Postdoctoral Position in Immunology/Infectious Diseases – TLR

Postdoctoral Position in Immunology/Infectious Diseases – TLR
A postdoctoral position is available to study signal transduction of Toll-like receptors (TLR). Affinity purification and quantitative mass spectrometry analysis is used to identify new components of different TLR-mediated signaling complexes (see Nature 439(7073):204-207, 2006). Proteins will be characterized in respect to their role in signal transduction and TLR-dependent regulation of immune cell functions. The long term goal of this project is to identify new molecules and signaling pathways which are relevant for physiological immune cell regulation and which are possibly also involved in immuno-pathologies such as sepsis and auto-inflammatory diseases.
The project provides an ideal opportunity for fellows who are interested, 1., in signal transduction and cutting edge protein identification/ interaction analysis, such as quantitative MS-based proteomics and 2., in Immunology and the functional investigation of identified new proteins during TLR-mediated immune responses.
* PhD and/or MD degree in Biochemistry, Biology or Immunology.
* Experience in protein purification, cell culture and molecular biology is desirable.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.
Please send curriculum vitae including a list of three references to:
Hans Haecker, MD, PhD
Assistant Member
Department of Infectious Diseases, Rm. E8062
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Phone: 001-901-595-4688
Fax: 001-901-595-3099
Email: Hans.Haecker@STJUDE.ORG
St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

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Japan-IMF Scholarship Program

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program
Description : Applications are now being accepted for the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies in Economics.
This scholarship is awarded by the International Monetary Fund to Japanese nationals currently pursuing or intending to pursue a PhD in Macroeconomics or a related subject at a leading university outside of Japan.
The scholarship covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study in macroeconomics or a related subject, including one round trip airfare, full university tuition and fees, medical insurance, books and living expenses. The scholarship has an internship component at the IMF during the summer after the third year of studies.
Apply Now!
Go to for more information and to apply online.
Homepage :
Category : Japan
Contact address : Institute of International Education
1400 K St., NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005

Africa ERSA Scholarship Programme 2010

ERSA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (2010)- Economic Research Southern Africa
ERSA is funding post-graduate scholarships for masters or doctoral study in economics in 2009.
Each scholarship will be worth R80 000 per annum, with funding awarded to full time students for:
• 1 year of a one-year coursework masters program (with a mini-dissertation); or
• 2 years for masters by thesis or masters programmes that have two years of coursework and dissertation; or
• up to 3 years for PhD programmes.
In the case of multiple years of funding, funding will be conditional on reports of adequate academic progress being achieved, verified by the host university.
Eligibility for scholarships will be determined as follows:
• ERSA seeks to build long-term excellence in research and policy analysis in the field of economics. Academic excellence in economics is therefore a necessary criterion for eligibility. Applicants must provide a convincing demonstration of the ability to succeed in a credible postgraduate programme in economics.
• A minimum requirement is a pass at 70% in the degree preceding that for which the scholarship application is being submitted.
• Students from designated groups will receive prioritisation.
• Only South African citizens are eligible to apply.
• ERSA will prioritise facilitating the completion of PhD programmes in economics.
Key procedural considerations are as follows:
• Applicants will be subject to a short-listing process. Finalists for the scholarships may be invited for an interview for final selection.
• Scholarships can be utilised at the institution of choice of the scholarship winner. They will not be bound to the institution of origin of the student.
• Funding will only commence with written proof of acceptance to the relevant programme at the institution of choice.
• Students who choose to study outside of South Africa will be required to return to South Africa to work as economists for a period equivalent to that for which they held the scholarship.
• All institutions of higher learning in Southern Africa are encouraged to participate in the scholarship programme, including but not limited to proposing their best students for the scholarships.
• Selection of scholarship holders will be through a panel of economists identified and appointed by the ERSA Academic Board.
• ERSA scholarship holders studying in South Africa will be expected to attend the ERSA workshop programmes in the research group that are relevant to their area of specialisation. For more information on these research groups, see
• Upon completion of the degree, scholarship holders will be required to submit a paper, based on the dissertation component of their degree to the ERSA Working or Policy Paper series. Publication would be subject to standard quality verification standards.

How to apply:

Complete the Application Questionnaire and write a letter to “The ERSA scholarship programme”, for attention:
Ms Tania Jacobs ERSA
Incomplete Application will not be accepted.
The application pack should include all of the following:1
• A full CV
• Details of the intended programme to be studied, and the number of years.
• University where the studies will take place.
• Certified transcript of marks obtained during university study – for all years, including the most recently completed semester of study.
• An essay of between 300 and 500 words outlining your intended direction of research, and why ERSA should consider you for the bursary above other applicants.

Closing date: 21st October 2009

Economic Research Southern Africa
Leslie Social Sciences Building
University of Cape Town
Private Bag Rondebosch
South Africa
Tel: 021 650-5239/5959
Fax: 086 5422 654
Further Scholarship Information and Application
ersa_scholarship-invitation-2010 (pdf)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions on Intelligent Video Surveillance IIT Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions on Intelligent Video Surveillance IIT Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
The IIT wants to establish a laboratory on Intelligent Vision Systems, specifically focused on video surveillance and security aspects and is starting the recruitment of full-time researchers.
The mission of the laboratory is to design and develop innovative video surveillance systems, characterized by the use of highly-functional smart sensors and advanced video analytics features.
To this end, the laboratory is involved in activities concerning computer vision and pattern recognition, biometry, multimodal data analysis and sensor fusion, sensors networks, and embedded computer vision systems.
The lab will pursue this goal by working collaboratively and in cooperation with external private and public partners.
This first call aims at opening postdoc positions related to the above areas of expertise and specifically devoted to:
+ low-level video analytics: signal/image processing, tagging and tracking (individuals, groups, crowd, vehicles, etc.);
+ high-level video analytics: behaviour analysis, activity recognition, reasoning paradigms, graphical models.
Applicants research experience and qualification on computer vision and pattern recognition/machine learning are clearly a must, and evidence of top quality research on the above specified areas in the form of published papers and/or patents are definitely required.
The postdoctoral position is up to 4 years starting as soon as possible after the deadline indicated below. Candidates should have a PhD in computer vision and/or machine learning and related areas (or at least have submitted the thesis and awaiting the viva). The salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line to that of the research institutes in the rest of Europe.
Further details and informal enquires can be made by email to
Completed application forms along with a curriculum listing all publications, a pdf of your most representative publications and a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to these topics should be sent electronically to
Please, if possible, also indicate three independent references inside the CV or the email.
The closing date for applications is 30th October 2009, but prompt applications are encouraged.
We’ll contact the applicants for the follow-on of the procedure.

Call for Applications for the 2010 Faculty for the Future Fellowships- for developing country students

Call for Applications for the 2010 Faculty for the Future Fellowships

Description : Candidates have from October 5th to November 30th 2009 to apply for the Schlumberger Foundation 2010 Faculty for the Future fellowships. Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or postdoctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering and related disciplines* to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad. (*Awards in biological sciences are limited.) Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, Faculty for the Future has grown to become a community of 110 women from 35 countries. The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific disciplines. Grant recipients are therefore selected as much for their leadership capabilities as their scientific talents and they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women. Faculty for the Future grants are in the range of USD 25,000 to 50,000 per year, and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors. The amount of the grant depends on the actual costs of study and living in the chosen location. Candidates should be enrolled or applying to their selected graduate schools when submitting their Faculty for the Future grant request. Candidates must have a proven track record of teaching experience, demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach to encourage young women into the sciences and hold an excellent academic record. The online application form will be available as of October 5th, 2009. Sample versions of new forms are now available for consultation so candidates can start preparing their application content. Information about the Faculty for the Future fellowship program is found at
Homepage : Faculty for the Future website
Category : Fellowships for graduate study in science for women
Contact address :

Doctoral Studentships on ‘Generation to Reproduction’, University of Cambridge, UK

