[UK] 5 PhD Studentships in Media Studies at University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Building on our recent success in RAE 2008 (65% World Leading/Internation ally Excellent research), the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies invites applications for five fully-funded PhD research studentships. Applicants should be suitably qualified and motivated to undertake a full-time programme of research leading to a PhD. Although we welcome applications from across the field of media and cultural studies, we would be particularly interested in research projects that fall within one of the Centre`s general research themes:

  • Histories and Theories
  • Texts, Performances and Identities
  • Technologies and Spaces of Communication

Further details of staff research interests are available at The studentships will include the payment of all tuition fees and carry an annual bursary for a maximum of three years. Students will be provided with a programme of research training and excellent facilities on the University of Sunderland`s new St Peter`s Campus.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 1 September 2009.

Further details of these studentships and application forms are available from:

Diane Davis,
University of Sunderland,
Graduate Research School,
+44 (0) 191 515 2072

For informal discussion, please contact either Professor John Storey ( or Professor Shaun Moores (

[UK] PhD Studentships Critical Theory and Social Practice – University of Wolverhampton,

The University of Wolverhampton’s Centre for Art and Design Research and Experimentation (CADRE) within the School of Art and Design (SAD) is offering five full time PhD studentships. Bursaries are for three years, at £12,900 per year with full tuition fee remittance. Bursary students will be expected to be working ‘in residence’ at the University of Wolverhampton.

We are interested in PhD studentship proposals which are practice-led or history and theory-based. Potential students are encouraged to speak to the following CADRE research supervisors.

Critical Theory and Social Practice
We are interested in proposals that examine the relationship between critical theory and models of sociability, relationality and critique in modern and contemporary art.
History and Theory Prof J. Roberts

Applicants should be highly motivated with a Masters Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. You can review the information about our research groups and areas of expertise amongst our research staff prior to making your proposal.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 14 August, 2009

Interviews will be scheduled the week of 7 September 2009, for admittance 1 October 2009.

Applicants should send the following:

  • A completed University of Wolverhampton PhD research proposal form (sections A1-B1, & B4 only need be completed. Section B1 must include: research questions, historic and contemporary research context and planned methodology.)
  • An academic CV with letters of support from two academic referees
  • Documentation of any practical work in CD, DVD or 35mm slides
  • A stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of visual material.

Applications and questions should be addressed to: Emma Angus, Research and Development Support
+44 (0)1902 32 2213,, School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DT

[USA] National Humanities Center Fellowships 2010-2011

National Humanities Center Fellowships 2010-2011


Complete application instructions and forms are available from this website. Applicants must submit the Center’s application and financial forms (which may be filled in and printed from this site) supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1,000-word project proposal, a one-page tentative outline of chapters, a short bibliography, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2009.

To have application materials mailed to you, please write to:

Fellowship Program
National Humanities Center
7 Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256
Phone: (919) 549-0661

[Europe] Doctoral and Postdoc Positions in Language, Cognition, and Gender at ITN LCG Project

15 Doctoral and 3 Postdoctoral positions at 10 Universities in 7 European countries

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Language, Cognition, and Gender (ITN LCG) funded by the European Commission is filling 15 Doctoral and 3 Postdoctoral positions at 10 Universities in 7 European countries (from October 2009 on until all positions are filled). ITN LCG aims at investigating the interplay of language, cognition, and gender, for the first time from cross-language and cross-cultural perspectives.

The ITN LCG research programme is organised in four work packages (WP):

  • How does language shape the cognitive representations of gender (WP A);
  • How do features of European languages correspond with gender equality in European societies (WP B);
  • How does language contribute to social behaviour towards the sexes (WP C);
  • How can gender equality be promoted through strategies for gender-fair language use (WP D).

