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1) CALL FOR PAPERS: *SEEU Review* is now open until 30 April 2009.

2) CALL FOR PAPERS: BRILL is actively soliciting manuscripts and
proposals for its new series

3) CALL FOR PAPERS: Towards Regional Advocacy for Cooperation in the
Balkans, Tirana, 20-21.3.2009

4) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RWI Capacity Advancement Fellowship in

5) CALL FOR PAPERS: Political Philosophy Between Tradition and

6) CALL FOR PAPERS: *Energy and Climate Changes - Southeast Europe in

7) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Analytica, a nongovernmental and non-profit
think-tank from Skopje

8) CALL FOR PAPERS: Special call for papers: the revolutions of 1989
and the crisis of 2009

9) CALL FOR PAPERS: Fellowship, IWM, Vienna

10) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic

11) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fully funded PhD studentship at the
Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London

12) CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on the history of sexuality, Ghent,
13-16.4.2009 [deadline: 1.5.]

13) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 3 PhD positions in Migration and
Development, Maastricht University

14) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fulbright Scholarships and Grants

1) CALL FOR PAPERS: *SEEU Review* is now open until 30 April 2009.

The call for papers for the *SEEU Review* is now open until 30 April

We encourage all those who are researching in the field of law,
economy, public administration, international relations, political
sciences, languages, communication, technology sciences, environment
etc., to submit
their papers. Also very welcome will be the papers regarding to other
important fields of the university.

The submitted article has to be written in English language, and all
authors must provide translation of the abstract in both Albanian and
Macedonian languages.

Please read the guidelines before submitting an article. Authors who
have submitted papers that have not been accepted for publication in
previous issues are encouraged to submit their papers again using the
new guidelines.

Editorial Board of *SEEU Review*


*Manuscript Submissions for SEEU Review***

* *

SEEU Review aims to provide an international forum for research,
analysis, and debate from a broad range of fields, such as economics,
law, public administration, education, language and linguistics,
sociology and environmental health sciences. SEEU Review will accept the
following types of articles for consideration: research, position
papers, white papers, and reviews.

2) CALL FOR PAPERS: BRILL is actively soliciting manuscripts and
proposals for its new series

Balkan Studies Library

The peer-reviewed series aims to provide a forum for the growing
interest and research in the field and to publish high-quality
disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of the
Balkans with a focus on history, politics and culture. The region is
defined here as comprising Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey
and the countries of former Yugoslavia.

The series includes history, anthropology, archaeology, political
science, sociology, legal studies, economy, religion, literatury
studies, cultural studies, gender studies, film, theatre and media
studies, art history and language & linguistics.

The series will publish monographs and collections of essays, and
editions of source materials, primarily in English. The series
especially welcomes comparative studies, be this comparisons between
individual Balkan countries, or comparisons of (part of) the region with
other countries and regions.

3) CALL FOR PAPERS: Towards Regional Advocacy for Cooperation in the
Balkans, Tirana, 20-21.3.2009

“Towards regional advocacy for cooperation
in the Balkans via European best practices”
Tirana, 20 – 21 March 2009

DEMOCRACY AND MEDIATION (IDM) under itsframework of programme
activities on regional cooperation will organize a Regional Conference
“Towards regional advocacy for cooperation in the Balkans via
European best practices”, focusing on the inter-parliamentary
cooperation instruments in the Western Balkans (Albania,
FYROM, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina).
Through this initiative IDM intends to:

* To lead a process of initiating regional cooperation caucuses
in each of the national parliaments of the countries in the region;
* To offer selected examples of best practices of successful
cooperation from the VISEGRAD, Baltic and Nordic countries;
* To enhance regional awareness based on jointly approved
recommendations on incentive cooperation agendas that would further
provoke informed debate in regional countries.

The Regional Conference is being organized in partnership with the
Albanian Parliament,with the support of the International Visegrad Fund
(Slovakia) and the OSI - East East: Partnership Beyond Borders Program.
The conference will enable a regional forum of consultations on the
efficient instruments and European best practices of inter-parliamentary
regional cooperation from Visegrad, Baltic and Nordic countries, and
will gather eminent representatives from the policy and decision making
centers in the Western Balkans, Member of Parliaments, think tanks,
media, academia, international institutions etc.

4) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RWI Capacity Advancement Fellowship in

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Oil for Development Program
(OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are pleased to
announce that we are accepting applications for the 2009 Capacity
Advancement Fellowship in Extractives (CA Fellows) program thru March
11th. The program seeks to broaden and deepen the role of the next
generation of civil society activists in promoting the better management
of oil, gas and minerals for the public good. The fellowship is open to
civil society activists from the following OfD countries: Angola,
Bolivia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Iraq, Madagascar,
Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tomé e Principe, South Africa,
Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.

The CA Fellowship aims to build the capacity of mid-career civil
society activists by deepening their understanding of the extractive
industries and broadening their skills to connect local, national, and
international campaigns. Fellows are expected to return to their
organizations and coalitions with specific knowledge and skills that
will enable them to better meet current challenges and develop broader
training, advocacy, and research agendas. The program targets key
individuals to develop a cadre of future leaders in the extractive
industries transparency campaigns.

During this this year-long program, fellows will investigate
international best practices for extractive resource management and the
current of role local and international civil society organizations in
promoting change. During the first half of the program, from August 2009
through January 2010 CA Fellows will be placed at Revenue Watch
Institute offices in New York and take part in: day-to-day RWI projects
activities, extractive industry related classes at leading academic
institutions, donor and civil society networking events, hands-on
support for original research, and a mentorship with an industry expert.
 After they return to their home organizations, CA Fellows will
implement a project based on their fall experience, with the continued
support of their program mentor. Revenue Watch will publish a short
report from each fellow online at the culmination of the term, to
highlight what was learned.

RWI will work with the CA Fellows to co-develop a tailored
capacity-building program that corresponds to their particular
interests, goals and the primary challenges they expect to face in their
revenue transparency campaigns upon their return home. CA Fellows will
receive full financial support for the duration of their term in New
York, including travel, accommodation and a living stipend. Financial
support for the implementation of home country projects may also be
available for competitive review.

The CA Fellowship is designed for mid-level civil society activists
involved in extractive industry transparency and management campaigns.
The successful candidate will have introductory knowledge of the
extractive industry and related international campaigns, and a position
within their organization and career enabling them to capitalize on a
significant increase in learning. While exposure to other training
opportunities is a plus, it is not required, and applicants must explain
how this opportunity will be used differently. Preference will be given
to applicants from newly producing countries or from contexts where
civil society is newly engaged in extractive issues.

The successful CA Fellowship candidate will have at minimum an
undergraduate degree/equivalent; a background in civil society research,
monitoring and activism around extractive revenue transparency; a
commitment to return to their country and continue their current
campaign; a strong ability to work independently, and excellent English
skills. They also must have the explicit support of their current home
organization to pursue all aspects of this fellowship.

To apply, please send the following to Rebecca Iwerks at
riwerks@revenuewatch.org no later than March 11th, 2008:

A. Completed application form;

B. CV or resume;

C. Letter from your current manager/head of your organization
recommending you for the fellowship and committing to support fellowship
and post-fellowship activities. This letter should include a brief
description of the organization’s work related to extractive
industries; D. An essay (no more than 3 pages) that includes: An outline
of extractive related issues in your country and the current work you,
your organization, and civil society groups broadly are doing in
response; An outline of what you will seek to learn and achieve during
the fellowship opportunity; A description of how you will use the
learning and products from the fellowship on their return to your
country and organization; and A description of how this fellowship fits
into your current career goals;

All candidates will be judged in an open and competitive selection
process that will rate them based on the relevance of their work
experience, training and education; their technical knowledge of the
extractives sector; their space and commitment to apply their newly
acquired knowledge and skills; and their ability to meet the specific
mental, relational, and academic challenges of the fellowship.
Short-listed candidates from each region will be interviewed by RWI
staff as well as outside advisors. Additional references may be

