Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Swedish Research Council International Postdoctoral Grant

Deadline: 19 September 2017
Open to: international students, individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree no more than two years ago
Grant: 110,114.83 EUR per year
The Swedish Research Council is now accepting applications for International Postdoc Grant for January 2018 start.  The purpose of the grant is to give recently qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish university the opportunity to expand their networks and their competencies by working abroad under secure employment terms.
The Swedish Research Council priority target groups are researchers since financing research is one of the most important missions of the Swedish Research Council. Other target groups are decision-makers, journalists, and the public. Grant is awarded in the following fields:
Humanities and Social Sciences;
Medicine and Health;
Natural and Engineering Sciences;
Educational Sciences;
Artistic Research.
The following criteria must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible to apply for the grant:
The applicant for an international postdoc grant must be an individual researcher;
You must hold a doctoral degree from a Swedish university or the European University Institute (EUI), awarded no more than two years before the deadline for this call;
International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme;
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be administered by a Swedish university or HEI or another Swedish public organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organizations. To apply, your organisation must, therefore, be approved as an administrating organisation.
If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation when the grant period starts and throughout the grant period, unless the Swedish Research Council, the administrating organisation or any other employer agree otherwise. The administrating organisation will decide on the employment form, salary and employment terms and conditions. You are, however, expected to remain employed full-time throughout the grant period, which means that you are employed and pay tax in Sweden during your stay abroad. You do not have to be employed by the administrating organisation at the time of applying.
The grant is awarded in a standard amount of 110114.83 EUR per year.
Out of which 94384.14 EUR is for your salary costs and 15730.69 EUR for research expenses relating to your stay and the research you will be carrying out (such as consumables, travel including stays at research sites and publication costs);
The grant amount includes the cover of indirect costs. The standard amount relating to salary costs also includes social security contributions. The grant may not be used for bursaries.
The Swedish Research Council assumes that the administrating organisation, as the employer responsible, will cover any costs in excess of the standard amount received.
The grant period is 18-36 months, starting from 1 January 2018. The first payment will be made during January 2018 at the earliest.
How to apply?
You apply electronically in Prisma, which is the application system used by the Swedish Research Council. You create your application in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.
To enable you to apply, your organisation must have been approved as an administrating organisation and have created an organisation account in Prisma.
You will need to attach an appendix to some fields as instructed. The appendix must consist of one file only, and you can only attach documents in PDF format. All appendices are limited as to file size and number of pages. You will not be able to attach an appendix that exceeds the stated maximum file size.
For more information please visit the official website.

Political Internship at FOMOSO

Deadline: 31 October 2017
Open to: students interested in East-Central (including the Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine) and/ or Southeast Europe in a political sense
Venue: online internship
As an independent and non-profit organization, FOMOSO promotes the opinion-forming about East-Central and Southeast Europe in the German-speaking world. As a think-tank, the aim of FOMOSO is to promote knowledge and interests about political processes in East-Central and Southeast Europe. On the whole, FOMOSO works on an integrative and strong Europe! The internship will consist of the following tasks:
Writing blogs, articles & commentaries (in German and/ or English);
Doing research, summaries, comparisons, and translations;
Sharing posts about interesting topics;
Willing to give inputs;
Creating polls (written);
Performing of interviews;
Improving the English version of our Website;
Optional: Marketing & Public Relations.
Please also find the other FOMOSO internship opportunity on Communication and Social Media here.
The following criteria should be fulfilled:
Students interested in East-Central (including the Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine) and/ or Southeast Europe in a political sense;
English (Level C1/C2) and/ or German (willing to improve German);
Students who have very good writing skills;
Students who like to share ideas;
The duration of the internship is 3 to 6 months (upon consultation). It is an online internship. The working hours are flexible, in the range of 20% – 30%  hours per week. Candidates will receive a Certificate of recommendation upon completion.
How to apply?
The application deadline is 31 October 2017. You can apply by sending your CV and Motivation letter and certificates to praktikum@fomoso.org.
For more information please visit the official website.


