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CFA – Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2018

Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2018

Where & When: Prague, 18-29 June 2018
Organizers
: Charles University  and  Aristote University of Thessaloniki
Partners: CEFRES–French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL),  University of Birmingham and Humboldt University of Berlin
Priority Deadline: 28 February 2018
Deadline for applicants needing visas to the Czech Republic: 31 March 2018
Final application deadline: 30 April 2018

Contact
Nikola Karasová
Program Coordinator
Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence Institute of International Studies
Charles University, Prague 
E-mail: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz
Website: nrvsschool.fsv.cuni.cz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nrvsummerseminar/

For more details please  visit the website of the Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar. 

The Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence is ready to launch its sixth year with a special focus on the topics of ethnic and religious diversity, migration and transformation. A key goal of the Summer Seminar is to contribute to the study of violence in a substantial way and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field.
The seminar targets highly motivated students, particularly graduate students, as well as post-docs and professional activists. It is led by international researchers from universities with an excellent reputation, such as the Humboldt University of Berlin, Central European University (Budapest), the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester, the University of Pennsylvania, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The program involves fieldwork designed in cooperation with research centers and international institutions in Prague and beyond.
Participants may receive a certificate of attendance and 8 ECTS credits for their active participation in the program once the assignments are fulfilled. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.
The peer-reviewed journal JNMLP agreed to consider the publication of a special issue including the best academic papers submitted upon completion of the Summer Seminar.

 

Please submit the following documents to: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz

  • Short curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of university enrollment or graduation
  • Proof of English language sufficiency

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Those who apply early will receive first consideration for both admission and scholarship decisions.
All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail within two weeks after each respective deadline at the latest. For more information, please contact our staff at nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz.

Program Costs
The participation fee is 750 Euros and includes:

  • Tuition
  • Fieldwork excursions
  • Cultural and social events
  • Weekend excursion (1 full day incl. meal)
  • Reading materials
  • Refreshments during the seminar

Participants are responsible for covering the accommodation of their choice, their travel expenses and visa if necessary.

Discounts and Fellowships
Students of Charles University, the Aristote University of Thessaloniki and the University of Birmingham as well as Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar’s alumni are all eligible for a 20% discount on the tuition fee.
A limited number of tuition fee discounts will be available for selected candidates based on their academic merit and financial needs.
A limited number of fellowships will be granted to PhD candidates/students or advanced graduate students coming from any of the following countries: Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

 

 

CfA: Two Post-Doctoral Positions at CEFRES – Charles University

TWO POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS AT CEFRES COFUNDED BY THE CHARLES UNIVERSITY AND CEFRES WITHIN THE FRAME OF SPECIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS

Deadline for submission: 23 August 2017
Period: 1 January 2018—31 December 2019
Application Language: English only
Address for submission: clararoyer@cefres.cz

Selected post-doctoral researchers will be informed on 2 October 2017. 

Two post-doctoral researchers will be recruited from 1 January 2018 at CEFRES with the support of the Charles University. They will be both affiliated to CEFRES and to a relevant department at Charles University. Each one will work on their individual research and in cooperation with a senior researcher of the center within the frame of a collective research project. Applicants must select one of the projects below.
Both post-doctoral researchers will be recruited on the basis of the quality of the research they conduct and their befitting the research programs they intend to join.
Research project 1: “Archives and Interculturality”
This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CNRS researcher Benedetta Zaccarello.
Description: Candidates should be trained on and familiar with research on autograph manuscripts, notably on archives relevant to philosophy and the history of thought. We encourage applicants whose approach emphasizes the historical, textual and intercultural value of those documents, focusing on multilingual corpus inspired by or dealing with different traditions, both in space and time. An interdisciplinary approach is preferred, as well as some experience in the field of the edition of unpublished texts and in the methodology of genetic criticism.
Applicants may contact Mrs Zaccarello before applying for any relevant questions on their application. Please write at: benedetta.zaccarello@cefres.cz
Research project 2. TANDEM post-doctoral position

A specific competition to recruit a second post-doctoral researcher is open for competition on one out of three possible topics listed below. He/She will work in association with a researcher from the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) within the frame of the TANDEM program.

