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Postdoctoral Fellow – Dept for Study of Religious Diversity

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on June 2, 2009

The Department for the Study of Religious Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen is seeking Postdoctoral fellows to work in two research programs, comparative study of urban religious aspirations and globalization of religious networks. Excellent applications outside of these programs may also be considered. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Religious Studies, or Asian Studies

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages handicapped persons to submit their applications.

Applications and recommendation letters should be addressed to Professor Peter van der Veer and reach by 15 June 2009 at the

Further details: http://www.mmg.mpg.de/english/contemporaryIssues/JobOffers/postdocs-01_vanderveer/index.html

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Research Fellowship in the Sociology of Religion

Posted in PhD Studentship, Research Fellowships by Pippa on May 22, 2009

Faculty of Humanities and Education Ref. 35/09 
The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as Research Fellow in the sociology of religion for a period of three years at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History, Faculty of Humanities and Education. The position is currently located in Kristiansand, Norway. The starting date of employment will be determined upon agreement with the Faculty.

The Research Fellow will be associated with the PhD programme in Religion, Ethics and Society at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History. More information about the programme may be found at: http://www.uia.no/en/portaler/student_og_studier/informasjon_og_tjenester/ects/08_09/religion_ethics_and_society_phd_programme

The research fellowship is posted in the general field of sociology of religion and is open to all projects in the field as long as they contain an empirical component.
Further details: http://uia.easycruit.com/vacancy/296032/35068?iso=gb

Postdoctoral positions under ‘Asian Dynamics Initiative’, University of Copenhagen

Posted in Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on March 13, 2009

Faculty of Humanities & Faculty of Social Sciences

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions under the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen. One position will be based at the Faculty of Humanities, the other position at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The positions are 2-year appointments, but can be extended to 3 years, if the departments in question agree to finance one extra year. In that case, the employment will include teaching and completion of the teacher training programme (adjunktpædagogikum). Applicants are asked to contact the relevant department to settle the terms of employment prior to handing in the application. Expected date of appointment is 1 August 2009 or soon thereafter.

 

The Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) is a cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. ADI aims at coordinating existing research and teaching on Asia as well as creating a common platform for interdisciplinary Asian studies.

Seven research fields have been identified as anchor points for cutting edge research and teaching between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. It is expected that the candidates have a research project that relates to at least one of the designated research fields of the ADI which are:

1. Knowledge in transit
2. Security at global and local levels
3. Borders, territorialisation and regionalization
4. Belonging, citizenship and identities
5. Local responses to global challenges
6. The economics of the Asian challenge
7. Political institutions and culture

 

The positions require a PhD degree or similar qualifications. The terms of employment and salary are subject to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on the employment of academics in state service.

 

Further information can be obtained from Marie Yoshida, Coordinator of ADI at marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk

Application deadline is 15 April, 2009 at 12 noon CET.

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Postdoctoral Grants at the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 15, 2009

The purpose of the postdoctoral grants is to give younger, recently graduated researchers the possibility to continue their research career after obtaining their Ph.D.s. A postdoctoral grant amounts to SEK680,000 per year, including overhead. The grant is awarded for two years and is supposed to cover a full-time salary. The receiver of a postdoctoral grant is allowed to develop his or her research freely within the area determined in the research plan. The grant should be administered by a Swedish university or equivalent.

Scholars who have obtained their Ph.D.s between 1 January and 31 December, 2008, are eligible to apply for this postdoctoral grant. The subject of the dissertation and research plan of the applicant should lie within FAS’ areas of responsibility.

For more information about FAS’ areas of responsibility, please refer to: http://www.fas.se

Submitting an application

The last day for submitting a postdoctoral grant application for 2010 and 2011 is Thursday, January 29th, 2009, 5pm CET.

 

 

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Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden, Humanities and Social Science – The Swedish Research Council

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 15, 2009

The grant will enable researchers with Swedish or non-Swedish doctorates (PhDs or equivalent) to work at Swedish higher education institutions or research establishments. The application form “Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden” should be used.

General conditions for the application:

Applications to the Swedish Research Council must be made entirely electronically, by means of an online form on the http://www.vr.se/.
Detailed technical instructions are provided with the online form. The application may be written in Swedish or English. The project title should be written in both Swedish and English. Note that the compulsory popular science description and the applicant’s address must be written in Swedish and the abstract must be written in English.

 

Applications to the Swedish Research Council for postdoctoral fellowship and grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden that is to start during the last six months of 2009 must be received by the Swedish Research Council no later than 26 February 2009.

The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete application to the council. Technical support from the Swedish Research Council is provided for until 4 pm on 26 February 2009. Please, make certain to submit your application in time before 4 pm in case that you will need technical support. Appendix S with signatures must be received by the council no later than 3 March 2009.

 

For more and detailed information visit the website of the Swedish Research Council: http://www.vr.se/ or

http://www.vr.se/mainmenu/applyforgrants/callforproposals/grantsview.4.64a4ae3e1092b3475b6800063.html?resourceId=-1869&languageId=2

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Visiting Senior Research Fellowship 2010-2011

Posted in News/Information, Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on January 13, 2009

The President and Fellows of St. John’s College invite applications for a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship for the academic year 2010-11, or part thereof.  The Fellowship is intended to offer an experienced academic (normally with considerable postdoctoral experience) of outstanding distinction, from abroad or from the United Kingdom, an opportunity to pursue his or her own study or research as a member of the College.

Participation in the activities of the College’s Research Centre by the Fellow would be welcomed.  The Research Centre was established to provide focus and support for the College’s intellectual and academic life, to support new research, and to enhance the College’s role in promoting first-class innovative research in the University of Oxford and the academic community at large.

