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UIC Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowships 2011-2012, USA: History, philosophy, languages, linguistics, literature

The UIC Institute for the Humanities will offer two Dissertation Fellowships for advanced graduate students.   Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowships are intended for students who have largely completed their dissertation research and are entering the writing stage of the process.  Applicants must be full-time graduate students in good academic standing.  The year-long Dissertation Fellowships provide stipends of $15,000 for a twelve-month academic year, or $1250 per month.  This includes a tuition and fee waiver, including the differential service fee (if any).
Dissertation Fellows will be expected to be in residence at the Institute, to present a public lecture on their work, and to participate fully with the Faculty Fellows in seminars and workshops. Proposals will be reviewed by the Institute for the Humanities 2011 Executive Committee. In response to questions about the appropriateness of particular projects for fellowships, the Institute has adopted the broad definition used by the National Endowment for the Humanities: “the term humanities includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following disciplines: history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.”

Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 March 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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European Master on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P)

The European Master on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) is a graduate university programme, supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Programme which provides a Postgraduated Diploma.
The Master requires a university undergraduate degree in Psychology. The objective is to contribute to the qualification of professionals and researchers in the discipline of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology emphasizing a European approach and perspective. The Master implements the main guidelines developed by the Euro-Psych model for the European Diploma of Psychology (EDP) supported by the European Federation of Psychology Association (EFPA). It also follows the Reference Model and Minimal Standards of the European Curriculum in WOP Psychology established by the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors (ENOP).

Five European universities are involved: Universitat de València (Spain) as the coordinating institution, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université René Descartes Paris 5 (France), Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna (Italy), and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) and two Non-European universities are also involved: Universidade de Brasília (Brazil) and University of Guelph (Canada).

The duration of the Programme is two full-time years, with a total workload of 120 ECTS credits (60 per year). The languages of instruction and examination can be any of the following languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th January 2011

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