Aug 24, 2009

20 PhD Scholarships at University of Wales, UK

University of Wales

Global Academy


Outstanding Opportunities for Outstanding Graduates

20 PhD Scholarships - £20,000 annual stipend

The University of Wales is inviting expressions of interest from outstanding graduates for its first cohort of Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships (POWIS).

POWIS is a new € ¦£11 million initiative that is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund provided through the Welsh Assembly Government. In 2009, POWIS will fund a minimum of 20 scholarships to undertake PhD research on a full-time basis over a three year period.

The successful candidates will undertake research projects developed by high growth, innovative companies in Wales and supervised by academics from partner universities. This is therefore an opportunity for students with an excellent academic background to gain experience of developing R&D within high growth technology-based firms, whilst improving their entrepreneurship and innovation skills.

Expressions of interest are sought from graduates with a background in one or more of following areas:

Advanced engineering and manufacturing
Digital economy
Health and bio-sciences
Innovation management
Information systems and business management
Sustainable technologies

The Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship programme is open to all students, whether from the UK, EU or worldwide. Scholarships cover all tuition fees and an annual stipend of € ¦£20,000 plus a one off research grant of € ¦£5,000. Innovation scholars will also follow a programme of personal, cultural, and professional development including residential courses and summer schools.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must have a strong academic background and evidence of outstanding achievement at first degree, with a masters degree and relevant industry experience preferable. Ability to communicate effectively in English is essential.

The University of Wales wishes to significantly increase the number of women studying PhDs in Wales and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified women for these scholarships.

To express your interest in learning more about the opportunities available in your field, email powis@wales. for an application form.

Deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 14th September 2009 12:00 GMT


http://www.timeshig hereducation. jobdetails. asp?source= jobalert& ac=70321

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Scholarships at King Mongkut’s University, Thailand

*2009/2010 semester II, Round I, M.Phil, Msc, M.Eng, PhD scholarships in Energy Technology & Management and Environmental Technology & Management at the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), Bangkok, Thailand*

suitably candidates are invited to applly for this sacholarship. Applicants for PhD and MPhil should contact potential advisor (see list of JGSEE faculties and affiliate in our website) to develop research topics and draft proposal. A wide range of R & D topics are being pursued by the core and affiliated academic staff of JGSEE. However, focused research groups have been formed so that they may deliver R & D results with greater impact to the economic and society.

A brief description of the focused R & D areas is given below. (See more details on JGSEE’s website) 1. Fuel Combustion and Emission Control 2. Micro Hydropower 3. Biodiesel Production 4. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell 5. Energy Management in Building 6. Atmospheric Science and Modeling 7. Climate Change and Carbon Cycle 8. Biotechnology for Energy and Environment 9. Environmental Management 10. Energy and Environmental policy PhD and MPhil applicants who are interested in any focused research groups listed above should write 2-3 pages description of the tentative thesis topic. Applicants should contact the affiliated staff before undertaking this exercise. Please note that the affiliated staff you choose may be attached to any one of the
5 universities in the consortium. So when you choose the thesis topic and supervisor, please observe the name of the university he is attached too. It will be the place you are going to undertake your thesis study.

Deadline for oversees applicants: *September 30th, 2009*
For online application please visit this link:

For home page please visit this link:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online application at
http://www.jgsee. th/app/applicant ionform.php and submit a completed
application form and the research topic in English by post to;

Academic Services Section
The Joint Graduate School Energy and Environment
King Mongkut€ ’²s University of Technology Thonburi
126 Pracha Uthit Rd., Bangmod, Tungkru, Bangkok 10140 , Thailand .

All the documents you have to send as follow.
- Transcripts
- 3 letters of recommendation
- 2 recent photographs of 1-inch size; one must be affixed with this
application form.
- A one-page description of the tentative thesis topic
- Results of English performance test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS etc.)

International Scholarships and Research Contact address :
Academic Services Section The Joint Graduate School of Energy and
Environment Third floor of SEEM building King Mongkut€ ’²s University of
Technology Thonburi 126 Pracha-utit Road, Bangmod, Bangkok, 10140 Thailand
Email: academic[ at ]jgsee.kmutt., chooma_t[ at ]jgsee.kmutt.

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Open PhD Positions at University of Urbino, Italy

Dottorati di ricerca
Informazioni, bandi e modalità di partecipazione.

Scadenza domande di ammissione al concorso: 10 Settembre 2009.
(Bando pubblicato sulla Gazzetta Ufficiale IV Serie speciale - Concorsi n. 61 dell'11 agosto 2009)

Scarica Bando - (Formato PDF)

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Open PhD Positions, Univ. of Naples-Parthenope, Italy

The University of Naples "Parthenope" announces the XXV session for the following PhD courses:


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Open PhD Positions, University of Modena, Italy

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia hereby announces public competitons for admission to the three-year PhD programmes listed in art. 16, which follows, for the XXV cycle, Year 2010.

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PhD/Postdoc Opportunities for Women from Schlumberger

Faculty for the Future
Supporting Women in Science

Application schedule for new and renewal 2010 awards :
Applications open on October 5, 2009 and close on November 30, 2009.
Awards will be announced on February 28, 2010.

Eligibility :
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

be a citizen of a developing or emerging country
be preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences or related disciplines
have a proven track record of teaching experience
can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach work to encourage young women into the sciences
hold an excellent academic record

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Call for partners for approved training “Sustainable development as lifestyle" in Iasi, Romania, on 13th – 22nd of September 2009

Dear friends,

EuroDEMOS Association will develop the European Training "Sustainable development as lifestyle" in Iasi, Romania, on 13th – 22nd of September 2009. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission through Youth in Action Programme.

As you know sustainable development is one of the greatest challenge of the XXI century.

According to World Commission on Environment and Development, each year the number of human beings increases, but the amount of natural resources with which to sustain this increase of population, to improve the quality of human lives and to eliminate mass poverty remains finite.

In terms of the persistent trends of growing population numbers, there
will be an enormous challenge in meeting the needs of almost twice as
many people as there are today in the space of a few decades.

EuroDEMOS Association is looking for partners for the Training
"Sustainable development as lifestyle". The training approaches
the theme of sustainable development and will be focus especially on
Waste Selective Collection.

EuroDEMOS is a Civic Attitudes Association, specialized in the last 19
years of voluntary activity in forming opinion leaders by developing
civic programmes at mass level and on target groups, of defending human
rights, democratic values, European and sustainable development

The Training "Sustainable development as lifestyle" approaches
the theme using non-formal methods and will treat the subjects:

- An overview on Sustainable Development;

- The Waste problems at European and local level;

- What means Waste Selective Collection?

- How to manage a successful awareness campaign on Sustainable
Development, especially on Waste Selective Collection;

- The role of NGOs (Civil Society) in promoting the importance of
sustainable development;

- The importance of celebrating European Mobility Week and other
European environmental days;

- Personal development and lifestyle in sustainable development.

The training will include an intercultural evening, work-shops, debate,
a TV-show simulation, QUIZ and, of course, visit to the important
ecological monuments and culture monuments of the city and around the
city and to local waste disposal.


The travel cost will be repaid up to 70% of the travel costs. Only the
participants who attend the entire training course can be reimbursed.

Board and lodging will be provided and paid by EuroDEMOS.

If you are interested please send us signed and stamped IIIrd Part (if
you don't have it send us an email to receive it), by fax or by mail
scanned, until 31st of August 2009.

