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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
2 PHD POSITIONS IN SOCIOLOGY PROJECT "POSTSECULAR CONFLICTS"
University of Innsbruck
Successful candidates will conduct qualitative sociological research in the context of an interdisciplinary research project and will write their dissertations in sociology.
Controversies over questions such as gender equality, bioethics, and the role of religion in society have shown a disruptive potential across many societies. They have also become the subject of transnational political contestation. The "Postsecular Conflicts" project will study such debates between liberal and conservative political and religious actors over moral and religious issues in international institutions such as the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and forums of inter-religious dialogue.
The doctoral students in this project will do qualitative sociological research in the field under the supervision of the principal investigator and will write a dissertation congruent with the project’s aims.
Nr of positions available : 2
Sociology - Sociology of religion
Anthropology - Social anthropology
Political sciences - Governance
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Earliest start date: 01.05.2016
Latest start date: 01.09.2016
Duration: 4 years (not renewable).
Salary: ca. 28.300,00 € per year
Comment/web site for additional job details
- CV with list of publications
- Motivation letter
- 1 letter of recommendation by university professor (in English or Russian)
- 1 writing sample not exceeding 15 pages (in English)
Read more: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/34052203
DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT THE MAX PLANCK-SCIENCES
Deadline: 15 March 2016
Open to: international students with Master’s degree in sociology or political science, with additional training in related field such as economics, history, management, or philosophy
Fellowship: EUR 2,188 EUR / month gross salary, about EUR 1,600 net
Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies invites applications for doctoral fellowships. The recipients of the PhD fellowship will have to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in sociology or political science of Sciences Po in Paris. The thesis project should be linked to MaxPo’s research program focused on coping with instability in market societies and the interests of the two research group leaders. The research themes should be located in economic sociology, political economy, economic or political history and can include:
Political, social and economic futures, forms of calculation, narration and futurity in the making of the economy, concepts of sustainability and (in) stability, austerity politics;
Sociology of financial markets, labor markets and inequality, the political and social consequences of economic crises.
The candidate has to hold a master’s degree (or equivalent);
Have received training in the following disciplines: sociology or political science, with additional training in related field such as economics, history, management, or philosophy;
Should have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods;
There is no nationality requirement;
A firm command of English and working knowledge of French or German are required.
Fellowship amount and duration:
EUR 2,188 per month gross salary, about EUR 1,600 net;
Three-year contract starting on October 2016;
12-week period of administrative service to MaxPo, preferably in the first year of the fellowship (to be negotiated with the PhD advisor);
A one-semester research stay at the MPIfG in Cologne, preferably during the third year.
How to apply?
The mode of application is online. Required documents (to be compiled into one PDF):
A transcript of records;
A cover letter briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and discussing the themes that interest you (2 pages maximum);
A thesis project (5,000 words maximum);
An abstract summarizing the thesis project;
A writing sample (such as an article, a thesis, or a term paper);
If possible, we strongly encourage you to obtain one or more letters of recommendation (a letter from your MA advisor would be especially useful).
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2016/01/18/doctoral-fellowship-max-planck-sciences/#ixzz3xwfNL9iy
FULL DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS AT CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
Deadline: February 4, 2016
Open to: students with a Master’s degree in a related field
Scholarship: tuition, medical insurance and around EUR 700/month
Central European University in Budapest, Hungary is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems. It is accredited in both the United States and Hungary, and offers English-language Master’s and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, management and public policy.
2015/2016 admissions to the following doctoral programs are now open:
1. PhD in:
Comparative Gender Studies
Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Mathematics and its Applications
Political Science (Political Science, International Relations track, Specialization in Nationalism Studies)
Sociology and Social Anthropology
Philosophy in Network Science
2. Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD) giving students an opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in law with a combination of independent research and coursework.
