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DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
2015 PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIAL COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, NORWAY
University of Oslo is inviting applications for a PhD research fellowship in social psychology/social cognitve development. The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement) or for a period of four years with a 25 % teaching requirement. Applicants must be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale A-E on their Master’s Thesis will be qualified for admission to the PhD program. The application deadline is 15 June 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in social psychology/social cognitve development at the University of Oslo.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD research program at University of Oslo.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
-Seek motivated individuals holding the equivalent of an MA in psychology or another relevant discipline.
-Applicants must be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale A-E on their Master’s Thesis will be qualified for admission to the PhD program
-The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the general research program and experience with relevant research fields. The research group values enthusiasm and teamwork that also makes room for new, creative ideas and individual initiatives, and we are looking for candidates who match this spirit.
-Applicants with experience from relevant research methodology will be given priority
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from Norway can apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Department of Psychology is seeking 1-3 PhD research fellows in social psychology / social-cognitive development. The positions are part of the research program “A Relational Grammar of Social Forms”. The project has funding from the research councils in Norway and Denmark and is led (and hence advised) by Dr. Lotte Thomsen. Please contact the project leader. The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 % teaching requirement. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position. The research program integrates social, political, developmental and evolutionary psychology and focuses on basic, relational building-blocks of social life – such as communion/”fellesskab”, hierarchy, equality, and proportionality.
Number of award(s): The Department of Psychology is seeking 1-3 PhD research fellows in social psychology / social-cognitive development.
Duration of award(s): The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 % teaching requirement. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.
What does it cover? Fellowship includes:
-Good training possibilities in experimental psychology within a stimulating academic environment.
-Salary based on salary grade 50-57 (NOK 429 700-482 800 per annum). Normally starting salary grade 50 (depending on competence).
-Comprehensive PhD program
-Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
-Good welfare benefits
-The Department covers a personal research stipend of NOK 15.000 pr year.
Selection Criteria: In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be given to the quality and relevance of the project description, and the candidate’s academic and personal prerequisites to complete the project within the given time frame according to the rules and regulations for admission to the Department’s PhD program.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. The application must include:
-Statement of research interests and how they relate to the overall research program (max 5 pages).
-CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
-Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation
-List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. If publications are available, please attach PDF versions and descriptions of your contribution to them.
-Application form for admission to PhD program
-References (max. 3)
The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University’s grading system and are advised to apply for NOKUT’s general recognition of higher education. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 June 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2015-phd-research-fellowship-social-psychologysocial-cognitve-development-norway/2015/05/10/
FULLY-FUNDED PHD SCHOLARSHIP SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AT NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY IN UK, 2015
Nottingham Trent University is inviting applications for fully-funded PhD scholarship at school of social sciences. The scholarship competition is open to applicants who wish to study for a PhD on a full-time basis only. Scholarship is open for UK/EU and International students. Candidates must have a suitable background in relevant social science disciplines, such as politics, philosophy, sociology, psychology, etc. If the project is empirical, they must have experience with the relevant research methodologies proposed. The application deadline is 12 June 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided within School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University in UK.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at Nottingham Trent University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Nottingham Trent University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: In order to be eligible to apply, you must hold, or expect to obtain by 1st October 2015, a Master’s degree, or a 1stClass/2.1 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (including, where appropriate, training in the relevant research methods and, where relevant, laboratory experience).
-Applications can be accepted from UK/EU and International students. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for candidates who have not undertaken a higher degree at a UK HE institution is IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills)
-Candidates must have a suitable background in relevant social science disciplines, such as politics, philosophy, sociology, psychology, etc. If the project is empirical, they must have experience with the relevant research methodologies proposed.
Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and International students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The nature of the research is such that either quantitative or qualitative methods, or a combination of approaches, will be possible. It is expected that the applicant will develop a research design that is well-matched to the project aims. The project is not restricted to an examination of UK politics, as studies to be conducted of young people and political (dis)engagement in other countries will be equally welcome. In order to be eligible to apply, you must hold, or expect to obtain by 1st October 2015, a Master’s degree, or a 1stClass/2.1 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (including, where appropriate, training in the relevant research methods and, where relevant, laboratory experience).
What does it cover? The scholarship competition is open to applicants who wish to study for a PhD on a full-time basis only. The scholarships will pay UK/EU fees (currently set at £4,052 for 2015/16 and are revised annually) and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (this is revised annually and is currently £14,057 for academic year 2015/16) for up to three years*. The scholarships are due to commence in October 2015.