5) CALL FOR PAPERS: Political Philosophy Between Tradition and


Vol. 5, Issue 1: Political Philosophy Between Tradition and Innovation
Dead-line for submissions: June 1, 2009
CEU Political Science Journal accepts now submissions for its issue on
"Political Philosophy". The contributions may focus on any aspects of
political philosophy, emphasizing its developments, applicability and
challenges faced in a changing political world. This issue also
welcomes contributions that focus on the development of new research
areas in political philosophy, new interdisciplinary approaches and
innovative methodological techniques, as well as on possible extensions
of existing boundaries of political philosophy itself.

Details at www.ceu.hu/polscijournal.
Submissions at ceu_polsci@yahoo.com.

The Editorial Board CEU Political Science Journal
Nador ut. 9, 1051 Budapest,

6) CALL FOR PAPERS: *Energy and Climate Changes - Southeast Europe in

For the past two decades the climate changes and the energy impact on
the environment has been in the focus of the international community.
The changes of the climate in different parts of the world have been
seen as a direct outcome of the uncontrolled and inefficient use of the
energy resources. Thus, providing energy security and sustainable
development nowadays is tightly connected to the protection of the
environment and the climate changes. This is particularly important for
the developing countries and their capacities to provide economic
development parallel to sustaining high environmental standards.

Whilst, our aim is to represent a wide spectrum of disciplines and
approaches, we strongly encourage comparative and multi-disciplinary
perspectives, and welcome proposals using new research methodologies. We
invite submission of original research papers _including but not limited
to the following themes_:

*- *IR, Law, Security Studies, Geopolitics of Energy, Regionalism,
Administration and Institutions, International Organizations, United
Nation, EU Energy Policy, Energy Security and stability, Energy Security

in Southeast Europe.

*- *Biopolitics, Social Policy, Sustainable Development, Urban

*- *Climate Change and GHG Emission, Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC,
Alternative Sources of Energy, Renewable Energy Sources (wind, solar,
hydropower, geothermal), Sustainable Energy Development, USA
environmental policy,
Global Oil Crisis. **

*-* New Technologies for exploitation of alternative energy sources,
Eco-vehicles, Systems for Purging Stations and Collector Systems, New
technologies for power generation, Carbon Capture and Storage.

We strongly encourage cross-cultural, cross-national and
multi-disciplinary perspectives, with entries on new research
methodologies welcomed.

Paper abstracts of up to 500 words and a resume should be sent with
full contact details (E-mail, Telephone, Postal Address) to
*journal@analyticamk.org <mailto:journal@analyticamk.org> or
nhroneska@analyticamk.org <mailto:nhroneska@analyticamk.org>.*

Deadline for abstracts is* 02 March 2009. *

Final deadline for papers is *27 March 2009.***

* *

7) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Analytica, a nongovernmental and non-profit
think-tank from Skopje

Analytica, a nongovernmental and non-profit think-tank from Skopje has
announced new Internship Call for the Spring Cycle April 10 - June 30.

All interested candidates are welcomed to check our website:
www.analyticamk.org and http://www.analyticamk.org/interns/ to see the
conditions of the internship.

For the application deadlines please see below.

Thank you!

The Analytica Team.




Applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or
graduates interested in European studies, South East Europe, regional
cooperation, public administration, security, energy and environment*
*issues. They should also have interest in policy research and at least
basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica’s
programmes of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is

essential. There are no citizenship requirements.


