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).

Dublin City U Job Ads and PHD Scholarships (UK)

Job adsInternational Language Tutors, School of Applied Languages and International Studies (SALIS), Dublin City University. Deadline: 25 May 2018.

SALIS, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Dublin City University is a world leader in applied language and translation studies. DCU is also ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for modern languages. We are seeking to consolidate and expand our provision in Applied Languages by recruiting seven new international language tutors: French (2 posts), Spanish, German, Japanese, and Chinese.

SALIS is a multilingual and multicultural School. We currently offer French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as full subjects on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. We have a long-running PhD programme, and staff research specialisms in applied linguistics, translation studies, and intercultural studies.

NOTE: Dublic City University is also advertising a position for Assistant Professor in Multimedia, same deadline, and PHD scholarships at SALIS, with a deadline of 28 May 2018.

PhD Studentships Coventry U 2018 (UK)

FellowshipsPhD Studentships available at Coventry University – Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, for Fall 2018. Deadline: 16 February 2018.

Eligibility: All UK/EU/International students are eligible to apply that meet the academic requirements.

As part of a continuing programme of expansion of research activity in these areas, Coventry University is offering full-time PhD studentships to well-qualified individuals, to start in September 2018.

Award Details: Bursary plus tuition fees
Duration: Full Time – 3 years to 3 years 6 months Fixed Term

Informal enquiries are essential before application; contact Samima Hussain to discuss this opportunity.

Proposals welcomed for PhD research projects in distinct and cross disciplinary areas related to current research themes:

  • Communities, Representation and Inclusion
  • Faith and Peaceful Relations
  • Global Development
  • Migration, Displacement and Belonging
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
  • Protective Security and Resilience
  • Transnational and Maritime Security
  • Trust and Workplace Relations
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Urban Resilience

U Tampere Doctoral Fellowships: EuroAgeism (Finland)

FellowshipsTWO DOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE, FINLAND

The University of Tampere is an internationally renowned research-led university and one of the few in the world to specialize in the social sciences (more information on Finland and Tampere).

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, invites applications for two Early Stage Researchers (Doctoral Researcher) positions for three years (36 months) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Innovative Training Network EuroAgeism research programme. The planned commencement date for the positions is in June – October 2018.

Programme overview

The EuroAgeism research programme, funded under Horizon 2020, MSCA-Innovative training network, consists of a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial, science-policy international network of researchers, policy makers and social and health care professionals. The goal of the network is to train professionals who can function effectively and comfortably at any of the intersections between science and policy.

EuroAgeism is a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and an NGO that are located in Israel, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden. Across participating universities a total of 15 Early Stage Researcher positions are being advertised.

Doctoral Researchers will benefit not only from leadership by expert research supervisors, but also from secondments in academia, policy and health organizations, training and transferable-skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences over the course of the program.

U Bristol Doctoral Fellowships (UK)

FellowshipsVice-Chancellor’s Fellowships Focused in Humanities, Arts and Social Science, University of Bristol (UK). Deadline: 14 January 2018.

Opportunities for future research leaders. We are offering up to six two-year fellowships focused in Humanities, Arts and Social Science (ref: ACAD102969)

The University of Bristol is embarking on bold plans and we’re looking for researchers who share our ambition.

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships scheme offers an exciting opportunity for exceptional early-career researchers to advance their research careers, and support our strategic priorities which include but are not limited to our seven Specialist Research Institutes.

These institutes are addressing the grand challenges facing our world today including the health of populations, cardiovascular research, poverty, migration and mobility, advanced composite materials, quantum information science and biodesign.

 

U Wales Doctoral Scholarships: Interfaith Studies (UK)

FellowshipsHarmony Doctoral Scholarships in Interfaith StudiesUniversity of Wales, Trinity Saint David – Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts. Deadline: November 17, 2017.

Eight Full Scholarships available. Each scholarship offers full funding for 3 years. Each scholarship includes tuition fees and living expenses.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, in collaboration with the International Federation of Inter-Faith and Intercultural Dialogue and the Chin Kung Multi-cultural Education Foundation, are pleased to invite applications for one of up to 8 fully-funded Harmony Doctoral Scholarships starting at the end of February 2018. Each scholarship lasts for three years.

Applications are invited from high quality students in the area of theology and religious studies, and from all religions and faith traditions. Working through their own particular faith tradition or theological / religious specialism, students will research aspects of inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue through an investigation of the similarities and differences between the beliefs, ethics and precepts of various religions and faith-based traditions. Successful candidates will join a vibrant Research College where they will work and study within a collaborative context and will undertake during the first year a structured programme of doctoral training in textual analysis, research methodologies, and inter-faith study and dialogue, to support their individual research over the remaining two years.

Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowships

FellowshipsApplications are invited for the Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) studentships to commence study in September 2018.  HKPFS is a special scheme run by the HK University Grants Council designed to attract the best students for doctoral study in Hong Kong.  The scheme is extremely generous in terms of remuneration and benefits and it is open to all applicants irrespective of nationality.  HKBU-specific information is also available.

Over the last few years, the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University has been increasingly successful in helping students obtain these very competitive awards.

The deadline for applications for a September 2018 start is 12.00 Hong Kong time (GMT+8) on 1st December 2017.

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.

 

Dublin City U Doctoral Research Scholarships: Applied Linguistics/Translation

FellowshipsDoctoral Research Scholarships in Applied Linguistics and/or Translation Studies, Dublin City University – The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS)

SALIS is a multilingual, multicultural research-focused school with specialisms in Modern Languages, Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, and Cultural and Intercultural Studies. Our research frequently crosses disciplinary and linguistic boundaries, and our scholarship is increasingly concerned with digital technologies, literacies, and practices in a variety of professional, academic and social contexts.

As part of our commitment to ensuring excellence in doctoral-level research, SALIS is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for full-time PhD students commencing at the end of September, 2017. Successful candidates will be paid a stipend of €16,000 per annum for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid.

Topics
Successful candidates will join the Applied Linguistics Group (ALG) and/or the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies (CTTS). We are particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:

● Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Second Language Development (SLD);
● Foreign language pedagogy, multilingual education;
● Language policy;
● Pragmatics and reception studies of multimodal interaction;
● Computer-assisted language learning (incl. digital literacies, multimodality, CMC, data-driven language learning, HCI for language teaching/learning, etc.);
● Translation pedagogy;
● Translation Studies (translation in crisis, workplace-based research, translation technology, HCI, etc.);
● Community interpreting.

Eligibility
Applicants must hold a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.1 or first-class honours level (or equivalent). Ideally, they should also hold a relevant Master’s qualification. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.

Candidates must also be capable of contributing to the delivery of modules in SALIS, particularly in the following areas: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

The closing date: 19th May, 2017

Canterbury Christ Church University PHD Scholarships (New Zealand)

Canterbury Christ Church University (New Zealand) welcomes applicants for full-time PhD scholarships (a stipend of £13,000 p.a. and tuition fee waiver for three years). Applications are invited across a range of subjects and themes.

Among the topics that seem likely to attract interest to those following the Center for Intercultural Dialogue may be these (follow the link above for their complete list):

Education: Language and Intercultural Education; Equality, Inclusion and Social Justice; Pedagogy and Identity

Arts and Humanities: Applied Linguistics; Film Studies; Media and Cultural Studies

Social and Applied Sciences: Politics and International Relations; Sociology; Tourism Studies

Closing date: 18th April 2017. Registration date: 1st October 2017.