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Postgraduate Position in Human Geography, Sweden

The doctoral candidate programme amounts to 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full time study). It formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending his/her printed doctoral thesis. The holder of a postgraduate position has as his/her primary obligation to successfully fulfill his/her third cycle education ending with a PhD degree. Regulations concerning appointment as a full time postgraduate student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§.
The holder of a postgraduate position is expected to participate actively in the research and teaching environment of the Department. He/she will normally have to perform departmental duties, above all teaching, amounting to about 20 per cent of full time.
The position is placed at the Department of Human Geography, but the employee will actively participate in the activities of the Research School at the Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements
To be eligible for third cycle studies an applicant must
1. Have been awarded a second cycle degree
2. Have completed studies the equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at the second cycle level, or
3. Have acquired comparable qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-03-31

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Past and Present Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in History in London University, UK

The Past and Present Society and the Institute of Historical Research will offer up to two one?year postdoctoral Research Fellowships in History for the session 2011–12, tenable at the Institute.  The Fellowship stipend will be based on salary scales for the coming year. As a guideline it was worth £19,500 during the 2010–11 academic year. It will be payable in four instalments through the Institute.  Contributions to USS or other superannuation schemes on a similar scale will be made when this is requested and an arrangement can be agreed.The Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate who expects to have submitted his/her doctoral thesis in history (broadly defined) by 1 October 2011. It is a strict condition of the Fellowship that the thesis should have been submitted by that date. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a broad interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change, as manifested in their particular field of study.

A condition of the award is that the Fellow should undertake further historical research and writing. The Fellow will be encouraged to submit his/her articles or books to the Editors of  past and Present for consideration.  He/she will not be required to be resident in London, but should participate in the activities of the Institute, by regular attendance at and presentation of papers to appropriate seminars and by giving information and help to fellow scholars working in the same field.  At the discretion of the Director of the Institute, the Fellow may be given leave of absence from the Institute for a limited period for the purposes of his/her research, and to engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours a week (note however that some categories of non-national may need to obtain a work permit in order to undertake this).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

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Jacobite Studies Trust Fellowship in University of London in History-2011, UK

The IHR administers two six-month Fellowships each year on behalf of the Jacobite Studies Trust. Their purpose is to enable the Fellows to undertake historical research into the Stuart dynasty in the British Isles and in exile, from the departure of James II in 1688 to the death of Henry Benedict Stuart in 1807. This may also include work on their friends and supporters, their activities, their influence, their views, ideologies, artefacts and works of art; and the political, diplomatic, military, religious, intellectual, and cultural context in which they lived.These Fellowships are open to:

  1. current doctoral students who have been registered on their programme for at least three years full-time or six years part-time at the beginning of the session in which the awards are to be held.
  2. holders of doctorates awarded within two years of the beginning of the session in which the awards are to be held, who are working in the research area of the Trust, as outlined above.

Applications are encouraged from all suitably qualified candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation. The value of the stipend for each six-month Fellowship will be £7,500. The Fellowships are non-residential, and will be tenable from 1 October 2011.At the discretion of the Director of the IHR, Fellows may engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours a week (note however that some categories of non-national may need to obtain a work permit in order to undertake this).  Fellows will also be required to submit a brief report to the Director on their achievements while holding the Fellowship and the subsequent progress of their career before the end of December 2012.Applications must be made on the prescribed form and accompanied by a summary of the doctoral thesis (up to 750 words), a 1-page CV, and a statement of intended research to be undertaken during the term as Fellow (up to 1,000 words).  Once the initial round of selection has been concluded, short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview at the IHR, which is likely to be held in April.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 February 2011

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