There are four internship cycles per year.
*- *Winter cycle: 10 January - 30 March
- *Spring cycle: 10 April - 30 June*
- Summer cycle: 10 July - 30 September
- Autumn cycle: 5 October - 25 December

The deadlines for submitting an application for internship are:
*For Spring cycle: 01 March*

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CVs (résumés) along with an
application letter explaining the reasons behind their application to:
*internship@analyticamk.org <mailto:internship@analyticamk.org>*, within

the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both for
residential and non-residential internship


8) CALL FOR PAPERS: Special call for papers: the revolutions of 1989
and the crisis of 2009

The twentieth anniversary of the revolutions of 1989 is overshadowed by
a large conjunctural crisis in global economics, world politics and
military relations - a conflagration that is said to be the most serious
since World War II, and which is more and more often compared to the
1930s. Some historical keywords: the Great Depression, the continental
rise of fascism and communism, permanent war in Eastern Asia - all
leading eventually to world war. We are looking for proposals that
relate 1989 and 2009. While it obviously cannot be said that the
revolutions led to the present crisis, it does seem equally obvious that
way 1989 was interpreted by key actors did play an important role. We
offer the following observations to stimulate panel and paper

A) Reconsidering scholarly judgement: For example, scholars
associated with 1989 ‘the end of History,’ the utopia of liberal
capitalism, the ideological junctim between market and private property,
the worldwide deregulation of financial and economic activity and so on:
What, if any, is the connection with the present financial and economic

B) Reexamining (key) actors’ perceptions: For example, 1989 was
interpreted by politicians and policy makers as triumph of the West, as
confirmation of Western values, as conferring a set of historical
lessons. Arguably this led to unilaterialist action in Bonn (German
unification), Brussels (Eastward enlargement) and Washington (foreign
policy and national security strategy generally). What, if any, is the
impact of key actors’ perceptions on the course of events leading up
to the present quagmire in world politics?

C) Global ideas and trends: For example, the aftermath of 1989 saw
the rise and spread of notions such as shock therapy, the clash of
civilizations, the global network society and so on. Others have
identified as key trends (and consequence?) such issues as the return of
primitive accumulation, the rise of new autocracies and low-intensity,
but unlimited warfare. If the twenty years from 1989 to 2009 constitute
a conjunctural cycle, which are its main features?

D) Europe and the EU: If 1989 was another ‘zero hour’ for
Europe, how, with hindsight, would we evaluate the chosen and
predominant solution of EU enlargement? What have been the consequences
of organising the unification of Europe according to ideas of Western
superiority, Eastern backwardness and fragility, the need for
conditionality and restricted access for Easterners to the core freedoms
of the EU? Some suggest it is the reinvention of Europe as empire. What,
if any, is the connection between the reordering of Europe after 1989
and the present impasse in European integration associated with the
failed constitution, the troubled Lisbon strategy, the problematic
neighbourhood and so on?

E) 1989 as a model of peaceful, but revolutionary change: Arguably,
the revolutionaries of 1989 forged a new type of organized and
synchronous political and social change: the self-limiting or negotiated
revolution. In how far is the large-scale, purposeful and rapid change
achieved across a large space a model of significance in confronting the
crisis of 2009? In tackling some of the very large issues ahead, such as
energy and climate, or demography and poverty? In returning to peace,
constitutional democracy and prosperity?

Senior faculty, junior faculty and post-docs may participate by
submitting a joint proposal for a panel or an individual paper. Doctoral
researchers are encouraged to submit a poster proposal.

EUROPE BEFORE AND AFTER 1989 - Trans-national and comparative
perspectives on Eastern & Western Europe
- Anniversary Conference, 10-12 June 2009, University of Padua, Italy

Before submission:
Those interested in participating in the conference are invited to
visit the website to study the terms and conditions of participation;

Submitting a panel proposal:
Panel organisers should be aware that panels will last 100 minutes (3-4
speakers). Co-authored papers are welcome. Panel proposals must have a
general abstract and provide an abstract for each contribution. Panel
organisers may submit a draft proposal to the programme committee by 01
March 2009 for feedback. The final deadline is 30 March 2009 for
selection within one week. Invited participants will be required to
submit a proof-read conference paper by 30 May 2009. All papers will be
distributed with the RN 1989 Working Paper Series (ISSN 1867-2833).
Please submit your panel proposal as a single file to

