IMéRA Fellowships 2018-19 (France)

FellowshipsIMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a general call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers.

Interested researchers, writers or artists may apply for one programme only. Please indicate the type of residency you are requesting in your application (general program and/or specific residency) :
  • Art, Science and Society Programme
  • Mediterranean Programme
  • “Science Meets Humanities” Programme
  • Global Phenomena and Regulation Programme
  • Residence schemes (from 3 to 10 months) scheduled between September 2018 and July 2019
  • Deadline: Monday 18 September 2017 at 1:00 pm (French time)

IMéRA is the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University – AMU. As such, it is a member of Réseau Français des Instituts d’Etudes Avancées (RFIEA) [French Advanced Study Institutes Network] as well as of Réseau NETIAS [Eurias network] that includes the main European Institutes for Advanced Study.

IMéRA aims at fostering the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches and grooms young researchers for such approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground.

IMéRA also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim.

Open City Fellowships (Belgium)

FellowshipsMigration in Europe has preoccupied policymakers and administrations, and prompted enormous policy reform, yet refugees and migrants are themselves often excluded from this policy debate and formulation, particularly those in more recent refugee and migrant populations. The Open City Fellowship responds to this need by supporting the leadership of refugees and migrants in policy development that directly affect urban integration.

The Open City Fellowship in this first year, will offer five fellowships. Four fellowships will involve collaborations with partner cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, and Berlin. The fifth fellowship will be based in Brussels with a partner that specializes in refugee and migration policy within the European Union.

The aim is to improve integration through stronger participation of and consultation with refugee and migrant communities. Over time, our ambition is that Open City Fellows will become a cohort of experienced and recognized leaders who represent refugee and migrant communities, benefitting the individual fellows and the community more broadly.

The Open Society Foundations will pay Open City Fellows a stipend, will provide some funding for fellowship-related travel, and may cover other fellowship-related expenses during the course of the fellowship. The Open Society Foundations will additionally provide training and leadership development opportunities for the fellows. Fellowships will be 12 months, with the possibility of extending for an additional six months.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • have a background as a refugee or migrant
  • demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of the refugee or migrant community and their integration through, for example, work, volunteering, organizing, or other activities
  • possess strong relationships with refugee or migrant communities in the city in which they are applying, as demonstrated through membership or other involvement in a group, organization, NGO, board of an NGO, council, association, initiative, or activities designed to serve refugee or migrant communities
  • currently be based in one of the fellowship cities (and applying for a fellowship in that same city): Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, or Brussels
  • be legally entitled to accept a fellowship in current city of residence and be permitted to travel within the European Union
  • demonstrate civil society leadership potential
  • bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred (preferably with accreditation in the city where the fellow is applying)
  • available to start the fellowship in January 2018
  • meet additional eligibility criteria that may be stipulated by the Open Society Foundations

Applicants must meet the following language proficiency requirements:

  • proficient in English at a minimum B2 level
  • proficiency in the language of the city where they are applying (German C1; Greek, Dutch, Spanish, or Catalan B2)
  • fluency in the language of a refugee or migrant community is strongly preferred
Ineligibility Criteria

The Open City Fellowship does not fund enrollment in an academic institution for degree or non-degree study. Full-time students will not be eligible.

Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by early October, and will be interviewed later that month.

SSRC Transregional InterAsian Fellowships

FellowshipsThe Social Science Research Council Transregional Research Program aims at promoting excellence in transregional research and interrogating boundaries that have long divided world geographies and academic communities. In 2017, the SSRC will offer two separate fellowship competitions as part of its Transregional Research Program:

  • The first, the Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections, builds upon the SSRC’s current transregional grants program through which more than 65 individual fellowships totaling nearly $2.5 million have been awarded. These longer-term fellowships are designed to support junior scholars as they work on first or second projects and to be disbursed flexibly over a sixteen-month period. Fellows can be affiliated anywhere, need not be full-time employed, and can use the funds for research or writing. Fellowship amounts will vary based on the proposed research activities, timeline, and location, and awards will be granted of $20,000–$45,000. These fellowships are awarded for projects that reconceptualize research on Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia (including Turkey) through Eurasia, Central Asia and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia, as well as projects that explore linkages beyond this expanse. Proposals that explore the connections between Asia and Africa are particularly encouraged.
  • The second, the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen, is a short-term fellowship opportunity offered in collaboration with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, an InterAsia partner institution, or hub. These three-month residencies will take place during the 2018 summer semester at the University of Göttingen, which runs from April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018. These residencies are designed to support a small cohort of scholars who are working on projects that reflect the existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen and build upon the Global and Transregional Studies Platform research themes: Movements of Knowledge, Transregional Populisms, and Religious Networks. Recipients will receive 2,500 €/month for three months and one round-trip economy class plane ticket to Göttingen.