CEU doctoral programs normally take between three and six years to complete. CEU offers a competitive package to aid students on doctoral programs. Applicants to a CEU doctoral program are automatically considered for a Full Doctoral Fellowship. Students admitted to CEU doctoral degree programs are eligible to receive the Full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years.
have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education,
not be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education,
demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting standardized English language test scores, e.g., the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other substitute tests
The full doctoral scholarship covers tuition and medical insurance. In addition, full fellowship recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of HUF 220,000 ( EUR 700) calculated to cover educational and accommodation costs (Economics PhD students receive a monthly stipend of HUF 250,000 – EUR 800). Students need to budget additionally for travel, recreation, and incidentals, which can vary with the individual.
For full PhD please go HERE.
General Admission Requirements
Complete online application available HERE;
MA/MS/LLM degree for doctoral applicants;
Proof of English proficiency;
Letters of recommendation;
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/10/13/full-doctoral-scholarships-at-central-european-university/#ixzz3xwnEaQID
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/#ixzz3xwnUURm5
DOCTORAL POSITION AT IOS REGENSBURG
Deadline: 31 January 2016
Open to: applicants with an excellent Master degree in history, social anthropology, sociology or a cognate discipline proficient in Polish or Croatian
Scholarship: pay level TVL‐E 13, 65%
The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg (Germany) invites applications for the open position in the research project Transformations from Below: Shipyards and Labor Relations in the Uljanik (Croatia) and Gdynia (Poland) Shipyards since the 1980s. The project’s major objective is to historicize transformation from socialism to market economies and to explain it from a perspective “from below.” For that purpose, the project will explore changes in labour relations and shop ‐ floor practices in two shipyards, in Gdynia (Poland) and Pula (Yugoslavia/Croatia), in comparison.
For the completion of the project team, IOS Regensbur wants to recruit a PhD student/junior researcher. The doctoral project will concentrate on the economic development of one or ideally both of the shipyards since around 1980 and on the role of trade unions therein. The project shall also produce a database including the main economic and social indicators of the development of the two enterprises. The tasks of the doctoral researcher/junior researcher are the following:
Conducting a research project on one or both shipyards, typically leading to a doctorate;
Contributing to the activities of the research group;
Presentation and publication of research results;
Organization of scientific events;
Participation in knowledge transfer measures.
All candidates should meet following requirements:
An excellent Master degree in history, social anthropology, sociology or a cognate discipline;
Proficiency either in Polish or Croatian; knowledge of the other language is an asset;
Excellent command of English; knowledge of German is an asset.
The position is a 65% part time position, remunerated according to the Public Service Salary Scale of the States (TV ‐ L), pay level E13. The final salary level depends on previous work experience.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016. To apply please fill in the online application form HERE. Following documents must be included:
Lists of publications and presentations, and of teaching experience (if applicable);
Summary of the master thesis (5 pages max.);
Names of two references.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/12/11/doctoral-position-at-ios-regensburg/#ixzz3xwniKbFj
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL PHD STUDENTS IN GERMANY, 2016
The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards research grants for young scientists and researchers (PhD students and postdocs) from home and abroad. Fellowship is available for research stay in Mainz beginning in July 2016 or later.
IEG in Mainz is a non-university research institute a non-profit organization for the promotion of science. It is an independent research institute and since 2012 a member of the Leibniz Association. Its mission is the scientific study of European history.
The IEG awards fellowships for international junior researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to the 20th century, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.
Applicants must already have a degree in history, theology or another historical subject and should not have pursued their PhD project for more than three years when taking up the fellowship.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue individual PhD project.
Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in History, Theology and other historical subjects.
Scholarship Award: Funding is currently € 1200/month. Research fellows live and work for between 6 and 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual PhD project. They are also invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG, according to their particular fields of interest. The IEG’s specialised library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available for their research.
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any nationality. Applicants must already have a degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhD project for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. PhD theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities. Fellows are required to register officially as residents in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. They should have a sufficient command of German in order to participate in discussions at the Institute. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG scholarship.
Nationality: German and international applicants can apply for these research fellowships.