Young fellows’ individual projects will be integrated into one comprehensive research and training network. They will be offered an innovative training in a unique combination of scientific methods that span from neuroimaging and electrophysiology over experimental techniques of cognitive and social psychology to linguistic methods of language analysis and scientific training strategies. The network is strongly based on the exchange and transfer of
knowledge between academia and public and private organisations and will provide its fellows with network-wide training activities (4 workshops, 3 summer schools, 1 scientific symposium) and training-in- collaborations (working visits and secondments) . For detailed information (e.g. about the individual research projects) please contact the project manager Dr. Rachel Jossen(


The young fellows will enjoy full salary employment contracts with all social securities(assuranc es). PhD students will get a 3 years contract, Postdocs a 2 years contract. Moreover, different surcharges as, e.g., mobility allowance, travel allowance and career exploratory allowance will be paid. The contracts can start after October 1, 2009, at the earliest convenience of the chosen candidates, once the work permit has been obtained.

web site for additional job details
The candidates’ dossier should be send as an electronic file to the Manager of ITN LCG, Dr. Rachel Jossen, at the University of Bern ( The application dossiers will be forwarded to the partner/s in charge of the respective individual research projects. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Application Deadline: 01 October 2009

Required Education Level

The eligibility conditions for recruitment are the following: Candidates can be nationals of any country other than the country of the host university where they will carry out their project. Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host university for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment (transmobility requirement) . For PhD positions, students should have a diploma, which gives them the right to inscribe for PhD studies. They have to be in the first five years (or full-time equivalent) of their careers in research. For Postdoctoral positions, applicants have a PhD or at least 4 years of research experience. In all cases eligibility will be determined at the time of recruitment.

Further Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in Social Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology, or Neuroscience, an excellent command of English and a high motivation to learn the language studied at the employing institution. We expect a strong interest for and motivation to work on the interplay of language, cognition, and gender, the willingness to invest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and the ability to work in teams.

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[UK] PhD Studentships in Electrical Engineering at School of Engineering 2009 , Liverpool John Moores University

Applications are invited for a number of PhD studentship in the School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University. The studentships consist of a tax-free stipend (currently £ 13,290 per annum for the 2009-2010 academic year) and tuition fees.

We are seeking candidates with strong background and interest in the following areas, in which the School has well established research groups and advanced research facilities:

  • VLSI devices (Microelectronics Research Group): The research will be related to quality assessment of nanometre transistors and Flash memory cells, and the evaluation of new materials for future VLSI industry. The research work will be carried out in collaboration with world-leading microelectronic research institutes, such as IMEC. The applicants should have a background in electrical and electronic engineering or physics.
  • Power electronics (Electric Machines and Drives Research Group): The research will be in the area of voltage source inverter topologies and PWM techniques for variable-speed multiphase (more than three phases) motor drives. The applicants should have a background in electrical and electronic engineering, especially in the areas of power electronics, electric machines and variable speed drives, DSPs, and on-line control implementation.

Detailed information regarding the research groups is available at Applicants should hold (or expect to get) a good (first class or upper second class) Honours degree or Masters degree (or an overseas equivalent from a recognized University). The expected starting date for the PhD studies is 01 October 2009.

Application procedure: Please submit:

  • Full CV;
  • Completed “Postgraduate Application Form” (downloadable from; the form must include full home address and all contact details;
  • Two references (from independent and verifiable e-mail addresses, if sent by e-mail);
  • Certified translations of relevant transcripts and diplomas (for overseas applicants) or copies of transcripts and diplomas (UK/EU applicants);
  • Proof of English language knowledge (overseas applicants only; minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.00)

by e-mail to Prof. Emil Levi ( or by mail to E.Levi, School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom St, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK.

The “Postgraduate Application Form” must clearly state the nationality/residence status in the UK, as well as the area in which the applicant would like to pursue PhD research.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2009

[UK] Rhodes Scholarship 2010 for Indian Students to Oxford University

Scholarship : Rhodes Scholarship 2010 for Indian Students to Oxford University UK

A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford. Confirmation of the Scholarship at election is however, subject to the Scholar-elect’s acceptance by a college and by the concerned faculty in case of a research degree. Election to the scholarship is normally for two years but the scholarship may be held for one year only, depending upon the degree programme pursued by the scholar. The trustees impose no requirement that a scholar should study in Oxford for more than one year. A scholarship may be renewed, at the complete discretion of Trustees, for a third and final year for those who were initially admitted to Oxford to pursue a doctoral degree.

A Rhodes Scholarship covers approved university and college fees and other charges for which payment is made directly to the Scholar’s college. It also covers living expenses sufficient to enable a Scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Trust will also meet the cost of a Scholar’s air travel, economy class, to the United Kingdom and of return to India on completion of studies at Oxford.

