Danish; English & Sociolinguistics: PhD Student, Roskilde University

Institution/ Organization: Roskilde University
Department: CALPIU Research Centre
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Interactive Sociolinguistics, Ethnomethodology
Required Language(s): Danish (dan)
English (eng)


The Department of Culture and Identity at Roskilde University, Denmark, is offering a Ph.D. scholarship granted under the auspices of the Centre for Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University (CALPIU) by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication.

The centre invites applicants to propose projects dealing with student-student or student-administrat ion (e.g. supervision) communicative interaction within international study programmes.

The successful applicant should have a background in Ethnomethodology/ Conversation Analysis, Interactive Sociolinguistics or Discourse Analysis, preferably in combination with studies in Anthropology, Linguistics, Sociology or similar fields. The successful applicant should be proficient in both Danish and English. It would be an advantage, but not a requirement, to have some competence in one other language of relevance to CALPIU, such as Polish or Mandarin.

The Ph.D. scholarship will be available from the 1st of August, 2009.

The scholarship will last for a period of three years. The successful applicant will be asked to contribute 840 hours of work to the Department (teaching on one of the Department's Master's programmes and disseminating research to a broad audience etc.). Danish candidates should also expect, preferably, to carry out research abroad for at least six months. The Department's research programme cooperates with GradEast ("Forskerskole Øst"), and the Ph.D. candidate will be expected to enrol in GradEast.

The salary and other terms of employment are based on the general agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). All qualified candidates are urged to apply regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background.

The application must be in Danish or English and include a CV, documentation (copies) of examinations passed, and a project description of a maximum of 5 pages. The description should include an outline of the problem area to be studied, the research questions raised, the theoretical approach taken as well as methodological considerations and a work and time plan. The project description and other material should be forwarded in three copies.

For further information about the application, the Ph.D. programme and the research activities, please contact: Prof Bent Preisler (see contact information below), or Ph.D. secretary Marianne Sloth Hansen (; telephone +45 4674-2518).

More information concerning CALPIU can be found at

Please send the application, the project description and other material - in three hard copies, and contained in an envelope marked "CALPIU PhD Scholarship" - to the address provided below.

Deadline for applications is the 2nd of June, 2009, at 12.00 noon. Material received after this time will not be taken into account.

Application Deadline: 02-Jun-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Ms Marianne Sloth Hansen
Roskilde University, Dept of Culture and Identity
Building 3.2.4, Universitetsvej 1, P.O. Box 260
Roskilde DK4000

Contact Information:
Prof. Bent Preisler
preisler@ruc. dk
Phone:+45 4674 2374

Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, Guildford University

nstitution/ Organization: University of Surrey
Department: Surrey Morphology Group, English Department
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Typology
Morphological Complexity


Ph.D. Research Studentship in the Surrey Morphology (for three years, subject to
satisfactory progress)

£13,290 maintenance grant per annum (funded by the European Research Council)

Applications are invited for a Research Studentship leading to a Ph.D. in the Surrey Morphology Group, for three years, starting either July 1 2009 or October 1 2009. This post is part of a larger European Research Council-funded project on morphological complexity (the MORPHOLOGY project) awarded to Professor Greville Corbett, Dr Matthew Baerman and Dr Dunstan Brown.

The MORPHOLOGY project investigates the contribution of inflectional morphology to linguistic complexity, and in particular the role of autonomous morphological systems, such as inflection classes and many-to-one correspondences, which constitute a level of structure distinct from the functional categories they express. The current position is the first of two Ph.D. studentships on the project and it is dedicated to the study of inflectional classes.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of £13,290 per annum. Applicants are expected to have a good first degree and a grounding in linguistics. The post will be particularly appealing to applicants interested any of the following areas: morphology; syntax; typology; computational linguistics. The successful applicant will pursue a specific agreed topic related to inflectional classes within the overall project, and will benefit from being part of a larger team, within a research group. The ability to work collaboratively and to meet deadlines is essential.

Details of the Surrey Morphology Group can be found at the website provided above.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Baerman (see contact information below).