Topic 1: “Cosmopolitics of Hunt: Bringing Europe into Perspective”

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Luděk Brož.
Description: Candidates across social sciences and humanities are invited to explore how “wild species” have featured in human lives, and vice versa, in dynamically changing socio-environmental contexts. Successful applicants are expected to develop their own niche of empirical inquiry and, using methodology aligned with their respective disciplines, focus on “wild species” – human relationships as both a topic in its own right, and a strategic viewpoint on other issues of social and academic relevance. The supported candidate should be ready to engage in reflexive interdisciplinary collaboration.
Applicants may contact Mr Brož before applying for any relevant questions on their application. Please write at: broz@eu.cas.cz 

Topic 2: “Denaturalisation and refugees in Europe in the first half of the 20th century”
This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Michal Frankl.
Description: The project aims to develop a comparative perspective on large-scale denaturalisations in Europe in the first half of the 20th century and to probe the intrinsic connection between the status of the citizen and the position of the refugee. The applicant will show interest into research on citizenship, statelessness and/or refugees and should have background in historical and archival research (but an interdisciplinary combination with related disciplines is also possible and encouraged). Within the project s/he will be tasked with assessing existing body of research, working with the PI to develop the project methodology and conducting original research on mass revocations of citizenship and refugee policies. S/he should demonstrate interest in comparative history and explain his/her ability to contribute to a European comparative project (for instance, but not limited to, knowledge of the French and/or other national/regional contexts and languages).
Applicants may contact Mr. Frankl at frankl@mua.cas.cz with questions pertaining to the research project and the application.

Topic 3: “Islamic Activists in Exile: Europe, Middle East and South-Asia”

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Giedre Sabaseviciute.
Description: Candidates will be expected to contribute to the project on the contemporary exiled Islamic activists in European, Middle Eastern and South-Asian cities. The project aims to research the ways in which the experience of exile affect the trajectories of activism, focusing on how different national context influence their career choices, which vary between the continuation of activism, involvement into different causes, or disengagement. Possible research topics include but are not restricted to 1- circulation of ideas, norms and activism through human networks; 2- patterns of activist network formation; 3- relationship between the exiled activists and their host countries; 4- continuities and ruptures in individual trajectories of activism. Candidates are expected to have conducted their doctoral research in one of the regions covered by the project (The Gulf, Turkey, South-Asia), to be proficient of one of its languages (Turkish, Arabic, Malay), and have an important knowledge of the fieldwork. Interdisciplinary approach is preferred, as well as some experience in ethnographic and biographical research, media studies, and discourse analysis.
Applicants may contact Giedre Sabaseviciute before applying for any relevant questions on their application. Please write to: saba@orient.cas.cz

Application Package

Applicants should provide the following documents:

  • The application form duly filled in: download HERE. The application form includes the description of a research project. The research project must:
    • specify the name of the research project you want to apply to (for ex. “Archives and Intertextuality”) and explain how your research befits it.
    • include an explanation on the methodology and inputs of your own research, as well as a selected bibliography (max. 1 page-long)
    • include outcomes (publications, conferences, and so forth).
  • A letter of reference from the PhD supervisor: download HERE. The letter must include a statement from the PhD supervisor (mentionning topic of the PhD and whether candidate was successful with it, and so forth)
  • A detailed CV
  • A list of publications
  • A copy of the PhD diploma

Application packages must be submitted by 23 August 2017 electronically in an email entitled “YOUR LAST NAME_CEFRES-UK” at: clararoyer@cefres.cz. Please send the application form in both PDF and as a Word-document. Applicants are welcome to contact the PIs of the research projects they apply to.

