Humanities | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers 2012-2013, Japan: Humanities, Social sciences and Natural sciences

The fellowship purpose is to provide opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. The program allows such researchers to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.
Applications for this program are submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow. The applicant (host researcher) must be a researcher who is employed full-time or classified as being employed full-time (excluding Jokyo, assistant professors, and Joshu, research assistants) at a university or research institution that is eligible to apply to MEXT for funding under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific-Research Program (Kakenhi) and approved by JSPS as an appropriate institution for hosting young foreign researchers.
The applicant must be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.) He/she should have a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after April 2, 2005, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect. The applicant must have arranged in advance a research plan with his/her Japanese host researcher.
Duration and commencement of fellowship:
For the 1st Recruitment: April 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012
For the 2nd Recruitment: September 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012

Scholarship Application Deadline: For 1st Recruitment: 29 August 2011 – 2 September 2011
For 2nd Recruitment: 7-11 May 2012

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University of Southampton Postgraduate Research International Bursaries 2011-2012, UK

Postgraduate Research Bursaries are available to both UK/EU and International students. These bursaries are usually £1,000 and are offered on a competitive basis. A statement explaining why you need this bursary is essential.
Two bursaries are available to full-time students who have accepted a place on a Postgraduate Research Programme (MPhil/PhD in Design or Fine Art) for the coming academic year and who are not in receipt of any other scholarship/bursary from Winchester School of Art These bursaries are for the first year only.
If you are a UK/EU applicant and you are eligible to apply for funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC:, you must do so before applying for Winchester School of Art funding.Otherwise, your application will not be considered. The only exception is when the deadline for applications to AHRC has already passed by the time you are offered a place on a Postgraduate Programme.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 July 2011

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PhD Call for Applications at Luiss University in Rome, Italy: Philosophy,political theory, law and politics and economics

Eight positions are available this year, four of which are funded by a three-year scholarship of 11,000 euros per year.

The Doctoral Program in Political Theory is interdisciplinary, and covers four main areas of study: philosophy (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, and issues in contemporary philosophy), political theory (ethics of international relations and human rights theories), law (international law, humanitarian law, and international criminal law), and politics and economics (international political economy, development policies, sustainability theories, international relations, and theories of globalization). Approximately twenty faculty members, including both Italian professors and foreign visiting professors, currently teach on the program, and there are more than thirty doctoral students, half of which are foreign. The program thus has a strongly international character.

Applicants are generally expected to have majored in an area of the social sciences, humanities, or philosophy, although those with degrees in other disciplines may also be considered on the basis of their curricula vitae and research proposals. Successful applicants will begin the program in the Fall semester of 2011, by following three semesters of taught courses. Each semester lasts approximately three months, and students will have approximately 6-10 hours of classes per week during these three semesters. All courses are taught in English.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
May 30, 2011

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