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The Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships 2011-2012, UK

The Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships,which support research in Renaissance Studies. Two of the Fellowships to be awarded in 2011 are open to all suitable candidates working in the field.The third has been founded in memory of Ruth and Nicolai Rubinstein, with a view to supporting research in Italian history and culture.
Applicants for both Fellowships must be graduates of British or Irish universities, with PhDs awarded in the last five years, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship.The Fellowships are worth £5,500 and should not be held in conjunction with another full-time postdoctoral or academic teaching post. Applicants should be aware that the Society is developing a number of international links, including one with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, which would be willing to provide practical support for Fellows wishing to spend time in Florence.
The period of tenure will be twelve months from 1 October 2011, during which time the Fellows will be invited to attend meetings of the Society’s Council.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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Wellcome Trust-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Postdoctoral Fellowships: Biology, Medicine and Mathematics, Engineering, Computer, Physical or Chemical Sciences

The fellowships provide four years’ support for recently qualified postdoctoral researchers to gain experience of research at the interfaces between biology/medicine and mathematics, engineering, computer, physical or chemical sciences.
These awards are open to individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area. If you are currently training or working in an academic or research institution in the United States, you are not eligible to apply to this scheme. You should be about to submit your doctoral thesis or have up to, but no more than, three years’ postdoctoral experience from date of your PhD viva to the deadline for applications to the scheme.Time spent outside the research environment will be taken into consideration.
You may have a background in any appropriate field of study (e.g. biology or medicine or chemistry or physics) but you must propose to address an important biomedical research question.The proposed research should fall within the Wellcome Trust’s normal funding remit.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 July 2011

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse, Center for Addictive Behaviors, Sweden

The UCLA Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse (TNDA) Program set forth to link several successful UCLA research centers by establishing a unified training program. Each spring applications are accepted for both pre and postdoctoral fellowships (12-month, renewable appointments).
The program is funded by a NIDA T32 Training Grant and provides trainees with the integrative knowledge base needed to conduct bidirectional translational studies including cutting-edge technical laboratory methods, computational approaches in data evaluation, and issues related to ethical treatment of human subjects.  TNDA trainees will have a research project in a specific mentor’s laboratory, but will gain exposure to other areas of drug abuse research through laboratory rotations, common core training elements as well as by formal and informal interaction among key faculty and TNDA leadership. Successful researchers must also become adept at identifying sources of research funding and at preparing fundable applications that can further their independent investigation.  TNDA trainees will receive didactic training and mentoring in these important areas, with emphasis on skills in scientific writing and presentation to enhance dissemination of research findings.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011

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