The Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School will be awarding one postdoctoral residential fellowship to an outstanding scholar in security affairs from the United States or elsewhere working to promote basic research in the broad area of international security with a particular focus on issues relating to gender. This fellow must hold a Ph.D. by September 2010. The fellow will hold his or her fellowship jointly with the International Security Program (ISP) of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Belfer Center).
For 2008-2009, the fellowship was awarded to Dr. Megan Mackenzie, a political scientist who will conduct a comparative analysis of the existing policies and programs created to address children born of war time rape and AIDS orphans in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
The Women and Public Policy Program / International Security Program Fellow will be expected to participate actively in the weekly WAPPP and ISP seminars and also in the intellectual life of the two centers, taking part in seminars relevant to their interests and presenting papers. Research fellows will also be expected to complete a book, monograph, scholarly article or other significant publication during their period of residence.
The stipend for the 2010-2011 academic year postdoctoral fellowship is $34,000. Residential fellowships also provide for individual health insurance and institutional support.
Applicants for the Women and Public Policy Program / International Security Program Fellowship should submit one complete copy of the items below:
1. A cover letter with current e-mail address and home address.
2. A current curriculum vitae (including publications).
3. A 1500-word description of the proposed research project, and a statement indicating the need for postdoctoral support. This proposal should include the background, nature, importance, specific objectives, and methodology of the proposed research.
4. One or two unbound samples of writing. If possible, these should be pertinent to the application.
5. Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's professional competence.
6. Please also indicate whether we may forward your application to other programs who we think may be interested in your work.
Applications must be received in hard copy by WAPPP no later than January 31, 2011 for a fellowship beginning the following September. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty selection committee, and awards will be announced by early April. While being considered for a Women and Public Policy Program fellowship, you may be informed that you have received another fellowship. We would appreciate you passing this information along to us.
A minimum requirement for the position is a PhD degree from a well-reputed university. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in research or practice to facilitate the design, mplementation,
and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year. The compensation and benefits will depend on qualifications and experience.
Applicants should describe how their work would contribute to one of the following themes:
- “Corporate Social Responsibility” which also link to the main research themes of the AIT on “Climate change” and “Poverty alleviation,”
- “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” which covers a wide area from R&D management in innovation and development, organizational processes, project management, and the role of entrepreneurship in the innovation creation process.
The qualified post-doctoral fellows will be responsible for:
• The development of cross functional teaching modules in sustainability and CSR; innovation and entrepreneurship.
• Teaching support and co-teaching with the School faculty.
• Preparation of Business Cases for teaching.
• Communication with businesses to develop research projects in the research fields.
• Communication with donors to develop research projects in the research fields.
• Coordinate and support the AIT Yunus Center’s activities
Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae including the names and addresses of three referees and a write-up on how their work contributes to the research themes in the near future.
Please submit applications through e-mail, fax or air-mail to:
The Dean, School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand, Fax:
(66-2) 524-5667, E-mail: Dean_som@ait.ac.th
For further information about AIT and the School, visit http://www.ait.ac.th
Application Deadline : 31 January 2011
The post-doctoral fellowship of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world. The Fellowship gives emerging scholars the opportunity to work with distinguishedfaculty and provides a space for collaborative research and publication. Global Thought encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research.Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided that they successfully indicate how their work will contribute to Global Thought’s research and teaching agenda. Up to three fellowship spots are available for the academic year beginning August 1, 2011.
The term of the fellowship is one calendar year, renewable for a second year based on demonstrated progress.
To apply please visit: http://cgt.columbia.edu/form/
Canada is building world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding and positioning them for success as the research
leaders of tomorrow.
These prestigious two-year fellowships worth $70,000 per year, are open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree.
Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year.
for more information see: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/about-a_propos/details-eng.html
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.
Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.
The competition for these awards is open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a Ph.D. should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before becoming Scholars; those in possession of a Ph.D. longer than 3 years are ineligible.
Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.
Post-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000, and pre-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.
Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.
How to Apply
Applications for the next class of Academy Scholars are due October 1 each year. There is no application form. The following materials are required for a complete application:
* a current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (include 3 copies)
* a statement of the applicant's proposed research, including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work—no more than 10 pages double-spaced (include 3 copies)
* an official copy of each graduate transcript
* three letters of recommendation
* a cover letter which succinctly states the applicant's academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed or actual research topic (include 3 copies)
Please do not staple materials. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Finalists will be invited to Cambridge for interviews with the Senior Scholars on Monday, December 6, 2010.
More info: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/academy_scholars_program.html
The Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University is pleased to announce a call for applicants for the King Abdullah Generations for Peace, Sport and Peacebuilding Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowship will support innovative research on the intersection of sport and peacebuilding.
Over the past decade, there has been increasing interest in the role of sport in peacebuilding. Numerous initiatives have been established that engage youth in diverse settings in positive engagement; skills building; and dialogue, while addressing the challenges that they face through sports. There is extensive research about the positive impact of participating in sports on the social and intellectual development of youth. Sports, such as soccer and basketball, provide youth with an opportunity to learn the skills of collaboration and teamwork and provide an outlet for positive expression of identity.
While many organizations are pioneering the use of sport in peacebuilding, there is a significant need to provide greater training in the area and conduct applied research regarding the design, implementation, and impact of such programs.
- Conduct and publish independent research or provide technical assistance, while based in the US and/or abroad;
- Teach one course per year on sport and peacebuilding in the Georgetown M.A. Program in Conflict Resolution;
- Mentor GU students in the field; and
- Conduct at least one public talk each semester on sport and conflict.
- Measuring the impact or effectiveness of sport and peacebuilding programming;
Assessing curriculum and training in sport and peace building; and/or
Exploring how to more effectively integrate peacebuilding into sport-based programming.
A competitive post-doc salary (and benefits);
Funding for field research and conference participation; and
Two research assistants.
Completion of Ph.D. within the past four years;
Demonstrated interest/expertise in youth, sport, and peacebuilding;
Record of previous research/publications
Demonstrated potential to have an impact in the academic and/or policy community.
To apply for this position please go to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu and search for posting number 00348.
Application deadline is May 19, 2010 for receipt of all materials.
Applicants are expected to have a good understanding of the existing research and issues in the programme they are applying to. A relevant PhD and a good publication record are essential. Related experience and knowledge of regional cooperative frameworks in ASEAN and Asia would be an advantage.
In addition to having the skills to conduct independent research, successful applicants will also teach in the School’s Master of Science programmes. Applicants are also expected to contribute to the School’s research agenda and team research projects, and organize conferences and seminars. Experience in policy-relevant research and publication would be useful.
All applicants should submit a full CV, two published articles or writing samples, a cover letter specifying how their qualifications match the job description, and 2 reference letters which should be sent directly to the Head of Administration. Fellowships are for an initial period of 1 year with prospects for renewal. Appointees are expected to take up the Fellowships immediately.
Applications are to be sent via post or email to:
Head of Administration
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Nanyang Technological University
Block S4, Level B4, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
Fax: (65) 6794-0617
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The Collaborative Research Center (SFB 884) "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for up to 12 years, is looking as soon as possible for 5 Post-Doctoral Researchers (full-time).
Salary is commensurate with experience and is at least 1500 Euros per month for a doctoral researcher and at least 3000 Euros per month for a post-doctoral researcher, with additional employer benefits (according to pay scheme TV-L E13).
Applicants should hold a Master's degree (for doctoral researchers) or a doctoral degree (for post-doctoral positions) in the areas of economics, political science, political economy, social science, or statistics. Specific information regarding the vacancies and the projects of the SFB 884 is available by selecting an option on the left menu.
