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CfA: 7 PhD Scholarships in International Studies, University of Trento [26 May 2014]

The School of International Studies of the University of Trento, Italy, has opened the call for applications to its PhD Programme in International Studies’ 30th cycle. The Programme is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach that provides a solid grounding in the disciplines at the core of international studies (mainly economics, law, sociology, and politics) as well as specific training in the main discipline chosen for the PhD thesis. The deadline for applications is on May 26, 2014, at 16.00 Italian time.

This Call is for 7 PhD student scholarships:

  • 4 scholarships funded by University of Trento;
  • 1 scholarship funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Within the field of international studies, “Sovereignty, Democracy and Crisis”, has been chosen as a thematic focus for 2014-15 to be explored in various research projects and teaching activities at the School of International Studies. It will be addressed from multiple disciplinary perspectives (Economics, Law, Politics, Sociology, and History) through analysis of issues such as the economic-financial crisis, the evolution of European integration, participatory democracy, socio-economic development models. Further information is available through the list of faculty members’ research interests.

  • 1 project specific scholarship focused on “International Politics and Conflict Resolution”, funded by the Foundation Bruno Kessler (FBK) – CERPIC, Trento;
  • 1 project specific scholarship focused on “Health and Security: pharmacrimes and illegal online pharmacies in the EU and beyond”, funded by the European Commission, within the project ‘Fakeshare II’ managed by eCrime research group at the Faculty of Law.

Who can apply?

Candidates who hold a Laurea Magistrale/Master’s Degree in one of the core disciplines of International Studies (mainly, but not limited to, Law, Economics, Political Science and Sociology, Humanities, History and Philosophy). Foreign qualifications must be equivalent to the Italian Laurea Magistrale in terms of duration, level, and contents. The Admission Committee will decide upon their equivalence and admissibility. Candidates who expect to be awarded their degrees by 31 July 2014 may apply. All the details are available in the full text of the call.

How to apply

Applicants should register on the University’s website in order to obtain a username and password to access the online procedure in the UniTN Reserved Area (it may take up to two working days to obtain the credentials). Registered users can then access the online application page through this link. Uploaded data and files can be updated before sumbitting the definitive application.

All further information is available in the extended call. All deadlines, important dates, procedures and requirements are available in the applicant’s guide.


CfA: (Senior) Lecturer position in European Studies @ IES Brussels [8 May 2014]

The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has launched a vacancy for the position of (senior) lecturer in European Studies (Political Science). The deadline for applications is 8 May 2014.

The successful candidate will be required to teach three postgraduate courses at the VUB and carry out research that is in line with the IES research strategy, with a focus on the EU in an international context. Two of the courses to be taught will be part of the IES’ Advanced Master in European Integration and Development. The candidate will also be involved in the management of this MA programme.

The planned starting date for the post is 1 October 2014. Complete information about the vacancy and a direct link to the online application form are available online. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the Institute’s home page. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür is available for further inquiries.


CfA: ReSPoS Summer School on Detecting Causality [June 16-20, 2014]

The Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan is pleased to announce that a call for applications is now open for the Research Strategies in Policy Studies (ReSPoS) Summer School on «Detecting Causality». The Summer School will take place at Villa Durazzo, Santa Margherita Ligure (Genoa), on June 16-20, 2014.

The ReSPoS School is a project of the NASP-West (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences in North West-Italy) and is supported by Compagnia di San Paolo and the Cariplo Foundation.

All information and the application procedure details are available online at the event’s webpage, alongside the confirmed programme of the Summer School and the official leaflet, available for dissemination. Further inquiries can be directed at this address.


Summer School on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (LUISS, Rome, 14-25 July 2014)

The 2014 edition of the Summer School on «Parliamentary Democracy in Europe», to be held at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome on July 14-25, 2014, has just been launched. The programme of the event is already available to consult.

This year’s Summer School on the ‘Europeanisation of national parliaments’ will consist of a first week (July 14-18), on National parliaments in a Europeanised institutional system, more political science oriented, and of a second week (July 21-25) dealing with The Europeanisation of rules and functions of national parliaments, more legally oriented.

Prospective students, PhD students and young researchers, as well as civil servants and people working for NGOs, can apply either for the two weeks or the one week course. Details about the Summer School can be found on-line at this link. Inquiries can be addressed to the academic coordinators of the school: Mattia Guidi, about the first week of the programme, and Cristina Fasone, about the second week.

We would really appreciate if you could spread the news about the Summer School to those potentially interested in applying. The application form is available on-line. The deadline for applications is the May 10, 2014.


Call for Panels, XXVIII SISP National Conference, Perugia, 11-13 September 2014

The call for panels for the XXVIII National Conference of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP) is now open. The Conference will take place in Perugia, on September 11-13, 2014. The call welcomes panels to be distributed across the Conference’s sections, that can be browsed at this link.

The call will be open until March 20, 2014. The event’s website will collect all information and updates as soon as they become available, as well as all important dates and deadlines. The website provides already a list of accommodations and their concerted fares, which will remain available to SISP members until May 30, 2014. As the opening of the call for panels marks the official start of the annual SISP Conference, the Association wishes all the best to the organizers and future participants in the event.


CfA: 6 PhD Scholarship on “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations” [25 Mar 2014]

The University of Potsdam, DFG Research Training Group on “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy” (WIPCAD) calls for applications for:

  • 4 Doctoral Fellowships funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and;
  • 2 Doctoral Fellowships funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam calls for applications for its DFG Research Training Group on “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy” (WIPCAD). The Research Training Group studies the interrelationships between “wicked” policy problems and the development of administrative organizations, including inter-organizational settings. The deadline for applications is March 25, 2014.

The WIPCAD research program is based on systematic interdisciplinary cooperation between political and administrative sciences, sociology and public management. It is underpinned by a qualification and gender equality concept that encourages junior scholars from both Germany and abroad to engage with neighboring disciplines; to conduct theory-based research; to acquire the necessary research skills; to gain international experience; and to prepare them for future careers in academia and in the public sector.

Scholarship recipients will participate in seminars and develop their own dissertation and research agenda within the scope of the qualification program. The language of instruction is English. Proficiency in English is required.

Applicants must hold a Diploma or a Master’s degree in political and administrative sciences, sociology or public management. In exceptional cases, graduates with degrees from closely related fields may be considered. Key selection criteria are the quality of the PhD proposal, how well it fits in with the overall thematic agenda of the Research Training Group, its innovative potential and its likely contribution to the existing state of knowledge in public administration.

DFG Fellowships are open to all nationalities, while DAAD Fellowships are reserved for non-German applicants. Their nomination process will include a review by the DAAD Selection Board. Non-German applicants will automatically be considered for both DFG and DAAD funded fellowships.

DFG funded doctoral fellows will receive a monthly scholarship of €1,365 plus €103 grants for up to 36 months, contingent on the successful completion of each year. DAAD funded doctoral fellows will receive a monthly scholarship of €1,000 and additional health insurance contributions for up to 36 months, contingent on the successful completion of each year.

International students are strongly encouraged to apply. The Faculty strives to increase the proportion of women in the university and hence strongly encourages women to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favored. Applicants funded from other sources are welcome. All doctoral fellowships will start on October 1, 2014.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail by March 25, 2014. For more information on specific admission requirements, please consult the institution’s website. For any further inquiries, applicants can refer to this e-mail address.

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