The Fellow will be expected to reside in Oxford during term.  Accommodation (free of charge) for a married or unmarried Fellow will be provided in the vicinity of the College.  The Fellow will have the right to lunch and dine in College, also free of charge.  There is no stipend attached to the Fellowship and no facilities or domestic help can be offered to spouses, partners or family members (beyond sharing the above accommodation).

There is no application form for these Fellowships.  Applications, in the form of a letter, should include a full curriculum vitae, the names of three referees and a statement of the research or other work proposed during the Fellowship.  Applications should be received by the Academic Administrator, St. John’s College, Oxford OX1 3JP, not later than noon on Monday 9th March 2009.

Please note that emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.

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Distinguished Visiting Fellowships 2009/10

Posted in News/Information, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 7, 2009

Queen Mary Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences
 
Applications are invited for up to eight Distinguished Visiting Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended to appeal to senior scholars from the UK or overseas who wish to spend a period, for the purposes of research, in one of the most stimulating intellectual environments in London. They have been created by the College in response to a substantial donation from the Westfield Trust to build on-campus residential accommodation specifically for this purpose. The accommodation, part of a new student village, opened in September 2004.
 
The Fellowships are attached to the Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences, to which ten academic Schools and Departments contribute: the School of Languages, Linguistics & Film (Spanish, German, French, Russian, Linguistics, Film), English; Drama; History; Politics; Law; the Centre for Commercial Law Studies; Geography; Economics, and the Centre for Business Management.
 
Fellowships cover the period September to December 2009 or January to April 2010. Fellows may by arrangement and at their own cost extend residence over a longer period if they wish, subject to the availability of accommodation.
Each Fellow is expected to give a Fellow’s Lecture, to contribute to the seminar programme in a relevant Masters programme and to participate in the intellectual life of the Graduate School, the College more generally and the University of London.
 
Expressions of interest, accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae (max. 10 pages) and brief description of research to be undertaken should be sent in electronic format by 15 February 2009 to Linda Grant, Administrator, Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences on l.grant@qmul.ac.uk.
 
Further particulars are available at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/hss.

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BA-AHRC-ESRC Visiting Fellowships for South Asia and Middle East

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on December 18, 2008

The British Academy (BA), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are now inviting applications under the third round of their Visiting Fellowships scheme for South Asia and the Middle East.
The Scheme aims to attract early career researchers in any branch of the humanities or social sciences to collaborate on research and develop ideas likely to lead to a joint research proposal in the near future. Researchers, in conjunction with a UK host academic, can apply to spend two to six months undertaking a clearly specified research project in the United Kingdom.
 
Further details are available on the following: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/VisitingFellowships.aspx

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Visiting Fellowships scheme for South Asia and the Middle East.

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on December 5, 2008

The British Academy (BA), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are now inviting applications under the third round of their Visiting Fellowships scheme for South Asia and the Middle East.
The Scheme aims to attract early career researchers in any branch of the humanities or social sciences to collaborate on research and develop ideas likely to lead to a joint research proposal in the near future. Researchers, in conjunction with a UK host academic, can apply to spend two to six months undertaking a clearly specified research project in the United Kingdom.
Further details are available on the following AHRC webpage. http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/VisitingFellowships.aspx

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Visiting Professorial Fellowships 2009-2010 at the University of London

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on November 18, 2008

The S.T. Lee Professorial Fellowship
A generous endowment by Dr S.T. Lee, of Singapore, has made possible the creation of this Fellowship, open to applicants of professorial or equivalent status for the purpose of supporting research in London in any field relevant to the work of one or more of the School’s Institutes. The Fellowship may be held for a period of up to 6 consecutive months between September and June of any academic year. (A longer tenure may be possible, but will not attract any financial support beyond that available for the first 6 months. Applications for periods significantly shorter than 6 months are unlikely to be successful).The endowment also provides for the delivery of the annual S.T. Lee lecture on a theme of the Fellow’s choice.
For further information see attached: sas-visiting-professorial-fellowships-_final

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The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies University of California, San Diego

Posted in News/Information, Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on November 11, 2008
Visiting Research Fellowships
Academic Year, 2009-10
Application Deadline: January 15, 2009
CCIS will offer a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels for the 2009-10 academic year. These awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences, history, law, and comparative literature. Due to funding constraints, CCIS is able to award fellowships only to scholars who have a current or former affiliation with a University of California campus (as a graduate student, faculty member, or researcher). Self-funded Guest Scholars are not required to have a UC affiliation. Fellowships must be held in residence at UCSD (commuting from outside of San Diego is not permissible).
For further details: http://www.ccis-ucsd.org/programs/fellowships.htm

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British Academy/AHRC/ ESRC Visiting Fellowships for the Middle East and South Asia 2008-09

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on November 4, 2008

The British Academy is pleased to announce a call for applications under this year’s round of the joint British Academy/ AHRC/ ESRC Visiting Fellowships for the Middle East and South Asia scheme.  The scheme is intended to enable overseas postdoctoral academics to come to the UK for two to six months in order to carry out research in a British institution, in conjunction with a UK academic. 

A number of places are being reserved specifically for candidates from South Asia.
 
Applicants should normally have  obtained a PhD after January 2003, or be able to demonstrate equivalent status. Application must be made in tandem with a UK-based academic sponsor whose home institution is willing to host the visit
 
The closing date for applications is 12 January 2009, for visits to take place after 1 May 2009. Results of the competition will be announced in late March 2009.
 
Further information together with application forms and notes of guidance (for both candidates and host institutions) are available from the Academy’s website:
https://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/vfsame.cfm
 
 
Contact:
International Relations, The British Academy
10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Tel 020 7969 5235   Fax 020 7969 5414
vf@britac.ac.uk
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