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Current Calls for Applications: Senior and Junior Fellowships & Short Term Grants 2021

Senior and Junior Fellowship Programme 2021

Application deadline: October 4, 2020

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” promotes excellent research at the University of Bayreuth (UBT) and advances the internationalisation of research and networking with the best universities worldwide.

Effective immediately, the Centre is offering up to six

Fellowships for the year 2021

 – open to all disciplines – 

Senior Fellowships: Award sum: 50,000 €.
(more than six years of post-doctoral experience)

Junior Fellowships: Award sum: 30,000 €.
(up to six years of post-doctoral experience)

All Fellows will have the awarded sum at their disposal for covering all costs of project realisation.

International Excellence – Programme Goals

The Centre supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, the Centre engages in activities opening the research community to society and politics. Successful applicants will become Fellows at the Centre and profit from the lively research environment of the university and its seven faculties. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the University of Bayreuth’s focus areas and research strengths.

Experience Bayreuth  Collaboration with Local Host

We invite the fellows to carry out their own research projects in Germany in cooperation with a local host at the UBT. Prior to submission of the application, applicants are required to identify a host in Bayreuth with whom they aim to carry out their research project. The local hosts provide their Fellows with modern office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines, although exceptions apply. The total support period of approximately three to six months can be divided into several stages.

Candidate Requirements

We award the Fellowships to individuals from abroad with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the cooperative project. For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, hosts, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see Application Guidelines for Fellowships.

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via our online form by October 4, 2020.


Short Term Grants Programme 2021

Application deadline: November 1, 2020

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” promotes excellent research at the University of Bayreuth (UBT) and advances the internationalisation of research and networking with the best universities worldwide.

Effective immediately, the Centre is offering up to five

Short Term Grants for the year 2021

– open to all disciplines – 

Short Term grants exclusively include the reimbursement of travel expenses between the hometown and Bayreuth as well as accommodation costs in Bayreuth. The costs will be refunded up to a maximum of 3,500 €. Up to five Short Term Grants are available to researchers regardless of their field of research.

International Excellence – Programme Goals

The Centre supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the University of Bayreuth’s focus areas and research strengths.

Experience Bayreuth  Collaboration with Local Host

We invite the Short Term Grantees to carry out their own research projects in cooperation with a local host at the UBT. Prior to submission of the application, applicants are required to identify a host in Bayreuth with whom they aim to carry out their research project. The local hosts provide their grantees with modern office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines, although exceptions apply.

Candidate Requirements

We award the Short Term Grants to individuals from abroad with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the cooperative project. For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see Application Guidelines for Short Term Grants.

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via our online form by November 1, 2020.

Hrant Dink Vakfı Araştırma Koordinatörü Arıyor

Hrant Dink Vakfı, Türkiye’de ayrımcılıkla mücadele edip çoğulculuğu teşvik ederek, insan hakları ve farklılıklara saygılı dil ve söylemi desteklemeyi amaçladığı projesinde görev alacak araştırma koordinatörü arıyor.

Proje bu amaçla, ayrımcılıkla mücadele eden STK’ların kapasitesini artırmayı, uluslararası insan hakları kuruluşlarıyla ilişkileri güçlendirmeyi ve sivil toplumda deneyim paylaşımını hedefleniyor. Proje kapsamında, STK’ların kapasitesini geliştirmek için burs, eğitim ve hibe programları yürütülüyor; ayrımcılıkla mücadelede ilham verici ulusal ve uluslararası düzeyde panel ve atölyeler yapılıyor; dünyada ayrımcılıkla mücadele için geliştirilmiş materyallerin Türkiye’ye adapte edilmesi ve yaygınlaştırılması sağlanıyor.

İş tanımı

  • Sivil toplumu güçlendirecek yenilikçi yaklaşımlara ve yöntemlere dair araştırma yapmak,
  • Türkiye’den ve yurtdışından sivil toplumu güçlendirecek referans materyallerin araştırılması, toplanmasını sağlamak, adaptasyon sürecini yürütmek,
  • Ulusal ve uluslararası düzeyde panellere ve atölye çalışmalarına katkı sunacak ilgili uzmanların ve kuruluşların belirlenmesine ve iletişim kurulmasına katkı sağlamak,
  • Proje süresince yapılacak birebir görüşmeler ve toplantılar için ulusal ve uluslararası sivil toplum sektörlerinde ilgili kurum ve kişilerin belirlenmesine katkı sunmak,
  • Proje materyallerine dair geri bildirimlerin alınmasını sağlamak ve alınan geri bildirimleri raporlamak,
  • Proje boyunca proje verilerinin, çıktılarının ve duyurularının takibini yapmak ve web sitesine hazır hale getirmek

