Call for applications: Chair, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)- Institute for Advanced Study (IMéRA), 2019-20, Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: 19 April 2019.
2019-20 theme: “Transformations structurelles et dynamiques institutionnelles en Francophonie” [Structural transformations and institutional dynamics in the Francophone world].
This call for applications to host a researcher in residence in Marseille is aimed at senior French-speaking academics and researchers from all disciplines who have acquired international scientific recognition (awards, publications, international expertise, etc.). The Chairholder will be hosted in residence in Marseille for a period of 10 months to conduct research work in connection with teams and laboratories of the university, as well as with partner organizations.
Call for Research fellows, Paris Institute for Advanced Study, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 April 2019.
The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences for a research stay of five or ten months, during the academic year 2020-2021. The Paris IAS gives its research fellows the unique opportunity to work freely on the project of their choice. They will benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute and receive support for creating contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris. Each cohort of fellows includes about 20 researchers from all backgrounds, disciplines and nationalities.
Current calls include Blue Sky Fellowships and Dark Clouds Fellowships, among others.
PhD Research Fellow Position in English Language and Literature Subject Pedagogy, Nord University, Bodø, Norway. Deadline: 25 March 2019.
The Faculty of Education and Arts, Nord University (Bodø, Norway) invites applications for a position as a PhD research fellow in English. The PhD position is for a period of three years, with the opportunity for a fourth year. The PhD candidate will be a member of the Nord Research Group for Children’s Literature in ELT, a cross-campus research group within the English Department that aims to deepen interdisciplinary and international connections for children’s literature in language education with 6–16-year-olds (grades 1 to 10). Our projects embrace children’s literature in education – image-mediated (e.g. picturebooks, graphic novels), action-mediated (e.g. drama), creative writing and intercultural competence through texts – and English Language Teaching (ELT) research.
Call for applications: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowships. Deadline: March 10, 2019.
UNAOC has issued a Call for Applications for the 2019 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship in 2019 is “The role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention”. Candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields. The Call will lead to the selection of a group of 12 young leaders from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and a group of 12 young leaders from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region for two weeks. Travel will be across June-July 2019 for EUNA participants, and across October-November 2019 for MENA participants.
Fellows-in-Residence, Paris Seine Initiative Institute for Advanced Studies, Paris, France. Deadline: 5 March 2019.
As part of the Paris Seine excellence initiative (PSI), a Call for Proposals is launched to support research excellence and international development. The PSI-IAS (Institute for Advanced Studies) Fellowships program is an international multidisciplinary visiting program. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible. The program will host 10 junior and senior researchers, for a duration ranging from 4 months to one year, during the academic year 2019-2020.
Jean Monnet Chairs (European Union Studies), Erasmus+. Deadline: 22 February 2019.
A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors, supported by Erasmus+. It can only be held by one professor [per institution], who must provide the minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year over a period of three consecutive years. In addition the Chair must carry out at least one additional activity per academic year.
The applicant must be a higher education institution (HEI) established in any country of the world. HEIs established in Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries. HEIs have the final responsibility for their applications. They are obliged to maintain the activities of a Chair during the entire duration of the project including replacing a Chair holder if required. Please note that individuals cannot apply directly for a grant.
Senior Anniversary Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 28 February 2019.
To celebrate their 50th anniversary year, IASH has created three-month Fellowships for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2019-20, they seek applications centered on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £10,500 bursary, plus travel grants.
In addition, IASH offers Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships, IASH-SSPS (School of Social and Political Science) Research Fellowships, and Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships.
Ph.D. Studentship, Coventry University (UK) / Deakin University (Australia): DOES INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE WORK IN FRAGILE CONTEXTS? Deadline: 31 March 2019.
The successful applicant will spend 1 year at Coventry University, the second year at Deakin University and the remaining 1.5 years at Coventry University. Successful candidates will receive a full scholarship covering course fees and living costs. Students will study in both Universities and on successful completion will be awarded a PhD by both.
The Intercultural Dialogue (ICD) approach differentiates itself from other methods of engaging with diverse societies, principally by encouraging dialogue with the cultural ‘Other’ for its own sake, rather than being outcome focused. However, critics of ICD ask whether it is relevant outside of the European context where it was developed (Aman; 2012); and whether it is applicable in fragile contexts, where for example, there is conflict over sovereignty (Phipps; 2014). In recognition of such critiques this PhD explores the utility of ICD as a framework in a non-European / Western setting which is a fragile context and has a long standing disputed status.
The PhD candidate will conduct ICD workshops with youth belonging to stakeholder communities within the disputed region in order to explore the utility of ICD as both a) a research tool for academic exploration of community and stakeholder perspectives; and b) a framework for promoting inter-group dialogue between communities and stakeholders within fragile contexts. The student will be provided with extensive training and guidance on ICD by the supervision team and will work closely with a partner NGO within the setting, who will support with the facilitation of workshops for qualitative data gathering and participant observation.
Informal enquiries are essential before application; contact Dr Serena Hussain to discuss this opportunity.
Visiting Fellows Program (VFP) for Communication and Media Research, joint program between the National Communication Association and the Communication University of China. Deadline: February 1, 2019.
Fellows will serve one-semester appointments-in-residence. Fall Fellows will serve September1 through the end of December; Spring Fellows will serve February 1 through the end of May. During this one-semester residency, Fellows will not teach but conduct research on their proposed projects in line with the VFP’s annual theme, “Global Environmental Communication in the Age of Crises”, and they will be responsible for delivering four public talks, workshops, or other scholarly programs meant to advance NCA’s mission, the broad goals of the VFP, and the interests of intercultural collaboration. NCA and CUC will each select one Fellow for each academic term, so the VFP will consist of two Fellows each term (or four per academic year).
Japan Studies Institute, San Diego State University, CA, June 3-16, 2019. Deadline: February 28, 2019.
The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. JSI encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials. Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment.