Tuesday, May 7, 2019

PhD Program in Anthropology at Boston University in USA

PhD Program in Anthropology

(for students entering in 2018 and later)

The PhD program in anthropology is designed to provide a broad background in the field with a primary emphasis on sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, or anthropological archaeology. The degree prepares students for careers in academia, consulting, or other applied professions in the discipline. Major foci of research and instruction in sociocultural anthropology include religion, law and politics, ethnicity, gender, history and anthropology, problems of social change and economic development, culture and the environment, cognition and culture, and medical/psychological anthropology; the faculty has greatest strengths in the study of the Islamic world, East and Southeast Asia, and Africa. Major foci in biological anthropology feature the study of living and fossil human and non-human primates, including their evolutionary morphology, behavior, genomics, and sensory adaptations.  Major foci in anthropological archaeology include human-environment interactions, urbanism, households, and material culture viewed in deep historical perspective; primary regions of study include Mesoamerica, North America, and the Mediterranean.


Each year, The Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers incoming PhD. students Dean’s Fellowships, which include full tuition, a living stipend, and health insurance for five years.  Review the Graduate Admissions Prospective Students webpage for more information on student financial aid.
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Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships 2020-2021 for Master's Degree (Deadline: May 31)

Peace Fellowship Application

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest leaders to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become catalysts for peace and development. Many go on to careers with governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
Applications for the 2020-21 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The due date for candidates to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.  district endorsement instructions.
"The world is in great need of more peace fellows who can work hand in hand with governments and communities to counterbalance the outbreak of war and conflict." – Abu Sufian Taj Elassfia, 2011-13 Rotary Peace Fellow 
Brief description:
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand)
Host Institution(s):
•  , England
•  , Australia
•  , Sweden
•  , Thailand (certificate program)

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DAAD Scholarship: Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance 2020 in Germany (Deadline: July 31)

DAADMasters Degree
Deadline: 31 July 2019 (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts Sept/Oct 2020

Brief description:
The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Programme offers very good graduates from developing countries the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country at German institutions of higher education.
Participating Programmes in Host Institutions:
The scholarships are awarded for selected Master courses at German institutions of higher education listed below:
•  Hertie School of Governance, Berlin: Master of Public Policy (MPP)
•  University of Duisburg-Essen: MA Development and Governance
•  Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt: Master of Public Policy (MPP)
•  Leuphana University of Lüneburg: Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP)
•  Hochschule Osnabrück: Management in Non-Profit Organisations
•  University of Osnabrück: Master of  Democratic Governance and Civil Society
•  University of Passau: Master of Governance and Public Policy
•  University of Potsdam: Master of Public Management (MPM)
The courses have an international orientation and are taught in German and/or English.

  • Current Announcement
  • Application form
  • List of countries
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Information about the Master Courses
  • PPGG Programme Booklet

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    Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships in Germany

    Your profile

    • You are well versed in your academic discipline and particularly interested in research?
    • You hold or are on track for an excellent or above-average Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a university outside Germany?
    • You are looking for an interesting Master's programme and are considering a PhD in the long run?
    • You want a platform to exchange ideas with other international researchers about the topics you are passionate about?
    • You are seeking hands-on experience in research under the supervision of excellent professors in a renowned university with state-of-the art facilities?
    • You need a stepping stone to start a successful, international career and funding for your Master's programme?
    Then you should apply for Goethe Goes Global Master's scholarships!
    The Goethe Goes Global Master's Scholarship is generously funded by the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation Frankfurt.

    What we offer

    Goethe University will provide you, as a scholarship holder, with:
    • A monthly stipend of 1,000 € for the standard period of study in a Master programme at Goethe-University (generally 2 years)
    • Excellent academic supervision by professors and academic staff who work in most cases in the university's most distinguished research units
    • The option to write your Master's thesis and other seminar papers or do an internship in their respective research unit
    • Support and orientation by an experienced Master's student buddy during your studies
    • Access to seminars focusing on professional skills at our Graduate Academy GRADE, normally open only to PhD students and postdocs
    • Innovative research environment and networks to fellow scholarship holders and other advanced researchers
    • Career support through Goethe University’s Research Support Office
    • Insight and involvement in the activities of multidisciplinary research groups at Goethe University
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    Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students for Masters and PhD studies

    Italian Government 
    Masters/PhD Degrees
    Deadline: 30 May 2019 (annual
    Study in: Italy
    Course starts AY 2019/2020

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy* and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)** for the academic year 2019-2020 in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).
    The grants are only available to attend academic courses in Italy.
    The list of eligible foreign countries can be found on the website Study in Italy:https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/call-for-procedure.
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    Scholarship by Japanese Government for Tanzanians (Monbukagakusho: MEXT Scholarship Program)

    The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT; in Japanese "Monbukagakusho") of Japan offers Tanzanian students 2 types of scholarship to study at Japanese universities or colleges: Research students, and Japanese Studies Students.

    For scholarship in 2020, follow the instruction below for each scholarship and apply by FRIDAY 31st MAY 2019 either by post or by hand addressed to the CULTURAL SECTION of the Embassy of Japan. NO SUBMISSION REACHED THE EMBASSY AFTER 31st MAY 2019 WILL BE ACCEPTED

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    Free Online Courses - Distance Learning Courses at MIT/Harvard/UC Berkeley etc.

    Brief description:
    edX is a learning platform that gives students from any country the opportunity to take free online courses offered by premier Universities around the world.  Online learners can earn a certificate of completion after completing the course.
    Host Institution(s):
    There are about 60+ participating Universities which include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California Berkeley, McGill University, Australian National University, Wellesley University, Georgetown University, University of Toronto, TU Delft,  and The University of Texas System.
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    Monday, May 6, 2019


    GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS will be out on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

    For those who applied for Green Card Lottery last year in October - November application, the results are out on May 7th, 2019 [at Noon (12:00pm) of Eastern Standard Time (which is New York time) which will likely be in the evening depending on your time zone, like 7:00pm in East Africa] You can check your results anytime, any day after being published.

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