Doctoral Studentships on ‘Generation to Reproduction’
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Vacancy Reference No: JN05776
Limit of tenure applies*
The University invites applications for two doctoral studentships funded by a Wellcome strategic award in history of medicine . We seek outstanding candidates whose research would fall within the theme ‘Generation to Reproduction’.
‘Generation’ and ‘reproduction’ are at the heart of medicine. They involve theories of sex and gender; entities such as seeds, germs, embryos, monsters and clones; concerns about creation, evolution, degeneration and regeneration; investments in maternity, paternity and heredity; practices of fertility control, potency and childbirth; and health relations between citizen and state, individual and population. These crossroads for rich traffic to and from biology, the social sciences and the humanities have been of intense public and historical interest since the 1970s. Yet for all the excellent historical work, research tends to be dispersed among sub-disciplines and periods. The major frameworks are showing their age. Central topics, such as the recent rise of technologies of assisted reproduction, have hardly been studied. This award brings together expertise in every major period, and combines quantitative social and demographic approaches with more anthropologically oriented histories of natural philosophy, biology and medicine. We aim for a systematic reassessment of the field.
Possible areas for doctoral projects include, but are not limited to:
- patient-practitioner relations around fertility and other encounters that framed the generative body;
- the influence of diseases on reproductive behaviour and demographic patterns;
- representation and communication of generation and reproduction;
- ancient, medieval and early-modern investigations into generation;
- generation and childbirth in medical cases and casebooks;
- the reorganization of knowledge of generation/reproduction, especially in the age of revolutions;
- such sciences as embryology, obstetrics, gynaecology, evolutionary biology, reproductive physiology, genetics and developmental biology;
- reform movements around birth control, population control and sexual science;
- twentieth-century transformations in techniques, experiences and regulation;
- networks linking academic biology to reproductive medicine and public health, agriculture, especially animal breeding, and/or pharmaceutical industry;
- techniques for monitoring and manipulating pregnancy, hormones, genes, gametes and embryos, e.g., pregnancy testing, genetic screening, in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer;
- sexology, psychology and psychoanalysis, including social and psychological practices for making babies and families.
The three-year studentships pay a generous stipend plus University and College fees at the home rate only. Candidates will usually be expected to hold a Master’s in the history of medicine or with strong emphasis on the history of medicine.
Informal inquiries may be made to the award holder with the most relevant interests .
Formal applications should be submitted through the relevant Department or Faculty in the usual way, indicating an interest in one of these studentships. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2010 to be admitted in October 2010. The closing date for online applications is 1 February. However, you will need to apply earlier than this if you wish to be considered for funding from the Cambridge Trusts, Arts and Humanities Research Council or Cambridge International Scholarships. The earliest of these deadlines, for applicants from the USA applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, is 15 October 2009.
We also welcome applications from students wishing to be nominated for the Wellcome Trust’s annual doctoral studentship competition, or for a master’s award to take the MPhil. in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine.
* Limit of tenure: 3 years.

Closing date: 15 February 2010.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
Further Scholarship Information and Application

African Students Scholarships, Brandeis University, USA

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP in Poverty Alleviation and Development
The Poverty Alleviation and Development (P&D) Scholarship for the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development planner committed to poverty alleviation and community development within the region of Southern Africa.
Nationals of the following countries will be considered:
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe 
The P&D Scholar will join SID graduate students from over 40 countries in August 2010 for an interdisciplinary study of development and project management emphasizing poverty reduction, gender equality, human rights and biodiversity conservation. The P&D Scholar will concentrate on theoretical and analytical skills in the year-in-residence at Brandeis University and then spend a second year in a supervised internship or field project.
The P&D Scholarship includes full tuition remission for the year-in-residence. The scholarship does NOT cover airfare, health insurance or any living expenses.
Nominations are encouraged from international and governmental development institutions and NGOs. Selfnominations are accepted and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Nominators may mail, fax (781-736-2774), or email ( a letter of nomination to the Admissions Office. For more information, please visit
Applications (to be submitted by the applicant) should include:
• Letter of Interest in Southern Africa Poverty Alleviation & Development Scholarship
• Completed Application Form
• Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
• Detailed Statement of Purpose describing career objectives and work experience
• Three original letters of recommendation (at least one professional and one academic) on official letterhead sent directly to the Admissions Office from the recommenders (These letters must be accompanied by a Brandeis University Recommendation Form)
• Original or certified true copies of transcripts from all university-level studies, sent directly to the Admissions office from each university (Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation)
• Official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for all international applicants.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2010
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Brandeis University, USA

