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June 11, 2013

Fellowship: Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission

Deadline: August 1, 2013

The Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission provides grants to U.S. scholars to teach or pursue research in Poland. Scholars may be invited to give occasional lectures at various Polish universities. Affiliations are possible with a variety of academic institutions; opportunities also exist for collaboration with public officials and professionals at other institutions. English is widely used at the university level. Knowledge of Polish is not a must, as English is often used in offices.

The program is open to scholars from all disciplines; preferences are indicated under individual award descriptions. The Commission strongly encourages candidates in the fields of science and technology (STEM) to apply.


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Posted by sarayu at 03:12 PM

Fellowship: NATO Defense College

Deadline: September 1, 2013

The NATO Defense College currently offers five fellowships each year in the field of security policy research. The objective is to promote research and political consulting in areas of particular interest to the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), to NATO's partners in the Partnership for Peace (PfP), to NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) partners and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partners.

Since the programme's inception in 1993 and up until the end of 2010, the College has awarded a total of 69 fellowships.

Partnership for Peace (PfP) Fellowships

Two fellowships are made available each year for applicants from PfP countries. Each fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of PfP countries, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals in the area of Euro-Atlantic security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from this webpage.

Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) Fellowships

Two fellowships are also made available each year for applicants from MD countries. Each fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of partner countries in the Mediterranean Dialogue, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals relating to Mediterranean security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from this webpage.

Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Fellowships

One fellowship is made available each year for applicants from ICI countries. Also in this case, the fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover travel expenses and the cost of his / her stay in Rome. Applicants should be citizens of partner countries in the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative. They are invited to submit proposals relating to the Gulf Security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from this webpage.

Selection Procedure

The NDC Research Fellowship Selection Committee meets in the month of October each year, to review all the applications received. A staff member of NDC Research Division may even contact prospective candidates for further clarification of their applications before that date, but applicants should be aware that a final decision on their application will only be made at the Committee meeting in October. The Committee may select up to five candidates for fellowship positions in the following calendar year: two candidates from PfP, two from MD partner countries and one from ICI countries. Selected candidates will be notified in writing immediately thereafter and they will receive the latest version of the NDC Fellows' Manual to prepare themselves for their stay at the College in Rome. Due to the large number of applicants, only candidates selected for the Fellowships will be contacted.

Special Fellows and Fellowships

In completing the picture of fellows and fellowships at the NATO Defense College, a special category should be highlighted in the framework of the cooperation between NATO and the Russian Federation. In 2003 the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) decided to make two fellowships available each year for Russian citizens, for research specifically in the area of defence reform. Since the inception of the programme, four Russian military officers have conducted their research at the College.

Applications may be sent directly to Mr Eugenio Mengarini: e.mengarini@ndc.nato.int

More information can be found at: http://www.ndc.nato.int/research/research.php?icode=4

Posted by sarayu at 02:55 PM

Job: Curator and Scientific Director for the redesign of the Austrian exhibition at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Deadline: June 13, 2013

The Austrian National Fund has issued a call to tender for the renewal of the Austrian National Exhibition at Auschwitz. The tender documents regarding the positions of Curator and Scientific Director for the redesign of the Austrian exhibition at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau became available on May 14, 2013.

The Austrian National Fund has issued a call to tender for the renewal of the Austrian National Exhibition at Auschwitz. The tender documents regarding the positions of Curator and Scientific Director for the redesign of the Austrian exhibition at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau became available on May 14, 2013.

Detailed information on the call to tender can be downloaded at
http://www.en.nationalfonds.org/docs/auschwitz-hinweis_v2_en.pdf

Enquiries regarding the tender document should be directed to the issuing office:

The Austrian Federal Chancellery
Department I/8
to the attention of aegidius.winkler@bka.gv.at

General enquiries can be directed to:
National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism
Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3
1017 Vienna
+43 (1) 408 12 63
presse@nationalfonds.org

Posted by sarayu at 01:17 PM

June 05, 2013

Summer Institute: Institute for Peace and Dialogue

Deadline: June 28

Institute for Peace and Dialogue - IPD International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue 1-11 September 2013, Vienna, Austria


PROJECT INTRODUCTION
IPD is very glad to call interested participants for its first International Summer Academy in Peacebulding & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in the middle of Europe, Vienna. Its image as one of the most favorable places for travelling, has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive programme for our participants. We offer you an 11 day training, with a professional education from our excellent experts, who are professionals with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.

