USA: Harvard Academy Scholars Program

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. The Academy Scholars are [read more..]

USA: Yale World Fellows Program

The Yale World Fellows Program seeks applications from mid-career emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their own professions, regions, countries, or at an international level. Successful applicants uniformly possess the extraordinary qualities of mind and character that strong leadership requires. Candidates for the Fellowship must demonstrate themselves to be driving forces [read more..]

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Edinburgh: Roslin Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


The University of Edinburgh has been instrumental in shaping history for over 400 years. An exciting, vibrant, research led academic community we offer opportunities to work with leading international academics whose visions are shaping tomorrow's world. Our 22 Schools, spread across 3 Colleges, offer over 350 undergraduate and 160 postgraduate courses to more than 20,000 students each year.

As a member of staff, you will not only be part of one the World's top 20 Universities, but also part of one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 10,000 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

Job Description

The postdoctoral scientist will develop a novel research programme, as outlined in a recently awarded BBSRC LINK grant, to develop a novel approach to production of bioactive molecules for veterinary use. This is based on the production of recombinant proteins in the eggs of transgenic hens, as exemplified by Lillico et al (2007) PNAS 104, 1771. The successful applicant will carry out high quality original research, using a solid knowledge of molecular and protein biology. The applicant will present the results of the research in refereed publications, presentations and international conferences and will develop close links with key personnel at the industrial partner.

Person Specification


A PhD with experience in modern molecular biology techniques, including at least some of the following techniques: gene cloning, gene expression analysis, cell biology, cell culture and protein purification and analysis. Highly motivated and ready to drive a project, in consultation with grant PIs and industrial partner. Good person skills and willingness to collaborate. The ability to collaborate effectively with a number of different people, and to coordinate a complex project is key. Effective communication of research to colleagues and the public is also important.


Experience of preparation of lentiviral vectors and purification of recombinant proteins would be valuable.


The role is grade [insert grade] and attracts an annual salary of £ to £ [insert salary range] for [insert hours] hours, [part time], [delete if not applicable.] each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.


Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.

Application Procedure

We encourage all applicants to apply online at The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV.

Alternatively, call our recruitment line on 0131 650 2511 or email for an application pack. Please complete and return the Application form, including a statement addressing how your application meets the Person Specification, Additional Personal Information Form and Rehabilitation of Offenders Form to Jane Anderson, HR Assistant, the Roslin Institute, Easter Bush, Midlothian, EH25 9RG by 25 July 2011. Please complete the equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and return in the separate prepaid envelope. We cannot guarantee to consider late applications.

Please quote reference no: 3014491

The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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Kyoto University Global COE Program, Japan


Kyoto University Global COE Program "Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming" is seeking Postdoctoral Researchers with the following specifications. Kyoto University Global COE Program "Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming" is in part supported by a five-year Fund (September 2008 to March 2013) from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

1.Nature of employment: Postdoctoral Researcher in Kyoto University Global COE Program.

2.The number of positions available:2 (Postdoctoral Researcher AandB)
3.Research Fields:
The Global COE Program entitled “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming” is seeking
applicants for two Postdoctoral Researcher in the following respective research field.

Research Fields

- Evaluation of Sustainable Energy System (A)
(CO2 Inventory, Energy Supply and Demand Analysis, Management of Resources, Environmental Impact Assessment for CO2 Emission, Modeling of Energy System )

- Solar Energy Research (B)
(Artificial photosynthesis, Biomolecular solar energy utilization)

4. Conditions of application and employment:
1) Requirements for applicants: Applicants must have a Ph.D.
2) Term of the appointment: The appointment will be renewed every year up to March 31,
2013 according to the rules of employment in Kyoto University. Note that the first year is
up to March 31, 2012, which is the end of the Japanese academic year for 2011.
3) Salary: Salary will be paid monthly in accordance with the rules of Kyoto University by the annual salary system.
4) Insurances: National Public Servant Mutual Aid Association and Unemployment
Insurance (compulsory).
5. The starting date of employment: Aug. 1, 2011 or later
6. Procedure of the application:
1) Required documents:
a. Application Form (specify your research field and Subject Keywords)
b. Curriculum Vitae (Academic and research backgrounds after high school and a color
photo taken within 3 months (3 cm×4 cm)).
c. Letters of recommendation or the names of references
d. List of publications and copies of three representative publications
e. Short description of research plan in about1000 words
f. Any other pertinent information such as a list of patents and research funds.
Note that application packages will not be returned.
2) The application deadline: July 15, 2011
3) Mailing address:

Office of Global COE, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University
Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Phone: +81-75-753-3307
Fax: +81-75-753-9176
E-mail: gcoe-office

* Please indicate “Application for Postdoctoral Researcher at Global COE, Energy Science” in red on the envelope. You may also hand deliver the application to the office.