Fax no. 0040 332 803634

E-mail: eurodemos_youth@

Attention: This training is addressing to the countries which are UE
members and you may come maximum 2 persons per organization/ institution.
There is no fee for the training.

We are looking forward for your application!

Best wishes,

Catalina Aghinitei, project coordinator

EuroDEMOS Association

20 Pacurari Street, Iasi, Romania

Phone/Fax: 0040332803634

Mobile: 0040743360315

E-mail: eurodemos_youth@

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Ph.D. or Postdoc at Curtin Univ. of Technology, Australia

Dear Colleagues,

We are looking for up to 5 postdocs (levels A and B) and a number of PhD students. The main topics will be on biomass and coal utilisation. A typical project is given here:

We would be particularly interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in reaction engineering/ catalysis and/or applied chemistry. I would be most grateful if you could kindly pass this information to your students who may be interested and ask them to send a copy of their CV to Ms Tasneem Dawood [whose e-mail address (T.Dawood@curtin. appears above].

Sincerely yours,

Professor Chun-Zhu Li

Curtin Centre for Advanced Energy Science and Engineering
Curtin University of Technology
1 Turner Avenue, Technology Park, WA 6102
GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845

Phone: +61 8 9266 1131 (or 1133)
Fax: +61 8 9266 1138

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EU, USA: Transatlantic Methods for Handling Global Challenges


Each project has to comprise the following parts:
. Comparative analysis of current US and EU policy towards the problem at hand;
. Conference involving the research and the policy communities on both sides of the Atlantic; the conference findings should be made available on the internet;
. Publication of the projects' findings and recommendations in ways that are easily accessible for policy makers (both a web version and a printed version will be required).

An important part of the initiative will be a final wrap-up conference organised under the auspices of the European Commission in winter 2011 for all projects. All project leaders are expected to attend this final conference. The participation of all US and EU partners at this conference is essential because it will be the only opportunity for applicants and funding entities to meet and share ideas. It is also
intended as a forum for discussion to help the EU and US administrations make important decisions on how best to coordinate. There should be for each project at least one participant from each participating organisation. Beneficiaries will present the results/findings/ recommendations from their project in specific workshops, with a view to pulling together results, recommendations and conclusions to be compiled in a publication and presented to the EU-US Summit of 2012.

Conferences and publications are aimed at representatives of the academic community, the media, civil society and non-governmental organisations, the business community, legislators and policy executives at the relevant government level in both the EU and the US.

. Seminars, conferences and workshops;
. Publications;
. Briefing sessions, speaking tours and study visits targeting decision-makers and opinionformers, such as federal or national/state legislators and staff; civil servants; business people, civil society organisations, NGO representatives and journalists.

Subject to their meeting the eligibility criteria set out in Section 8, proposals are invited from the following kinds of organisations:
. Think tanks and other policy-oriented non-governmental organisations
. Other kinds of NGOs and civil society organisations
. Universities, research centres
. Not-for-profit business associations, Chambers of commerce
. Trade unions and labour organisations

Deadline: 2/10/2009

lenka.stiburkova@ ec.europa. eu
DG RELEX C1, CHAR 14/003
Avenue du Bourget n°1
1140 Evere, Brussels


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Formare in Hipnoza Clinica si Psihoterapie Ericksoniana

Cursul de formare se desfasoara in Timisoara incepand cu data de 15 octombrie 2009. Locurile sunt limitate: 28
Data limita pentru inscrieri este 01 octombrie 2009.
Mai multe detalii despre aceasta formare gasiti mai jos.

Contact: psih. Ancuta Calusaru
0748 107 800, 0727 856 806

ASOCIATIA TIMISENS din TIMISOARA in colaborare cu Asociatia Romana de Hipnoza Clinica, Relaxare si Terapie Ericksoniana desfasoara cursul de formare in Hipnoza Clinica si Terapie Ericksoniana

Formator: Ion Dafinoiu, profesor universitar doctor, psihoterapeut, formator, supervizor acreditat FRP, Presedinte - Asociati a Romana de Hipnoza Clinica, Relaxare si Terapie Ericksoniana

- Cursul se desfasoara pe o durata de patru ani.
- Cursul este acreditat de Federatia Romana de Psihoterapie ( FRP )
- La sfisitul formarii de baza ( dupa 2 ani) cursantii vor primi din partea FRP un certificat care confera posesorului dreptul de practica a psihoterapiei sub supervizare
- Dupa terminarea stagiului clinic supervizat cursantii vor primi din partea Federatiei Romane de Psihoterapie un certificat de competenta in psihoterapie ( unic pentru toti cursantii care se formeaza prin cursuri organizate de asociatii acreditate de F.R.P.)

(16 ore pe un week-end la doua luni)
- suport teoretic pentru domeniile psihoterapiei, hipnoterapiei si al celorlalte tehnici propuse
- relatia terapeutica
- tehnici de sugestibilitate hipnotica
- metode de inductie hipnotica, interventii hipnoterapeutice
- aplicatii clinice
- abordarea psihoterapeutica eclectica in diferite terapii: terapia cognitiv comportamentala, terapia familiei, terapia centrata pe obiective si solutii, programare neurolingvistica etc
- formarea deprinderilor prin demonstratii, jocuri de rol, prezentari de cazuri

(desfasurat concomitant cu formarea de baza pe perioada celor doi ani ai cursului)
-terapie personala si de grup
-tehnici de dezvoltare personala
-managementul relatiei terapeutice

- seminarii de supervizare conduse de formatori si supervizori accreditati de ARHTE
- seminarii de intervizare organizate cu grupe formate din 5-7 cursanti
- supervizare individuala
- la sfirsitul stagiului de supervizare fiecare cursant va trebui sa prezinte in scris 10 cazuri terminate din cel putin trei patologii diferite.

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Aug 23, 2009

CfA: Learn Romanian, Bucharest [deadline: 12.10.]


Romanian Language Classes for Foreigners

Study Romanian at the Romanian Cultural Institute!

Courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.

The study groups comprise 8-10 students.

Duration: 2 months – 36 study hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, from
6.30 PM to 8.30 PM)

• 5th series: October 19th – December 17th (deadline October

Applications must be submitted to the e-mail address

relatii.interne@ (attn. Ms. Silvia Varbedian),

with a cc at: ana.borca@icr. ro and oana.suciu@icr. ro or as a hard-copy,

at the headquarters of the Institute.

Contact: Ana Borca - tel. 031 7100 672

Location: "Alexandru Vlahuþã" Secondary School,

5 ªcoala Floreasca St., Bucharest (Calea Dorobanþi area).

Costs: 850 lei per module.

Among our teachers we have instructors from the University of Bucharest

More details available on

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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong's institutions.

Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years. 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the 2010/11 academic year1.

Application Process

The Scheme will call for applications on 8 September 2009.
Each applicant may choose up to two programmes in one or two institutions for PhD study when applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Application should be made through the On-line Application System (OAS) which will be available on 8 September 2009. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship application is also regarded as a formal application for admission to the PhD programme(s) offered by the institution( s) concerned. Applicants are therefore required to fully comply with the admission requirements of their selected institutions and programmes except the application deadline, which should strictly follow the stipulated deadline of the Fellowship scheme. The application deadline of the Scheme is 1 December 2009 (23:59 hrs, Hong Kong time).

