Punjab Research Group

Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on September 19, 2014

PhD Studentships

Funded by the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative, the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies will admit up to fifteen PhD students to its doctoral programme, which is to begin on 1 October 2015. Up to ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported in their search for funding.

The formal prerequisite for application to the programme is a master’s degree in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School, with ranking, where applicable, of above average (or German Magister or Diplom, with a grade of “very good”). Candidates are expected to submit an outline of the proposed dissertation project (maximum 6 pages, with a summary of no more than half a page), to include a short description of the topic, its relevance to the field, and its theoretical and methodological orientation, as well as a preliminary work schedule.

As English will be the primary language of communication, students are expected to have advanced English-language proficiency. In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) relevant to their projects. It is assumed that language skills can be improved during the course of the doctoral programme.

The application deadline is 15 November 2014.

Further details: http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/application1/index.html

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SIKHOLARS LONDON. SIKH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE. CfP

Posted in Conferences by gsjandu on April 30, 2013

The conference will be held at Queen Mary University of London on Saturday, 18th May, 2013. It is sponsored by the GLOCUL: Centre for Culture and Law, School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London and the Jakara Movement.

Proposals for individual papers should be no more than 250 words in length and may be uploaded at the conference website, with a current CV/resume.

Abstracts Submission Deadline:

3rd May, 2013.

Please send all inquiries to info@sikholars.org.

For more information, please visit our website

www.sikholars.org

 

Since 2010, the Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference has been bringing together advanced graduate students working on a variety of subjects related to the study of Sikhs and Panjab. Pairing community organization with Stanford University’s Center for South Asia, the conference has hosted students from Pakistan to Canada, India to France from over 25 universities. We are excited to bring this venture to London in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London.

We are pleased to announce our call for papers. With topics ranging from Gurmukhi fonts in Unix Coding to sex-selective abortion, from Nihangs in the court of Ranjit Singh to diasporic literature, from the Khalistan movement to the North American bhangra circuit, from Sikh sculpture and architecture to representations of masculinity in Panjabi films, we encourage the widest possible range of those pursuing graduate studies on Sikh and Panjab related topics.

35 Doctoral studentships at Lund University

Posted in PhD Studentship by santhyb on February 17, 2012

17 PhD positions at Umeå University, Sweden

Posted in PhD Studentship, Vacancies by santhyb on February 17, 2012

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University is looking to explore new topics in the arts and humanities and we are building strong research areas for the future. We are now employing 17 PhD students as part of the strategic work to make research in the arts and humanities in Umeå even stronger.

PhD students are embedded in the Graduate School of Humanities<http://www.humfak.umu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/humanistisk-forskarskola/>. All PhD students have a fixed annual sum to cover expenses such as conference traveling, data collection, and to attend international summer and winter schools, etc. In addition to thorough research training, the graduate school offers a variety of courses aimed at improving professional, general, and personal skills. The programmes start on September 3, 2012. PhD students with a profile in educational science (Educational Work, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational History and History Didactics) will also have access to courses and seminars in The research school in educational science<http://www.use.umu.se/forskning/forskarskola/>.

See: http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-23-35-12b.html#eng

“Settling Into Motion“ – The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies

Posted in Funding opportunities by harjant on February 10, 2010

“Settling Into Motion“ – The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies- Call for applications

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius requests applications for 6-8 Ph.D. Scholarships in migration studies.

The Bucerius Ph.D. scholarship program in migration studies “Settling Into Motion” offers up to eight scholarships for Ph.D. theses addressing migration in changing societies. For 2010, research applications on “Migration, Diversity and the Future of Modern Societies” are especially welcome. Qualified Ph.D. students of – in a broad sense – social sciences can apply until 25 February 2010.

Please find further information as well as the online application on the program’s website: www.settling-into-motion.de

5 doctoral scholarships – “Religious Non-conformism and Cultural Dynamics”

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on June 2, 2009

The graduate college “Religious Non-conformism and Cultural Dynamics” will award 5 doctoral scholarships for a period of three years, beginning on 1 October 2009.

