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  1. The BEST Foundation and the American University in Bulgaria will host Balkan Voices, the second annual international oratory competition in Bulgaria, in the spring of 2019. The tournament will take place from March 8th - March 10th on AUBG’s beautiful campus and will host approx. 100 9th-12th grade competitors from schools in the Balkans. This tournament is a chance for high school students from all around the Balkans to compete with their Original Oratories (a beginner’s guide can be found here), make new friends from other countries, and to learn about the educational opportunities at AUBG. Balkan Voices will provide students with a cross-cultural experience that will enable them to substantially connect with students from other countries and to gain new perspectives. We believe that it is important that all students gain access to future opportunities through speech and debate, and touring AUBG and participating in faculty-led workshops during Balkan Voices will provide students with a new perspective on going to university. An international tournament hosted in Bulgaria will also enable more future BEST students to get valuable intercultural experiences through speech and debate. Information on the logistics and how to register can be found below, and as always, you can e-mail us with questions at info@bestfoundation.bg. LETTER OF INVITATION If your school or any authorities require an official letter of invitation for your students from either us or AUBG, please, e-mail us at info@bestfoundation.bg. TENTATIVE* SCHEDULE The tournament schedule is coming soon, but for now note that the tournament will start on Friday evening with dinner and an opening ceremony, and will end by Sunday early afternoon. Please make sure you have arrived in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria by Friday, March 8, in the afternoon so you can don’t miss the opening and dinner. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL We will be in contact with each individual international group and assist as best we can with international travel advice as soon as you have submitted your application. Please make sure that your group is cleared to travel and arrive at the tournament site by Friday afternoon, March 8. Conversely, you can e-mail us with any questions you want to ask before you apply at info@bestfoundation.bg TOURNAMENT APPLICATION - DEADLINE: JANUARY 28; DECISIONS MADE BY JANUARY 31* Tournament attendance will be covered (we will cover the hotel costs for Friday and Saturday, and reimburse your transport upon arrival to the tournament) for approx. 50 participants from Bulgaria, and approx. 60 total participants from the following countries: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia. This wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the Regional English Language Office - Belgrade. BULGARIAN APPLICANTS: Students must be in grades 9 - 12, and each individual student must fill out this Google Form, which includes a section where you can submit your motivational letter. The letter should be between 400 and 600 words. You should outline your reasons for wanting to participate in the Balkan Voices tournament. Some potential topics you can cover: What draws you to the Original Oratory event? What are you plans after you finish high school? Are there benefits in public speaking? How can it impact you and/or others? How can interacting with other cultures benefit a person? You must include a description of the topic as well as a basic outline of the original oratory you will present (your choice in topic is not binding, we just want to get a sense of what you are interested in presenting) INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS Students must be in grades 9 - 12, and the team or students’ coach/chaperone/team manager must fill out the following Google Form. The form includes a section where you can submit a motivational letter describing why your team or group of students wants to participate in the tournament. Fill out this Google Form, which includes a section where you can submit your motivational letter. The letter should be between 400 and 600 words. You should outline the reasons for wanting your team members to participate in the Balkan Voices tournament. Some Potential Topics you can cover: Why does your team want to compete in this tournament? Have members of your team competed in public speaking competitions in the past? How could competing in this tournament benefit the students on your team? *Note: Any names and other personal data filled in either Google Form will be used solely for the purposes of organizing the tournament, securing accommodation, and tournament statistics. TRANSPORTATION AUBG will provide a shuttle bus to transport a large number of participants to and from the hotel where they are booked to stay. You can call the following taxi companies for transport around town: Tip-Top Taxi - +359 73 833 333 OK Taxi - +359 73 882 121 Eco Taxi - +359 73 886 666 Mega Lux - +359 73 882 828 FOOD Our generous partners from AUBG will provide dinner on Friday for all participants, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. All of those will be held at the University’s canteen, located on the top floor of the building where the tournament will be held. https://bestfoundation.bg/upcoming-events/2019-balkan-voices-tournament
  2. Applications are invited for a PhD position in numerical analysis and scientific computing at the University of Birmingham, UK to start in September 2019. The PhD project concerns numerical solution of PDE problems with parametric or uncertain inputs. It will focus on developing novel algorithms that combine state-of-the-art adaptive techniques for building approximations and resolving local features of solutions with machine learning techniques for efficient sampling. Research work on the project will involve rigorous mathematical analysis and implementation of the developed algorithms as well as extensive numerical experimentation. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated graduate with a 1st class degree in Mathematics or a closely related discipline with strong mathematical component (Master's level or equivalent). A solid background in numerical analysis of PDEs and excellent programming skills are required. For more information about the project, entry requirements and how to apply, see https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=104649 To be considered for the college or EPSRC scholarship, the applications must be received before the deadline: 12 noon GMT on 31st January 2019. Informal inquiries can be directed to Alex Bespalov, e-mail: a.bespalov@bham.ac.uk
  3. The Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University invites applications for several positions of Tenure Track Assistant Professors in Mathematics, including Westerdijk Fellowships. In the Division of Fundamental Mathematics, we are searching for candidates whose expertise is in algebraic, arithmetic or differential geometry, including number theory, automorphic forms, algebraic topology, geometric analysis, Lie theory, and mathematical logic. In the Division of Mathematical Modelling, we are searching for candidates whose expertise is in applied analysis or scientific computing, including data science, machine learning, networks, complex systems, imaging, high performance computing, and mathematical biology. The appointment is at the level of assistant professor ('universitair docent', lecturer), initially for a period of 5 years. The position will be subject to a mid-term evaluation after approximately 2.5 years and an end-term evaluation. Following a positive evaluation the position will become permanent after 5 years. In case of sufficient seniority, the position can be tenured at a higher level. Female candidates are strongly urged to apply and will be considered for a Westerdijk Fellowship, an attractive startup package created by the Faculty of Science in order to increase its number of female scientists. Complete job descriptions and information on how to apply can be found by searching on the vacancy website (https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs) or directly by following links for pure (https://tinyurl.com/y9w2yct6) and applied (https://tinyurl.com/y9ex39vp). Apply by: Jan 31, 2019
  4. The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umea University, Sweden, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Computational Mathematics. The employment is limited to 5 years and consists of 4 years own research and 1 year teaching. The position is a "tenure-track" that makes it possible to develop and establish a long-term research. An Associate Senior Lecturer has the right, upon request, to be considered for promotion to Senior Lecturer. The applicant should have a doctoral degree in Mathematics or equivalent scientific competence. Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree or equivalent academic competence no more than five years before the deadline of the application period. For more information and instructions on how to apply, see: https://umu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:243345/ Last application date is 2019-02-13.