For details visit

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Accountancy PhD Positions, Queensland University Australia 2009

The School of Accountancy is situated at the Gardens Point Campus and also teaches into core units at the Caboolture campus. The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate accountancy programs and employs sessional academic staff to supplement the expertise of full time teaching staff in these programs.

There are opportunities available on a sessional basis for qualified personnel to undertake lectures and tutorials (day and/or evening) and to assist with marking, writing materials, and other related tasks. The School is now seeking expressions of interest for these positions from highly qualified applicants with experience in the following fields: accounting-financial, management and company accounting, auditing, taxation, business law, company law, governance, electronic business, financial planning, superannuation and nonprofit studies. In particular, expressions of interest from individuals with postgraduate qualifications are sought.

Persons with a degree in the relevant field and prior teaching experience are invited to submit a curriculum vitae with covering letter outlining the areas that you would be interested in teaching.

Applications must be submitted by 3 September 2009. Applications and further enquiries should be directed to Professor Christine Ryan at or phone 3138 2881.
Applications will be considered on their merits and successful applicants will be included in a pool from which sessional staff will be drawn.

Closing Date: 3 September, 2009

Contact Details:
Info: Christine Ryan
Phone: 3138 2881

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PhD Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Areas at NUS

The Asia Research Institute is pleased to offer Ph.D. research scholarships from August 2010 in the following interdisciplinary areas:






The PhD scholarship is to be taken up jointly with the appropriate discipline-based department. This would normally be with a department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but where appropriate could also be with the Faculty of Law, School of Business or School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore. Please note that some departments / Programmes only have one intake per year in August (Semester 1).

Interested applicants are required to submit their application by 15th November 2009, indicating clearly both which ARI interdisciplinary area they wish to join and which department they would be attached to. Application procedures and forms can be obtained from the NUS website via this URL: http://www.nus. /edu/gd-applnres .html

Applicants must use the application forms in the respective Faculty websites depending on the Faculty to which they wish to seek admission. They should send their applications directly to their respective faculties, indicating their interest to be attached to ARI. Applicants should not send a duplicate copy to ARI.

The following interdisciplinary areas or "clusters" are offering scholarships:

1) The Changing Family in Asia (Research Leader: Prof Gavin Jones)
This cluster explores the dimensions of family change in the region, their causes and their implications. These dimensions include rising ages at marriage, declining size of the nuclear family, increase in one-person households and alternative family forms, changing gender roles within families, and changes in family structures. They are studied in the context of the changing political-economic structures and changing state/family roles in provision of services and support.

2) The Migration Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Brenda Yeoh) explores the issues arising from increased levels of human mobility in the region, both within and across national borders. Mobility of high-level professional and managerial personnel, labour migration, both documented and undocumented, and human trafficking all raise theoretical and methodological questions and major policy issues, as does the role of migration in urban change.

3) The Religion and Globalisation Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Bryan Turner) explores the changing patterns of religious practice, belief and identity in recent times, particularly in Southeast Asia, China and South Asia. The title implies a particular interest in transnational and diasporic interactions, the engagement with modern technologies and values, and new global or `glocal´ forms of identity.

4) The Cultural Studies Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Chua Beng Huat) consciously challenges disciplinary boundaries to address new topics, issues and concerns thrown up by the rapid globalization of contemporary cultures. ARI is interested in new understandings of the everyday life cultural practices of contemporary Asia, as in adaptations of older patterns in literature, and the performing and graphic arts, in rapidly changing contemporary conditions.

5) The Southeast Asia-China Interactions Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Anthony Reid) will welcome students in two project areas: The Cold War in Asia, relating particularly to relations between the two Chinas (CCP and KMT) and the parties, movements and governments of Southeast Asia; and issues of heritage recovery and archaeology in Aceh and Sumatra more generally.

6) The Asian Cities Cluster (Research Leaders: Prof Heng Chye Kiang & Prof Chua Beng Huat) is housed in School of Design and Environment (SDE), Department of Architecture (NUS). This cluster focuses especially on cutting-edges areas of rapid change and the identity of Asia cities, notably including: the impact of rapid urbanization, adapting and conserving heritage to a changing urban environment, and urban environmental planning. It will build collaborative and interdisciplinary connections among the colleagues from the Humanities and Social Science faculties in NUS.

ARI is a university-level institute formed in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the NUS. The mission of the Institute is to produce and promote world-class research on Asia. ARI engages the social sciences and humanities broadly defined, and encourages especially multidisciplinary studies. Now home to six research clusters with a strong team of resident and visiting scholars, ARI works closely with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Design and Environment in NUS.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ms Kristy Won
Asia Research Institute
email: sg
Tel: (65) 6516 3810
Fax: (65) 6779 1428


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DAAD PhD Research Grants Awards, Germany 2009-2010

Research grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research.

This grant is open to applicants in all fields. However, there are restrictions for those in healthcare related fields, including dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine; please contact the DAAD New York office if your academic pursuits are in these fields.


Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited doctoral degree program or engaged full-time in a post-doctoral position. Those wishing to pursue a complete doctoral degree program in Germany do not have to meet this requirement.
Applicants should have a well-defined research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study or do research in a particular university department.

Only doctoral degree candidates who are ABD (all but dissertation) or will have reached ABD status by the time of the grant period and Post Docs are eligible to apply for grants less than ten months in duration.

Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German.

At the time of application, Applicants must not have been resident in Germany for more than one year.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application and express intent to return to their US/Canadian institution following the research visit to Germany may also be eligible.

Prior recipients of a DAAD grant/scholarship should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility.

Scholarship Duration:

Research Grants are awarded for periods of one to 10 months. Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany may receive up to three one-year extensions.

Starting Date:
Ten-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 2010 to July 2011). Short-term grants (one to six months) must be started between four and twelve months after the application deadline.

Monthly stipend is approximately €1,000. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs.

Additional Information:
A very limited number of grantees for periods of seven months or longer may be awarded an additional two-month language course grant.
Grantees may not hold a DAAD grant concurrently with funding from another German, German-American, or German-Canadian organization for the same period.

Closing Date:
* November 15, 2009 (postmark) for 10-month and short-term grants
* Please apply at least four months before your projected research stay in Germany and not much more than a year ahead.

Application Procedure For Scholarship:

Check if your university is a DAAD Partner University by clicking here.
If your school is a Partner University, contact the designated DAAD campus coordinator (at the list above). All materials should be submited to your coordinator before your university’s deadline. For the May 15th deadline (Short-term research grant) please apply directly to the DAAD New York office.
If your university is NOT a Partner University, send your application directly to the DAAD New York office. Do NOT send any materials to the DAAD Bonn office.
The application form must be completed online.
Please disregard the “Information regarding your application”, the last page of the online application. The information relevant to your application is the following as well as the instructions DAAD New York provides in the Online Application Guidelines and the Instructions for Completing the DAAD Online Application.
Collate, but DO NOT staple, each copy of the application in this order:
Signed Application Form
Research Proposal
2 Letters of Recommendation
Evidence of Contact with German Institution
DAAD Language Certificate
For PhD candidates, confirmation of ABD status
Submit a total of FOUR copies (1 original, 3 photocopies) of all the above application materials. You may open your official transcript to make photocopies of it. Exception: You may submit just ONE of each of your original, sealed recommendation letters (i.e. no photocopies needed of recommendation letters).
For queries regarding DAAD research grants, please contact

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30 PhD Scholarships at Victoria University, New Zealand 2009

For the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research, one objective being to build up strong research schools at the University, Victoria offers PhD scholarships to those about to commence their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

Scholarship Objectives:
These Scholarships are intended to encourage doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Scholarship Eligibility:
The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol either for PhD. In exceptional cases, applications may be considered from students seeking scholarship support for a PhD degree for which they are already enrolled at VUW. In such cases applicants are required to provide detailed evidence of their exceptional circumstances which must be accompanied by clear support from their supervisor.

