Category Archives: Scholarships & Research Grants

Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to six doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2017/18.

The three-year programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.200 Euro. It further supports its members in framing their research through advanced courses as well as individual supervision and mentoring. Half of the scholarships are reserved for young scholars from Asia.

Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to one of the four research areas of the Cluster (Governance & Administration, Public Spheres, Knowledge Systems, Historicities & Heritage). They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and provide proof of advanced language skills in English.

Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and two letters of recommendation are submitted through an Online Application System.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the application process see http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/gpts. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the University at application-gpts@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de.

Scholarship by the Asia-Europe Institute of the University of Malaya

The Asia-Europe-Institute of the University of Malaya is one of Southeast Asia’s leading institutions for social science post graduate research and teaching in regard to ASEAN-Europe relations. The institute aims to foster exchange of students and scholars with a view to developing a better understanding of the cultures, histories, politics, institutions, economics, business and legal practices of both continents.

Four one-year courses of study are offered within the International Masters Programme which are sponsored through the AEI Financial Scheme:
1) International Masters in Information Management (IMIM)
2) International Masters in Regional Integration (IMRI)
3) International Masters in Small-and-Medium Enterprises (IMSME)
4) International Masters in ASEAN Studies (IMAS)

The Asia-Europe Institute Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS), has been instituted with the aim of encouraging and supporting deserving Malaysians and non-malaysians to pursue International Masters programmes exclusively at AEI.
Application for AEI Financial Assistance must be submitted online at www.ips.um.edu.my
Potential applicants should contact AEI at asia_euro@um.edu.my for further assistance.

For detailed information on the Scheme, please visit www.aei.um.edu.my or download the AEI Programme Booklet and the AEI Financial Assistance Scheme.

The online application is open until 30 April 2015.

Österreichisches Stipendium in Yogyakarta für KünstlerInnen

Das Bundeskanzleramt hat im Banff Centre, Alberta/Kanada, einen Stipendienplatz geschaffen und vergibt diesen im Rahmen einer Ausschreibung für das Jahr 2015. Ebenso wurde eine Atelierwohnung für Künstlerinnen und Künstler im Bereich Video- und Medienkunst in Yogyakarta (Indonesien) angemietet, die im Frühjahr und Herbst 2015 für jeweils drei Monate zur Verfügung gestellt wird.

 

“Es freut uns, dass wir diese zwei Stipendienplätze für Künstlerinnen und Künstler zur Verfügung stellen können, denn gerade für Kreative sind horizonterweiternde Erfahrungen von unschätzbarem Wert”, so Bundesminister Ostermayer. “Einige Zeit in Kanada oder Indonesien zu leben und zu arbeiten wird sich bestimmt förderlich auf das kreative Schaffen auswirken.” […]

 

In Yogyakarta wird eine Atelierwohnung für Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus dem Bereich der Video- und Medienkunst in zwei Tranchen zu je drei Monaten im Frühling und Herbst 2015 vergeben. Damit verbunden sind ein Stipendium von monatlich 1.500 Euro und eine Reisekostenpauschale von 1.200 Euro. Vergeben wird das Atelier auf Vorschlag einer unabhängigen Jury.

 

Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle österreichischen oder in Österreich lebenden Video- und MedienkünstlerInnen bzw. solche KünstlerInnen, die mit der aktuellen künstlerischen Entwicklung in Österreich seit Jahren in engem Zusammenhang stehen. Von der Bewerbung ausgeschlossen sind Studentinnen und Studenten und Personen, die für 2015 ein Atelier des Bundes oder ein Staats- bzw. Startstipendium zugesprochen bekommen haben.

 

Die schriftlichen Bewerbungen sind ab sofort bis spätestens 31. Mai 2014 (es gilt das Datum des Poststempels) an das Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Abteilung II/1, Concordiaplatz 2, 1010 Wien zu senden.

 

Weitere Informationen und Details zu den Einreichmodalitäten auf www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at.

 

Originaltext der Pressemeldung: https://tinyurl.com/StipendiumYogyakarta

ENITS 2014 scholarships now available

The project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies (ENITS), Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University,is offering the ENITS SCHOLARSHIPS 2014 for graduate students and young scholars working on Thai studies or related disciplines.

