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PhD Call for Applications at Luiss University in Rome, Italy: Philosophy,political theory, law and politics and economics

Eight positions are available this year, four of which are funded by a three-year scholarship of 11,000 euros per year.

The Doctoral Program in Political Theory is interdisciplinary, and covers four main areas of study: philosophy (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, and issues in contemporary philosophy), political theory (ethics of international relations and human rights theories), law (international law, humanitarian law, and international criminal law), and politics and economics (international political economy, development policies, sustainability theories, international relations, and theories of globalization). Approximately twenty faculty members, including both Italian professors and foreign visiting professors, currently teach on the program, and there are more than thirty doctoral students, half of which are foreign. The program thus has a strongly international character.

Applicants are generally expected to have majored in an area of the social sciences, humanities, or philosophy, although those with degrees in other disciplines may also be considered on the basis of their curricula vitae and research proposals. Successful applicants will begin the program in the Fall semester of 2011, by following three semesters of taught courses. Each semester lasts approximately three months, and students will have approximately 6-10 hours of classes per week during these three semesters. All courses are taught in English.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
May 30, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Templeton Foundation and Center for the Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame Invite Applications for Residential Fellowships, USA

This project will fund a large number of residential research fellowships for both senior and junior faculty in multiple areas, as well as dissertation fellowships. Descriptions of the fellowships, and the times at which they will be offered, can be found at the following links:


The common goal of these research fellowships will be to provide scholars the opportunity to conduct independent research alongside colleagues working on similar projects. Fellows will find themselves surrounded by an exciting blend of activities, conferences, and programs (described on the other pages of this site) dedicated to the topics they are working on themselves. In addition, residential fellows will have the opportunities to interact and collaborate with faculty at Notre Dame, as well as a full complement of additional research fellows and graduate students in residence every year through the Center for Philosophy of Religion fellowship program. In short, fellows will have the freedom from teaching and administrative responsibilities that will allow them to make significant progress on their own research interests while being surrounded by a community of excellent scholars pursuing similar topics.

Research fellows will receive a total award of $55,000 to $85,000, depending on rank and circumstances. (Up to $15,000 of the award can be used for travel, relocation, and research expenses.) Fellows will also have joint access to an additional $15,000 to $25,000 to convene a two-day workshop in the spring semester of their residence on their areas of interest (in coordination with the Center for Philosophy of Religion, which will handle all the logistical and administrative details). They will also have access to several thousand dollars to bring in additional outside visitors and speakers during their tenure.

Dissertation fellows will receive a $25,000 fellowship, plus an additional $5,000 for research, travel, and relocation. Dissertation fellows will also have joint access to several thousand dollars to bring in outside speakers and scholars working on topics of interest to them. In some cases, dissertation fellows in 2011-2012 may be offered an additional year of funding in 2012-2013, though a second year renewal is not guaranteed. (Interested graduate students who have not yet advanced to candidacy are strongly encouraged to apply to the 2010 Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy of Religion.)
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 15, 2011
Further Fellowship Information and Application