially outside of Washington D.C., and attending meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and Wilson Center. The application deadline is 1 September 2015.
Study Subject(s): Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers.
Course Level: This is a three months residence fellowship programme.
Scholarship Provider: The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: For academic participants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level, and normally it is expected that academic candidates will have demonstrated their scholarly development by publication beyond the doctoral or kandidat dissertation. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Kennan InstituteU.S., Russian, and Ukrainian citizens are eligible to apply for this residential fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): George F. Kennan Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies. Awardees are expected to begin their three-month appointments within six months of accepting the fellowship.
What does it cover? The George F. Kennan Fellowship offers a monthly stipend of $3,200, research facilities, and computer access. Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress.
Selection Criteria: The Project proposal is the most important element in the selection process. It is essential that you make your project clear to individuals outside your own field and explain its broader implications, including policy relevance. The elements requested below should be incorporated into the text:
-a detailed description of the topic and its policy relevance beyond the interests of the specific field of study
-the originality of the proposed study
-the basic ideas and hypotheses
-the methods or approaches to be used
-a brief discussion of how you or your project will foster communication between the world of ideas and the world of public affairs.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Please note applicants have an option to apply for the fellowship as individuals or as part of a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries. Applications may either be scanned and sent as PDF files by email or submitted in hard-copy by post. Do not send sample publications.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 September 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2015-kennan-institute-george-f-kennan-residential-fellowship-usa/2015/04/10/
BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL AND CANADIAN APPLICANTS, 2015-2016
The Government of Canada offers Banting postdoctoral fellowship program for Canadian and foreign citizens. Up to 70 fellowships are awarded annually (a total of up to 140 awards are active at any time). Fellowships worth of $70,000 per year (taxable) will be awarded. The deadline for complete application submission is September 23, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in following research areas: Health research, Natural sciences and/or engineering and Social sciences and/or humanities.
Course Level: Fellowships program provides support to the very best postdoctoral applicants.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada or foreign countries
Eligibility: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign Government of Canadacitizens are eligible to apply. Applicants to the 2015–16 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:
-between September 23, 2012 and August 15, 2016 (inclusively), and
-before the start date of their award.
Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof no later than September 1, 2016.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian and foreign citizens can apply for these Banting Postdoctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research based growth.
Number of award(s): 70 fellowships are awarded annually (a total of up to 140 awards are active at any time).
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered for 2 years (nonrenewable).
What does it cover? Fellowships worth of $70,000 per year (taxable) will be awarded.
-Research excellence and leadership in the research domain–demonstrated capacity for research excellence based on track record to date as defined by the quality of applicant’s research contribution, and demonstrated capacity for leadership in the research domain defined by the sphere of influence achieved to date by the applicant.
-Quality of applicant’s proposed research program–examined in terms of the potential of the proposed research program, executed in the proposed institutional environment, to position the applicant for significant impact through a research-intensive career (potential for significant impact).
-Institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities: Demonstrated commitment of the institution to support development of the applicant’s research and leadership capacity through institutional support (funding, facilities, equipment, etc.) and professional development; Demonstrated alignment and synergy between the applicant’s research ambitions and the institution’s potential to benefit strategically from engagement with the applicant (alignment with institution’s strategic priorities).
Notification: Results will be announced by January 29, 2016.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: September 23, 2015 is the deadline for complete application submission. The applicants seek endorsement from the host institution to apply, prepare and submit application during April – September.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/banting-postdoctoral-fellowships-international-canadian-applicants-canada-201314/2013/06/30/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
MAX PLANCK SOCIETY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN RESEARCHERS IN GERMANY, 2016
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law is offering research scholarships for foreign researchers. These scholarships are typically granted for a period of between two and four months. Preference is given to those researchers whose work promotes and advances the goals of the research program and the research focuses of the Institute. The Max Planck Society will grant scholarships of various amounts in line with the academic qualifications of the applicant. The application deadline is 31st May, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Research projects at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law are carried out by the Department of Criminal Law, the Department of Criminology, or jointly by both departments. Of special interest to the Department of Criminal Law are research projects concerning comparative law, European criminal law, international criminal law, economic crime, terrorism, organized crime, and information law. Of interest to the Department of Criminology are topics covering criminal sanctions, dangerous offenders, empirical research on criminal procedure, organized crime, terrorism and domestic security, victimization, social change, changes in life circumstances, crime, and crime control.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for undertaking a research project.
Scholarship Provider: Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: The Max Planck Society offers foreign researchers the possibility of obtaining a scholarship. Preference is given to those researchers whose work promotes and advances the goals of the research program and the research focuses of the Institute.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal LawForeign researchers can apply for these research scholarships.