  5. Flooding is major risk for lives and livelihoods around the world. In Europe alone, the annual cost due to flood damage is expected to rise to 100 billion EUR by the year 2080, due to a combination of climate change and socio-economic growth. Timely flood inundation forecasts allow pro-active flood management, mitigating against loss of life and damage to key infrastructure. The goal of this PhD project is to investigate new mathematical methods using observations of floods to verify and improve flood inundation forecasts. For more information about the project, see https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=103667 You can find a short video of two of the supervisors, Sarah Dance and Sanita Vetra-Carvalho talking about this project on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cbnDQYWtCgk The project is funded by the SCENARIO NERC Doctoral Training Partnership with CASE sponsorship from JBA Trust. Lead Supervisor: Sarah L Dance, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology, and Department of Mathematics &Statistics Email: S.L.Dance@reading.ac.uk Co-supervisors: Sanita Vetra-Carvalho, University of Reading; John Bevington, Beatriz Revilla-Romero, JBA Application deadline: 25 January 2019.
  6. The School of Mathematics is seeking mathematical scientists of outstanding ability or potential for appointments at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level. Applicants with research experience in numerical linear algebra, or at the interfaces with pure mathematics or probability and statistics, are particularly encouraged. The closing date is January 11, 2019. More information available at https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=16379
  7. Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD positions at the University of Aberdeen Political Concepts in the World – Traditions of ‘citizenship’ within and beyond Europe The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer 6 Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2019, for ground-breaking research on how political concepts, such as nation, citizenship, civil society and rule of law, are used in the world. ESRs will complete a PhD with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team and benefit from a world-class training programme, including placements with one or more of our 23 international partners. They will also actively participate in the activities of the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law (CISRUL). We welcome applicants from across the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology, and theology. ESRs will be employed by the University on a salary of £26,489.40 per annum, and will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including ample travel and research funding. One of the topics that we invite applicants to consider is "Traditions of “citizenship” within and beyond Europe". Citizenship has become a major topic of scholarship, not least because it has become a concern of political constituencies around the world. At least, the term ‘citizenship’ has been used widely, if not always in quite the same way as scholars use it. For example, the anthropologist Catherine Neveu criticises scholars for assuming there could be a universal definition of citizenship, noting that citoyenneté can be translated only loosely as citizenship and that even within Europe “there are as many conceptions of citizenship... as there are political histories and cultures” (2005). There is variation in the formal eligibility criteria for citizenship, for example between jus solis and jus sanguinis, and in the sets of legal rights that are reserved for citizens. Yet scholars have come to recognise that citizenship has other dimensions, which also vary from one tradition to another. Citizenship, originating in the Roman republican tradition of ‘civis activus’ linked to the notion of the ‘common good’, also bears obligations, including some that are formal—in some countries jury service and in others voting. Other obligations are informal. Civic education encourages pupils to go beyond what is legally required - for example, pupils are to be ‘global citizens’ in showing concern for issues such as climate change and poverty - and such informal obligations vary considerably. PhDs will select an aspect of citizenship and develop their understanding through one or more case studies in past or present, or alternatively through a pedagogical, philosophical or theological approach. Other indicative topics listed in the Further Particulars are “We the people” beyond the nation-state The “nation” resurgent? Rule of law and constitutionalism Sovereignty and the state Teaching political concepts in post-truth times The ‘democracy Phoenix’ – are young people changing the meaning of democracy Protest, populism and social movements Digitalising ‘democracy’ – transforming the concept? Civility and understanding the political ‘Radicalisation’, ‘extremism’ and the role of ‘civil society’ Conceptualizing secularism, post-secularism and religion itself The politics of ‘religious pluralism Horizons of the ‘political’ These are indicative topics – applicants are free to propose their own projects on how political concepts are used in the world. Candidates are required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. In particular, at the time of the appointment candidates must have had less than 4 years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the appointment. Any appointment will be offered a contract of employment that will be conditional upon satisfactory references, a 12 month probation period, the fulfilment of any conditions specified in the offer of a place on a PhD programme, and confirmation of the right to work in the UK and ability to secure a valid visa, if required, from UK Visas and Immigration. Deadline is 20th January 2019. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754326. Link: https://www.abdnjobs.co.uk/internal/vacancy/early-stage-researchers-369165.html
  8. After facing a period of political challenge and uncertainty in Budapest, CEU will be launching its U.S. degree programs in Vienna from September 2019. In order to recruit students in time for the beginning of the next academic year, please help spreading the word about the Master's and Doctoral program at the Department of Political Science at CEU. There are generous scholarships for Master's and Doctoral studies if one applies before the deadline of January 31, 2019. The deadline for self-financing Master's is May 1, 2019. For more information please visit the website: https://politicalscience.ceu.edu/ Apply for one of the highest-ranked political science programs in Europe! CEU's Department of Political Science brings together talented people from across the globe and helps them become successful professionals, who shape social, political and academic life wherever they go. Consistently ranked among the 100 best politics programs in the world, our department offers thorough, small-class training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis techniques and other substantive areas. Choose your program MA in Political Science / 1 YEAR MA in Political Science / 2 YEARS PhD in Political Science What you can specialize in Comparative politics Comparative European politics Constitutional politics Electoral politics Political communication Political economy Political research methodology and social analysis Post-communist politics Public policy Social and political theory Why CEU? Students and faculty from 115 countries Alumni on 6 continents in top positions Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary 8:1 student/faculty ratio Generous scholarships A community committed to academic freedom and open debate Meet the community Want a sneak peek into life on campus? Check what the department and CEU have in store for students all year round. For first-hand experiences, connect with CEU students. Apply by January 31, 2019 for master's and PhD studies with financial aid May 1, 2019 for self-financing master's studies Have questions? Write us at polsci@ceu.edu. CEU today and tomorrow Find out here how recent changes to Hungary's higher education legislation may affect future CEU students. In all circumstances, you can apply to CEU with confidence and look forward to studying for a master's or doctoral degree in a welcoming and world-class academic community!