Aranan özellikler

  • Türkiye’de ve dünyadaki sivil toplum çalışmalarını yakından takip eden,
  • Ayrımcılık, ayrımcılıkla mücadele ve insan hakları alanlarında bilgi sahibi olan (tercihen daha önce bu alanda çalışma yapmış),
  • Lisans/Yüksek lisans derecesi olan (tercihen Sosyal Bilimler bölümlerinden mezun),
  • Hak temelli sivil toplum kuruluşlarında en az 1 yıl çalışma deneyimine sahip veya proje koordinasyon tecrübesi olan,
  • İyi derecede İngilizce bilgisine sahip,
  • Araştırma ve literatür taramada tecrübe sahibi, konferans, toplantı ve atölye organizasyonu tecrübesine sahip,
  • Tam zamanlı çalışmaya uygun, ekip çalışması konusunda deneyimli, organizasyon ve takip yeteneği güçlü bir ekip arkadaşı arıyoruz.

Adaylar, web sitesindeki formu doldurduktan sonra niyet mektupları ile en az iki referans içeren özgeçmişlerini 27 Temmuz Pazartesi saat 18.00’a kadarinfo@hrantdink.org adresine göndererek başvurabilir.

KÜLTÜR POLITIKALARI UZMANI IBB25KPU3MU

KÜLTÜR POLITIKALARI UZMANI IBB25KPU3MU

Genel Nitelikler 

• Üniversitelerin en az Lisans egitimi veren bölümlerinden mezun, 

• Kültür politikalari ve kültür endüstrisi konusunda uzmanlasmis, 

• Alaninda en az 5 yil tecrübeli, 

• Iyi seviyede Ingilizce bilen, 

• Erkek adaylar için askerlik ile ilisigi olmayan, 

• Istanbul’da ikamet eden, 

“Kültür Politikalari Uzmani” ise alimi yapilacaktir.

Is Tanimi 

Kültür Politikalari için gerekli olan tüm faaliyetleri yürütmek ve konu ile ilgili kentsel ölçekte politika ve strateji gelistirmek. 

Istanbul’u çok seven çalisma arkadaslari aramaktayiz.

ISPP Support for Scholars Under Threat

Academic freedom, both related to research and teaching, is essential for the advancement of scientific knowledge. Therefore, ISPP is committed to the protection of its members whose academic freedom is at risk anywhere in the world due to the political context where they work and/or live. ISPP is proud to be a member of the Scholars at Risk Network.

ISPP established a committee to monitor and coordinate ISPP actions to support members whose academic freedom is under threat. If you want to participate, please contact the Central Office via e-mail.

If you enjoy academic freedom and the chance to do the research you think is important, please support your colleagues whose academic freedom is in jeopardy.

To provide financial support for these colleagues, ISPP has established the Scholars under Threat Fund. The funds have been collected through a donation drive among ISPP membership and matched funding from ISPP. Several sister organizations generously offered support by sharing the ISPP call for donations among their membership.

Donations made to ISPP ‘s Scholars Under Threat Fund are offered to ISPP members who lost their academic positions or their income in direct connection with political persecution and/or to members who have been displaced as a result of political persecution and are without an official affiliation or income in their current location.

If you wish to donate, please click here.  ISPP Members, please log in on the first tab. Non-members, please use the “create an account” tab to enable us to process your donation.

ISPP’s Executive Committee has designated the Scholars Under Threat Committee to determine the distribution of funds collected specifically for this purpose.

ISPP is a 501(c3) charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible for people filing income tax in the U.S.

Application for ISPP’s Scholars Under Threat Funds

We have recently offered emergency support to 16 scholars under threat from Turkey from the generous donations of ISPP members. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more applications to the emergency fund until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Donations made to ISPP‘s Scholars Under Threat Fund are used to help support ISPP members who lost their academic positions or their income in direct connection with political persecution and/or to members who have been displaced as a result of political persecution and are without an official affiliation or income in their current location.