Ipsos MORI is recruiting an intern for our Public Affairs team, who specialise in social research. The duration of the internship will be approximately 3 months and will end on the 22nd December 2017. The intern will be assigned a line manager and buddy to guide them through the internship.
Applicants must have a keen interest in social research and will have recently finished a degree, ideally within the last year. Please note that there is no guarantee of a job at the end of the internship. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and will be paid the London Living Wage.
The intern will work on a project where they will gain exposure to, and experience in, social research as well as other key skills such as project management, IT, and qualitative and quantitative research techniques. They will develop some awareness of an understanding of the different data analysis approaches used in research.
In addition, interns should gain a good understanding of what a career in social research might entail, what is needed to progress, as well as exposure to a range of different policy areas.
Please find below a role profile which outlines what the internship would cover, and the required skills and behaviours.
Interns will get some experience of the basic research process in terms of:
Preparing and updating project plans
Checking questionnaire scripts and data files
Recruitment screening questionnaires
Developing data code frames and data table specifications
Sample checking
Managing the project email inbox and phone lines
Looking for patterns and stories in data
Involvement in development and checking of client presentations/ report structures
Working effectively with team members and suppliers
Company operating practices and quality processes
Quantitative research methods (face-to-face, telephone, postal, online)
Qualitative research methods (face-to-face, telephone)
Required Skills & Behaviours:
Strong oral and written communication skills
A keen eye for detail and accuracy
Experience with MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Excellent time management and reliability
Ability to prioritise work, deal with multiple demands at the same time and flexible when requirements change
Effective listener, open to constructive criticism, suggestions and new ideas
Able to work with a wide range of people
Client-focused, with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
Able to ask relevant questions and seek clarification where necessary
Willing to come forward with ideas and suggestions for improvement
As part of the application process we would like you to answer the below questions in your cover letter. Please include your answers in the ‘outline your reason for applying’ section. Please answer the two questions below in your own words, remembering to address all aspects of each question. Please also submit a CV, listing any relevant positions of responsibility held at school/college/university or in the community.
Please clearly outline how you meet the criteria in the person specification, and add any other relevant information in support of your application. In particular, please describe what attracts you to a social research internship at Ipsos MORI and what experience you have that makes you particularly suited to an internship at Ipsos MORI.  (max 300 words)
Please describe a time where you have worked as part of a team to achieve a common goal. What was your contribution to the team effort? How were knowledge and information shared in the team? What were the positive results achieved? (max 300 words)
This role will close on 8th September 2017 so please ensure you have submitted your application by then!  

Monday, 4 September 2017

Paid Internship at The World Bank

The World Bank offers Internship to exceptionally energetic and effective people a chance to enhance their aptitudes while working in a diverse environment. An interesting and rewarding scope for potential opportunity seekers. The World Bank Group offers unique programs that provide learning, staffing, and capacity-building opportunities for junior and mid-career professionals to experience first-hand what working at the WBG is like.
Health, Life, Accident, and Other Insurance Programs
Pension Plan
Relocation, Resettlement, and Expatriate Benefits
Paid Leave
Health Services Department
Fitness Center
Child Care
Lactation Room
Working in WBG will help staffs achieve balance in their work and personal lives as The Bank strives to offer flexible work arrangements.
Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or Ph.D. with plans to return to school full-time).
Fluency in English is required. Relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous.
Must be older than 18 years and not older than 60 years at time of application.
Eligible Regions: Member countries of the World Bank.
If this is your first time applying for a job with the World Bank Group (WBG), select “Create an Account” on the Sign In page through the given link in the APPLY NOW section.
Answer the “Why are you visiting this site?” pull down with “To look for a job, internship.” Once you have created an account, you will be automatically routed to sign in..
Please ensure you gather all information before you apply, as you will not be able to save your application as a draft.
If you have previously applied for a position at the World Bank Group, data from your first application will be pre-filled into the application form. You will have the opportunity to review and update this information as needed.
Reviewing vacancies / preparing to apply
Register a new account/log-in with your existing user ID
Submitting your online application
After your application / Next StepsVisit the official website to Check the Status of Your Application at any time.
Please attach the following documents (mandatory) before submitting:
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Statement of Interest
Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree
Note: Each file should not exceed 5 MB, and should be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf
Please make sure that the filenames of the documents that you are attaching do not contain any special characters, such as “-<>&#” etc. PDF files are the best files to upload.
Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017 (56 Days Remaining)

University of Cambridge Scholarships 2018/2019 for Foreign Students

The Cambridge Trust is offering Cambridge International Scholarships to pursue PhD studies for 2018-2019 academic year.
The aim of the Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake research leading to a PhD. International students are eligible for these scholarships.
 United Kingdom
Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are to students taking Masters or PhD degrees.
These are guidelines on eligibility for scholarships that are available from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust:
Nationality: All students, irrespective of nationality, are eligible to be considered for funding by the Trust.
Status: The Trust does not accept applications from students who are part-way through a course at Cambridge, unless they are applying for funding towards a higher degree course following graduation.
To find out more about your fee status, see information on the University’s web pages for undergraduates and for postgraduates.
Degree level: Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of undergraduate (excluding UK/EU applicants), Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM), or research postgraduate (such as PhD).
Please note that the Trust does not offer many scholarships to students on undergraduate courses, and has many more scholarship programmes available to postgraduate students. Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are to students taking Masters or PhD degrees.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
All scholarships require that you apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships require that you apply by the relevant deadline.