Submitting an individual paper:
Individual submissions are also possible - in line with this call for
papers as well as the earlier call for papers and already selected panel
proposals. Please view the website for details. Paper proposals should
be submitted as page-long abstract to the final deadline of 30 March
2009 for selection within one week. Invited participants will be
required to submit a proof-read conference paper by 30 May 2009. All
papers will be distributed with the RN 1989 Working Paper Series (ISSN
1867-2833). Please submit your paper proposal as a single file to

Submitting a poster:
The programme committee solicits poster proposals from doctoral
students engaged in research that is related to the conference theme in
the widest sense. The public conference will feature a dedicated poster
sessions of two hours - to leave ample time for personal introductions
and discussions. The purpose of the poster session is to bring together
post-docs and doctoral researchers in the spirit of mutual exchange and
of fostering mentoring and research collaboration in future. Doctoral
students wishing to present a poster should submit an abstract and their
full details to the programme committee by 30 March 2009. Please send
your single file to apply1989@gesis.org

At the conference: publication, career advice and further research

Participants will be invited to consider book and journal publication
opportunities with the Research Network 1989, including a ‘digital
collaboratory’ under development in conjunction with a network of
European university presses. Further details will be available in spring

Panel organisers (or a nominated substitute) will be able to
participate in ‘Early Independence,’ the Continuing Professional
Development (CPD) programme for Postdocs. The CPD programme is designed
to prepare post-docs for applying to and holding principal investigator

The RN 1989 offers the opportunity to extend and expanded collaborative
projects by means of a Working Group (also open to advanced PhD
students). Seed money may be available.

Terms and conditions for RN 1989 membership, Working Group formation
and the CPD programme are available on the website:

Professor Antonio Pavan (Padua), Professor Andrzej Rychard (PAN),
Professor Jacques Rupnik (Sciences Po), Dr Agnieszka Wenninger (GESIS),
Dr Chris Armbruster (RN 1989)

9) CALL FOR PAPERS: Fellowship, IWM, Vienna

Dear Friends of the IWM, dear Fellows and Alumni,

many of you may have already learned about our current calls for
application. Some of them refer to our new fellowship programs which
will start in the 2nd half of 2009. We would like to ask you to help us
disseminate the calls for the following fellowships and make the
information available to potential candidates:

Junior Visiting Fellowships for Ph.D. Candidates and Post-docs
Application deadline: April 30, 2009

Junior Visiting Fellowships for Ph.D. Candidates and Post-docs
Application deadline: April 30, 2009

Visiting Fellowships (2009 - 2011) with the research topics
Application deadline: April 30, 2009

- PAUL CELAN FELLOWSHIPS for Translators (2009/2010) -
focusing East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical
texts as well as contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social
Sciences and Cultural Studies
Application deadline: March 31, 2009

for European cultural journalists working in print, broadcast and
electronic media to pursue in-depth research on a European topic of
their choice
Application deadline: March 31, 2009

Every call is published on our website: www.iwm.at/fellowships.htm

Yours sincerely,
Mary Nicklas

10) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic

alkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

The Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with the
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, are pleased to announce
the third year of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence
programme. To mark two tumultuous decades of both fragmentation and
European integration since the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the
descent into armed conflict in many Balkan nations, journalists are
invited to explore the broad concept of "Identity" in the contemporary
landscape. Journalists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania or Serbia are encouraged

to submit research proposals for a 2.000 word journalistic article.
Through an open competition, 10 journalists will be selected to
participate in a seven month programme. The journalists will receive
funding and professional support to conduct research, both in the region
and in the European Union, culminating in publication and Europe-wide
promotion of their re ports at the end of the year. Successful
applicants will receive a bursary of 2.000 Euros and a travel allowance
of up to 2.000 Euros. A selection committee comprised of prominent
journalists will additionally award one fellow with an
individually-tailored opportunity for further professional development,
to the value of 8.000 Euros. Applications must be received no later than

1st March 2009. Info: Dragana Zarkovic Obradovic, Fellowship Programme
Manager BIRN - email: fellowship@birn.eu.com

11) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fully funded PhD studentship at the
Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London

Fully funded studentships at the Department of Politics, Queen Mary,
University of London. Particular interest in applications from students
wishing to work on Western Balkans, Kosovo, post-socialist

Further details can be found at:

Department PG page:

Dr Adam Fagan
Senior Lecturer
Department of Politics
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
t: 020 7882 3399 www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/staff/fagan/index.html

12) CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on the history of sexuality, Ghent,
13-16.4.2009 [deadline: 1.5.]

