Sep 22, 2011

Master & PhD Scholarships, College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea

School of Electronics Engineering, College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University
Scholarships are available for research programs in electrical / electronic engineering leading to PhD (3.5~ 4 years), Masters + Ph.D (4.5 years combined course) and Master’s Degree (2 years). The programs are research based and require publishing of research results in top academic journals. Selected candidates will be involved in government funded research projects. Candidates will receive full tuition fee waiver and salary (Approx. 900~1000 $/month for PhD study; 600$/month for Master’s Program). Kyungpook National University (KNU) is one of the leading national universities in Korea and ranked 2nd in terms of research productivity. Applications for the above programs close by 1st Nov-2011 for March 2012 intake. Students are also encouraged to apply after the deadline and their applications will be considered for the subsequent intake.

Research Areas: Our research group primarily focuses on research areas related to bio-signal processing, biomedical systems, nonlinear control and estimation. The research group will closely work with healthcare professionals and researchers, both locally and globally.

Current research topics / projects include:
1. Developing smart biomedical systems/instruments: – Tremor cancellation technology development for smart surgical tools/devices etc.
2. EEG based clinical assessment tools: – Neuro-signal processing, ADHD treatment monitoring, Rehabilitation assessment for stroke patients etc.
3. Brain-computer interface :- Assistive devices for rehabilitation
4. Nonlinear control and estimation: – Fault estimation in electric vehicles, sliding mode control, sensor-less estimation for industrial drives etc.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree holding candidates with strong academic background from electrical/ electronic/ communications engineering (EEE, ECE, and EI) are encouraged to apply. Related work experience will be advantageous. University requires scores from one of the English proficiency tests (IELTS – 6; TOEFL (IBT) – 85).

How to Apply: Applicants should submit
(i) detail resume or curriculum vitae,
(ii) tell us briefly about your research interests by email with subject “Application for Research Position @ NCBS” to: Asst/Prof. Kalyana Veluvolu, email: veluvolu@ee.knu.ac.kr, veluvolukc@gmail.com;
website: http://ncbs.knu.ac.kr

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Call for Applications: Global South Scholars-In-Residence and Global South Workshop

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva is pleased to announce opportunities for researchers and professors from Southern Universities.

Please kindly refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.

Global South Scholars-in-Residence, spring 2012, Geneva
Application Deadline: October 1, 2011
A programme dedicated to young university teachers from Africa, Asia, Latin America working in disciplines related to international and development studies. Selected scholars are invited to spend one semester at the Graduate Institute to further their research projects, update their teaching curricula, and interact with colleagues and students working in their field of specialisation. A generous contribution towards travel and living expenses is provided.

Global South Workshop, 26 November - 3 December 2011, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Application Deadline: October 15, 2011
The workshop is an opportunity for PhD students from Africa, Asia, Latin America working in disciplines related to international and developments studies to present their research and to benefit from professors' expertise. This programme is intended to initiate a network of young graduates from institutions of higher learning in the South. A generous contribution towards travel and living expenses is provided. The workshop is organised jointly with the Graduate School of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

More information http://graduateinstitute.ch/visiting

Best regards,

Jasmine Champenois, Ph.D.
Executive Director, International Programmes
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement
Po.Box 136, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland
Tel: +41.22.908.57.35
Email: jasmine.champenois@graduateinstitute.ch

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Sep 18, 2011

CfP: 3rd Intl Conf. of Roma Women, Granada, DL 07.10

THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ROMA WOMEN ROMNIA WORLD CONGRESS ¨I AM A ROMA WOMAN OF THE WORLD ¨

Granada, Spain, 23-25 October 2011

The Third International Conference of Roma Women organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Instituto de Cultura Gitana of the Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Government and the International Network of Roma Women (IRWN) will take place in Granada, Spain, in October this year.

Giving a voice to the voiceless was the theme of earlier Council of Europe Roma women conferences and this latest event will again aim to ensure that the voices of the Roma women remain heard and, more importantly, listened to. The importance of providing a platform for
Roma women to express the plight of their communities, whilst striving for social justice and the protection of their human rights, cannot be over-emphasised. Through first-hand accounts, Roma women have been given the opportunity at previous conferences to express their vulnerability both within and outside of their communities and to network and, in doing so, have become valuable interlocutors for governments and international organisations.

International organisations such as the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA), the OSCE/ODIHR and the Governments of Sweden and Greece joined forces with the Council of Europe for the first two international conferences of Roma women. At the 2007 conference in Stockholm, the Roma women present expressed the wish to see future meetings organised by different governments. In this respect, Greece hosted the second conference in Athens in 2009, which focused on the responses to different challenges such as changing the negative perception of Romnia in the media, the elimination of harmful practices such as early marriages and forced sterilisation, and the promotion of entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. After Stockholm and Greece, it is the turn of Granada to welcome the world’s Roma women.

This third international gathering will take the form of a World Congress bringing together Romnia from different continents (Europe, Asia, America and Africa) who will contribute their ideas and share their experiences. It will address further the priority issues identified at the last meeting in Athens, such as the participation of Roma women in the planning, implementation and evaluation of policies developed with Roma women, access to education for girls, sexual
diversity in the Roma woman and harmful practices in the media. Other topics to be explored include cultural issues such as the contribution of Roma to the 21st century, cultural currents embedded in society, internal and external cultural values ​​and identity.

The Council of Europe will cover the travel expenses of one Roma woman representative per Member State. Hotel and meal expenses will be covered by the Spanish organisers. If you are a Roma women who would like to participate in this unique event, you should firstly express your interest by sending your letter of motivation to roma.team@coe. int before 7th October 2011.

Council of Europe Contact:
Ms Eleni TSETSEKOU
Support Team of the
Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma issues
Tel: +33 3 88 41 24 33
Email: eleni.tsetsekou@ coe.int


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Postdoc in history, NUS, Singapore, DL 31.10

National University of Singapore -- A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programmes which allow students to realise their potential. Over 36,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of History, National University of Singapore, invites applications for Two (2) Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Post 1)

The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree (or is awaiting conferment) and has research interests and expertise in Empires in Asia. Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in empires in Asia of the 18th century. This includes but is not limited to systems, concepts, theories and networks of empire, imperialism and colonization. The Fellow will work closely with faculty members in the Department on a research project in this area.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Post 2)

The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree (or is awaiting conferment) and has research interests and expertise in Empires in Asia. Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in the Ming and early Qing period, focusing on China. This includes but is not limited to systems, concepts, theories and networks of empire, imperialism and hegemony. The Fellow will work closely with faculty members in the Department on a research project in this area.