Scholarships Value:
$21,000 annually (from March 2009)
Domestic tuition fees
$500 thesis allowance

Scholarship Duration:
Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a PhD at VUW for more than three months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made to him/her, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Scholarships Committee.

Important Dates:
Sunday 01 November 2009
Tuesday 15 June 2010

Application For Scholarship:
Application form can be downloaded from here.
PDF for scholarship guidlines can be downloaded from here.

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Aug 10, 2009

CfA: Youth in Action media project in Macedonia

On behalf of Cre8ive8 Youth Media Production we are publishing the following call. PLEASE CONTACT/ANSWER DIRECTLY TO irena.efrem@ latest by 12th August.

Dear partner, friends and colleagues,

We, NGO Cre8ive8 Youth Media Production from Skopje, Macedonia will apply for the following Action 3.1 Training & networking programme :
'DigiTales - Tell Your Story'

Brief summary of the project
'DigiTales - Tell Your Story!' is a youth media project that aims to enable young people from diverse communities to express themselves, tell their story and induce a positive impact in the society they live by using a simple media technique known as Digital storytelling. The central issues addressed in the project involve: social inclusion, empowering young people, promoting equal opportunities in the diverse community, active citizenship, as well as unleashing the youth creativity and freedom of thinking. The essential idea of the project is to help young people who live on the edge youth inclusion to voice their views and opinions, to express their aspirations for better future and to make a positive difference in their communities.

The main project activities involve organisation of DigiTales workshops during which participants learn how depict their story in a short DigiTale. Basically, the workshops programme is specially designed to help young people gain new skills, learn how to make a short but powerful DigiTale and convey their story and message so that the public can hear it.
The tangible project results are powerful DigiTales which people can see and become aware of what young people have to say. By the end of the course each participant will have the chance to produce a short personal digitale!

Number of countries involved:
- 4 ( Macedonia and 3 more partners. At least 2 Programme countries needed)

Number of participants per country:
- 7 (6 + 1 group leader)

Profile of participants
- 16-22 years old
- with no, or little experience in film making
- preferably mixed gender

Proposed dates for the training course

- 4-11 July 2010 (the dates are still not fixed, but it is most probable the exchange visit to take place in the period 1-15 July 2010. The dates may be re agreed)
Course duration: 7 days

Location of the training course:
- Macedonia (we are still negotiating about few possible venues in Strumica, Ohrid, Bitola, Kochani, Pelister)
Basically we need team of 7 people from your organisation to come and spend 7 unforgettable days in Macedonia!

The call is open for programme countries and neighboring partner countries members of EU:
In case you are interested to support the action, please send a reply to this mail
irena.efrem@ gmail.comas soon as possible or latest by 12th August 09.
Find PART III document attached, sign it, put a stamp and send it back to us.
- scanned to this mail
- and via post to the following address:
to Irena Efremovska
Bvld. Jane Sandanski 37/1-14
1000 Skopje

We are looking forward to an unforgettable experience,
moments with inspiration & lots of friendships creation!

Many inspiring moments,
Cre8ive8 Youth Media Production
www.cre8ive8. org

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CfA: Macedonian NGO looking for an EVS volunteer

FEJS Macedonia has one free place for EVS volunteer from EU country starting from January 2010 for project 2008-SI-93.

The project include activities
" He/she will work on updating and bringing new contents of FEJS Macedonia web page www.mladiinfo. com . Mladi Info is an informative web portal, an enthusisatic attempt to group in one place all studying possibilities, scholarships, grants, trainings and conferences, various calls, working and internship opportunities available for the young people in Europe.

www.mladiinfo. com has been selected as one of the top five web portals in the world in the ‘Education For All’ category at the World Summit Youth Award.

Mladi Info has won this award competing against 622 web portals coming from 101
countries in the world. The winner selection was a three-round process done by an international expert jury comprising twenty world renowned experts in this field.

Mladi Info will officially receive its award at the UN Global Forum for Information and Communications Technologies and Development taking place in Monterrey, Mexico in September, 2009.

" He/she will coordinate some of the European/regional projects implemented by the two networks FEJS Macedonia is part of, FEJS ( ) and European
Youth Press (
" He/she will be involved in the implementation of the forthcoming FEJS Macedonia projects.
" He/she will be provided with the opportunity from the very beginning to initiate his/her own project/activity which will be supported by FEJS Macedonia who will help for securing the necessary funds.

As Macedonia is still in pilot phase for EVS and the procedure for applying for grant is lasting too long because of that the sending organization of the volunteer who is interested to come in Macedonia should apply up to SEP 1 deadline in order to obtain grant from their NA for their volunteer.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on fejsmacedonia@

Lea Linin
FEJS Macedonia
Partizanski odredi 22
+ 389 2 250 98 90
www.mladiinfo. com

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Aug 9, 2009

CfA: Internship opportunity-Center for Research and Policy Making


"The Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM)" is seeking an intern to perform a broad range of tasks. CRPM is one of the biggest and most prominent think tanks in Macedonia and is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. Internships at CRPM are designed to provide participants with opportunities to grow professionally and personally. They are a chance to use academic knowledge in a practical environment, while learning and working alongside others that are passionate about their work.


Your tasks may include conducting targeted background research, tracking media coverage, assisting in the organization of training events and contributing to general office support duties, including updating of databases. There will of course be some overlap of duties, combining research and administrative tasks.

-Providing research assistance for forthcoming meetings, articles, reports and other CRPM public activities.
-Assisting with planning and organizing of CRPM events; assisting in finding and booking venues, researching potential speakers, arranging catering, contacting speakers, assisting at events, liasing with sponsors.
-Communicate on the behalf of CRPM with relevant stakeholders in the government, the media, business and civil society sector.
-Online, blogging, website and media communication tasks
-Various administrative tasks, such as post, photocopying, handling purchase of minor office supplies, etc.


• A relevant university degree (Master's degree in public policy, political science, development studies, economics, international relations is a plus)
• Proficiency in the usage of computer, Microsoft office, (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SPSS, Access)
• Well-developed interpersonal and team working skills, works well under pressure
• Excellent communication and organization skills (HTML, Photoshop and journalism or website skills are a plus)

Candidates should be fluent in Macedonian with a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of regional languages such as Albanian, Serbian or Roma is a plus. Desirable qualifications also include a previous experience with event management.

Please send your applications to crpminternship@ Applications must be received by August 5th, 2009! Only short- listed candidates will be contacted. The duration of the internship is envisioned at three months. For more information please visit our website: mk

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CfA: Inter-Balkan Youth Meeting, Prespes, Greece, 7-9.8.2009

The Meeting of Young People of Balkan Countries includes: Prespes Declaration, Conclusion of Youth Cooperation of Balkans, Development of Youth Interbalkan Network, Meeting of common cultural points of Balkan people, Approach of Young People through the Intercultural Dialogue and Intercultural learning activities, Participation in cultural activities such as the “Balkan Symposium” where all the Balkan Countries will present their culture, society, local traditions that characterizes each Balkan Country.

