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2011 Doctoral Grant Programme in Information and Knowledge, Spain

The IN3 offers grants for following the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme in each new edition. The IN3-UOC Doctoral Theses Grants Programme require full-time dedicationfrom the student and being physically present in the research institute’s facilities.

The maximum duration of the grants is four years. Grants require annual renewal. Renewal is contingent on the students benefitting from such grants achieving the training and research objectives established in each case. One of these objectives is to complete the organised research period within a maximum of three years. Another is to carry out research papers derived from the doctoral thesis.The rules for renewal and the resolutions on the allocation of IN3-UOC grants.

Scholarship Application Deadline:20 May 2011

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PhD Studentship in Hispanic Studies at University of Cambridge 2011 in UK

Applications are invited for one fully-funded PhD studentship for the period 1 October 2011 to 31 September 2014, working under the supervision of Professor Alison Sinclair (Spanish and Portuguese) in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. The studentship offers tuition fees and a maintenance grant in accordance with Research Council eligibility criteria, which means that the studentship is not available to citizens of non-EU countries.
Applicants are asked to submit a cv, and sample piece of written work. They are also asked to propose a research topic within the scope of the project. They should submit this proposal on one side of A4. Topics proposed are expected to fall within the framework of the project and/or drawing on the pliegos sueltos. Some general approaches and possible topics are indicated below.

  • Crime and the fictional imaginary in Spain
  • Against wrongdoing’: discourses of warning and admonishment in the writings of wrongdoing
  • Patterns of response to delitos de sangre (violent crime) in Spain 1800-1900
  • The aesthetics of wrongdoing: excitement and incitement
  • Crime, city and country
  • Imaginaries of retribution and come-uppance
  • ‘Against agency’: original sin, heredity, the environment in fiction and non-fiction

Scholarship Application Deadline: 7 March 2011

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Master Scholarship Positions in Economics and Finance, Spain

The master in economics and Finance at CEMFI is a 2-year full-time program intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the public and the private sectors. It also serves as the first two years of the PhD in Economics at CEMFI. This flexibility is very attractive to many students that initially are not sure whether they would like to follow a professional or an academic track. The program is taught in English.

The distinctive feature of the program is the combination of an orientation towards applied and policy issues with a strong emphasis on analytical and quantitative approaches to these issues. This requires a solid understanding of the relevant economic, econometric, and computational techniques. The faculty teaching the courses are all active researchers at the frontier of their area of expertise. About 25 students are enrolled each year, which allows for close interaction with CEMFI’s faculty.

The Master in Economics and Finance at CEMFI is an official degree granted by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) according to the regulations of the Spanish Ministerio de Educación.

Each academic year is divided into three 10-week terms. Courses are concentrated in the first five terms, with three courses per term. Each course comprises three hours of lectures and one and a half hours of problem set classes per week. The sixth term is fully devoted to research work on the Master thesis that students must submit at the end of the program. In addition, a 2-week introductory course of Mathematics is taught in September of the first year.

The first two terms contain the core courses, while in the next three terms a wide range of elective courses are offered. The electives are grouped into four areas of specialization: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and Finance. The choice of electives does not have to be concentrated in one of these areas, so students can decide their own degree of specialization.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 4 February 2011
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