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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers 2012-2013, Japan: Humanities, Social sciences and Natural sciences

The fellowship purpose is to provide opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. The program allows such researchers to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.
Applications for this program are submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow. The applicant (host researcher) must be a researcher who is employed full-time or classified as being employed full-time (excluding Jokyo, assistant professors, and Joshu, research assistants) at a university or research institution that is eligible to apply to MEXT for funding under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific-Research Program (Kakenhi) and approved by JSPS as an appropriate institution for hosting young foreign researchers.
The applicant must be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.) He/she should have a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after April 2, 2005, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect. The applicant must have arranged in advance a research plan with his/her Japanese host researcher.
Duration and commencement of fellowship:
For the 1st Recruitment: April 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012
For the 2nd Recruitment: September 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012

Scholarship Application Deadline: For 1st Recruitment: 29 August 2011 – 2 September 2011
For 2nd Recruitment: 7-11 May 2012

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Fulbright Scholarship Program in Teaching/Research in Chad: American literature, business, finance, computer science, environmental science, agriculture, journalism, mathematics, political science, social sciences

Applications are welcome in American literature, business, finance, computer science, environmental science, agriculture, journalism, mathematics, political science, social sciences and any other discipline offered at the host institution.Teach undergraduate courses in any discipline taught at the host institution, including arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Assist with faculty training, curriculum development and student advising.

Conduct research in area of specialization.Scholars with a Ph.D. and postdoctoral university or college teaching experience, as well as prior experience in developing countries, are preferred. The academic calendar in Chad consists of three terms: October through December, January through March and April through June, but is subject to change. A letter of invitation from the host institution is not needed to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline:August 1, 2011

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Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master’s Scholarships, UK: Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine

The University of Edinburgh will offer 6 Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University. Each scholarship will have a total value of £5,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study.
Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following distance learning programmes: The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent. When completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form, please indicate why Distance Learning suits your particular circumstances making reference to both online learning and distance learning.
Eligibility: The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto the above eligible distance learning Master’s programmes at the University of Edinburgh.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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