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YOUNG SCHOLARS BULLETIN # 66
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
PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
One Ph. D. fellowship in social anthropology is vacant at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.
The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway as part of the project Materializing Kinship: Cycles of life at the Norwegian 'hytte' (MATKIN), directed by Prof. Marianne Lien. The successful applicant will design and undertake an independent sub-project based on fieldwork situated in selected hytte areas in Norway, with a focus on material and landscape practices, kin relations, everyday life and mobility in relation to the life at the hytte. The PhD candidate will form part of a project research group and will take part in workshops, conferences and an exhibition convened as part of the project. Applicants must have good spoken and written command of a Scandinavian language and of English.
The position is for three years. A four-year position with 25% teaching, supervision and examination can be offered to candidates where the Department has suitable work load, depending on teaching abilities and language.
Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master's degree or equivalent in social anthropology. The successful candidate must participate in the research training organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences (the PhD programme) and undertake research that will lead to the award of a PhD in social anthropology. Applicants are referred to the Guidelines for appointment as a PhD candidate at a university or university college. The candidate who is offered the PhD position will automatically be accepted for the PhD programme. When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project and to the project description.
Applicants must provide a detailed project description outlining the work to be undertaken for their proposed project (maximum 5 pages - not including reference list). The project description must include the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan. The successful candidates are expected to complete their projects before expiry of the PhD position.
Pay grade 50 - 57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700 per annum)
Academically stimulating working environment
Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
good welfare benefits
For your information
Interviews will be part of the appointment process.
The applicant is requested to highlight up to five academic publications for particular consideration during the assessment process. Copies of these works must be made available on request.
A full project description for the MATKIN project is available upon request.
The electronic application should include:
Application letter, including a short description of the applicant's academic profile, how the applicant sees his or her academic orientation fitting in with the core areas of the project and how the applicant wishes to contribute to the project
CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
Project description and progress plan (maximum 5 pages) for the work to be undertaken as part of the MATKIN project
A complete list of publications
Names and contact details of 3 persons for references
Academic works, educational certificates and letters of recommendation may be required from the shortlisted candidates, but should not be included in the application. The CV must include a list of education, with grades. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.
According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published although the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender representation in the workforce and to recruit individuals with immigrant backgrounds.
Read more: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1612695/65780
PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY OF OSLO IN NORWAY, 2016
A PhD research fellow position is available in social anthropology at University of Oslo. This is awarded to Norwegian and foreign applicants at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.
University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.
The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.
A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
Course Level: Fellowship is provided for PhD programme.
Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in social anthropology at University of Oslo.
Scholarship Award: Fellowship will compromise:
–Pay grade 50 – 57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700 per annum)
-Academically stimulating working environment
-Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
-good welfare benefits
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
Eligibility:-Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology. The successful candidate must participate in the research training organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences (the PhD programme) and undertake research that will lead to the award of a PhD in social anthropology. Applicants are referred to the Guidelines for appointment as a PhD candidate at a university or university college. The candidate who is offered the PhD position will automatically be accepted for the PhD programme. When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project and to the project description.
-Applicants must provide a detailed project description outlining the work to be undertaken for their proposed project (maximum 5 pages – not including reference list). The project description must include the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan. The successful candidates are expected to complete their projects before expiry of the PhD position.
Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology.
Test Requirement: Not Required
English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests
-TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
-IELTS – International English Language Testing Service
-Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
-Applicants to the programme for the PhD degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test, or a minimum score of 6.5 from the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.
Supporting Material: The electronic application should include:
–Application letter, including a short description of the applicant’s academic profile, how the applicant sees his or her academic orientation fitting in with the core areas of the project and how the applicant wishes to contribute to the project
-CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
-Project description and progress plan (maximum 5 pages) for the work to be undertaken as part of the MATKIN project
-A complete list of publications
-Names and contact details of 3 persons for references
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 4 June 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/phd-research-fellowship-social-anthropology-university-oslo-norway/2016/04/11/
UNIVERSITY OF BONN ZEF’S DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME IN GERMANY, 2016
University of Bonn is pleased to offer ZEF’s doctoral studies program in Germany. Young scientists from all over the world are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
ZEF’s doctoral studies program aims at attracting young scientists from all over the world with an outstanding master’s or equivalent degree in economics, social sciences, sociology, political science, economics, development economics, agricultural and resource economics, agronomy, biology, ecology, forestry, mathematics or earth sciences.
The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an institute of the University of Bonn, Germany. It started its research activities in 1997. ZEF’s researchers aim to find science-based solutions to development-related issues.