KAICIID International Fellows 2018 (Austria)

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is seeking applications from education professionals working in institutions that train future religious leaders to take part in the 2018 KAICIID International Fellows Programme.

Set to commence in January 2018, the International Fellows Programme will develop the abilities of religious educators to promote interreligious dialogue education and practice within their respective institutions.

KAICIID will select twenty Fellows from around the world to participate in the year-long course. Selected Fellows will participate in a series of in-person and online trainings related to interreligious dialogue, coexistence and pluralism. This integrated learning process will provide Fellows with an initial framework to facilitate subsequent trainings and programming within their home institutions. The Fellows will also develop and implement small-scale local and international projects during the course of the programme. There will also be opportunities to organize and attend dialogues, lectures, field visits and conferences.

The Fellows Programme brings together religious teachers from around the world for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion. The Fellows programme is designed to equip teachers with the skills to educate their students about interreligious dialogue; provide their students with the necessary skills to become active facilitators and leaders in interreligious dialogue; and to train their students in conflict transformation to be active peacemakers in their respective communities.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

U Oslo Postdoctoral Fellowship: Human Geography (Norway)

FellowshipsPostdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography or equivalentUniversity of Oslo, Norway. Deadline: August 15, 2017.

The position is associated with a research project called “AdaptationCONNECTS” funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The objective of the project is to develop new understandings of whether and how different types of transformations can contribute to successful adaptation to climate change. The announced position is linked to the “Art Connects” work package, which explores the role of art in adaptation processes. The first phase of the project involves semi-structured interviews with Norwegian and international artists who address climate change in their work. The second phase builds on principles of action research to develop a creative lab that fosters transdisciplinary dialogue and interaction among artists and scientists. The lab will engage with artists, students and academics in diverse disciplines, and the broader public through artist residencies, exhibitions, lecture series, publications, and creative workshops.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of a research group on climate change and society lead by Professor Karen O´Brien at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. More information on the project, including project description, can be obtained at the project website.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in (aktuelle fagområder). Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants must have the capacity for independent academic research at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals.
  • Applicants must have a good understanding of both the human dimensions of climate change and cultural geography, as well as experience with transdisciplinary research and working with artists.
  • Residence in Norway is expected, but Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

U New South Wales PHD Scholarships (Australia)

FellowshipsPhD Scholarship – Media and Social Justice. Up to 2 PhD Scholarships on the theme of Media and Social Justice may be awarded in the UNSW Scientia Scholarship scheme at the University of New South Wales (in Sydney, Australia). Expressions of Interest are due before 21 July, 2017. Prospective applicants should contact A/Prof Tanja Dreher for further details as soon as possible.

Research theme: 21st Century Media for Social Justice

Digital media have opened up unprecedented possibilities for marginalised communities to find a voice, speak up, and share stories. Indigenous and community media are developing rapidly, while digital media are being mobilised for advocacy with refugees and asylum seekers, and used by geographically dispersed communities to maintain long distance relationships. This project investigates the opportunities and challenges for marginalized voices to be heard in the age of digital media. Key questions include: 1. What are the impacts of Indigenous, refugee and community media, online and off? In particular, how do policymakers and mainstream media professionals ‘listen’ in response to Indigenous, community and refugee media? 2. How do new technologies enable the development of transnational cyberpublics, maintaining affective relations over distance and difference? 3. What are the opportunities and challenges for minority media producers in the age of digital disruption? 4. How does the changing media environment impact on mediated identities?

The Scientia Scholarship Scheme:

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.  The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants will apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination. The scheme is highly competitive across all disciplines at UNSW.

