China Studies Institute Faculty Fellowship (China)

FellowshipsChina 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.

U Westminster PhD Studentships (UK)

FellowshipsThe 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 U PHD Studentships (Sweden)

FellowshipsStockholm University is advertising for a fully funded PHD position in Bilingualism, at the Centre for Research on Bilingualismthe 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).

Polish Institute of Advanced Studies Fellowships (Poland)

FellowshipsThe 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.

OECD Fellowships 2018/19

FellowshipsFuture 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 Fellowships (Finland)

FellowshipsHelsinki 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 Fellowships (France)

FellowshipsIMéRA 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

Max Planck Institute Fellowship: Journalism (Germany)

FellowshipsJournalist-in-Residence FellowshipsMax Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany. Deadline: July 31, 2018.

“Guest residencies for journalists of up to two months each. The objectives of the Fellowship program are to support high-quality journalism in the area of the history of science, promote the public dissemination of topics in the history of science, and strengthen the dialogue that the history of science enables among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. At the same time, the program offers scholars at the Institute the opportunity to find ways of enhancing the public communication of their research.

As a Fellowship recipient, you will shadow a research project in one of the Institute’s departments and carry out your own research. You will be able to attend the colloquiums and workshops of the various departments. During your residency, you will be mentored by an MPIWG researcher and the head of communications. We expect you to offer an internal colloquium event on a theme related to journalism and science.”

U Oulu PHD Studentships (Finland): CA/Interaction

FellowshipsThree 4-year and salaried doctoral student positions in conversation analysis / interaction analysis open at the University of Oulu in the COACT (Complexity in (inter)action) research community. Deadline: May 31, 2018.

1. Doctoral student, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: The use of mobile devices in face-to-face interaction).

2. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Interaction in international crisis management).

3. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking).

Research Fellow: Chinese International Relations Discourses (Germany)

FellowshipsResearch Fellow on Chinese International Relations DiscoursesGIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies – Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Hamburg, Germany. Deadline: May 15, 2018.

Applications are invited for a part-time position (65%), with a contract of 3 years, starting 1 December 2018. The position is designed for further professional qualification as defined in § 2 WissZeitVG (Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act). The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13.

The Research Fellow will be part of the research project “Legitimate Multipolarity” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and coordinated by Dr. Johannes Plagemann. Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar and Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig complete the team. The project analyses the empirical legitimacy of international institutions in the context of multipolarity and critically examines potential solutions to legitimacy problems put forward in Chinese and Indian international relations discourses. The GIGA strongly encourages concurrent work on a doctoral degree in line with the candidate’s work in the project, which would potentially be supervised by Prof. Holbig and Prof. Narlikar. The Research Fellow would become a member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme.

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas.