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The Berlin Summer School of Social Science International Program 2011, Germany

The “Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research” seeks to promote young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research.
The summer school is designed for PhD candidates who have already begun planning their doctoral projects in detail or are currently working on them. All applicants should already be enrolled in the PhD studies and should be pursuing doctoral dissertations that take the themes of the Berlin Summer School into consideration. For applicants in 5-year doctoral programs, we would generally recommend applying no earlier than the 2nd year of studies.
We will select thirty international participants based on academic achievement and motivation as reflected in a CV and motivation statement.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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PhD Studentship in Dentistry/Psychology, University of Exeter, UK

The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry with its parent Institutions, the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, are seeking to attract PhD candidates of outstanding ability to join their exciting and rapidly expanding programme of internationally rated research. As part of our new developments and our commitment to research excellence, applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates, for a PhD studentship. International students must also have IELTS [International English Language Testing System] score of 7 and above (or equivalent qualification).

This cross disciplinary PhD studentship in Dentistry/Psychology will examine how psychological techniques can be used to reduce dental patient anxiety before, during and after treatment with the aim of improving oral health. Phase 1 will explore when and where anxiety occurs and Phase 2 will test the effectiveness of different interventions designed to help patients manage anxiety at these time points. Applicants should have either a Bachelor of Dental Surgery or a 2.1 degree in Psychology or a related discipline and preferably further training in research methods or evidence of applied research in a related context.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
1st April 2011

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The Centre for Development Studies Nawal Al Sharif Scholarship, UK

These Scholarships are worth up to £10,000 annually and are awarded for MscEcon or MPhil degrees within the Centre for Development Studies Students can apply for a Nawal Al Sharif scholarship if:- They are a national or resident of Jordan and Palestine – They have been accepted on their proposed course of study within the Centre for Development Studies- They can demonstrate additional funding – They have a background in social development in the region. The scholarships commemorates Nawal Al Sharif, a friend of the University and a highly respected colleague on the University’s Jordanian projects for a number of years before her death in 2001. The Nawal Al Sharif scholarship is for: – A maximum award of £10,000 made annually (the size of the award will be adjusted for part-time/mixed mode study)  Study for the MSc or MPhil (in exceptional cases PhD candidates may apply) Applicants must provide a full CV and a statement (maximum 1000 words) on how they would intend to use the opportunity to study in CDS to further Social Development in Jordan and in the Palestinian Territories. Applications will be assessed by the CDS Study Award Board and decisions will be notified by 31st May.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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