ZEF’s doctoral program is conducted in English. University therefore requires the following English language skills: IELTS (band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based). Students can attend a two-month German language course prior to the study program.
Course Level: Scholarship is awarded for pursuing Doctoral degree programme.
Study Subject: Scholarship is available in areas of Economics, Ecology and Social Sciences.
Scholarship Award: ZEF raises no tuition for the doctoral program. However, applicant’s need approximately 900 Euros per month for a decent living in Germany, so adequate research funds totalling 20,000 Euros must be secured.
Independent/own funding : ZEF accepts qualified candidates with funds of their own or stipends from third parties, such as governments or international sponsors. If applicant’s plan to study with own funds or they already have a scholarship,they may submit an application at any time.
Scholarships/stipends: If applicant’s do not have sufficient financial funds of their own or a scholarship already, they have to apply for funds. Options for scholarships depend on their origin, discipline and research area:
Scholarships via ZEF: Candidates from developing countries can apply for a scholarship provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A number of these DAAD scholarships are sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and available via ZEF. A prerequisite for applying is having at least two years of relevant professional experience. Please submit the application documents no. 1 to 12, except no.11 from the list of required application documents directly to ZEF. Application deadline is August 31, every year, for intake in October of the subsequent year.
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
-Academic qualification: an excellent master or equivalent degree: G.P.A. higher than 3.0 in the American system, or a grade higher than 2.0 in the German system or equivalent.
-Innovative research ideas: Applicant’s application must contain a Graduate Research Statement. The statement should describe a development problem they consider interesting and important; include their main research questions and the proposed methods linked to them; and have literature references. The statement should have a maximum of 4 pages. Their Graduate Research Statement may relate to ZEF’s research areas in a broad sense of may address a topic in another development research area. The selection committee will assess all research statements on the basis of orgininality, analytical rigor, and relevance.
-ZEF’s doctoral program is conducted in English. University therefore require the following English language skills: IELTS (band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based). Students can attend a two-month German language course prior to the study program.
-There is no age limit for applying to the doctoral program at ZEF. However, their last academic degree should be obtained less than six years ago.
Nationality: Young scientists from all over the world are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have an excellent master or equivalent degree: G.P.A. higher than 3.0 in the American system, or a grade higher than 2.0 in the German system or equivalent.
English language Requirements: ZEF’s doctoral program is conducted in English. University therefore requires the following English language skills: IELTS (band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based). Students can attend a two-month German language course prior to the study program.
Supporting Material: Please assemble all required application documents (mentioned below) into one PDF-file and send it in one single e-mail to docp.zef-at-uni-bonn.de. The name of the PDF-file and the subject of the e-mail should contain their registration number followed by their name (like “123_John Doe”). For help merging the documents in the given order and compressing their documents to this size, please see the following guides: aPDFMerge application and a wiki how-to-guide on reducing PDF file sizes.
-Only completed applications can be considered. Applications that do not meet the requirements cannot be accepted. If they have questions regarding the documents, please contact the student assistants of the Doctoral Program (docp.zef (at) uni-bonn.de).
The documents should be sorted in this order:
-Checklist for documents submitted
-Letter of application (1 page)
-ZEF application form with a recent passport photo
Funding / scholarship:
. If applicants already have a scholarship, a copy of the letter of award is required.
. In case they do not have a DAAD or external scholarship, they need a proof of sufficient financial resources to fund their study for three years.
. Applicants with a citizenship from a developing country can apply for a DAAD scholarship directly at ZEF: They have to submit a DAAD application form which can be downloaded here or is available at the DAAD home page, the German embassies and DAAD offices worldwide.
-A prerequisite for applying for this DAAD scholarship is having at least two years of relevant professional experience.
-Only applicants, who have not lived in Germany yet or have been a resident in Germany for less than 15 months at the time of application, can apply for this DAAD scholarship.
-Please note, while filling in the form, tick “Scholarship for a postgraduate course with relevance to developing countries”.
-Please make sure that they send only one copy of their application directly to ZEF! It is not necessary to send additional copies to DAAD!
-A convincing and well-plannedGraduate Research Statement which is the most important selection criterion besides previous study achievements
-An abstract of their master’s or diploma thesis
-Copies of all relevant academic certificates with transcripts they obtained (starting with the last degree back to the Secondary school degree).
– All certificates must be accompanied by a German or English translation.
– Students in the final semester of their master’s study are also eligible to apply. In this case, they can submit their degree certificate later. However, we will need transcripts of their study or at least a written proof of the grades of their master’s study. Otherwise university recommend applicants to submit the application one year later.
– They have to show the original certificates at their arrival at ZEF.