The Sexuality Network of the European Social Science History Conference
invites papers on the history of sexuality for inclusion in its
programme of panels at this bi-annual conference. The ESSHC 2010 will
take place in Ghent, Belgium at the Bijloke site in central Ghent, from
Tuesday 13 April up to and including Friday 16 April 2010.

The Sexuality Network of the ESSHC is seeking to become the leading
European arena for new work on the history of sexuality. We welcome
proposals for full panels (3-4 papers) as well as offers of individual
papers. Papers and panels on all historical periods are welcome.

We are particularly interested in encouraging proposals on histories of
sexualities and nationality, ethnicity, post-colonialism, or
globalisation. Papers and panels exploring sexualities beyond the "West"
however construed are especially encouraged. Papers on methodological or
historiographical questions in the history of sexualities, are also
strongly encouraged. We want to receive more proposals on sexualities
before the modern era too.

Our criteria for inclusion in the programme will be to highlight those
panels and papers that display innovation, theoretical rigour, and
exciting directions in research into the history of sexuality.

The range of interests covered by the Network are wide and previous
gatherings have included work on historical approaches to: sexual
activity; sexual identities; heterosexuality; homosexuality; marriage,
divorce, extra-marital sex; celibacy, masturbation; fertility and its
technologies; sexual subcultures; geographies of sexuality; rural
sexualities; prostitution; sexually transmitted disease; HIV/AIDS and
sexuality in historical perspective; cultural representations of
sexuality; medicalization of sexualities; sex education; moral reform
movements; legal regulation of sexuality; sexual violence;
globalization and sexuality; historiographical approaches to sexuality;
Marxist, queer and feminist historiographies.

All proposers of papers (and all panel participants) must pre-register
at the conference website in order for their offers to be considered:


Information about the conference fees and conditions are also available
at this site.

The deadline for paper and panel proposals is 1 May 2009. You (and all
panel participants if applicable) must also pre-register by this date.

Contacts for further information about the Sexuality Network:

Geertje Mak

Elise Chenier

Dan Healey

13) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 3 PhD positions in Migration and
Development, Maastricht University

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (Maastricht University) is
looking for 3 PhD candidates to work on a project on Migration and
Development financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Applicants must be willing to work on 1 of 3 research themes:

1) Remittances, development (local economic growth) and poverty
The main research question of this first theme will be: To what extent
do remittances contribute to development (local economic growth) and
welfare including poverty alleviation, the reduction of inequality,
vulnerably and increased capabilities?

2) Brain drain and development policy
The types of questions answered under this theme are: What effect does
the option for emigration have on potential migrants or institutions in
the sending countries? What is the effect of emigration on the sending
country due to the loss of human capital? What effects do the highly
skilled migrants have on the sending country while aboard? What makes
migrants return and how can this be enhanced? What are the impacts of
existing general development policy on the propensity of the highly
skilled populations in developing countries to migrate to developed

3) Return migration in the life cycle of migrants
Theme 3 focuses on topics such as: How does return migration fit within
the life cycle of migrant workers and migrants coming to developed
countries for other reasons (family reunification, asylum)? Under what
circumstances do returnees have a positive/negative impact on
development? Can reintegration schemes make a positive contribution?
Factors like permanent or temporary work/residence permits and voluntary
or forced return will be taken into account.

For a more comprehensive description of the research themes go to


Candidate profile:
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance welcomes prospective PhD
fellows with a background in migration studies or quantitative methods.
Students must have at least a Masters degree in a social science
discipline. We are looking for students with strong analytical capacity.
Quantitative skills are required and familiarity with qualitative
research methods is desirable. Prior field experience in Morocco,
Ethiopia, Rwanda or Afghanistan is an advantage. The candidate must be
fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is desirable. The
current fellows come from both within the EU as well as from other
continents, and have a multidisciplinary background, such as master
degrees in economics, social sciences and political science.

