Oct 30, 2011

Full fellowships for US-accredited Ph.D Program in Political Science - Public Policy specialization

*Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations, Central European University, Budapest *** **

We invite applications for the *Public Policy specialization (’track’)* of the Doctoral Program in Political Science offered by Central European University (CEU), a Budapest-based *English language graduate institution*. [1] Its Ph.D Program in Political Science is *accredited in the U.S.* and offers five specializations: *Comparative Politics*, *International Relations*, *Political Economy*, *Political Theory*, and *Public Policy*. It is one of the largest, most international and most competitive programs in Europe. Students, from over 30 countries, are supported by more than 35 faculty members.

The Public Policy track prepares graduate students for careers in research or higher education institutions It is highly competitive and welcomes applications from graduates of Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law, and related disciplines.

The curriculum of the *Public Policy track* proposes a solid, comprehensive, and methodologically rigorous grounding in political science, whilst developing research skills, analytical abilities and substantive knowledge related to public policy, public administration and governance. It offers a strong comparative dimension and addresses the challenges posed by
decentralization, globalization and privatization of governance structures and processes, to the design, delivery and assessment of public policies.

The doctoral candidates are actively introduced to research networks in their field through participation in graduate conferences and major research projects. The Doctoral School collaborates with a number of research centers including the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, the Center for Media and Communication Studies, the Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies, the Center for Environment and Security, the Center for European Union Research and the Asia Research Initiative.


Students admitted into CEU doctoral degree programs are eligible to the Full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for three years. It includes tuition, medical insurance, and a monthly stipend (around 750 €) to cover educational and accommodation costs. Doctoral students must complete their PhD degree within six years.

Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds. Further information on financial aid is available at: http://www.ceu.hu/admissions/financialaid/doctoral

*Career Paths*
Upon completion of the program, alumni of the School typically continue their career in higher education, policy analysis, the media, civil service, international NGOs and research organizations. Additional information on CEU graduates’ career paths is available at: *

All applicants must meet the General CEU Admissions Requirements (see: *
www.ceu.hu/admissions/apply*), and submit:
· curriculum vitae;
· proof of relevant English language competency;
· a 1,500-word research proposal;
- a 500-word statement of purpose;
· two confidential letters of recommendation;
· relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas;
· a summary of the submitted or planned Master’s thesis or other substantial academic work.
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The deadline for applications is January 25, 2012, 24:00 Pacific Standard
Time (PST).
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*More information and inquiries*
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For further information on the Doctoral School’s academic programs and courses, specific entry requirements, and a list of faculty, visit the Doctoral School’s website or contact the Doctoral School at http://pds.ceu.hu
Email: ds@ceu.hu

For further information on the Public Policy track, please contact Track Representative Dr. Marie-Pierre Granger, at grangerm@ceu. hu, or Coordinator Aniko Hegedus, at hegedusa@ceu. hu.

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Mailing address: CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations: Nador u. 9, 1051 **Budapest** , Hungary

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CfP: Special issue on Art and Politics, Studia Politica no 4

Call for Papers: Studia Politica, Special issue on "Art and politics" no 4/2011

We invite contributions for a special issue of Studia Politica that explores the relationship between art and politics in postcommunist contexts. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches of these topics in English, French or Romanian.

We are especially interested in submissions that situate communist art and culture in their connections to politics in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Questions contributors might address include, but are not limited to:
How were artistic institutions transformed by the changes of regime?
How did the double transition (political and economic) affect the artistic domain?
How are artistic discourses transformed in the aftermath of communism?
How is the communist past deconstructed by artists?
Which is, comparatively, the approach of the post-communist states towards the artistic world?

Approaches of the various artistic contexts during the communist period are also welcomed.

Submission Guidelines: the articles should have 40.000 characters (including spaces).
Please consult our Author Guidelines before submitting your article at: http://www.studiapolitica.eu/Author-guidelines.

The deadline to submit your articles is November 5, 2011.

The editor, Caterina Preda may be contacted at: caterina.preda@ studiapolitica. eu.

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Oct 29, 2011

Researchers/RAs/PhD/Postdoc, ITI of CERTH, Thessaloniki

The Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), invites applications for two (2) researchers (one research assistant / PhD candidate, and one post-doctoral researcher) in the field of image/video analysis and event-based labeling. The positions are part of a research project on the computationally- efficient analysis and annotation of audio-visual content, as well as the linking of parts of the content with other
relevant content items, for the purpose of interweaving TV and Web content into a single integrated experience.

CERTH-ITI is located in Thessaloniki, Greece (http://www.iti.gr/iti/contact.html), about 10 km east of the city centre. ITI is one of the leading Institutions of Greece in the fields of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunications, with long experience in numerous European and national R&D projects. ITI has participated in more than 50 research projects funded by the European Commission (IST FP5-FP6-FP7) and more than 85 research projects funded by Greek National Research Programmes and consulting cubcontracts with the private sector.

Specifically, researchers are to be recruited for the following positions:

1. Image/video decomposition, representation and matching, with emphasis on computationally- efficient CPU- and GPU-based implementation. Experience in image/video analysis and matching,
machine learning techniques, and GPU programming will be appreciated.

2. Audio-visual content instance- and event-based labeling. Experience in image/video analysis, event detection from multimedia, machine learning techniques, and GPU programming will be appreciated.

Candidates must have a PhD (for post-doctoral researcher applicants) or a Master of Science (for research assistant / PhD candidate applicants) in a related field, a demonstrated record of significant research and the potential to make substantial contributions. They are expected to lead relevant research activities (for PhD holders), develop new research ideas and to interact with the multidisciplinary research environment of the host research team. Applications should
consist of a) a cover letter detailing previous experience, research interests and motivation for applying, b) an academic CV and c) contact information for two referees (including e-mail address), which should be submitted electronically to bmezaris@iti. gr until November 3, 2011. The expected starting date for the positions is in December 2011 / January 2012. Competitive salaries will be offered depending on the qualifications and experience of the applicants. The contract duration will be initially for one year, with the potential for extension to two more years (three in total).

For more info please contact Vasileios Mezaris (bmezaris@iti. gr)

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Postdoc in Linked Sensor Data, CSIRO ICT Centre

The CSIRO ICT Centre is recruiting a post-doctoral research fellow. The focal research area of this position will be in linked sensor data.