Balkan Amfiktionia – Association of Young People of Balkan Countries

Balkan Amfiktionia – Association of Young people of Balkan Countries in cooperation with the Municipality of Prespes, Florina of Northern Greece organizes the first Interbalkan Youth Meeting of Balkan Amfiktionia:

Project title: InterBalkan Youth Meeting
Dates: 7-9 August 2009
Venue/Country: Prespes, Region of Florina, Northern Greece, Greece
Partner Countries: All the Balkan Countries as Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM, Albania, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece. Total 11 countries
Participants: 2 persons per Country, representatives of Youth Organizations, Institutions, Universities, Associations and Youth Clubs.
Age Group: 18 – 60
Accommodation & food: 100% will be covered by Municipality of Prespes and Balkan Amfiktionia – Association of Young People of Balkan Countries
Travel costs: Will be covered by the participants themselves or their organizations.
Local Transportation: 100% will be covered by Municipality of Prespes and Balkan Amfiktionia – Association of Young People of Balkan Countries.
Participation Fee per person: € 20

The place of the meeting, in Prespes was chosen due to its historical, geographical, geophysical position and its extraordinary natural beauty.
The date of the meeting was chosen particularly in order to be combined and related to the well known Cultural Festival of the area called “PRESPIA”.

To show your interest and be partner of our program please fill up the application form attached and send it by mail: amfiktionia@ or send it by fax to: +30 210 321 56 05

Profile of our Association:
“BALKAN AMFIKTIONIA- ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE OF BALKAN COUNTRIES” is a Non Governmental, Non Profit Organization, founded in 2003, which has as purpose:
the creation and promotion of relations of trust communication and cooperation among the young people of Greece who are inspired from the idea of approximation of Balkan People and the young people as of the Balkan Countries, as of any other country of the world, who carry the same ideas,
the promotion of the idea for the development of relations of good neighbouring and peaceful coexistence of the Balkan people and the same minded people all around the world,
the respect, the search, the preservation, the promotion and advancement of historical and cultural heritage of Greece and Balkan Countries,
the development of cultural and social bondages between the Balkan people,
the elimination of the poverty and the offer of humanitarian (first needs, plus pharmaceutical) help to citizens of Balkan Countries and third world countries,
the realization of programs which protect the human- social rights and the environment,
the scientific, culture- spiritual, technological and economic support for the improvement of the social- spiritual, cultural and life’s level of the people of Balkan and third world Countries who need the above support,
While parallel “BALKAN AMFIKTIONIA- ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE OF BALKAN COUNTRIES” can cooperate and also be unified with larger Associations of the same kind inlands or abroad for the promotion of its purpose.

The Association pursues the achievement of its goals by every lawful and legitimate way and specifically:
by organizing offices and clubs for the communication of the members,
by organizing speeches and lectures,
by scheduling relative conventions and seminars, youth programmes, humanitarian and peace missions,
by participating in committees, conventions exhibition and shows relevant to the means of the Association,
by giving prizes and monetary awards for activities that contribute to the achievement of the means of the Association,
by financing publications with subjects relevant to the means of the Association,
by publishing informatory periodical editions in printed or electronic edition,
by using the potentiality of the new technologies for the creation of new channels of communications and cooperation,
by accomplishing harmonious cooperation with the Greek authorities, State organizations and all the qualified agencies for the promotion of the means of the Association.

The members of the Association are distinguished as Trainees and Regulars (Greek citizens, of age 18- 35) and also, as Associate and Honorary members (Alien, natives, non natives, permanent citizens of inbound, or abroad who accept the principles of the Association, independently of age).

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CfP: 40 Years of philological studies in Sibiu, Romania 19-21.11.2009

Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania
School of Letters and Arts

We invite papers in English, French and German investigating issues that are of interest to Higher Education professionals and researchers in the philological fields.

In today's globalised world, language, literary and cultural studies facilitate not merely a much-needed dialogue between different cultures but also a mediation between local and global culture. Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu is proud to celebrate a forty-year-long tradition in fostering disciplines that respond to the cultural, political and social effects of globalisation.

The topics to be approached by the participants may include (though they should not be limited to):
• Literacy and Multiliteracies
• Durability vs. change, essentialism vs. relativism
• Universal vs. culture-specific, enduring vs. perishable values
• Metropolitan vs. (post)colonial/ communist discourses
• Cultural amnesia and cultural anamnesis
• Assessing time, duration and transience and their representation in literature
• Aesthetic temporality versus social, religious, moral, political, perspectives on time
• Historicity and genre
• Cultural institutions (literature, literary history, the canon, translation, higher education etc.)
• Cultural identities in temporal perspectives
• Temporal dimensions of trauma
• Digital identities and virtual lives
• Digital languages and multimedia in the classrooms
• Discipline and interdisciplinarity
• Inter- and trans-cultural exchanges (translation studies and practice)
• The changing profession (redefining the mission of HE post-Bologna)

Presentations will be 20-minutes long plus 10 minutes for discussion. Roundtable proposals are also welcome. Authors are invited to submit abstracts, which will be published in the Conference programme. Abstracts may not exceed 200 words and will be accompanied by a list of 7-10 keywords and a short biographical note detailing the author's field of expertise and main achievements. They should be submitted in word format. Proposals must include titles of papers/ roundtables, name and institutional affiliation; mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address.

A selection of papers will be published in East/West Cultural Passage and American, British and Canadian Studies.

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 20 September 2009
Please send proposals to: Ana Blanca Ciocoi-Pop ,
Anca Iancu

Participation fee: 50 Euros (to be paid upon arrival)

We look forward to welcoming you in Sibiu! We mention that Sibiu city is situated in Central Romania ( Transilvania) and is well connected with oher Romanian or European cities by air ( 15 air destinations from the International Airport of Sibiu http://www.sibiuair ) ,train or bus ( check www.atlassib. ro ).




Institutional affiliation……………………..

Address (including phone number and e-mail)……………………

Title of paper………………

Section where you would like your paper to be included……………………
(please specify whether you need auxiliary material: flipchart, video projector, power point presentation, etc.)

Abstract (no more than 200 words)……………………….

Keywords (7-10)……………………….

A short bio (no more than 100 words)……………….

Accommodation (please tick your choice):

• YES, I need accommodation from………

• NO, I do not need accommodation


Deadline: 2009/09/20

Country or region: Romania

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CfP: Romanian Journal of Political Science - PolSci Focus: Twenty Years after: Fall to Fall?

Submission deadline: September 15, 2009

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Eastern and Central Europe has traveled the full cycle: from the greatest success to the greatest liability. How sustainable is the success of Eastern European countries? What explains their uneven performance during the transition and integration years? Is “catching-up” to remain only a distant dream, after the economic crisis? Are the lines dividing the region to become permanent? We invite papers which address these issues in a historical and comparative manner.

PolSci (Romanian Journal of Political Science) is indexed by ISI Thompson, IPSA, GESIS, CIAONET, EBSCO, CEEOL and EPNET.

Full call to follow POLSCI (Romanian Journal of Political Science) is a bi-annual journal edited by the Romanian Academic Society. It is the first peer reviewed journal of political science in Romania and also the first in the field being indexed by ISI Thompson under the Social Sciences Citation Index. The journal benefits from the extensive experience and professionalism of the board members and from valuable contributions of researchers and scholars in the field, being also indexed by other prominent institutions such as IPSA, GESIS, CIAONET, EBSCO, CEEOL and EPNET.

