Sunday, September 2, 2007

Scholarships Details!

Special issue call for paper:

Equality and Same-Sex Partnerships: A Happy Marriage?
Equal opportunity International

Guest Editor Jackie Jones, School of Law, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, UK

Marriage is at the intersection of public/private, work/life balance, familial relations and equality/diversity. Marriage as a social concept is also ever changing. Traditional gender roles are slowly being eroded but familial relations, particularly who goes out to work and who stays at home, are still influenced by culture, income maximisation, organisation of work and caring responsibilities. There is a growing number of different family forms. Equality, a contested concept in itself, has a fraught relationship within marriage, which is tested to the limits in relation to opening marriage to same-sex couples. Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, South Africa and Massachusetts, USA have all taken the step to dignity and equality for gay men and lesbians in terms of having their marriage recognised by the State.
This has ensured the recognition of certain administrative, social welfare and life course benefits and obligations. Other States have turned their back on changing the 'traditional conception of marriage' under religious pressure. Does religion play a role in civil marriages or partnerships? Should there be laws allowing same-sex marriage and a menu of choice for everyone to have the opportunity to marry or take as a civil partner the person they choose?
We welcome papers that use interdisciplinary frameworks, and represent different methodologies, countries and policies. Particular
areas of interest include but are not limited to:
* Should law be used to regulate marriage - same sex or otherwise?
* When same-sex couples can obtain all benefits flowing from civil unions or partnerships is there a need to open marriage?
* What is the difference between marriage and partnership - should there be any?
* Should equality and dignity be the guiding principles?
* Should religion have the final say?
* Is this an issue of freedom of movement of people seeking to work within the EU and elsewhere?
* What impact do different approaches to same-sex couples have on migration of people and organisations?
* What is the impact on parents, children and childcare?

e8 Masters Program Scholarship

Finaid: Scholarships for up to US$23,000 per year for 2 years
Date: undefined
Deadline: December 3, 2007 and March 24, 2008
Open to: see Eligibility

Announcement follows:

Scholarship Description
This Scholarship Program has been developed to support outstanding students in advanced studies of sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject. The program is specifically for students from developing countries and economies in transition, who plan to undertake studies at the Masters level in areas directly related to sustainable energy development. Scholarships are for up to US$23,000 per year for 2 years.

This scholarship is offered annually to 10 people.

Payment Information
The value of this scholarship is USD23000 (maximum per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid monthly for the period of 2 years.

Research Information
This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research:

Who is eligible?
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must

-plan to undertake studies at the Masters level or Post-Doctoral level in areas directly related to sustainable energy development

-be citizens of the developing countries and territories identified for OECD official development aid in the DAC List of ODA Recipients effective as of 2006

Key Dates
Applications for the Post-Doctoral programme must be received by the e8 General Secretariat by December 3, 2007. Applications for the Masters programme must be received by March 24, 2008.


PhD Scholarship in Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Finaid: unknown
Date: 3 years
Deadline: 29 October 2007
Open to: applicants with a Masters degree

Announcement follows:

The Department of Operations Management invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within or preferably across the departments areas of expertise which comprise Operations Management, Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, and Innovation Management. The departments research is typically related to questions about the relevance and functioning of techniques and/or procedures for managing the firms activities.

Examples of recent research include lean manufacturing, state-gate models and project design for innovation management, balanced scorecard and KPI for supply management, non-financial performance for product and process development, lean manufacturing and lean accounting, managing suppliers in 1st, 2nd and 3rd tiers, new manufacturing models in small and medium sized firms, indicators and strategy for social responsibility, accounting calculations as coordination and incentive mechanisms, inter-organisational control systems, and budgeting practices. The departments research is typically empirical, often with the use of qualitative methods drawing on case based approaches, but there is no theory preference.

PhD projects may be financed in a variety of ways. In the department, some are financed by department scholarships, others by scholarships financed by research councils or by the industrial research training programme where companies finance some of the PhD research. Some PhD students bring their own financing e.g. in collaboration with one or more companies.

The department invites applications for the vacant PhD scholarship but also welcomes PhD projects financed in other ways.

Application deadline: 29 October 2007, at 12:00 noon.

For further information please contact: relevant supervisors or contact the Head of Department, Professor John Christiansen, tel.: +45 3815 2423, e-mail to be informed about relevant supervisors.

General information:
To be awarded a scholarship, one must be enrolled as a PhD student. Enrolment is dependent on the acceptance of an application, including a short project description prepared in co-operation with the Department. The description of the research project should contain a presentation of the intended focus problems, including the theory and methodology expected to be used.

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and is only awarded to applicants with a Masters degree.

The scholarship stipulates that the holder carry out tasks equivalent to 840 work hours.

Salary and appointment as a PhD student will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finances agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

In addition, all applicants must submit an application that includes a completed compulsory application form, copy of Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), and a list of papers and publications.

A committee of experts in the field in question will consider all applications. Assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicants ability to accomplish it.


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