One of the biggest obstacles to re-use of third-party sensor data is lack of knowledge about the properties (e.g., provenance and quality) of data that consequently leads to a lack of trust in the data. The goal of the linked sensor data project is to provide a spatial data infrastructure based on linked data principles to support community-based peer review and annotation of sensor data. The successful candidate is expected to work on methods for (1) collaborative sensor data curation, (2) citation of sensor data and tracking data re-use, and (3) assessing the reputation
of sensor data sets based on re-use and user feedback.

We seek a highly motivated candidate with research background in areas such as data curation, (b) sensor and stream data management, (c) semantic web, or (d) computer supported collaborative work. Required qualifications are:

1. PhD in a relevant discipline area such as computer science, geoinformatics, information technology, systems engineering or related. (Owing to the terms of the Fellowship candidates must not have more than 3 years relevant Postdoctoral experience.)
2. Proven experience in either (a) data curation (annotation, archiving, citation, provenance), (b) sensor and stream data management, (c) semantic web technologies (including RDF, OWL, and SPARQL), or (d) computer supported collaborative work.
3. Good publication record in data storage, sensor and stream data management, semantic web technologies, or computer supported collaborative work
4. Demonstrable competency in programming in Java, Python, C#, C, or C++.
5. Evidence of an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team.

This is a full-time appointment for 3 years. The position is based with the Tasmanian ICT Centre in Hobart TAS Australia.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency. It serves governments, industries, business and communities across the nation (http://www.csiro.au). The CSIRO ICT Centre, as one of 16 research divisions within CSIRO, is one of the largest information and communication technologies research facilities in Australia. The Centre has over 250 researchers across
Australia working on a wide range of ICT technologies and application areas. Over the past five years, the CSIRO ICT Centre has been expanding into Tasmania, and has established a major research facility that works closely with Tasmanian industry, universities and the community to deliver technological solutions that further Tasmania’s economic, environmental and social goals. More information about the CSIRO ICT Centre is available at http://www.ict.csiro.au. More information about the Tasmanian ICT Centre is available at http://www.csiro.au/science/TasICTCentre.html

Please apply for this position online at http://www.csiro.au/careers (Reference Number: TAS01452). Inquiries for further information about the position are welcome. Please contact Andrew Terhorst, CSIRO (andrew.terhorst@ csiro.au), or Heiko Mueller, CSIRO (heiko.mueller@ csiro.au).
The closing date for applications is November 6th, 2011

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CfP: 8th Intl Congress on English Grammar 2012, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Short Title: 8th ICEG
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Start Date: 12-Jan-2012 - 14-Jan-2012
Contact: Catherine Law
Meeting Description: 8th International Congress on English Grammar
12-14 January 2012
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Organised by:

Department of English
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(In collaboration with Shenzhen University and Sun Yat-sen University)

We are very pleased to be holding the 8th International Congress on English Grammar in Hong Kong following the successes of the first seven congresses in previous years (1st ICEG 1999, 2nd ICEG 2004, 3rd ICEG 2005, 4th ICEG 2007, 5th ICEG 2008, 6th ICEG 2010, 7th ICEG 2011). The Congress aims to promote interaction and discussion among researchers interested in the fields of English Grammar, Lexicography, English Linguistics, English Language Teaching, and Information and Communication Technology in Language Teaching.

Congress Theme: Grammar and Meaning in a Global World

Theme Areas:

The Congress organizing committee welcomes abstracts of paper presentations addressing the following areas:

1. Space
2. Multisemiotic
3. Discourse analysis
4. Globalisation and language
5. Sociolinguistics
6. Language and education
7. Curriculum design and development
8. Professional communication


Early Bird (by 30 November 2011):

Regular 2,500 (HK$)
Student 1,250 (HK$)

Late Registration (from 1 December 2011):

Regular 2,800 (HK$)
Student 1,500 (HK$)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Lexicography
Subject Language: English

Abstract Submissions:

All presentations will be 45 minutes in length, including question time.

Your abstract (in MS Word Version) should be a maximum of 250 words (excluding references). Please also include in your abstract: (1) theme area (state one of the above areas), (2) title of your paper, (3) your name and title, (4) your affiliation, and (5) your e-mail address and mailing address.

Each participant can submit only one abstract as the lead author and one abstract as a co-author. Lead authors must register by 18 December 2011 in order for the paper to be included in the congress programme. Please send submissions to: egiceg@inet. polyu.edu. hk

Important Dates:

Deadline for call for papers: 31 October 2011
Early bird registration: by 30 November 2011
Cancellation (50% refunds): by 30 November 2011 (No refund after 30 November 2011)


All presented papers will be considered for the Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on English Grammar.


The Conference is organised by the PolySystemic Group at the Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Email: egiceg@inet. polyu.edu. hk

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PhD, Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group, University of Zurich

The Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group at the University of Zurich
(http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ddis) is looking for a

research doctoral student with a keen interest in:

* Large-scale Graph Processing
* Semantic Web / Linked Data
* Distributed Computing

to work on Signal/Collect - a framework for synchronous and asynchronous parallel graph processing that allows programmers to express many algorithms on graphs in a concise and elegant way. More information on Signal/Collect can be found on our project page (http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ddis/research/sc.html & http://code.google.com/p/signal-collect/).

We offer:

* motivated colleagues who are passionate about research
* a work environment that is well equipped with the newest hardware and software technology
* a salary according to the standard university regulations ( > 57'000 CHF / year; increases with experience)
* support for your personal development and career planning
* an attractive work environment both within the research group and beyond (Zurich is repeatedly voted the city with the highest standard of living in the world)
* A highly successful PhD program with graduates at top rated institutions world-wide

You will be collaborating in a larger research team consisting of the Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group (DDIS)(http://www.ifi. uzh.ch/ddis/) headed by Prof. Abraham Bernstein, which is part of the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich. The group is active in International and Swiss National research projects and we are looking for candidates to help us continue these efforts.

You have:

* a master's degree in informatics, computer science (or an equivalent university study)
* expertise in database systems, distributed computing, or Semantic Web / Linked Data
(note: only expertise in one of the fields is necessary; multiple areas is desirable)
* good programming skills in several languages (Scala a plus)
* an interest in applying computer science research to real-world problems
* excellent command of English
* German is a plus but not required

If you are interested:

Send your application (including CV, final grades, and - if possible - thesis copy as a PDF file) via e-mail to:

Prof. Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D.
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Email: ddisjobs "at" lists "dot" ifi "dot" uzh "dot" ch

The University of Zurich is committed to enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and, therefore particularly invites women to apply. Women who are as qualified for the position in question as male applicants will be given priority.

