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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 FELLOW IN HISTORY, THEOLOGY, JEWISH STUDIES OR RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, International Research Training Group "Religious Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe"
The International Research Training Group „Religious Cultures in 19th- and 20th-century Europe“ (LMU Munich / Charles-University Prague / Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań / Masaryk University Brno in cooperation with the Collegium Carolinum/Munich) is calling for applications for one research fellowship. Research fellows conduct their own independent PhD project and are remunerated according to the German public service salary scale (TV-L E 13 for part-time, 65 %). The position is available for two years starting April 1st, 2016 and can be extended for nine months depending on the progress of the research project. Applications are accepted until February 14th, 2016.
The Research Training Group focuses on religion and its relationship to secular systems in European modernity. The individual research projects seek to solve a central question: To what extent were religious groupings, religious practices and religious symbols and their usage influenced by economic, social and cultural changes occurring in Europe from the late 18th century onwards, and how did they, on the other hand, shape these processes of change?
For further information please consult: www.igk-religioese-kulturen.uni-muenchen.de
Very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree) in one of the disciplines relevant to the Research Training Group (history, theology, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, political science, social science and history of science) or in a similar discipline
Proposal for an independent research project within the fields of interest to the Research Training Group
Readiness to take part in the activities of the Research Training Group
Very good proficiency in German
Research proposal of 5-6 pages
Proposed work plan and time schedule
Degree certificates (after higher education entrance qualification)
List of publications if applicable
Names of two university professors who can provide recommendation letters
Please submit the complete application online at:
Deadline for applications is February 14th, 2016.
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52370
MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
2 PhD Candidates, 1 Research Fellow (Postdoc)
starting 1st of April 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
The Research Group started its work in 2005 and is part of the Department ‘Integration and Conflict.’ It is currently the only group world-wide engaged in long-term comparative research on this particular region of Africa. We look at integration and conflict as interrelated dimensions of social interaction, taking into account the impact and repercussions of specific historical experiences on the societies we study. In this region, as elsewhere in the world, the construction of social relationships involves practices of inclusion and exclusion, which must be studied in relation to people’s own constructions of identity and difference. Our goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the dynamic processes that affect integration and conflict at the local, regional, and (trans)national levels.
Further information can be found on our website: http://www.eth.mpg.de
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The group is open to research (a) in all countries along the Upper Guinea Coast of West Africa (i.e. Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast) and (b) concerning transnational/global connections and interactions involving Upper Guinea Coast societies and people.
The group will work together in Halle/Saale (except when undertaking field or archival research elsewhere, the costs of which will be covered).
Good field research skills (Research Fellow), preparedness to conduct one year of fieldwork (PhD Candidates), the ability to work in a team, communication skills, high proficiency in written and spoken English. Non-German-speaking researchers are encouraged to learn German, especially if there is relevant German literature on their particular research topic. Field research is carried out in the local language. The MPI aims at assisting in language learning.
The Research Fellow will also be expected to assist in the organisational work of the research group.
PhD positions are generally awarded for 3 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions.
The Research Fellow position will be available for 3 years.
The Max Planck Society strives to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages applications. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women.
There is no application form, but applications should include the following standard documentation:
CV, including a list of publications
Project proposal (two to four pages only)
Photocopies of university degrees
Names of 2-3 referees, who may be contacted for confidential references
Please submit your application electronically by 1st of February 2016 following the link for vacancies on our homepage.
Read more: https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/279/Description/2?CompanyID=&lang=eng
12 PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AT BIRKBECK SCHOOL OF ARTS
Deadline: 15 February 2016
Open to: the UK, EU and International students who are applying for a full-time M.Phil/PhD place within the School of Arts
Scholarship: full fee waiver and an annual stipend of GBR 16,057
The School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London offers diverse, innovative, exciting and creative prospectus, from one-day courses to PhDs. Birkbeck School of Arts will award up to 12 fully funded Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships beginning in 2016/17. The competition for these awards will be decided on the basis of academic merit, with the results announced in Spring 2016. Applications are welcomed from candidates wanting to conduct doctoral research in all areas of the following fields in the School of Arts:
English and Humanities;
Theatre and Performance;
French and/or German Comparative Literature and Culture;
Media, Film and Television;
History of Art, Architecture, Photography and Museum Cultures;
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Culture.
Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships are open to Home/EU and International students who are applying for a full-time M.Phil/PhD place within the School of Arts. Applications from Home/EU students for part-time study will also be considered (at an appropriate pro rata rate and extended duration). Please note that in order to apply for funding you must also complete an M.Phil/PhD programme application within the School of Arts. Your programme application must be submitted either before (strongly encouraged) or at the same time as applying for funding.
The Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarship awards will include a full fee waiver capped at the value of the full-time Home/EU rate for M.Phil/PhD degrees (currently GBR 4,052), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently GBR 16,057; pro rata in the case of a part-time award). Scholarships will be tenable for up to three years (subject to satisfactory academic progress) for full-time students, and at an appropriate pro rata rate and extended duration for part-time students.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/12/07/12-phd-scholarships-at-birkbeck-school-of-arts/#ixzz3wTTzyDmA
LSS PHD STUDENTSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AT ASTON UNIVERSITY IN UK, 2016
Aston University is offering fully funded PhD research programme for home/EU and the Overseas applicants commencing in October 2016.
The aim of the university is to create knowledge by identifying new trends and synergies within existing data sets as well as by conducting new research, consultancy and support initiatives.
Aston is a leading university for graduate employment success, ranking consistently in the top 10 for employability for the last 20 years. The university is consistently ranked in the UK’s top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite.
Non-native speakers of English are normally required to satisfy the following minimum : IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.5 in writing and reading and minimum 6.0 in speaking and listening); TOEFL iBT: 93 (minimum 26 in writing, 22 in speaking, 19 in listening, 18 in reading) ; Pearson Academic: 63 (minimum 63 in writing and speaking, and 57 in reading and listening).
Course Level: Scholarships will be available for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships will be awarded in any of the research areas covered by the School.
List of subjects: LSS is a multi-disciplinary research-focused School which brings together researchers in the areas of Languages (French, German, and Spanish), Translation Studies, Politics and International Relations, Sociology and Policy, and English Language.
Scholarship Award: Full scholarship will be provided to the successful applicant to cover the Home/EU fees rate (£4,052 in academic year 2015/6) plus a maintenance grant at the standard AHRC/ESRC rate (currently £14,057) with the corresponding standard increases in subsequent years. Applicants from outside the EU may apply for these studentships but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees (Overseas tuition fees are currently £12,500 in academic year 2015/6 so the difference to pay will be in the region of £8,448 per year).
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:
The successful applicant should have a first class or good upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. They should have, or be near to completing, a postgraduate qualification such as a Masters or equivalent. An overall merit grade with merit in the dissertation is normally required.
Nationality: Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
College Admission Requirement:
Entrance Requirement: The successful applicant should have a first class or good upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area.
English Language/Test requirement: Non-native speakers of English are normally required to satisfy the following minimum :
-IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.5 in writing and reading and minimum 6.0 in speaking and listening)
-TOEFL iBT: 93 (minimum 26 in writing, 22 in speaking, 19 in listening, 18 in reading)
-Pearson Academic: 63 (minimum 63 in writing and speaking, and 57 in reading and listening)
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade B
-Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade A.
Supporting Material: Apply by completing the Postgraduate research applications form including:
-The reference number: R150344
-A substantial outline of applicants proposed research
-2 written references
-Photocopies of their first and Masters degree certificates and a transcript of their grades
-Evidence of an approved English language qualification (if required)
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Form Link
Application Deadline: Applicants can submit the applications on or before 29 February 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/lss-phd-studentships-international-applicants-aston-university-uk/2016/01/04/
VU FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (VUFP) FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN NETHERLANDS, 2016-2017
VU University Amsterdam is pleased to offer fellowships to international students of high academic ability for 2016-2017 entry. Fellowships are awarded to undertake postgraduate degree programme at the university.
University aims to assist students who require financial assistance with fellowships, specifically for overseas students.