-Certified proficiency in English: TOEFL (550 points paper based; 213 computer based-; 79-80 iBT) or IELTS (band 6). This is not necessary for native English speakers or students who have had English as language of instruction at the university they studied at (certified by the university). In exceptional cases, we also accept other certificates of proficiency in English.
-Optional: A successful GRE or GMAT test, (especially for quantitative and analytical abilities) will enhance their chances for being selected.
-Optional:List of publications
-If applicants are employed, university need a statement from their current employer. It will be helpful in their application for a scholarship if their employer is interested in having them pursue this doctoral study and is willing to grant them leave of absence for this purpose.
-A copy of passport.
How to Apply: Applying to the ZEF Doctoral Studies Program involves two steps:
Step 1: Online registration: All the applicants have to register online. During the online registration they will be asked to enter their personal data and information. After they have completed their online registration they will receive a confirmation per e-mail, containing their personal registration number and all further necessary information for their application. Please use this number in any communication with the university.
Step 2: Application for admission: Please note that their online registration helps to accelerate the selection and admission procedure, it is not a substitute for the required documents to be sent by e mail to the program’s office. (docp.zef(at)uni-bonn.de).
Application Deadline: The scholarship application deadline is August 31, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/university-bonn-zefs-doctoral-scholarship-programme-germany/2016/04/08/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=IhSfG6M3KFWHMG
2016 INTERNATIONAL PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN CRIMINOLOGY AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF MILAN, ITALY
Catholic University of Milan is now accepting applications for PhD Scholarships in Criminology. These will be awarded to international graduates for pursing their career in academia, research, law enforcement, international organizations, industry, or consulting.
The vision of the International PhD Programme in Criminology is to become the programme of choice for highly qualified students seeking an advanced research degree in Criminology.
Catholic University of Milan, known as UCSC or UNICATT or simply Cattolica, is an Italian private research university. Cattolica is the largest private university in Europe and the largest Catholic University in the world.
All the activities of the PhD are in English. This includes lectures, seminars, the PhD thesis and the final defense.
Course Level: Scholarship is offered for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: The International PhD in Criminology is a multidisciplinary program that integrates various fields of criminology, criminal justice, and crime prevention.
Scholarship Award: The annual amount of each scholarship is €13,600.
The admitted candidates residing abroad and those who hold a Master Degree from a foreign University may be refunded up to € 5,000 for documented travel and lodging expenses incurred during the 1st year of PhD due to their moving to Milan.
Since the beginning of the 2nd year, Transcrime will increase the monthly scholarship for Ph.D. candidates up to € 1,300 net. Should the candidate undertake a study period abroad, the scholarship may be increased by a minimum of 50%.
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
-It is possible to participate in an informal pre-application process at any moment of the year by sending an email to the Coordinator of the Ph.D. (Prof. Francesco Calderoni, firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Transcrime’s Secretariat (email@example.com) and attaching an English CV. Afterwards, the candidate may be invited to submit a research proposal in English and to participate in a phone or Skype interview to discuss the proposal.
-The call for applications is published every year (in general at the end of July) and is available in English at the webpage of the PhD Office
-Candidates should have professional knowledge in (Scientific) English language.
Nationality: International PhD students can apply for these positions.
College Admission Requirement:
Entrance Requirement: The evaluation for the admission to the PhD is based on:
a) curriculum vitae and other titles
b) research proposal
c) phone or video (e.g. via Skype) interview
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Applicant must have excellent proficiency in oral and written English.
Italy PhD Scholarships
Supporting Material: The application and the documents requested in the call for applications must be sent in pdf format to transcrime-at-unicatt.it, within the deadline indicated in the call for applications. Each candidate must send a research proposal in English for his/her Ph.D. thesis. The proposal should be divided in the following sections: review of the state-of-the-art; research problem and questions; objectives and methodology; expected results and possible limitations. The research proposal must not exceed 20 thousand characters (bibliography included).
How to Apply: Contact Person: Prof. Francesco Calderoni is firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form: The call for applications is published every year (in general at the end of July) and is available in English and Italian at the webpage of the PhD Office.
Application Deadline: The deadline is indicated in the call for applications (in general at the end of August).
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2016-international-phd-scholarships-in-criminology-at-catholic-university-of-milan-italy/2016/04/08/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=J0hGf5388FWHMG
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
POSTDOC IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND GENDER STUDIES (0.75 FTE)
In post-9/11 Western societies and academic debates, the notion that religion and women’s emancipation are fundamentally conflicting has regained plausibility. Consequently, women’s deliberate religious conversions are a pertinent academic, religious and socio-political issue. This NWO-funded research project ‘Beyond ‘Religion versus Emancipation’. Gender and Sexuality in Women’s Conversions to Judaism, Christianity and Islam in Contemporary Western Europe’, will apply interdisciplinary methods to study women’s processes of conversion as the acquisition of new religious subjectivities in which gender and sexuality play a formative role. The project hypothesises that gender equality and women’s sexuality are ‘battlefields’ on which converting women negotiate their position and subjectivity. It assumes that the conversion process is notably acted out in the context of public debates and religious prescriptions that highlight women’s positions and sexualities in adversative directions. By studying female conversion as an ongoing and multi-layered negotiation between secular and religious gender discourses, the project develops an innovative model of interpretation, based on a diversification of notions of choice, embodiment and religion.
You will carry out the subproject ‘Women’s Conversion in Comparative Religious Studies Perspective: the Formation of Religious Gender Scripts ‘, which provides a conceptual framework for the comparative analysis of women’s conversion narratives and practices in Western Europe. Specifically, the focus is on how ‘religious gender scripts’ are created and the ways in which they inform notions and practices of women’s conversion. It analyses how these scripts are currently being transformed through specific conflicts by which religious communities distance themselves from mainstream secularised society.
You will work under the supervision of the project leader prof. dr. Anne-Marie Korte and publish four articles in four years. In addition, you will be part of the core research team consisting of two post-doctoral researchers and a PhD candidate. As such, you will contribute to, and participate in, expert meetings and workshops related to the project. A contribution to the synthesis (edited volume) and a joint special issue (with the other post-doctoral researcher) are part of your responsibilities as well.
You will be based at the Utrecht Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, which provides a relevant, stimulation and internationally oriented research environment. The Department is part of the Faculty of Humanities which also houses one of Europe’s most advanced interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes in Gender Studies.
A PhD in Religious Studies, Biblical Studies, Theology or associated fields, or a PhD dissertation in one of these fields already accepted by the PhD committee;
Excellent track record and research skills relative to experience;
Excellent academic writing and presentation skills;
Publications in good journals or (in the case of books) with internationally recognized academic publishers;
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
A pro-active attitude and excellent communication and collaborative skills;
Interest in interdisciplinary work and societal challenges is considered an advantage.
You will be offered a part-time Postdoc position (0.75 fte), initially for a period of 12 months. Upon good performance, the contract will be extended for another 36 months (four years in total). The starting salary ranges between € 3,168 and € 3,400 (gross per month on a fulltime basis depending on experience and qualifications (salary scale 10).
Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: working at Utrecht University.
About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
The Faculty of Humanities has around seven thousand students and nine hundred staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
For further information about the vacancy, please contact prof. dr. Anne-Marie Korte, project leader: email@example.com.
More information about the project: ’Beyond Religion versus Emancipation’ (pdf)
Applications should include (1) a letter of motivation, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) two references; (4) two published samples (journal articles, book chapter etc); and (5) a scan of the PhD certificate. To apply, please click the button below.
Interviews will be scheduled for the week of 13-17 June 2016. Candidates selected for the interviews will be asked to write a short research design related to the concerned part of the research project. Employment will become effective in September 2016 on a date negotiable with the project leader but not later than 1 October 2016.
The application deadline is 02/05/2016
The application deadline is
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FMSH GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN FRANCE, 2016
Foundation House of Human Sciences (FMSH) is delighted to offer Gerda Henkel Stiftung fellowships for Postdoctoral Research programme. Applicants from outside the France are eligible to apply for this programme.
The Foundation provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.
The Foundation fulfills several missions: home research programs, network hosting and research infrastructure; it is part of institutional partnerships (Campus Condorcet), it contributes to the internationalization of research by mobility and the home of the SHS researchers, she participated in the proposal of SHS, the promotion of research and its dissemination.
In order to be eligible a common practice of the French language is desired.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral programme.
Study Subject: The research projects presented must register as part of the general science policy of the College of global studies and especially around of one of two research themes:
-“social and global justice Progress” (Social Progress and Global Justice)
Disciplines concerned: philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, history and philosophy of law, history or philosophy of economics.
-“remap space in the global world” (Remapping space in the global era)
Disciplines concerned: philosophy, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, art history, and aesthetics.
Scholarship Award: The amount of the postdoctoral fellowship is 2,000 € per month. The transport costs of the country of residence to Paris will be borne by the host institution. The medical insurance costs are the responsibility of the post-doctoral student.
Scholarship can be taken at: France
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this Fellowship:
Review of applications will focus on the quality of the scientific record and that of the post-doctoral project and its inclusion in the research lines of the College of Global Studies.
The eligibility conditions are the following:
-Applicants must be holders of a doctorate at the date of application filing (thesis)
-Applicants must have resided less than twelve months in France over the last three years.
-The application can be filed up to 6 years after the date of defense of the thesis.
-A common practice of the French language is desired.
Nationality: Applicants from outside the France are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be holders of a doctorate at the date of application filing (thesis).
English language Requirements: A common practice of the French language is desired.
Supporting Material: Documents required for the file (in English or French):
-curriculum vitae and publications.
-Research project with indicative bibliography (+ project bibliography, maximum 5 pages in total).
-2 letters of recommendation.
-1 Welcome letter from one of the scientific leaders of the College of Global Studies.
How to Apply: Applications must reach imperatively email before May 30, 2016 to the scientific coordination of Global Studies College: applications-at-msh-paris.fr.
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is May 30, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/fmsh-gerda-henkel-stiftung-postdoctoral-fellowships-france/2016/04/08/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
DIGITAL FACE -RESEARCH PROJECT LOOKING FOR MASTER'S AND PHD STUDENTS
Digital Face (DIFA) Digital Face project is part of the Digital Humanities research programme funded by the Academy of Finland for years 2016–19. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach into understanding how social identity (i.e., face as a broader concept than the physical face) is constructed, maintained, and managed in digital environments. Our perspective is twofold:
we want to understand how faces are transmitted into digital environments
how face is maintained in social interactions.
We're thus interested in both the face as a medium for interaction, as well as in the face in its metaphorical use with wide connotations and cultural meanings.
At the moment, the project team consists of prof. Tapio Takala and prof. Risto Sarvas at Aalto University, and prof. Janne Seppänen and dr. Asko Lehmuskallio at University of Tampere. Asko is the principal researcher.
We are looking for a doctoral student or postdoctoral scholar to join our project. As a researcher, your task would be to contribute your own angle and expertise. In other words, we are primarily looking for a talented person, who would like to do top-level international research and write a world-class dissertation/publications as part of the project.
You should understand how software and digital systems work, and how they are designed and built. You should also understand how technology shapes and affects our social lives, and how people’s identities and relationships are mediated by technology. Programming skills are highly appreciated, as well as a profound interest in what makes us human.
We can offer you a full-time position in a stable four-year project, a ground-breaking multi-disciplinary topic, and a team of distinguished researchers. Your primary location would be in Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo.
Please send your questions and/or your application (cover letter, an example of your writing/programming skills, CV, list of publications) to Risto.Sarvas@aalto.fi. This call for applications closes May 15th. The work would start in September 2016 the latest.
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Master's Thesis in Human-Centric Research on Digital Interaction
We are looking for a master's thesis worker join our team. As a thesis worker in the project, your task would be to plan, run, and write up your thesis. You would, of course, do this as a member of our team with us helping you all the time. The thesis would be around the topic of what different digital services and platforms people use to interact with other people, and how do they maintain their social identity in them (the concept of face). The research would be based on a quantitative and qualitative data gathered from a group of people.
The research would include user trials with tracking software and interviewing the same people. You would also analyse the data together with interview data to better understand how and why people use different technologies. The thesis outcome would be a design for an application for people to better understand their social world. This work would be a great basis for any task or job as a human-centric designer, developer, innovator or researcher.
You should understand how software and digital systems work, and how they are designed and built. You should also have an understanding on how technology shapes and affects our social lives, relationships and identities. Programming skills are appreciated but not critical. More important is a profound interest in what makes us human.
We can offer you a full-time or part-time position for 6-8 months. The details depend on your preferences. We can offer you also a world-class research environment and a ground-breaking multi-disciplinary topic. Your primary location would be in Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo.
Please send your questions and/or your application (cover letter, an example of your writing/programming skills, CV, list of publications) to RistoSarvas@aalto.fi. This call for applications closes May 5th. The work would start as early as possible, in June 2016 the latest.
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INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME AT UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA IN CROATIA, 2016-2017
The Center for Advanced Studies in Southeastern Europe (CAS – SEE) at University of Rijeka is offering CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship for spring 2016. These fellowships are open to worldwide young scholars and leading senior researchers.
The purpose of the CAS SEE Fellowship Programme is to further the research or creative work in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in the Balkans.
CAS-SEE is an organizational unit of the University of Rijeka which specializes in scientific research in the social sciences and humanities. The vision of the Center is to promote freedom of research and to ensure the necessary prerequisites for innovative, intellectual and scientific development.
Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to undertake research programme.
Study Subject: The Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences.