The terms and conditions for the Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) are as follows:

1. Contract to be awarded beginning from January 2012 tenable for one year and renewable, upon review, for a second year.

2. A stipend of S$4,500 per month.

3. An allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses for non-citizens (i.e. non-Singaporeans) and their spouses who do not own any property in Singapore and whose spouses are not in receipt of any form of housing benefits from their Singapore employers.

4. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.

5. Travel Assistance, payable once only, as follows.
€ · $2,000 for the Postdoctoral Fellow
€ · $2,000 for spouse

The above travel assistance is a contribution towards expenses incurred by the appointee and his/her dependants in re-locating to Singapore. Such expenses refer to costs for travel, packing, transportation and insurance of personal and professional effects as well as settling-in expenses. The travel allowance is contingent upon the Postdoctoral Fellow's completion of his/her initial one-year contract. In the event that the appointee does not fulfill the initial
one-year contract, the appointee shall be liable to refund the University a proportionate amount of the travel assistance granted to him/her and his/her dependants on appointment.

6. Foreign PDFs who are granted Singapore Permanent Residence will continue to receive an allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses. The allowance will cease once they acquire Singapore citizenship.

7. Medical benefits in accordance with the Medical Benefit Plan.

8. Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year.

In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to

· Present at least one seminar a year;
· Give first right of refusal for at least one publication to a Department/Faculty- produced journal, where appropriate;
· Contribute to the activities of graduate students;
· Participate in a joint research project with NUS staff on Empires in Asia

The appointed PDF may be required to participate in some part-time teaching of up to 3 hours per week without additional pay. All application dossiers, including details about publications, research interests and teaching areas, as well as the names of two academic referees, should be submitted by 31 October 2011. The search will continue until an appointment is made. Please address and submit documents to:

Principal Investigator
Research Project "Empire in Asia: A New Global History"
Department of History
National University of Singapore
11 Arts Link
AS1-05-38
Singapore 117570

Email correspondence and attachments should be sent to: hisbpf@nus.edu.sg

Visit our websites at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ for information on the Faculty, and http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/hist/ for information on the Department of History and the research project.


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CfA: NISIS Autumn School 2011 "Classical and Modern," Amsterdam, DL 25-28 October 2011

From Tuesday 25 October until Friday 28 October, NISIS organises it second Autumn School in Amsterdam. The programme consists of public lectures aimed a general public, and specific workshops aimed at both advanced MA students and PhD candidates who are invited to apply for
participation. Deadline for application: 19 September.

The overall theme of the NISIS Autumn School 2011 is 'Classical and Modern'. For a long time, there has been a dichotomy within Islamic Studies between studying the classical and the modern era. Our aim is to bridge this divide so that both approaches will enhance and gain from each other. Three subthemes have been identified: 1. Theology and History of Ideas. 2. Mysticism. 3. Law.

http://hum.leiden.edu/isis/news/nisis-autumn-school-2011-classical-and-modern.html



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CfP: Research Committee on Sociology of Population, ISA Forum of Sociology, August 1-4, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Second ISA Forum of Sociology, August 1-4, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Committee on Sociology of Population, RC41, Session D:

Who's Afraid of Population Decline? Challenges, Responses and Consequences?

Chairs:
Walter BARTL, Martin-Luther- University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, walter.bartl@ soziologie. uni-halle. de
Reinhold SACKMANN, Martin-Luther- University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, reinhold.sackmann@ soziologie. uni-halle. de

Demographic change has been on the research agenda of population scholars for several decades now. Whereas population growth was the main topic of inquiry after the Second World War and still is considered to be relevant for many countries of the so called 'south' population ageing and population decline have (re)entered the research agenda only after many countries of the 'north' have faced the second demographic transition. Among these two 'newcomer'-topics
population ageing has become well established as an overwhelming number of publications show. Much less attention has been paid to questions of population decline despite its empirical
frequency.

On a national level the Western world is going to face population decline in the short or medium term given current levels of fertility (with the exception of the United States, New Zealand, and Iceland) if immigration is not to compensate 'natural' population losses. Many developing countries are likely to follow that demographic pattern within a few decades. Countries with a 'natural' population decline in 2008 included Italy, Germany, 12 countries in Eastern Europe
and the Russian Federation, and Japan. On a regional level the picture becomes even more diverse and raw distinctions such as 'north' and 'south' do not capture demographic developments any more. The same is true for the urban level. Nevertheless the cases are ubiquitous: about a quarter of the cities worldwide with more than 100.000 inhabitants are confronted with
population decline and in three quarters of the post socialist cities in Europe with more than 200.000 inhabitants shrinking populations have been observed.

Existing research has focussed much more on explaining why population numbers decline and much less on possible consequences resulting from these phenomena. The aim of this session is to put population decline, and resultingchallenges, responses, and possible consequences more in focus of the international research agenda.

Papers for this session should therefore address one or more of the following questions:
- Which patterns of (national, regional, urban) population decline can be observed?
- Which specific challenges result from declining population numbers? (E.g.: to territorial cohesion.)
- How exactly pose declining populations challenges that are different from challenges resulting from growing populations?
- Which aspect of population decline is most problematic?
(E.g.: the expectation of decline, tempo, scope and volatility of the process itself or its result: smaller populations.)
- Which social fields are vulnerable to shrinking populations? (E.g.: infrastructures of the welfare state such as child care, education and health units; public administration, business
organisations, the family.)
- Which responses to declining populations can be observed?
- How can responses to declining population numbers be classified and explained?
- Which consequences result from population decline and specific response patterns (on a national, regional, urban, organizational, individual level)?
- Is it desirable and possible to develop a middle range theory of possible consequences of population decline?

Especially welcome are paper proposals based on comparative empirical research and theoretical contributions that systematically reflect the relationship of demographic changes and social institutions and infrastructures.

Abstract submission
Only abstracts submitted on-line can be incorporated in the sessions. Please use the ISA abstract submission website:
http://www.isa-sociology.org/buenos-aires-2012/abstract-submission.htm

Deadlines
- On-line abstract submission will be open from August 25 to December 15, 2011.
- Authors will be notified if their paper has been accepted or not in the programme (for presentation or as distributed paper) by January 31, 2012.
- All Forum participants (presenters, chairs, discussants, etc.) need to pay the early registration fee by April 10, 2012, in order to be included in the programme. If not registered, their names will not appear in the Programme or Abstracts Book. On-line registration will open August 25, 2011.


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CfP: Fashion Tales 2012, ModaCult, Milan [DL: 30.11]

ModaCult is an academic research centre that has tried since its inception to propitiate dialogue and to compare the languages and expertise of the different fashion professionals, both by organizing interdisciplinary conferences and promoting ethnographic research.