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PhD in Economics and Finance, Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School

Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Economics and Finance

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The PhD in Economics and Finance is comprised of courses and exams completely in English, aligning it with the most prestigious European and American PhD programs. It is aimed at top international students interested in furthering their knowledge of modern tools of economic analysis both empirical and theoretical, with the aim of producing analytical work and original research. A Bocconi PhD creates openings in the world of research, both academic and
non-academic, in international organizations, central banks, government agencies and large firms.

The program in Economics and Finance lasts four years, with courses and exams in the first two years and with thesis work and seminars for the final two years. In particular, during the first year students attend common courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Quantitative Methods, Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. During the second year, they specialize in Economics or Finance choosing courses from the relevant fields including Accounting. All students have also the option of choosing some second year courses from our PhD programs in Statistics or Business Administration and Management.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should hold a Graduate Degree or equivalent. A B2 (CEFR) competence level of English or above is required to be admitted to the PhD program. For more detailed
information about our program please visit the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/phdeconomicsfinance

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for our PhD program you have to use our Online Application System. Applications are due by: February 15th, 2012. The PhD School offers 10 scholarships (a maximum of seven additional fellowships may also be made available for the most deserving applicants). For your application you will need the following documentation:
1. Completed on-line application form
2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
3. Certificates: Undergraduate and graduate degree certificates, together with exams taken and grades
4. For candidates who have not yet finished their graduate programs, a certificate of enrolment (together with exams taken and grades)
5. A B2 (CEFR) competence level of English or above
6. Certificate of results for the GRE (Graduate Records of Examination) or GMAT test
7. 2 or 1 reference letters prepared by people who have direct knowledge of you either as a student or as a colleague from university professors or other professionals
8. Maximum 5 other supporting documents you feel important to be evaluated (e.g. publications, additional language certificates, etc.)
9. Statement of purpose

Please consult our website for complete details of our application procedure: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information about the program, please feel free to contact our Program Assistant at: infophd@unibocconi. it

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Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies

Deadline 30 October 2011

The Faculty of Law Iustiinanus Primus from Skopje is pleased to announce the call for applications for the new Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies. This two year MA programme is offered as a joint degree between the four partner
universities from Graz, Zagreb, and Belgrade, commencing in the autumn semester in 2011.

Students enroll in and spend the first year at their home university, in this case the Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus in Skopje. In the second year, students spend at least one semester at a partner university. In addition to the four consortium partners (Graz, Zagreb, Belgrade and Skopje) a number of other universities shall accept mobility students within the framework
of the joint degree programme including the universities of Bologna, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Poitiers, Sarajevo and South East European University, Tetovo.

Content of the Programme
The Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies seeks to provide an international and interdisciplinary master's programme in social sciences and humanities of the highest quality which enables participants to effectively understand the
interrelationship between law, politics, economics and culture with a particular emphasis on the regional dimension of SEE. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies and professional life in a variety of other fields including work in international, local governmental and non-governmental organisations, journalism, business, scientific research, and consultancy.

In the first year at the home university enrolled students shall take compulsory core courses which include an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches to South-East Europe, public law, politics, economics and cultural studies. Students also take electives which reflect their chosen disciplinary specialization. In the summer after the first year a joint summer school is held for all students from the four universities to complete the compulsory core modules. In the
second year, students attend one of the partner universities and further specialize in their desired field. There are optional provisions in place to offer students professional training and internship positions.

30 ECTS credits will be awarded upon completion of the master's thesis. The thesis reflects the student's capacity to work on scientific subjects in an independent and acceptable manner both in respect of content and methodology and must be written in English. The length of the thesis is 20,000 to 25,000 words. Students shall determine their master's thesis topic according
to the procedures and regulations at the home university and in consultation with the thesis supervisor.

All compulsory courses are conducted in English though students are able to take classes in other languages depending on availability and level of competency. Language acquisition is an important aspect of the joint degree and students are expected to learn a regional language and/or the predominant language of their institution.

Academic Degree
Students completing the Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies earn the degree "Master of Arts", abbreviated MA. The joint degree is awarded, signed and stamped by all four partners (subject to the specifications of the home university).

The Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies welcomes individuals holding an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (bachelor's degree or equivalent programme of at least 180 ECTS) who can demonstrate a grounding in social sciences
or humanities, (e.g., law, political science, sociology... ) and who have some general insight in South-Eastern Europe (the Balkans).

The full application should consist of:
* completed application form (PDF / MS Word)
* at least one letter of recommendation (preferable from a university professor or employer)
* certificate/ diploma obtained at the undergraduate level (notarized translation into English)
* transcript of records obtained at the undergraduate level (notarized translation into English)
* letter of motivation (statement of purpose)
* proof of proficiency in English language: IELTS (required minimum score: 6.0), a TOEFL (required minimum score: 210 on the computerized test, 547 on the paper test, 78 on the Internet test), a Cambridge Exam (required level: FCE) or an equivalent certificate Prospective Students should apply by post to the institution they wish to attend. Admission to the home university for successful applicants is, upon request to the legally competent body, a separate process
according to the local procedures for enrolment. Students begin their studies at the start of the following academic year.

For general enquiries refer to the programme website (http://www.seestudies.eu/) or contact:

Doc. Dr. Zoran Ilievski
Assistant Professor, OSI/AFP Returning Scholar
Head of the Department of Political Science
Ss.Cyril and Methodius University- Skopje
Faculty of Law "Iustinianus Primus"
Bul.Krste Misirkov bb
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
email: ilievski.zoran at gmail.com
tel.: + 389 70 339 251

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PhD Scholarships in Finance, Vienna Graduate School of Finance, Austria

Vienna Graduate School of Finance
PhD Scholarships in Finance - APPLY NOW!

The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites excellent students to apply for the PhD Program in Finance (full-time program) starting in the coming academic year. Up to six scholarships will be offered to the best applicants. ABOUT VGSF: The VGSF is a center of
excellence in finance, located in Vienna, Austria. Its main activities are academic research and PhD education. The VGSF offers a stimulating learning and research environment to outstanding students from around the world.

QUALIFICATIONS: The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to graduate soon (by June 2012) may apply, too. To
participate in the selection process a candidate's application must be received by January 7, 2012 through the electronic application facilities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must provide the following documents:
- curriculum vitae
- self-statement of purpose
- all degree certificates
- all official transcripts
- proof of aptitude (e.g. GRE, GMAT)
- proof of English competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)
- reference letters

VGSF graduates can look forward to a rewarding career at leading academic institutions.

Former VGSF students have been hired by institutions like Aarhus University, Denmark, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Hong Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin, USA.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The VGSF PhD program consists of two parts: rigorous coursework and work on the PhD thesis. The students attend courses covering all major topics in finance and analytical methods required for research. In particular, the courses focus on Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Quantitative Methods in Finance. In the past academic years students had the chance to attend courses taught by international scholars such as Tomas Bjork, Christopher Hennessy,
David Lando, Jacob Sagi, Rossen Valkanov, Jiang Wang and Toni Whited. After passing the required exams, students start to conduct research projects on their own. In our weekly research seminar students have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned scholars presenting their state-of-the art research.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit http://www.vgsf.ac.at/application for more details and the link to the online application.

Josef Zechner,
Director of the PhD Program

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Researcher in “Service Oriented Applications", Bruno Kessler Foundation

A researcher position is available in the “Service Oriented Applications “ (SOA) unit at Bruno Kessler Foundation, Center for Information Technology. The activity will be carried out in Trento, and will aim at the design and development of methodologies and support tools for the automated integration, and the run-time checking of distributed services. In particular, the activities will focus on the following topics:

- automated resource-based composition of business processes
- self-adapting service orchestration
- assumption-based service monitoring and adaptation.

The activities will be carried out within the research and industrial projects undertaken by the SOA unit. Detailed information on these projects can be found at
http://soa.fbk.eu/projects.php .

More information about SOA unit is available at: http://soa.fbk.eu

The ideal candidate should have:
- Ph.D degree in computer science, mathematics or electronic engineering or proved equivalent experience;
- solid theoretical background and software development skills;
- ability to carry out an independent program of research;
- ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to achieve assigned objectives;
- depth previous experience in at least one of the following areas is required: Service- Oriented Architectures, Enterprise Application Integration, Automated Planning and Software Synthesis or Semantic Web Services;
- oral and written proficiency in English.

Due to FBK's attempt to promote equal opportunity and gender balance, in case of equal applications, female candidates will be given preference.

To apply online, please send your detailed CV (pdf format), including statement of interest and the contact information of three reference persons, to jobs@fbk.eu. Emails should have Ref. Code: SOA_R42011. Closing date: 30 October 2011

Please send your CV with permission of the Personal data Protection Code, Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 June 2003 e ss.mm. Those candidates who will pass the preliminary curricula screening
will be contacted shortly for an interview. Those applicants who will not be selected, will be notified of the exclusion at the end of the selection process. Please note that FBK may contact those candidates admitted to evaluation within a period of 6 months for selection process of
similar vacancies. For transparency purposes, the name of the selected candidate, if he or she has accepted the position, will be published on the FBK website at the bottom of the selection notice.poses, the name of the selected candidate, if he or she has accepted the position, will be published on the FBK website at the bottom of the selection notice.

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Postdoctoral studies in Cell Engineering, Karolinska Institute

The Stem Cell Engineering group is located at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Karolinska Institutet. CMB offers an exciting environment with world leading stem cell and cancer research. The research group is associated with the Linné Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine (www.dbrm.se) and is a member of the Network for Organic Bioelectronics (funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research).

*Description of the research project/area of research*
The Stem Cell Engineering group investigates the mechanisms of cell/microenvironme nt interaction by resorting to a broad tool kit that includes the development of novel micro- and nanotechnologies. In addition, we explore the applications of environmental control of stem cell function in regenerative medicine and cancer. Recently, we developed a method for dynamic control of growth factor presentation to stem cells (Herland et al., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, in press). The project deals with the development of 2D and 3D in vitro tumor models and models of neurodevelopmental structures.

*Qualifications of the applicant*
We are looking for highly motivated, talented researchers that are enthusiastic about interdisciplinary research. Experience with cell and protein patterning methods (such as soft lithography) and polymer science applied to biological systems are considered merits. Applicants should have received their PhD in a biomedical or engineering field no more than 3 years ago and have a proven publication record.

A scholarship for the pursuit of postdoctoral studies may be awarded to a person who comes from a country outside of Sweden, and whose intent is to stay in Sweden for his or her entire, or partial, postdoctoral education. The head of the department decides whether the applicant’s education and scientific qualifications will be regarded as equivalent to (or higher than) a Swedish doctorate. Scholarships may not be given to anyone who in the two years before the proposed award of the scholarship has received a salary or remuneration from Karolinska Institutet.

A condition for scholarship for the pursuit of postdoctoral studies is that the scholarship holder is centrally registered as a postdoc.

*Information about research scholarship for postdoctoral studies*
At Karolinska Institutet, scholarships may only be established for the education of the holder. Educational scholarships are restricted for postdoctoral studies lasting up to two years and exempted from Swedish income tax.

A scholarship for the pursuit of postdoctoral studies may be awarded for up to two years in the five years following the public defence (or equivalent) of a doctoral thesis. The scholarship amount is approved for up to six months at a time and is paid monthly.

*Form of employment:*
Postdoctoral studies

*Contact information*
For further details about the research project and stipulations of the scholarship, please contact Ana Teixeira, Ana.Teixeira@ ki.se.

*Please send your application, * marked with reference number 06334/2011, *to reach us by no later than November 20 2011* to Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Att: Margaret Ulander, Box 285, 171 77 Stockholm. The following documents must be submitted with your application, and written in English:
- CV and qualifications presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio
- A synopsis of current research work
- PhD Degree certificate or a formal document from the dissertation- committee stating the date of dissertation.

CMB is a department strongly focused on basic science conducting research in several areas of cell, molecular and developmental biology. Currently approximately 230 persons are employed or affliated at our department.

For detail: http://jobb.ki.se/external/ad/showAdOpen.asp?adId=6252

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Research fellows/Postdocs, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies

CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies (http://www.clarity-centre.org/) at Dublin City University, Ireland, is seeking a number of Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers with the post duration up to 4 years.

Areas of research include image and video analysis/indexing/ search, lifelogging, user interface design, computer vision algorithm development, 3D video processing including reconstruction, and other forms of multimodal data processing using data from a variety of sensor sources and inputs. Experience of building robust content-based management systems is an added advantage.

For more details on duties and responsibilities, check

CLARITY is a Science Foundation Ireland funded CSET (Centre for Science Engineering and Technology), a research centre that focuses on the intersection between two important research areas - Adaptive Sensing and Information Discovery. It is a partnership between University College Dublin, Dublin City University and the Tyndall National Institute. CLARITY employs over 100 researchers including PhD students, postdoctoral researches and administrative staff, across the three sites and has over 40 ongoing research projects funded by SFI, Enterprise Ireland, Marine Institute, Environmental Protection Agency, EU FP7, European Space Agency, and directly
by our industry partners.