Notification: Successful applicants will be notified in 2nd July.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12 June 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/fully-funded-phd-scholarship-school-of-social-sciences-nottingham-trent-university-uk-2015/2015/05/12/
5 PHD STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO
Deadline: 4 June 2015
Open to: PhD students in the areas of International Studies (mainly, but not limited to, Law, Economics, Political Science and Sociology, Humanities, History and Philosophy)
Scholarship: € 13 638 per year
The PhD Programme in International Studies at University of Trento is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach that provides a solid grounding in the disciplines at the core of international studies (mainly economics, law, sociology, and politics) as well as specific training in the main discipline chosen for the PhD thesis. Within the field of international studies, “Sovereignty, Democracy and Crisis”, has been chosen as a thematic focus for 2015-16 to be explored in various research projects and teaching activities at the School of International Studies. It will be addressed from multiple disciplinary perspectives (Economics, Law, Politics, Sociology, and History) through analysis of issues such as the economic-financial crisis, the evolution of European integration, participatory democracy, socio-economic development models. This Call is for 5 PhD student scholarships:
4 scholarships funded by University of Trento
1 project specific scholarship focused on “International Politics and Conflict Resolution”, funded by Foundation Bruno Kessler (FBK) – CERPIC, Trento.
The PhD Programme in International Studies is a full time activity for the 3-year duration of the scholarship. Courses are mandatory and are held during the 1st and 2nd semesters (1st year), the 3rd semester (2nd year), and the 6th semester (third year). An overview of the course topics is available in Art 2. During the 4th and 5th semesters, PhD students spend a period abroad for research and study. Guest lectures and seminars complete the programme.
Candidates who hold a Laurea Magistrale/Master’s Degree (equivalent to a master’s degree) in one of the core disciplines of International Studies (mainly, but not limited to, Law, Economics, Political Science and Sociology, Humanities, History and Philosophy) can apply. Foreign qualifications must be equivalent to the Italian Laurea Magistrale in terms of duration, level, and contents. The Admissions Committee will decide upon their equivalence and admissibility.
Scholarships are paid every two months in advance; the yearly amount of the scholarship is € 13 638,47, gross of possible taxes payable by the PhD student, as foreseen by current Italian legislation. PhD scholarships may not be combined with other scholarships of any nature, apart from those assigned by Italian or foreign institutions, which may support the PhD student’s research activities abroad. The amount of the scholarship is increased by 50% during study periods abroad. Interruptions in the attendance of the School longer than 30 days entail the suspension of scholarship payments.
How to apply?
For successful application is necessary to register online HERE and apply for the scholarship HERE. The deadline for application is 4 June 2015. Documents for a complete application (only complete ones will be considered) are following:
Passport or any EU national ID;
Certificates regarding academic career (Master’s Diploma; list of examinations, and related marks);
CV in English;
A Research proposal in English. Maximum length 4 pages – 2000 words, including abstract (max 150 words); an additional bibliography might be attached; indicate a potential PhD supervisor among the School of International Studies faculty members;
Statement of purpose (max. 1 page – 500 words) outlining the reasons for applying to this programme;
An International certificate attesting to knowledge of the English language at C1 level or higher;
In addition, the following documents may be submitted as Complementary Attachments:
A list of scientific publications;
A list other qualifications related to International Studies, such as summer schools, specialized training, international examinations demonstrating preparation for doctoral study (e.g., GRE);
Any other documents which demonstrate the candidates’ skills related to International Studies;
Reference letters (maximum 2) in English or Italian, to be uploaded on line by the referee;
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/05/06/5-phd-student-scholarships-in-international-studies-at-university-of-trento/#ixzz3bAcublAf
DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT THE DRESDEN LEIBNIZ GRADUATE SCHOOL
Deadline: 15 September 2015
Open to: German and international doctoral candidates who study in the area of sustainable urban and regional development
Fellowship: provides a fixed monthly stipend for the living expenses; funds to attend the DLGS academic programme; limited funds for project-related travel and other research expenses; the round-trip airfare to Germany
The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School is a joint activity of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (IÖR), and the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning, Hannover (ARL). The DLGS offers Doctoral Fellowships at TU Dresden for up to three years starting in March 2016. The sixth DLGS cohort is oriented towards making cities and regions more sustainable, resilient and inclusive.