Today ModaCult invites scholars, curators, media and consultancy professionals, as well as fashion designers and business people from around the globe to come together in Milan to share meanings, images and methodologies used in the production of fashion tales.

The conference will be organized with plenary sessions every day and many parallel sessions. The Scientific Committee encourage and welcome session proposals. All papers accepted and sent until the due date will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook of proceedings. Selected papers will invited for publication in a printed volume edited by members of the Scientific Committee of the conference.

Fashion Tales 2012 will be held in Milan, Italy, June 7-9, 2012

All those wishing to present a paper must submit electronically, using the web-based submission form, an abstract of maximum 350 words and a 120 words profile of each author (included affiliation and 2 main publications) in English within 30th november 2011.

http://convegni.unicatt.it/meetings_3104.html



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CfE: ART HK 12 art fair, Galleries Section, Art Futures, Asia One

Applications for ART HK 12 are open.

ART HK 12, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17€ ¢Ã¢â’¢¬â’ ’¼20 May 2012. In just four years ART HK has emerged as the leading art fair in Asia, and is fast becoming a key fixture on the international art calendar. Recognized as the gateway between Asia and the West, with its position as the financial centre of Asia and 0% tax on the import and export of art, Hong Kong is an unparalleled location for a major destination art fair in the region. As the world continues to tip eastwards on its axis, ART HK provides a unique opportunity for galleries to expand into new markets, and showcases a quality and geographical diversity of art works not available anywhere else in the world.

Accompanied by an extensive Talks Program and a packed VIP Program of openings and events, ART HK is a much needed platform for networking and cultural exchange between curators, artists, collectors and gallerists from Asia and the West. ART HK 12 is currently accepting applications to the Galleries Section as well as our two feature sections: ART FUTURES and ASIA ONE. ART FUTURES is open to applications from all art galleries established in or after 2004. Applications will only be considered for single- or two-artist presentations of artists 35 years old or less at the time of application.

Application forms outlining application procedures and exhibiting costs for each of these sections may be downloaded from the ART HK website by clicking :

http://www.hongkongartfair.com/eng/apply-to-art-hk-12/how-to-apply/67/

The DEADLINE for Galleries Section applications is 28 October 2011, so
APPLY NOW! All ART FUTURES and ASIA ONE applications received before 28 October will also be reviewed, so apply early to avoid disappointment. ART HK is produced in collaboration with Art Basel.

For further details of our exciting plans for next year or to discuss participation in ART HK 12 please contact:

Magnus Renfrew
Fair Director
Tel: +852 3127 5529
magnus@hongkongartfair.com
www.hongkongartfair.com


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Sep 17, 2011

Research assistant/PhD, "Databases for New Applications" at University of Hagen, Germany

In the group "Databases for New Applications" at University of Hagen, Germany, a position for a research assistant is available. As is common in Germany, besides supporting the teaching duties of the group, the candidate is expected to also work on and complete a Ph.D. after a few years. The group is well-known in the research community for work on spatial and moving objects databases as well as the development of extensible database architecture and a corresponding
prototype system, Secondo. The candidate should contribute to this research field and to system development.

Working time: about 40 hrs per week
Monthly salary: about 3100.- Euro at the start
Contract initially for two years, may be extended

Desired qualifications:

* An excellent master degree in computer science
* Good knowledge of database systems including implementation techniques
* Very good knowledge of the German language (necessary for teaching), preferably a native speaker
* Good knowledge of English (for research and publishing)
* Good capabilities in programming and system development

We offer:

* hopefully exciting research on moving objects database issues in a group dedicated to transfer research results into system development
* a pleasant working environment at University of Hagen

Applications formulated in German should be sent by postal mail to

Rektor der FernUniversitaet in Hagen - Dezernat 3.2 - 58084 Hagen

The deadline for application is September 9, 2011.

For more details see
http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/arbeiten/stellenangebote/hochschulabsolventinnen/index78775.shtml

Prof. Dr. Ralf Hartmut Gueting
LG Datenbanksysteme für neue Anwendungen
Fakultaet für Mathematik und Informatik
Fernuniversitaet Hagen
D-58084 Hagen
GERMANY

Phone: +49-2331-987- 4279
Fax: +49-2331-987- 4278
Email: rhg@fernuni- hagen.de
Web: http://dna.fernuni-hagen.de/gueting/home.html


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CfP: 19th Intl Conf. of Europeanists, "Memory-contestation-identity: European politics of remembrance"

CfP: Memory-contestation-identity: European politics of remembrance

19th International Conference of Europeanists
Boston, Massachusetts • March 22-24, 2012
Organized by the Council for European Studies

Even if research on questions of memory and identity have permeated empirical political science in the past few years, there is still a lack of comprehensive studies dealing with both transnational pan-European politics of remembrance and the question if and how it is connected to an unfolding European public sphere.

For the next Council for European Studies Conference taking place from 22-24 March 2012 in Boston, we are looking for research projects which examine exactly this nexus between European politics of remembrance, European identity and an emerging European public sphere from different
angles. All scholars dealing with politics of remembrance on the European level are invited to submit a proposal. Papers could investigate for example the way the EU has dealt publicly with the memory of WWII, discuss the emergence of a European public sphere vis-à-vis the remembrance of oppression and dictatorship, map European efforts to implement a standardised negative founding myth on the basis of the Holocaust or examine the continuous conflict between the memory of Stalinism and Nazism/Fascism on the European level (to give just a few examples).

The panel thus seeks to investigate an area that so far has been under-researched. While the amount of studies exploring politics of memory on the national level has seen an enormous increase in the past years, there is little evidence of research dealing with issues and actors on the European level. Scholars concentrating particularly on the manifold relations between pan-European politics of remembrance, questions of identity and (a) European public sphere(s) are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Paper proposals (250 words abstracts) should be sent to alinesierp@gmail. com by September 17, 2011. We are planning to include suitable contributions in an edited volume that are published as part of the ECPR - Studies in European Political Science series.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions! We are looking forward to your contributions.

Dr. Aline Sierp

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Alte Römerstr. 75
85221 Dachau
Germany

Tel: +49 8131 - 66997-133
Fax: +49 8131 - 2235

www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de


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CfP: 2nd European Nuclear Physics Conf. (EuNPC2012), Bucharest

Following the decision of the EPS Nuclear Physics Board, the Second European Nuclear Physics Conference (EuNPC2012) will be held in Bucharest, Romania, between September 17-21, 2012. The local organizers of the Conference will be "Horia Hulubei" Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the Romanian Physical Society. Continuing the tradition of the First European Nuclear Physics Conference (Bochum, 2009), the 2012 edition will be a blend of plenary talks given by outstanding personalities in the field of Nuclear Physics and contributions of young researchers and students. We expect significant developments of our field in the next years, so that our wish is to make of the Second European Nuclear Physics Conference a unique opportunity to review the progress made and to look as far as possible into our future.

