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5 Fully Funded 4-years PhD Positions in Political Science and Sociology

Scuola Normale Superiore
Firenze, Italy
Application Deadline: 30 August, 2016

5 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in political science andsociology for the academic year 2016-2017


The programme focuses on the following three research areas:

1. Democracy and social movements;

2. Comparative/global public policy and international governance;

3. Comparative politics and society.

The grant is of 4 years. Full coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided. The Faculty is exclusively devoted to PhD teaching and supervision. The activities will be held at the seat of Florence of the Scuola Normale Superiore (Institute of Human and Social Sciences) link:

http://phd.sns.it/en/political-science-and-sociology http://phd.sns.it/en/call-applications/

Deadline: 30 August 2016

Program for visiting scholars at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg (2017)

Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany
Application Deadline: 31 August, 2016

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (www.ios-regensburg.de) in Regensburg is an independent research facility with close links to the University of Regensburg. It conducts interdisciplinary research in the historical, economic and political developments of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Another significant feature is the institute’s distinctly international orientation.

The IOS carries out research in four major areas:

  • Governance Between Personalization and Formalization
  • Dynamics of Exchange
  • Forms and Relations of Work in Change
  • Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts

Furthermore the IOS maintains a special library holding a stock of more than 320,000 media units of literature in humanities and social sciences relating to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellow Program, the IOS encourages applications from historians, economists and political scientists as well as scholars of cognate disciplines. The duration of the research stay usually lasts between two and four weeks. The fellows are expected to conduct research relevant to the research profile of the institute. The allowance is determined by the duration of the stay and the applicant’s professional experience.

Together with the University of Regensburg, the institute provides an attractive research environment in a city known for its high quality of life. Regensburg has one of Germany’s largest preserved medieval cities holding the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For our 2017 Visiting Researcher Program please submit your application online via the IOS application portal until August 31, 2016 at http://www.ios-regensburg.de/en/visiting-fellows-program.html

The application documents should include the following:

  • a short research proposal in German or English (maximum three pages)
  • a detailed academic Curriculum Vitae naming two references
  • copies of no more than three academic articles (published or unpublished)
  • preferences concerning length and desired period of your stay

For further information please contact the heads of the divisions: Prof. Richard Frensch, Economics division frensch@ios-regensburg.de, Prof. Guido Hausmann, History division hausmann@ios-regensburg.de, Dr. Tanja Tamminen, Conflict Studies tamminen@ios-regensburg.de