Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship opportunity

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program supports mid-stage graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences. Intended to help emerging scholars make the transition from learners to producers of knowledge within innovative areas of inquiry, the fellowship creates a space for multidisciplinary faculty mentorship and opens unique opportunities for both interdisciplinary and international network building.

For more info: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/

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Post-Doc Research Fund for Foreign Young Researchers, Charles University

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Project objective: to attract promising post-docs who will research a chosen theme at the relevant centres of CU.

Period: 1 July 2012 until 1 July 2014 (2 years)

Areas: natural sciences, humanities, medicine

Deadline for submission of applications at the CU Rectorate: 20 March 2012

The candidates must respect the deadlines given in the proposition of the research centre/institute.


 International Relations Office, Charles University in Prague

Updated March 2013


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The Leverhulme Trust Board, through its Research Awards Advisory Committee, is offering approximately 15 Study Abroad Studentships for a period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning anywhere in the world except the United Kingdom or the USA.

Applicants must:

  • Have been resident in the UK for at least 5 years at the time of application.
  •  Hold an undergraduate degree from a UK higher education institution or be able to how evidence of equivalent education in the UK. Final year undergraduates are ot eligible, nor are holders of a permanent academic post who wish to take leave of absence.
  • Either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last 8 years.
  • Explain why their work requires residence overseas.

Applications will be considered in all subject areas, but the awards are not intended for those who wish only to improve their knowledge of modern languages. The awards are tenable at a centre of learning anywhere in the world except the UK and USA.

Studentships consist of a maintenance allowance of £17,000 per annum, plus a return air fare to the country of tenure and a baggage allowance, and an allowance of £6,000 per annum when a student is accompanied by a dependent partner. A supplement will be paid to students in Japan. Further allowances are paid at the discretion of the Committee, e.g. a contribution towards overseas fees; internal travel costs associated with the course of study or research and, where appropriate, fieldwork expenses.
Studentships are tenable for between 12 and 24 months and must commence between 1 June 2012 and 1 May 2013.

Updated March 2013

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Post-doctoral Fellowships in Canada in 2012

Applications are invited from postdoctoral researchers working within the humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences and engineering.  The Canadian Government has invited the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK to nominate up to fifteen candidates for one year ‘Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships’ in Canada in 2012 and we are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates from which to select our nominees. 

Please note that the Commission can only accept applications from UK citizens and candidates should have been awarded their PhD within the last three years (or to have completed the PhD requirements before taking up the award in September 2012).

Applications must be made using the online application system provided by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).  The Commission will then make our own selections and will nominate candidates to CBIE for their consideration in January 2012.

Update March 2013