We shall send you soon the first information on the scientific program and the venue. All information will be posted on the Conference web page www.ifin.ro/eunpc2012/ and be sure that we are already looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest.

Nicolae Victor Zamfir

http://www.ifin.ro/eunpc2012/imagini/EuNPC_2012_Poster_Final_Screen.pdf
http://www.ifin.ro/eunpc2012/


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CfP: Intl Conf. "Europeanization: Do we still miss the big picture?"

Europeanization : Do we still miss the big picture?

29-30 March 2012, Université libre de Bruxelles

The Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute for European Studies (IEE) of the Université libre de Bruxelles are organizing an international conference with the title “Europeanization : Do we still miss the big picture?” on March 29 and 30, 2012 in Brussels.

Description of the conference

The concept of Europeanization can be considered as a tremendous success in the field European Studies of the last 20 years. Already early on the number of approaches to analyze how and “when Europe hits home” has multiplied. While this variety certainly is a strength, it runs a methodological risk: no common definition of Europeanization has been found and more precisely the danger of conceptual stretching occurs. Meanwhile, the first generations of definitions have been abandoned due to their conceptual proximity to concepts European integration, but more comprehensive definitions imply again the complexity of processes of Europeanization and mutual impacts of Europeanization and European Integration.

This development points at a complex facet of Europeanization research: do we want to limit ourselves to use Europeanization as the explanans for change? Is it not also necessary to explain Europeanization itself, i.e. treating it as the explanandum? Instead of assuming that we find a linear process in either direction, shouldn’t we take into account that processes of construction, diffusion and institutionalizatio n do not necessarily follow a stringent or coherent pattern? Furthermore it is questionable that these processes will have the same impact on the ‘classical’ 3 P’s of Political science: policies, politics and polities.

We still seem not to know a lot about the black box of the national and subnational level, i.e. how actors deal with the EU’s direct and indirect impact every day and the relationship of Europeanization and European Integration. Do we still miss the big picture of Europeanization? Is such a picture desirable? Or does it become much more of a mosaic given its plethora of analytical approaches? Hence a discussion on research methods and case selection is needed as the emphasis on complexity runs the risk of losing the analytical capacity to determine causality in Europeanization.

This conference will try to develop answers to these questions by dealing with the above mentioned complex processes of Europeanization:
o Do we still miss the “big picture” of Europeanization?
o How can we improve theory in Europeanization studies?
o What methodology for opening the black box?
o How do complex processes of Europeanization relate to European integration?

The conference structure will follow this threefold focus of attention with three panels:
(a) Improving theory
(b) Europeanization and European Integration
(c) Case Studies on Europeanization.

Abstracts (max. 300 words) should be submitted, along with contact information (name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to Thomas Kostera (Thomas.Kostera@ ulb.ac.be ) by November 15, 2011.Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format or as
a Microsoft Word document. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by December 10, 2011. For more information, please contact Thomas.Kostera@ ulb.ac.be or Luca.Tomini@ulb.acbe .

The full paper (max. 8000 words) must be submitted by March 1st, 2012.

A publication of the conference papers is planned.

Organizing Committee:
Prof. Ramona Coman, Université Libre de Bruxelles (CEVIPOL)
Thomas Kostera, Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE / CEVIPOL)
Luca Tomini, Université Libre de Bruxelles (CEVIPOL)


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CfP: Intl Conf. "Identity in the era of globalization and Europeanization

The Institute for sociological, political and juridical research (Ss.Cyril and Methodius University- Skopje) and the Institute of sociology, Faculty of Philosophy (Ss. Cyril and
Methodius University- Skopje) are organizing international conference titled

IDENTITY IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION AND EUROPEANIZATION.

The conference includes two general and several more specific topics:

GLOBALIZATION AND IDENTITY

Implications of the globalization on economic and social policies
The national state in an era of globalization
Cultural imperialism
Identity changes in an era of globalization
Globalization and the countries of the Balkans

IDENTITY IN EUROPE AND THE BALKANS

National identity in Europe and
the Balkans
Political identities
Language and identity
Culture and identity
Religion and identity
Collective identities

The conference will take place at 3rd and 4thof November 2011 in Skopje. The abstracts (up to 500 words) and short narrative CV should be sent at anetac@isppi. ukim.edu. mk no later than 25 September 2011. The accommodation for the international participants will be provided by the organizers. There is no participation fee.


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CfP: "EAUH 2012 Conference: Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective

Main session at the EAUH 2012 Conference: Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective
Prague, Czech Republic, 29 August - 1 September 2012

Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2011

In What is Art (1904) Leo Tolstoy noted `the people who do all the work...the people who always sit below the stage moving the decorations, winding up the machinery, working at the piano or French horn, and setting type and printing books' (p 69). Elsewhere he mentions `the professional artists, who lived by the trade, receiving remunerations from newspaper editors, publishers, impresarios, and in general from those agents who come between the artists and the town public - the consumers of art' (p. 119).

In recent years the impact of cultural activity on the fabric and organisation of cities has received increased attention from urban historians. This session aims to focus on some of the distinctive features of this aspect of urban life during a key period of change. Between the mid-nineteenth century and the Second World War the role of culture in the economic life of European cities not only expanded, but was transformed. Mass education, technological innovation, professionalization, and the development of the cultural industries and their associated institutions gave rise to new patterns and types of employment. Elite culture flourished, supported by an expanding art market, the specialist press and public and private patronage. At the same time new forms of popular culture developed, catering to a growing public
of literate workers and lower middle class employees.

Both sectors of cultural production generated distinct forms of work for large numbers of `cultural workers' with a diversity of skills. Alongside the 'stars' of cultural production - artists, actors, composers, and performers - battalions of 'backroom' workers shifted scenes, made costumes, set type, took photographs, made instruments, edited copy, framed and dispatched pictures, and carried out all the other tasks required by the making, presentation, and dissemination of cultural products. The establishment and growth of the cultural quarters found
in many metropolitan cities was dependent upon the workers who serviced and staffed the agencies involved in cultural activity. This session will explore and analyse the contribution of different types of cultural worker to the nature and texture of urban life and the cultural economy within the comparative framework of European cities in the period. Papers should address the key question of the impact of changes in technology, commercial and cultural practices, and forms of cultural transmission on the lives of people employed by, or involved in, the cultural sectors of the urban economy.

