Tag: scholarship

Scholarships for students in South Eastern Europe to study in Austria

scholarshipsThe Province of Styrtia and University of Graz have a project “GO STYRIA” focuses on incoming research mobility for Master and Doctoral students as well as Post-Docs. In the winter semester 2014/2015 a total of 50 scholarship months can be awarded.

The scholarship program aims at Master and Doctoral students who:

  • Are currently  registered at universities in South-Eastern Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (F.Y.R.O.M.), Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova) and also still registered during the winter semester 2014/15.
  • Are currently already working on their master of doctoral thesis.
  • Want to have a study period at the University of Graz as exchange students in order to do research and then finish their degree at their home universities.

Furthermore, Post-docs from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (F.Y.R.O.M.), Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova, who have completed their PhD programme with excellent results. The completion of the doctorate should not be older than 1 year at time of application.

Application deadline – 30 April 2014 – (receiving deadline of application via surface mail).

More information and the application form can be found here.

Call for applicants: MEEUC scholarships in European studies

meeucMEEUC Visiting Research Fellowships 2013-2014 programme supports visiting fellows at the Monash European and EU Centre (MEEUC) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. This initiative enables noted international scholars, Australian and international postgraduate students to undertake research on EU themes at the MEEUC and to participate in its research, teaching and outreach activities.

For international research fellows, grants of up to A$6000 are available to assist with travel and accommodation, for periods of one month or more. For domestic (Australian) research fellows, grants of up to A$2000 are available, for periods of up to one month. Themes to be addressed include:

  • EU external relations;
  • The EU, developing countries and emerging powers;
  • Comparative regionalism;
  • Regional organizations and global governance;
  • The EU and global challenges.

Applications closest to these research themes will be privileged above others. Visiting Fellows take part in the activities of the Centre, including seminars, conferences and outreach initiatives. For application forms and further information, download more information here.

Applications deadline 31 May 2013

Scholarships for study/research visit to Nordic Africa Institute library

The Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden has announced a possibility to obtain scholarships for visiting and using the extensive library at the Institute.

The library has a large collection on topics related to Africa, including books, periodicals, newspapers and government publications.

PhD candidates can apply  for a one or two months research stay, whereas (master) students can apply for a one month study scholarship to work in the Institute library. The prerequisite is that the applicants pursue Africa related studies and are enrolled in the Nordic countries, and have a basic Bachelor level qualification.  Please note that also Africa-oriented journalists and textbook writers can apply for the study scholarships.

The scholarships cover travel expenses to and from Uppsala and include a shared office and free accommodation at Gästhem Samariten, centrally located in Uppsala.

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2012 (for a scholarship in 2013).

You can find more information on the eligibility and application procedures on the PhD scholarships here and study scholarships here.

Go8 European Fellowships – call for applications

The Group of Eight (Go8), a network of the eight large research universities in Australia, has announced a round of scholarships for young scholarships from selected countries in Europe.

The Fellowships are open to early career researchers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Russia and Croatia. Please note that both your country of residence and employment, and country of origin should be one of these countries (does not have to be the same country). You can read more about the eligibility requirements here.

Each fellow will receive benefits worth up to $20,000 to travel to Australia and work at selected Australian universities for up to 6 months.

A potential target destination for higher education researchers is the LH Martin Institute in University of Melbourne. The research conducted there is mainly focused on higher education management and leadership, including themes such as professional development, productivity, relationship between higher and vocational education, performance measurement, and strategic management.

Application deadline 19th of October 2012

More information on the scholarship website or download the brochure here.

Scholarships for young researchers to spend research periods in Norway

If you are a doctoral candidate or a younger researcher who has recently completed their doctoral training, and wish to spend some time in Norway for your research, the Research Council of Norway has now published the latest call for applications in the Yggdrasil programme.

In order to be eligible for the grant, you have to come from a European country (except for the Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) or a selected list of non-European countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa.

The grants include a monthly scholarship and travel costs in addition to documented settling costs. Please note that in this round, the application has to be filed by the Norwegian research institution, which means that you are responsible for finding appropriate contacts for your research stay and a relevant host institution that has an interest to invite you. One of the application criteria is also that the research stay should be of relevance for the Norwegian host institution.

The application procedure includes a number of required documents, such as a minimum five page project description, CV (incl publications), recommendation from home institution and invitation from the Norwegian host institution. The planned application deadline is 28.11.2012. You can read more about the application procedure and guidelines on the webpage of the Research Council of Norway.

Scholarships to attend summer school in Political Economy of Education

The Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations and the Central European University are offering a summer school, “Towards a Political Economy of Education” that will take place on July 9–13, 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.

The summer school will run two concurrent streams.

  • Regionalisation, Globalisation and Privatization in Education
  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Quality Education.

The course aims to bring together original, internationally renowned academics at the top of their field, state-of-the-art research, and original web-based resources into critical debates on education financing and privatisation in and of education in its different forms.

Applicants must choose one course and only 25 places for each stream are available.  The scholarships cover  visa, travel, accommodation, tuition fees and a subsistence allowance

Deadline for applications 15.02.12

Further details on application procedures and scholarships can be found on the Central European University Summer School website.

Funding options for researcher mobility to Norway

The Research Council of Norway has announced another round of their funding programme for supporting internationalisation – the Yggdrasil programme.

The programme offers PhD students and young researchers grants for research stays in Norway. The goal is to strenghten existing research networks, and the scholarships are provided for uninterrupted research stays of 3-12 months. The programme has an annual budget of approximately NOK 10 million.

Eligble countries include:

  • European countries: All countries, including all Council of Europe member states, except for the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).
  • Non-European countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa.

Please note that this year, the programme is not based on individual applications from international PhD students, but the applications by Norwegian research institutions (universities, university colleges, independent research institutes or other research institutions).

Deadline for applications 15.02.12, 13:00 CET  

ESMU conference – scholarships for a limited number of PhD candidates!

ESMU, the European Centre for the Strategic Management of Universities has recently announced its next conference “Engaging in the Modernisation Agenda for European Higher Education“.

The conference is organised in the context of ESMU’s MODERN European platform higher education modernisation and it will take place in Brussels, 30th of January 2012 .

ESMU has informed us that their EU funding grant allowes to fund the travel (economy) and hotel costs (one night) for a limited number of PhD students in higher education to attend the upcoming MODERN conference (no registration fee). 

Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

The Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance (GCQA) offers a comprehensive academic program for the training and professional development of quality assurance professionals. This one-year, part-time online graduate program has been developed in close consultation with the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and is awarded by the University of Melbourne for professional recognition internationally.

Participants follow two compulsory modules after which they choose one of two electives. Program staff are international experts in quality assurance and higher education policy and management. The program offers integrated learning via theory, case studies, moderated discussion boards, virtual teamwork, webinars and work-based assignments.

This far, the program has attracted students from 23 countries and across all continents.  Next year, INQAAHE supports the GCQA by providing six scholarships worth US$5,000 each for GCQA candidates from the least developed countries, which covers about 40% of the overall tuition fee (11,680AUD, around US$12,550).  More information can be found here.

Deadline for application: 5 December 2011.

For further information, download the brochure of the programme (pdf) or contact Associate Professor Leo Goedegebuure, Deputy Director. Additional information can also be found on the GCQA homepage.

New Norwegian scholarship database

The Norwegian Research Council has launched a new database for available scholarships for mobility linked to the European Euraxess initiative. Euraxess is a European Commission initiative, launched in 2004 and has a subtitle “Researchers in motion”. The initiative is linked to European ambitions to create the European Research Area (ERA), that was first initiated in 2000 in connection to the Lisbon Agenda. One of the ambitions within ERA is to achieve a more mobile community of researchers and through that increase the quality of European research.

The target group for  the Norwegian Euraxess database are PhDs and researchers in Norwegian institutions who are interested in outward mobility, but also for researchers interested in coming to Norway. Since the database is focused on mobility programmes, it does not include usual calls for research project funding.

The database covers Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, India, China, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South- Africa.

You can find the scholarship database on this page.