Supporting Material: Please attach (as one file) the application form including
-Curriculum vitae and (if applicable) a list of publications (PDF)
-brief description of the PhD thesis (5 pages, up to 1500 words) (PDF)
-structure of the PhD thesis, detailed working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (PDF)
-Copies of university transcripts (PDF)
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted by e-mail.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/research-fellowships-international-phd-students-germany/2016/01/16/
MAX PLANCK SCIENCES PO CENTER DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN FRANCE, 2016
Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with instability in Market Societies invites applications for doctoral fellowships. Candidates of any nationality can apply for this doctoral fellowship.
Sciences Po is an international research university and is among the best in the humanities and social sciences.
In order to be eligible a firm command of English and working knowledge of French or German are required.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded mainly in the field of Sociology or Political Science.
List of subjects: The research themes should be located in economic sociology, political economy, economic or political history and can include: Political, social and economic futures, forms of calculation, narration and futurity in the making of the economy, concepts of sustainability and (in) stability, austerity politics.
-Sociology of financial markets, labor markets and inequality, the political and social consequences of economic crises.
Scholarship Award: Fellowship amount and duration: € 2,188 / month (gross salary, about 1,600€ net); three-year contract starting on October 2016; 12-week period of administrative service to MaxPo, preferably in the first year of the fellowship (to be negotiated with the PhD advisor); a one-semester research stay at the MPIfG in Cologne, preferably during the third year.
Scholarship can be taken at: France (Paris)
Eligibility: The candidate will hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have received training in the following disciplines: sociology or political science, with additional training in related field such as economics, history, management, or philosophy. S/he should have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods. There is no nationality requirement. However, a firm command of English and working knowledge of French or German are required.
Nationality: Candidates of any nationality can apply for this doctoral fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: The PhD application is open to students with a Master’s degree, a postgraduate degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies – DEA) or an equivalent degree. There must be a fit between the candidate’s university studies and the discipline of the requested doctoral programme. For the record, the IEP awards PhDs in law, history, political science, economics, and sociology.
English language Requirements: A firm command of English and working knowledge of French or German are required.
France Scholarships for International Students, 2016
Supporting Material: Required documents (to be compiled into one PDF):
-a transcript of records
-a cover letter briefly describing applicants intellectual trajectory so far and discussing the themes that interest them (2 pages maximum)
-a thesis project (5,000 words maximum)
-an abstract summarizing the thesis project
-a writing sample (such as an article, a thesis, or a term paper)
-if possible, they strongly encourage applicants to obtain one or more letters of recommendation (a letter from their MA advisor would be especially useful).
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Deadline: Applications are to be submitted by 15th March 2016. Final decisions will be made by mid-April 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/doctoral-fellowship-international-applicants-max-planck-sciences-po-center/2016/01/11/
LPS PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AT UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX IN UK, 2016-2017
Applications are invited from suitably qualified overseas students to take up new PhD studentship opportunities. Scholarships are available in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex in UK.
University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.
The goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life.
All teaching at Sussex is in the English language and applicants must therefore be sufficiently fluent in English to be able to benefit from their education. If applicant’s first language is not English, or they have not recently completed a degree in an English-speaking country, they will normally be expected to have passed an appropriate test in English, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), successfully pass applicants pre-sessional English course, or have a qualification that confirms their English level.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD research programme at University of Sussex, UK.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Law, Politics and sociology.
List of Subjects: The School is home to national and international expertise and keen to encourage applications in the areas: Law-Environmental law, Commercial law, corporate governance and social responsibility, Criminal law and criminal justice, International criminal law, International investment law, Media law, Human rights law, Islamic law, European law, Biodiversity and law, financial law, Intellectual property law and Internet law.
Politics– European politics, International comparative politics, Comparative public policy, Representative and party politics, British politics, Migration politics and policy and Politics of corruption.
Sociology– Criminal justice, Violence and transgression, Childhood, Generation and new ageing populations, Care, Gender politics, Body and inequalities, Health, medicine, science and technology, Surveillance, Migration and human rights, Identity and everyday life, Social theory and Political sociology and alternative societies.
