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UNU-GCM 2015 Visiting Researchers Programme for International Post-doctoral Researchers

About the United Nations University (UNU):

The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization headquartered in Japan. You can learn more about the history of UNU, how the University is organizedand about its current leadership.

The mission of the UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.

In carrying out this mission, the UN University works with leading universities and research institutes in UN Member States, functioning as a bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system.

Through postgraduate teaching activities, UNU contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries.

About the UNU-GCM 2015 Visiting Researchers Programme:

You are invited to apply for the UNU-GCM 2015 Visiting Researchers Programme in Spain for International Post-doctoral Researchers is currently ongoing. The UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) Visiting Researchers Programme gives qualified individuals an opportunity to research topics related to the ongoing programme on Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-cultural Change, and to participate in other UNU-GCM activities.

Visiting Researchers are expected to reside in Barcelona and work from the UNU-GCM office at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. UNU-GCM is currently offering three (3) positions of three months each to postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences with expertise in the area of Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-cultural change.

Criteria for Eligibility:

Applicants should have:

• A PhD in either Migration Studies, Media Studies, Audiovisual and/or Communication Studies, Cultural Studies or in a field of the humanities or social sciences that considers questions of transnationalism, cultural dynamics, female agency, mobility and socio-cultural change;
• A strong record of research productivity and publications;
• The ability to work and publish in a UN working language. A good command of English and Spanish will be an advantage;
• A keen interest to collaborate with the team at UNU-GCM;
• and Willingness to reside in Barcelona for the duration of the residency.

Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:

UNU-GCM provides a monthly stipend of EUR 1,000 as a contribution towards accommodation, medical, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Payment will be made in installments. The final payment of EUR 1,000 will be made upon proof of submission of the final research output, as agreed with the Director, to a refereed scholarly journal or other outlet.

Additionally, there will be financial support towards travel of up to EUR 500, if necessary. No funds will be available for research-related costs. International applicants are eligible to apply for this programme.

Application Procedure/Instructions:

Applications should be send via e-mail. All applications must include:

• A letter of intent;
• A detailed outline of your proposed project, clarifying your aims and objectives, key research questions, methodology of research and planned research output.
• A full curriculum vitae, with details of publications and contact details;
• The contact details of two referees, one of whom must be academic.

Deadline for Application:

The application deadline is 14 April 2015.

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Courtesy – Nigerian Scholars Team

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