The research topic is “Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Cities and Regions”. Doctoral Candidates will investigate new concepts, instruments and policies for promoting social development, economic growth, and environmentally sustainable urban and regional development. In general, the first year of the structured programme is devoted to intensive work in courses and on the development of the doctoral thesis project. The second year is given over to empirical work, including field work. In the third year the primary aim is successful completion of the doctoral thesis. In individual cases, this general schedule may vary according to the specific needs of the candidate. Workshops (for example on quantitative and qualitative methods) as well as summer schools and international events offer opportunities to acquire special skills and general competencies. The interdisciplinary composition of the group, the support provided by DLGS partners as well as possible research visits abroad enable graduates to rapidly complete innovative doctorates.
German and International fellows can apply for these doctoral fellowships. Admission to DLGS is without regard to age, race, gender, handicap, religion or nationality. Selection is based on academic qualifications and on applicant’s potential to succeed. This announcement addresses excellent graduates who are holding an M.A., M.Sc., or equivalent, and a Master thesis grade good or equivalent, corresponding to 2 or better under Germany’s grading system in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning and Landscape Planning), Economics, Sociology, Geography, or Environmental Sciences (no more than four years should have passed since the applicant gained his/her master level degree).
Applications from outside of Germany are particularly welcome. All applicants must be capable of fluently speaking and writing English, and be comfortable with working in teams. Successful applicants must take up residence in Dresden, and be regularly / daily present at DLGS premises during working hours. Fellowship holders must comply with the regulations for a doctoral degree issued by the relevant faculties of the Technische Universität Dresden from which they are to get their doctoral degree.
In general, the fellowship provides the following: a fixed monthly stipend for the fellows’ living expenses in Dresden (determined by the DFG – German Research Foundation), funds to attend the DLGS academic programme (including German lessons for non-native speakers of German language), limited funds for project-related travel and other research expenses, and the round-trip airfare to Germany (both subject to approval by the DLGS management board). There is no additional family supplement provided to fellows accompanied by a partner and/or children.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 15 September 2015. To begin the application process is necessary to register online. After the registration please log-in at the application page. All documents listed below must be submitted to complete your application, including:
The filled-out Application Form, including an outline of your doctoral proposal (please check Description of major DLGS Research Topics and Requirements for the submission of a dissertation proposal). Official transcripts of master’s certificates and other supporting documents must be uploaded to the online application system. If master’s certificates are not available before application deadline, you are requested to upload transcripts of records or mark sheets. Applicants from non-English speaking countries should supply evidence of their proficiency in written and oral communication in the English language;
Personal statement, describing your academic background, research experience and career goals. This is a very important part of your application. Please take the time to communicate to the DLGS Selection Committee what your interests are and how they correspond to the DLGS research profile;
References: List the names of two (2) recommenders. At least one of the recommenders must be a university professor. Recommenders should know you well, be familiar with the field of study you are pursuing and be able to evaluate the quality of your work. List only those individuals who have already agreed to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Please note that we will contact the recommender you list for additional information as soon as you have been pre-selected for the programme;
Confirm the truth of your statements and that you will conform to all DLGS regulations. Then complete the application process by pressing the ‘Submit’ button. You will receive an automated email response informing you that your application has been received. Incomplete applications will be discarded, so please ensure that your application is complete and correct, with all relevant details and appendices. Applications submitted by fax, email or mail cannot be considered.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/05/15/doctoral-fellowship-at-the-dresden-leibniz-graduate-school/#ixzz3bAe0Wdqo
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
43 EURIAS HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: 5 June 2015, 12 PM GMT
Open to: young scholars (postdoc) or leading senior researchers
Fellowship: living allowance, accommodation, a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.
EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions. For the 2016-2017 academic year EURIAS offers 43 fellowships (21 junior and 22 senior positions). For more information please check the types of fellowships HERE.
The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars (postdoc) as well as from leading senior researchers. At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree plus 2 years of full-time research experience after the degree. Exception is made for Law scholars who are eligible with a Master +6 years of full-time research experience after the degree. (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience). Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme but one cannot apply to an institute located in his/her country of residence. Exception is made for applicants who have spent no more than 12 months in their country of residence during the last three years prior to the application.
The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and social sciences. It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences provided that:
The research project does not require any intensive laboratory work;
The research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences;
The applicant has a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines;
The candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the humanities and social sciences;
All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.
How to apply?