Scholarship Description: To foster individual research projects, the Max Planck Society offers foreign researchers the possibility of obtaining a scholarship. These scholarships are typically granted for a period of between two and four months. Preference is given to those researchers whose work promotes and advances the goals of the research program and the research focuses of the Institute. Of special interest to the Department of Criminal Law are research projects concerning comparative law, European criminal law, international criminal law, economic crime, terrorism, organized crime, and information law. Of interest to the Department of Criminology are topics covering criminal sanctions, dangerous offenders, empirical research on criminal procedure, organized crime, terrorism and domestic security, victimization, social change, changes in life circumstances, crime, and crime control.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): These scholarships are typically granted for a period of between two and four months.
What does it cover? The Max Planck Society grants scholarships of various amounts in line with the academic qualifications of the applicant:
-Doctoral scholarships for foreign doctoral students provide 1,365 EUR per month (as of 12/2012; subject to change),
-Post-doctoral scholarships for foreign post-doctoral researchers provide 2,100 EUR per month (as of 12/2012; subject to change), and
-Research scholarships for foreign professors provide 2,300 EUR per month (as of 12/2012; subject to change).
Travel expenses to and from Freiburg are not covered by the scholarship. The Max Planck Institute does not, as a rule, reimburse for travel expenses. If travel expenses are particularly high, they recommend that the applicant seek assistance from appropriate international organizations.
Selection Criteria: Preference is given to those researchers whose work promotes and advances the goals of the research program and the research focuses of the Institute.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: To apply for a scholarship from the Max Planck Society, please fill out and submit the questionnaire, along with copies of the required documents specified therein. Applications can be made either to the Department of Criminal Law (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich Sieber) or to the Department of Criminology (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht). Please attach to your application copies of the following documents: Curriculum vitae, Publication list, Research plan, University transcript, Doctoral diploma, Marriage certificate (if applicable); Visum of husband or wife, Birth certificate of your child/ren, Residence permit and Proof of health insurance.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st May, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/max-planck-society-research-scholarships-international-researchers-germany-2016/2015/04/08/
LEO BAECK FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2016
Federal Ministry for Education and Research – Academic Foundation and Leo Baeck Institute London are inviting applications for international fellowship program. Fellowships are awarded for PhD students working on a dissertation on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. The scholarship period begins October 2016 and ends in September 2017. Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. Moreover usually a monthly research fee of 100 EUR. For research and conference trips abroad monthly allowances and travel expenses can be claimed in addition. Tuition fees are not covered. The application deadline is February 1, 2016.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for doctoral students working on a dissertation.
Scholarship Provider: Federal Ministry for Education and Research – Academic Foundation and Leo Baeck Institute London
Scholarship can be taken at: Worldwide
-well above average degree
-Date of issue of the last university degree not before February 2013
-Admission to doctoral
-PhD project on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
-A parallel application for a regular doctoral fellowship from the Studienstiftung is not possible
Scholarship Open for International Students: Leo Baeck Fellowship ProgramStudents from all nationalities can apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The international Leo Baeck Fellowship program is aimed at PhD students working on a dissertation on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. In addition to financial support for one year, the program includes the opportunity for scientific exchange at regular meetings – jointly organized by the German National Academic Foundation and the Leo Baeck Institute London. The program will appeal to doctoral students conducting their research in several countries. It is open to students from all nationalities and all universities worldwide.
Number of award(s): For the academic year 2016/17 up to twelve scholarships will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): Fellowship period begins October 2016 and ends in September 2017. Regular meetings and a common intranet support the scholarship holders is mutually present their projects and to discuss the methods and results of research. Working languages ??are German and English. Graduating students who work on their dissertation at universities in Germany and will file an extension of the delivery period can apply after the first year, provided that the appropriate Academic Foundation are funding.
What does it cover? Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. Moreover usually a monthly research fee of 100 EUR. For research and conference trips abroad monthly allowances and travel expenses can be claimed in addition. Tuition fees are not covered.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Only complete applications will be considered. Promising candidates will be invited in April 2016 an interview in Frankfurt.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by mail or e-mail. An application consists of the following documents in German or in English:
-completed application form
-Motivation letter in which the interest is acquired by participation in the program (1 page)
-curriculum vitae with details of education, extra-curricular interests and language skills
-Photocopy of degree certificate with individual scores of the subjects tested
-Description of the research project (5 pages)
-Schedule for the academic year 2016/17, including any research trips
-Letter of recommendation from the supervisor / tutor of the doctoral
-second letter of recommendation
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 1, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/leo-baeck-international-fellowship-program-2016/2015/04/08/
ВТОРОЙ ВСЕРОССИЙСКИЙ КОНКУРС МОЛОДЫХ УЧЕНЫХ В ОБЛАСТИ ИСКУССТВ И КУЛЬТУРЫ
Министерство культуры Российской Федерации сообщает о проведении Второго Всероссийского конкурса молодых ученых в области искусств и культуры.
