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Fulbright Scholarship Program in Teaching/Research in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Top priorities for applications are in political development, nation-building, development of electoral systems, conflict resolution, good governance and dealing with corruption and economic development. Other fields of interest include environmental protection, eco-tourism, Congolese music, art, and literature, archaeology, ethnic studies, linguistics, American studies and teacher training and curriculum development for English-language teaching. Applications are also welcome in other disciplines.

Scholars with a Ph.D., postdoctoral university or college teaching and research experience and previous experience in developing countries in political transition are preferred. The academic year consists of two semesters: mid-October until February and February until the end of July. A letter of invitation from the host institution is not needed to apply. An English language school, the American School of Kinshasa, is available for children in grades K-12 who accompany scholar.

Scholarship Application Deadline:August 1, 2011

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University of Roma La Sapienza Call for PhD Fellowships, Italy: Archaeology,Architectural sciences,Astronomical,Chemical,Earth,Mathematical and Physical sciences,Civil Engineering and Architecture

The University of Rome “La Sapienza” offers 16 three year full-time postgraduate PhD positions with fellowship for attaining the degree of “Dottore di Ricerca” (PhD) in the Doctoral Schools listed in appendix. Each fellowship amounts to € 19.800,00 per year; this amount includes national insurance contributions (INPS) that fellowship recipients are required to pay (8,91% for 2011). The fellowship doesn’t cover the annual entrance fee and doesn’t increase for research periods spent
The PhD Programme lasts three years and may be extended to a fourth year (without grant), subject to approval by the School authorities. At the end of the first and second year of attendance, students have to be evaluated as proficient according to the rules of the Schools. Students must attend the courses and the seminars offered by their Programme, pass the related examinations, and prepare a PhD dissertation, which must have original results. The PhD title is obtained at the end of the third year after the candidate dissertation and its positive evaluation made by an independent Jury appointed by the Rector. The discussion may be delayed with the approval of the School authorities, but not for more than one year.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 June 2011.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Archaeology/Archaeo-Science, University of Oslo, Norway

The successful applicant is expected to develop a cross-disciplinary research project within environmental archaeology or archaeo-science. Applications must contain project proposals that are relevant in relation to archaeology at the University of Oslo, and incorporate data, techniques, methods and perspectives from either biological disciplines, biochemistry, archaeometallurgy or other sciences. Applications must outline potential national and international partners (i.e. in reference to necessary laboratory facilities and research groups) as well as necessary resources.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description, the candidates’ international experience and network, and on the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame. Personal suitability and co-operation skills will receive special attention in the selection process. Short-listed applicants may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.
•A Doctoral Degree in a relevant area of research (archaeology/environmental archaeology/science).
•Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date.
•The applicant must in his/her project proposal situate the planned investigation in relation to research currently being conducted by one of the research groups and/or academic milieus at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History or the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
28 March, 2011

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