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National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2011 in USA

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S. These fellowships support training and research at the postdoctoral level in a host institution in the areas of social, behavioral, and economic sciences (including history and philosophy of science) supported by NSF.

The total fellowship amount is $50,000 per year and consists of three separate types of payments. A monthly stipend of $3,750 is paid directly to the Fellow as an electronic funds transfer into a personal account at a financial institution. A research allowance of $10,000 per year is paid as a lump sum to the Fellow in the same manner for expenses directly related to the conduct of the research, such as materials and supplies, subscription fees and recovery costs for databases, travel, and publication expenses. An institutional allowance of $5,000 per year is paid to the host institution for fringe benefits, including health insurance payments for the Fellow, and for expenses incurred in support of the Fellow, such as space, equipment, and general-purpose supplies. There are no allowances for dependents or travel allowances separate from the special allowance.Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawfully admitted permanent residents and recipients of the doctoral degree within the past 4 years.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10/17/2011

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Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, USA

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented scholars and professionals to strengthen their research capacities; have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest; and help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions.

Applications from all disciplines will be considered. Priority fields are: Agricultural Sciences; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting; Public Administration; Public Health; Science and Technology; Study of India with focus on contemporary issues; and Study of the United States. For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include: language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies.

Grant Benefits
These fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel from India to the U.S., a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to the General Prerequisites:

*scholars and professionals should have a Ph.D. degree from an Indian institution within the past four years. Applicants must have obtained their Ph.D. degrees between July 2007 and July 2011;
*candidates must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement;
*should enclose a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article);
*if employed, applications should be routed through proper channel; and
* preferably be 45 years of age or under

Scholarship Application Deadline:July 15, 2011

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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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