The mission of the long-term and interdisciplinary SFB 884 on the Political Economy of Reforms is to gain scientific insights into success and failure of political reforms in welfare states. It draws together leading researchers in economics, political science, and sociology at the University of Mannheim. The English-speaking environment of the SFB offers an excellent opportunity to work in a team with a strong focus on quantitative research and international collaboration. Doctoral researchers have the possibility to pursue a doctoral degree in their respective field at the University of Mannheim.
The University of Mannheim is one of the leading universities in economics and social sciences in Germany and is highly recognized internationally. The excellent environment offers doctoral training in empirical and quantitative methods at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) and the application of these methods to economics and the social sciences. The SFB also offers participation in excellent international summer schools such as EITM and MERSS. Additionally, there is strong collaboration with established institutes such as the MZES, MEA, ZEW and GESIS.
The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification.
Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Employment will be awarded as soon as possible. Applications should either indicate a general interest in a project group or in specific projects. Please send your application, including CV, transcripts, and a letter of motivation, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Application Deadline : 15 February 2010.
The Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University (ASB) invites applications for a position as post doc researcher for a research project within the field of prevalence of sickness absenteeism.
The Department of Economics conducts research and teaching within several fields of economics. The Department gives high priority to research at an international level, and members of the Department focus on ranked international research outlets, a high share of external research funding and international network cooperation. The Department has seen persistent growth in terms of both faculty members and research output over the past years. The Department is heading towards further growth in terms of offering new courses and degrees as well as aiming to increase its faculty with additional tenure positions in the future. The Department offers excellent research facilities, with ample opportunities for conference participation and international collaboration. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the Department’s strong track record in research, teaching and internationalisation.
The Department currently focuses on three separate research areas within economics:
- Labour Economics and Education Economics
Centre for Research in Integration, Education, Qualifications and Marginalization (CIM)
- Personnel Economics and Labour Economics with emphasis on employees and firms.
Centre for Corporate Performance (CCP)
- Industrial Economics and International Economics.
The prioritized Research Group Globalisation and Industry Dynamics (GlobID)
The open position as post doc researcher is within the Centre for Corporate Performance (CCP). The position is for a 2-year period. The position is related to a research project within the field of prevalence of sickness absenteeism. It is realized in cooperation with Professor Niels Westergård-Nielsen and Norwegian researchers and is financed by the Research Council of Norway. The project uses Danish register data. Thus, knowledge of econometric methods for analysis of both individual and longitudinal data is required. The starting date for the position is subject to individual negotiation. The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD before taking up the position. However, interim arrangements can be negotiated for a candidate that is in the defence phase of the PhD or is expected to complete the PhD in early 2010.
The application should contain:
- Full CV
- Copy of PhD certificate
- Documents substantiating teaching and research qualifications
- A complete and numbered list of publications and working papers. Research publications and working papers which the applicant wishes to be included in the evaluation should be marked by an asterisk (*).
- The asterisk-marked scientific publications
- Co-author statements relating to the publications enclosed
The application should be sent in three copies to the address given below.
Please note that a maximum of five research publications and/or working papers may be submitted.
The applications will be evaluated by an assessment committee which is authorised to ask for supplementary material from applicants if it deems this necessary. Applicants will receive a copy of the part of the committee’s recommendation which concerns their own application.
Applicants, who are found qualified for the position by the expert assessment committee, may be invited for an interview. In making the final decision, ASB will give priority to the applicants who have demonstrated the best research potential.
The appointment will be made in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the appointee’s organisation.
All interested applicants regardless of age, sex, race, religion or ethnic origin are encouraged to apply.
The application, including any documents enclosed, should be submitted in three copies, marked “Position No. 2020.16”, and sent to Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, HR Department, Fuglesangs Allé 4, DK-8210 Aarhus V, Denmark, to the attention of Pernille Leth.
Closing date for applications: February 12, 2010 at 12 noon.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application contains all the documents requested and that the material is received no later than on the closing date.