* For more information, please send us e-mail to

Make sure to use the following in the subject of your e-mails: “Application for Researcher
at Global COE, Energy Science”

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Yale World Fellows Program


The Yale World Fellows Program seeks applications from mid-career emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their own professions, regions, countries, or at an international level. Successful applicants uniformly possess the extraordinary qualities of mind and character that strong leadership requires. Candidates for the Fellowship must demonstrate themselves to be driving forces for action or effective catalysts of change. In significant ways and in significant arenas, each must show promise of a career trajectory of increasing responsibility and impact. Yale World Fellows are selected from a wide range of fields and disciplines including government, business, nongovernmental organizations, religion, the military, media, and the arts.

Criteria for selection include:

• An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity;
• Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level;
• Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;
• Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking;
• Likelihood to benefit from participation in the Program and to contribute to global understanding at Yale;
• Commitment to a rigorous program of activities, to full-time residence at Yale for the duration of the program, and to mentoring students and speaking frequently on campus.

Applicants must:

- be in the mid-career stage, at least five and typically not more than twenty years into their professional careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. The average age of a World Fellow is 38;
- have an excellent command of the English language and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently;
- be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United States
- Preference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational or work experience in the United States, particularly at Yale.

Application Requirements

A complete application consists of:

- The online application form (personal information, employment history, and educational background)
- A résumé/CV
- Two essays (500 word maximum each)

Essay 1: Describe your recent work history and its relevance, including the key responsibilities of your positions and your major accomplishments.

Essay 2: Discuss an issue of importance to you and your country, your community, or region and how you think progress on this issue could be achieved.

Three confidential letters of reference. Letters should come from people familiar with your work and character. They may comment on your abilities, your potential for leadership, and your suitability for a Yale World Fellowship. You will have the ability to designate your recommenders who can submit a letter of recommendation for you online once you begin an application. Once you identify a recommender they will receive an e-mail providing instructions and access information.

Stipend and Living Arrangements

In addition to underwriting all program and educational costs, Yale provides Fellows with housing and a travel allowance, as well as a stipend of $32,500 to cover living expenses. The World Fellows Program does its best to assist with arrangements for Fellows who are joined in New Haven by a spouse or dependent minors for the duration of the Program.

Having a family accompany a Fellow to New Haven for the duration of the Fellowship is a decision that should be made only after serious consideration and discussion with the Program staff. While the families of some Fellows have lived full-time in New Haven for the four months of the Program, the majority of World Fellows with families – especially those with children – find it considerably easier and more convenient to have their family members come for shorter visits. Spouses and partners with career flexibility do often come to New Haven for longer stretches, and it is sometimes possible for them to be included in a small number of World Fellows activities. More complicated is the important decision regarding whether or not to bring children. Placing school-age children into schools in New Haven is a complex and competitive process. Program staff can provide information and some assistance in making school arrangements; however, there is no guarantee that schools in the Yale University area will have the necessary openings. Placing younger children into daycare centers can also present challenges. Fellows wishing to bring young children to New Haven must have full-time care arrangements for them. Fellows are occupied for many hours each day, including many evenings. In all cases, the Fellow must consider the intensive nature and significant demands of the Program, as well as the impact that long days and evenings will have on a partner and/or children.

Dates and Deadlines

The online application is open and available for 2012 candidates. The deadline for submitting all application materials is 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 9, 2011. All materials must be submitted electronically prior to the deadline.

If you feel you would be a strong candidate for the Yale World Fellows Program and wish to start an application, please click here to begin

Contact detail

Telephone: +203 432 1910Facsimile: +203 432 1913

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The Open Society Fellowship


The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and expect to contribute meaningfully to the Foundations' thinking in return.

In evaluating each proposal, the selection committee weighs three factors: the applicant, the topic of the project, and the work product.


The Applicant

The Open Society Fellowship chooses its fellows from a diverse pool of applicants that includes journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject area and a track record of professional accomplishment.

The fellowship seeks “idea entrepreneurs” from across the world who are ready to challenge conventional wisdom. Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network. Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit.

The Topic of the Project

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Among the Foundations' core areas of concern are human rights, government transparency, the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. Project themes should cut across these areas of interest. Applicants are encouraged to explore this website to acquaint themselves with the panoply of themes and geographic areas that fall within the Foundations' purview. Below are some possible topic areas that fellows may explore in the coming years:

  • Global migration and the rights of displaced minorities
  • Organized crime, corruption, and state failure
  • The economic crisis and its effect on open societies
  • Movement-building and state repression in societies affected by climate change
  • The impact of new technologies on citizen access to information and justice
  • The link between governance, transparency, and economic development.