The college conducts research on religious non-conformism in various regional and temporal contexts. The central thesis is that religious nonconformism is an essential element of the religious field and a potential resource of alternative meaning and orientation, constituting an element of cultural tension and dynamics.

The project is arranged along three lines of interest:
(1) The tension between religious nonconformism and conformity, i.e. the dominant forms of (religious) orientations and ways of life.
(2) The innovative potential and the transforming dynamics of religious nonconformism.
(3) The social structure, the interconnectedness, and the societal position of nonconformist groups and milieus.

The college places the study of religious non-conformism in an interdisciplinary and comparative context. The fields of research include Study of Religions, Sociology of Religion, African Studies, Old Testament / Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Arabic / Islamic Studies, History, Indology, Jewish Studies, Church History, Tibetology, East Asian Religions.

We are looking for candidates from within and outside Germany with an above-average degree. Their dissertation project must deal with religious non-conformism in one of the fields named above. The languages of the college will be German and English. Candidates with insufficient German whose projects are chosen for the college can in addition (from 1 January 2010) obtain a scholarship for linguistic training.

Further details: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~religion/index.html
Prof. Dr. Hubert Seiwert
Graduiertenkolleg Religiöser Nonkonformismus
Religionswissenschaftliches Institut
Schillerstrasse 6
D-04109 Leipzig.

AHRC PHD Studentships in Historical or Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on April 27, 2009

The Department of Geography has been awarded an AHRC studentship in Historical or Cultural Geography and is seeking suitably qualified candidates to commence PhD research in the academic year 2009-10.  The studentship pays all fees and a full maintenance award ( £14 940 for 2008-9, subject to review) for a three year period of research.

The topic areas for applicants are open within those broad disciplinary orientations to the arts and humanities. We would welcome applications from masters students working on questions of diaspora, multiculturalism, transnationality, ethnicity. We would also very much welcome applications from non-Geographers who feel that cultural or historical geography would be a conducive disciplinary home for their work.


Applications from those in related disciplines with an interest in working in Geography are encouraged.  Potential applicants are strongly recommended to discuss their ideas with Professor Tim Cresswell, Director of Graduate Studies, Professor David Gilbert, Director of the Social and Cultural Geography research group, or another member of staff with related interests before making a formal application.

Applications must be made by June 15th 2009http://www.rhul.ac.uk/registry/admissions/applyonline.html
For more details of the Department and forms see: http://www.gg.rhul.ac.uk/

116 Arts and Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Awards across 16 Disciplines

Posted in Funding opportunities, PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce its success in the Arts and Humanities Research Council  Block Grant Partnership Bid, and has been awarded 116 doctoral and masters awards over five years in the following discipline areas;

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Cultural Studies, Dance Drama and Performing Arts, English Language and Literature, European Language and Culture, Film Digital Media and Production, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, History, History of Art Architecture and Design, Iberian and Latin American Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

 

For the 2009-2010 Academic year, 23 AHRC awards are available in 11 discipline areas. For details: http://www.as.bham.ac.uk/study/support/admin/pgr/PGScholarships-CAL.shtml

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27th March 2009

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Scholarships in the PhD/Doctoral Programmes of the Graduate Program of Transcultural Studies

Posted in News/Information, PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

A new Round of Applications  for 16 Scholarships in the PhD/Doctoral Programmes of the Graduate Program of Transcultural Studies (GPTS) of the Excellence Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at  Heidelberg University has been opened. The Scholarships will start in the Winter Term 2009/2010. Students of Indology with a transcultural interest are also invited to apply.

You are asked to register before you can fill in the application form. Only applications submitted via the online application system will be considered. Applications by mail or e-mail will not be eligible.

Deadline for Application is May 1st 2009.