Tenure of other awards in conjunction with a Rhodes Scholarship is not permitted without prior consultation with the Secretary to the Trust in Oxford.

The Scholarship for which application is to made in 2009 will be tenable from October 2010 .

Conditions of Eligibility

  • The Scholarships are open to citizens of India.
  • Candidates must be of such an age that they will have passed their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on the 1st October 2010.
  • Candidates must have at least a first class degree in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine from an Indian University. Candidates who are in the Final year of a degree course and have exceptionally bright academic record may also apply.
  • Candidates for medical studies should consult the Secretary, as well as the Medical School Offices at Oxford, before submitting an application. Particular difficulties may arise for those wishing to do research in clinical departments.
  • Marriage is not a bar to applying for, or holding, a Rhodes scholarship. However, married candidates should bear in mind that the scholarship stipend is sufficient only for one person, and that the Trust takes no financial responsibility for the support of a scholar’s spouse. Moreover, spouses who are not British citizens will find it very difficult to obtain permission to undertake paid work in England.
  • Subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees, the Committee of Selection for India is responsible for deciding whether candidates comply with forgoing conditions, and for making the nominations.

Application Deadline: August 1st, 2009

[Germany] Doctoral Fellowships on Topology of Technology at the Darmstadt University of Technology

The interdisciplinary post-graduate program “Topology of Technology” at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, announces 10 doctoral fellowships, starting Nov. 1, 2009, and running for 2 years (with an possible option of a third year).

The program is organized by teachers from the subjects of history, sociology, philosophy, literature and language, mechanical engineering, informatics, and civil/construction engineering. It focuses on the relationship between technology and space—at present, in history, and in a possible future. It has five thematic foci:

  • Information Technology and the Topology of the Network Society
  • Technological Spaces of the Body and the Perception of Space
  • The Circulation of Materials — Mobility — Tourism
  • Topologies of Technology and Forms of Representation
  • Fields of Power and the Role of Technology

The program is primarily financed by the German Research Council (DFG);

Monthly stipends range between 1,000 and 1,365 euros.

All applicants need to have a Master degree or the equivalent thereof. Since course work and seminars are carried out in both German and English, it is expected that applicants are willing to learn to read and understand spoken German. Fellows are expected to work together in our beautifully situated villa downtown Darmstadt and thus need to take up their residence in the city or the vicinity.

Applications are only accepted in electronic form. They should include

  • a CV,
  • copies of academic diplomas,
  • a short description (max. 5 pages) of the planned doctoral dissertation, and
  • the names and addresses of two university professors who are willing to act as reference persons.

Please send your application no later than 9 August 2009 to

Please make sure that it includes a personally formulated explanation why you are particularly interested in the topic of the program and to which thematic focus your research will, in the first instance, contribute. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the directors: Petra Gehring ( or Mikael Hård (

More information about the research and teaching program of the post-graduate college / graduate school may be found under

[UK] The University of Leeds Fully Funded PhD Research Studentships 2009

The University invites applications for five competitively awarded fully-funded research studentships, to commence 1 October 2009. Applicants must have (or be about to complete) a relevant degree (at least a 2:1 Honours or a Masters) and should submit a proposal that clearly demonstrates an aptitude for researching a specific topic covered by one of the following themes or areas:

  • Performance and Performativity in the Arts – Prof Gary Peters
  • Spirituality and Education – Prof Julian Stern
  • Participation motivation in sport and its impact on health related behaviour in children and youth – Prof Howard Hall
  • Motivational processes associated with multidimensional perfectionism in sport and exercise – Prof Howard Hall
  • Practical and Empirical Theology – Dr Andrew Village, within one of the following areas: Cathedral Studies; Attitudes and beliefs of lay Christians; Prejudice, race and religion

The studentships will include the payment of all tuition fees and carry a bursary of £13,500 per annum. Studentships will be renewed annually, subject to suitable academic progress, for a maximum of 3 years.

Students will be provided with excellent facilities in the University’s new Graduate Centre located in the historic city of York. Research degrees are awarded by the University of Leeds

For further information E-mail:
T:01904 876753 .
Closing date for applications is 7 August 2009

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