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2011 NPTCI-IDRC Doctoral Research Awards in Economics in Western Africa

The Nouveau programme de troisième cycle interuniversitaire (NPTCI), in partnership with IDRC, announces a third call for applications for the NPTCI-IDRC Doctoral Research Awards in Economics. These awards seek to help doctoral students undertake meaningful field research, critical for the effective and timely completion of their theses and training. The program aims to help meet the increasing demand for economics expertise in West Africa. It also supports NPTCI’s efforts to address key concerns about the development of economics research in the region’s higher education system.

A total of 18 doctoral research awards will be awarded over three years to students pursuing economics research at francophone African universities in the following areas of study: agriculture, environment, gender, poverty reduction, knowledge and innovation, education, and health.The awards seek to help strengthen the capacities of researchers to undertake policy-relevant research to influence the development of sound economic policies and address challenges in the region.The NPTCI-IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are part of the IDRC International Fellowships Program (formerly known as the Southern Junior Researchers Awards Program).

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 31, 2011

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on “The EU as a Global Discursive Actor”, Belgium

Attached to the Vice-President of the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE), the hired researcher will sekk to contribute to the research capacities of the EUNRAGG research unit specifically within the context of the EU FP7 funded project “Europe Facing a Rising Multipolar World” entitled ‘Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks’ (GR:EEN)

The withheld researcher will be fully committed to the GR:EEN program and will share in the following responsibilities:
-Drafting work to publishable standard
– Organize a series of international scientific workshops
-Assist in the development and promotion of PhD programmes
-Help facilitate international linkages and partnerships in particular
-Support a minimum of one Case-study Integrated Forum (CSIF) – a research and dissemination platform aimed at confronting the research and policy-making communities

Scholarship Appilaction Deadline:1May 2011

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British Society of Aesthetics PhD Studentship 2011, UK

The British Society of Aesthetics proposes to award one Ph.D. studentship full-time maintenance grant of £13,590 (or within the City of London or the Metropolitan Police district: £15,590) plus tuition fees up to a maximum value of £3,500 from September 2011 for up to 3 years. The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, by enabling him or her to pursue full time doctoral research. Candidates for the studentship should already be accepted on to a Ph.D. programme at a British university at the time of application, to research on a subject that falls within the remit of the British Society of Aesthetics. It is a condition of application to the BSA that: (a) candidates are eligible to apply to the AHRC’s PhD studentship scheme [2],  (b) they have done so if a studentship is available, and  (c) they have applied to any other funding schemes available at the relevant institution. If any such applications are successful, the amount of the BSA scholarship, if awarded, will be reduced by the amount of the other award(s).
The successful candidate will be expected to complete a PhD, or be very close to completion, by the end of the award period, and to provide brief progress reports to the Society at the end of each year. construction and inference would also be investigated to ensure model validity. Having constructed the market model, the study would then proceed to consider how this model could be applied to examine real estate markets internationally, nationally, and regionally. It would examine additional factors that have differing levels of importance at different spatial scales and the drivers of investment across national boundaries. Issues of market efficiency, liquidity, market size, and the wider capital market would be considered (see Dunse et al, 2007 and 2010). Real estate investment decision making would then be evaluated in light of the evidence from market models applied at different scales of analysis. The models would also be used as a basis for identification of the importance of key factors and to simulate and forecast market performance.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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