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Xiamen University International Scholarships 2011-2012, China

The Xiamen University announced scholarships for excellent applicants .The  scholarship is available for undergraduate’s, master’s and doctor’s students.Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.Applicants for undergraduate studies must hold a high school diploma and not be older than 25, for undergraduate studies must hold a high school diploma and not be older than 25,for doctoral studies must hold a master’s degree and not be older than 45.The Scholarship recipients will have their tuition fees covered, up to a maximum of 3 years for a PhD, 2 -3 years for a Master degree and 4-5 years for a Bachelor degree. The recipients’ academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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PhD Position in Practical Philosophy, Sweden

The PhD position is four years and is financed by education grant the first year, and by employment the following three years. The main task of the student is to focus on his/her doctoral studies. Some additional work at the institution, involving teaching etc., can be part of the position (max 20%).
Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents as well as a research plan (4-5 pages). The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance among its staff and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline:26 April 2011

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2011 Small Grants for Thesis Writing, Africa: social sciences

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing for the year 2011. The grants serve as part of the Council’s contribution to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities, through the funding of primary research conducted by postgraduate students and professionals. Hence, candidates whose applications are successful are encouraged to use the resources provided under the grants to cover the cost of their fieldwork, the acquisition of books and documents, the processing of data which they have collected and the printing of their theses/dissertations.

The CODESRIA Small Grants Programme is open to graduate students and professionals currently registered in African universities, and preparing their theses and dissertations in all social science fields and other disciplines involving social or economic analysis. Preference is given to those registered for doctoral studies (PhD or equivalent), though few grants are available for Masters theses.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
17th June, 2011

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