Scholarship Award: Scholarships, in the form of full fee waivers, are available from September 2016 for a period of three years. There may also be an exceptional stipend of approximately £14,500 awarded to the best PhD applicant in the School.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: In order to apply for scholarship, applicants must follow the given criteria:
University welcomes applications for postgraduate study from across the UK, the rest of Europe and the wider world. Each course listed at Postgraduate study lists academic entry requirements for the postgraduate courses, along with our English language requirements for non-native English. Postgraduate applicants are normally expected to meet the following general entrance requirements:
-for research degrees (eg MPhil and PhD): normally an upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or other professional qualification or experience of equivalent standing. For research courses in the arts or social sciences, normally also a Masters degree
-for taught degrees (eg MA or MSc): normally at least an upper second-class (or, in some subjects, a lower second-class) undergraduate honours degree or other professional qualification or experience of equivalent standing
for both research and taught degrees: all non-native English speakers will also need to provide evidence of suitable English language ability. English language requirements are listed with each course at Postgraduate study.
Nationality: Overseas applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: In order to be eligible applicants must have the following requirements: for research degrees (eg MPhil and PhD): normally an upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or other professional qualification or experience of equivalent standing and for taught degrees (eg MA or MSc): normally at least an upper second-class (or, in some subjects, a lower second-class) undergraduate honours degree or other professional qualification or experience of equivalent standing for both research and taught degrees: all non-native English speakers will also need to provide evidence of suitable English language ability.
English Language Requirement: All teaching at Sussex is in the English language and applicants must therefore be sufficiently fluent in English to be able to benefit from their education. If applicant’s first language is not English, or they have not recently completed a degree in an English-speaking country, they will normally be expected to have passed an appropriate test in English, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), successfully pass applicants Pre-sessional English course, or have a qualification that confirms their English level. If applicant do not have evidence of appropriate English language ability at the point when applicants apply, this will normally form part of the conditions of any offer.
-IELTS- There are three different levels of English required for postgraduate study at Sussex, depending on their chosen course. In terms of IELTS, the standard requirement is IELTS 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each section. However, for some degrees there is a higher-level requirement of IELTS 7.0 overall, with not less than 6.5 in each section and, for courses in mathematics and physics, a lower requirement of IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in each section. The detail of which English language level is required is listed for each course at Postgraduate study, given in terms of IELTS scores. Please check carefully to ensure they know the level of English required for their chosen degree.
Supporting Material: The online application to Sussex allows applicants to apply for up to three different courses. In reviewing their application, university takes into account the following:
-applicant’s academic qualifications (both those already completed and those for which they are still studying). If applicants transcript or degree certificate is not in English, they must also submit a certified English translation of the documents
-relevant work experience and professional qualifications (if appropriate)
-applicants personal statement, setting out their academic interests and reasons for applying
-academic reference(s): at least one if applicants are applying for a taught course or at least two for research applications
-where appropriate, proof of English language ability.
How to Apply: To submit this application form, please email to Lindsey Allen-Cavell (Research and Enterprise Co-ordinator) at laa29-at-sussex.ac.uk.
Application Form Link
Application Deadline: To apply, applicants must have submitted an official online application for a place to study for the relevant PhD course at Sussex by 14 March 2016. The deadline for receipt of completed scholarship application forms is 9 May 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/ap-2016-2017-lps-phd-scholarships-at-university-of-sussex-in-uk/2016/01/09/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
HUNT POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS IN USA, 2016
Wenner-Gren Foundation offers 100 Hunt postdoctoral fellowships for international scholars in the 2016-2017 academic session. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research.
By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world. Located in New York City. The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals – to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity’s biological and cultural origins, development and variation, to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology, and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application. IELTS score must be minimum IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test.
Course Level: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research.
Study Subject(s): The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
Scholarship Award: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000).
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: In order to apply for this scholarship applicants must satisfy all of the following conditions:
– Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application.