Other questions might include the following:
- What particular sites of cultural activity can be found in towns and cities?
- What categories of cultural workers can be identified and how did their patterns of work, life experiences and lifestyles interact with and help to shape urban life and culture?
- What role was played by distinctively urban sites of sociability and leisure?
- What part was played in the development of urban cultures by professional and industrial networks and organisations?
- How important was the mobility of cultural workers within and between cities?
- How did the experiences of those employed in the `cultural industries' of the private sector differ from those in state or municipal institutions?

he proposals should be directed either to
1. the only email address available in the post
i.e. Jill Steward (Newcastle University) - Jill.Steward@ ncl.ac.uk or
2. directly submitted via the online paper proposal form of the EAUH
2012: http://www.eauh2012.com/sessions/call-for-paper-proposals/

The general rule requires no more than 500 words.
Deadline: 1 October 2011.


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CfA: Roma Policy Research Fellowship 2011, DL 25.09

Call for Applications: Roma Policy Research Fellowship
http://www.romadecade.org/policy_research_fellowship_2011

The Open Society Think Tank Fund and the Open Society Roma Initiatives announce the Roma Policy Research Fellowship for young Roma BA, MA and PhD graduates from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia. In its first year, the fellowship program is soliciting applications from Roma graduates interested to develop their knowledge and policy development skills in the following topic areas:

•economic policies (with special interest in economic development and employment policies)
•education policies
•European integration polices
•gender policies
•governance
•local development (with special interest in housing policies)
•public health policies
•social policy
•security and individual safety (with special interest in individual safety of Roma and prevention of violence against Roma)

Each fellowship may last up to 18 months, depending on the selected topic, the duration of the internship period and the agreed policy products. The fellowships will start in January 2012. Application deadline: September 25, 2011

The full call for proposals and the application form are also available through the Roma Initiatives
(http://www.soros.org/initiatives/roma) and Think Tank Fund
(http://www.soros.org/initiatives/thinktank) websites.

Follow the Decade of Roma Inclusion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RomaDecade

Andy Haupert
Information Officer
Open Society Roma Initiatives
& OSI-Budapest Executive Office
Oktober 6. u. 12.
H-1051 Budapest, Hungary

tel. +361-882-3222
fax. +361-882-3106



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PhD Research Project, School of Medecine, University of Manchester

The objective of this PhD project is to use molecular, cellular and whole animal approaches to investigate the mechanisms by which ketoglutarate, through GPR99 receptor, modifies the cardiac response against pathological stimuli.

The prevalence of heart failure (HF) in the UK is increasing with close to 1 million individuals with HF in the UK alone due to an increase in the ageing population. Prognosis of HF remains poor, however, advances in the management of HF are limited because the pathophysiological mechanisms are incompletely understood. Using metabolomics analysis we have shown significant increases in the metabolite ketoglutarate in the serum of HF patients.

Ketoglutarate is a citric acid cycle intermediate and in addition to its role in energy production, ketoglutarate can bind to a G-protein coupled receptor (GPR99) and may produce biological actions through its activation. Our preliminary data shows that cardiomyocytes express the GPR99 receptor and when treated with ketoglutarate display an increased level of VEGFR-1 and PGF, two key regulators of cardiac hypertophy and angiogenesis. Based on successful preliminary data, this project will explore the entirely novel idea that ketoglutarate is pivotal in modulating hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart), a key process in the progression of HF.

The main aims of the study will be to:

- Investigate the effects of GPR99 over-expression in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy.
- Investigate the effects of GPR99 gene ablation in mice.

Overall, this project will determine the role of ketoglutarate and its receptor in the pathophysiology of HF. It will also provide a unique combination of training in molecular biology and in vivo animal physiology for the successful applicant.

The project will be conducted within the Cardiovascular Research Group, an internationally recognised group ranked within the top four in the 2008 UK RAE. Extensive training in molecular cellular biology and in vivo animal physiology will be provided. Completion of this project would equip the candidate for progression into academic biomedical research as well as the biomedical industry.

Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a minimum upper-second honours degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, physiology, biological/medical sciences, pharmacology or a related area. A Masters degree in a similar area would be an advantage.

This 3-year project is open to UK/EU and non-EU nationals but no funding is provided. Applicants must therefore be able to provide evidence of their ability to provide self-arranged funding. Annual tuition fees for this project are currently:

*UK/EU nationals: £6, 300
Non-EU nationals: £17, 000

Please direct applications in the following format to the project lead, Dr Delvac Oceandy (delvac.oceandy@manchester.ac.uk):

• Academic CV
• Official academic transcripts
• Contact details for two suitable referees
• A personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for the study, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date
• Evidence of funding.

Any enquiries relating to the project and/or suitability should be directed to Dr Oceandy at the address above.

http://www.medicine.manchester.ac.uk/cardiovascular/
http://www.medicine.manchester.ac.uk/staff/delvacoceandy

Funding Notes:

*UK/EU nationals should note that the fee is subject to an annual increase of approxmately 2.5%

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Asia Journalism Fellowship (Singapore)

Application for 2012 is now open Deadline: 5pm (Singapore time), Friday 14 October 2011.

The Fellowship brings journalists from Asia to Singapore's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University for three months. Eligibility Applicants should have at least five years of full-time working experience as journalists (not including as student journalists) and possess potential for leadership and management within the profession or organisation.

Applicants should be residing in Asia. Preference is given to those working for Asian media organisations. Applicants can be working in any medium — print, radio, television or online.
Journalists working in non-English media are welcome to apply, but must show proficiency in English through a telephone interview, as English is the working language of the programme.

Applications from journalists in full-time positions must be accompanied by a letter of support from employers, stating that the applicant would be released for the full period of the fellowship, from 25 February to 20 May 2012. Freelancers are welcome to apply if they are
primarily engaged in news or current affairs journalism Deadline for application All the required documents must reach the Wee Kim Wee School no later than 5pm (Singapore Time), Friday 14th October 2011.

Your application is not complete until we receive all the following:

* Completed application form.
* Employer's letter of support (not required for freelancers).
* 3 letters of recommendation.
* 3-5 samples of past work. Read the "Guidance" section on the last page of the Application Form for more details.

Sending your application
By e-mail: Send to applications@ ajf.sg
By mail: Asia Journalism Fellowship c/o SiRC Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Nanyang Technological University 31 Nanyang Link Singapore 637718

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1 PhD studentship & 1 postdoctoral position in Nantes University Hospital (France)

Both positions will be in the Department of Biostatistics (EA 4275), Nantes University Hospital (France) and in the Institute of Transplantation, Urology and Nephrology, INSERM U643, Nantes Hospital (France).