Eligibility Criteria

  • be high-level researchers from abroad, who defended their PhD no more than 10 years prior to the application deadline in a university outside the Czech Republic
  • conducting a research befitting one of the research projects described above
  • good command of English is mandatory

Framework of the Charles University and CEFRES post-doctoral position

As a partner of CEFRES Platform, Charles University recruits two high-quality post-doctoral research fellows from abroad, to become researchers at CEFRES, within the frame of the Charles University’s International Post-Doc Research Fund. The gross monthly salary is 32 000 CZK and a fixed-term contract will be signed between each post-doctoral researcher and CEFRES. UK-CEFRES post-doctoral researchers will be affiliated to both CEFRES and a relevant department of one of the faculties in social sciences and humanities of the Charles University according to their main discipline.
They are expected to:
  • contribute through their own research to the research project they apply to
  • take part in the scientific life of CEFRES
  • submit a yearly report on their research to the director of CEFRES
  • come to live in Prague from 1 January 2018.

Calls for applications will be published on Charles University’s website on 1 July 2017. CEFRES will be amongst the hosting institutions of the University Post-Doc Research Fund.

 

CfA: AV ČR – CNRS TANDEM Program 2018-2020

The Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) and CEFRES/CNRS are launching this year a new research program called TANDEM based on the CEFRES Platform’s cooperation and endeavour to excellency in social and human sciences.

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center) around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (starting, consolidator, advanced…).
The first TANDEM team will start its work from February 2018 for 2 years. It will be based at CEFRES. ERC projects can be submitted once per year during the appointment of the team at CEFRES.

Continue reading CfA: AV ČR – CNRS TANDEM Program 2018-2020

Appointment of a CNRS Researcher at CEFRES

Every year the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (InSHS) of the CNRS offers the possibility for researchers to be appointed in a research institute abroad.

URL: http://www.dgdr.cnrs.fr/drh/emploi-nonperm/pratique-3-deleg.htm

Application Package of the CNRS researcher includes:

  • a research project
  • an up-to-date CV
  • a letter of intent
  • the letter of support and invitation of the director of the research center abroad
  • the letter of approval of the director of the departed research unit in France[1].

Application deadlines are usually by the end of February-beginning of March each year. Selected candidates are appointed to the research center abroad from the following September.

[1] Meaning the director of the research unit in France to which the CNRS researcher belongs agrees indeed the researcher will become a full researcher at CEFRES.

CEFRES is a UMIFRE – an International Joint Unit, as it is under the tutelage of both CNRS and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

CNRS Support to International Mobility 2021

Join the CEFRES for a short mobility!

Deadline for submission: 3 November 2020
Duration: from 3 to 9 months in 2021
Application form to be filled in: SMI
(for information: English translation of the form here)

As a part of its support to researchers’ international mobility, the National Institute in Social Sciences and Humanities (InSHS) of the CNRS allows for researchers from CNRS and from universities with which they are engaged to realize research actions abroad within the SMI frame in 2021.

This support is not limited discipline-wise and concerns all types of research mission (fieldwork, sources inquiry, the setting up of a collective research project, the writing of a book or article in cooperation with foreign researchers, and so forth). It applies to all destinations (within the requirements of stays regulations implemented in the chosen countries) and to all kind of host institutions.

Such research missions abroad will take place in 2021. Their duration must be superior to three months and must not exceed nine months. The support involves a maximum monthly rate of 2,000 euros which will be transfered to the researcher’s research unit in France and dedicated to cover all mission expenses. The sum must be spent in its entirety in the year 2021.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of their quality and scientific interest.

Researchers from CNRS and from universities must send their application at the latest by 3 November 2020 via email at: inshs.smi@cnrs.fr

Application package includes

  • a scientific justification of the project (max. 2 pages)
  • the description of all planned actions within the mission (max. half a page)
  • the description of the uses for the budget required (max. half a page). Should co-financing be acquired, they should be indicated.
  • a CV including the researcher’s 5 publications most meaningful for the current project
  • the form duly filled in in agreement with the director of the researcher’s unit in France.