  9. Since 1984, the U.S. Congress has made funds available to the Cochran Fellowship Program to provide training for middle-income and emerging market countries. Training opportunities are for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators working in agricultural trade and policy, agribusiness development, management, animal, plant, and food sciences, extension services, agricultural marketing, and many other areas. Individuals selected for Cochran trainings come from both the public and private sectors. All training occurs in the United States. Training programs are designed and organized in conjunction with U.S. universities, USDA and other government agencies, agribusinesses, and consultants. The Cochran Fellowship Program, which is part of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Office of Capacity Building and Development-Trade and Scientific Exchanges Division (USDA/FAS/OCBD/TSE), has provided U.S.-based training for over 18,500 international participants from 126 countries worldwide. COCHRAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS FOR 2019 1. Wine Production and Marketing Through this Cochran Program we would to take a delegation of importers, producers, government officials and producers to the U.S. and work on increasing local demand for U.S. wine to facilitate increased exports but also build Serbia’s capacity (certification, inspection, custom clearance). Serbia is currently looking to import and produce high-end wines due to significant development of the restaurant and tourism sectors and increase in local demand. FAS Belgrade’s strategy is to educate the sector about U.S. wine and to use the program to introduce U.S. wine production technologies and lay the groundwork to enter the market. For more information about the program please download the Cochran Program brochure. To apply please download the application here. Deadline for submission is January 18, 2019. 2. Agricultural Irrigation Technologies This program should provide an overview of U.S. agricultural irrigation systems, conservation issues and environmental impact. A persistent drought over the last several years affected a number of farmers and lowered their production, thus investing in irrigation and introducing to the new seed varieties seems to be very desirable to reduce production risks and prevent losses. Only about 7-10 percent of agriculture land is actually irrigated in Serbia. The objective is to assist Serbia to improve its irrigation system and reduce farmers vulnerability related to the drought, but also to present U.S. irrigation solutions and technologies and to open a market for U.S. seed companies and companies dealing with irrigation equipment. For more information about the program please download the Cochran Program brochure. To apply please download the application here. Deadline for submission is January 18, 2019. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Program objectives are to provide high-quality training resulting in knowledge and skills that will: Assist eligible countries to develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food and fiber needs of their domestic populations; and Strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and agricultural interests in the United States. TRAINING FOCUS The Cochran Fellowship Program offers short-term training opportunities, most ranging from 2 to 3 weeks in length, depending on the objectives of the program. During training programs participants meet with professionals in their fields, participate in field observations and industry visits, experience on-the-job training, attend university courses and seminars, attend agricultural expos or conventions, or participate in a combination of the above. No training, however, will be approved which directly enhances a country’s ability to export goods in competition with the United States. CFP works closely with the Foreign Agricultural Service’s overseas offices, U.S. agricultural trade and market development associations, and U.S. embassies to identify potential areas of training for countries participating in the Cochran Fellowship Program. Every effort is made to match U.S. agricultural interests with those of the recipient countries. PROGRAM DESIGN Each training program reflects the philosophy that training should provide participants with sound technical knowledge and the opportunity to test and practice new skills and knowledge in practical situations. Therefore, most programs offer a mixture of technical instruction, practical field observations, and “hands-on” experience. Programs are specially designed in accordance with the training objectives discussed during interviews with candidates and the recommendations of the respective USDA/FAS Foreign Agricultural Affairs Officer. APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY The Cochran Fellowship Program is open to the staff of agribusinesses, government departments, universities, and other agricultural organizations. In their own countries, applicants may be managers, technicians, scientists, specialists, professors, administrators, and/or policy makers. All participants must be in good physical and mental health, and the Cochran Fellowship Program requires a thorough physical exam by a licensed doctor prior to traveling to the United States. Participants proficient in the oral and written usage of the English language are preferred. SELECTION PROCEDURE Program Announcement – After receiving a program announcement e-mail from USDA/FAS/OCBD/TSED, the FAS Foreign Agricultural Affairs Officer in active Cochran countries will notify the appropriate parties in order to solicit nominations. Applications – Applications, complete and in English (preferably typed), should be submitted to the FAS Officer, who will conduct an initial screening to determine the applicants’appropriateness for the program. The application must include a detailed description of the training request. Interviews – A final pool of applicants will be selected as candidates for the 2019 program by the FAS Officer (or designated U.S. government official in countries with no FAS presence) and will be interviewed during country visits or by telephone by Cochran Fellowship Program staff. Committee Selection – Final approval of candidates will be made by a USDA committee,chaired by the Cochran Fellowship Program Branch Chief or Cochran Regional staff, on the basis of the candidates’ qualifications, FAS Officer recommendations, interviews, and country-specific training needs. Award Announcement – The Program Specialist of the Cochran Fellowship Program will notify the FAS Officer of the award recipients by e-mail. The FAS Officer will notify individual recipients. TRAINING SCHEDULE Training will take place as soon as the appropriate training program can be arranged. The Cochran Fellowship Program Specialist selects training sites on the basis of (1) seasonal variances and growing seasons; (2) trainer availability; and (3) schedules at training sites. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL The Cochran Fellowship Program does not fund international travel to and from the participating country. However, in some special circumstances, international airfare is provided. EVALUATION Program participants submit written evaluations and action plans at the end of each training. These evaluations and action plans are used to measure training impact and to provide feedback on the quality of training programs. source: https://rs.usembassy.gov/cochran-fellowship-program-2019/