Candidates apply exclusively through the online application system. The deadline for applications is 5 June 2015. Please create an account HERE to access the application platform. Please note that paper applications, incomplete applications or late applications will not be considered. In order to provide evaluators with relevant information to perform their work efficiently, EURIAS fellowship applicants have to submit (in English exclusively):
The completed EURIAS application form;
A curriculum comprising a list of publications;
A detailed research proposal (maximun 5 pages / 10,000 signs ,spaces not included, and a bibliography – maximun 1 additional page)
For candidates applying for junior fellowships, two letters of recommendation;
Publications in a pdf format (2 for juniors, 5 for seniors) – in case publications are in another language than English, an English-written abstract is requested;
Copy of the PhD diploma in a pdf format - if the writing system/scrip used in the diploma is not Latin (but, for example, Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic or some other), a Latin script university certificate or official translation is requested;
Applicants are required to specify the following in their proposals:
The relevance and connections of the research to a wider academic context;
The aims and methods of research;
The current state and schedule of their research;
The cooperation partners, including national and international contacts, when applicable;
The interdisciplinary dimension of the research, if relevant;
The importance of trans-national mobility for achieving research objectives;
Their motivation for participating in the programme;
Issues concerning research ethics, if relevant;
Applicants are required to indicate up to three IAS as the most adequate host institutions in the order of preference and to justify their choices.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/05/06/43-eurias-humanities-and-social-sciences-fellowships/#ixzz3bAdHplVO
UP TO FIVE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
We are a leading research institute in the field of European legal history. We are looking to recruit
up to five
Postdoctoral Research Associates
from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
for the following research fields in the department of Professor Stefan Vogenauer:
(1) Legal Transfer in the Common Law World;
(2) Legal History of the European Union
You will develop, co-ordinate and pursue an independent project in one of the two research fields.
Your research will turn on
the development of rules, principles, doctrines and institutions of English law outside England, for example in selected jurisdictions of the British Empire; or
the legal history of selected areas of EU law, particularly in their interaction with the legal systems of the member states.
You will publish your findings and actively participate in the research activities of the Institute under the guidance of Professor Vogenauer.
You hold a first class degree in law, the humanities or the social sciences and you produced an outstanding doctoral thesis or an equivalent portfolio of publications in a similar subject. Your CV shows the potential to produce outstanding research at an internationally advanced level. You work independently, are fully proficient in the English language and willing to learn German if necessary.
Activities in the position are varied and challenging. We offer an attractive and international work environment with an unparalleled research infrastructure and a good working atmosphere. The job is a full time position (currently 39 hours per week). As a general rule, it may be shared. Payment and social benefits are based on the German Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVÖD). Depending on your qualification, the annual salary before tax will be on a scale from EUR 43,000 (E 13 band 1) to EUR 55,900 (E14 band 3). The position is a fixed-term appointment for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further fixed-term period subject to satisfactory performance and the requirements of the 2007 Act on Academic Fixed-term Contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with severe disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such persons.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Your application must be submitted online via the link on our homepage (http://www.rg.mpg.de/job_offers) by the closing date of 12 June 2015.
You will be asked to submit the following documents:
Cover letter with reference to your research proposal and an explanation as to how your profile matches the selection criteria
Names and addresses (postal and electronic) of three scholars who have agreed to provide a reference for you
Detailed CV – List of publications
Research proposal (up to five pages)
Two of your publications of some 20 pages length each (journal articles, book chapters etc)
Please provide your referees with all the documents that you submit for your application and ask them to send their references direct to email@example.com by the closing date of 12 June 2015. References may only be submitted by email. They do not have to be signed as long as they are emailed from the official mail address of the referee. Strong applicants will be invited for an interview.
Read more: http://academicpositions.eu/ad/max-planck-institute-european-legal-history/2015/five-postdoctoral-research-associates/57276/
HAB POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR GERMAN AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS, 2016
The Herzog August Bibliothek is awarding postdoctoral fellowships to conduct research n the areas of medieval and early modern cultural history. Projects should be centered on the historic book and manuscript holdings of the Wolfenbüttel library. Fellows are required to be in residence in Wolfenbüttel for the duration of their fellowship. Fellowships can awarded as full or part fellowships. The full fellowship is primarily intended for young researchers who have not taken up a permanent position. The part fellowship is intended for researchers from Germany and abroad, who will be receiving their salaries at their home institutions and will be conducting their research at the HAB outside the semester or during a sabbatical.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the areas of medieval and early modern cultural history.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral research programme in Wolfenbüttel.
Scholarship Provider: The Herzog August Bibliothek
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: The purpose of the Fellowship Programme of the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) is to offer researchers from Germany and abroad whose projects would benefit from using the library’s holdings the opportunity to begin, continue or conclude such a project. A fellowship can only be awarded to a candidate with a doctorate or equivalent scholarly publications.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Herzog August BibliothekResearchers from Germany and abroad can apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research centre of the State of Lower Saxony and it awards fellowships to post-doctoral researchers in order to promote research in the areas of medieval and early modern cultural history. The international programme is open to all historically oriented disciplines. Projects should be centered on the historic book and manuscript holdings of the Wolfenbüttel library. Fellows are required to be in residence in Wolfenbüttel for the duration of their fellowship.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowships have a minimum duration of two and a maximum of 12 months.
