Call for Applications, Fellowships, Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS), Spain. Deadline: 11 December 2018.
The MIAS invites researchers of all nationalities. The MIAS regulations therefore require an open invitation for applications. Following acceptance through a strict selection process, residents are allowed full autonomy to pursue their research projects; albeit they are encouraged to interact with one another and with the scientific community locally, regionally and nationally.
The MIAS’s scientific community as such consists of 20 researchers in Human and Social Sciences, whose stay in Madrid varies from 3 to 10 months, as well as longer-term resident researchers. There is a monitoring committee to provide scientific follow-up for all MIAS residents and facilitate cross-disciplinary exchanges among all the residents by means of periodic meetings, in direct contact with the scientific communities at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and at Casa de Velázquez.
The annual call for applications will value the presentation of proposals that enhance the international dynamism of the UAM-CEI International Campus of Excellence, as well as Casa de Velázquez’s research guidelines. The annual call for applications consists in several programs divided between annual and short-stays.
Global Professorships, University of Westminster, UK. Deadline for initial expression of interest: 9 December 2018.
The University of Westminster is now welcoming expressions of interest from outstanding international researchers not currently working in the United Kingdom to bring their research experience to the UK and the University as part of the British Academy’s Professorships Scheme.
Each four-year appointment is intended to be a complete project in itself and is expected to involve a specific research focus, although the Academy does not have a preferred model for the balance of time to be spent between research and teaching (which may vary over the course of the award and will depend on the UK host institution’s needs). Up to ten awards each year will be offered during the course of the programme.
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship. Deadline: 11 January 2019.
The fellowship starts on 27 May and ends on 30 August. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship, as well as a modest stipend to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship.
The science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, video, and articles for our magazine, Options. The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including editorial work, web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), producing several pieces of work covering research from the program.
China Studies Institute Zhi-Xing China Academic Impact Fellowship, June 8-28, 2019, Shanghai, Xi’an, Beijing, China. Deadline: December 21, 2018.
The China Studies Institute (CSI) Zhi-Xing China Academic Impact Fellowship Program allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, and education administrators about Chinese civilization, history, language, business and education.
CSI offers college and university faculty members with limited or without prior experience in Chinese studies to learn about China, both past and present. The institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Chinese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves three weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings, and cultural activities related to Chinese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Institute faculty will include scholars, administrators, representatives from the local Chinese community, and government officials.
The University of Westminster is now part of the Technē AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The DTP has 57 full PhD studentships to give out each year over the next three years (beginning in Sept 2019) in the areas of the arts and humanities. The Westminster Forum for Languages and Linguistics would particularly welcome applications from prospective PhD candidates in their specialist areas in sociolinguistics and historical linguistics:
- Historical study of the English Language
- Language and gender
- Language contact including creole languages
- Migration, exile, language and spaces
- Multilingualism including community/heritage languages
Stockholm University is advertising for a fully funded PHD position in Bilingualism, at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University, Sweden. Closing date: 15 October 2018.
The Centre for Research on Bilingualism announces 1 place in the PhD program in Bilingualism, with a specialization toward the sociolinguistics of multilingualism and diversity. We welcome especially applications where the research proposal falls within the field of transnational multilingualism and is framed as a Linguistic Ethnography (although these are not requirements).
Other studentships available include Cinema Studies (“with a significant focus on turning points and alterations of media from various theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives”), Fashion Studies (which may include “fashion practices and social identity”) and Linguistics (either Phonetics or Linguistic Typology).
The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies fellowships. Deadline: October 30, 2018.
The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt) Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme offers residencies in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined. Fellowships run for the full 10-month period and the 5-month fall semester (October – February) or spring semester (March – July). For the 2019-2020 academic year, PIASt offers 12 fellowships (4 junior and 8 senior positions). The fellowships will begin in October 2019.
Future of Work Fellowship Scheme 2018/19, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Deadline: 14 September 2018.
The OECD Future of Work Fellowship Scheme aims to promote new and innovative doctoral research in the fields of economics, statistics, sociology and other related social sciences which will provide better evidence to help policy makers across OECD countries respond to the following issues:
How globalisation, demographics and technological change are affecting labour markets – including the quantity and quality of jobs that are available, as well as how and by whom they are carried out.
How the demand for skills and skills use are evolving and what can be expected as the digital revolution progresses.
The impact these trends are having on inequality, productivity and growth.
What are the challenges for government policy in the areas of: skills, social protection, active labour market programmes, labour market regulation, and social dialogue?
What are innovative policy tools that can help governments address these challenges and turn them into opportunities and better lives for all?
The Fellowship scheme funds ongoing as well as new research in the above areas – as long as the outputs are delivered within the timeframe set by the Fellowship (12 months starting from the acceptance of the Fellowship offer).
Who is eligible? Any PhD student and postdoctoral researcher currently enrolled at university may apply, regardless of the year they are in. There are no restrictions with regards to nationality, or the location of the institution to which you are affiliated. All research should be written in one of the OECD’s official languages (either English or French). Fellows maintain their affiliation whilst they are completing their Fellowship and are not expected to spend any time at the OECD in Paris (except for when they come to present their work).
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies offers each year 20–25 fellowships for researchers in different career stages both in Finland and abroad, thus giving them an opportunity to pursue their research in an intellectually stimulating and encouraging environment. Deadline for Core Fellowships: 13 September 2018.
IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University (France) and its partners are issuing 4 calls for fellowships in 2019-20, one per programme. Deadline: September 20, 2018.
Each programme is associated with a “white” (or 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