Salary scale*:

Û37,750 Ð Û46,255 (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Û42,394 Ð Û56,442 (Research Fellow)

*Subject to experience and qualifications
Closing date: 3rd November 2011
For more details check:

Informal enquiries:

Candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Alan Smeaton, CLARITY, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland, E-mail: alan.smeaton@ dcu.ie for informal discussion before submitting an application

Application form:

or at the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.
Tel: +353 1 700 5149; Fax: +353 1 700 5500 Email: hr.applications@ dcu.ie

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CfA: 2nd Winter School: Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics

2nd Winter School: Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics by
Prof. Gary Koop
Queen Mary, University of London, 14-16 December 2011

A hands-on course on BVARs and models which can be put in state space form: DSGE models, multivariate stochastic volatility and TVP-VARs. Morning lectures will be followed by hands-on computer sessions in the afternoon. This course was previously run at QMUL, central banks
including the Bank of England, the Bundesbank and the Czech National Bank, and the Polish Ministry of Finance.


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CfA: Teaching Fellowship in Political Theory in the School of Political Theory

A three-year full-time Teaching Fellowship in Political Theory in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin is advertised.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes and to engage in research in some aspect of normative political theory. An ability to teach in the areas of citizenship and/or legal theory may be an advantage.

Applicants should have completed, or be near to completion of a PhD in normative political theory or a related discipline. The closing date for applications is 15 November 2011.

Further details and application procedures at:

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CfP/Workshops: ASONAM 2012 Conf. on Advances in Social Network Analysis

Call for Workshop Proposals

The ASONAM 2012 Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held on 26-29 August 2012 in conjunction with the main ASONAM 2012 conference.

Submissions may be made by e-mail in PDF format with "ASONAM2012 Workshop Proposal" in the subject header. Proposals should include following information:

* The name of the workshop.
* A statement of goals for the workshop.
* The names and addresses of the organizers.
* The names of potential participants, such as program committee members.
* A description of the plans for call for participation (e.g., call for papers, venues through which the call will be distributed) .
* The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop.
* A description of past versions of the workshop, including dates, organizers, submission and acceptance counts, attendance, sites, registration fees and summary budget information.
* The URL of the workshop web site.
* A list of potential sponsors, together with letters of support from any sponsors who have already agreed to support the workshop.
* Workshop budget.

Please submit your workshop proposals by e-mail to the ASONAM 2012 Workshop Co- Chair Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian (vs AT cs DOT umd DOT edu) and I-Hsien Ting (iting AT nuk DOT edu DOT tw). SUBMISSION DEADLINE : January 10, 2012. All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

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International Student Research Fellowships

HHMI's new fellowship program supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies.

HHMI will award three-year fellowships to international students to support years three, four, and five of a Ph.D. program. Eligible biomedical-related fields include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology's well as interdisciplinary research.

About the Fellowship
* Participation is by invitation only.
* Students must be in the 3rd or 4th year of a Ph.D. program in the biomedical or related sciences at a designated nominating institution to activate the fellowship.
* Students in their 1st, 2nd, or 5th year of their Ph.D. program cannot activate the fellowship.
* In no case will support past year 5 of the Ph.D. program be provided.

Important Dates
* Institutional nomination deadline: December 1, 2011
* Application deadline: February 9, 2012
* Award notification: June 2012
* Fellowships begin: September 1, 2012

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Oct 28, 2011

CFP - The Annals of the Ovidius University of Constanta – the History Series

The Annals of the Ovidius University of Constanta – the History Series Volume 8 / 2011 invites professors, researchers and graduate students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication by 30 November 2011.

Our journal is indexed in the Scipio, Index Copernicus and CEEOL databases.

We publish in English, Russian, Spanish, German and French.

Received articles or reviews will be subject to a double-blind peer review process which lasts a maximum of 4 weeks.

We accept papers in all the periods of history and its related fields: archaeology, cultural studies, international relations, political science, European studies, security studies etc.

Articles need to have at least 5,000 words (footnotes included). Reviews can range from 500 words to 2,000 and need to deal with volumes published either in 2010 or 2011. If the submitted article has been published before, this needs to be clearly mentioned in the first footnote.

The article should contain an abstract and at least 5 keywords. The authors need to clearly mention their institutional affiliation, e-mail address and land address.

Only on-line submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication. Please submit your articles and reviews to auocsi@yahoo.ro by 30 November 2011.

Initially we will publish an on-line issue of the A.U.O.C.S.I. which will be shortly followed by a publication in paperback.

These are our author’s guidelines:

-Font: Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 1.5 lines

-Notes: according to the Romanian Academy’s system

-Author’s name, book’s title (italic), place of publication, Publishing House, year of publication, page (p.)

-Author’s name, article’s title (italic), „Magazine’s title (between quotation marks)”, year, vol, number, p.

-For contribution in collective volume: Author’s name, article’s title (italic), „Volume’s title (between quotation marks)”, place of publication, Publishing House, year of publication, page (p.)

-For a paper previously cited: Author’s name, op. cit. ; or art. cit. (if it is an article)

-Citations for the previously cited source: Ibidem

-Citations for the previously cited author, with a different paper: Idem (Eadem for women), title, etc.

For any queries send an e-mail to auocsi@yahoo.roand visit our website: www.auosi.wikispaces.com .

We are looking forward to receiving your entries.

Costel Coroban, on behalf of the Editorial Team of A.U.O.C.S.I.
"Ovidius" University of Constanta,
Faculty of History and Political Sciences
Aleea Universitatii nr. 1, Corp A,
Constanta, 900697, tel/fax: 0241671448

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DELFT Technology Fellowship (5 years initially with prospect of permanent employment)

Unique Fellowship for Top Female Scientists
Maximum employment: 38 hours (1 FTE)
Duration of contract: 5 years initially with prospect of permanent employment
Salary scale: euro 3195 to euro 8622

Job description

The Delft Technology Fellowship offers high-profile, tenure-track positions to top female scientists in research fields in which Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is active. As a fellow you will be offered the unique chance to establish your own research programme of international repute, including generous start-up funding. The five-year fellowships are awarded at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level.

Delft University of Technology works at providing new ground-breaking insights and solutions to urgent societal problems around the world. Thanks to its top scientists and unique, large-scale technological research facilities, this university offers world-level multidisciplinary research and education.