Конкурс проводится ежегодно среди студентов и аспирантов образовательных организаций высшего образования, научно-исследовательских учреждений в возрасте до 30 лет на момент проведения конкурса.
Задача Конкурса – поддержка молодых исследователей, повышение интереса к научно-исследовательской деятельности среди молодежи. Конкурс способствует интеграции образовательной и научной (научно-исследовательской) деятельности в высшем образовании, использованию новых знаний и достижений науки и техники в образовательной деятельности.
Конкурс проводится по следующим номинациям:
Театральное, хореографическое и цирковое искусство
Кино-, теле- и другие экранные искусства
Изобразительное и декоративно-прикладное искусство
Архитектура и дизайн
Музееведение, консервация и реставрация историко-культурных объектов
Теория и история искусства и культуры
Конкурс проводится в два тура:
- первый тур Конкурса проводится образовательными организациями высшего образования и научно-исследовательскими учреждениями, реализующими соответствующие образовательные программы в области искусств и культуры. Порядок проведения первого тура Конкурса среди образовательных организаций высшего образования и научно-исследовательских учреждений определяется Учеными советами организаций.
Для участия конкурсантов во втором туре Конкурса образовательным организациям высшего образования и научно-исследовательским учреждениям необходимо направить в срок до 1 октября 2015 г. в Оргкомитет конкурса: 125993, ГСП-3, Москва, Малый Гнездниковский пер., д.7/6, стр.1,2, директору Департамента науки и образования Министерства культуры Российской Федерации Аракеловой Александре Олеговне (с пометкой «Всероссийский конкурс молодых ученых в области искусств и культуры» и указанием номинации) документы, согласно перечню, изложенному в Положении Конкурса.
От каждой образовательной организации высшего образования и научно-исследовательского учреждения для участия во втором туре Конкурса может быть представлено не более 3 кандидатур.
По итогам Конкурса проводится конференция молодых ученых и осуществляется подготовка сборника научных работ.
Лауреаты Конкурса награждаются дипломами и премиями (денежное вознаграждение). Обладатель основной премии по указанным в положении Конкурса номинациям (или группа соавторов) награждается премией в размере 120 000 рублей. Размер поощрительной премии определяет Оргкомитет Конкурса в пределах премиального фонда.
Срок окончания приема заявок: 1 октября 2015 г. Более подробная информация на сайте Министерства http://mkrf.ru/ по адресу http://mkrf.ru/ministerstvo/departament/list.php?SECTION_ID=72431
SICHUAN PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS IN CHINA, 2015-2016
Sichuan Provincial Government is awarding scholarships for foreign students. Scholarships are available for doctoral students, master students, undergraduate students, junior college student’s and long term students at higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges. The students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by the institutions every year. The application form is accepted every year and it is from January to June.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges at China Sichuan Province.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for doctoral students, master students, undergraduate students, junior college students and long term students at higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Scholarship Provider: Sichuan Provincial Government
Scholarship can be taken at: China (Sichuan Province)
Eligibility: Excellent students among the doctoral students, master students, undergraduate students, junior college students and long term students who are studying in the relevant institutions and who are applying to study in the institutions. The students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by the institutions every year.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this Sichuan Provincial Government Scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The scholarship is applicable to the higher education institutions of China Sichuan Province which are entitled to enroll foreign students. These institutions include full-time regular higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges which have been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and offer formal programs.
Duration of award(s): The students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by the institutions every year.
What does it cover?
-Doctoral student scholarship: 30000 RMB/person/year
-Master student scholarship: 25000 RMB/person/year
-Undergraduate student scholarship: 20000 RMB/person/year
-Junior college student scholarship: 15000 RMB/person/year
-Long term student scholarship: 10000 RMB/person/year
How to Apply: Foreign students may search on the website of the institutions to get the information about the procedure of enrollment and the application for scholarship. Based on the application requirements, foreign students may directly submit written application to the relevant institutions. The application package must include:
-Application form for Sichuan Provincial Government Scholarship
-The notarized photocopies of the highest diploma and transcripts. (Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English)
-Photocopy of the passport
-Letters of recommendations from two professors or associate professors of the applicant’s universities or colleges. (For master student and doctoral student only)
-Other material needed by the relevant institutions
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application form is accepted every year and it is from January to June. The relevant institutions accept the forms promptly according to the enrollment standard for the scholarship students and the qualification of the students.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/sichuan-provincial-government-scholarship-foreign-students-china-2014/2014/01/29/