– Applicants must have received a PhD or equivalent within ten years of the application deadline.
– Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation although preference is given to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position.
– The Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support a continuous period of full-time academic writing. The research that forms the basis of the writing project is expected to be completed at the time of application. In special circumstances and with prior approval of the Foundation, recipients may use part of their stipend for a minor research component if necessary to complete their proposed publication/s. No research funds in addition to the basic stipend are available as part of the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship.
– The fellowship may be used to support the preparation of a book or monograph manuscript, journal articles, book chapters, or a combination of these forms of publication.
– The Foundation cannot accept an application from a prior grantee unless all requirements of a previous grant have been completed. Please contact the Foundation for more information if this situation applies.
– Prior recipients of Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship for a different writing project.
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted only twice. A resubmission statement explaining how the application is different from the prior application and how the referees’ comments have been addressed must accompany resubmitted applications.
Nationality: Citizens of any nationality can apply for these Hunt postdoctoral fellowships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: The following are ways in which applicant can satisfy the language proficiency requirement:
–TOEFL: A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper exam (code #2660)
-IELTS: A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test
-SAT: Score of 530 or higher on the critical reading section (code #2660)
-ACT: Score of 24 or higher on the English section (code #3656)
-IGCSE: Score of A, B, or C on the English language exam
-International Baccalaureate (IB): Score of 5 or higher on the English Language & Literature (SL/HL) exam
Supporting Material: The Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship application asks for the following categories of information:
-General information about themself and the project
-An Abstract of their writing project. If their application is successful, this abstract will appear on the Foundation’s website. Please make sure your abstract is written in a style that is clearly understandable to a non-specialist
-The answers to four project description questions. Applicants are advised to read the questions and instructions carefully as they develop their answers
-A resubmission statement if the current application is a resubmission of a previously declined application.
-A bibliography relevant to their proposed project
-A curriculum vitae
Special documentation is required for research projects located in the following countries where US Government sanctions are in place: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. This documentation is not required at the stage of application, but must be submitted to the Foundation before grant funds are disbursed to successful applicants. Do not send any other material, such as letters of recommendation, computer disks, manuscripts, publications, photographs, or recordings to the Foundation in support of their application. This material will not be used in the review process and cannot be returned.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit their applications using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships-for-international-student-in-usa-2013/2012/10/08/
Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships for International Applicants in Germany, 2016
Applications are invited for Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships from outstanding postdoctoral fellows from around the world to to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany.
The Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship programme is jointly carried out by the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, the opportunity to conduct research at a Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany.
The Leibniz Association connects 88 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance.
The DAAD is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding.
Course Level: Fellowship is awarded for postdocs to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany.
Study Subject(s): Leibniz-DAAD research fellows can undertake their research at the 88 Leibniz institutes.
List of Subjects: Humanities and Education, Economics, Social and Spatial Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences and Environmental Sciences
Scholarship Award: Fellowships can be awarded for 12 months and include:
-a monthly installment of €2,000,
-a combined health, accident and personal liability insurance in Germany,
-a research allowance of €460 per annum and
-a two-months German language course in Germany (if desired)
Scholarship Provider: Leibniz Association and the DAAD
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany (Leibniz Institute)
Eligibility: At the time of application (date of signing of the application form) applicants for a Leibniz DAAD Research Fellowship must neither hold German nationality nor have resided in Germany for more than six months. Applicants should:
-be able to prove their outstanding academic or research achievements,
-have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent qualification (no more than two years should have passed since graduation) and
-have excellent knowledge of English.
Nationality: Fellowship is open for international applicants.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must neither hold German nationality nor have resided in Germany for the last 6 months before the application deadline.
English Language Requirement: Applicants require copy of English language skills certification (e.g. TOEFL 550/213/80, IELTS: 6.0) not more than five years old.
Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2016
Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD online portal:
-Online application form (available in the portal)
-Cover page (available in the portal)
-List of publications;
-Description of the research project (max. 3 pages);
-Detailed work plan and timeline (max. 1 page);
-Abstract of the doctoral thesis (max. 3 pages);
-Copy of the Master degree certificate;
-University certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s) of the Master and the PhD studies (transcripts of records), incl. explanation of grading system;
-Officially recognized English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or confirmation of the English language skills by a university teacher of the applicant´s own choice.
-This does not apply to applicants whose mother tongue is English.
Documents to be sent to the DAAD application address by post:
-One copy of the “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed;
-Two letters of recommendation, which should be written by scholars of the applicant´s own choice: The form of the letter of recommendation has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section “Request reference” after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by email to their referees (senior academics) and ask for the completed reference form to be sent to the application address in Bonn in a sealed envelope. References are confidential and should not be read by the applicant.
How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16 March, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/leibniz-daad-fellowships-international-applicants-germany-2015/2015/01/10/
NEWTON INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN UK, 2016-2017
The British Academy and the Royal Society are pleased to offer 40 Newton international fellowships to researchers of high academic ability for 2016-2017 entry. Scholarship is awarded to undertake postdoctoral research programme at UK research institutions.
The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions. The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.
The Newton International Fellowships Scheme was established in 2008 to select the very best early stage postdoctoral researchers. From 2015 additional Fellowships are supported through the Newton Fund specifically for applicants from Newton Fund partner countries; this new initiative aims to develop long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries through building research and innovation capacity, and forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment. Newton Fund countries include Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey.
Applicants must hold a PhD, or expect to obtain their PhD by the time funding starts, and should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry). 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.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme at any UK university or public research institute.
Study Subject(s): The Fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities.
Scholarship Award: Funding will consist of the following: £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (tax exempt), up to £8,000 per annum for research expenses and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses in year one only.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines:
-Applicants must hold a PhD, or expect to obtain their PhD by the time funding starts, and should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry). -Additionally, applicants should not hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the point of application. Applicants must have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host researcher
Nationality: International students (except UK) can apply for these fellowships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a PhD, or expect to obtain their PhD by the time funding starts, and should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry).
Test Requirement: Not Known
English Language Requirements: 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.
Supporting Material: Applicants should:
-Include all relevant information and supporting arguments in the application. The application stands alone and there is no opportunity for reconsideration on further evidence after assessments have been made.
-Observe the assessment criteria to ensure applicants are providing the necessary information to show how their application meets these.
-Present application clearly; evidence of good planning, financial responsibility and measurable outcomes can be as important as excellent research.
-Save information entered on e-GAP2 as proceed: yapplicants may be automatically logged out after a long period of inactivity and any unsaved information will be lost.
-Print a copy of application and check that no information is omitted before submitting: once submitted applicants will not be able to edit their application without asking approve.
How to Apply: Applications for all Newton International Fellowships should be made online through the Royal Society’s Electronic Grant Application and Processing system.
Royal Society’s Electronic Grant Application
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 9th March 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/newton-international-fellowships-postdoctoral-researchers-uk-201415/2014/01/17/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
VISEGRAD SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
Deadline: 1 March 2016
Open to: any legal entity or natural person worldwide
Grants: up to EUR 6,000
Applicants are invited to submit their applications for Visegrad Small Grants program that serves as a facilitator of shorter-term (up to 6 months), smaller-scale projects and is also suitable to provide seed funding and networking opportunities for future bigger scale projects. Any original proposal could be granted support provided it links individuals or institutions from at least 3 V4 countries and develops project activities in the fields of culture, science and research, education, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation (bi-/trilateral projects possible), and tourism promotion.
Any legal entity or natural person worldwide is eligible for funding. However preferences are given to applicants from non-governmental and non-profit organizations, municipalities and local governments, public schools and universities, research and scientific bodies and public institutions in general with the exception of organizations directly funded from state budgets.
It is compulsory to secure participation of subjects from at least three different V4 countries (an organizer and at least two project partners).
