Monday, February 22, 2010

Netherlands fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

NIAS Fellows are selected from prominent researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have already made a contribution to scholarship and who are able to continue their research and to advance knowledge in their particular fields during their stay.

Application Deadline: Monday 1st March 2010

Regular NIAS Fellowships are awarded for a full research year, from 1 September – 30 June, although a five-month period is also possible. Other fellowships that are awarded on the basis of submitted applications are the Golestan Fellowship, the Lorentz Fellowships, the Mellon Fellowship, the Visiting Grants, the Henry G. Schermers Fellowship, the Writer-in-Residence, the Translator-in-Residence, and the Journalist-in-Residence.

Duo Fellowships. Scholarly research may benefit substantially from a close co-operation of two scholars working on a joint project. Joint applications for regular NIAS Fellowships by a Dutch scholar and a non-Dutch scholars are most welcome.
They consist of two individual applications, one by a Dutch scholar and one by a non-Dutch scholar, and a joined research project as requested under item 15 in the application form.
The deadline for Duo Fellowships is the same as the one for regular NIAS Fellowships for non-Dutch scholars.

Theme Groups are part of NIAS’s policy to emphasise the symbiosis among various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, and among diverse scientific methods. To improve and stimulate the quality of scholarship in these areas an exchange of knowledge and insights in an international context is considered vitally important. To this end, work at NIAS is in part organised in multidisciplinary research theme groups, that have a distinctly international character.

There are also several invitational fellowships: Willem F. Duisenberg Fellowship, Spinoza Fellowship, Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship, the KB Fellowship as well as Guest of the Rector.

All fellowships are residential and are awarded on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee, whose membership is determined by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The minimum requirement to be eligible for a NIAS Fellowship is a Ph.D. degree.

Fellowships are awarded for a full research year from 1 September – 30 June or for one semester, i.e. from 1 September – 31 January and from 1 February – 30 June.

Please note, that NIAS does not provide fellowships for training programmes or educational purposes. Nor does it offer courses or financial support to conduct research elsewhere.

Application Procedures
For application procedure see the information on the relevant webpages.

Scholars who wish to apply for one of the fellowships at NIAS should go to the Fellowship’s page and follow the instructions.

Applicants are asked to apply by e-mail Application-at-NIAS.KNAW.NL and attach the following:

the completed application form
their curriculum vitae (3 pages)
a list of (major) publications (3 pages)
the research proposal describing the work that they propose to carry out at NIAS (3 pages).
All attachments should be one and a half spacing and not exceed the maximum limit of three pages.

Monographs sent in to support of an application will be returned after completion of the selection procedure in case the application is unsuccessful. Publications by successful applicants will be placed in the NIAS library.

All information supplied will be treated with utmost confidentiality and used only by the Scholarship Committee and the Directorate.

Please note, that the number of scholars expressing interest always exceeds the places available.

Monographs to support an application should be sent by regular mail to:

Research Planning
Meijboomlaan 1
2242 PR Wassenaar
The Netherlands

You will be notified by e-mail if your application fulfils initial requirements and has been passed on for the reviewing proces. An indication when information about the outcome of the selection procedure will be given.

For further information: Jos J.M. Hooghuis, Head of Research Planning & Communication.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Taiwan Scholarship Program

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established jointly by three government agencies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) — the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan (NSC) — to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. While providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines, at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to:

1. Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world.
2. Provide opportunities to increase academic and educational links with international institutions of higher learning.
3. Develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of the global society.

All applicants for the scholarships have to submit their application forms to this office ?Delegation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei?during the period from February 11 to March 31, 2010.

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Asian Islam Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Asian Studies Program of Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year teaching post-doctoral fellowship for a scholar of Islam in South, Southeast, or East Asia to begin July 1, 2010. The applicant’s facility with Asian languages is assumed. Completion of dissertation by the time of appointment is expected, but ABDs nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will teach three courses during the academic year and be housed in the department of his or her discipline. The annual stipend is $50,000 for the candidate with degree in hand and a $5,000 fund to support scholarship. Send a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation, and course syllabi or proposals to Professor Lisa Trivedi, Asian Islam Search Committee Chair, Asian Studies Program, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY, 13323 (asianpd1-at-hamilton-dot-edu).

The deadline for applications is March 12, 2010.

Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at Hamilton College provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Professor Lisa Trivedi
Asian Islam Search Committee Chair
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

Hamilton College (

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Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships scheme is managed by the British Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. The programme offers up to 200 awards each worth £2000 towards the tuition fees of a one year Masters course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.

Gain an internationally recognised qualification and take your career to new heights.

Under this exciting scholarship opportunity, you can achieve a Masters degree from one of the UK’s top-ranked research universities. We are now looking for bright, talented and hard working individuals to live, work and study in Scotland in 2010.

We are offering up to 200 Canadian, Chinese, Indian and US citizens the opportunity of a scholarship to study at one of our world renowned universities for their postgraduate Masters degree.

We are offering £2000 as a one off award towards the cost of tuition fees for a full time Masters level course (excluding PhD studies) in a wide range of subject areas. You can choose to study at any of Scotland’s 17 universities and Higher Education Institutions.

Our Masters degree can help you gain a professional edge to your career. Employment rates from Scottish universities are high, with up to 97% of graduates finding relevant employment, research posts or further study within six months.


You can apply online here through our NEW application process. So don’t miss this opportunity for a bright new future and improved career prospects Come and join us in Scotland next year!

Deadline for applications is Friday 11 June 2010.

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