Friday, January 16, 2015

Doctoral and PostDoc Scholarships Available in 2015-16

·         PhD Scholarship - Reconciling Biological and Social Indigeneity in the Genomic Era

Deakin University, Australia is seeking an outstanding scholar for a full-time PhD project and scholarship to support the ARC Discovery Project 'Reconciling Biological and Social Indigeneity in the Genomic Era', led by A/Prof Emma Kowal. The successful candidate will commence studies by April 2015 and will be based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Application Deadline: 27th February 2015. 

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·         Postdoc for Cosmopolitanism in Science project

·         The University of King's College and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada announce a postdoctoral fellowship award in Science and Technology Studies (STS)/ History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (HPSTM), associated with the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, "Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature: Creating an East/West Partnership," a partnership development between institutions in Canada, India and Southeast Asia aimed at establishing an East/West research network on "Cosmopolitanism" in science. The project closely examines the ideas, processes and negotiations that inform the development of science and scientific cultures within an increasingly globalized landscape. A detailed description of the project can be found at: Duration of fellowship is one year, with option to renew for second year pending budget and project restrictions and requirements. Application Deadline: 2nd March 2015.

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·         Postdoc for Indexing the Human: From Classification to a Critical Politics of Transformation project

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa is delighted to announce the availability of a postdoctoral fellowship position to begin in February 2015 or shortly thereafter. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with scholars in the Department to help coordinate the Mellon Foundation-funded programme Indexing the Human: From Classification to a Critical Politics of Transformation and to further a set of interrelated research projects closely related to the programme themes. Indexing the Human is a year-long programme of seminars, workshops and collaborative learning opportunities that brings together local, regional, and international scholars to provoke a re-thinking of the past and future of social anthropology and of the human sciences more broadly at Stellenbosch University and in the region. Application Deadline: 25th January 2015.

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·         Australia Government's Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 2016

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia's reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field. Applications for the 2016 round are expected to open in April 2015. Applicants are encouraged to check the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website closer to April 2015 for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria. Further details: 

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