Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows

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2011 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TRANSATLANTIC FELLOWS (BFTF) SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 2-July 29, 2011 – Ages 16-18
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Do you know a teenager (16-18) who is interested in meeting young people from Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia? Do they have an interest in learning more about transatlantic relationships, democracy and civic engagement?

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University is offering 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. These Scholarships include the following:

• $2,500 scholarship; Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, meals and lodging in WFU dorm, and partial travel funds to and from WFU)
• Participation in all Institute events, including classes on: Citizenship, Comparative Constitutionalism, Documentary Production and Theory, New Media, Public Advocacy, taught by Wake Forest and visiting faculty.
• Seven day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department, The Washington Center and several sites including the Newseum in DC; Constitution Center in Philadelphia, etc.
• Civic engagement activities, local community service projects and workshops on public advocacy.
• Cultural activities including an International Dinner, visits to places of worship and other local sites.

The U.S. Fellows would join about 50 Fellows on the Wake Forest campus for a month-long Institute. The international Fellows are from over 30 countries ranging from Armenia to Iceland, Denmark to Kosovo, Malta to Lithuania. Participants will arrive at WFU on July 2 and depart on July 29, 2011.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and 16-18 years old. For more information and the application form, visit the website.

Doctoral fellowship – Sweden

Visiting doctoral fellowships

The Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden, is offering visiting doctoral fellowships in the field of media business and media economics for advanced doctoral students at other universities. Applications are invited from students to spend up to three months at the MMTC to work on their dissertations, exchange ideas and knowledge, and use the resources of the centre.

Applicants must be pursuing doctoral work in economics, management, accounting/finance, law or communications related to media economics, media management, or economic policy issues of media. Visiting doctoral fellows receive a housing and subsistence stipends and round trip travel to and from their home institutions.

The Media Management and Transformation Centre is Europe’s premier centre on media business studies and offers doctoral studies and research fellowships, provides research stipends to scholars studying relevant issues, and hosts conferences and workshops for researchers that are designed to improve knowledge and understanding of media business issues. Its mission is to develop knowledge about issues raised by the large-scale transformation of the media industries created by globalisation, consolidation and the creation of dominant firms, the proliferation of contemporary information and communication technologies, cross-media activities, fragmenting audiences, and changing revenue patterns. The centre is directed by Prof. Robert G. Picard and leading scholars worldwide on mass media economy.

Applicants should send:
A letter of intent explaining why you want to apply, what you expect to gain from the fellowship, and a one paragraph description of the research you will undertake.
A copy of your dissertation proposal
A letter of recommendation from your doctoral supervisor, which should include an indication of the relevance
of MMTC interests to your dissertation research
A curriculum vita and copies of attested documents (transcript,
diploma)
A copy of your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis
A personal description of yourself

Deadlines:
Autumn semester 2011 – by March 31, 2011

Send your application to:
Dr. Patrik Wikström, Research Manager
Media Management and Transformation Centre
Jönköping International Business School
P.O. Box 1026
SE-551 11 Jönköping
SWEDEN

For more information: patrik.wikstrom@ihh.hj.se

PhD scholarships – Leeds

The Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds is offering a number of PhD Scholarships for study commencing in September/October 2011. The scholarships cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to the Home/EU rate, for a period of three years. They are intended to support full-time study leading to a PhD in any area of the Institute’s research activities, and are open to both home/EU and international applicants.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 May 2011.

See details or make other enquiries to ics-phd-admin@leeds.ac.uk

Post-Doc International Studies

POST DOC OPPORTUNITY
North Carolina State University has a post-doc position in international studies open for 2011-2012.  Applications are being reviewed as they are received, so respond quickly if interested.

The successful candidate will be someone whose areas of expertise align with one or more of the graduate programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State (see their list of master’s and doctoral programs).

As Director of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, Professor Steve Wiley would be happy to respond to inquiries from potential applicants with  expertise in international studies and digital media, including candidates with a background in rhetoric, communication research, media studies, and/or critical/cultural studies.

For more information about the CRDM PhD program, please visit their website and student blog.

Bremen University Fellowships

“The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. and postdoctoral programs. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs
University and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English, and non-German students are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Preparatory Fellowships will pursue a topic in one or more of BIGSSS’ five Thematic Fields:
– Global Integration
– Integration and Diversity in the New Europe
– Social Integration and the Welfare State
– Attitude Formation, Value Change, and Intercultural Communication
– Life-Course and Lifespan Dynamics.

15 Ph.D. Stipends/Fellowships: BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology.

2 Preparatory Fellowships for BA Graduates: Additionally BIGSSS offers 2 stipends of € 850/month for particularly talented BA graduates. After fulfilling some course requirements and having their proposals accepted within the first year, candidates can switch into the regular three year program.

2 Postdoctoral Stipends/Fellowships: We seek candidates pursuing English-language publication projects based either on their dissertations (by making findings available to an international audience through a book or journal article) or new research. Postdoctoral stipends of € 1750/month may run for between 6
and 24 months.

Ph.D. fellowships will start September 1, 2011, Postdoctoral fellows may plan their stays to begin later. Non-German students are strongly encouraged to apply. BIGSSS strives to increase the share of women in
the university and hence also strongly encourages women to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favored.”

More information can be found at the Bremen University site.

Fellowships to Japan

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme)

“Reinforcing its belief in “people building the next era”, the Government of Japan offers 20 fellowships per year, for the eleventh consecutive year, to be awarded to deserving candidates from developing countries, especially the least developed countries (LDCs), who are eager to undertake research on one or more of the topics listed below. The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. (Deadline for the submission of applications: 7 January 2011.”

Intercultural dialogue is one of 4 specific topics solicited; Peaceful conflict resolution is another.

For details, see the UNESCO site.