The journal invites academic papers, reviews of recent publications and announcements of forthcoming volumes on the success and failures of Eastern European governments in their 20 year transition to democracy. We welcome contributions from various fields of research in social sciences. The papers can address topics within the regional debate, or where Eastern Europe is placed in the wider theoretical and geographical debate on transition to democracy. PolSci accepts a limited number of articles outside its focus to be published in the current or future issues.

PolSci is accepting articles with lengths between 5,000 and 12,000 words, edited in Times New Roman, font size 12 and 1.5 lines spacing. References and citations should follow Harvard Style.

Your submission must be accompanied by the following information:
- name and surname of the author(s);
- institution and position held;
- research interests (max 50 words);
- abstract (max 400 words);
- keywords (max 5).

Please send your submissions in Word format at, by September 15th 2009, midnight CET.

For further information, please contact the editorial team:
Andra Dusu and Sinziana Poiana
Romanian Academic Society

*We will not review manuscripts that have already been published, are scheduled for publication elsewhere, or have been simultaneously submitted to another journal; this applies to both print and online formats.

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USA: Postdoc Position: Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University

*Postdoctoral Position at the Pennsylvania State University Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory*

The Pennsylvania State University is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join the Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory ( at the College of Information Sciences and Technology. The position is available immediately and will remain so until filled. The researcher will be involved in pursuing research and mentoring students in the ChemXSeer project ( funded by the National Science Foundation. The project involves research on information and knowledge extraction, indexing and mining from text and images, mediated information integration, database systems and ontology-based
interoperation, social network analysis, and knowledge management for chemistry and chemists and related areas.

Required skills for all positions include a strong record of technical excellence and achievement as demonstrated through publications, presentations at national and international meetings, and research in relevant discipline like database systems, data and text mining, information retrieval, web information systems, machine learning, digital libraries, natural language processing, pattern recognition,
semantic web, document analysis and processing, computational linguistics, etc. The applicant must possess prior experience in software development and the ability to design and perform experiments to validate research hypotheses. The applicant must have demonstrated strong written communication skills. The candidate must be self-directed and have the ability and willingness to mentor Ph.D. students working in
the project. Prior experience in a team-oriented technical research atmosphere is desirable.

The position does fully focuses on research with no expectation of teaching. The objective of this position is to enhance the researcher�s skills and record for a placement in a leading university or research laboratory at the end of the post-doctoral fellowship (typically in two years) Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science,
Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related area.

Penn State is a premier Research I university in the northeastern United States situated in an university town, State College, that is within three to four hours by car from New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, etc. Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, State College has a low cost of living and small university town charm.

More information about the future plans for the project will be provided to interested candidates. Please submit an application consisting of a CV and names of three references by email to Prasenjit Mitra (pmitra@ist.psu. edu) and C. Lee Giles (giles@ist.psu. edu). Applications will be considered starting immediately and will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled.

Penn State is an equal opportunity employer.

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USA: Postdoc: Data Management and Security, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

*Postdoctoral Research Associate
ADVIS Lab, Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago*

The ADVIS Lab in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a Postdoctoral Research Associate position starting as early as September 1, 2009.

Candidates should have a strong research record in data management with publications in highly competitive venues. Candidates with data security background are especially encouraged to apply.

For further information and online application instructions, see:

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USA: Post-Dissertation Fellowship at American Antiquarian Society

*Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society*

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society.

The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history, literature, and culture from contact to 1876, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies. Our holdings include many collections that
would be of use to environmental historians, including maps; landscape drawings, paintings, and photographs; local histories; and agricultural manuals and periodicals.

The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher.

The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000.

The Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the Society's collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.

Further information about the fellowship, along with application materials, is available on the AAS website, at http://www.american antiquarian. org/post- diss.htm. Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Paul Erickson, Director of Academic Programs at AAS, at perickson@mwa. org.

The deadline for applications for a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be held during the 2010-2011 academic year is *October 15, 2009*.

Paul J. Erickson
Director of Academic Programs
American Antiquarian Society

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USA: Postdoc Fellow in Digital and Audio-Visual Archive, Harvard University

*Harvard University - Post-doctoral Fellow
"Women's World in Qajar Iran": A Digital and Audio-Visual Archive *

A two-year, part-time post-doctoral fellowship position is available to serve as Project Coordinator for a grant-funded project, "Women's World in Qajar Iran: A Digital and Audio-Visual Archive.

The position will be responsible for interfacing with all individuals and offices associated with this project, including staff at the Harvard College Library (HCL), the Harvard University Libraries (HUL), and Historicus, Inc., and the scholarly team; will work with the Principal Investigator and the scholarly team to develop work and travel plans for each field trip and coordinate communications and work activities on their behalf; will serve as the project's liaison to HCL, HUL,
University Information Systems (UIS), and other Harvard services; will develop procedures for managing the workflow that translates materials digitized in the field to those cataloged and archived in HCL/HUL's various systems; will coordinate contracts and financial activities, including vendor contracts for photographic services and web design; maintain all documentation related to the project; and assist with communications and problem solving related to all aspects of the project.

The ideal candidate will have experience in project management and a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. A background in collections management (museums, archives, libraries, or special collections) , photographic reproduction, and/or digital projects is preferred. Because of the digital and distributed nature of this project, strong computer skills including experience with spreadsheets (Excel), relational databases (MS Access, FileMaker, or MySQL), graphical formats (JPEG, TIF, MOV, MP3), and online collaboration tools will be critical for success in this position. Knowledge of Persian, while not required, would be an advantage.

Interested applicants should send a c.v., and the names of two or three references to: Professor Afsaneh Najmabadi, Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Harvard University, Boylston Hall Ground Floor, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Deadline for receipt of applications is: *August 7, 2009*.

Contact Info:
Professor Afsaneh Najmabadi
Harvard University
Boylston Hall Ground Floor, Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

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USA: Franklin Research Grants

Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2008-2009 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded over $259,000 to 60 scholars, and the Society expects to make at least a similar and potentially a higher number of awards in this year's competition. The Franklin program is
particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape
recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have received Franklin grants may reapply after an interval of two years.

Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2010. Grants are not retroactive. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

For applications and two letters of support:

* October 1, 2009, for a January 2010 decision for work in February through December
* December 1, 2009, for a March 2010 decision for work in April through December

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all required materials, including letters of support, reached the Society on time; contact Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc .org or 215-440-3429.

Reports are due no later than one month after completing the work for which the award was made.

Linda Musumeci
Research Administrator
American Philosophical Society
104 S. Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Email: lmusumeci@amphilsoc .org
Website: http://www.amphilso franklin. htm

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USA: Linfield College - Undergraduate scholarship for International students

Linfield College, a small private undergraduate institution in McMinnville, Oregon, offers partial tuition scholarships to qualified international students. The amount awarded is determined primarily by the student's academic record as indicated on official transcripts, with some consideration also given to TOEFL or IELTS or SAT scores.

The value of these awards ranges from $14,000 for an equivalent 3.4 GPA up to $20,000 for students with a 3.8 or higher GPA. A Campus Employment opportunity is usually added to the scholarship award, so the student can earn up to $2,520 per year by working on campus.

The total cost at Linfield for the 2009-2010 year for an international student will be approximately $41,000. This amount covers all expected expenses, including the cost of the optional January Term, the required Linfield health insurance plan, and an estimated $1,100 for personal expenses.