You are a highly talented and motivated pioneer holding a PhD in a relevant discipline, with the ambition necessary to become a full Professor. You have a proven drive for scientific excellence demonstrated, for example, by publications in first-rate, international scientific journals, the ability to compete for external research funding and an extensive international network. You have a few years of post-doctoral working experience in research groups in industry or academia, preferably including experience outside of the Netherlands.

Depending on your level of experience you either are, or have the clear potential to develop into, an academic leader who guides and inspires her group. You have excellent communication and social skills, a coaching leadership style and experience in supervising research projects. You are self-critical and able to align your personal ambition with being an inspiring member of a team of first-rate colleagues.

You have educational experience and an affinity for teaching, as you are expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the department's teaching programme.

The fellowship programme is open to scientists currently not employed by TU Delft.

Conditions of employment

You will have the opportunity to take part in the exciting tenure-track development programme. An informal mentoring scheme will be in place to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment. You will also be able to participate in a university-wide introduction programme.

Depending on the level of your experience, as well as your current academic position, you will be offered a position at the assistant, associate or full professor level. Following a positive evaluation at the end of (a maximum of) 5 years, you will be awarded tenure. From that moment on, you will follow the regular career path for scientists at Delft University of Technology.

The salary of the Assistant Professor is based on scale 11 or 12 (maximum euro 4970 gross per month) with a fellowship starting grant of euro 100.000. The salary of the Associate Professor is based on scale 13 or 14 (maximum euro 5920 gross per month) with a fellowship starting grant of euro 200.000. The salary for a full professor is euro 7.142 (based on scale H2) up to euro 8.622 (based on scale H1) with a fellowship starting grant of euro 300.000.

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home, and the option of assembling a customized compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft is setting up career advisory services for your partner (if applicable) to help him/her find a suitable position within the Netherlands. Specific standards are set for the English competency of the teaching staff. If necessary, we will offer you training to improve your proficiency in English.
Information and application

For more information about the selection procedure, you can contact Ms. Mirjam Kleijweg atFellowship@ tudelft.nl or visit www.jobsindelft.com/fellowship

If you would like to apply for the fellowship, you are requested to send us your application before 15 January 2012, including the following:
* Cover letter including your motivation, the department of interest and the position desired (Assistant, Associate or full Professor level)
* CV including a statement of education, research and leadership as well as a detailed list of your publications and achievements
* Contact information of 4 references: e-mail and telephone
* Research proposal for the fellowship (4-5 pages, no format prescribed)
Please e-mail your application materials to Ms. Mirjam Kleijweg, Fellowship@tudelft. nl

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Oct 27, 2011

CfP: 10th Intl Conf. on Romani Linguistics (10ICRL), Univ. of Barcelona

The 10th International Conference on Romani Linguistics (10ICRL) will take place on Wednesday, September 5 through Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Barcelona (Historical Building, center of the city). The conference will be organized by the
Section of Indo-European Linguistics and the Institute of Ancient Near Studies (IPOA) of the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Spanish Institute of Gypsy Culture.

Papers in all fields of Romani linguistics are invited.

The abstracts - written in English, not exceeding 400 words, and identifiable solely by the title of the presentation - should be sent to 10icrlBarcelona@ gmail.com as e-mail attachments in MS Word or RTF format, specifying 'Abstract' in the subject line. The author's name,
affiliation, and e-mail and postal addresses should be indicated in the message body. All abstracts will be reviewed by the conference's international Program Committee.

Ignasi-Xavier Adiego
Universitat de Barcelona
E-mail: 10icrlBarcelona@ gmail.com

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Full time internship, The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) invites applications for its full-time internship programme. The ERRC offers interns a dynamic, fast-paced, international human rights environment, based in Budapest, Hungary. Romani and non-Romani interns are chosen for this programme through a competitive bi-annual selection process. The ERRC is currently accepting applications from persons wishing to intern at the ERRC for 3-6 months between March-August 2012. In line with its Equal Opportunity Policy, ERRC offers a limited number of stipends for
full-time internships to Romani individuals only.

Task description

All interns will receive professional guidance and be directly supervised by the Human Rights Trainer. Interns will also work together with the other ERRC programmes, including research and
advocacy, legal, media and communications, as well as finance, operations and executive management. Activities and tasks of interns shall include both theoretical learning and practical skills development components, including but not limited to:
Researching Roma rights related topics;
Monitoring of stakeholders, policy-makers, think tanks, etc.;
Drafting reports on human rights abuse or legal documents;
Detailed monitoring of news and information on Roma rights;
Conducting legal research and assisting in preparing cases for strategic litigation in domestic courts and international tribunals;
Attending meetings and events related to the mission of ERRC and producing briefing documents;
Engaging in advocacy efforts;
Supporting human rights training courses;
Assisting in ERRC activities and projects, including logistically/ administratively ;
Updating and developing materials for the ERRC website;
Helping maintain ERRC information databases;
Editing and translating texts;
Other tasks to be determined together with the Human Rights Trainer and the project-related supervisor.

Applicant profile

Applicants should have:
Proven record of involvement in Roma Rights field; experience living and working in Romani communities desired; Good command of English, both written and spoken. Preference will be give to applicants who are able to work in the following languages: Romani, Romanian, Slovak,
Czech, Serbian, Macedonian, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian; At minimum, completed secondary education; university level studies preferred; The ability to work in a diverse, multicultural environment in a proper, timely fashion with supervision; Good organisational and communication skills, commitment and enthusiasm; Flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as in a team; and Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Applicants must
be a minimum of 20 years of age.

The ERRC encourages applications representing all segments of society (women, LGBT, disabled people, etc). Romani individuals are strongly encouraged to apply for an internship stipend. For stipend recipients, the programme includes an in-country follow-up component. The ERRC and
selected interns will work together jointly to implement community-based human rights initiatives (small research, advocacy or other related projects) in a Romani community as follow up to the time spent at the ERRC office. This component is optional but applicants expressing interest in the follow-up will be given priority in the programme. Interested applicants may supplement their application with a one page description of a community-based initiative they may wish to undertake. The ERRC can provide relevant letters of support for prospective interns seeking to secure outside funding for the internship. Students may be able to arrange academic credit for their internship and should check with their academic institutions for
requirements. All interns are responsible for their own travel, subsistence and insurance arrangements; the ERRC can provide advice as necessary.