Further Scholarship Information and Application -Poverty Prevention Scholarships[1]

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Political Thought, South Africa

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Political Thought
A National Research Foundation (NRF) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is on offer for one year (renewable for another) in the Department of Politics, University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa. It will be under the mentorship of Professor Lawrence Hamilton, who holds an NRF President’s Award, and will be located within the Department and within the Centre of Political Thought at UJ. The fellowship can be taken up from 1 February or 1 July 2010, and is set at the UJ’s rate for postdoctoral fellowships, currently R160 000 per annum, sufficient to cover living expenses.
The Centre of Political Thought at UJ is a unique environment in South Africa for research in political thought and theory. Existing members of the Centre research on a variety of topics within the history of political thought and political philosophy, including human needs and rights; political judgement; freedom, constitutionalism, poverty and public debt in South Africa; German Idealist political thought; language and politics; 10th century Islamic political thought; the intellectual history of freedom in America; African political thought; and the thought of Rousseau, Sieyès and Marx.
Applicants should not feel, however, that they have to restrict their research proposals to these or cognate areas. The proposed postdoctoral research can be on any topic within the fields of history of political thought, political philosophy or political theory – including research that makes use of empirical analysis and case studies to further the understanding or applicability of a question within political theory. The final choice of candidate will not be influenced by their choice of research topic.
Candidates are only eligible if they have been awarded a doctoral degree within the last five years; and, if they have yet to receive the degree, they must have it in hand by the time they take up the position, or preferably by the end of 2009.
Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, an example of their written (preferably published) work of about 10 000 words, and a one-page summary of their proposed postdoctoral research to Professor Hamilton ( or by 30 November 2009

They can also post their applications to:
Professor Lawrence Hamilton,
Department of Politics,
University of Johannesburg,
P.O. Box 524,
Auckland Park,
South Africa,
making sure they arrive by the deadline. The successful candidate will be informed by the 15 December 2009.

[UK] Multiple postdoctoral positions in biomaterials research, Stanford University

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for four postdoctoral research associate positions under the supervision of Professor Sarah Heilshorn. The successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary research group that studies protein engineering, microfluidic devices, and biomimetic materials for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and nanomaterials applications. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g.,materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, or bioengineering) earned no earlier than September 2006 or to be earned no later than March 2010. Proficiency in English, both written and
verbal, and demonstrated leadership skills are requirements. Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.
Qualified candidates should contact Dr. Sarah Heilshorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To apply, send curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and accomplishments, the position(s) for which you are applying (see list below), and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be sent as a single PDF email attachment. Additional research information can be found at the website.


Position 1. Biotemplating of Inorganic Nanostructures
The ideal applicant will have research expertise in at least three of the following areas: 1) solution-phase inorganic nanomaterials synthesis, 2) advanced nanomaterials or surface characterization techniques, 3) organic-templating of inorganic materials, 4) protein or
peptide science, and 5) experimental polymer physics techniques.
Position 2. Stem Cell-Biomaterial Interactions
The ideal applicant will have research expertise in at least three of the following areas: 1) stem cell culture maintenance, 2) in vitro analysis of cell-biomaterial interactions, 3) quantitative measurements of stem cell differentiation, 4) time lapse fluorescence or confocal imaging, and 5) use of molecular perturbations to disrupt cell receptor-ligand interactions or signal transduction pathways.
Position 3. Design of Protein-Engineered Biomaterials
The ideal applicant will have research expertise in at least three of the following areas: 1) recombinant DNA cloning, 2) recombinant protein expression and purification, 3) soft materials characterization techniques, 4) mammalian cell culture, and 5) in vivo biomaterials
Position 4. Cellular Chemotaxis and Collective Cell Migration
The ideal applicant will have research expertise in at least three of the following areas: 1) design and modeling of microfluidic devices, 2) fabrication and validation of microfluidic devices, 3) mammalian cell culture, 4) analysis of cell migration, and 5) time lapse fluorescence or confocal imaging.