Maximum contribution for each Small Grant project is EUR 6,000.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 1 March 2016. To get information about the whole application process please read the Grant Guidelines.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/12/10/visegrad-small-grants-program/#ixzz3xwtRiESG
DANISH GOVERNMENT LONG-TERM SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN DENMARK, 2016-2017
Danish Government is now accepting applications for Long-Term scholarships in 2016-17 academic year. Scholarships are only available to master’s and PhD-level students. However, bachelor’s degree students wishing to study Danish language and literature can also apply if they have studied the Danish language for two years.
The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements are aimed at highly qualified exchange students wishing to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.
The Ministry aims to create knowledge, growth and welfare in Denmark as it takes its place in an increasingly globalised world. The Ministry’s vision is to create the best possible conditions for research, study and innovation in Europe.
Scholarships are only available to master’s and PhD-level students. Some universities have other requirements regarding proof of proficiency in English, such as the TOEFL test or IELTS test. Please ask the Danish university where they wish to study about requirements and enclose the applicable documentation in their application. The Certificate of Proficiency in English, TOEFL test, or IELTS test should be filled out and signed by the relevant authority or language school at the institution in their home country.
Course Level: Scholarships are only available to master’s and PhD-level students. However, bachelor’s degree students wishing to study Danish language and literature can also apply if they have studied the Danish language for two years.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are aimed at highly qualified exchange students wishing to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.
Scholarship Award: Scholarships include free tuition and a monthly stipend of DKK 6,500. Danish Government Scholarships of DKK 6,500 must be used to cover travel, visa, accomodation, food, and other living expenses. Students receiving a Danish Government scholarship, applicants do not have to pay tuition. The scholarships are for one person only. Additional amounts for accompanying family members are not available. As a general rule, scholarships are tax-free in Denmark. However, as there are exceptions to this rule, scholarship recipients should contact local tax authorities for an individual assessment. If the Danish authorities decides that a scholarship recipient must pay tax, the Danish Agency for Higher Education has no power to overturn the decision.
Scholarship can be taken at: Denmark
Eligibility: To be eligible for these scholarships applicants must:
Scholarships are only available to master’s and PhD-level students. However, bachelor’s degree students wishing to study Danish language and literature can also apply if they have studied the Danish language for two years. Scholarships are offered to exchange students and young research scientists from higher education institutions in the following countries: China, Japan, Israel, Egypt and Russia.
Nationality: Students from China, Japan, Israel, Egypt and Russia can apply for these Danish Government scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Scholarships are only available to master’s and PhD-level students.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Some universities have other requirements regarding proof of proficiency in English, such as the TOEFL test or IELTS test. Please ask the Danish university where they wish to study about requirements and enclose the applicable documentation in their application. The Certificate of Proficiency in English, TOEFL test, or IELTS test should be filled out and signed by the relevant authority or language school at the institution in their home country.
Danish Government Scholarships
Supporting Material: Please enclose the following documents:
-Curriculum vitae signed and dated by applicants
-Translated and certified copies of applicants diplomas
-Detailed programme for study/research period in Denmark or Statement of Interest
-Certificate of proficiency in English
How to Apply: Download the application form, complete, and submit it and all the required documents – including the Certificate of Proficiency in English.
Application Deadline: Deadline for applications for the Long-Term Scholarships for the academic year 2016/2017 is March 1, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/20132014-danish-government-long-term-scholarships-for-international-students-in-denmark/2012/12/20/
ANDREW W. MELLON GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, USA 2016-2017
The Sawyer Seminar and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice (CDRP) at Indiana University is offering Graduate Student Fellowship in USA. Graduate fellowship is open to non-U.S. nationals and the fellow must be enrolled at Indiana University-Bloomington.
The Center for Documentary Research and Practice is a multidisciplinary unit that brings together scholars and artists from across Indiana University who are working on an array on nonfiction media projects. It also serves as a home to visiting artists and postdoctoral scholars who are working on projects with nonfiction media components.