  10. Fulbright TEA brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools. The Fulbright TEA Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. 2019-2020 PROGRAM OVERVIEW FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS Program Overview The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The 2019-2020 program will mark the twenty-third year of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (formerly the Teaching Excellence Awards program) and the second year the program will be known as the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program. Eligible countries for the Fulbright TEA Program Media Literacy program are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational experience, academic training, leadership and professional experience. Final selection of Fulbright TEA teachers is made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). The FFSB is an independent, presidentially appointed board that has oversight responsibility for all Fulbright academic exchange programs. ELIGIBLE TEACHING DISCIPLINES ARE: English or English as a Foreign Language Language/Literature of your home country Social Studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, law, etc.) Media studies, communications, journalism, or related fields ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must: Be current secondary school-level*, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), the language and literature of your home country, social studies, civics, history, global studies, media studies, communications, journalism, law, or related fields at institutions serving primarily a local population; Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program; Reside in the country of citizenship at the time of application and of program participation; Earn a minimum score of 500 on the paper based TOEFL or an equivalent English language examination (please note that you do not need to take the TOEFL test at the time of application – we will organize taking of the test for all semi-finalists); Have experience or demonstrated interest in the field of 21st century media literacy and critical thinking; Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and Have submitted a complete application. * Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers serving students between approximately 12 and 18 years of age. Teachers responsible for teaching additional grade levels must teach middle or high school students more than 50% of their work time in order to be eligible for the program. The Fulbright TEA Program promotes diversity in the classroom and in learning. The Fulbright TEA Program supports inclusion and strongly encourages teachers with disabilities to apply. The Fulbright TEA Program is an upper level university or graduate level academic program for practicing teachers. Educational administrators (such as representatives or officials of the Ministry of Education) and school administrators who teach less than fifty percent of their time, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English Language tutors, and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible. U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not eligible to apply. Staff or families of staff at a U.S. Embassy are not eligible to apply. Current IREX employees and consultants and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) are not eligible to compete in any IREX-implemented grant programs, either as individuals or as the responsible party representing an institutional applicant. We do not discriminate against grant applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by U.S. law. APPLICATIONS NOT MEETING THE ABOVE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE FORWARDED TO THE SELECTION COMMITTEE. IREX reserves the right to verify all the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible. Program Components Teachers who are selected to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program will: Participate in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes at a U.S. host university. Observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in U.S. secondary schools. Participate in an online professional learning community with other participants to share best practices and other elements of host and home country educational systems; and Take part in other education and cultural activities while on program in the United States. Upon returning home, teachers will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and within their communities. University Coursework: Weekly Seminars: Teachers will participate in weekly seminars at their host university featuring presentations and discussions led by university staff, faculty members, and invited educational experts. The academic seminars will focus on new teaching methodologies, content-based instruction, project-based learning, infusing thematic topics into curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers. Topics of seminars may include recognizing bias/propaganda, stereotypes, and misinformation; strategies for improving students’ critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills; how media literacy promotes civic engagement / the role of media in democratic societies; and fostering cyber safety and digital citizenship in the classroom. U.S. School Placements: Teachers will be placed in a U.S. secondary school during the U.S. program, where they will observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise and information about their home countries and schools. Each Fulbright teacher will be paired with a U.S. partner educator at their assigned school to facilitate sharing of best practices between the teachers. Host university staff will identify schools and partner teachers near the university campus that are appropriate to each grantee’s teaching discipline(s). Online Professional Learning Community: Each Fulbright teacher will participate in a virtual community with other international educators to collaborate and share best practices about education and leadership in the participating countries. PROVISIONS OF THE FELLOWSHIP J-1 visa support; A pre-departure orientation held in participant’s home country; Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S.; A Welcome Program in Washington, D.C.; Academic program fees; Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals; Accident and sickness health care coverage (does not cover pre-existing conditions); Transportation to the practicum school (as needed); A daily allowance for incidentals during the university academic program; A professional development allowance; A baggage allowance; An end-of-program workshop in Washington, D.C.; and The opportunity to apply for alumni small grants for alumni in good standing. SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA Fulbright TEA Fellows will be selected through a merit-based open competition based on eligibility and the criteria below. Top candidates will be interviewed by an interview panel, and must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or equivalent English test, or provide valid results from within the past year (test date no earlier than March 2018). Selection Criteria: Demonstrated commitment to teaching in the field of secondary education; Demonstrated commitment or interest in promoting media literacy and critical thinking in the classroom; Demonstrated leadership potential; Professional and educational experience and achievements; Potential for developing long-term linkages between U.S. and home country educational institutions and schools; Preparedness (including maturity, flexibility, and ability to function independently) for an intensive U.S.