MAIN GOAL
The main goal of the summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strenghten peacebuilding skills and intercultural dialogue of international society.

TOPICS
Reconciling the approach to work that people have and the conflict modes that they adapt which may help or hinder relationships at work. This is a challenge for effective people engagement at work.
The work style of people at work is often linked to both their character and their competence and these styles have a direct bearing of whether these individuals handle conflict positively or negatively. A mediator in the workplace needs to have a good understanding of these styles and how best he or she can use the positive elements of these styles to pave the way for a successful outcome of conflict situations at work

METHODOLOGY
Within the international summer academy we plan to include different workshops, lectures, presentations, interactive group works, brainstorming on conflict places, mediation operations and peace negotiation activities as well as case studies on ongoing-fragile conflicts in the world (depends experts availability).
Participants will acquire knowledge and skills from lecturers/experts who are working on peace building, mediation, negotiation, conflict transformation, intercultural dialogue and non-violence and other correspond fields at the research centers, universities, INGOs and state organs.
In the training, both visual/dynamic methods will be used, such as schedules, tests, surveys, direct interviews, distribution of questionnaires and other methods of observation. Every expert will take 3 days for his lecture and workshops. We will send educational materials and daily programs of the summer academy to the selected participants.
Beside the academic-educational side a huge cultural programme every day after the courses is planned. As an opportunity to learn the international atmosphere more better, an international evening will be organised, where a cultural presention with several traditional foods, meals, drinks, fruit/dry fruit, sweets, national songs, souvenirs, traditional dress etc. of different countries is thought.
SUMMER SCHOOL LANGUAGE
The International Summer Academy will be held in English.
POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS
A broad range of interested Participants can apply for the International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue; such as representativse of governmental organs, INGOs, IOs, freelance researchers, diplomats, political parties, independent mediators, PhD students, NGO leaders and peace workers/activists who want to develop their academic knowledge and capacities; who have intention to join missions in conflict regions, who work and live in countries with ongoing tensions and who`s research areas are mediation, negotiation and peace building.

PARTICIPATION & DEADLINE
There are no age or country limits for the application. Requested documents (see below) for application has to be sent till the 28th of June 2013 to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.at
1. Completed application form
2. CV & and passport page (only photo page)
NOTE: When you send your application Please, name the filled documents as “NAME” “SURNAME” “COUNTRY”

Contact Person for sending application documents
Fakhrinur Huseynli
Director of IPD
Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD
Address: Apostelgasse 17/20, Wien, Austria
Tel.: +43 6604947601
E-mail: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.at
www.ipdinstitute.at

Posted by sarayu at 11:52 AM

Fellowship: MEEUC Visiting Research Fellowships 2013-2014

Deadline: May 31

MEEUC Visiting Research Fellowships 2013-2014
16th April 2013

The Research Fellowship Programme supports visiting fellows at the Monash European and EU Centre (MEEUC) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. This initiative enables noted international scholars, Australian and international postgraduate students to undertake research on EU themes at the MEEUC and to participate in its research, teaching and outreach activities.

For International Research Fellows, grants of up to A$6000 are available to assist with travel and accommodation, for periods of one month or more.

For Domestic Research Fellows, grants of up to A$2000 are available, for periods of up to one month.

Themes to be addressed include:

EU external relations;
The EU, developing countries and emerging powers;
Comparative regionalism;
Regional organizations and global governance;
The EU and global challenges.

Applications closest to these research themes will be privileged above others.

Visiting Fellows take part in the activities of the Centre, including seminars, conferences and outreach initiatives.

For application forms and further information, click here

Applications close 31 May 2013

Posted by sarayu at 11:48 AM