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September 28, 2012

Postdoctoral: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the European University Institute

Deadline: October 25 2012

Max Weber Fellowships

The Max Weber Programme is the largest postdoctoral programme for young researchers in the social sciences, funded by the European Commission (DG Education). Max Weber Fellowships are for 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history and related fields) within the last 5 years.

The Max Weber fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who would like to pursue an academic career, concentrate on their own research and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship. Each year approximately 45 postdoctoral fellows are part of the programme.


For more information and how to apply please seewww.eui.eu/MWF

Jean Monnet Fellowships

Through its Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a research topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS andparticipate in the academic life of the Centre and of the EUI. Each fellow is assigned a professorial mentor.

Jean Monnet Fellowships usually have a duration of 12 or 24 months and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 7 years. The main criteria during the selection procedure are the CV, the overall scientific quality of the proposal, and the fit of the proposal with the research programme of the Centre.

For more information and how to apply please seewww.eui.eu/JMF

Posted by sarayu at 03:32 PM

September 19, 2012

International Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2013 - Federalism and Fundamental Rights

Deadline: October 26, 2012

The Winter School is a cross-border postgraduate programme located in the heart of the Alps under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
This year will be focusing on “FEDERALISM AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS”.

Dates and venues:

4-8 February (week 1)
Faculty of Law and School of Political Science and Sociology, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
AND
11-15 February (week 2)
Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), Italy

The Winter School is designed for participants from all nationalities who wish to develop their knowledge on federalism and fundamental rights via an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. We welcome applications from doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate students, academics, officials, politicians, journalists, employees of international organizations or NGOs, as well as interested citizens.

How can territorial settings improve the protection of fundamental rights? What are the main theoretical and practical problems and how can they be resolved? The Winter School provides answers to these issues by combining high-level expertise and problem-oriented approaches. The Winter School offers a broad range of courses on federalism and governance providing in-depth analyses and practical knowledge regarding the problems, solutions and instruments that are and can be used in creating territorial solutions for fundamental rights protection.

During the 10-day-full time programme several case-studies from all continents will be presented by international academics and key actors who manage these issues on a daily basis. In order to expand on this year’s theme, the programme includes a public lecture on federalism and fundamental rights in the USA.

Successful participants will be awarded 10 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) and the best working papers will be considered for publication. Please note that this is not an introductory course but builds on assumed prior knowledge in the area of “Federalism and Fundamental Rights”.

To apply and for further information, please visit www.eurac.edu/winterschool < 2013.

Posted by juliahla at 12:24 PM

Funding: Fulbright Scholarships for 2012- . For visits by Slovene citizens to the United States and U.S. citizens to Slovenia

Deadline: September 30, 2012

Call for applications published by the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund on August 24, 2012.

Call for applications for participants in the Fulbright program – Generation 2012, specifically for visits by Slovene citizens to the United States and U.S. citizens to Slovenia, totaling €100,000 (about $129,075). The Fulbright Generation 2012 applies to those Fulbright program participants who will conduct the majority of their visit in the 2012/2013 academic year.


The fund provides reimbursement under the Fulbright program for flight expenses between the two countries only. It also provides to U.S. citizens a refund of the costs of basic health insurance in the Republic of Slovenia and a monthly stipend in the amount of €800 (about $1,000) if they are visiting students or €1,000 (about $1,300) if they are visiting scholars. The applicants will be awarded the funds under this call for applications for up to the number of months approved by the relevant authority in the U.S. Applicants must be citizens of the sending country and be selected to participate in the Fulbright Program – Generation 2012 in the hosting country by the relevant authority in the U.S.

The deadline for applications is defined as an open application period, starting on the day of publication of the notice in the Official Gazette and until funds are used, at the latest until September 30, 2013.

For more information and the application form, see the webpage of the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund at http://www.sklad-kadri.si/fileadmin/dokumenti/Razpisi/141-javni-razpis/141-razpis-EN.pdf

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach, and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.

Posted by juliahla at 12:18 PM

September 17, 2012

Internship: European Parliament Internship Opportunities

The European Parliament Liaison Office is pleased to announce the launch of its Winter round of internships which will take place from mid-January to mid-April 2012 in its Washington D.C. Office with a possible extension in Brussels and Strasbourg. We are also pleased to inform you that a flat-rate allowance will be granted to the selected candidates.

In our view, this program provides an opportunity to develop EPLO's cooperation with your department. In particular and in parallel with the internship program, we intend to develop fellowship and seminar programs designed for European Parliament civil servants as well as visitors programs for US graduate students. I would be delighted to have a talk with you on the phone about this and, more generally about our future collaboration at your convenience. I am also available to meet with you if you deem it useful.


Jean-Luc Robert
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LIAISON OFFICE WITH US CONGRESS
Counsellor, Attaché for University Cooperation
Tel +1 202 862 4741

Posted by sarayu at 11:14 AM

CFA Fellowship: Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships

Deadline: February 1, 2013

The Council for European Studies invites eligible graduate students to apply for its 2013 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 grant, travel support for presenting at the CES International Conference, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies.

Deadline: February 1, 2013. Apply now.


Posted by sarayu at 11:05 AM

CFA Fellowship: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

Deadline: February 1, 2013

The Council for European Studies invites eligible graduate students to apply for its 2013 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 grant, travel support for presenting at the CES International Conference, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies.

Deadline: February 1, 2013. Apply now.

Posted by sarayu at 11:03 AM