Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Georg Forster Research Fellowships for experienced researchers are the instrument with which the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago1 to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. This means they should usually be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document independent research work over a number of years.

Submit an application if you are a researcher from a developing country with above average qualifications, completed your doctorate less than twelve years ago, already have your own research profile and are working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work. A Georg Forster Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6−18 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

Scientists and scholars of all disciplines from developing and threshold countries (excluding People's Republic of China, India and Turkey; c.f. detailed list of countries) may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The research proposal must address issues of significant relevance to the further development of your country of origin and, in this context, promise to facilitate the transfer knowledge and methods to developing and threshold countries.

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 60 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

For further information please visit:

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/georg-forster-fellowship-experienced.html

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Humboldt Research Fellowships for experienced researchers are the instrument with which the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago1 to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. This means they should usually be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document independent research work over a number of years. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, completed your doctorate less than twelve years ago, already have your own research profile and are working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6-18 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

For further information please visit:

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-experienced.html

Convocatoria PICT 2010

Les adelantamos que, como todos los años, en el mes de diciembre la Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica abrirá la convocatoria para los proyectos PICT 2010. Los mantendremos informados.

Agencia: Nuevas Direcciones de Email para envío de Informes Técnicos

Se recuerda a los investigadores responsables de Proyectos que las direcciones electrónicas a las que deben enviar los Informes Técnicos de Avance (ITA1 y 2) y Final (ICTF) son: [email protected]  e  [email protected] , respectivamente.

Las direcciones anteriores (@agencia.secyt.gov.ar) han sido desactivadas.

Canada: International Research Linkage

This program is designed to facilitate international collaboration within the academic community while fostering the development of permanent exchange networks by providing assistance to teams of researchers from Canada and one or more countries in order to organize seminars or other forms of research linkages.

The International Council for Canadian Studies through a contribution of the Government of Canada offers grants of up to 10,000 CDN$ to assist in the establishment or the development of international research networks in the area of Canadian Studies between Canada and other countries.

Research team: a research team is defined as a group of at least two researchers with at least one having completed graduate studies (Ph. D. or equivalent).

Canadian Studies:

1.Although we welcome applications from all disciplines lending themselves most readily to Canadian Studies course development we are particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada’s foreign policy. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada’s foreign policy include Democracy & Rule of Law, Economic Development, Environment, Managing Diversity, North American Partnership, Peace and Security; 
2.Interdisciplinary studies on Canada;
3.Comparative studies with substantial Canadian content (33% or more); 
4.Aspects of Canada’s bilateral relations with the participating countries.
Notes: Priority may be given to projects that relate to Canadian foreign policy contemporary situations and issues which illuminate options for future developments, or which focus on Canada’s bilateral relations with the participating countries.

Purely scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, etc. which would not lead to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada per se are not eligible, nor are proposals which focus exclusively on technological or methodological issues.

Deadline: November 24rd 2009 at the Canadian Embassy in Buenos Aires

For further information please visit:

www.asaec.com/becas/becas.html

Programa de Becas de Investigación UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi

Programa de Becas para realizar trabajos de investigación en las áreas de:
- Solución Pacífica de Conflictos
- Tecnologías de la Información y la comunicación
- Medio Ambiente
- Diálogo  Intercultural

La convocatoria cierra el 4 de diciembre de 2010.

Para información general y requisitos ingresar a: www.me.gov.ar/dnci/becas_inter.html

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Apply for Grants

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City. The Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education on six broad subject matters, known within the Foundation as major program areas:

Basic Research
Science Education
Public Understanding of Science
Economic Performance and the Quality of Life
Select National Issues
Civic Initiatives

The Foundation is interested in projects that it expects will result in a strong benefit to society, and for which funding from the private sector, the government, or other foundations is not widely available. 

 

For further information please visit: www.sloan.org

 

Premio Internacional de Investigación sobre la Emancipación

El Ministerio del Poder Popular Para la Cultura de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, a través de la Fundación Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos, convoca a todos los investigadores y ensayistas de habla castellana a participar en el Premio Internacional de Investigación sobre la Emancipación, en su I Edición, que se otorgará el día 19 de Abril del año 2010 y cuyo propósito es contribuir al conocimiento y reflexión crítica sobre los diversos procesos de emancipación en ámbitos tales como el político, el económico, el cultural, de género.


Bases del concurso

Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards

21 years celebrating outstanding publications produced by independent public policy research institutes. For his defense of freedom and dedication to liberty, Atlas founder Antony Fisher was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988.  Only weeks after this great honor was bestowed upon him, Sir Antony passed away. In 1990, through the generosity of his relatives and many friends, Atlas established the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards to commemorate Fisher’s ideals and achievements.
The Fisher Awards recognize the institutes that published a book, magazine, report, monograph, or study that, in the opinion of the judges, made the greatest contribution to public understanding of the free society.

A distinguished panel of judges selects  the winner from nominated publications that are no more than two years old.   The winning institute receives a $10,000 financial prize for their operating budgets. The award ceremony  will take place at the Atlas Liberty Forum in April 2010.
Rules & Deadline:
• Publications commissioned by an institute, but published by another party (e.g., a trade press or a university press), are eligible for nomination. Government-funded or government-sponsored studies are not eligible.
• Each application must consist of (a) a letter of nomination from the research institute’s director explaining why the publication deserves to win a Fisher Award; the publication year; and the year in which the institute was founded (note: the nominating letter must be submitted in English, even if the entry is produced in another language), (b) two copies of the nominated publication, and (c)  no more than 20 pages of supporting material, such as letters, press coverage, etc. (can be in any language).
• Books published by independent nonprofit public policy research institutes may be nominated. 2010 entries must have a copyright date of 2008 or 2009. The entries do not have to be produced in English, but the nomination letter must be in English.
• Nominations must be received by December 1, 2009. Send to: Ms. Yiqiao Xu, Director of Programs, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, 1201 L Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington DC 20005, USA. You may also send the nomination material by e-mail. For more information, contact Yiqiao Xu at 202-449-8449. There is no application form to fill out for the Fisher Awards.