For more information contact Mr. Floyd Schrock in the office of admission at fschrock@linfield. edu. Linfield College is on the web at

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USA: Postdoc Position in the Societal Aspects of Environmental Effec

*Environmental Risk Perception. University of California, Santa Barbara*

Postdoctoral position focusing on societal aspects of nanotech. It's open to Ph.D.s from lots of disciplines, but environmental sociologists might have especially strong interests (and capabilities to offer). Details follow:

A multidisciplinary team of social scientists is seeking a postdoctoral- level researcher to study the societal aspects of emerging effects of nanomaterials (NMs) in the environment, with a particular focus on US public and expert risk perception and comparative risk analysis. The specific project opportunities include:

* survey research on US public perceptions of nanotech environmental risk;
* comparative analysis of other technological and environmental risk controversies;
* social amplification and attenuation of risk;
* constructed preference and decision pathways;
* vulnerability, gender, race and risk perception;
* mental modeling and risk communication.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant social, behavioral, or environmental studies field, including Ph.D's from interdisciplinary environmental studies programs as well as those offered through sociology, anthropology, geography, communications, social psychology, political science, and/or law. The applicant must have demonstrated experience in related research, and a record of communicating research results. Quantitative data analysis expertise required; mixed quantitative/ qualitative methods research background highly desirable.

The position will be available starting October 1, 2009 or later and is full time with a beginning salary of $42,000-$46, 000 (plus health benefits) depending on experience. Applications should have completed the PhD no more than 6 years prior, although exceptions can be made where a hiatus from academic work can be explained. The initial appointment is for 1-year on this multiyear project; continuation beyond
1 year will be based on performance and funding. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three referees to imelda@icess. Initial review of applications will begin on *September 1, 2009*, however the position will remain open until filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

William R. Freudenburg
Dehlsen Professor of Environment and Society
Environmental Studies Program
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4160
phone: 805-893-8282 fax: 805-893-8686

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Location : Izmir, Turkey

Institution Type : College/University

Position Type : Assistant or Associate Professor

Main Category : American Culture and Literature

Submitted : Monday, August 3, 2009

American Studies, Assistant or Associate Professor: The American Culture and Literature Department at Izmir University, Turkey, invites applications for an appointment beginning in September 28, 2009 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking a highly dedicated scholar-teacher who is ready to overcome potential challenges of a newly founded department of a two-year old university. Applicants are expected to be highly motivated, collegial individuals and teach courses, conduct research, and help develop curriculum in the program.

Ph.D. in American Studies or equivalent is required. Applicants are expected to be "learners" with established and significant record of scholarly achievement in research and teaching, be committed to intercultural and interdisciplinary teaching/learning, eager to seek and apply new approaches to teaching and scholarship, and ready to prepare students to face challenges in a world rapidly evolving in the age of knowledge.

Please send your c.v. and letter of application indicating relevant
research and teaching experience by e-mail both to
zafer.parlak@ tr and
fatma.kirbay@ tr

Izmir University, Department of American Culture and Literature, Gursel
Aksel Cad. No: 14 Uckuyular 35350 Izmir-Turkey

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CfP: Practices of International Governance, Antwerp, 27-28.11.2009

Practices of International Governance

27-28 November, 2009

To the extent that societies are subject to processes of globalization,
problems increasingly have to be dealt with “beyond the nation-state.” There is a growing need for international governance. This is not a new, and even less so a contested claim. Unsurprisingly, then, political salience gives rise to scholarly attention. How is it possible to understand the presence/absence, nature, and evolution of international governance? Scholarly accounts of international governance typically rely on diverging social theories. Rationalist social theory informs the dispute over relative versus absolute gains, whereas constructivist approaches address the importance of norm development and changing identities in the relationship between the nation-state and the plurality of actors the contemporary international game. From yet another perspective, discursive approaches can point to shifting loci and bases of authority in these governance structures. Their focus is on the conditions of international action.

In recent times, a range of academics has started to question the singular focus on
discourse, and is instead suggesting a focus on “practices” (see e.g. Neumann 2002, 2007, 2009, Büger and Gadinger 2005, Müller 2008, Pouliot 2008). A major concern in this practice turn is how practices relate to discourse and its institutionalisatio n, and how they relate to social and cultural change. This workshop on the “practices of international governance” will both focus broadly on the practice turn in social theory, and its relevance for the discipline of political science, and explore its relevance for the study of changes in international governance specifically. Special attention will be paid to its methodological implications.

This two-day workshop will be convened by one of the key participants in the ‘practices of governance’ debate, prof. Iver Neumann ( Oslo University). Besides roundtable discussions on “the practice turn” in social theory and international relations, participants will present their research in panel sessions.

We are soliciting three types of papers: analyses that
» contribute to the theorisation of the practice turn in international governance; and/or
» develop methodologies to apply these (meta)theoretical insights to
» empirical studies of practices of international governance

Both junior and senior researches are invited to send a paper proposal. Contributions can take the form of a regular conference paper or of a research design. It is our intention to publish a selection of the papers either as a special issue or as an edited volume.

Deadline paper proposals (abstracts): 15 September 2009

Location: The workshop will be hosted by the University of Antwerp, Belgium

Fees: None. We have applied for funding to finance accommodation, lunches and dinner for participants. The organization of the workshop is conditional upon obtaining this funding (which excludes participants’ traveling costs).

Paper abstracts and information requests can be sent to
Jorg Kustermans (Jorg.Kustermans@
Tanja Aalberts (taalberts@fsw. leidenuniv. nl)

See also:

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AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference 2009

AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference 2009

Perspectives on Urban Life: Connections and Reconnections

29 September to 1 October

The Manning Clark Centre, Australian National University, Canberra

Call for papers is now closed.

Preliminary timetable and list of speakers is now available here

If you have any queries please contact the conference organisers (conference2009@ au)


As its major theme, the conference will consider a range of questions for Indigenous people living in urban and semi-urban/regional areas.

The Conference provides an opportunity for a diverse range of people to discuss issues of relevance for today's urban Indigenous population, including community members and organizations, Traditional Owners, policy makers, service and industry providers, government agencies, consultants, academics and researchers.

For more information about the conference theme click here


The conference runs from Tuesday to Thursday, providing an opportunity for participants to hold workshops on the Monday and/or Friday. Workshops currently being considered include:

- tour of Indigenous cultural sites around the ACT, sponsored by the ACT Government. Monday pm and Friday am

- discussion / workshop on the revised Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies. A draft of the Guidelines will be available at the conference.

- researching urban histories

Trade stalls, exhibitions and poster displays are also invited.

Please contact Tony Boxall (e-mail or phone (02) 6246 1145) to discuss your interests.


Registrations are now open!


All applicants for grants have been advised the results of their applications. If you have not yet received advice, please contact Tony Boxall (conference2009@ au or (02) 6246 1145).


For information about the welcome reception, conference dinner, accommodation and transport please click here.


Program: Cressida Fforde (02 6261 4221)

General information: Tony Boxall (02 6246 1145)

email: Conference 2009

Street address: AIATSIS Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT

Postal address: AIATSIS, GPO Box 553, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

For more on the conference, or to register, visit the site here .