To apply, please send: a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria specified on the 'further intormation sheet'; one page outlining why you are interested in morphological complexity; and a CV including the names of two referees. These should be sent to Melanie Mullally (address provided below) or emailed to l.mack@surrey. Please include the reference MORPHOLOGY/PhD in your application and supply your postal address. The closing date for applications is May 13 2009. Interviews are expected to be held on June 4 2009.

The University is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy.

Application Deadline: 13-May-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Melanie Mullally
Surrey Morphology Group
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Contact Information:
Dr Matthew Baerman

MA & MSc in Islamic Finance Programmes by Durham Islamic Finance

Dear All,

I am happy to inform you that our new postgraduate degrees in Islamic finance, MA in Islamic Finance and MSc in Islamic Finance have now been launched; and applications are invited for 2009-2010 academic year commencing from October 2009.

Please note that MSc in Islamic Finance, as can be seen on the detailed structure of the programmes on our website, requires more quantitative elements such as econometrics as compared to MA in Islamic Finance.

Please follow the link for further information on MA/MSc in Islamic Finance and online application. Please note that application is only through online system.

You will be able to see the link for online application at the top of this information page on the website.

Please also note that Durham Islamic Finance Programme offers, Ph.D. and MA by Research programmes in Islamic finance; and also Durham Islamic Finance Summer School is another of our very successful programme.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.


PS Information sheet is also attached as a pdf format.
Dr Mehmet Asutay
Lecturer in Political Economy
School of Government and International Affairs
Durham University
Elvet Hill Road
Durham DH1 3TU

Managing Editor
Review of Islamic Economics

E-mail: mehmet.asutay@ uk
Tel: + (0) 191 3345672
Fax: +(0) 191 334 5661

PhD Position Tilburg University

Tilburg University
Project 1: Comparative and longitudinal analyses of work ethic in European societies This project focuses on work ethic (regarding work as a moral duty). It studies differentials in work ethic among societies, age groups, and time periods. Underlying questions are whether work ethic is declining over time and whether differences in work ethic contribute to the low labor force participation of older persons and of women in some societies. This project uses unique data from the European Values Study, which is a survey project conducted in all 45 European countries in 2008. Similar data collections were done in three earlier years (1981, 1990, 1999), making it possible to study differences among societies and changes over time simultaneously. For more information about the European values Study surveys, see Project 2: Intergenerational relations and the later life course in Europe This project focuses on the comparative analysis of intergenerational solidarity. More specifically, this project studies support exchanges between generations within families. Support from adult children to elderly parents will be studied, but also support that elderly parents give to children. Support exchange will be studied in the context of the broader life course, meaning that the project considers the link between intergenerational relations and the employment career (e.g., retirement, women’s labor force participation) as well as the link between intergenerational relations and well-being and health trajectories. This project mostly uses data from the Survey of Health and Retirement (SHARE), which is a unique panel survey among 55+ persons in fifteen European countries. For more information about the data, see

UK: PhD in Management in Virtual Environments

Company Overview:
SAP is the world’s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world’s third-largest independent software provider overall. SAP Research studies emerging IT trends and deploys new technologies in real-life environments to determine their potential business value for
SAP. Research Centres are situated in several locations worldwide. The SAP Research Centre in Belfast has a PhD position available in the area of the establishment and management of Virtual Environments. This research area is of very high industrial importance for SAP and will strengthen the leadership of SAP within the inter-enterprise market. As a result, the candidate will have excellent job opportunities.

PhD Program:
The PhD program at SAP Research offers you a great chance to get industry experience in a real-life project, to work with top researchers from all over the world, and to have the opportunity to develop your own research network. As SAP Research is a consortium member in various partly government funded projects, it forms an ideal platform for working on a doctoral thesis in conjunction with university partners. After finishing your PhD, you will normally
encounter very attractive job opportunities within SAP.

As a PhD candidate you will be employed by SAP on a 3 year contract during which time it is expected that you complete the submission of your PhD thesis. The salary will be similar to university-based PhD studentships and tuition fees will be paid by SAP. You will be based
primarily at the SAP Research Centre in Belfast, participating in a SAP research project that is closely aligned to your PhD topic. You will also participate in the standard activities of full-time PhD students at Queen’s University Belfast including attending supervisor meetings, seminars and other training workshops.