VU University Amsterdam is a remarkable university with Christian roots, one which is involved with people and society. It is an open and internationally oriented academic community. It is a university that seeks renewal and which succeeds in making good use of the strength of the variety of academic disciplines, nationalities, ideologies and social convictions that exist in its environment.
The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a merit scholarship programme for strongly motivated students with excellent study results. The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to a master’s programme at VU University Amsterdam are: IELTS: 6.5 – please note that candidates must take the academic test and not the general one!, TOEFL paper-based test: 580, TOEFL Internet-based test: 92-93, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C and Vu-test English-language proficiency: TOEFL ITP.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing masters degree at VU University in Netherlands.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in all subjects offered by VU University.
Scholarship Award: The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands
Eligibility: The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a merit scholarship programme for strongly motivated students with excellent study results. Eligible candidates must be able to prove their academic excellence, and they must be admitted to an English taught Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Students with the Dutch nationality and/or a Dutch degree (given that the Dutch degree is used for admission) are not eligible for admission. Students following a one-year master’s programme may not apply for the VUFP scholarship for a second year. Students already enrolled in a two-year master’s programme who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship in 2015/2016 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship 2016/2017. Only if a student was granted a scholarship from the beginning, then the scholarship can be extended if he/she achieved 80% of the credits. The Faculty VUFP committee will be asked to demonstrate to the Central VUFP committee that these credits have indeed been achieved.
Nationality: International students (who do not have Dutch nationality) are eligible for this VU Fellowship Programme.VU University Amsterdam
Entrance Requirement: Eligible candidates must be able to prove their academic excellence, and they must be admitted to an English taught master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Students with the Dutch nationality and/or a Dutch degree (given that the Dutch degree is used for admission) are not eligible for admission.
Test Requirement: Not Required
English Language Requirements: The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to a master’s programme at VU University Amsterdam are:
-IELTS: 6.5 – please note that candidates must take the academic test and not the General one!
-TOEFL paper-based test: 580
-TOEFL Internet-based test: 92-93
-Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C
-Vu-test English-language proficiency: TOEFL ITP
-Some programmes have higher language proficiency requirements. Please see the webpage of programme for exact language proficiency requirements.
-For TOEFL and IELTS, the test must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which course starts.
-For TOEFL and IELTS, the Test Institute can forward the results directly to our office. The institutional TOEFL code of VU is 7947.
Supporting Material: For VUFP application 3 documents are required:
-Proof of excellence/ GPA
-Curriculum Vitae (CV)
How to Apply: Students register for a master’s programme in Studielink and after that in the VUnet portal. Please note that applicants must have applied for the Master programme before they can apply for the VUFP scholarship. Then submit their VUFP application in VUnet.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 1 February 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/vu-fellowship-programme-netherlands-201314/2013/04/21/
VICTORIA DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW ZEALAND AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2016
Victoria University of Wellington is offering 35 doctoral scholarships for New Zealand and international students. These scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or PhD degree programme.
University’s aim is to provide a learning environment to help students achieve their full potential, but they will also provide support if they have difficulties.
Victoria University has a tradition of fostering strong global links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality.
Victoria’s English language requirements are strict and not negotiable. If student’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of English proficiency before they will be accepted as a PhD candidate. Victoria University of Wellington
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or PhD degree at Victoria University. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in any discipline.
Scholarship Award: Scholarships include a $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees.
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand
Eligibility: -The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll full time for a doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
-The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll full time for a doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.
Nationality: New Zealand and international students can apply for these Victoria Doctoral Scholarships.
College Admission Requirement: To enroll for the PhD student must meet the prescribed academic standard and be accepted by a School.
-Before admission, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree with first or upper second class honours, or a master’s degree at an equivalent standard at a New Zealand university.
-Alternatively, student may enroll initially in a master’s degree and then be allowed to transfer to the PhD.
-In exceptional circumstances; applicant may be permitted to enroll without meeting these criteria if they have extensive relevant experience.
English Language Requirement: Victoria’s English language requirements are strict and not negotiable. If student’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of English proficiency before they will be accepted as a PhD candidate. Requirements are:
-TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; or
-IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
-CAE grade B; or
-a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English proficiency programme test.
International Scholarships for PhD Program, 2016
Supporting Material: All applicants will need to provide:
-a 2000-word sample of their academic writing in English
-copies of their academic transcript/s and degree certificates
-a copy of their Diploma Supplement (applicants from EU countries only)
International students must provide:
-evidence of English language proficiency
-translations of official documents (certified by an accredited translator)
How to Apply: Applications for admission as a PhD student and for Victoria Doctoral Scholarships should be made online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 March 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/victoria-doctoral-scholarships-new-zealand-international-students-new-zealand-2015/2014/07/09/
CALL FOR APPLICATION: GIGA DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME, 2016
German Institute of Global and Area Studies offers a three-year structured programme for young academics, in which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS).
Scholarships are available for international applicants for a doctoral programme.
The GIGA promotes the exchange of and collaboration with researchers and the cooperation with leading institutions at the national and international levels. It is a focal point in relevant research networks. Each year, prominent academics from around the world come to the GIGA, thus strengthening the role of Hamburg and Germany in international research collaboration.
Applicants must an excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the fields of Accountability and Participation, Peace and Security, Growth and Development, and Power and Ideas across multiple levels of analysis.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral programme.
Scholarship Provider: German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Scholarship can be taken at: GIGA’s regional institutes (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East)
Eligibility: Desired qualifications:
– An excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline.
– A project proposal that fits with GIGA’s research programmes. Priority will be given to those projects with a cross-regional or a comparative area studies focus.
– Strong command of the English language.
Scholarship Open for International Students: GIGAGerman applicants can apply for these doctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The GIGA Doctoral Programme invites applications from prospective doctoral students to join the programme on 1 October 2016. We strongly welcome international applications. The application deadline is on 1 March 2016.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? Successful applicants are offered:
-full integration into the research structure of the GIGA,
-an office space,
-(free) courses on methods and some selected substantive themes hosted by the GIGA,
-access to all courses by the Graduate School of the WiSo-Faculty at the University of Hamburg and
-the possibility to apply for additional mobility grants for field work and conference attendance.
Selected students will further be granted a waiver of administrative fees incurring at German universities from which they will receive their degrees. Please state clearly in your application whether you would like to be considered for this fee waiver.
Selection Criteria: The reconciliation of work and family life is of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Please send your complete application by 1 March 2016 (Ref.-No. GIGA-14-09), with the relevant supporting documentation (GIGA DP application form incl. name and contact details of two reference persons, letter of motivation, CV, simple copies of degrees and academic transcripts (BA, Diploma, MA), proof of English language skills, MA thesis or two pieces of scholarly work, a research proposal of 2000 words max., and proof of funding) and send via e-mail and by post (E-Mail applications are particularly welcome. Please check the size of your email. If it exceeds a maximum of 10 MB split your electronic application).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 March 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/call-for-application-giga-doctoral-fellowship-programme-2015/2014/12/26/
RADBOUD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTER’S STUDENTS AT RADBOUD UNIVERSITY IN NETHERLANDS 2016-2017
Radboud University Nijmegen is pleased to offer range of scholarships to students of high academic ability for 2016 entry. International students (non-EEA) are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These are awarded to undertake masters degree program at the university.
The university aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships, specifically for international students. The Radboud Scholarship Programme is very selective and is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at the Radboud University.
There are about 18,000 universities worldwide, with Radboud University ranking among the best of them. Radboud University is a broad, international oriented university that aspires to be one of the best in Europe
Applicants will be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if they have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands and have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands. In order to take part in this programme, they need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based), A IELTS score of 7.0 and Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in following fields of studies: Language and Communication, Historical Studies, Literary Studies, Arts and Visual Culture, Philosophy, Behavioural Science, Artificial Intelligence, Social and Cultural Science: Comparative Research on Societies, Cognitive Neuroscience, Anthropology and Development Studies, Pedagogical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Biology, Medical Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Computing Science, Information Sciences and European Law.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Eligibility: Applicants will only be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if you
-hold a non-EU/EEA passport
-are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
-you have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands and have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands
-have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme as stated in the formal letter of admission
-are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
-are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (non-EEA) can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a select number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. The Radboud Scholarship Programme is very selective and is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Master’s degree programme at Radboud University.