Open Society Fellows are currently investigating the corrosive effect of the global arms trade on democratic institutions, the challenges of community organizing in rural America, and new techniques of outreach and communication with victims of mass atrocity.

What these projects share is a zeal for problem-solving, the confidence to test hypotheses against observed reality, and an impatience with conventional or clichéd thinking.

Applicants who are uncertain whether their topic fits within the Foundations' focus areas are invited to submit a brief letter of inquiry, accompanied by a CV, before proceeding with the online application process. That letter of inquiry should be addressed to:

The Work Product

Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Applicants should carefully consider the impact they want their work to have and the audiences they wish to reach. They should then think creatively about the activities and work products that will reach these audiences most effectively.

Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.

Fellowship projects can include photography, outreach and advocacy around documentary film, and other forms of cultural production. Applicants in the arts must demonstrate rigorous and original thinking about the nexus of cultural expression and social change.

Fellowship Expectations

At the heart of the fellowship are the Open Society Foundations themselves. Fellows are invited to join the rich and diverse Foundations community, a global network of activists and institutions dedicated to defending civil society and improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable citizens.

Fellows are expected to take full advantage of the Foundations' expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization's ambit. The program anticipates that most fellows will spend a portion of their fellowship term at one of the organization's main offices, in New York, Washington, London, Brussels, or Budapest, or at a regional foundation. While in residence, they are strongly encouraged to organize and participate in conferences and program events and may be asked to run a seminar involving Foundations staff and outside colleagues. Ultimately, fellows should sharpen the organization's thinking, question its assumptions, and broaden its understanding of pivotal political and social problems.

In order to facilitate these interactions, proficiency in spoken English is required.

Fellowship Placement and Term

The fellowship considers applicants from all parts of the world. Most fellows spend a portion of their term in one or more Open Society Foundation offices. Fellows may work out of multiple offices during their term.

Fellows who wish to work on their project in a country in which they do not have citizenship must satisfy and comply with applicable visa requirements. The fellowship program will help fellows obtain necessary visas and covers all associated costs.

Though most fellowship terms are for one year, the program will consider requests for shorter or longer durations. Slight preference is given to applications for full-time fellowships, but the program will consider applicants who can only work part-time on their projects. The program encourages submissions from applicants with families and will work with fellows to devise a schedule that meets their needs and the program's expectations.

Fellowship Support

Full-time fellows based in the United States will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be prorated for part-time fellows. For fellows based elsewhere, appropriate adjustments will be made to reflect the cost of living in those countries. The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant's current salary. In certain cases, fellows will receive additional financial support to enable them to meet the residency expectation.

In most cases, the program will advise fellows on ways to communciate their work to a broader audience and influence current debates. Staff also work to integrate fellows into its networks of individual and organizational partners and grantees.

In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget. That budget may include expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), visa costs, part-time research assistance, conference fees and health insurance. Fellowship expenses should not include operational or programmatic costs, such as employees and physical infrastructure. The purpose of the fellowship is to support individual fellows; therefore the program will only cover individual expenses.

The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.

Please note that under federal tax rules applicable to U.S. private foundations, the Open Society Foundations cannot support lobbying activities. Projects that include lobbying activities will not be funded. If you're unsure whether your project activities constitute lobbying, please review the Tax Law Lobbying Rules before submitting an application.

Application and Selection

All interested applicants should complete the online application form at and submit supporting materials for consideration. Please read the FAQs before applying. Applicants may submit a project proposal or other materials in a language other than English, as long as they also submit an English translation. Certified translations are strongly recommended.

Once the initial information has been entered, applicants receive login details and an ID number that allows them to make additions and revisions to the form until materials are submitted. The ID number should be quoted in any correspondence.

The program strongly encourages applicants to submit only electronic supporting materials. However, if applicants have hard copy materials that they feel are essential to the evaluation of their project, they can list these at the end of the project proposal. Fellowship staff will reach out to applicants should it be necessary to review these materials.

Note: Only applicants without Internet access may send an application by post. A PDF application form can be downloaded below. All others must apply online.

Applications are reviewed year round. Fellowship staff evaluate applications in consultation with Foundation colleagues and outside experts. Reviewers consider whether the applicant's background, track record, and depth of expertise give reason to believe that the project will be successfully completed and whether the applicant offers persuasive evidence that the fellowship project will significantly inform and challenge the Open Society community.

A small number of applicants are selected as finalists. These finalists are considered by an outside selection committee, which meets twice a year. Applicants seeking a timely response to their proposals should keep in mind the following deadline: Applications received by August 1, 2011 will be evaluated by November 21, 2011. The next deadline will be in early 2012 for evaluation that spring.