There are different procedures for applying for undergraduate study (BA and similar) and for postgraduate study (Masters, PhD and similar).

Undergraduate study:
The application deadline for the 2018 entry is 15 October 2017, 6.00 pm (UK time).
However, there are some exceptions. If you are applying for undergraduate study and wish to be interviewed in China, Malaysia or Singapore, the deadline is 20 September 2017.

Graduate study:
If you are applying for graduate study, please check and apply by the specific course deadline. Some deadlines are as early as mid-November (LLM Law) and there will be two general course deadlines of 6 December 2017 and 4 January 2018.
Application Deadline: December 5, 2017 (92 Days Remaining)

UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme, 2018-2019

UNESCO and Czech Republic are inviting applications for fellowships programme. There is no possibility to change neither the field of study nor the study programme once the fellowship is awarded.
In order to promote human resource capacities in the developing Member States and to enhance friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the Czech Republic has placed at the disposal of UNESCO three long-term fellowships for undergraduate studies (which comprises the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes for the academic year 2017-2018) for the benefit of certain developing Member States.
 Czech Republic
Facilities offered by the Government of the Czech Republic
Tuition is free of charge
A monthly allowance of 14,000 Czech Crowns (1 euro = approximately 25 crowns) for students undertaking bachelor and master’s study programmes (Should this allowance be considered insufficient, the applying Member State may consider granting a partial contribution, or, the candidate may have to seek other funds from private sources to complement this allowance)
Accommodation at the student dormitories at reduced rates (to be paid by the fellow from the monthly allowance mentioned in (2) above)
Access to meals (to be paid with the monthly allowance) in the student dining halls
Access to discounts for urban transportation
The Ministry of Health provides medical care to fellows.
(Note: The facilities [3] are provided under the same condition as for Czech students, i.e. at a relatively lower price.)
Facilities offered by UNESCO
UNESCO will cover international travel expenses within the framework of the Fellowships Programme under the Regular Programme.
Upon selection of the candidates, UNESCO will undertake the necessary action to authorize tickets to the beneficiaries before their departure for the Czech Republic. And,
A special one-time allowance of US$200 to cover transit and other miscellaneous expenses.
Requirements: English / French
There is no possibility to change neither the field of study nor the study programme once the fellowship is awarded. The donor country highly recommends the following field of studies: Medicine, Natural Resources and Environment, Forestry Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Water and Landscape Management, Environment, Ecology and Environmental Protection, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering. Preference will be given to students who will take these fields of study.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
Apply online through given website.
All applications should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (such as the National Commission or Permanent Delegation), must be made on a Czech fellowship application form, filled out in English in electronic form until 30 September 2017
The registration will be open for application until 30 September 2017 (Midnight Paris Time). After filling out the application, the candidate is requested to submit an online motivation letter and take a test.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2017 (26 Days Remaining)

Friday, 1 September 2017


The European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF) is seeking to recruit a dynamic person to join the team for an internship for 6 months.
EPFSF was founded in May 2000 to foster a dialogue between the European Parliament and the financial services industry. It provides a forum for an open and informal discussion of the policy issues affecting financial services. The forum does not lobby.
We are looking for a person to assist the secretariat for the lunch events preparation, dialy follow up with members, daily up to date information on Parliament changes.
The main purposes of the forum are:
To promote integration of a single European market for financial services across national borders, which is globally competitive and to the benefit of the European economy as well as of suppliers and consumers of financial services;
To provide a focal point and resources for Members of the European Parliament interested in financial services issues as well as a forum fo industry-Parliamentary dialogue;
To deploy the joint expertise of its financial industry Members to spread factual information about financial markets and services to the European Parliament via briefs, meetings, study visits and other regular activities as appropriate.
Specific requirements include:
EU background, through university education and/or initial policy experience.
The capacity to draft and summarise texts in English and communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Strong time management skills and ability to work under pressure.
Capacity to collaborate effectively within an international team, requiring both cultural flexibility and a team-spirited approach.
A capacity to build networks and gather intelligence.
Additonal language skills are a plus.
Please send your CV to:
David REED, Director: secretariat@epfsf.org  // Subject: EPFSF Traineeship //
Secretariat: Maybrit Thogersen: Tel: +32 (02) 737 69 13