Further information about the Department and its research activities can be found here or candidates are invited to contact Head of Department, Peter Jensen, by phone: +45 89 486 482 or by e-mail: email@example.com. For further information about the research project, contact Professor Niels Westergård-Nielsen, by phone: +45 89 486 407, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Application Deadline : 12 February 2010
Every year UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP offer PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide young scholars and policy-makers, especially from the developing world, with a multi-disciplinarily context within which to pursue advanced research and training that is of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU-ISP programme.
The fellowship programme provides the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to:
develop and advance their research under the supervision of a UNU-IAS or UNU-ISP faculty member and contribute to the overall research agenda of the Institute,
widen their research interests and professional networks by working in the international and multi-disciplinary context of the UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP, and with its wider network of Japanese universities and research institutes, as well as international collaborators,
become exposed to the workings of the international and multilateral policy process and the broader UN system, and
link with other UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.
The Fellows are resident at UNU-IAS in Yokohama, UNU-IAS OUIK in Kanazawa, or UNU-ISP in Tokyo, Japan for the full term of the fellowship. This gives the PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows the opportunity to gain from the broader research programme of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences arranged by UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP. UNU's close institutional links with Japanese affiliated professors and researchers from key universities and think tanks in Japan and around the world also allows Fellows to link into the broader Japanese academic and research community. Since the start of the fellowship programme at UNU-IAS in 1996, more than 180 young scholars, 70% of which from the developing world, have benefited from collaboration with UNU-IAS/UNU-ISP and Japanese scholars in this way. Applications will be invited for the following three fellowship types:
- Applicants must be at an advanced dissertation writing stage of the PhD with their research proposal accepted by the candidate's university.
- Proficiency in English is essential.
- Applicants must have gained their PhD degree.
- Proficiency in English is essential.
- Applicants must have gained their PhD degree on or after 2 April 2004 for the 2010 Fellowships.
- Proficiency in English is essential.
- Nationality: Citizens of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (Japanese nationals that do not have citizenship or permanent residency of another country are not eligible.)
Review of applications by the Fellowship Committee will begin immediately after the application deadline. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a telephone interview and request of reference letters. The final result will be announced in April.
Contact details Moreinfo: www.ias.unu.edu/fellowships
Questions regarding the fellowships should be directed to:UNU-IAS Fellowship Committee email@example.com
- 6 Category A Erasmus Mundus Fellows
- 4 Category B Erasmus Mundus Fellows
Category A and B fellowships are identical except that the first are eligible to receive a total of €7500 for travel and the latter €3000. Beside their lump travel allowance, each fellowship is made up of two more components: operational funds and salary/stipend.
Operational funding covers tuition fees and operational costs; whereas the salary/stipend funds provided for an equitable monthly allowance. The 3 main components in EMJD fellowships are:
Tuition Fees and Participation Costs
All GEM EM fellows are in principle fully funded from the very start, i.e. the awarded fellowship covers all salary/stipend costs and operational costs. Accordingly, a single payment system has been set up wherein the enrolled doctoral student pays his/her annual dues to the consortium. The GEM consortium in turn acquits itself of the various costs associated with the student’s enrollments (tuition fees, overheads, insurances ...). In line with the full‐funding principle the GEM PhD School’s annual tuition fee has been set at 3600€/year.
In light of a given doctoral fellow’s chosen JERP he/she will be employed for the 3‐year duration of the fellowship by the associated coordinating institution. (i.e. LUISS, the University of Warwick, or the ULB) In each case Research fellowship employment contracts or equivalents have been set up. Erasmus Mundus GEM Doctoral Fellows will thus receive a monthly salary provided for by an overall fund of about 100800€ over the 36 months.
The exact available monthly sum will vary across institutions due to differences in national legislation and general cost structures. Moreover, there will also be variation in tax levels and thus differences in the net salary figures. However, all Erasmus Mundus Fellows will receive comparable monthly salaries which are in line with the cost of living indexes of their primary European country of residence.
More information: http://www.erasmusmundus-gem.eu/how_to_apply.asp
Tentative Application Deadline : 10 January 2010