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160819 CMF Scholarship 2017 Poster

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New fully funded PhD studentship on ‘Nation and Migration: Living together in diversity’ at Loughborough University:


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We seek to appoint a Career Development Fellow in Sociology, in the School of Social and Political Science, with a particular emphasis on nationalism studies and globalisation.

You should have recently obtained, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant area, and should provide evidence of ability to deliver excellent university-level teaching and research.

This full-time, fixed-term post is available for 36 months from 1st August 2016.

Salary: £31,656 – £37,768 per annum

Closing Date: 5pm GMT on Wednesday 6th July 2016

Further details here.

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We are advertising for a post-doctoral fellow to join us on an ESRC-funded project, ‘Seeing Illegal Immigrants: State Monitoring and Political Rationality¹.

This is a full-time, two-year post, to work on the German case (to avoid
confusion: we previously advertised for postdocs to work on the UK and French cases – the deadline for these posts has now passed).

Please follow this link for more information:

The deadline for applications is 1 June. Interviews will be held on 20 June, for a start-date in August 2016.

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An excellent opportunity for anyone interested in studying the emergence into power of the Scottish Nationalists …


The SNP: From Opposition to Government

Since the 1990’s the SNP has moved from being a fringe political party with little representation in the state legislature, to being the party of opposition in the national legislature, to the party of government of that nation. This shift has seen the party have to adapt to an emerging political arena, in which the opportunity to govern within a devolved system had to balanced with the fundamental, historical aims of the party itself – independence for Scotland. The SNP has, since 2007, had the opportunity to show the voters of Scotland that it is a political party able to govern effectively and that it is not, as it has so often been historically painted ‘a one tune band’. However, it has been challenged during its tenure on a variety of fronts, including; being too focused on putting the goal of independence, of agitating for change and seeking confrontation with Westminster rather than working within the devolved system, and of producing populist policy ahead of long term solutions.

This PhD studentship will focus on the SNP in government, from 2007 to 2011 (or beyond) and examine the opportunities and challenges the party has faced, its behaviour in office, the nature and timbre of the policies it has pursued as well as seeking to measure the success it has seen, whether they be policy or politically oriented.

Funding Notes

Successful candidates will receive a £6000 stipend and payment of tuition fees (current value £3400).
This studentship is open to Home/EU candidates with a first degree in a relevant discipline.
Non-EU students can apply, but will not receive the stipend and will be required to pay fees.
Candidates must be available to commence their studies in October 2011.

More information:


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This information was circulated on the Migration & Citizenship mailing list earlier today … might be of interest!


ESRC Scholarships in Migration Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the University of Oxford has recently become an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. Within this 3 ESRC scholarships have been allocated to a Migration Studies Pathway.  It is not too late to apply for this year’s intake.

The scholarships are open to students applying to either the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and the MSc in Migration Studies (and intending to continue on to a DPhil), or to students applying directly for admission to a DPhil on a migration-related topic.

This pathway recognises the University’s research strength in interdisciplinary migration studies, based in the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the International Migration Institute (IMI), and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC). Please visit http://www3.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/migration_scholarships.pdf for further information.

How to apply

Applicants should first apply to the university for the degree that they wish to obtain through the standard on-line application procedure <http://compas.createsend1.com/t/r/l/ykjidud/fhuiioi/t>  – deadline Friday 11th March 2011.

Application for ESRC funding is separate (there is no application form). Applications should consist of two things:

(1) a doctoral-level proposal (3-4 pp.) containing a description of the project, the problem to be addressed and the methods to be used, together with a brief timetable for the proposed research; and

(2) a curriculum vitae. Applicants for 1 + 3 (MSc + DPhil) may like to warn their referees, who have submitted references to support their application to the university for the MSc, that they may also be approached for a statement about the candidate’s suitability for doctoral work.

Applications for the ESRC funding should be sent to:

Director of Graduate Studies, c/o Ms Marina Kujic, Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

by 12 noon on Friday 18th March 2011. (We are unable to accept electronic applications)

All applicants must satisfy the ESRC’s citizenship and residence requirements and are advised to acquaint themselves with relevant ESRC sources of information on these requirements directly. EU citizens are eligible for ‘fees only’ awards.

ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society
University of Oxford,
58 Banbury Road, Oxford,

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This message went round ASEN members … please circulate to any likely applicants …

Dear ASEN Members,
The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism is offering a scholarship worth £1000 to PhD candidates in the fields of nationalism and ethnicity. All ASEN members who are PhD students registred at institutions in the UK and Ireland are eligible. If you are not yet a member of ASEN, please follow this link before applying: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/units/ASEN/Membership/Registration.aspx 

Please send the following documents in one pdf: your ASEN membership number, CV, Cover Letter, 1000-word research proposal, a reference from your PhD supervisor and a 500-word description of how this money would be used. Examples for the suitable appropriation of the scholarship money would be: language tuition linked to the field of research, conference costs (proof of conference registration required), field research costs, and acquiring research materials.
The closing date for the applications is on 15 May 2011. Please send your application in a single attachment to asen@lse.ac.uk.
For more information about ASEN, please visit: www.lse.ac.uk/asen 

ASEN: The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism
London School of Economics
Houghton Street,
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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Thought I would pass on information about a PhD studentship opportunity in Politics at UoU Jordanstown.

Applications are invited for any topic, although applicants are pointed towards the current interests of the department. Since these include a variety of topics on ethno-nationalism, national identity and conflict nationalism, they might be of interest …

Info as follows:

Department for Employment and Learning N.I. (DEL) funded PhD Studentship in Politics

Applications are invited for a DEL funded PhD studentship tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Jordanstown Campus.

Candidates should have ordinary UK residence to be eligible for both fees and maintenance.  Non UK residents who hold ordinary EU residence may also apply but if successful will receive fees only.  All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in political science or a cognate area.  Successful candidates will enrol on the 14 September 2009, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £13,290 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 24 July 2009

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 3 August 2009

The studentship is available to study for the degree of PhD in the field of Politics.    Suggested topics are available at:


and it is highly recommended that candidates consult this site for an indication of available potential supervision. The list of suggested topics is indicative only and an applicant is free to suggest any topic that he or she wishes to work on.

For more general advice, please contact Dr. Cathy Gormley-Heenan (c.gormley@ulster.ac.uk )

Apply online


or application materials are available from:  Research Office, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, Tel 028 7032 4729, e-mail researchstudent@ulster.ac.uk  ,


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