Deadline: 03-01-10

Prof. Sarah Heilshorn
Stanford University
476 Lomita Mall Rm 246
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650.723.3763
Fax: 650.498.5596

[USA] Graduate Science Reasearch Dissertation Fellowships 2010

The UNCF MERCK Science Initiative Program offers The Graduate Science Reasearch Dissertation Fellowships to African American Graduate Students fro the year 2010 in Virginia, USA
Awards up to $52,000. At least 12 dissertation fellowships will be awarded in 2010. Each fellowship provides up to a maximum of $52,000, which includes a Stipend of up to $42,000 for the Fellow and a Research Grant of up to $10,000 to support the research needs of the Fellow. The fellowship stipend is intended to cover from 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $30,000 in stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Fellow must be engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing the dissertation research having successfully completed all qualifying exams. Each UNCF • Merck graduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will be expected to maintain regular contact with his/her mentor. Each Fellow will present a progress report of research work during the last half of the fellowship tenure. Each Fellow must also submit a two-page summary of their fellowship research to UNCF at the end of their fellowship tenure. UNCF must be notified upon receipt of the degree.
To be considered for a UNCF • Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship, you must be:

  • African American (Black)
  • Enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree program majoring in a life or physical science. M.D./Ph.D. degree candidates are eligible
  • Engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing dissertation research having successfully completed all qualifying exams
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States A UNCF.

Application Procedure:
  • To apply online please refer to
  • The interested applicants must complete the online application form before the deadline expires.

Selection Criteria:

Merck Selection Committee consisting of educators and Merck scientists will select the awardees based on academic ability, record of accomplishment, and the soundness of the proposed doctoral research plan.
Application deadline: December 1, 2009

[USA] The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2010/11

The Ford Foundation offers The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2010/11 session to US Nationals or Citizens in USA
This year the program will award approximately 18 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
In addition to the general eligibility requirements, eligibility to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation (must have become a U.S. citizen by November 9, 2009),
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and
  • Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than November 30, 2002 and no later than November 9, 2009 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. educational institution.

Application Procedure:
  • In order to be reviewed, the on-line application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 9, 2009. Supplementary Materials must be received in the Fellowships Office by January 7, 2010. Items listed below in boldface are required.
  • Prepare essays in advance and save each in a separate file so that you are prepared to upload these texts. Get feedback from advisers, mentors, and colleagues.
  • Contact potential referees. Be certain that they agree to upload a letter of reference for you and that they can do so by the deadline of January 7, 2010. The on-line system will require you to provide an e-mail address for each referee.
  • Make contact with your proposed host institution and host mentor.
  • There are more resources for preparing your application. Go to the How to Apply page for more information.
  • Be sure to confirm the minimum Supplementary Materials required to be submitted in support of your fellowship application and the deadline date for their receipt.
Application Deadline: November 9, 2009

[USA] Coro Fellows Programs 2010/11

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program for the year 2010/11 in USA
Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture – the community as a whole – and appreciate the varying perspectives that characterize our cities, states, and nation.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, intelligent and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Application Procedure:

  • To be completed online:
    • Online Application form
    • Uploaded Essays (3)
    • Uploaded Resume.
  • Signed Declaration on Applying
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • $75 application fee.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2010

[USA] Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity – University of South Florida

Candidates with expertise in such areas as media work with youth would be very welcome!

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will have research interests in the broad area of education and learning,
encompassing work with youth in informal and non-school settings (including museums), and community development efforts involving youth, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Candidates working in the application of archaeology or cultural heritage in educational settings are also encouraged to apply. The position will start January 2010, extending through July 2011.

Applicants must have the doctorate in hand by time of appointment, awarded no earlier than 2006 and no later than Dec. 1, 2009. Preference for the Ph.D. in Anthropology; candidates with degrees in other
disciplines should demonstrate their familiarity with anthropological approaches. The Fellow will teach two courses a year, one expected to be a graduate seminar related to her/his specialty, and will conduct her/his own research, collaborate with other faculty in the department, and work toward seeking external funding opportunities. We are especially interested in applicants who can contribute to USF’s current strategic initiatives, which include global literacy, interdisciplinary inquiry, and community engagement. In addition, the successful candidate will work with department faculty to develop cooperative projects with the USF College of Education and other departments.