It is possible to request funds for immediate emergency support for personal living needs. The funds may also be used to cover research costs to conduct research, covering travel and living expenses to visit colleagues and universities to collaborate for research, and to organize for foreign scholars to travel to the applicants’ home country to conduct joint research to support applicant’s scholar activities (foreign scholars are expected to have their own research funds, but additional funds can be sought to keep local scholars research active or for capacity building). Applications from prior recipients are welcome.

CURRENTLY APPLICATIONS FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF ARE GIVEN PRIORITY.

Funding applications are capped at $1,000 USD for emergency relief.

Changes in funding priorities will be announced here.

ISPP’s Executive Committee has designated the Scholars Under Threat Committee to assess applications and make the funding decisions. All applications will be kept confidential.

Please click here for the application form.

Please return the application form to the ISPP Central Office.

Call for the New Twinning Program

The twinning program aims to facilitate scholarly collaboration between threatened political psychologists and the program partners. These collaborations can offer the opportunity for threatened scholars to continue their academic activities, maintain and advance their careers, and integrate into international political psychology; furthermore, partners can engage in political advocacy on behalf of threatened scholar.

Threatened political psychologists are recognized in the program as scholars who live and work in countries where their scholarly opportunities are limited, and their livelihood and academic freedom are threatened. For more information on what it means to be a threatened scholars, see https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/. Only ISPP members are eligible to participate in the program.

Program partners are political psychologists who live and work outside these countries. Partners should be associate professors/lecturers or above.

The collaboration can take place between junior threatened scholar and mentoring partners, as well as between senior threatened scholar and partners. The actual form of research collaborations should be adjusted to the needs of a threatened scholar, and the opportunities partners can offer. For example:
mentorship of ongoing research projects (e.g., PhD research),
collaborations in international empirical research and co-authorship,
participation in grant applications and ongoing research grants, and
other forms of possible collaborations,
offering/requesting remote affiliation

It is therefore important to set up partnerships based on a match in scholarly interests. Partnerships can consist of multiple threatened scholars and partners, and they are not limited to one-on-one collaborations.

Why should you participate as a partner?

Participating in the twinning program as a partner offers you the opportunity to engage in the activities enhancing academic freedom worldwide and help one or more threatened scholars to remain in academia or advance their careers. Your partnership will also contribute to a more diverse academic exchange, which contributes to better scientific outcomes. Furthermore, engagement in the twinning program can offer new opportunities for conducting research, lead to new research ideas, data from underrepresented regions, networking opportunities, and new publications.

Why should you participate as a threatened scholar?

Participating in the twinning program as a threatened scholar can offer you an opportunity to work together with established political psychologists from around the world. Within the twinning program, you may be able to continue working on your research projects, start new ones in collaborations with the partners, participate in ongoing international research projects, co-author research papers, and enlarge your academic network the partners can potentially offer financial support for your research and host you for shorter or longer visits at their institutions. The partner can also offer political advocacy when needed.

Information for potential Partners

Information for potential applicants as Threatened Scholars

To complete the application form as a Partner click here:

To complete the application form as a Scholar Under Threat click here.

If you have any questions regarding the Twinning Program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Over the past three years, there has been an ongoing threat to Academic Freedom in Turkey, as the government has forced the dismissal of thousands of scholars at all levels of their careers in retaliation for perceived challenges to the ruling party and president. In particular, more than one thousand academicians signed a January 2016 Peace Petition, calling for an end to war in the Kurdish region, and a negotiated settlement. Following an attempted coup in July 2016, the government has aggressively moved to charge many of the signatories with crimes, and has been holding trials for more than a year. In July 2019, the Constitutional Court ruled that the freedom of expression of convicted academics has been violated. In accordance to this ruling, public prosecutors started to give decisions of acquittals. So far, the number of academics who have been acquitted is 324, including members of ISPP. However, none of the dismissed academics have returned to university nor have they gotten their passports and other rights back.

Free one-year ISPP membership for scholars under threat

ISPP is committed to keeping scholars under threat connected to the international community of political psychologists. Therefore, ISPP offers free one-year ISPP membership for colleagues who lost their academic positions or their income in direct connection with political persecution and/or to members who have been displaced as a result of political persecution and are without an official affiliation or income in their current location. For more information, please contact the ISPP Central Office.

Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı İnsan Hakları Araştırma Programı Başvuru Çağrısı

Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı (TİHV) olarak Avrupa Komisyonu desteğiyle yürütmekte olduğumuz “İnsan hakları ortamının yeniden inşası için ifade, medya, örgütlenme ve toplanma özgürlüklerini savunmak”  başlıklı proje kapsamında genç araştırmacı ve akademisyenlerle, insan hakları alanında birlikte bilgi üretebilmek amacıyla   İnsan Hakları Araştırmaları Güz Okulu, araştırma danışmanlığı ve İnsan Hakları Sempozyumuna katılımı kapsayan bir Araştırma Programı’na başlayacağız. 

Program, Türkiye’de yaşayan lisans eğitimini tamamlamış kendi çalışma alanını insan hakları bakış açısıyla geliştirmek isteyen herkese açıktır. 

Programın Amacı

Son yıllarda hem dünyada hem de Türkiye’de temel insan haklarının ve özgürlüklerin zayıflamasına ve göz ardı edilmesine, insan hakları ihlallerinin yaygınlaşmasına neden olan önemli gelişmeler yaşandı. Göç, adalet, eğitim, kent, ekoloji, emek, sağlık, gıda, iklim gibi alanlarda artan otoriterleşme ve  son dönemde de salgın örneği gibi birçok yeni gelişme nedeniyle de  yaşanan insan hakları ihlalleri, farklılaşmasına ve artmasına rağmen, bu alandaki bilgi üretimi oldukça sınırlandı. Bu ihlallerle ilgili etkili savunuculuk faaliyetleri yürütebilmek, adalete erişim ve önleme mekanizmalarının işlemesine katkı koyabilecek bilgi üretimine gereksinim ise hiç olmadığı kadar arttı.

Bu durum, gelişmeleri insan hakları açısından irdelemeyi gerektiriyor, insan hakları üzerine düşünmeyi zorunlu kılıyor. Bu gereksinimle düzenlediğimiz Program, farklı alanlarda insan haklarını odağına alan bir akademik üretimi teşvik etmeyi ve insan hakları araştırmacılığını desteklemeyi amaçlıyor.

Bu amaç doğrultusunda

1.      Başvuranları kendi alanlarında çalıştıkları konu üzerine insan hakları bakış açısıyla düşünmeye ve yazmaya teşvik etmeyi amaçlayan  bir Güz Okulu’nda gerçekleşecek olan fikir ve yazım atölyelerinden oluşuyor. 

a.       Fikir atölyeleri araştırmacıların birbirleriyle ve TİHV Akademi üyeleriyle yapılandırılmış bir akademik etkileşim içine girmelerini ve insan hakları açısından irdeleyecekleri konuyu ve sorunu tanımlamalarını,

b.      Yazım atölyeleri ise fikir atölyelerinde tanımlanan sorundan yola çıkarak, TİHV Akademi bünyesindeki akademisyenlerin danışmanlığında, bir araştırma önerisi ve çalışma planı geliştirmelerini planlıyor

3.      Her başvuranın kendi çalışma konusuna bağlı olarak sivil toplumdaki ilgili kuruluşlarla bir araya gelmesini ve işbirliği yapmasını kolaylaştıracak koşulları sağlamayı

4.      Katılımcıların, Güz Okulu’nu takip eden bir yılsonunda çalışmalarını bir tartışma metni olarak TİHV İnsan Hakları Sempozyumunda sunmalarını bekliyoruz.

Başvuru Koşulları

Programa Türkiye’de yaşayan lisans eğitimini tamamlamış, kendi çalışma alanındaki insan hakları ihlalleriyle ilgili araştırma yapmak isteyen herkes başvurabilir.

Barış İçin Akademisyenler bildirisinin imzacılarından olması nedeniyle bulunduğu üniversitede baskı gören, lisansüstü öğrenciliği sona eren/erdirilen, danışmansız kalan veya akademik çalışmalarını sürdürmesi çeşitli biçimlerde zorlaştırılan/kısıtlanan araştırmacıların programa başvurmaları özellikle teşvik edilmektedir. 

Son başvuru tarihi: 15 Haziran 2020 (saat 23.30)  

Başvurmak isteyenlerin tihvakademi@tihv.org.tr adresine özgeçmişlerini ve ekteki formu doldurarak göndermeleri gerekmektedir. Lütfen e-postanın konu satırına “Araştırma ve Danışmanlık Programı Başvurusu” yazınız.

Güz Okulu’na katılım için gerekli seyahat ve otel masrafları TİHV tarafından karşılanacaktır.

Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı (TİHV), işkence ve diğer kötü muamele gibi ağır insan hakları ihlallerine maruz kalmış kişilerin tedavi ve rehabilitasyonu için 1990’da kurulmuştur. TİHV, işkence görenlere ve yakınlarına tedavi ve rehabilitasyon hizmeti sunan, işkencenin etkin bir biçimde belgelenmesi ve önlenmesine ilişkin çalışmalar yürüten, kâr amacı gütmeyen bir insan hakları örgütüdür. 

PhD Course – Research, Interrupted – Methods and re(design) of Fieldwork in Anthropology and STS

Organizers
Rachel Douglas-Jones, IT University of Copenhagen
Katrine Meldgaard Kjær, IT University of Copenhagen

Lecturers and facilitators
Keynote: Andrea Ballestero, Ethnography Studio, Rice University USA (confirmed)
Keynote: Marianne Clarke, Vitalities Lab, UNSW Sydney

Facilitators:  Jess Perriam, IT University of Copenhagen and James Maguire, IT University of Copenhagen

Course description

How do we do social research at a time when, for the foreseeable future, borders are closing, global cooperation is yielding to widespread mistrust, and necessary public health accommodations such as “social distancing” create hurdles for both human connection and research? While there are certainly digital and other means for accomplishing our work, what does it mean to do video interviews in a time of “deep fakes”? How do we account for the information that might be lost when physical contact is not possible, the inability to see gestures like toes tapping and nervous hands, the “intersubjective encounter”? Alondra Nelson, SSRC, 2020

This course addresses questions of method and research project (re)design. It is aimed at social science and STS PhD students starting or in the middle of their projects, particularly those facing uncertainty about their project futures. As scholars in STS have long argued, our methods shape how we know, and with some methods being unavailable -for an unknown period – due to COVID-19, this course is designed to open up discussion about the multiple paths of research, ways of handling interruption, ambiguity and uncertainty in research, as well as playing with new responses to changed fields.

Aims

The aims of the course are

  1. To broaden the selection of qualitative methods available to students
  2. To enable students to think critically with methods as closely connected to the empirical project work
  3. To develop a space of discussion and imagination around interrupted research, adjustments, and possible new plans, with a view to constraints and possibilities.
  4. To enable students to select methods that perform and enact audiences for their projects

Through peer feedback workshops, students will develop new avenues for imagining their research proposals, and receive constructive commentaries from peer and academics. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the scope for project re-design.

Course Dates
10-12 June 2020

ECTS
3 ECTS

Prerequisites
Students should be in the first half of their PhD, and the course will be of most use to students planning on conducting ethnographic work informed by theories from anthropology and STS.

Application Process
Send:

  • Name
  • University, Department
  • Title of your PhD and 2 sentences on your motivations to take this course (addressing the prerequisites) 

to ethos@itu.dk by Wednesday May 27th. You will be notified of your place on the course by Friday May 29th.

Preparation 
Submission of a 1 page scenario describing the student’s project and ambitions, with a list of 10 ways the project has been affected / or may yet be affected by COVID-19. Send to ethos@itu.dk by Wednesday June 8th. This will be used to create pairs and groups with shared interests.

Course Design
Please note that this course is entirely online. It will take place over 3 days, in workshop blocks (morning and afternoon) to combat zoom fatigue.

Each 2 h session will combine discussion of a pre-recorded keynote, breakout group work, and/or Q&A with keynote. Q&A will be scheduled according to the availability of guest speakers. 

Numbers
Given facilitation requirements, the course will be capped at 25 students. If necessary a selection process will take place based on first come first served principles.

Exam
1-2 page speculative fiction describing the finished thesis, the methods used to complete it, and three audiences the project is being presented to. The speculative fiction should be specific in the way it looks back on the process of doing the PhD from the point of its completion, reflecting particularly on the new directions that new methods opened up, drawing on course literature and themes. 

Course Certificates
These will be issued after satisfactory submission of the exam document. 

Course Evaluation
We will invite students to evaluate the course once it has been completed. This will be done electronically, but we will particularly ask for reflections on the digital format of the course, and the role of the course in supporting the re-thinking of ethnographic engagement during the current circumstances.

About
For more about the ETHOS Lab community please see ethos.itu.dk and for updates to the schedule, please see the course site: https://ethos.itu.dk/phd-course-research-interrupted/

Reference
Nelson, Alondra.2020. Society after Pandemic. SSRC Items Series. April 23,2020. https://items.ssrc.org/covid-19-and-the-social-sciences/society-after-pandemic/