Application procedure
To apply go to www.governance.unimaas.nl/migrationphd.html

Deadlines for application
MARCH 8, 2009

Starting date:
As soon as possible.

4 year full-time PhD contract
Compensation will be according to standard salary levels for PhD
students starting with a salary of € 2042,- with a yearly growth to €
2612,- gross a month.
Questions about the application process?
If you have any questions concerning the application process please
e-mail us at

For more information on the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance,

University, please visit us at http://www.governance.unimaas.nl

14) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fulbright Scholarships and Grants

March 1 is the opening of the Traditional Fulbright Scholar
competition. Over 800 grants are available for lecturing, conducting
research, or combining both in over 130 countries around the globe. The
deadline is
August 1. For information on Fulbright Scholar Awards, consult our
website at www.cies.org for descriptions of awards and new eligibility
requirements. If you are interested in requesting materials, please
write to

We appreciate your consideration and assistance in sharing this
information. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact
us at anytime.


Katherine Matheson
Program Associate for Outreach and Communications
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden Street NW, Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
Tel: 202.686.7866
Fax: 202.362.3442
E-mail: kmatheson@cies.iie.org


Assessing the Role of Structural Drivers in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: A
Case Study of the Link Between Socio-Economic Indicators and Prevalence

Supervisor: Dr Deborah Johnston, Department of Economics (SOAS)
Co-Supervisor: Dr Justin Parkhurst, Health Policy Unit (LSHTM)

UNAIDS estimates three out of four HIV/AIDS deaths occur in sub Saharan
Africa. Many prevention activities, such as education and subsidized
condom access, assume that HIV transmission is driven by poverty and
ignorance. However, population-based studies of HIV prevalence often
find that prevalence increases with both wealth and education. The
Tanzanian HIV/AIDS Indicator Survey 2003-2004 (THIS) found the poorest
20% of households had a prevalence rate of 3.4%, while the richest 20%
had one of 10.5%. However,
surveys of HIV/AIDS prevalence are not large in number, are often
limited in terms of the socio-economic data they include and have also
been subject to relatively little scrutiny. This research aims to
provide an empirically-based investigation of the hypothesised links
between broader structural factors and HIV transmission in a
sub-Saharan African setting (possibly Tanzania). It will do so by
generating two kinds of information: on the detailed statistical
relationships between these structural indicators and patterns of
behaviour which are assumed to be linked to HIV transmission. The
project aims to go beyond simple
assumptions of a universal link between structures such as wealth and
education and HIV to instead investigate how particular structural
elements manifest themselves in patterns of behaviour in given contexts
- patterns of behaviour that may be more or less conducive to the spread
of HIV at a population level.
Candidates should have an undergraduate and masters level degree in
Economics, Sociology, Development Studies or similar. They should have
good quantitative skills and experience in the analysis of social and
micro-level data. Ideally, they should have some knowledge or experience
with African development issues and have an interest in the social
epidemiology of HIV.

The successful candidate will be able to assess SOAS expertise in
economic theory, fieldwork methodology, data analysis and language
training. LSHTM would provide support with understanding of
epidemiological and public health information, as well as expertise on

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User: zarin_m
Date: 2009-02-17 21:24 (UTC)
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интересно, конечно...

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User: voloss
Date: 2009-02-17 21:27 (UTC)
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как же вы задолбали, не нравится - не читайте
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User: dormidondt
Date: 2009-02-17 21:36 (UTC)
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Spasibo :) No bylo i na samom dele dlinno vidimo...
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User: zarin_m
Date: 2009-02-17 21:58 (UTC)
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благодарю за прямоту!
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User: dormidondt
Date: 2009-02-17 21:35 (UTC)
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User: zarin_m
Date: 2009-02-17 22:00 (UTC)
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спасибо огромное!
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my journal
November 2009