The USF Department of Anthropology is a national leader in Applied Anthropology, and will give preference to candidates whose research has applied or policy potential. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the department’s website: In particular, we hope that applicants will find ways to complement (but not duplicate) work done in the Alliance for Applied Research in Anthropology and Education: Salary will be $45,000 annually (12-month appointment) and the fellow will be eligible to purchase health insurance at a competitive rate. Applications (due October 1) should include:

A complete CV, including teaching/research experience and other positions held
A letter of interest, outlining research and teaching interests
No more than one publication (if available)
Names and contact information of two references
Only electronic applications will be accepted, and should be emailed to
Dr. Rebecca Zarger,
S. Elizabeth Bird, Ph.D.
Professor: Department of Anthropology
SOC 107, University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: 813 974 0802
Fax: 813 974 2668
Email: ebird
Web page:

[USA] Scholarships for America’s Future Scientists and Engineers

Scholarships for America’s Future Scientists and Engineers
The DoD recognizes the need to support the education of America’s future scientists and engineers. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program is part of a concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into DoD facilities and agencies and to enhance the technical skills of the workforce already in place. SMART offers scholarships to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields. Students are also provided opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation.
Through SMART, we are proud to offer our research leaders of tomorrow not only an education, but a career. SMART Scholars Receive:

  • Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 – $41,000 per year depending on prior educational experience
  • Full tuition and related education expenses
  • Health Insurance reimbursement allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
  • Post-Graduation Career Opportunities

SMART Applicants
SMART Scholarships are awarded to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines:
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
    (Technical tracks only)
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research (Technical tracks only)
  • Physics
Employment Placement
Upon graduation, SMART award recipients are placed in civilian jobs in DoD laboratories and agencies. The post-degree service
commitment is commensurate with the length of the scholarship award. Please see program website for additional details.
Award Benefits
In addition to paying tuition and other educational expenses, SMART Participants receive a generous cash award and
health insurance allowance. Cash awards are paid at a rate of $25,000 – $41,000 per year depending on prior educational experience.
SMART Scholarships include summer internships. Internships are located at DoD facilities and include a
stipend to cover travel expenses.
The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is open onlyto citizens of the United States. Persons who hold permanent
resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship is required. Students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. Applicants for undergraduate awards must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Awardees must be eligible to receive and hold a security clearance.Please see the program website for details about the security clearance process.
Contact the SMART Program below for
more information and to apply.
Application Guidelines
The application submission window is from mid-August to mid-December.Award notification occurs each spring. For more information and to apply visit

[USA] The California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.
Announcements and application forms for the program are circulated each year in early December through the office of each campus Pre-Doctoral Program Coordinator – see List of CSU Pre-Doctoral Program Campus Coordinator. Eligibility is limited to junior, senior and graduate students that are enrolled in a degree-seeking program at any one of the CSU campuses at the time of application. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
As part of the application process, applicants must work closely with a home campus CSU faculty sponsor to develop an overall plan leading ultimately to enrollment in a doctoral program. This plan is tailored to the applicant’s specific goals and educational objectives. Activities specified in the plan are undertaken during the award year (quarter or semester academic calendar).
Applications are due to the CSU Office of the Chancellor in early April each year – see application for due date. However, they must be submitted to the applicant’s campus Pre-Doctoral Program Coordinator, and not directly to the Office of the Chancellor. The applications are reviewed each May by faculty and administrators from throughout the CSU and UC systems who are experts in the disciplines in which they read. These reviewers forward their recommendations of the top scholars to the California Pre-Doctoral Program Advisory Board who confirms the selections by mid June.

The award year begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year. This period does not include the optional eight to ten week Summer Research Internship Program that takes place during the summer following the award.
This is a one-time award. Current or former Pre-Doctoral Scholars are not eligible to reapply.

Sara Zaragoza
(562) 951-4775 Technical Contact:

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[UK] Charles Pick Fellowship- University of East Anglia

The Charles Pick Fellowship seeks to give support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose.
Its purpose is to give promising writers time to devote to the development of his/her talents. The Fellowship is for six months. The award is £10,000.