What does it cover? Fellowships can awarded as full or part fellowships:
Full Fellowship: The full fellowship is primarily intended for young researchers who have not taken up a permanent position. It is also meant for scholars who take unpaid research leave. The monthly fellowship allowance is 1.800 EUR. A travel subsidy can be granted to cover the cost of travel to and from Wolfenbüttel.
Part Fellowship: The part fellowship is intended for researchers from Germany and abroad, who will be receiving their salaries at their home institutions and will be conducting their research at the HAB outside the semester or during a sabbatical. The monthly fellowship allowance is 1.250 EUR. A travel subsidy can be granted to cover the cost of travel to and from Wolfenbüttel.
Selection Criteria: Decisions on awards are made by the Director of the HAB in consultation with the Library’s Advisory Board. Independent referees can be asked to provide an assessment of applications. Guiding factors in awarding fellowships are the research qualifications of the applicant, the research significance of his or her project and the degree to which the holdings of the HAB are necessary to it.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Please send an email to requesting an application form, which contains all the necessary information about documents to be submitted, and state the topic of your research: forschung-at-hab.de.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 31st 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/hab-postdoctoral-fellowships-german-international-researchers/2015/05/16/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
SHORT-TERM VISITS CALL
1.General information about the Tuning Academy and the Short-Term Visits Initiative
The International Tuning Academy has been established with the aim of making the results of all Tuning and Tuning-related projects accessible to the academic community and stipulating research on Tuning-related topics. The present call is launched by the Deusto headquarters of the Tuning Academy: Deusto International Tuning Academy (DITA).
In the framework of the different TUNING projects a methodology has been developed for (re-)designing, developing, and implementing first-, second- and third-cycle university degree programmes, as well as for evaluating and enhancing the quality of programmes of higher education. The TUNING methodology helps all the stakeholders understand higher education curricula and make them comparable. The five focus lines of the Tuning educational projects have been as follows:
- Generic competences,
- Subject-specific competences,
- The role of ECTS as an accumulation system and measuring students’ workload
- Approaches to learning, teaching, and assessment appropriate for competence-based learning
- The role of quality enhancement in the educational process (emphasizing systems based on internal institutional quality culture).
The research projects we are looking for will focus on one of these topics:
1) analysing and evaluating the impact produced by the Tuning projects at the level of particular higher education programmes/institutions/countries/regions;
2) approaches to learning, teaching and assessment of generic competences – concrete examples of what is done within higher education degrees accompanied by enhancement proposals based on both theoretical and empirical data;
3) staff development initiatives that facilitate implementation of competence-based approach – critical evaluation of their effectiveness and how well they meet the needs;
4) curriculum reform and incorporation of Tuning approach in institutional and national policies.
The Short-Term Visits Scholarship Scheme has been established in order to bring together academics who have already been exploring Tuning-related topics, and PhD students/junior academics interested in researching one of the four topics (1-4), thus further consolidating Tuning-related research as a distinct domain within the general area of higher education studies.
6 scholarships for 1-month research visits are offered for those already pursuing research or interested in undertaking studies in any of the four research topics* and interested in spending one month at DITA between October 2015 and June 2016. The aim is to facilitate access to information about the different Tuning projects’ outcomes and to initiate or consolidate international collaborations.
* If you believe that your research project is closely related to the TUNING lines but is not included in any of the four broad research topics indicated above, you may still apply and your application will be considered. However, research projects within the three research topics will be prioritized.
What is provided (apart from the funding)?
1) On-site access to DITA databases and library (project data; survey data, including data with restricted access; library specialized on Tuning-related topics);
2) Methodological advice on research topic; and
3) Practical and logistic support while in Bilbao.
2. Types of candidates/Eligibility criteria
The Short-Term Visits Scholarships can be granted to:
1) young researcher enrolled in doctoral programmes elsewhere and focusing on a topic related to DITA’s current priority research lines (see above);
2) scholars holding a PhD and currently actively engaged in post-doctoral research on a topic related to DITA’s current priority research lines (see above), and
3) university staff interested in comparative case-studies of the implementation and impact of the Tuning approach in at least two higher education institutions.
There are no limitations as to country of residence, nationality, age.