-based training program with very limited free time for personal travel or sightseeing; Willingness and capacity to work and live collaboratively with international peers to foster a positive learning community for professional development; Articulated ideas for applying program experience to improving secondary education (and media literacy, as applicable) in the home country; Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively; Oral and written English language skills sufficient to manage coursework, participate in specialized seminars, and deliver presentations in U.S. schools (a minimum paper-based or equivalent TOEFL score of 500 is required for Fulbright TEA participation); Applicants who have had few or no opportunities to travel to the U.S. will be given priority; Preference will be given to applicants who are members of or who work with students from under-served communities or traditionally underrepresented groups including but not limited to women, racial, ethnic and religious minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBTI community. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received a Fulbright grant. How to Apply Application deadline: February 5, 2019 The online application is available at: https://oas.irex.org/fulbrightteaml/Logon ( Download the Guide for the applicants here) For more information visit the program website at https://www.irex.org/fulbright-tea , or contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Office at BelgradeFulbright@state.gov Source: https://rs.usembassy.gov/fulbright-teaching-excellence-and-achievement-program-2019-20/
  11. Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 16. januara 2019. godine i traje do 22. februara 2019. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
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    Priprema za TOEFL od 16. januara 2019.

    Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 16. januara 2019. godine i traje do 22. februara 2019. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
  13. The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are delighted to announce the launch of joint four-year PhD studentships, for entry in academic year 2019/20. We have 12 scholarships available covering a stipend, tuition fees at Home/EU rates and travel funds. Students are invited to apply for projects in three areas: One Health, Criminology, and Future Cities. Each student will spend up to 12 months carrying out a minimum of two taster projects (one at each university) before selecting their main PhD project. Students will participate in a residential symposium during their first year. Students will be co-supervised by the two institutions, have access to state of the art facilities in both institutions, but will receive their degree from the institution where their lead supervisor is based. For more information, including a description of available projects and supervisors, follow the links in the theme boxes below. Applications are invited from outstanding students from any location. International students should note that the difference between Home/EU fees and international fees will be covered by the student. Application deadline: 5.00pm, Monday 21 January 2019. Interviews will take place in February 2019. How to apply Prospective students should review the list of potential project proposals. Queries regarding eligibility can be directed to the theme leads of either university. Applicants should register their details online. Please note that this is not an application to study at the respective universities. Unless otherwise stated, applicants may submit applications, via email to pgr@glasgow.ac.uk, up until the application deadline of 5.00pm, Monday 21 January 2019. Required documentation should be submitted as a combined PDF document using the file name '<Theme>, <applicant first name surname>' (for example: 'One Health, Phillipa Dean'). Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow PhD Studentship Application Form (120.5 KB Word) Two references Degree transcripts (translations should be provided if the originals are not in English) Evidence of English language proficiency (if relevant) Key facts Open to home, EU and international students 4 years stipend at UKRI rates (estimated to be in the region of £15,000 for 2019/20) Annual research support budget of £2,000 Travel support costs of £1,000 Tuition fee waiver at Home/EU rates Application deadline: 5.00pm, Monday 21 January 2019 About our Universities The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are research-intensive institutions with a combined population of over 5,000 postgraduate research students. Our researchers investigate a range of fundamental and applied disciplines, from improving the health of human and animals in the UK and globally to understanding the causes of inequalities, deprivation and marginalisation. https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/applying/research/phds/edinburgh-glasgow-joint-phd-studentships
  14. The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is currently accepting applications for Visiting Fellows for the academic year 2019-20. The Centre provides research facilities for fellows, including a working place, access to the library and full participation in the activities of the centre for a period of one semester (4 months,either October-January or March-June). Visiting Fellows will receive a small budget to organise a public event or lecture. Visiting fellows are expected to present their work in a research seminar, discuss their research informally with members of the centre and contribute a working paper to the centre's working paper series and write a contribution to the research blog of the centre. Visiting fellows are also encouraged to contribute to seminars, classes and other teaching and research activities of the centre. The Centre does not provide financial assistance, but will support applications to different scholarship programs for visiting scholars, including the Ernst Mach Scholarship (http://www.oead.at/mach ). We are an interdisciplinary centre at the University of Graz devoted to research and teaching on Southeastern Europe. The centre reflects the broader focus of the University of Graz on Southeastern Europe and brings together researchers from different institutes and faculties working on the region. We also offer a Master Program in Southeast European Studies jointly with the University of Belgrade and coordinate a doctoral program on Southeastern Europe. The focus of the centre’s activities is contemporary Southeastern Europe, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey. The centre has a strong research interest in former Yugoslavia and Turkey, but will consider applications from scholars working on other regions and countries of Southeastern Europe and fellows with a historical focus in their research. Please submit a CV, a one page research plan and two letters of recommendation either in German or English to Beate Hainschek (beate.hainschek(at)uni-graz.at) by 12 January 2019. We welcome applications from advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and senior academics. Applicants from a variety of disciplines (including history, law, political science, law, anthropology, sociology, economics) will be considered. We also strongly encourage researchers engaged in comparative work (both within the region and between regions and countries) to apply. For informal inquiries contact Florian Bieber (florian.bieber(at)uni-graz.at) and Kerem Öktem (kerem.oktem(at)uni-graz.at).