 

U London PHD Studentships: Impact of Religion & Belief in Britain

FellowshipsPhD Studentships: Impact of Religion And Belief In Modern British LifeGoldsmiths, University of London, Deadline: July 14, 2017

The Faiths and Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London and William Temple Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of five full-time and fully funded Ph.D studentships to explore the role and impact of religion and belief in modern British life. William Temple was Archbishop of Canterbury in the early 1940s whose theological and political thought and national leadership were instrumental in the creation the post-war universal and comprehensive welfare state. Indeed the ‘welfare state’ was a phrase he coined.

Successful applicants will co-design and curate one public impact event each year (at Goldsmiths, University of London or elsewhere – as appropriate) highlighting their research methodologies and or findings, as well as contributing regular blogs and social media feeds for both FCSU and WT Foundation platforms.

Applications are invited from potential researchers in the following areas:

  • Faith-based social enterprise and its contribution to current debates and practices about the efficacy of the social enterprise model for economic and community/relational regeneration.
  • Non-religious forms of belonging and belief as generators of social capital and community resilience.
  • Progressive localism: Comparative partnerships between local authorities and faith sector and implications for both renewed democracy, inclusion and a performative apologetics.
  • Christian/faith based environmental movements in the UK and emerging critical theologies of the environment.
  • Women-curated spaces of Christian/Muslim dialogue and their impacts on both internal (religious) and external (social/civic/political) structures as well as methodologies of dialogue and cohesion.

Each PhD scholarship is for a total of £25,170 over three years to cover fees (£4,195 per annum) and maintenance (£4,195 per annum). This opportunity is open to home/EU applicants.

PHD Studentships & Research Fellow Linköping U (Sweden)

FellowshipsPhD student in Language and Culture within the research project ”Vocal Practices of Coordinating Human Action” in the Department of Culture and Communication (IKK), at the Graduate School of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University.

Research fellow in Language and Culture, within the project “Vocal Practices of Coordinating Human Action” for the duration of one year, with possible extension up to 4 years in total, formally based at the Department of Culture and Communication (IKK), Linköping University. The duties of the research fellow include fieldwork (video ethnography), transcription, analysis, and research output towards the goals of the project, with possible participation in PhD supervision.

Starting date 
By agreement (during the fall 2017).

PhD student in Language and Culture focused on the field literature, media and ecology. The position is linked both to the research group Literature, Media History and Information Cultures (LMI) and the research program The Seed Box. A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, and is formally placed at the Department of Culture and Communication (IKK), at the Graduate School of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

FellowshipsThe British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars. The aim is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

[Many universities participate – but this notice in particular, from the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, has come to our attention.] The University of Westminster is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships. We are keen to consider eligible applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of postdoctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the University.
All potential applicants for this scheme must first submit an application to the University.
To apply, eligible applicants will need to complete a short proforma describing their research and why they have selected the University of Westminster as their host institution. Please email the proforma to us for selection. Successful candidates will be supported by Westminster through the British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship application process.
All applications will be considered on the basis of research excellence: the scholarly importance of the project; your ability to carry out the research successfully; the feasibility of the proposed research programme, especially the proposed methodology and timescale; and your publication record to date. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate in their CV a clear research trajectory and some standing in the field.
All applicants will need to identify a mentor prior to submitting their application. You should discuss your application with your mentor. We will not be able to consider an application submitted without a mentor.
Before writing an application, we recommend that you check the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidance Notes, FAQs and guidance on how the British Academy reviews and evaluates applications for funding
All applicants must complete the proforma and submit it by email to bidsupport@westminster.ac.uk, along with a CV of no more than four pages, by 23:59 on 19 July 2017. Successful applicants will receive feedback by Friday 11 August 2017.

U Neuchâtel PHD Candidate Positions: CA/Interactional Linguistics (Switzerland)

FellowshipsThe Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), member of the Competence Centre CRIS (Centre for Research on Social Interaction) is inviting applications for two PhD-candidate positions (= two 50% doctoral assistant positions) in Conversation Analysis / Interactional Linguistics.

Start date: October 1, 2017
Duration: 4 years

The successful candidate should hold an MA degree in Linguistics (or an equivalent degree), be trained in conversation analysis and/or interactional linguistics, and motivated to develop an original PhD thesis project in either one of these fields. He or she should show an interest in contributing to one of the Centre’s main research areas (interactional competence, second language talk, grammar-in-interaction). He or she should have an operational mastery of French (or develop such a mastery
within one year), allowing him or her to interact with students and colleagues and to participate in data sessions where French conversational data is being analyzed.