3. Application procedure
In order to be considered for a Short-Term Visit Scholarship you need to
(1) complete the Online Application Form in English and
(2) email your CV to mariayarosh@deusto. es (EuroPass style, in English; with the “YourName(s).YourSurname(s)_CV” document name and “Short-Term Visit Scholarships Application_CV_YourName(s).YourSurname(s)” email subject line).
The Online Application Form does not allow partial completion (saving part of information and returning to the Form later to continue its completion). Therefore, you need to have the following texts ready before you start completing the Form:
1) A very short summary of your Research Proposal (max. 7 lines or 560 characters with spaces)
2) A more detailed Study Visit Plan (max. 3 pages with 1.5 spacing or 8,641 characters with spaces). For elements to be covered, read the respective Online Application Form instructions carefully (“Study Visit Plan” section).
For instructions on how to create a EuroPass CV and the English-language template, see http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions.
The deadline for submitting applications is 7 June 2015. No applications completed after 23:59 Central European Time on 7 June 2015 will be considered.
4. Selection principles
An international selection panel will evaluate the applications taking into consideration the following criteria:
1) Quality of the research project proposed and its appropriateness in terms of DITA’s research priorities;
2) Research record of the candidate;
3) Potential for long-term collaboration.
No certificate of English proficiency is required from candidates, but level of English domain will be taken into consideration because successful candidates must be able to produce academic publications in English and write the Final Research Report in English.
No reasons for decisions will be given.
You will first be notified by email of the reception of your Online Application Form and CV. Only those candidates who have both completed the Online Application Form and emailed EuroPass CV will be notified.
Next, all candidates will be notified of the decision by email (September 2015). Unsuccessful candidates will be welcome to reapply for the next call.
6. Handling of personal information
Personal data of applicants and grantees will be stored electronically in DITA’s computer files only to the extent necessary for the administration of the applications and scholarships. Applications of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed after one year.
The Short-Term Visits Scholarships consist of health insurance for the 4 weeks, full or partial reimbursement of the travel costs for a return ticket (up to 500 euros), and free-of-charge accommodation. No additional money for travel or congress participation will be made available to visiting researchers.
The health insurance is issued and paid for by the University of Deusto.
The return ticket is purchased by the visiting researcher and is then reimbursed (if the total cost does not exceed 500 euros) or partly reimbursed (up to the sum of 500 euros) by DITA. Any changes the researcher needs to make after the ticket has been purchased are to be covered by the researcher.
The cost of accommodation is transferred to the grantee upon his/her arrival to Bilbao and the grantee is then responsible for paying the accommodation fee to the accommodation provider directly.
If the visiting researcher does not comply with the Study Visit Plan and requirements as stipulated in “Visiting Researcher Agreement” (to be signed upon arrival in Bilbao) the scholarship may be cancelled and the visiting researcher will be obliged to reimburse the cost of both monthly allowance and travel.
8. What is required of successful grantees
Successful grantees must:
1) inform DITA of any documents they need from DITA in order to apply for a Spanish visa, if relevant;
2) purchase their return ticket and present DITA with the required documentation for reimbursement (of up to 500 euros);
3) sign “Visiting Researchers Agreement” upon arrival in Bilbao;
4) agree on their research proposal and schedule taking into account the selection committee feedback, as well as regularly update Maria Yarosh on their research progress before coming to Bilbao and in the period between the end of research visit and research completion;
5) present the main outcomes of the research visit first during the last week of their Short-Term Visit and again once the research is completed;
6) complete an online Feedback Form two-three weeks after completion of research visit;
7) submit Final Report upon completion of the research (this will be kept confidential by DITA until you have published your research outcomes, if necessary; and will be made available on the Tuning Academy website afterwards); this Report needs to be written in English;
8) notify DITA of any publications and/or presentation on Tuning-related topics during and after the visit; and
9) acknowledge DITA Short-Term Visit Scholarship Scheme in all such publications and/or presentations.
9. Contact details
For any questions, doubts or queries, please contact Maria Yarosh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Self-funding researchers
Applications for self-funded research visits are accepted anytime. Those interested should follow the application guidelines and their applications will be considered against the same criteria as applications for Short-Term Visit Scholarships. Self-funding researchers will need to comply with the requirements 1, 3, 5, 6 and 8 stated in section “8 What is required of successful grantees”. The visit period will need to suit both the researcher’s and DITA’s agendas.