How to Apply

Interested persons should submit all of the following materials to be considered for placement: A fully completed application form; A brief, unedited writing sample, preferably human rights focused (maximum 2 A4 pages). For those interested in the in-country follow up component, a
one page, community-based project description. Only complete application packages will be considered; please submit all documents together. No telephone or email inquiries. Completed application packages should be submitted to Ms Dora Eke:

Subject heading: ERRC Intern Search
Email: dora.eke@errc. org
Fax: + 36.1.413.2201

The deadline for applications is 11 December at midnight CET time. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be notified. If you have not been contacted within five weeks of the deadline, consider that your application was not successful in this round, but feel free to apply again. A new call for internships will be issued in March 2012; please check our website regularly. The ERRC is an equal opportunity
organisation and does not discriminate on any ground. Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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CfP: Intl Conf. on "Highly skilled migration in the 21st century", Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, London, NW4 4BT

24th and 25th May 2012

Research in the field of migration has tended to focus on the multifarious international diasporas of the poor and the powerless. Taking important new research in the field of intra-European highly-skilled migration as its launching point - French Capital: A Study of French Highly Skilled Migrants in London’s Financial and Business Sectors (Mulholland and Ryan) - this conference will provide a forum for international researchers to share, review and debate new
empirical and theoretical developments in the field of international and intra-European highly-skilled migration. In particular, it will concern itself with exploring the interplay between the economic, socio-cultural, spatial and life-cycle dynamics shaping this under-researched field of human mobility.

The conference will address the following aims:

• To showcase the latest empirical research in the field of international and intra-European highly-skilled migration
• To apply and evaluate established and new theoretical and conceptual developments in the light of this empirical research
• To provide a forum for social scientific debate, networking, collaboration and the formulation of new directions for research

Confirmed Plenary speakers are:

Prof Louise Ackers, Prof Jonathan Beaverstock, Prof Adrian Favell, Prof Eleonore Kofman.

Abstracts are invited to contribute to one of the following themes:

1. Theorising and conceptualising highly skilled migration
2. The demographics and mapping of highly skilled mobility
3. Intra-European highly skilled migration – policies, philosophies, integrations and identities
4. Identity, belonging, and the highly skilled migrant-trans-nationalism and cosmopolitanism
5. The global city and the highly skilled migrant - space, residence and community
6. Economy, business, work and careers in the context of highly skilled migration
7. Diversity in highly skilled migration – gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability
8. The family and highly skilled migration

The conference is organised by Dr. Jon Mulholland and Dr. Louise Ryan, with Clare Choak, Middlesex University

Abstracts of no more than 250 words must be submitted to Jon Mulholland (j.mulholland@ mdx.ac.uk) by 12th December 2011 at the latest.

Location: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/Location/hendon/index.aspx

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CfA: 3rd Annual IPSA-AISP Summer School in Concepts and Methods in Political Science and International Relations

The 3rd Annual IPSA-AISP Summer School in Concepts and Methods in Political Science and International Relations
São Paulo, Brazil
January 30 – February 10, 2012

We are very pleased to announce that registration for the 3rd Annual IPSA-AISP Summer School in Concepts and Methods in Political Science is now open.

The annual summer school, which is held at the University of São Paulo, takes place each year as part of a partnership between the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Department of Political Science (DCP) and the Institute for International Relations (IRI) at the University of São Paulo. The goal of this program is to provide scholars of the social sciences with access to high-quality, cutting edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods, in a one-week format, suitable for advanced students and junior researchers in political science and its adjacent disciplines.

All information on the two-week summer school, including registration information can be found at: http://summerschool.ipsa.org/ . If you have any questions or require any further information please contact us at summerschool@ ipsa.org.

Best regards,

Professors Eduardo Marques and Lorena G. Barberia, Local Organization Committee, Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo

Professors Leandro Piquet Carneiro and Daniela Schettini, Local Organization Committee, Institute for International Relations, University of São Paulo

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The C.V. Starr Center Fellowships at Washington College

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its fulltime residential fellowships, which support outstanding writing on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors.

The Center’s Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship includes a $45,000 stipend, health benefits, faculty privileges, a book allowance, and a nine-month residency (during the academic year 2012-13) in a restored circa-1735 house in historic Chestertown, Md. Applicants should have a
significant book-length project currently in progress. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas. It might focus on the founding era itself, or on the myriad ways the questions that preoccupied the nation’s founders have shaped America’s later history. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public,
is particularly sought. Please note that neither the fellowships nor the Starr Center have any
political agenda or orientation. We encourage a broad reading of such terms as “founders” and “founding ideas.”

Applications from published writers and established scholars are welcome. Dissertation projects will not be considered; first book projects are likewise discouraged, unless the applicant has an otherwise extensive publication history. Candidates who have completed the majority of their research and are focused on the writing phase of their projects are especially encouraged to apply.

The C.V. Starr Center, located at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past, and to promoting excellent writing on history, for general as well as academic audiences. The 2012-13 Patrick Henry Fellow will maintain fulltime residence in Chestertown throughout the term of the award, although short-term research travel is permitted. (Chestertown is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, approximately 90 minutes from Washington and Philadelphia, and three hours from New York City.) The fellow will teach an undergraduate seminar at Washington College in the spring semester and give at least one public lecture or workshop related to his or her
work. In addition to use of the fellowship residence (which is large enough to accommodate a family), the fellow will also receive office space in the 18th-century waterfront Custom House, home of the C.V. Starr Center. The fellowship must begin before September 17, 2012.

Applications should include the following:
1. A cover letter;
2. The applicant’s curriculum vitae, including a list of past publications, as well as the names and telephone numbers of at least three references;
3. At least one substantial sample of the candidate’s writing (published or unpublished) ;
4. A short (1-2 paragraph) description of a course that the candidate might teach;
5. A brief but persuasive narrative description of the work-in-progress, its potential contributions to ongoing national conversations or debates, and the candidate’s plan for his or her fellowship year.

The deadline for applications for the 2012-13 Fellowship is February 15, 2012. For more information, visit the Starr Center's website. Support for the C.V. Starr Center Fellowships at Washington College comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Starr Foundation, the HodsonTrust, the Barksdale-Dabney- Patrick Henry Family Foundation, and other donors and friends.

The Patrick Henry Fellowship is cosponsored by the Rose O’Neill Literary House. Questions may be directed to Associate Director Jill Ogline Titus at jtitus2@washcoll. edu.

Applications may be submitted via e-mail to starr_center@ washcoll. edu, or mailed to:

C.V. Starr Center Fellowships
The Custom House
101 S. Water St.
Chestertown, MD 21620

All e-mail correspondence must include at least a CV and cover letter.

