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Newton International Fellowships

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on February 12, 2013

Deadline: 10th April 2013

A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.

The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long-term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.

Applications are to be made via the Royal Society’s online application system which is available at https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 April 2013. Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website: http://www.newtonfellowships.org

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PostDoc: Dept of Asian Studies University of British Columbia

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Asian Studies, which has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture (see www.asia.ubc.ca). The Department seeks applicants in the fields of Indo-Persian Literary Culture and/or South Asian Islam.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2010, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from the Department and budgetary availability. Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the PhD. Successful candidates will teach three single-semester undergraduate courses or sections per year under the supervision of an experienced professor. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching potential, a sample of written work, and a C.V. to:

Dr. Ross King, Head
Department of Asian Studies, UBC
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
FAX: 604-822-8937
Email: jrpking@interchange.ubc.ca

Applicants should also have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address noted above.  Complete applications received by March 21 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All quality persons are encouraged to apply.

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Post Grad Research Project – University of Aberdeen Global Empires Post

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

In recent years across a range of disciplines, empire has become a paradigm for rethinking a globalized world. In this context, the University of Aberdeen is pleased to advertise a number of Masters (fees only) and Doctoral (fees and partial maintenance) Studentships within a broader interdisciplinary project on the ‘Ideas, Practices, and Impacts of Global Empires’. This brings together a supervisory team drawn from History, Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, International Relations, and the University’s museums. Within the project, we are interested in a number of themes: cross cultural encounters and collecting; material culture and visual representations of encounters; trade, migration, and empire; the ideologies of empires; and resistance and the ends of empires. Our areas of focus include: the British and American empires (especially Canada, the American South, South Asia, South Africa and the Antipodes); empires past and present in Latin America; Holy Roman Empire; modern German empires within and beyond Europe; Russia, especially Soviet Russia, including Russian informal empires; and competing imperialisms in East Asia. We invite applications from candidates with research interests (interdisciplinary or within the disciplines named above) touching one or more of these themes and areas.

Available studentships 2010-11:

3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships

2011-12:

3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships

In addition, the committee awarding studentships for the project will be able to allocate some funds towards maintenance.

Closing date: Friday 30 April

Code: RPAS2009NOV03

Please ensure that you quote this code on your application form under ‘Intended Source of Funding’ if you wish to be considered for funding under this research theme

For further details of the bid, and potential supervisors across the named disciplines, please visit:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/empires

Informal enquiries should be sent to a.dilley@abdn.ac.uk (Dr Andrew Dilley, Lecturer in History)

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

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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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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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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New Round of Newton Fellowships

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on October 30, 2008

A new round of Newton Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has opened. 

The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising post-doctoral researchers working overseas in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural and social sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years with a UK research institution, thus establishing long-term international collaborations.

The funding will be distributed in the form of 50 research fellowships, awarded annually, each providing support of up to £100,000 for a two year placement.  The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 12 January 2009.

Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website: www.newtonfellowships.org  or call 00 44 (0)20 7451 2559

Newton International Fellowships
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG
tel: +44 (0)20 7451 2559
fax: +44 (0)20 7451 2543

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