The mission is to encourage the development of collaborative multidisciplinary documentary research and creative projects by faculty and graduate students.
The university requires TOEFL scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants. The required minimum overall score is 100.
Course Level: Fellowship is awarded to pursue research programme.
Study Subject: Fellowship is available to filmmakers, historians, legal scholars, film and media scholars, anthropologists, cognitive scientists, and journalists.
Scholarship Award: The fellow will receive a stipend of $20,000 for the year as well as health insurance.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
-be either ABD in Cinema and Media Studies no later than August 31, 2016 with a demonstrable background in History, Law, History and Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Journalism or related discipline or
-have a J.D. or be ABD in History, Law, History and Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Journalism or related discipline no later than August 31, 2016 and have a demonstrable background in the study or production of documentaries.
Nationality: There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants should be either ABD no later than August 31, 2016 or have a J.D. or be ABD no later than August 31, 2016.
Test Requirement: The university requires official GRE scores. The required minimum verbal score and quantitative score is 152, and the minimum analytical score is 4.0. All scores should be above the 50th percentile.
English language Requirement: The university requires TOEFL scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants. The required minimum overall score is 100. They do not accept the IELTS as a substitute for the TOEFL.
Supporting Material: The applications should include:
-500 words describing how applicants’ research interests connect to one or more the Sawyer Seminar’s themes
-Two letters of recommendation.
How to Apply: Applications should be sent via e-mail.
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is March 1, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/andrew-w-mellon-graduate-student-fellowship-indiana-university-usa/2016/01/19/
GERMAN BUNDESTAG INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY SCHOLARSHIPS (IPS) IN GERMANY, 2016
The German Bundestag will award with the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Technical University of Berlin annually about 120 international parliamentary scholarships for young graduates from 41 nations. The IPS program lasts 5 months (March 1 to July 31) and is composed of events, seminars and an internship at a Members of the German Bundestag.
The program is under the patronage of the President of the Bundestag. Its objectives are to promote relations between Germany and the participating countries, consolidating democratic values and tolerance, to deepen understanding of cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence in the world to secure.
The German Bundestag collaborates with the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Technical University of Berlinto run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme. This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.
Applicant must be citizen of the participating country and have very good German language skills (at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Course Level: The IPS program lasts 5 months (March 1 to July 31) and is composed of events, seminars and an internship at a Members of the German Bundestag.
Study Subject(s): Scholarship provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of 500 Euro, free accommodation and health, accident and liability insurance. In addition, the cost of getting to and are taken to and from Berlin. The International Parliament Scholarship is funded by the German Bundestag.
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
-Citizenship of the participating country
-very good German language skills (at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
-younger than 30 years at the start of the scholarship.
Nationality: Applicants from following participating countries: German BundestagEgypt, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Israel, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Croatia, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Morocco, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, Hungary, USA and Cyprus can apply for this Germany scholarship.
Supporting Material: Please send completed application documents by email as a PDF-file to the German mission in their home country; the PDF-file name should consist of their surname, followed by their given name (i.e. “surname-first name”). Their application should be submitted in German and include the following scanned documents:
-Passport photo (please attach this to the first page of the application form);
-Evidence of very good knowledge of German;
-Personal statement of reasons for applying (maximum of two pages);
-Copy of passport or ID card;
-Certified copy of university degree certificate;
-Letter of recommendation in German or English (from a university professor or employer, assessing the applicant’s qualification for the programme).
Copies are officially certified when they have been signed and stamped by a recognised authority (a German or foreign public authority, an embassy or consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, a university, notary, or translator/interpreter registered with the public authorities) to confirm that they are a true copy of the original. If several photocopies are stapled together, each individual copy must be certified in this way. Unless documents are properly certified, the application cannot be processed.
How to Apply: Applicants should apply via email.
Application Deadline: Application deadlines vary depending on the country of origin. For Arab countries application deadline is 31 January 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2014-international-parliamentary-scholarships-ips-germany/2013/06/21/