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15 Ph.D. Scholarships in Political Science, University of Milan Graduate School and NASP-WEST Network (deadline 29 Nov 13)
The call for applications to fully funded Ph.D. Scholarships in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies, Political Studies, Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milan is now open. The deadline for submitting applications is November 29, 2013, at 12am (Rome Time). More information is available in the call details online.View full post
The AGORA Forum «The evolutions in the Transatlantic Relationship within a multipolar world» is organised within the framework of the GR:EEN – Global Re-ordering Evolution through European Networks integrated research project. The event will take place at the Institute of European Studies (IEE-ULB) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (39 Av. F.D. Roosevelt, B-1050), in Brussels, from 8.30 on. More information is available online.View full post
CONGRIPS, the Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society, is organising a panel at the 21st International Conference of Europeanists, organised by the Council of European Studies, that will be held on 14-16 March 2014, in Washington DC. Paper proposal should be sent in before September 30, 2013.View full post
A call for local hosts for the EISA 2015 Pan European Conference is now open. The applicant host has to provide the local facilities for the conference and is responsible for ensuring that local facilities are adequate for the needs of the Conference. Proposals should be sent before 31 August 2013 to this address.View full post
15 Ph.D. Scholarships in Political Science, University of Milan Graduate School and NASP-WEST Network (deadline 29 Nov 13)
The call for applications to fully funded Ph.D. Scholarships in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies, Political Studies, Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milan is now open.
The deadline for submitting applications is November 29, 2013, at 12am (Rome Time).
All admitted Ph.D. students will be offered a scholarship. Admission to Ph.D. Programmes is based on qualifications and interviews. The PhD programmes, fully taught in English, promote international exchanges with top European research institutions and offer quality teaching at international level. The beginning of teaching activities is scheduled for January 2014.
Scholarships are available as follows:
- Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies – ESLS PhD: 12 Scholarships;
- Ph.D. in Political Studies – POLS PhD: 15 Scholarships;
- Ph.D. in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research – SOCME PhD: 10 Scholarships.
Since Academic Year 2013-2014, the Graduate School hosts the NASP-WEST project (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) which involves a network of universities in North-Western Italy: Brescia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Genova, Milano, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale, Torino.
To learn more about the application procedure, the list of required documents, how to submit your application and information on the selection procedures please check the call details.
The Calls for Applications are only available in Italian at the moment. An English translation will be provided soon. Please refer also to the NASP-WEST GSSPS PhD Leaflet and the NASP-WEST GSSPS PhD Folder.
From 19 to 21 June 2014, the departments of economics, governance, history, law and social science at Utrecht University are organising the interdisciplinary conference «In Search of European Political Union». The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from different disciplines who work on similar issues relating to the EU and European integration. In this way, we hope to stimulate debate between disciplines and researchers who normally meet in different (disciplinary) conferences.
The conference has room for around 100 papers, organised around four major themes:
- the economic crisis and EMU,
- democratic governance,
- citizens & citizenship,
- and the balance between market and social union.
Within each thematic stream, a number of panel topics that bridge the various disciplines involved have been defined.
Key note speeches will be made by Kalypso Nicolaidis from the University of Oxford and Kenneth Dyson from Cardiff University. In addition, two informed non-academics will participate in the conference and present their reflections on the state of the academic debate in the final session of the conference.
The call for papers for this conference is now open. The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 15 December 2013. For more information, please consult the event’s website. Please do not hesitate to contact the organisers for any further questions or requests.
The AGORA Forum «The evolutions in the Transatlantic Relationship within a multipolar world» is organised within the framework of the GR:EEN – Global Re-ordering Evolution through European Networks integrated research project. The GR:EEN project is the largest project within the European 7th Research Framework Program (FP7) funded by the European Commission in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. It brings together 16 leading universities and think tanks worldwide.
The event will take place at the Institute of European Studies (IEE-ULB) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (39 Av. F.D. Roosevelt, B-1050), in Brussels, from 8.30 on.
By fostering two-way interaction between academic research and policy-making, GR:EEN AGORA Forums seek to:
- Provide the research community with a rapid and targeted feedback by the policy actors working in their field of academic inquiry;
- Make the policy implications drawing from recent research more tangible.
The GR:EEN AGORA Forum’s overarching aim is to improve policy making by fostering suggestions based on academic research and effective dialogue among a limited number of participants hailing from the research, policy making and civil society communities. Participants are selected in light of their involvement in previous GR:EEN research activities and/or for their expertise. The specific purpose of AGORA forums organised early on in the research efforts, such as the present one, is to instigate dialogue and foster questions shared by the different participating communities. The expected outcome of such an instigation effort is on the one hand, to inform future research agendas, and to broaden the outlook of those engaged in the decision making processes on the other.
- Which role for the transatlantic relationship in the face of new rising powers?
- What impact of a re-invigorated transatlantic G2 for the multilateral system?
- Which obstacles do the transatlantic trade and investment, regulatory and energy dialogues face?
- Which place for the transatlantic relationship in the EU’s foreign policy?