Research Topic:
Businesses in future service-oriented economies need to act in a more agile fashion than ever before. Therefore, business to business interaction must become as dynamic as possible in order to deliver the requested services. This directly leads to the concept of Virtual Management in which it should be possible to dynamically and frequently assign resources (physical or virtual) to services within short periods of time. The life time of such dynamic environments can be in the range of minutes. Consequently, new mechanisms to establish and control such dynamic environments are needed. In particular, the following topics must be addressed:

  • Systematic analysis of state-of-the-art dynamic business
    situations in real production environments,
  • A detailed analysis of the construction of dynamic environments
    in various layers,
  • The study of different possibilities and corresponding
    constraints to form and destroy dynamic execution environments,
  • Investigation of the dependencies between general management of
    dynamic compute environments and data management.

Student Pre-requisites
Potential PhD students will be expected to have a First Class honours degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science or a closely related discipline with a broad appreciation of the research topics described above. Candidates will also be expected to have very strong capabilities in self-organisation and the ability to work in an international team of researchers.

How to apply:
Please apply by sending your CV and transcripts (official examinations results) to:, refer to: job post PhD Virtual Environments. Please also indicate that you saw the job posting on this website. Further information: and

Italy: Undergraduate Scholarships in Computer and Mechatronics Engineering, Verres Campus, Politecnico di Torino

BSc Scholarships in Computer and Mechatronics Engineering, Verres Campus, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

The project offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits to graduate from the Politecnico di Torino attending a Bachelor of Science program in Engineering at the Verrès campus.

The initiative, promoted by the Politecnico di Torino and supported by Regione Valle d’Aosta, will offer scholarships on the following Bachelor of Science programs:

  • Computer engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering

General information on the Bachelor of Science programs

Location: Verrès

Language in which the courses are held: Italian

Length: 3 years

The activities will begin in September 2009.

For more information on the university campus, please visit the Verrès campus website.


  • Being not an Italian citizen
  • Being at least 18 years old (by 15/09/2009)
  • Meeting the minimum requirements for the admission to Italian university. For further information, please visit the Entry requirements page.
  • In the countries where it is required, having successfully passed the state-level university admission exam (e.g. Gao Kao in China)
  • Knowledge of the English language, preferably demonstrated by an international certification
  • Not having enrolled at the Politecnico di Torino before the 2009/2010 academic year
  • Not being the recipient of other scholarships, Italian or foreign.

Obtaining a degree at the Politecnico di Torino
To graduate at the Politecnico di Torino, students must attain a total of 180 credits, including exams and the final dissertation. The time required to graduate is approximately 6 semesters. However, the effective duration is also dependent upon each student’s capacity.

Please note that scholarship recipients must attend their program for its entire length (3 years – 180 credits). Students who have already attended other university courses can ask for a credit transfer up to a maximum of 10 credits per year (30 credits in total). Please note that credits achieved in preparatory courses or in the first year/second year in systems where preuniversity education lasts 10/11 years can not be taken into account.

Selection criteria
Applicants will be selected based on their previous academic career and on their Curriculum Vitae.

Amount of the scholarship
The gross amount of the Verrès Campus scholarship is 10.000 Euro per year (30.000 Euro for the complete period). The exact net sum is dependent upon the individual tax conditions of each student, which can be verified only upon the arrival of the student.

The amount of the scholarship will not be increased in case the student will need more time to graduate than indicated.

For more information, please refer to Bachelor of Science Call for Applications for the 2009/2010 Academic Year

[Austria] MSc Scholarships at Technische Universität Wien

MSc Scholarships- Renewable Energy in Central and Eastern Europe OMV, Central Europe's leading oil and gas company, deals in context of research projects with improvements in energy efficiency, greenhouse gas minimisation as well as economical use of biogenous fuels.

Furthermore OMV awards two scholarships to the outstanding MSc Program 'Renewable Energy in Central and Eastern Europe' to participants from Hungary and Slovakia. These two grants to participants from Hungary and Slovakia in the amount of EUR 13,000 each will be awarded by a jury. The participation of the scholarship holder is EUR 4,500. Any recourse of law is excluded. The winner will be informed.

Please send your complete Grant Application consisting of application form, CV and motivation letter to by June 26, 2009 the latest.

Technische Universität Wien Continuing Education Center DI Andrea Würz Tel: +43 / (0)1 / 58801-41721

Click here for more information.

[Australia] Hedley Bull Scholarship 2009 for Master in International Studies at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

The Graduate Studies in International Affairs program offers up to four Hedley Bull Scholarships each year for full-time study in the Master of Arts (International Relations) commencing in semester one. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Master of Arts (International Relations).

When applying for the MA (International Relations), eligible applicants for the Hedley Bull Scholarship should include a covering letter indicating their interest in being considered for the scholarship and making the case for being granted one. The covering letter together with the application for the MA (International Relations) (including transcripts and three academic references) will be considered as the full application for the scholarship. There is no need to provide a separate application. The scholarship provides a full-fee waiver for three full-time sessions (semesters). This amounts to 48 units of graduate coursework and a 24-unit thesis session.

Closing date for receipt of complete application for scholarship: 30 October 2009

Admission Requirements

MA (International Relations) (MAIR)
Master of International Affairs (MIA)
Applicants for the MAIR and MIA should normally have obtained at least second class honours, division A, in their Australian bachelor degree, or the equivalent in a degree from other countries. The degree should normally be in any discipline of the social sciences or the humanities. 'Equivalence' may be met by a very good four-year bachelor degree, a very good graduate diploma, or a very good three-year bachelor degree and substantial relevant work experience demonstrating a capacity for analysis and research. As a guide, 'very good' normally refers to an A/B+ average and above, or distinction average and above.

Graduate Diploma in International Affairs (GDIA)

Applicants for the GDIA require a 'very good' bachelor degree. Although a degree in the social sciences would be an advantage, degrees in other areas will be considered.

English Language Requirements

International applicants should note that the University requires evidence of an adequate standard of English. Unless undergraduate studies were undertaken in Australia, Canada (if English was the language of instruction), New Zealand, the UK or the USA, international students will normally be required to produce evidence of one of the following:

  • a verification of a tertiary degree of at least two years conducted entirely in English.
  • an IELTS overall band score of 6.5 together with a score of at least 6.0 in all components
  • a minimum TOEFL score of: 570 (old system); 230 (new system) and a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5; or 90 (internet-based), with a minimum of 20 in all four sections. (You should check with the Australian Diplomatic Mission in your country whether TOEFL is accepted for student visa purposes.)

For the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), contact any IDP Education Australia office or your nearest British Council office; for The American Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), contact: CN6151, Princeton NJ 08541-6151 USA [The ANU institution code is #0506.]

Click here for application procedure

[Nigeria] M.Sc. Scholarships at University of Ibadan

Scholarships to Pursue M.Sc. Programmes The University of Ibadan, with funds provided by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is pleased to announce a limited number of full scholarships for the 2009/2010 academic session beginning in September 2009 to pursue Master's programmes in the following fields:

(i) Plant Breeding and (ii) Seed Production, both in the Department of Agronomy and (iii) Plant Pathology in the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology


The scholarships are open to candidates from Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana, although a higher proportion of scholarships will be awarded to Nigerians. Applicants must possess a good first degree of an institution recognized by the University of Ibadan senate and fulfil the university's admission requirements for postgraduate studies. Priority will be given to candidates who are already working in the agricultural sector where they will return and put to use the knowledge acquired. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants from Francophone countries must show evidence that they are able to undertake a programme of instruction delivered in English. However, arrangements are in place for successful French-speaking candidates who require improvement in their English to attend a language course for two months before resumption.