For further information see: http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/Plone/graduate-programme

 

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Nordic Migration Research invites applications for grants

Posted in Conferences, Funding opportunities, Migration by Pippa on March 13, 2009

NMR invites applications for grants toward the participation of eight PhD students in the 14th International Metropolis Conference, to take place at the Copenhagen Bella Center, Denmark, September 14-18, 2009 (about the conference, see www.metropolis2009.org).

 

The eight grants will support the participation of two PhD students from each of the four NMR countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

 

Each grant comprises a fee waiver (worth DKK 3000) and the coverage of travel expenses between the home city and Copenhagen.

 

The following criteria of eligibility apply:

• The PhD must be a member of NMR
• The PhD must have submitted a paper for presentation at the conference (either as an individual paper or as part of a joint workshop proposal)
• The PhD must be enrolled as a PhD student at a Nordic university at the time of the conference (but must not necessarily be a citizen of one of the four Nordic countries)


Apart from a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the conference, applications must comprise the following documents:

• Evidence of PhD enrolment, and when enrolment will terminate.
• A full CV and a list of publications
• Abstract of paper submitted for Metropolis presentation

The selection of the award winners will be made by the NMR Board; notification of the result will be posted on the NMR website by May 1, 2009. In addition, award winners will be personally notified.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2009.

 

Applications should be sent (by post or electronically) to:

Nordic Migration Research
Attention: Jane Finnerup Johnsen (janefj@hum.ku.dk)
SAXO Institute
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 80
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

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South Asian Studies for young scholars – August 17-19, 2009

Posted in Conferences, New Publications by Pippa on January 25, 2009

On August 17 -19, 2009, the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) organizes a three day long Nordic multidisciplinary conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars. The conference will take place at Falsterbo conference retreat outside Malmö in the southern part of Sweden.

 

The aim of the Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars is to gather master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in the Nordic countries (including Denmark, Finland , Iceland , Norway and Sweden) who focus on South Asia in their research studies. The conference will provide an opportunity for young scholars to present their future and ongoing research projects, establish contacts with colleagues in the Nordic countries, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of career planning and conducting research in South Asian Studies. The conference will also give young scholars a chance to learn about ongoing Nordic network activities in South Asian Studies and together with senior colleagues discuss important issues related to funding, publication, academic networking, teaching and practical implications of conducting research in the South Asian region.

 

The conference is open for master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines who have research interest in the South Asian Studies and are affiliated to universities in the Nordic countries. The working language of the conference is English.

 

Keynote speakers

Prof. Vinayak Chaturvedi, University of California Irvine

Prof. Pamela Price, Oslo University

Dr. Mirja Juntunen, Nordic Center in India

Editor Teddy Primack, Academic Documents Associates  

The deadline for registration is May 15, 2009

For more information, contact the planning committee at: contact@sasnetconference.se

For full details: http://www.sasnetconference.se/ 

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Nordic conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 20, 2009

On August 17 – 19, 2009, the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) will organize a three day long Nordic multidisciplinary conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars. The conference will take place at Falsterbo conference retreat outside Malmö in Sweden.

The aim of the Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars is to gather master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in the Nordic countries (including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) who focus on South Asia in their research studies. The conference will provide an opportunity for young scholars to present their future and  ongoing research projects, establish contacts with colleagues in the Nordic countries, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of career planning and conducting research in South Asian Studies. The event will also give young scholars a chance to learn about ongoing Nordic network activities in South Asian Studies and together with senior colleagues discuss important issues related to funding, publication, academic networking and practical implications of conducting research in the South Asian region. To achieve the overall objective the conference will include plenary and thematic sessions in which the participants will address themes and questions related to South Asian Studies from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary angles.

The conference is open for master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers in all disciplines who have special research interest in the South Asian region and are affiliated to universities in the Nordic countries. The conference fee is 150 SEK (15 Euro) and participants are responsible for their own travels, while SASNET will provide free board and lodging at Falsterbo conference retreat.

Registration will be open between February 1 and May 15 on a conference website to be announced in the beginning of 2009.

Welcome!

For more information about the conference, contact Kristina Myrvold at:
Kristina.Myrvold@teol.lu.se

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