  15. Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its implementation by The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). YTILI empowers young European and Eurasian entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools, networks, and resources they need to grow their enterprises and contribute more fully to economic development and job creation, security, and good governance in the region. YTILI is also a vehicle for building a transatlantic network of innovators that can contribute to an ongoing policy dialogue that strengthens the transatlantic relationship. In 2019, the YTILI Fellowship will engage young European and Eurasian leaders in a series of professional development and leadership activities that are designed to support the growth and development of commercial and social business ventures in their home communities. The following document provides detailed information on the fellowship program elements, fellowship expectations, selection process, and timeline. II. Program Elements The 2019 YTILI Fellowship year will commence on April 1, 2019 and conclude on October 31, 2019. The cohort of fellows will engage in a robust program of in-person and virtual engagement during this time, including travel to the United States, which is the centerpiece of the fellowship experience. The full 2019 YTILI cohort will be connected virtually in pre-departure activities, an online platform, and at the opening summit in the Netherlands. Additional pre-departure and post-fellowship activities may be offered by individual U.S. embassies and consulates in the fellows’ current countries of residence. The following section outlines the main elements of the YTILI fellowship administered by GMF and its partners. • Orientation Webinar: All fellows will be required to participate in an orientation webinar to review the expectations of the program, launch the online platform, and begin the process of building a unified YTILI cohort. (Online; April 2019) • Opening European Summit: From June 1-6, 2019, YTILI Fellows will convene in Europe for an Opening Summit where they will meet their U.S. mentor teams and plan for their fellowship experience. Programming will also include additional professional development, networking, and peer-to-peer learning. U.S. and European experts in entrepreneurship and innovation will participate in the summit. The summit will be an opportunity for the fellows to prepare for the U.S. immersive experience, set goals for their fellowship year, and network across the full cohort of fellows. Departures will be scheduled for June 6. Additional details on the agenda will be shared throughout the fellowship year. (The Netherlands; June 1-6, 2019) • One-Week Immersive U.S. Experience: Fellows will be sent to selected U.S. cities with established or emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems for a one-week (7 business day) experience. During this period, fellows are expected to: (1) participate in activities outlined by the local mentor teams, which will vary by city, but may include individual appointments and/or events set up by the fellow, business advising with mentors, and group cultural activities; (2) explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the U.S. city to understand the policy context, institutional and financial landscape, and local networks that support innovation; (3) complete a revised pitch presentation and reflections of U.S. experience blog post. (September 7—14, 2019) • Washington, DC, Program: Fellows will conclude their experience in the United States with a program in Washington, DC. This concluding program will focus on three elements: (1) building the YTILI cohort and peer learning exchange; (2) networking with top U.S. government officials, as well as, global public, private, and non-profit leaders; (3) engaging in a transatlantic dialogue around issues of entrepreneurship and innovation. (Washington, DC; September 15—18, 2019) • Online Platform: As part of the fellowship experience, GMF and U.S. Department of State will offer an online platform for internal exchange and knowledge sharing. The platform will also provide an opportunity for additional training and skills development that complement the U.S. experience. (Online; Fellowship Year) • Additional Activities: Fellows and a mentor may jointly apply for a Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD) mini-grant to support travel and exchange after the U.S. Experience in the fellow’s home city. A limit number of TAD and other programs offered by U.S. missions abroad (conferences, alumni events and regional programs) may also be available to fellows in good standing. Additional information on these activities will be provided at the start of the program. (Various; Fellowship Year) III. Fellowship Requirements and Expectations If selected as an YTILI fellow, it is expected that individuals will participate in all elements of the program as outlined above and complete the fellowship deliverables as outlined below. Fellowship awards cannot be deferred. Expectations and Fellowship Deliverables: • Respond in a timely manner to inquiries and requests from GMF, the U.S. Department of State, and/or identified partners in the U.S. cities; • Fellows must be eligible to receive a J1 Visa issued by the U.S. Government as a requirement for participation in the program. Selected fellows agree to certain terms and conditions of obtaining a J1 Visa, which are outlined in greater detail on this website: https://j1visa.state.gov/participants/common-questions/ • Participate in all required appointments during the opening summit, U.S. experience period, and the Washington, DC closing conference; • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and abide by the GMF code of conduct for professional exchanges, which will be provided to fellows at the time of award; • Review pre-departure fellowship orientation materials, including the U.S. city entrepreneurial ecosystem, communicate with mentor team, and participate in the orientation webinar; • Research and identify four to six individuals in the U.S. city entrepreneurial ecosystem that would be most beneficial to advancing the fellow’s goals for the YTILI experience. (Deliverable: List of individuals to be shared at the opening summit in the Netherlands and used for planning with mentor team); • Complete at least three professional appointments or interviews with identified individuals during the U.S. experience; • Develop a new or refined pitch presentation or video for your venture based on feedback from GMF experts and mentor teams (Deliverable: Initial draft due at The Netherlands Opening Summit; revised draft due prior to U.S. Experience; and