 

For more detailed information please see:

http://www.thaistudies.chula.ac.th/images/stories/ENITSscholarship/2014/2014_poster.jpg

 

Universiti Brunei Darussalam: PhD Applications in Critical Asian Studies

UBD is accepting applications from students from around the world for admission to its PhD programme in Asian Studies to commence in 2014. Suitable applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in Critical Asian Studies under the Graduate Research Scholarship (GRS) Programme.
Prospective applicants from the under-researched and under-represented mainland Southeast Asian countries including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants are invited to contact the Graduate Studies and Research Office in the following email: office.gsr@ubd.edu.bn. 
Applications for positions in the Institute of Asian Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Social Science are accepted (after 4th June) until positions are filled.

8 PhD Scholarships at the University of Heidelberg

Das Graduiertenprogramm für Transkulturelle Studien des Exzellenzclusters “Asien und Europa im globalen Kontext” der Universität Heidelberg vergibt acht Promotionsstipendien beginnend im Wintersemester 2013/14.

Die Stipendien haben eine Höhe von 1.200 Euro pro Monat. Zusätzlich nehmen die Stipendiaten an weiterführenden Kursen teil und erhalten eine individuelle Betreuung und Beratung. Die Hälfte der Plätze ist für junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Asien vorgesehen.

Von den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern wird erwartet, dass sie ein Promotionsprojekt einreichen, das in engem Zusammenhang zu den Forschungsschwerpunkten des Cluster steht. Sie müssen einen Magister-Abschluss oder einen anderen gleichwertigen Abschluss in einem Fach der Geistes-, Sozial- oder Kulturwissenschaften besitzen. Bewerbungen, die einen Lebenslauf, ein Motivationsschreiben, einen Projektvorschlag, einen Zeitplan für die Dissertation und ein Empfehlungsschreiben enthalten, werden über eine Online-Plattform eingereicht.

Nach einer ersten Vorauswahl werden die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber Kontakt zu möglichen Betreuerinnen und Betreuern am Cluster aufnehmen, um ihr Projekt zu diskutieren. Die aussichtsreichsten Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden etwa Mitte Mai nach Heidelberg eingeladen, um ihre Projekte dem Auswahlkomitee zu präsentieren. Die Auswahl der Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten erfolgt zeitnah dazu.

Der Bewerbungsschluss ist der 15. März 2013.

Für weitere Informationen über das Graduiertenprogramm für Transkulturelle Studien und die Stipendien besuchen Sie: http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/gpts oder senden Sie eine Email an: application-gpts@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de.

PhD Scholarship – Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism: Pentecostal Christianity between Globalisation and State Control in Singapore

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University is offering 1 PhD Scholarship (3 years) within the Junior Research Group “Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism: Pentecostal Christianity between Globalisation and State Control in Singapore.”

 

The Research Group focuses on the transformation of late-modern Pentecostal moral codes and modes of subjectivation, questions of identity, and the negotiation of boundaries (e.g. global/local, national/transnational, public/private, secular/religious) in the nexus of globalising processes and localised public spheres in contemporary Singapore. Local processes of negotiation, adaptation, and transformations of religious discourses and practices in a global context are at the centre of the analysis. Here, the focus lies on the production of new forms of localisation of Pentecostal Christianity, which at the same time produce new forms of global identification with Pentecostal Christianity in contemporary Singapore.

 

The PhD student is encouraged and expected to pursue independent research and participate in the meetings of our research group within which we are going to develop a comparative theoretical and conceptual base for the project.

 

Applicants are required to hold an M.A. degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences such as Sociology, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, South or East Asian Studies, with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or equivalent). Proficiency in English is essential and in one Asian language desirable.

 

The successful applicant’s primary task will be to complete a PhD degree, but active participation in relevant graduate courses offered at the Cluster of Excellence or other institutes at Heidelberg University is recommended. Some light administrative duties may occur. The stipends are rated at EUR 1200/month (except for a small enrolment fee, no tuition fees apply) and limited to a duration of three years. Some travel and publication funds are available.