    The fellowship program considers applications subject to funding availability.

    Contact Information

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    United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Programme


    The UNAOC Fellowship Programme was created recognizing the need to build bridges between cultures and societies through dialogue and cooperation and to reinforce the political will and collective commitment to live together by strengthening mutual awareness and respect. It is intended to contribute in particular to a better mutual knowledge and understanding between peoples and societies from Muslim-majority countries, mainly from the Arab World, and from Europe and North America. The programme therefore allows emerging leaders from each of these societies serious opportunities to get acquainted with the diverse realities and cultural environments of the others, is a particularly powerful and experiential approach to dialogue, increasing mutual understanding, and improving intercultural relations.


    A group of 12 to 15 candidates will gain real-world exposure to the media, culture, politics, civil society, and religion of several countries in the other region during the course of their 15-18 day visit. During the inaugural phase of the program, emerging leaders from Muslim countries will visit countries in Europe and the United States; while leaders from North America/Europe are expected to visit one country in the Mashreq, one country in the Maghreb, and one country in the Gulf.

    Project Partners

    The British Council, the Islamic Educational , Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the Institute of International Education, the League of Arab States and the Qatar Committee for Alliance of Civilizations are the operating partners with the UNAOC on the Fellowship Programme. The UNAOC recently signed an agreement with its partners on the occasion of its Group of Friends meeting in New York on September 26, 2009 to officially launch the Fellowship Programme.



    • Citizens of countries located in Europe and North America
    • Accomplished and influential young professionals recognized by your communities with the potential to become key leaders in your field in the near future
    • Active either in politics (local, national, or international), civil society organizations, media, the business sector, local communities, faith based movements, and other fields
    • Willingness to use this experience in your leadership position
    • Motivated and available to take part of an entire 18 day-full programme, as scheduled by the organizer and to respect all rules and regulations on locations from the organizer and the host countries
    • Be no younger than 26 and no older than 38 years of age in the year 2011
    • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
    • Possess a passport valid at least 6 months beyond the assigned Fellowship dates

    You must complete your Fellowship Application in English for the competitive selection process

    You are to answer accurately all the requested information and questions in this form

    You are required to submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae with your application form and a clear photo of yourself

    Your complete submission needs to be sent to no later than

    Application Submission for North Africa and Middle East participants is now over ! Please come back for Spring 2012!

    For Europe and North America, deadline is Friday 8 July 2011 passed this date your application will be denied, so we encourage you to submit it as soon as possible.

    Please download the application for your respective region in Microsoft Word format below:

    North America and Europe participants application for UNAOC Fellowship Programme

    North Africa and Middle East participants application for UNAOC Fellowship Programme

    For more information on the program, please contact

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    Australian International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

    Overview:The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is available to any international student wishing to undertake a Higher Degree by Research at Curtin in 2012.
    Download:IPRS/CIPRS Application (.doc)Download document
    Application for Admission to Research Degree (.pdf)Download document
    Referee Report Form (.doc)Download document
    Opening Date:1 June, 2011
    Closing Date:31 August, 2011
    Faculty:All Faculties
    Area of Interest:All Areas of Interest
    Scholarship Type:Merit Based
    Year of Study:Postgraduate
    Eligibility:This award is open to citizens of an overseas country (excluding New Zealand). Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research capacity to suitably qualified overseas graduates eligible to commence a higher degree by research in 2012*.

    Please refer to the Guidelines for Higher Degree by Research Candidates for information on entry requirements at:

    Applicable to:Current Students
    Prospective Students
    Nationality:Other Nationalities
    Maximum number awarded:6
    Value:The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship provides:
    • course tuition fee for two years for a Masters by Research and three years for a Doctoral degree; and
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the recipient and their dependants for the duration of the award.

    In addition, all successful applicants will receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) valued at $22,860 (2011 value). This tax-free stipend is indexed annually.
    Tenable at:Curtin University to undertake a full-time Master's by Research or Doctoral degree in 2012.
    Further Information:For further information please contact :

    Miss Yen Hieu
    Graduate Studies Officer
    Office of Research & Development
    Curtin University
    GPO Box U1987
    PERTH WA 6845


    Telephone: (08) 9266 4906
    Fax: (08) 9266 3793
    Criteria:*Students currently enrolled in the degree for which an IPRS is being sought are eligible to apply for an IPRS providing the degree was commenced after 1st September 2010.
    Guidelines:Submission of application must include:

    - IPRS/CIPRS Application Form
    - 2 x Referee Report Form
    -Application for Admission to a Higher Degree by Research

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