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10 Doctoral Scholarships, The Research Training Group “Transnational Social Support”, Germany: Social Work, Education,Social Sciences

The Research Training Group (RTG) is located at the University of Hildesheim Foundation (Faculty of Education and Social Sciences) and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Institute of Social Work and Education), both Germany. It pursues the theoretical and empirical study of transnational structures and processes of social support, which is analyzed in the field of transmigration and in the context of transnational organizations within three research areas. The research area “Transnational Family Care” focuses on analyzing the transnationalisation of family relationships with respect to assistance, nursing, and care. The research area Transnational Networks addresses forms and processes of social support developed by transnational communities and migrant transnational organization. The research area Transnational Professional Support focuses on transnational challenges faced by local social services and will study professional concepts of social support in the context of transnational organization.

Applicants for a doctoral scholarship need to have a university degree (MA) in Social Work, Education, Social Sciences, Law or Psychology and to have an exceptional track record of academic accomplishment. Applicants need to be familiar with the subject matter of the RTG, possess relevant knowledge of empirical social research, and have foreign language skills. International experience is desirable. The University of Hildesheim and the University of Mainz recognise a need for an increased proportion of women in research and teaching. In the case of equally qualified candidates, women will be given preference over men. In the case of equally qualified candidates, those with a disability will be given preference.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 10, 2011

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Research Fellowship 2011, Norway: Education

Research activity at the Faculty of Education is organised in research groups. Applicants for this position will be member of the research group Teacher Professionalism and Educational Change (TEPEC). Applicants are also advised to contact the leader of the research group (Professor Trond Eiliv Hauge (t.e.hauge@ils.uio.no) prior to sending in their application.

The applicant must prepare his/her project proposal so it is relevant for the research area. In the application the applicant must:

a) identify the research area within which the application is being made, and the relevance for the research group

b) indicate the branch of study within the doctoral programme they are applying for.

The doctoral dissertation should preferably be written as a collection of articles. As a general rule, the dissertation should be written in English. The submitted project proposal may be written in English or Norwegian.
Fellowship Application Deadline: 20.1.2011
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