Applicants for the Fellowship must be writers of fictional or non-fictional prose in English who have not yet published a book (please note that for the purposes of this Fellowship non-fiction prose includes, for example, biography, memoir and travel writing, but not critical or historical monographs based on academic research).
Applicants can be writers of any age and any nationality. The successful candidate will be selected by a distinguished panel of writers.
There will be no interviews, and candidates will be judged on the quality and promise of their writing and the project they describe, and the strength of their referee’s report.
The Fellow will be a member of the School of Literature and Creative Writing and will be required to reside at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.
Shared office space and computer facilities will be made available for the Fellow in the School of Literature and Creative Writing. During the residential period, The Fellow will be required to submit written work to a nominated mentor and take part in Creative Writing Research Seminars.
No teaching duties attach to the Fellowship.
Deadline for applications January 31.
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Charles Pick Fellowship

[UEA] Teacher Scholarship Award

The Teacher Scholarship Award is open to teachers from all nationalities teaching in one of the schools in Ras Al Khaimah. It provides funding for either a PhD degree, Master’s degree, short courses for 1 – 3 months durations or, an in-school research project.

  • Contribute to the overall development of the educational sector in RAK
  • Improve the status of teachers and increase more interest in the profession
  • Provide an opportunity for distinguished teachers to improve their skills and knowledge
  • Enable schools to recruit and retain high quality teachers
To be eligible for the award, the teacher candidate should posses the following:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Committed to stay in Ras Al Khaimah and further contribute to the educational development through putting into practice their new skills and knowledge acquired
  • Have a clear idea how their Scholarship will benefit the educational sector in RAK
PhD Degree, Master’s Degree, and Short-term Course
Applicants are fully responsible for securing their own acceptance from an accredited university or institution in the UAE or abroad for their chosen qualification. These qualifications are expected to be conducted with the on-going teaching profession at the school, and making use of the school holidays as necessary and therefore may include on-line and hybrid courses. That is, the teacher will maintain a teaching commitment to the school throughout the course.
I. Applicants should submit the following documentation electronically:
  • A statement of no more than 1,500 words on how you will benefit professionally and how the school will benefit in terms of the improved quality of teaching, learning and educational programs
  • A brief statement of no more than 500 words on how you will balance the course requirements with your on-going professional commitments at the school
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation; one should be from your department head or school principal
  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from an accredited university or institution for the chosen qualification
  • Copies of your tertiary education certificates and transcripts
  • Proposed budget with line items
II. Complete the on-line application form
The award will fund the candidate’s tuition fees for the entailed program of study. Additional funding will be available for accommodation, in-country transportation, books and resources and other items as required.
Research Project
I. Applicants should submit the following:
  • Preliminary proposal which should not be longer than 1500 words and should include:
    • Description of research project and key research question
    • Summary of the research project’s overall goal in terms of the new knowledge that the research is set to achieve
    • Summary of research methodologies, instruments and analysis to be used
  • Brief explanation of how the proposed research will be of practical benefit to the RAK educational sector and your own school in particular. A statement of no more than 500 words on why you would make a successful candidate for the award
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation; one should be from your department head or school principal.
  • Copies of your tertiary education certificates and transcripts, as well as copies of transcripts of current degree acquired to date.
  • Proposed budget with line items.
II. Complete the on-line application form
The award will fund the candidate for up to one year to conduct the research according to the proposed budget.
First Selection stage:
Applications and documents submitted on-line will be reviewed by an internal committee and recommended accordingly. Based on the eligibility criteria, application form and documents, the internal committee will recommend candidates for an interview.
Second Selection Stage:
If you are successful in the first selection stage, you will be invited to an interview for the second stage of the selection process.
Should you be successful at the second selection stage, prior to receiving the award, you will be requested to sign a written commitment to return and work in Ras Al Khaimah for 2 years upon completion of the PhD or Master’s degree and 1 year upon completion of a short course or research project.


Deadline for submission : 31 December 2009
Interviews : February 2010
Processing of awards : March 2010

Preliminary proposals will be reviewed by an internal committee and recommended accordingly. Applicants will be informed on the status of preliminary proposal within 4 – 7 weeks of submission where applicants then may be requested to submit a full proposal. Upon request for a full proposal, the applicant will be given a specific deadline for submitting.
For any related inquiries or further information about The Scholarships, do get in touch with us at the contact details listed below:
Tel: +971 7 2277888
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