Scholarship Application Procedure

Application for a scholarship is independent of the application for admission to postgraduate studies. Only applicants who have completed the scholarship application procedure, in addition to having applied for admission to the respective programmes (visit, will be considered. Applicants should send (i) a typed application (double-spaced) indicating the programme for which they would like to be considered for scholarship, (ii) a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and (iii) a one-page statement of their career goals to Dr. Victor O. Adetimirin, Project Manager, AGRA-UI Scholarships, Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Electronic copies of application documents are preferred and these should be sent to and copied to, and All applications will be acknowledged.

The selection committee for each of the postgraduate programmes will avail itself of the academic transcripts of candidates sent to the Postgraduate School as part of the regular admission process. Applicants are advised to follow up their applications with their institutions to ensure the timely forwarding of their official transcripts to the Postgraduate School.

Deadline for the Submission of Application

To be eligible for consideration, all applications for scholarship must be received on or before June 15, 2009. Successful applicants will be notified well before resumption.

Further Scholarship Information and Application (DOC)

CHINA; Shanghai Government Scholarship

According to the Interim Regulations of Shanghai Government Scholarship
for International Students (hereafter referred to as the Scholarship),
this detailed implementation for international students in ECUST has
hereby been set forth.
The scholarship is divided into Type A and B

Type A, as a full scholarship, covers tuition, basic learning material,
accommodation; it provides insurance for major diseases and accidents;
living allowance is offered monthly: 1700 RMB for master student and
2000 RMB for PHD student. It is awarded to applicants for masters and
above. The numbers to be awarded is 10 each year.

Type B is semi-scholarship, including tuition, basic learning material
and accommodation.

It will be awarded to applicants for masters and above. The numbers to
be awarded is 6 each year.
* Citizens with foreign nationalities and in good health;

* Abide by the Chinese government’s laws, rules and regulations
and school regulatory framework;

* Study earnestly with good results;

* Applicants for the Doctorate program must already have a
Master’s degree and be less than 40 years old;

Applicants for a Masters Degree must already have a Bachelors degree
and be less than 35 years old;

Students shall not receive other scholarships offered by Chinese
government during the same period.
Applicants shall apply the scholarship before May 15th every year.

White Rose Studentships 2009-10

Becoming a scientist: developing a disciplinary identity (or how do
scientists get made?)

Principal Supervisor: Dr Susie Molyneux-Hodgson, Sociological Studies,
University of Sheffield
Co-Supervisor: Professor John Leach, School of Education, University
of Leeds

Project Abstract

Currently there is little cross over between research within the
tradition of science studies and work within the realm of science
education. While the latter is concerned with key matters of
individual learning, the social conditions that facilitate this, and
an emphasis on compulsory schooling, the former´s concern is largely
with the practices and cultures of existing science communities. This
disconnect leaves a large gap in understanding and one which in the
21st century is imperative to address.


As Traweek noted in relation to physicists:

Novices must learn what sorts of things they need to know to be taken
seriously; they must become unselfconscious practitioners of the
culture, thinking about the world in a characteristic way. (1988, p.x-

What transitions - in worldview, in identity etc – come to be
necessary as a person moves from the periphery of a broad area,
towards expertise in a narrower discipline? Alongside, is the
longstanding tension between evermore scientific specialisation at
frontiers of disciplines, and an education system largely designed to
meet comprehensive aims. Many areas of science are perceived to be
developing at increasingly rapid rates – biotechnology being one such
area. How can education in formal settings ever be a preparation for
handling the changing nature of scientific knowledge production;
especially given the uncertainty of what science will be like in the

In this project, the student will study a science currently emerging
at the nexus of existing disciplines and will develop understandings
of identification processes.

• In what ways can disciplinary identities be characterised?
• How do identities transform as existing disciplines come together to
develop novel fields of research?
• What practices must be learnt anew by actors within emergent
disciplines, and how do prior experiences support, or raise problems,
for the pursuit of cutting edge science?

The project will utilise well established techniques of collecting
observational and interview data. Together documentary analysis, a
comprehensive picture of disciplinary identity and processes of change
will emerge. The work will draw on ideas of epistemic communities and
legitimate participation in order to develop an analytical framework.
The research will generate recommendations for future policy and
practice in science and science education.

Further Information:
Dr Susie Molyneux-Hodgson

Professor John Leach

DEADLINE: 30 April 2009

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