Our department of biostatistics is expanding with 1 professor, 3 assistant professors, 2 postdoctoral researchers and 4 PhD students. The two main domains are the analysis of subjective data measures in Health research, such as quality of life outcomes, and the analysis of
longitudinal and survival data in predictive medicine.

For discussion about this project, please contact Yohann Foucher (Tel: 33(0)2 40 41 28 24, Email: Yohann.Foucher@ univ-nantes. fr). To candidate for one of both following positions, you can send your CV at the previous address. You can also send other documents as manuscripts or scientific reports.

*The Biostatistic PhD studentship*

The aim of this project is to construct a composite surrogate marker of the long-term kidney transplant survival. Determining early surrogate markers of long-term graft outcome is important for optimal medical management. After the exploration of existing literature in multi-state
models and time-dependant ROC curves (or other prognostic indexes), the PhD student will apply this methodology to the analysis of the evolution of kidney transplant recipients (cohort DIVAT, www.divat.fr for more details). The PhD student will propose tools for the medical community in transplantation for improving medical decision making. Even if simulations will first be performed in order to evaluate the robustness of statistical methods, this project will be mainly based on real data and close to medical practice. The capacity of the PhD student to work within a multi-disciplinary research team will constitute a very important issue for the candidate evaluation.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in statistics with a strong interest in medical statistics and epidemiology and also good programming skills, specifically in R. This studentship is funded full-time for three years by the French direction of hospitalization and
care organization (DHOS). It represents a net income of €19,000 per year. It is open to all students from all nationalities. The project is due to begin between the 1st October 2011 and the 1st January 2012. The deadline for application is the 1st December 2011.

*The postdoctoral position in Biostatistics*

The aim of the survival analysis is to study the correlation between covariates with the time until the failure of interest. The difficulty in transplantation is to define the failure since two terminal events are in competition: death and return in dialysis. Moreover, knowing
whether death can be considered as related or independent to transplantation is not possible. The aim of this project is the adaptation of survival relative models in kidney transplantation. We can distinguish two complementary parts in this project: firstly, the statistical developments of models and secondly, the analysis of the cohort DIVAT (www.divat.fr) for validation of the concept in the transplantation community. Multi-state analysis will also constitute a central point in the research activity.

Applicant should have a thesis in Biostatistics with a strong interest in medical statistics and epidemiology and also good programming skills, specifically in R. A solid theoretical background in survival and longitudinal analysis is expected.

This studentship is funded full-time for two years by the French national agency of research (ANR). It represents a net income of €23,000 per year. It is open to all students from all nationalities. The project is due to begin from the 1st April 2012 (regarding availability of the applicants). The deadline for application is the 15th February 2012.

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Sep 16, 2011

Fujistsu scholarship

The Fujitsu Scholarship supports your development as a global leader by funding your participation in the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program.

Hone your leadership vision with this specialized program, delivered by JAIMS, in the wonderful setting of Honolulu, Hawaii. The diverse student body and rigorous curriculum will stretch you to be your best, and prepare you to lead your organization to success in the 21st Century.
Fujitsu Limited established the Fujitsu Scholarship Program in 1985 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding. The aim was to provide the opportunity for people from the Asia-Pacific region to contribute to the region through studying different values, cultures, and global business. This has been a Fujitsu's key initiative for deepening the relationships between the countries and citizens of the Asia-Pacific region. This scholarship has since enabled 420 professionals from 18 countries to study cross-cultural management at JAIMS, the Japan-America Institute of Management Science, in Hawaii, U.S.A.

The Fujitsu Scholarship provides full financial assistance for postgraduate education and cross-cultural management training in the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program (EWKLP) at JAIMS. The EWKLP has a three-month curriculum, which synthesizes the best practices of both the East and
West. The participants will sharpen their global management knowledge and skills, and build the confidence necessary for success in global business situations. Selected Fujitsu Scholar will attend the EWKLP beginning in April 2012, followed by a week-long Japan Portion.

Qualifications
To apply for the Fujitsu Scholarship, you must meet the qualifications for both Fujitsu Scholarship and EWKLP as follows.
1. Education
A bachelor's degree or a degree equivalent to a four-year standard baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a regionally or nationally accredited institution
2. G.P.A.
Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
3. Experience
A minimum of three years of relevant full-time work experience (five years preferred) at the time of application
4. Language
A minimum TOEFL score of 577/233/90 (paper/computer/ Internet), TOEIC score of 750, or IELTS overall band test result of 6.5 or higher from tests taken between December 2009 and November 2011.
The following applicants are exempt from submitting an English proficiency test score:
* Applicants whose native language is English and who are from either the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, or Singapore.
* Applicants who hold a bachelor's or advanced degree within the last five years from an accredited or recognized college or university in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, or Singapore.
5. Country
Applicants must be a resident of the state of Hawaii, U.S.A., or a citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
* Applicants who are residents of the State of Hawaii will be requested to prove Hawaii residency.

Scholarship benefits and conditions
Benefits
The Fujitsu Scholarship benefits include tuition and fees for the EWKLP
program. Other benefits, which vary in amount each year, are also
included.
* Tuition and Fees for the EWKLP
* Stipend Toward Living Expenses *
*Applicants from the following countries/areas are not eligible to receive the monthly stipend: Australia, Hawaii, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
* Airfare:
Fujitsu Ltd. will provide a round-trip air ticket to cover transportation from the participant's home country to Honolulu, and back. The selection of the air carrier and travel agent, including itinerary, is at the discretion of Fujitsu Ltd. In the event the participant wishes to change and/or expand the route and/or the period of stay, Fujitsu Ltd. reserves the right to withhold the original ticket.
* Health Insurance:
Fujitsu Ltd. will provide medical insurance that covers a portion of the participant's medical expenses during the program period. The participant pays all medical expenses not covered by the medical insurance. The selection of the medical insurance plan is at the discretion of Fujitsu Ltd.
* Housing Arrangements:
JAIMS will assist in locating appropriate housing in Honolulu for all participants. Fujitsu Ltd. will provide and pay for participant accommodations in Japan.
* Visa Arrangements:
When applicable, participants will be assisted in obtaining the F-1 Student visa to enter the U.S. EWKLP participants will be assisted with the appropriate visa to enter Japan, if necessary. The expense of obtaining the visa is the financial responsibility of the participant.

Conditions
The Fujitsu Scholarship is offered with the expectation that the following conditions will be met by the recipients.