Read more: http://unistudy.org.ua/international-tuning-academy/
University of Manitoba
Beginning with the 2009/2010 academic year, the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) was devolved to the unit level. A unit is typically a department, but in the case of non-departmentalized faculties (e.g., Kinesology and Recreation Management, Law, Music, Pharmacy, and Social Work) can refer to a faculty, or even a program (e.g., Applied Health, Disability Studies Peace and Conflict Studies). UMGFs were devolved to the unit level to increase the flexibility to whom and when these scholarships are awarded. Please check with your unit for details on how to be considered for a UMGF.
The UMGF is used to determine the recipients of the listed supplemental awards, which are meant to be held with the UMGF. The same process is used to upgrade new Master’s UMGF recipients to the Manitoba Graduate Scholarship for Master’s students. These supplemental award offers and MGS upgrades will occur in July of each year. Only students who have received an offer as of July will be included in the supplemental offers and upgrades.
In the recent 2014-15 budget, the University allocated additional funds for graduate student support. This new allocation is being used to raise the value of the UMGF awards. The increase in value will be retroactive to May 1, 2014, and apply to students who hold an award (renewals) or have been offered an award.
The new values are applicable for a 12 month period, as follows:
PhD – $18,000
Master’s – $14,000
Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree. Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA, i.e., last 60 credit hours or equivalent.
Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC scholarships, if there are eligible for funding from these research councils. Tricouncil eligible students who do not apply for a tricouncil award may be considered ineligible for a UMGF.
Fields of study: Students in all fields of graduate study (with the exception of those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration [MBA]) are eligible to apply.
Years of graduate study: Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program. Total maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is 48 months.
Read more: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/585.html
РФФИ. Конкурс 2016 года инициативных научных проектов, выполняемых молодыми учеными (Мой первый грант)
Российский фонд фундаментальных исследований» (далее – Фонд) объявляет Конкурс 2016 года инициативныхнаучных проектов, выполняемых молодыми учеными (Мой первый грант) (далее – Конкурс).
Код Конкурса - «мол_а»
Задача Конкурса – привлечение молодых сотрудников научных и образовательных организаций к активному участию в фундаментальных научных исследованиях, создание условий талантливым молодым ученым для проведения самостоятельных исследований по важнейшим проблемам естественных наук и выработке у них навыков руководства научными коллективами.
На Конкурс могут быть представлены проекты фундаментальных научных исследований (далее – Проекты) по областям знаний:
(01) математика, механика и информатика;
(02) физика и астрономия;
(03) химия и науки о материалах;
(04) биология и медицинские науки;
(05) науки о Земле;
(06) естественнонаучные методы исследований в гуманитарных науках;
(07) инфокоммуникационные технологии и вычислительные системы;
(08) фундаментальные основы инженерных наук.
Срок выполнения Проекта – 2 года.
Проекты на Конкурс могут быть представлены только физическими лицами – гражданами России, постоянно проживающими и работающими на территории России, возраст которых не превышает 35 лет (на 31 декабря 2016 года). Членами коллектива могут быть граждане России и граждане других стран, имеющие вид на жительство в России, работающие в российской организации.
Физическое лицо имеет право участвовать в Конкурсе в качестве Руководителя проекта только в одном Проекте, в качестве члена коллектива, представляющего Проект на Конкурс – в двух Проектах.
Проект может быть представлен на Конкурс физическим лицом или коллективом физических лиц численностью не более 5 человек. В состав коллектива физических лиц могут входить научные работники, аспиранты, магистранты, студенты и работники сферы научного обслуживания.
Руководитель проекта имеет право участвовать в Конкурсе в этом качестве только при соблюдении следующих условий:
- имеет высшее образование,
- ранее не руководил проектом, который был поддержан Фондом по результатам иных конкурсов: конкурса инициативных научных проектов («а»), конкурса проектов фундаментальных научных исследований, проводимых Фондом совместно с субъектами РФ и зарубежными организациями («р_а», «м_а») конкурса ориентированных фундаментальных исследований («офи»), конкурса «Мой первый грант», конкурса научных проектов, выполняемых ведущими молодежными коллективами («мол_а_вед») или проектами, поддержанными другими российскими организациями или органами исполнительной власти РФ,
- имеет, по крайней мере, одну публикацию по теме Проекта в журнале (с ненулевым импакт-фактором) из перечня ведущих периодических изданий (перечень ВАК), или в журнале (с ненулевым импакт-фактором), включенном в одну из систем цитирования (библиографических баз) Web of Science, Scopus, РИНЦ
По итогам Конкурса Фонд выделяет грант на проведение работ по Проекту только в 2016 году. Размер гранта на выполнение Проектов, которые будут поддержаны по итогам Конкурса, фиксирован и составляет 450 000 рублей. Решение о предоставлении гранта на следующий (2017) год Фонд будет принимать по результатам экспертизы отчёта по Проекту.
