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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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