Scholarship Award: CAS SEE Rijeka Fellows are invited to spend two to ten months in Rijeka in accordance with the length and the complexity of their research project. Fellowship includes:
-Living allowances in the range of € 1,100 per month for a fellow
-Support for accommodation expenses
-A research budget in accordance with the research proposal
-And travel expenses (one round trip)
Scholarship can be taken at: Croatia
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines:
Degree: At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree. Nationality: Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme.
Disciplines: The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and social sciences. It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences provided that: the research project does not require any intensive laboratory work, the research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences, the applicant has a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines.
Age: There is no age limit for applying to CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship Programme.
Nationality: Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree at the time of the application,
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Supporting Material: A complete application includes:
-a filled-in application form,
-a copy of CV,
-a description of intended research project (1500-2000 words),
-a personal statement (up to 500 words).
How to Apply: Applications are submitted by filling the online application form.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th July, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/international-fellowship-programme-university-rijeka-croatia/2016/04/14/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=JTHiRUnTqFWHMG
KONOSUKE MATSUSHITA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION RESEARCH GRANTS IN JAPAN, 2016
The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation is offering up to 50 research grants in the areas of Humanities and social science. There are no restrictions based on nationality, affiliation, or area of residence.
Research activities of social, academic and international needs in the areas of humanities and social sciences which promote international understanding and/or coexistence of Nature and Mankind. Those should contribute to the society by developing personnel with international perspective, establishing international relationships, solving various issues existing between Japan and other countries, and coexistence of Nature and Mankind.
The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation will strive to contribute to advances in world culture and the peace and prosperity of the world by “promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other countries” and by “creating a society based on the concept of the coexistence of Nature and Mankind,”
Applicants must have previous degree and 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: Grants are available for undertaking research.
Study Subject(s): Grants are awarded in the areas of Humanities and social science.
Scholarship Award: The maximum amount of grant per student/researcher is 500,000 yen. The amount of each grant will be assessed by the content of each research project and the rationality of its budget. Grants are for necessary expenses in carrying out and putting research plans in order, and expenses shall be itemized in accordance with list of Items of expenditures. The Applied amount and the itemized budget should always match with each other. Expenses required for printing reports, issuing publications, holding symposiums and attending overseas academic conferences for the purpose of opening the results of the research to the public shall not be included in the grants.
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-Students in doctoral course and researchers within five years after finishing doctoral course, who have not received grants from the foundation in the past.
-There are no restrictions based on nationality, affiliation, or area of residence.
Nationality: Konosuke Matsushita Memorial FoundationApplicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this grant.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
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 must provide letter of recommendation.
How to Apply:
(1) Make their application document
(2) Get the letter of recommendation
(3) Get their “Reference Number” by registering their application through this website.
(4) Write down their Reference Number in the specified section in all the application forms.
(5) Upload application and letter of recommendation. Applicants may send the application form and the letter of recommendation to the Foundation by post. Please do not print on both sides of papers. (the document should be anopisthographic.)
Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 12, 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/konosuke-matsushita-memorial-foundation-research-grants-japan/2015/04/25/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=JKtSsHCy4FWHMG
2016-2017 CHATHAM HOUSE ACADEMY ROBERT BOSCH FELLOWSHIP IN UK
Applications are invited for Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship to undertake research programme. Scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers in the early stages of their careers.
Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Their mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world
Chatham House expects all fellows to have good levels of English, both written and verbal. While they do not require a TEFL or similar standard, this will be evaluated through the recruitment process.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking research programme.
Study Subject: The parameters for the research topics have been designed in broad terms to allow applicants to devise a project that appeals to their own research interests. Applicants may propose a research project that fits within one or more of the seven topics outlined below.
-Prospects for economic growth, modernization and democratization in the Eastern Partnership countries and/or Russia;
-Regional elites and networks of power;
-Societal changes, inter-ethnic relations and non-state actors.
-The future of EU and NATO relations with the Eastern Partnership countries and/or Russia;
-Security and conflict resolution;
– Prospects for intra-regional conflict or cooperation;
-Russia and the shared neighborhood with Europe.
Scholarship Award: Chatham House will provide Fellows with a monthly stipend of approximately £2,300 for the duration of the fellowship (this is intended to cover costs such as accommodation, food, and travel in London etc.). To assist Fellows in relocating from their home country to London for the term of the fellowship, the institute will cover one return, economy class trip to the UK and accommodation in a hotel on arrival (if required). The institute will also provide a small budget for fieldwork and research-related travel during the fellowship. Chatham House will provide assistance but Fellows will be responsible for securing accommodation, health insurance, and making the necessary banking arrangements.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK (In the course of the fellowship, the scholars will conduct research trips to the region and also spend time at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin).
Eligibility: To be eligible for an Academy Fellowship, candidates must:
-Be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova,
– Russia or Ukraine;
-Have a background in international relations, social science or economics;
-Have a track record of research into the politics, economies and/or societies of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or the South Caucasus or European policy in this region;
-Have a clearly defined area of research or policy interest which fits within one of the broad research themes outlined on page 11;
-Have excellent English writing and presentation skills.
Nationality: Scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Academy fellowship candidates should, at a minimum, have completed a BA degree or equivalent, although an MA degree with an international focus is preferred.
English language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent English writing and presentation skills. Chatham House expects all fellows to have good levels of English, both written and verbal. While they do not require a TEFL or similar standard, this will be evaluated through the recruitment process.
Scholarships in UK
Supporting Material: Candidates must do the following:
-Download and complete the application form (available on the Chatham House website);
– Email the application form, together with one published writing sample of no more than 10 pages in English (or an English translation of their own work originally published in another language) to: academyrobertboschfellowships-at-chathamhouse.org.
How to Apply: Applications should be sent via e-mail and also by post.
Application Deadline: The 2016/17 application window is now open and will close on 31 May 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/chatham-house-academy-robert-bosch-fellowship-uk-2/2016/04/12/
75 UNESCO/CHINESE GOVERNMENT-GREAT WALL FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2016-2017
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has announced UNESCO/People’s Republic of China Fellowships– The Great Wall Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme for International Students. There are Seventy five (75) fellowships available for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations.
Applicants must be under 45 and hold at least the bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, or the Master degree/above when applying.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in the fields of proposed studies at the selected Chinese universities.
Scholarship Award: Facilities offered by the Government of the People’s Republic of China:
-A monthly living allowance of CNY 3,000 for general scholars or CNY 3,500 for Senior scholars will be granted covering meals and pocket expenses.
-Comprehensive Medical Insurance
Facilities offered by UNESCO
-One round trip international travel
-A monthly pocket allowance of USD 150
-A termination allowance of USD 200
Scholarship can be taken at: China
Eligibility: The eligibility criteria is:
-Be under 45 and hold at least the bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, or the Master degree/above when applying.
-English proficiency is required.
-Be not more than 45 of years
-Be in good health, both physically and mentally
UNESCO.jpgeNationality: Applicants from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Arab States, Latin America and the Caribean, Europe and North America can apply for these fellowships.
List of Subjects: Africa-Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’ivoire, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic Of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Asia and the Pacific- Bangladesh, Nauru, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Niue, Cook Islands, Palau, Democratic People’ S Republic Of Korea, Pakistan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Republic Of Korea, Iran (Islamic Republic Of), Samoa, Kazakhstan, Solomon, Islands, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Maldives, Tonga, Marshall Islands, Turkmenistan, Micronesia (Federated States Of), Tuvalu, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Myamar, Vanuatu and Vietnam, Arab States-Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen, Latin America and the Caribean-Argentina, Guyana, Belize, Haiti, Bolivia, Honduras, Brazil, Jamaica, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Cuba, Panama, Dominica, Paraguay Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, Saint Lucia, El Salvador, Saint Vincent And The Grenada, Grenadines, Guatemala, Suriname and Venezuela and Europe and North America-Albania, Republic Of Moldova, Armenia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Azerbaijan Of Macedonia, Belarus, Montenegro, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Poland, Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be under 45 and hold at least the bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, or the Master degree/above when applying.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: These fellowships, are in most cases to be conducted in English. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research/study in their fields of interest. 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: Required documents are:
-Notarized photocopies of diplomas and certificates and school certified transcripts of complete academic records
-Two letters of recommendations
-A study or research proposal
-Foreigner Physical Examination Form
-English language proficiency certificate stamped and/or signed
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 20 May 2016.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/chinaunesco-the-great-wall-fellowship-2012-china/2012/02/03/?awt_l=MgDEo&awt_m=IhSfG6M3KFWHMG
CONFERENCES, SUMMER SCHOOLS / КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ, ЛЕТНИЕ ШКОЛЫ
5TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ‘CULTURES, MIGRATIONS, BORDERS’
The Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean and the Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Amsterdam welcome applications for the Fifth Postgraduate International Summer School ‘CULTURES, MIGRATIONS,BORDERS’ that will take place on the border island of LESVOS, GREECE, from 4 to 15 JULY 2016.
The Summer School aims at bringing together students and researchers in humanities and social sciences with an interest in borders and migration. The program is designed to combine theoretical instruction by renowned instructors from six universities with various on-site activities.
The North Eastern Aegean island of LESVOS provides an ideal location for holding this Summer School, as it is currently the most important gate of immigrants and refugees to Greece and Europe and the site of a massive humanitarian intervention. The Summer School takes place at the height of the ‘European Refugee Crisis’ and in times of radical transformations and the reconfiguration of borders in national and international levels. The program aims to addresspolitical, ethical and theoretical questions in this challenging landscape.
Deadline for applications: 20 May 2016
Please note that there will be several scholarships available for summer school participants.
For additional information on the program, costs, accommodation, etc., you may visit https://migbord2016.pns.aegean.gr/
Application form can be found at: https://migbord2016.pns.aegean.gr/appform
For enquiries please send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more: https://migbord2016.pns.aegean.gr/
ANTALL JÓZSEF SUMMER SCHOOL
The Knowledge Centre is an organisation independent of parties, ideologies and current politics. Its primary objectives are to foster the Antall tradition and promote the spread of knowledge. With the aim of offering a more comprehensive picture of the Central European Region and the Visegrad Cooperation, the Knowledge Centre organises its third international Antall József Summer School between 4 and 15 July 2016 at the Antall József Knowledge Centre.
The Knowledge Centre invites 50 participants, aged 20-35, primarily from the V4 countries, the CEI and Eastern Partnership member states. However, application is also open for MA and PhD students and young professionals with a university degree from non-eligible countries.
To apply successfully, you have to
provide a Proof of English Proficiency (Minimum Level: B2 / Language Certificate Required),
fill in the Online Application Form,
submit a Letter of Recommendation no older than 3 monthsof a Relevant Academic Teacher (with contact, signed and stamped),
submit a Letter of Motivation (maximum one-page long) and a Curriculum Vitae.
Application Deadline: 6 May 2015
The Knowledge Centre provides scholarships for participants applying from the following European countries: the V4 countries, CEI member states and EaP countries.
As part of the scholarship, the following expenses are covered for those coming from the above-mentioned countries:
travel – reimbursement upon arrival (please consider the most economic options)
The Summer School is generally open to everyone. Scholarships are also granted to students coming from non-eligible countries. However, their scholarship is different in a way that their costs of travel are not covered.
Please note that scholarships granted automatically upon acceptance. You do not have to apply for them.
There is a registration fee of 80 EUR for all participants.
Read more: http://ajsummerschool.com/
GEORG ARNHOLD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
The Georg Eckert Institute and Teachers College of Columbia University are pleased to announce the third Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will critically explore theories and practices of human rights education (HRE) at the secondary school level. It will take place at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany, from July 25 to 30, 2016.
The Summer School will look back at the evolution of HRE aims and approaches as they pertain to secondary school environments, with discussions on critical approaches and pedagogies, curriculum policies, teaching and learning resources, educator preparation, non-formal programming in schools, and evidence of impact. The Summer School invites participants to “look forward” on topics such as the place of HRE within a larger critique of the human rights framework, the roles of state and non-state actors in delivering HRE, and the challenges and potentialities offered by the use of traditional and nontraditional educational media and curricula. The Georg Arnhold Program has a special interest in post-conflict and transitional societies, though proposals for other contexts will also be considered.
The invitation to the Summer School is extended primarily to doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences (e.g., the fields of education, history, political sciences, sociology, law, anthropology, and psychology). People working for international organizations and NGOs in the relevant fields are also welcome to apply. Applications from students enrolled in a Master’s program and recent graduates with a Master’s degree will be considered in exceptional cases.
The week-long Summer School will bring together early-career scholars, senior researchers, and practitioners interested in the field of human rights education from around the world. It will provide an interdisciplinary and international forum that will allow participants to debate and critically reflect upon key research questions, methods, findings, and their implications. The academic program will include interactive lectures and workshops by renowned experts, offering participants the opportunity to widen their research perspectives and improve their methodological competencies.
The GEI plans to publish the proceedings of the Summer School and will ask participants and experts to submit articles for publication based on their presentations.
The working language of the Summer School will be English. No registration fees apply. Accommodation and meals will be provided for all participants, and economy-class travel expenses will be reimbursed.
The GEI and Teachers College of Columbia University invite suitable applicants to submit abstracts of no more than two pages together with a CV, a list of publications (if applicable), and the completed application form.
Submissions should be made electronically. All documents must be in Word or PDF format, and the total file size may not exceed 3 MB (file name: last name, first name). Please send applications to email@example.com, with the subject line “Arnhold Summer School.”
The deadline for completed applications is May 2, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified byMay 27, 2016.
Read more: http://www.gei.de/en/fellowships-awards/georg-arnhold-program/summer-school.html