literature | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in the Department of Literary Studies in K U Leuven, Netherlands

We offer an employment as full-time research assistant starting on 2011, October 1st for 1 year. (renewable till 4 years) Interested in the department of literary studies the focus of the Research Unit: Text and Interpretation lies on the rhetorical, narrative and poetic strategies in literary texts , that are looked at from a theroretically reflected point of view and analysed within a discursive context.

A four-year fully funded PhD-fellowship as part of the FWO Research project in cooperation with the members of the Research Unit: Text and Interpretation, the Department of Literature in Leuven and researchers from the Institute of Jewish Studies in Antwerp: ‘As German as Kafka’. A Comparative Analysis of the Articulation of National Identity in German-Jewish Literature in the early 20th Century and German Literature of Migration in the early 21st Century.
• The main task of this fellowship lies in conducting research that will result in the writing of a doctoral disseration.
• Occasional participation in organisation of research activities within the context of the project or within the Department of literature.
• MA in Literary studies or a comparable degree; major in German
• Excellent study results and writing skills
• Interest and enthusiam for research in literature, literary theory and history
• Independent spirit and sense of responsibility
• Proficiency in English and German
Your opportunities ,Your profile, Candidates who wish to apply are invited to send us
-a letter motivating their application, describing their current research interests and their relation to the research project
-a detailed CV
-the names of two referees we can contact
-a copy of their diploma

Scholarship Application Deadline:20-3-2011

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Orion Center Research Grant for PhD and Postdoctoral Research 2011, Israel

The Orion Center invites applications for its research grants (up to $2000). Preference is given to junior scholars (Ph.D. students and post doctoral students).
The grants are for research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated literature in all relevant disciplines. Preference is given to integrative studies involving the Scrolls and other aspects of Second Temple studies. Research connected with the grant must be carried out in Israel; grant recipients will be associated with the Orion Center and participate in Center programs.
The name of the applicant must appear on each page. Please include:Topic of research and a short description in English.A detailed description of the proposed research, outlining the method, goals and potential publications connected with the project,Curriculum vitae. Two references from instructors familiar with your work, along with contact information for each referee.

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 1, 2011

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Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, USA

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented scholars and professionals to strengthen their research capacities; have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest; and help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions.

Applications from all disciplines will be considered. Priority fields are: Agricultural Sciences; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting; Public Administration; Public Health; Science and Technology; Study of India with focus on contemporary issues; and Study of the United States. For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include: language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies.

Grant Benefits
These fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel from India to the U.S., a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to the General Prerequisites:

*scholars and professionals should have a Ph.D. degree from an Indian institution within the past four years. Applicants must have obtained their Ph.D. degrees between July 2007 and July 2011;
*candidates must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement;
*should enclose a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article);
*if employed, applications should be routed through proper channel; and
* preferably be 45 years of age or under

Scholarship Application Deadline:July 15, 2011

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