Scholarships for PhD study in Political Science, Trinity College Dublin

The Department of Political Science invites applications for 4 year fully funded PhD studentships at Trinity College Dublin. Application for financial support is automatically considered as part of the normal admissions process. The Department admits about six students per year, and typically provides financial support in the form of tuition grants, stipends (approx. 14,000 euros per year), teaching and research assistantships, and support for postgraduate conference and research travel.

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PhD Positions in Comparative Politics, University of Zurich

October 25, 2016
2 Doctoral (Ph.D.) / Assistant Positions in Comparative Politics (Assistenzen)
The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich (IPZ) invites applications for 2 doctoral (Ph.D.) / assistant positions (Assistenzen) in the research group of the Chair of Comparative Politics held by Prof. Daniele Caramani.
The IPZ offers excellent research conditions and a stimulating academic environment. Through its collaborations, research centres and exchange programmes, it is widely internationally connected. The IPZ is committed to promote young scholars in their career advancement and provides strong methodological support. The positions will be filled for 3 years and can be renewed to 1 year contingent on Ph.D. progress, research productivity, teaching quality and commitment to chair and departmental activities. Compensation starts by CHF 53’189.
The successful candidates will engage in research and teaching in the area of comparative politics. They are expected to pursue own research interests, participate to international conferences and produce outstanding scholarship with publications in top journals and presses. Candidates must possess encompassing theoretical knowledge of comparative politics, solid training in quantitative methods and statistical packages (Stata and R), international experience, the ability and motivation to work in team and conduct independent research, and the ability to work fluently in English and/or German.
The tasks include:
• Writing a Ph.D. dissertation based on the candidate’s own research interests in the broad area of comparative politics.
• Teaching undergraduate seminars or introductory courses in English or German (app. 2 hours weekly in 2 semesters of 14 weeks), advising students, preparing and marking examinations, and occasional administrative tasks.
• Participation to the department’s activities and to the doctoral programme.
• Participation to summer schools, scholarly conferences and scientific networks.

Please send to sekretariat@ipz.uzh.ch (possibly as one PDF-attachment): cover letter, CV, transcripts, statement of research purpose, name of a person who would be willing to serve as a reference. Informal inquiries are encouraged (0041 44 634 4010).

Start date: February 1, 2017 or later upon agreement
Applications by: November 30, 2016
Interviews: December 8−9, 2016
Information: www.ipz.uzh.ch

New Holland Scholarship Australië programma (NHS Australië)

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New Holland Scholarship Australië programma (NHS Australië)

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400 jaar geleden zette de Nederlandse ontdekkingsreiziger Dirk Hartog als eerste Europeaan voet op West-Australische bodem. Om dit te vieren, heeft de Nederlandse overheid het New Holland Scholarship – Australië (NHS-Australië) programma bedacht. Het gaat om deelbeurzen voor een korte studie of onderzoek in Australië. Het doel is om de academische samenwerking tussen Australië en Nederland te vergroten.

Doelgroep
Bachelor, Master en PhD studenten met de Nederlandse nationaliteit (uitgaand) of Australische nationaliteit (inkomend)

Duur
Studie: 1 semester
Onderzoek: min 3 – max 6 mnd

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Calls for 29 NASP Ph.D. positions with scholarships – LAST WEEK TO APPLY

LAST WEEK TO APPLY
Deadline for submitting applications is July 6th 2016

Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies – ESLS Ph.D. – 6 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Political Studies – POLS Ph.D. – 11 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research – SOMET Ph.D. – 6 Scholarships + 6 extra Scholarships “in memory of Valeria Solesin”

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12 PhD positions at TU Darmstadt, Germany

The newly formed interdisciplinary Research Training Group: Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Functional Failures, and Protection in Cities at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (close to Frankfurt), announces twelve PhD positions (3 years) scheduled to begin 1 October 2016. The Research Training Group is funded by the German Research Council, and analyzes critical infrastructures in cities—the networked systems which supply urban conglomerations with energy, water, communication facilities, and transportation services, and which treat and dispose of waste- and stormwater. Those infrastructures have become the nervous systems of modern cities, and their failure can trigger dramatic crises. In recent years, the growing vulnerability that seem to accompany the increased dependency on infrastructural networks has been a controversial topic. That controversy is due not only to multiple external threats such as natural disasters, terrorist and cyber attacks, but also to the growing complexity and increasing interdependencies of infrastructure systems.

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Seminar Working as a researcher – Studenten Loopbaan Service

Op vrijdag 5 februari 2016 organiseert de Studenten Loopbaan Service een one-day seminar “Working as a Researcher”. PhD studenten en onderzoekers uit het bedrijfsleven (bijv. KLM, TNO) komen vertellen over hun carrièreverloop en huidige onderzoeksfunctie. Dit met het doel om studenten inzicht te geven in de diverse routes die kunnen leiden tot een wetenschappelijke carrière en baan. Continue reading

Applications for the EUI PhD Programme are open – 150 grants available

The European University Institute is now accepting applications for its Doctoral Programme.
Our fully funded four-year Ph.D. programme is an excellent opportunity for master students and other young scholars interested in pursuing doctoral studies in economics, law, history and the social sciences, and I hope you will share this information with your students.

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