Scholarship Report
Upon EWKLP completion, all participants must submit a formal report that describes their learning experiences during the program. Absence During the Fujitsu Scholarship Period
1. Should an emergency occur that requires travel to the participant's home country, such travel shall be the participant's personal expense. For the period of absence, the stipend will be prorated and subtracted from the applicable amount(s) set forth in the stipend toward living
expenses.
2. All requests for absence should be submitted in writing to Fujitsu Ltd. (through JAIMS while in Hawaii) in advance, and should be addressed to the Fujitsu Scholarship Program in Japan.
Fujitsu Scholarship Termination All selected scholars are required to participate in good faith, work diligently, and complete the EWKLP during the program period. Selected Fujitsu Scholars must understand and agree that any serious misconduct in this regard shall warrant immediate termination of the Fujitsu Scholarship without notice and at Fujits's sole discretion. The
following are some examples of misconduct that could result in such termination:
1. Absence from or failure to complete the EWKLP without Fujits's or JAIMS' permission.
2. Noncompliance with the regulations, policies, and other instructions of Fujitsu and/or JAIMS.
3. Immoral, disorderly, indecent, or violent conduct.
4. Falsification of, or misstatement in any student or program application or other records and/or at any interview.
5. Failure to maintain good academic standing; unsatisfactory work performance.

If Fujitsu terminates the Fujitsu Scholarship for the participant pursuant to the above, the participant shall return to his/her home country immediately. The participant shall inform Fujitsu and/or JAIMS in advance of the date of his/her return and the address and phone number in his/her home country after return. The participant agrees that, effective as of the termination date, Fujitsu shall have no obligation to pay or provide anything under the Fujitsu Scholarship to the participant. Nonetheless, Fujitsu may at its sole discretion provide the participant with the appropriate air ticket for his/her return.

The participant agrees that if his/her conduct which has resulted in termination of the Fujitsu Scholarship pursuant to the above, in Fujitsu's sole judgment, was made fraudulently, with malice or conscious disregard or otherwise in bad faith, the participant shall, upon Fujitsu's request, immediately refund all the benefits and awards paid by Fujitsu and/or JAIMS hereunder to, or on behalf of him/her, to the date of the termination.

Application Process
1. Check Eligibility
2. Fill Out Application Forms
3. Prepare Application Documents
The necessary documents are as follows.
* Fujitsu Scholarship Application Form (including the essay and work experience information on separate sheets of paper)
* Two Recommendation Forms
* EWKLP Application Form
* Copy of TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS score report
Valid test dates are between December 2009 and November 2011.
* Original Official Academic Transcripts
Official academic transcripts must be sent directly from all academic institutions attended to the Fujitsu Hawaii Representative Office.
4. Submit Application Documents
Submit all application materials to:
Fujitsu Hawaii Representative Office
c/o JAIMS
6660 Hawaii Kai Drive
Honolulu, HI 96825
U.S.A.
* All documentation must be received by November 30, 2011.
* Applicants who fail to submit all documents by the due date cannot be considered.
* Submitted application documents will not be returned to applicants.

Selection Process
1. Initial Screening
Initial screening is based on the strength of the application, which includes meeting the admission qualifications.
2. Interview
Applicants who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview at a designated date in December 2011. Applicants should be residing in their respective countries of citizenship (or in Hawaii for Hawaii residents) at the time of their interview.
3. Selection of recipients
1. Final selection will be determined by Fujitsu Limited.
2. Selection is based on English proficiency (for non-native speakers of English), work experience, motivation, goals as expressed in the essay and interview, academic performance, and test scores. A key factor is the individual's commitment to contributing to the mutual
understanding and cooperation between countries and to the development of his/her home country. However, no single attribute outweighs others in the selection process, and strengths in one area may be used to offset weaknesses in another.

For more information, please visit official website: www.fujitsu.com

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Master & PhD Scholarships - Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science (hereinafter referred to as "SIAT"), offers 8 Master's Degree programs and 2 PhD Degree programs to international students. The duration of a Master program is 2-3 years, and a PhD program 3-6 years. A degree certificate and a graduation certificate will be awarded to those who have completed the prescribed courses and passed thesis/dissertation defense. All the programs are offered in English.

Applicants to Master programs should:
· have obtained a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, or an equivalent qualification; and
· satisfy SIAT's requirements on physical fitness for pursuing the postgraduate program.
Applicants to PhD degree programs should:
· normally have obtained a master's degree from a recognized institution, and
· satisfy SIAT's requirements on physical fitness for pursuing the postgraduate program.

Language Requirements:
Students enrolled at SIAT can choose to take all courses and conduct research activities in English only, or in Chinese (Mandarin). Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required. Applications with TOEFL or IELTS records (within two years from the examination date) are
preferred.

List of Master and PhD Programs
Master's Degree Programs:

* physical chemistry,
* biochemistry and molecular biology,
* signal and information processing,
* pattern recognition and intelligent system,
* computer application technology,
* materials engineering,
* electrical and communication engineering,
* control engineering,
* computer technology,
* biological engineering PhD Degree Programs:

* pattern recognition and intelligent system,
* computer application technology.

Application Documents:

1. The completed application form for Admission of International Students. The photo adhered on the application form must be identical with that on the passport.
2. Personal statement. Applicants to PhD programs should also submit a research proposal.
3. A certified or notarized copy of the degree certificate, a certified or notarized copy of the academic transcript, and an officially sealed original copy of the academic transcript. Notarized translations to English or to Chinese of the degree certificate and the academic transcript are also required, if they are in a language other than English and Chinese.
4. Two recommendation letters from academics at the level of associate professor or above. The letter must indicate the referee's phone number and email address.
5. Copy of the page with personal information in the passport.
None of the above application documents will be returned

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Sep 11, 2011

Clarendon Fund, University of Oxford, UK

Applications for 2012 are now open!

We are delighted to announce that the Clarendon Fund has now opened up to all graduate applicants regardless of nationality. From 1 September 2011, all graduate applicants to degree-bearing courses for 2012/13 entry will be eligible for this prestigious scholarship funding which has, up until now, only been open to candidates with overseas fee status.

By applying for graduate study at Oxford University (Application Form for Graduate Study) you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.

The information that you provide with your application form for graduate study at Oxford will be used to assess your funding application. Once the application deadline has passed, you are not able to provide any additional supporting materials (unless the department you are applying to has specifically requested this in support of your application for admission to Oxford).

The closing date for Graduate Admissions for 2012/13 is Friday 20 January 2012.

http://www.clarendon.ox.ac.uk/apply/

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Gates Scholarships, University of Cambridge, UK

Applications for 2012 are now open!