The event hosts leading academic contributors such as, among others, Robert Keohane, Michael Emerson, Pascal Lamy, and Mario Teló. The detail programme, together with further information on the event and the GR:EEN project, can be accessed online.
CONGRIPS, the Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society, is organising a panel at the 21st International Conference of Europeanists, organised by the Council of European Studies, that will be held on 14-16 March 2014, in Washington DC. CONGRIPS is now looking for abstract proposals centred on the theme of the conference: ‘resurrections’. The conference’s full call for papers is available on the event’s website.
CONGRIPS — originally established in 1975 — aims to encourage and support academic research and writing on current and past Italian political issues and practices. CONGRIPS has been involved in a variety of activities intended to further the study of Italian politics. The organization has annually sponsored Italian-focused panels at APSA conventions and at many meetings of several other groups.
For the 2014 Conference of Europeanists, CONGRIPS is looking for contributions from a variety of perspectives — from Italian politics in general, to political economy and public policy, territorial politics, party and electoral dynamics etc. — although comparative papers, which contrast and compare Italy with other European and also non-European countries, are particularly welcome.
All those interested in presenting a paper at this conference should send a title and brief abstract (max. 250 words) by Monday 30 September to this address.
A call for local hosts for the EISA 2015 Pan European Conference is now open. The applicant host has to provide the local facilities for the conference and is responsible for ensuring that local facilities are adequate for the needs of the Conference. EISA takes charge of the academic programme of the event. Proposals should be sent before 31 August 2013 to Stefania Panebianco, member of the EISA Steering Committee.
The Conference is planned to take place in September 2015.
Previous conferences have been in places with good international travel connections, which many people find attractive, and in which there is a committed and well-connected local institution. Most previous conferences have been held on a University campus, but this is not a requirement. In order to provide our members with the opportunity to attend conferences at a reasonable cost, EISA expects the provision of conference rooms within a limited budget. The Pan-European conference attracts up to 1100-1200 delegates and requires approximately 30-40 meetings rooms to hold panels in one session, as well as large lecture rooms for plenaries (with a capacity of circa 500 seats or more).
This involves finding a suitable venue, local hotels, receptions and sponsorships, high profile speakers, touristic possibilities and the like. We are interested to know about the extent to which the local organizers think they will be able to raise support funding for scholars from less well-off countries. The local organizers are members of the Conference Committee but are not responsible for the major tasks of Program Chairperson(s) or for conference registration.
Checklist of items
All applications should specify what follows:
- Travel (Accessibility/Visa arrangements);
- Accommodation (Hotel capacities for up to 1200)
- Local transportation
Similarly, the conference venue criteria require:
- 1 plenary room for +/- 500
- Circa 30-40 seminar rooms
- Book exhibition space
- Internet room for participants
- Lunch & snacks
- Social area
The following facilities should be provided to the organizers:
- Offices with phone, fax and email access
- Safe for additional fees, etc.
- Local mobile phones for the organizers, to be in touch on a permanent basis
- Local organizer/team/student gofers
- Possibly outsourcing catering, conference website, handling of visa related tasks to local agency
The following side events should also be considered, organization-wise:
- Local plenary speaker
- Receptions offered
- Suggestions for end-of-conference outings
- Travel agent
The application should also address the following expected costs:
- Conference website
- Printing of program
- Free venue facilities
- Free hotel rooms
- Airline ticket discounts
- Other costs to EISA
The selection process of applications
EISA’s Governing Council meets on a half-yearly basis (the next meeting is scheduled for September 18, 2013, Warsaw). The Council would like to consider detailed applications then. It is desirable that a representative of the host institution be present to explain the proposal and answer questions. Immediately thereafter the Executive Secretary or a Council member will make a site visit. The final decision will be made at the November 2013 Council meeting.
The University of Mannheim is looking for a scholar with an innovative research agenda and internationally visible publications in the field of International Organizations.
The assistant professorship (Juniorprofessur) should be committed to teaching on the B.A. and M.A./Ph.D. programs in political science. Contributions to the research activities at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the Collaborative Research Center ‘Political Economy of Reforms’ (SFB 884) are expected. The University explicitly welcomes teaching in the social science doctoral program (taught in English) of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).
Candidates are required to have successfully completed their graduate studies and received an excellent doctoral degree in the social sciences. Depending on the necessary requirements, the successful candidate will be hired on a temporary civil servant position (W1) for up to three years. Following a positive evaluation the position can be extended up to six years in total based on the legal preconditions (§ 51 Abs. 7 & 8 LHG). A tenure track option is not available.
The University of Mannheim is deeply committed to student mentoring and expects a strong presence of its faculty on campus. The successful candidate is therefore expected to move into the Mannheim metropolitan area. The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of corresponding qualifications. The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the percentage of its female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.
The application should be submitted online. The application file should consist of four PDF-files:
- a Cover Letter (single file),
- Curriculum Vitae including a list of Publications (single file),
- Certificates/Records (single file) and
- the two latest teaching evaluations (single file) as well as two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the Dean).
If the application cannot be submitted online, the above mentioned documents should be sent to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany.
All applications received before July 23, 2013 will be given full consideration.