What does it cover? The scholarship is not an amount of money that you will receive in your bank account, but consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. For example: a grant holder in 2014/2015 will pay a tuition fee of only € 1,906, instead of € 9,570 or € 10,537. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance. This amounts to about € 700.
Selection Criteria: From the eligible candidates the Radboud Scholarship holders will be selected based on the following criteria:
-Talent: this means that you must have outstanding study results in your present field of study
-You are expected to be a promising student in your desired field of study at Radboud University
-Proven academic quality and good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publication
-Quality of the recommendations in the two letters of recommendation
-Motivation: based on your motivation letter
Notification: The faculty selects the grant recipients. You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Radboud Scholarship before the end of May 2016.
How to Apply: The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate procedure for the scholarship. You apply for a Radboud Scholarship by indicating during your application for admission that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two recommendation letters and a curriculum vitae.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 April 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/radboud-scholarships-at-radboud-university-nijmejen-netherlands-2013/2012/10/06/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House
The Global Innovations Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship program, which will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Global Innovations Institute is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s new university-wide hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. Perry World House will connect Penn to the international policy world through research, student engagement, and public programming, bringing the university’s intellectual resources to bear on the urgent global challenges of the 21st century.
Applications are welcomed from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last two years, or who expect to complete their degree by June 2016. We hope to bring 3-4 postdoctoral fellows to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are seeking excellent scholars from a variety of disciplines who are interested in interdisciplinary outreach and who work on policy relevant topics. Moreover, we are particularly interested in applicants studying important global issues in the following thematic areas, which are a priority for Perry World House:
Evolving Global Dynamics: Conflict, Cooperation, Culture, and Technology
Urbanization, Migration, and Demography
Religion, Politics, and Society
Postdoctoral fellows at the Global Innovations Institute will pursue their own research as well as participate in the intellectual life of the Global Innovations Institute and Perry World House. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation during the academic year and attend regularly scheduled seminars. The position pays a stipend of $47,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance. Perry World House will also introduce each postdoctoral fellow to related faculty and leaders of centers and institutes at the University of Pennsylvania.
The University of Pennsylvania is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse community at Penn (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2016. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by that date.
To apply, send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52337
University of Texas - Austin, Clements Center for National Security
The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications from recent PhD recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
Applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on American foreign and defense policy or international security are welcome to apply, but strong preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component (ancient or modern). Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. In some cases Fellows will be welcome to teach a course at the University of Texas. Each appointment is for one year, and in exceptional cases may be considered for renewal for a second year.
Applicants should visit the Clements Center’s website for complete application instructions (see http://goo.gl/dPqilM). Applications are due no later than March 1, 2016. Note that applicants are required to have received their doctorate by August 15, 2016, the date the Postdoctoral Fellowship will commence.
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52306
GRINNELL COLLEGE, PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES PROGRAM
Two-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Position (Start Fall 2016)
GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Peace and Conflict Studies Program invites applications for a two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow appointment in Peace and Conflict Studies with affiliation in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science and/or Religious Studies beginning Fall 2016. Applicants must have received their PhD no earlier than August 2013 and no later than August 2016 in one of the above fields. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights. The teaching load is one course a semester for two years.
Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 1, 2016. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), [a syllabus for an introductory conflict analysis course or an introduction to peace and conflict studies and an advanced course in applicant's area of specialization, and provide email addresses for three references.
Grinnell College is committed to providing a safe and inclusive educational and work environment for all College community members, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52354
UCL POSTDOCTORAL HOOVER FELLOWSHIPS IN BELGIUM, 2016-2017
The Catholic University of Louvain is pleased to announce Postdoctoral Hoover Fellowships to scholars wishing to spend part of the academic year 2016-17 at Louvain’s Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).
The Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics aims to stimulate ethical reflection in the research and teaching of the Faculty of economic, social and political sciences of the Catholic University of Louvain and to contribute to a clear and well informed public debate about the ethical issues that arise in our society in the various areas covered by the Faculty’s disciplines.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): at least 575 on the Paper-based Test (PBT) or 90 on the Internet-based Test (IBT) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS): an overall band IELTS score of at least 6.5, and no section below 5.5.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for research program.
Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in Economic and Social Ethics.
Scholarship Award: One full Hoover fellowship is of EUR 2000 per month (plus social security contributions) for a duration of three months;
-Several honorary Hoover fellowships for a duration of one to six months with a contribution to housing and travelling costs of up to EUR 500 per month.
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium
Eligibility: Candidates must be scholars from outside Belgium, who hold a doctorate or possess equivalent qualifications and are active in the field of economic or social ethics broadly conceived. Candidates for a full fellowship must have no professional income from other sources in the period concerned.
Nationality: International students can apply for these fellowships.
English Language Requirements: University requires the following minimum scores for the TOELF and IELTS results:
-Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): at least 575 on the Paper-based Test (PBT) or 90 on the Internet-based Test (IBT).
-International English Language Testing System (IELTS): an overall band IELTS score of at least 6.5, and no section below 5.5.
-A test deemed equivalent by the AFEPA Management Board (if applicants want to submit test results oither than from the TOEFL or IELTS tests please obtain the university confirmation of that particular test prior to sending their application package).
Supporting Material: The required components for complete application packet are as follows:-
-a letter (in French or English) stating briefly
-applicants’ current research interests, and in particular what they intend working on during their stay;
-applicants’ preferences as to the length and timing of their stay (between September and May);
-the names, institutions, positions and e-mail addresses of at least two referees to whom a reference letter could be asked if we find it necessary;
-a detailed Curriculum Vitae
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted by e-mail.
Application Deadline: The deadline for application is 29th February 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/ucl-postdoctoral-hoover-fellowship-in-economic-social-ethics-belgium/2015/12/29/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHINA, 2016-2017
Ministry of Education of P.R. China is pleased to offer scholarships for international students in 2016-2017 academic session. Scholarships will be awarded to undertake doctoral, masters, undergraduate, general scholar program and senior scholar program .
In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities.
The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution with legal person status affiliated with the Ministry of Education. The objective of the CSC is to provide, in accordance with the law, statutes and relevant principles and policies of China, financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to the foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries
Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. They should meet the language requirements of the higher education institutions. General English language requirements for English-instructed programs and Chinese-instructed programs are different.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for students, teachers and scholars to pursue degrees at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) or non-degree studies and to conduct research in China.
Study Subject(s): 279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Law, Economics, Management, Education, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, History, and Fine Arts for scholarship winners at all levels.
Scholarship Award: Full Scholarship covers:
-Tuition waiver; Tuition funds will be comprehensively used by the host university. It may cover scholarship students’ education, administration costs and expenditures to support student activities.
–Accommodation: free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy;
-If the host university requires students to live on campus, the university will accommodate scholarship students in university dormitory (usually twin room); if the host university permits students to live off campus, the university will provide monthly/quarterly accommodation subsidy:
-undergraduate students/master’s students/general scholars: CNY 700 per month;
-doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 1000 per month.
-undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month;
-master’s students / general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month;
-doctoral students / senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.
-Within the scholarship duration, registered scholarship students will receive stipend from their host university month by month.
-Students registering before the 15th of the month (the 15th included) will receive full stipend of that month. Those who register after the 15th of the month will receive half stipend of that month.
-If registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days (school holidays excluded), his stipend will be stopped during his leaving.
Partial Scholarship covers: One or some items of the full scholarship.
Scholarship can be taken at: China
-Chinese Government Scholarship supports international students, teachers and scholars to pursue degrees at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) or non-degree studies and to conduct research in China.
-279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Law, Economics, Management, Education, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, History, and Fine Arts for scholarship winners at all levels.
Nationality: International students (non-Chinese citizens) can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement:
Entrance Requirement: Chinese Government Scholarship supports international students, teachers and scholars to pursue degrees at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) or non-degree studies and to conduct research in China.
Test Requirement: Not Required
English Language Requirements: General Chinese Language requirements for application to Chinese-instructed program
-Old HSK6 (or new HSK5)or above is required for application of liberal arts, economics and management majored students.
