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PhD Fellowship in Society and Politics of Contemporary China, Leiden University, Netherlands

The Leiden Institute for Area Studies ( is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives. LIAS has as its aim the advancement of teaching and research of Area Studies at Leiden University and in the wider academic community. LIAS comprises the Schools of Asian Studies (SAS) and Middle Eastern Studies (SMES). Area specializations in SAS include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South & Southeast Asian and Tibetan Studies. LIAS staff have disciplinary expertise across the humanities and the social sciences.

The Ph.D. fellows is expected to conduct research leading to a Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Professor Pieke on a topic that includes, but is not limited to, administrative reform, public policy, state-society relations, international or domestic migration, ethnicity, gender, kinship, ritual, religion, life styles, social structure and social stratification, consumption and popular culture, poverty and poverty alleviation. The project will have to be firmly embedded in a relevant discipline in the social sciences or humanities, such as anthropology, political science, sociology, history or sinology. Research ought to have a strong fieldwork component and should include the use of modern spoken and written Chinese.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011

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AUN/SEED-Net Scholarship 2011, Thailand

Chemical Engineering (ChE), Civil Engineering (CE), Electrical/Electronics Engineering (EEE), Environmental Engineering (Env), Geological Engineering (Geo), Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Manufacturing Engineering (Manu) University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia Keio University, Material Engineering (Mat), Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering (Mech/Aero)
Employer: JICA
Level: Master’s
Scholarship Description: The AUN/SEED-Net Project with support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides scholarships to highly qualified young teaching staff and graduating students/young graduates (i.e., potential future faculty staff) of Member Institutions to acquire master’s degrees in the nine engineering fields at respective Host Institutions in other countries.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 February 2011

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JSPS-UNU Fellowship Programme 2011, Japan

Every year UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP offer PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide young scholars and policy-makers, especially from the developing world, with a multi-disciplinarily context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU-ISP programme.

The Fellowship Programme provides the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to:

* develop and advance their research under the supervision of a UNU-IAS or UNU-ISP faculty member and contribute to the overall research agenda of the Institute;
* widen their research interests and professional networks by working in the international and multi-disciplinary context of the UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP, and with its wider network of Japanese universities and research institutes, as well as international collaborators;
* become exposed to the workings of the international and multilateral policy process and the broader UN system; and
* link with other UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 February 2011

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