Thursday, February 18, 2010

Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University is able to finance doctoral scholarships for candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a Ph.D. at Ghent University. No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global priorities and the policies of partners and donors.


There are two types of scholarships: full grants for starting PhD students and grants with a maximum duration of 1 year for students finalizing their PhD research at Ghent University.


Before applying for this grant candidates have to find a 'promoter' (professor from Ghent University who will act as personal supervisor of the doctoral research) who agrees to support their application. To find a promotor please browse on our website: http://www.UGent.be/en click on "Faculties" to find contact information for each faculty.

The promoter has to fill in a separate document ('promoter's advice'- only available in Dutch) with advice on the candidate, stating the promoter's opinion on the potential of the candidate as a future researcher.


Type 1: Grants with a duration of 2x2 years for starting PhD researchers
This type of grant is intended for new PhD researchers who want to obtain a PhD degree at Ghent University.

Duration

There is an initial period of two years, which can be extended by an additional two years, depending on the evaluation of the progress report.

Who can apply?
The candidates must come from - and must also possess the nationality of – one of the countries on this list.

How does it work
The candidate applies to Ghent University jointly with a promoter of Ghent University.

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation. The recommendation is based on the evaluation of the doctoral project, the qualifications of the applicant for the doctoral scholarship and the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s). The development of the research potential of the institution can also be taken into account in the evaluation.

How much funding is involved
The value of the scholarship depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation. The monthly allowance is approx. € 1,545.

Deadline

Deadline: March 22 2010


Further information
BOF@UGent.be

For the Call 2010, Application form 2010, Advice promoter PLEASE CLICK HERE


Type 2: Grants with a maximum duration of 1 year, for finalizing PhD research at Ghent University

This type of grant is for PhD researchers who have already carried out a substantial part of their PhD research and who need maximum 1 year to finalize their PhD.

Duration
The grant can be either 6 or 12 months.

Who can apply
Candidates must come from - and must also possess the nationality of – one of the countries on this list. They also must prove that the doctoral research they have done so far, is clearly linked to Ghent University, meaning that previous collaboration with Ghent University must exist (please see the call for more information).

How does it work
The same application and evaluation procedure as for the type 1 grants is followed, with the exception that the feasibility to finalize the doctorate within the time span of the requested grant will also be taken into account for the evaluation of the applications.

How much funding is involved
The value of the scholarship depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation. The monthly allowance is approx. € 1,545.

Deadline
Deadline: March 22 2010

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Rotary Peace Fellowship (MA or Professional Certificate) 2011 Academic Year

Rotary, one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations has partnered with seven leading universities around the globe to host the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Each year, Rotary selects up to 60 Fellows to study peace and conflict resolution at universities around the world.

Rotary is seeking non-Rotarian professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies and conflict resolution or a related field. Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships (50 master's degree fellowships and 50 professional development certificate fellowships) are offered on a competitive basis at six prestigious Rotary Centers around the world.



Participants in the master's degree program gain access to:


* Two years of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master's degree at one of our six Rotary Centers
* Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation.
* A growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.

Candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict studies may opt for the three-month professional development certificate program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in a related field; 3 years of relevant work experience and proficiency in a 2nd language for the MA program and 5 years for the professional development certificate.

The 2011 Academic term deadline is 1 July 2010. Applications are available at: http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/RotaryCentersForInternationalStudies/Pages/ridefault.aspx Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.

All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/SiteTools/ClubLocator/Pages/ridefault.aspx


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PhD Scholarship in International Conflict, Sydney

Deadline: 31/03/2010
Open to: applicants with master’s qualifications in political science or related field
Fund: $25,000 per annum


University of Sydney offers a full-time postgraduate scholarship (commencing in Semester 2, 2010) to undertake research leading to a PhD in international conflict. The project will investigate the roles of norms, political culture, values, and/or similar factors in patterns of interstate conflict across different regions of the world. The research will be complementary to, and in close interaction with, an ARC-funded project on the role of political institutions in regional conflict dynamics.



Funding Body:
University of Sydney

Title:
PhD Scholarship in International Conflict

Research Areas:
Humanities & Social Sciences

Type
Postgraduate Research


Description:


A full-time postgraduate scholarship commencing in Semester 2, 2010 is available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake research leading to a PhD in international conflict. The project will investigate the roles of norms, political culture, values, and/or similar factors in patterns of interstate conflict across different regions of the world. The research will be complementary to, and in close interaction with, an ARC-funded project on the role of political institutions in regional conflict dynamics.


Eligibility:

-Applicant should have a strong Honours degree, and/or master’s qualifications in political science or related field.

-Applicants should have a particular interest in theories of international conflict, and strong skills in qualitative social science research methods.

-Local and international students can apply however tuition fees payable by international students are not covered by this scholarship.


Amount awarded:


The scholarship is valued at $25,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.


Application guide:

Further information can be obtained from


Dr. Benjamin Goldsmith,
Department of Government & International Relations,
Merewether H04,
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Phone: 02 9351 3748,
E-mail: ben.goldsmith@sydney.edu.au

Applications should be sent directly to Dr. Goldsmith at the above address and should include

(a) a curriculum vitae,
(b) a copy of an academic transcript,
(c) and the names and contact details of at least two referees.


Closing date:

31 March 2010


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