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Aug 8, 2009

CfP: UNICEF, Study of the Risks and Threats to Children's Wellbeing

Call for Proposals


National Research Institute to assist in the preparation of a:
Study of the Risks and Threats to Children’s Wellbeing Arising from the Current Economic Crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

UNICEF – Skopje, is seeking a national research institute to assist an international consultant in conducting research on the real and potential impact of the financial crisis on children in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The final product of this collaboration will be a Study on the risks and threats to children’s wellbeing that can arise as a result of the current economic crisis in the country. An intermediate product will be the completion of a questionnaire regarding the current socio-economic situation in the country.

Project Duration:
Part I: 15 August – 15 September
Part II: 15 August – 31 December

Overall goal: The overall goal is to improve our understanding of the effects of the current economic crisis on children, by analyzing its impact on poverty, social inclusion and other socio-economic aspects relevant to children. Moreover, the analysis should result in concrete proposals for policy alternatives and recommendations for compensatory mechanisms designed to mitigate the impact of the crisis on children in the country.

Key Assignments:
During the first part of the project, the national research institution will be responsible for filling the questionnaire provided in the annex of the attached Terms of Reference. Please note that while much of the information required in the questionnaire is relevant for the final Study, the latter is expected to go much further with respect to analyzing the potential consequences of the crisis as well as the policies designed to alleviate the negative effects.

The second part of the project starts simultaneously with the first. It involves primarily information and data gathering, organizing activities to generate knowledge and disseminate information, and other administrative tasks required for the successful completion of the project. In addition, the national research institute under the guidance and leadership of the international consultant, will participate in the process of designing and developing the methodology, and will provide input for the draft version of the study.

How to Apply:
Interested national institutes should send a their applications electronically to BOTH email addresses below no later than August 12, 2009.

The applications should include the following:
- Full name and background of the research organization
-Proposed research methodology for Part I of the project (Please note that Part I only refers to responding to the questionnaire. The methodology for the second part will be developed jointly by the international consultant and the research institute later on)
- Detailed CVs of the researchers who will be involved in the project
- A budget proposal with estimated costs for the overall project (NB. Please do not include printing costs) Please attach this in a separate document.

Contacts: Ilija Talev italev@unicef. org ; Irina Ivanovska iivanovska@unicef. org

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Applications by individual researchers will not be considered.

Before applying, please read the full Terms of Reference found on the website of UNICEF- Skopje office:

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CfA: MA program in Conflict Studies, Faculty of Media and Communications

The Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), at Singidunum University, invites all interested applicants in its MA degree in Conflict Studies to apply for admission.

The FMK in Belgrade, Serbia is the first to offer MA program in Conflict Studies, taught in English, in the region of the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. In academic year 2009/2010 we offer our first year registration in this unique and new program.

The faculty is situated in the center of the city. It is committed to excellent level of education, to innovative curriculums and energetic environment. As we are committed to creating a vibrant diverse student body, we now welcome applications from local as well as international students both from Southeast European countries and from further afar.

For additional information please visit our website: www.fmk.singidunum. ac.yu/conflict_ studies and feel free to contact us at conflict.studies@

Applicants must have completed their previous degree programs by September, 2009, at the latest.

Application Deadline for 2009/10 academic year: August 31, 2009

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CfP: Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools, Bucharest, 30-31.10.2009

"Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools"
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest
October 30-31, 2009

We are delighted to invite you at the 2nd edition of the BUCHAREST CONFERENCE IN APPLIED ETHICS, 2009. The event will be hosted by the Faculty of Bucharest, University of Bucharest, during October 30-31, 2009.

The BCAE has been developed as a debate platform, where theorists and practicians meet together and discuss the most important topics in the fields of Applied Ethics. The main aim of these conferences is the advancement of significant solutions for the real world.

This year topic, "Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools", reflects the growing interest in institutionalizing ethics. And though there has been some discussions on the role of ethics committees or on the function of some other ethical tools (especially, ethics training and social audit) -- mainly in the form of academic papers --, we consider that the debate is insufficient and too localized. In practice, the theoretical developments are rarely taken into consideration (e.g., in Southern and Eastern Europe, ethics committees function as 'intuitive' bodies, where decision is influenced more by its members' biases, while the Northern European pattern depends heavily on procedures).

Our aim is to bring into light those aspects that can make the ethics tools really work. The ethics committees and the codes of ethics are not individual tools; so we hope to see them working together in integrated ethics (and compliance) frameworks or management systems.

The conference organizers are looking for papers that consider either the integrative model or individual tools. The later approach may discuss topics such as:
the ethics committees and their role in developing effective policies;
codes of ethics: typology, role, structure;
ethics (and compliance) trainings;
ethics audit, social audit, CSR reporting;
ethics (and compliance) policies;
awareness programs;
other ethical tools.

Early submissions are highly encouraged. This way, the prospective participants may receive the acceptance letters faster.

Prospective participants must send final papers to the conference organizers by September 10, 2009. All papers will circulate before conference and will be temporarily published on the official website. After the conference, the papers will be published in the BCAE Proceedings.

Official language is English, but there will be a Romanian speaking panel.

All papers must observe the editorial guidelines and must be prepared for blind-review (one Word file containing the title, author's name, and an English 200-words abstract + a separate Word file containing the title, the abstract and the paper).

There is no participation fee.

For further inquiries, all correspondence should be sent to:
bcae /AT/ bcae / DOT/ ro

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CfA: Research Fellowship, Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe at Sofia University

Research Fellowships

Deadline for applications: September 20th 2009

Grant competition for 6 (six) fellowships for young researchers for up-to 16 weeks in Bulgaria (four months) in the field of the Humanities (History, Archeology, Ethnology, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Economy and Management, Public Administration, Journalism, International Relations, European, Balkan and other regional studies, Classical, West European and Slavic Language and Literary Studies, Documental and Archival Studies, etc.).

Hereby, the Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe (Institute for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies) at Sofia University announces a call for applications for 6 (six) fellowships for young foreign researchers. In order to be eligible, the applicant should be younger than 35 years of age, possess at least an M.A. degree and be either working at a foreign university/research center or be studying for a Ph.D. degree.

The research proposals should be interdisciplinary in its thematic approach focusing on the broad framework of European studies: the dialogue about and between the institutions of the EU, the harmonization of the social environment, the European dimensions of the global economic environment, the balance between national and supranational institutions, EU Law, the formulation of common European policies, cultural trends and European identities, the European educational space, intercultural communication media, transatlantic relations in the geopolitics of the 21st century etc.

The grant is for a period of up-to 16 (sixteen) weeks for research work in Sofia
as fellows of the Institute. The grant will amount to no more than 9 (nine)
thousand BGN (approx. 4400 Euros) i.e. 560 BGN per week. All grantees will be
affiliated to one of the working groups of the Institute and can count on the
expert advice of its permanent fellows. While in residence in Sofia, all fellows will be included in the current events of the Institute and thus get a chance for participation in its public presentations, lectures, talks, seminars and conferences. Further the Institute will provide help in finding accommodation at a reasonable price at a student hostel. At the end of the fellowship all grantees are expected to submit a research paper with the results of their work and any type of articles or papers that can be published in the Institute’s publications.

Applications should include the following documents:

• a curriculum vitae;

• a list of publications (if available);

• a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailed working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words);

• the name and contact details of an external academic expert;

• contact person / institution in Sofia;

Applications are to be sent via email: office@dialogueeuro until September 20th 2009.

The successful applicants must start their fellowship in the period: November 1-30th

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