Срок окончания приема заявок: 30 июня 2015 года
Более подробная информация на сайте Фонда http://www.rfbr.ru/ по адресу: http://www.rfbr.ru/rffi/ru/contests_announcement/o_1931001
РФФИ. КОНКУРС НАУЧНЫХ ПРОЕКТОВ, ВЫПОЛНЯЕМЫХ МОЛОДЫМИ УЧЕНЫМИ ПОД РУКОВОДСТВОМ КАНДИДАТОВ И ДОКТОРОВ НАУК В НАУЧНЫХ ОРГАНИЗАЦИЯХ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ В 2016 ГОДУ
Федеральное государственное бюджетное учреждение «Российский фонд фундаментальных исследований» (далее – Фонд) объявляет о проведении в 2016 году конкурса научных проектов, выполняемых молодыми учеными под руководством кандидатов и докторов наук в научных организациях Российской Федерации (далее – Конкурс).
Код Конкурса – мол_нр
Задача Конкурса – привлечение молодых ученых, в том числе из стран СНГ и других стран, для участия в научных исследованиях, проводимых в российских научных организациях, создание для молодых ученых условий для выполнения инициативных научных проектов.
На Конкурс могут быть представлены проекты фундаментальных научных исследований (далее – Проекты) по областям знаний:
(01) математика, механика и информатика;
(02) физика и астрономия;
(03) химия и науки о материалах;
(04) биология и медицинская наука;
(05) науки о Земле;
(06) естественнонаучные методы исследований в гуманитарных науках;
(07) инфокоммуникационные технологии и вычислительные системы;
(08) фундаментальные основы инженерных наук.
Срок выполнения Проекта должен быть кратен одному месяцу и не может быть более пяти календарных месяцев.
Проект должен начинаться не ранее 15 января 2016 г.
Проект должен быть завершен до 15 декабря 2016 г.
Заявка на участие Проекта в Конкурсе оформляется в электронном виде в информационной системе Фонда - КИАС РФФИ, и после регистрации Заявки в КИАС РФФИ - присвоения регистрационного номера, предоставляется в Фонд в печатном виде.
Представить Проект на Конкурс имеют право:
А) Юридические лица – российские научные организации или образовательные организации высшего образования.
В) Физические лица – граждане РФ или лица, имеющие вид на жительство в РФ, работающие в российской научной организации или образовательной организации высшего образования, занимающиеся научной деятельностью, имеющие ученую степень доктора или кандидата наук.
Руководитель проекта (представляющий Научную организацию или действующий от собственного имени) должен иметь не менее трех публикаций за последние три года по научному направлению, соответствующему тематике Проекта, в журналах из перечня ведущих периодических изданий (перечень ВАК), или включенных в одну из систем цитирования (библиографических баз) Web of Science, Scopus, РИНЦ.
Срок окончания приема заявок: заявка в печатной форме со всеми обязательными приложениями должна быть представлена в Фонд не позднее, чем за 5 месяцев до начала Проекта, но не позднее 14 июня 2016 года.
Более подробная информация на сайте Фонда http://www.rfbr.ru/ по адресу: http://www.rfbr.ru/rffi/ru/contests_announcement/o_1930673
CONFERENCES, SUMMER SCHOOLS / КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ, ЛЕТНИЕ ШКОЛЫ
BALTIC SUMMER SCHOOL OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN CESIS
Deadline: 30 June 2015
Open to: Young people from round the world
Venue: 20-23 August 2015, Cesis, Latvia
Riga Stradins University and Latvian association of Anthropologists announce the opening of registration for third Baltic Summer School of Anthropology. The aim of the summer school is to involve students and scholars in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural mingling together in an Anthropologically charged environment. The participants will share academic experiences and knowledge outside of their usual study rooms. Summer school is dedicated to establish closer relationships and cooperation networks amongst students and scholars of different fields of Anthropology and related fields that would generate basis for further coop projects and exchange of knowledge.
The topic of this year’s summer school is Applied Anthropology. During the working sessions participants will discuss the applicability of anthropological theories and methods to analyze and solve practical problems. Participants will be engaged in lectures, workshops, and formal or informal discussions.
Young people from round the world interested in Anthropology
The participation fee for BSSA is:
60 EUR (three nights);
55 EUR (two nights).
Fee includes lectures, workshops, accommodation, meals.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/05/20/baltic-summer-school-of-anthropology-in-cesis/#ixzz3bAca3hjZ