final pitch due on October 15, 2019); • Develop an Action Plan outlining pre-departure fellowship goals taking into consideration feedback from GMF experts and mentor teams (Deliverable: Initial draft due at the Opening Summit; revised draft due June 20, 2019;) • Develop Post-Fellowship next steps (Deliverable: Due for peer sharing at the concluding summit in Washington, DC); and • Write at least one blog post on the overall YTILI experience suitable for publication on the YTILI Medium page. All blog posts regardless of publication status will be posted on the YTILI online platform for sharing with the YTILI cohort. (Deliverable: Due to GMF on October 15, 2019); • Participate in all fellowship evaluation activities (including electronic surveys) throughout the fellowship year and for up to 18 months following the immersive experience in the United States. Please note: Fellows are not allowed to have dependents (including spouses and children) accompany them during the fellowship, including the U.S. experience and the European Summit. Sample schedule of U.S. portion of the YTILI Fellowship program Saturday (Day 1) Arrival to U.S. city Sunday - Saturday (Day 2–8) Immersive experience in U.S. city Saturday (Day Departure for Washington, DC Sunday - Tuesday (Day 9–11) Closing conference in Washington, DC Wednesday (Day 12) ½ programming and conclusion of U.S. experience Wednesday afternoon (Day 12) Departure for city of residence IV. Financial Provisions of the Fellowship There is no fee to apply to the YTILI Fellowship. The Fellowship does not cover salary while fellows are participating in the program. If selected as an YTILI fellow, the U.S. government will cover the following costs: • J-1 visa support. • Round-trip air travel from participant’s current city of residence to the United States and all required program travel. * • All activities related to the fellowship program for the European opening summit, one-week immersive experience in a U.S. city, and Washington, DC closing conference. • Online platform and related trainings. • Housing throughout the program (opening summit, one-week U.S. city experience, closing conference). * • Meals and local transportation throughout European opening summit and Washington, DC program; meals and transportation stipend during U.S. immersive experience. * • Accident and sickness benefit plan. *Finalists will be provided more information prior to the start of the program. The following items are not paid for by the Fellowship program: • Airport transfers in country of residence. • Changes made to airfare already booked by GMF, including any airline fees associated with flight changes. • Additional food and beverages outside of planned meals of the European opening summit and Washington, DC closing conference. • Additional food and beverages outside of the meals and transportation stipend provided during the travel days of the U.S. immersive experience period; stipend will be based on U.S. government guidelines for meals and incidental expenses by U.S. city. • Leisure activities not offered by the program. • Personal purchases and gifts. Please note the following parameters on the transportation, housing, and meals paid for by the program: • Fellows may be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms, shared houses/dormitories, or similar accommodations. Fellows may be expected to share a bedroom and bathroom with another fellow of the same gender. • During the European opening summit and Washington, DC closing conference, there will be group meals offered at the hotel, catered at meeting locations, or in restaurants. During the week-long immersive experience in a U.S. city, participants will receive a stipend to cover meals that are arranged on their own. Participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals, depending on availability at U.S. accommodation. Please note that the same types and varieties of foods that applicants may have access to in their country of residence may not be available in the U.S. city. GMF and its partners will make reasonable efforts to accommodate special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, etc. • All air travel will be booked in coach class on carriers and schedules (arrival and departure dates) determined by GMF based on program requirements. Fellows will receive advance notice of all itineraries prior to booking; however, GMF is unable to accommodate special requests for preferred carriers or routing. • GMF will provide group airport transfers in the United States • Public transportation will be the preferred method of daily transportation in the U.S. cities. V. Eligibility Requirements Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other protected characteristic as established by U.S. Law. Please review the following eligibility requirements for the YTILI fellowship: • Are between the ages of 24 and 35 by November 15, 2018 (the launch date of the application). • Are a citizen of one of the participating countries*: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. • Currently resides in one of the participating countries*: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. • Are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 Visa. For more information on the J1 Visa program, please visit: https://j1visa.state.gov/participants/common-questions/ • Have at least two (2) years of entrepreneurial/leadership experience with a startup business or social venture. • Are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. • Are not a U.S. government employee. • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Please note: Fellows are not allowed to have dependents (including spouses and children) accompany them during the fellowship, including the U.S. experience and the European Summit. The U.S. Department of State and The German Marshall Fund of the United States reserve the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible. If you do not meet the technical eligibility requirements for this program, we invite you to visit www.exchanges.state.gov for information on other U.S. Department of State exchange opportunities. VI. Selection Process and Criteria The YTILI Fellowship selection process is a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed and scored against the evaluation criteria outlined below. Following the initial review, U.S. Department of State and GMF will select a group of semi-finalists. All semi-finalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in their country of residence, either in-person or by video conference. If advanced to the semi-finalist round, applicants must provide a copy of their international passport (if available) or other government