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PhD in contemporary China, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of East Asian Studies

Two half positions, social change in contemporary China and three doctoral fellowships in the DFG Research Training Group "Risk and East Asia"
Two half positions, social change in contemporary China

The successful candidate should have a Masters level degree in sociology or Chinese studies, be fluent in English, preferably possess excellent Chinese (Putonghua) language skills, and preferably master the German language at native or near-native level. He or she should have experience with or interest in field work and/or archival research in China. He or she is expected to develop and carry out doctoral research under supervision of the Chair in Social Sciences of East Asia: Political Sociology of China, and to participate in the teaching on the BA and MAprogrammes in the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Institute of Sociology. Full details are available at http://www.uni-due.de/imperia/md/content/stellen/interne/2009/aus_445-11_wiss._mit._prof._christiansen_in-east__arsa__-_englisch.pdf

Three doctoral fellowships in the DFG Research Training Group (Graduierten Kolleg) 1613 Risk and East Asia

Applications are invited from candidates with good language skills in Chinese or Japanese, and a strong MA (or equivalent) degree in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Geography or in social scientific East Asian Regional Studies. Three doctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2012 for an initial one-year period of support, with a renewal option for a total three-year stipend. Stipends can begin as early as January 1, 2012 but no later than October 2012. Full
details are available at http://www.uni-due.de/riskandeastasia/index.php?id=13
Contact: Two half positions, social change in contemporary China: ProfessorFlemming Christiansen, flemming.christians en@uni-due. de

Three doctoral fellowships in the Research Training Group Risk and East Asia: Ms. Uta Golze, Coordinator, phd@in-east.de Website: http://www.uni-due.de/in-east/

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Oct 25, 2011

Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis

Erasmus Mundus AFEPA
European Master in Agricultural, Food and
Environmental Policy Analysis

Information on Applications
For the 2012/13 academic year: The online application tool for both non-European and European students will be activated again from September 15, 2011 until January 10, 2012. Applications received during this period (all applications must have been postmarked on January 10, 2012 at the latest) will be considered for general admission into the programme AND for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. The deadline for students that wish to apply for admission into the programme but NOT for an Erasmus Scholarship are March 31, 2012 for Non-European applicants and April 30, 2012 for European applicants.

Duration in months: 24 months

Starting month of the Masters Course: September

Course description:

The European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis aims at providing a high quality education in designing and assessing public policies targeted to the agricultural and food sector as well as the rural environment. This European Master responds to the increasing need to better understand and anticipate the various and often complex socio-economic and environmental effects of these policies either in a functioning market economy as in the European Union or in economies in a development or transition phase.

The European Master offers a two-year academic curriculum with integrated and advanced theoretical, methodological and empirical courses in economics and quantitative methods as well as in agricultural, food and environmental sciences, agricultural and trade policy, environmental and natural resource policy, rural development policy and agribusiness management and market analysis.

To connect theory and methodology to practice, a problem solving project is developed and presented as a master thesis at the end of the two-year curriculum.

The European Master is jointly organised by five leading European educational and research institutions: the Corvinius University of Budapest (CUB) in Hungary, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Sweden, the Rheinische-Friedric h-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (UBonn) in Germany, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain. These five partner universities are recognised worldwide for the quality of their educational programme and scientific achievements in agricultural, environmental and economic sciences. The required 120 ECTS credit points are structured into three blocks: a minimum of two semesters of studies (55 ECTS) at a first partner university, as well as two semesters of studies (60 ECTS) at a second partner university, and two joint summer schools (5 ECTS) at partner universities. The language of instruction and examination is English for most of the courses in three partner universities while it is either French at UCL or Spanish at UPC for most of the courses. The Master degree is awarded as a double degree from the two home and host universities.

This European Master is accessible to candidates holding a bachelor degree or a recognized equivalent academic degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS or 3 years university study from an accredited institution, with sufficient undergraduate training in economics and agricultural or environmental sciences, with an excellent scholastic average, and with fluency in English but also French or Spanish if attending either UCL or UPC respectively.

Recipients of this European Master are qualified to understand the fundamentals of public policies oriented to the agricultural and food sector, rural areas and natural resources, develop and use quantitative methods to perform rigorous socio-economic and environmental assessment of these public policies, and provide sound and relevant policy recommendations for a more sustainable development of this sector and rural areas. They are qualified to take responsibilities in international, national and regional agencies, non-governmental organisations, consultancy firms, professional organisations and private companies.

Main area: Social sciences (including economics), cultural sciences
Second area: Agricultural and forestry sciences
Third area: Geography, earth and environmental studies
At the end of the course, graduated students will be awarded a double degree.
Tuition fees: 3000 €/per year for EU students
6000 €/per year for Third country students

Institution Contact person

Coordinator : CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, Belgium Prof. Bruno Henry de Frahan
Partners: CORVINUS UNIVERSITY OF BUDAPEST, Hungary Prof. Csaba Forgacs
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MSc/PhD Scholarships at UNAM, Mexico

PhD and Masters scholarships

A number of fully funded PhD and Masters scholarships are available within the Joint Postgraduate Program in Mathematical Science of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Campus Morelia, and the Michoacan University of San Nicolas of Hidalgo.

The PhD scholarships are tenable for up to 3 years and have a stipend of 10,768 Mexican Pesos per month (770 US Dollars, equivalent to six Mexican minimum wages). The Masters scholarships are tenable for up to 2 years and have a stipend of 8,076 Mexican Pesos per month (577 US Dollars, equivalent to four and a half Mexican minimum wages). Health coverage will be provided by the Mexican social security system.

Applicants should have or expect to gain a university degree in Mathematics or related discipline with an average of 8 or higher on a 10 point scale. Non- Spanish speakers are expected to become proficient in Spanish within two years.

The preferred starting date is 7th February 2012. Deadline for applications is 3rd November 2011. The entrance exam is scheduled for 5th November 2011. Foreign students are required to arrange for a faculty member to supervise the exam at their home institution.

A complete application includes a cover letter addressed to the Comité Académico del Posgrado en Matemáticas specifying contact details, CV, copies of university degrees, a copy of an identity document (passport, driving licence, etc), and contact details of two academic referees. Applications should be send electronically to admission-pccm@ fismat.umich. mx.

For further details visit: http://posgrado.unam.umich.mx (in Spanish).

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Elmar Wagner, email: admission-pccm@ fismat.umich. mx.

"Morelia, a city of about 1 million, rests on a gentle sloping hill overlooking the Valley of Guayangero and is another of Mexico's colonial gems. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Artistic sight. At an elevation of 6,399 feet above sea level, Morelia's climate provides spring-like days throughout the year." (www.mexonline. com/michoacan/ morelia-info. htm)


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