-Old HSK3 (or new HSK4) or above is required for application of science, engineering and medical science majored students.
-For details please refer to requirements published by the university.
General English language requirements for application to English-instructed programs:
-Free English Language testing for students from English speaking countries.
-Free English Language testing for students from countries in which English is the major teaching language on condition that the relevant proof documents were provided.
-TOEFL 550, IELTS 5.5 or Pass university’s entrance examination.
-For details please refer to requirements published by the university.
Supporting Material: Generally, applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicate).
-Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English)
-Notarized highest diploma
-A study plan or research proposal
-Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works. Applicants for the fine arts programs must submit a CD of the applicants’ own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works)
-Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.
-Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form ( valid for 6 months).
-Applicants with the Pre-admission Letter/Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.
-Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose the photocopy of it in the application package.
The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate) in order. No application documents will be returned.
How to Apply:
-Please select the program Chinese Government Scholarships.
-The item apply for refers to the program applicant want to study rather than the degree they have already held.
-Majors should be one of the existing majors offered by Chinese universities and be based on applicant actual educational background. A nonexistent or improper major input will affect applicants application result.
-Preference of Institutions must be chosen from 279 Chinese universities designated by MOE. Any institution beyond the list will not be available for recruitment.
-Duration of the Major Study should match the program applicants apply for. Please check introductions to each program for the specific schooling period.
-Submitted applications can be retrieved for revision. Once retrieved, the previously submitted application becomes invalid. Therefore, revised application should be submitted one more time.
Online Application: Yes
Application Deadline: The application opens between January and early April. Applicants should apply and send the required documents to the application receiving agencies before the deadline.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/chinese-government-scholarships-for-international-students-in-china-2013/2013/02/08/
RACHEL CARSON CENTER FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS IN GERMANY, 2016
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is inviting applications for its 2016–17 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The fellowship program is designed to bring excellent scholars together who are working in environmental history and related disciplines.
The Center’s is to advance research and discussion concerning the inter-relationship between humans and nature. They contribute to public and scholarly debates about past transformations and future challenges in environment and society.
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is an international, interdisciplinary center for research and education in the environmental humanities and social sciences. A nonprofit institution, the RCC was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Deutsches Museum, with the generous support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Course Level: The fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines.
Study Subject: These are writing fellowships. Fellows are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major research project, to attend the weekly lunchtime colloquium and to present their research at the center.
Applicants’ research and writing should ideally pertain to the central theme of the RCC -transformations in environment and society.
Scholarship Award: Fellowship stipends are negotiated individually and depend upon a variety of factors, including applicants current salary level
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: The center awards fellowships to post-doctoral scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines.
Nationality: Scholars from around the world are eligible for these writing fellowships.
Supporting Material: The application should discuss the special research topic “transformation in environment and society” in the project description or the cover letter and should include the following:
-cover letter (750 words maximum)
-curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
-project description (1,000 words maximum)
-research schedule for the fellowship period (300 words maximum)
-names and contact information for three scholars as referees
How to Apply: All applications for 2016-17 fellowships must be made via the RCC’s online portal.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 31st January 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/rachel-carson-center-fellowships-for-international-scholars-in-germany/2016/01/02/
CONFERENCES, SUMMER SCHOOLS / КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ, ЛЕТНИЕ ШКОЛЫ
SUMMER UNIVERSITY 2016
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
This year's topics:
—Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe
—Alternative Dispute Resolution Summer School
—Constitution-building in Africa
—Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring SDGs
—In the Labyrinth of National Identity: Russia and Europe
—Green Industry: Pathways Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development
—Low Dimensional Topology
—Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction
—Matter, Mind and Consciousness
—Innovative Financing for Education: Arguments, Options and Implications
—Screened Memories: Historical Narratives and Contemporary Visual Culture
—Strategic Human Rights Litigation
—The Political Psychology of Populism
—Summer Institute on Program Evaluation
—Understanding Communication and Understanding Minds: The Role of Metarepresentation
—The Precautionary Principle: Governance of Innovation and Innovations in Governance
—What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West
Read more: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/