 

Applications for further subsidies will be encouraged. Applicants are asked to submit a PDF file including the following items:

 

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. letter of intent
  3. copies of university degrees
  4. short dissertation project outline related to the research group of no more than 1,000 words in English.

 

In addition, two letters of reference (one of them from the Masters supervisor) should be sent directly by the recommenders. Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to Dr. Katja Rakow (katja.rakow@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de) by 15th March 2013. Interviews will begin soon afterwards and continue until the position is filled.

 

The job announcement is available online here.

CfA: Postdoc – Language, Politics, and Human Expression in South Asia and the Balkans (Ohio)

CfA: Postdoc – Language, Politics, and Human Expression in South Asia and the Balkans: Comparative Perspectives, The Ohio State University

 

Post Doctoral Fellow
College of Arts and Sciences
The Ohio State University

 

The Ohio State University Sawyer Seminar, “Language, Politics, and Human Expression in South Asia and the Balkans: Comparative Perspectives,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship for academic year 2013-2014. Focus of research is open within South Asian or Balkan Studies, with a preference for candidates whose work is comparative and interdisciplinary. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to actively participate in Seminar meetings and to teach one course associated with the Seminar theme.

 

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to advance his or her own research project and present it at a public meeting of the Seminar. A Ph.D. in a Humanities and/or Social Sciences field in hand by August 1, 2013 is required. Salary and benefits are competitive.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, a complete CV, two letters of reference, and a research statement of no more than 2,000 words by February 15, 2013 electronically (Word or PDF files preferred) to: sawyerseminar@osu.edu<mailto:sawyerseminar@osu.edu>.

 

For more information, please contact http://go.osu.edu/sawyerseminar

 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In order to build a more diverse workforce, qualified women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

PhD Scholarship: Pentecostal Christianity between Globalisation and State Control in Singapore

1 PhD Scholarship (3 years) within the Junior Research Group “Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism: Pentecostal Christianity between Globalisation and State Control in Singapore” available. The Research Group is part of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/) at Heidelberg University.

For more information please visit: http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/about-us/jobs/detail/m/1-phd-scholarship-3-years.html

2 PhD Stipendien: “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (Univ. Heidelberg)

Institution: University of Heidelberg, Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg

Date: 01.01.2013-31.12.2015

Application Deadline: 30.11.2012

2 PhD Scholarships in Modern History, Global History, History of Medicine, Chinese, Japanese or Russian Studies (University of Heidelberg)

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg is offering

 

2 PhD Scholarships (3 years)

 

within the Research Project “Gloom Goes Global: Epistemologies and Ontologies of Melancholy between Europe and Asia”.

The PhD students will be expected to develop his/her own subproject within the Group’s research profile. The Research Group focuses on the study of melancholy as a historical-anthropological phenomenon and scientific medical concept from a transcultural perspective. It will explore influential narratives and perceptions of gloom as articulated in various national and cultural contexts – in (Western) Europe, Russia and East Asia (China and Japan) – since the middle of the 19th century, and will examine their mutual penetration and transformation.

Candidates must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences such as History, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Chinese, Japanese or Russian Studies. Proficiency in English and at least one project-relevant language (Russian, Chinese or Japanese) is required. A strong interest in transdisciplinary research is essential. Knowledge of methods and theories in Transcultural Studies and Cultural history is highly desired.

The scholarships will start on 1 January 2013. They are awarded for the duration of three years. The scholarship includes a stipend of EUR 1.200 per month and access to travel funds.

Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer. In case of equality of qualification and suitability of applicants, the applications made by female researchers will be given preferential consideration. We also encourage explicitly applications from disabled persons.

Applications must include a CV, academic transcripts, a proposal of the planned PhD project (not more than three pages), and two letters of recommendation. Complete applications are to be submitted electronically by 30 November 2012, to the following address: gruener@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

For further information please contact:
Dr. Frank Grüner
University of Heidelberg
Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2
D-69115 Heidelberg
Germany
email: gruener@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

or:
Dr. med Maike Rotzoll
Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin
Im Neuenheimer Feld 327
D-69120 Heidelberg
Germany
email: maike.rotzoll@histmed.uni-heidelberg.de