Application materials for the 2012-13 academic year are now available from the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus from 1 September 2011.

Full details about the Gates Cambridge Scholarships - how to apply, the application timetable, selection criteria, the interview process, the value of the scholarship, FAQs - are available via left side navigation menu.

A poster for for advertsing the Scholarships for 2012-13 is available here.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship are only available for full-time postgraduate degrees offered at the University of Cambridge.

Applicants apply simultaneously for admission as a graduate student to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship using the one application pack - see how to apply for full details.

Before submitting an application all applicants should:
Read through the entire 'apply' section of this website
Fully research their proposed degree at Cambridge via the Graduate Studies Prospectus
Consult the website of the department to which they are applying to ensure they are knowledgeable and up to date about the course, its requirements and any special application instructions
Submit a full application by the relevant deadline

http://www.gatesscholar.org/apply/

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JOB: Researcher on the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Human Rights Watch

Researcher on the Balkans and Eastern Europe
Human Rights Watch
Berlin/Budapest, Multiple Countries

Deadline for Applications: September 31, 2011

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

The Researcher in Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia Division will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda on the Western Balkans (particularly
Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo) and EU member states in Eastern Europe (particularly Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia). The primary objective will be to curb human rights violations in the region through, among other things: conducting timely fact-finding missions on issues of acute or pressing concern; writing quick, concise and accurate reports, briefing papers, letters, news releases, and op-eds; the effective and timely marketing of those written products and Human Rights Watch’s agenda to the media; developing and implementing strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices, in close collaboration with colleagues inside Human Rights Watch and with international and national NGO partners;
advocating effectively for human rights change with government officials in the region, with other EU member states, in Brussels, Washington, DC, and elsewhere; working closely with partner NGOs across the region to ensure that HRW’s efforts reinforce their agenda; monitoring and responding to critical legislative and/or policy developments, including at European Union level; and liaising with relevant regional organizations, particularly the European Union and
Council of Europe.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of directly-related experience working on the countries of the Western Balkans and/or EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe, including significant time spent living and working in the region. An advanced (graduate)
degree and practice in journalism, law, international relations or social sciences is strongly preferred. Solid field research and documentation skills are essential. Expertise in building and maintaining NGO networks and working in coalition with other organizations is highly desirable. Fluency in both written and spoken English, as well as familiarity with international human rights law, is required. Thematic expertise in anti-discrimination is highly
desirable and expertise with migration and asylum and/or documenting abuses in closed institutions is desirable. Fluent written and spoken Bosnia/Serbian/ Croatian is preferred and German and other relevant regional languages are desirable.

The Researcher must be able to identify, research, analyze and effectively communicate important human rights developments in a timely and sophisticated fashion, setting priorities in consultation with other Human Rights Watch staff. The Researcher must be an agile and productive writer and dynamic speaker with accurate, analytically sophisticated, and persuasive oral and written communications skills. S/he must be able to think strategically about international and local media environments and how to use the media (including electronic and social media) to further advocacy goals, maintaining regular contact with key local, national and international media contacts relevant to the researcher’s issues. He or she must be able to develop and
implement realistic and effective local and international advocacy strategies and tactics in order to identify and seize advocacy opportunities and thus insert HRW’s position into public debate. Creativity, initiative, perseverance, and flexibility are required while maintaining HRW’s high methodological standards.

The Researcher must be able to travel in the region for two or more weeks at a time, four to six times a year. The researcher will preferably be based in Budapest or in HRW’s Berlin office, although location in other HRW offices in Europe may be considered. The incoming Researcher must be prepared to spend significant periods of time in HRW’s London, Berlin and/or New York offices, particularly in the first year of employment for purposes of orientation, integration
into the organization, and training, and thereafter for regular consultation.

HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and generous employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing in a single submission: a letter of interest describing your experience, your resume, names or letters of reference, salary requirements, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) no later than September 31, 2011 to ecajobs@hrw. org. Please use “Researcher Ref ECA-11-1048- F” as the subject of your email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Researcher Search (Researcher Ref ECA-11-1048- F)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Fax: (212) 736-1300

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.


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CfP/Journal: Venets: The Belogradchik Journal for Local History

Venets: The Belogradchik Journal for Local History, Cultural History and Folk Studies ISSN 1314-0245 is a periodical consisting of three main sections: Literary Section, Archives Section and Research Section. The profile of the journal (peer-reviewed in its research part) embraces
the following topics: Local/Family History, Oral History, Heritage Studies, Rural Studies, Memory Studies, Folk Studies.

Contributors from all over the world are encouraged to send manuscripts in the above mentioned areas that should be written in a readable and scholarly manner. Manuscripts (in English or in Bulgarian) should not exceed 20 standard pages in length including illustrations, tables,
figures and references. Articles must be accompanied by a summary of size not exceeding 20 lines.

Style should conform to that of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The electronic submission of the manuscript (in word format) is preferable.

http://www.venets.org


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CfP: Intl Finance Banking & Insurance Congress (FIBAC 2012), Antalya

Deadline for submissions: October 21, 2011.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to participate to"International Finance Banking & Insurance Congress" which will be held on April 19-22, 2012 in Antalya, Turkey. Fibac 2012 intends to be a global forum for researchers to present and discuss their recent research findings and new techniques and to create an effective network of cooperation in Finance, Banking & Insurance.

The Organizing Committee also encourages companies and institutions to showcase their services in the conference area. The congress will be held in Antalya, attracting millions of people with its beautiful nature and historical riches. The combination of sun, deep blue sea and mountain covered with trees cannot be seen easily all together in everywhere.

Antalya offers everything you could imagine, compared to other holiday regions, it has blue flag beaches, golf courses, natural surroundings that are unmatchable with unique flora and fauna, historical places within a close distance, 300 sunshine filled days, plus low humidity and sea fresh clean air.

In addition to scientific seminars, a wide range of social programs including city tours and visits to historical places will be available. pecific questions concerning further information can be sent by fibac2012@iku.edu.tr

We are looking forward to meeting you in Antalya at fibac 2012 and invite you to contribute our congress by submitting your papers.

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JOB: Permanent Prof. in Community Work, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College

Applications are invited for a full time, permanent professorship in Community Work at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College.

Community Work is an action-oriented discipline in which we, through research and scholarly development, inquire into the conditions for social participation. The professor is expected to contribute to new and strengthened research concerning Community Work and to the further
scholarly development of the Master’s programme in Community Work.

The position will include teaching, tutoring, research and dissemination in this field. For more information, see http://hib.easycruit.com/vacancy/594807/41325?iso=no

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