issued photo identification at the time of the interview. Following the semi-finalist interview, U.S. Department of State and GMF will make the final selection of the fellows. Notification of status will be sent to all applicants following the initial evaluation and to semi-finalists at the conclusion of the selection process. The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications: • Venture Development and Entrepreneurial Competencies This category evaluates how the applicant presents their commercial or social venture, including the stage of growth of their venture, and their experience working as an entrepreneur. Applicants will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial experience, commitment to growing a commercial or social venture in their country of residence, and the potential to benefit from participating in the YTILI fellowship program. • Professional Achievement and Leadership Potential This category evaluates an applicant’s professional achievements and leadership potential both as an entrepreneur and in other aspects of their career. Applicants will be evaluated on notable professional achievements, demonstration of leadership skills; and the potential to become a leader within their local entrepreneurial ecosystem. • Civic and Community Involvement This category evaluates an applicant’s desire to learn about U.S. entrepreneurial ecosystems and engage in transatlantic dialogues on issues of innovation and entrepreneurialism. Applicants will be evaluated based on their desire to explore entrepreneurial themes, examine systems of innovation, and apply best practices to growing their venture and participating in local entrepreneurial activities. • YTILI Goals and Program Benefits This category evaluates an applicant’s motivation to set goals for their personal experience with the YTILI program and how the experience would advance their own professional development and the growth of their venture. Applicants will also be evaluated on their potential to contribute towards a dynamic fellowship cohort. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, January 4, 2019 http://www.gmfus.org/sites/default/files/YTILI Overview Selection Process 2019.pdf
  16. The Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position, located at CEU’s Budapest campus. Position for: Faculty Unit: Department of Political Science Status: Full-time Start date: Mar 1, 2019 Post-doctoral researcher ‘Power-sharing and Democratization’ Department of Political Science Starting date: as soon as possible, ideally before or on March 1, 2018 Application deadline: rolling, application review starts on December 21, 2018 Full Or Part Time: Full-time (40 hours/week), over 18 months The Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position, located at CEU’s Budapest campus. The successful candidate will collaborate in a research project on power-sharing and democratization in ethnically heterogeneous societies, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Duties and responsibilities: Contribute to the research and publication agenda of the project, in close collaboration with the principal investigator at CEU Budapest, and with a team at UCL and the University of Zurich. Collaboration in data collection, and supervision of coding assistants at CEU Budapest. Qualifications: PhD in Political Science, International Relations/Conflict Studies or another relevant discipline (defended or close to completion). Strong skills in quantitative methods. Ideally, the candidate is experienced in the collection of country-level or regional data, and a range of methods of analysis. He or she brings qualitative/quantitative research experience related to non-democratic countries and/or heterogeneous societies. He or she is fluent in English, and has strong working skills in further languages related to the research field. Compensation We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The contract is for 18 months. CEU is an equal opportunity employer. About CEU Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English. For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu How to apply: Applicants need to submit: CV and Cover letter Two representative writing samples Contact information for two referees. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Daniel Bochsler (bochslerd@ceu.edu). Please send your complete application package to: advert102@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/102 The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at https://hro.ceu.edu/KEE_privacy_notice. Email: advert102@ceu.edu https://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/post-doctoral-researcher-‘power-sharing-and-democratization’
  17. Međunarodni akademski centar će sa korisnicima raditi po izmenjenom radnom vremenu u subotu, 1. decembra 2018. godine. Imajući u vidu održavanje standardizovanih testova SAT i TOEFL, neki resursi Centra neće biti dostupni tokom dobrog dela dana. Tog dana nas možete čuti i posetiti između 14:00 i 15:30, pošto će pre toga telefoni biti nedostupni, a kancelarija će biti zatvorena zbog održavanja testova. Možete nam poslati e-mail na office@iacbg.org ili nam ostaviti sms, Viber ili WhatsApp na 065/3349639 tokom celog dana i odgovorićemo što je pre moguće.
  18. Priprema za SAT, ispit potreban za upis koledža i univerziteta u Americi i na drugim lokacijama u svetu, počinje u utorak, 4. decembra 2018. godine i traje osam nedelja. Tokom svake sedmice predavanja se održavaju utorkom i četvrtkom po dva sata, a u kalendar će zbog obima rada biti dodato i nekoliko subotnjih termina. Predavanja se radnim danima održavaju pre podne od 10:00 i popodne od 16:00 sati. Predavanja su potpuno ista i sami kandidati odlučuju na koji termin časova mogu da dođu. Nakon uplate prve rate dobija se jedna od dostupnih knjiga za pripremu koja služi kao referentno sredstvo i udžbenik za deo vežbanja. Tokom priprema kandidati će dobijati i materijal koji je sastavljen od originalnog sadržaja sastavljenog u Centru i od najboljih delova dostupne literature za pripremu testa. Ukoliko se ukaže potreba da se dodatno vežba, Centar može da obezbedi dodatne praktične zadatke i instrukcije bez dodatne naplate. Tokom priprema organizuju se simulacije testa koje će naši predavači oceniti i objasniti kandidatima koje se greške moraju ispraviti kako bi se poboljšao rezultat. Kada se pripreme završe, kandidati i dalje mogu da vežbaju kod nas bez ikakvog plaćanja i da se konsultuju sa predavačima oko delova testa koji im mogu biti problematični. Priprema košta 48,000 dinara i plaća se u dve rate. Prvi deo u iznosu od 30,000 dinara se plaća na početku, a drugi deo kada istekne prvi mesec priprema. Sam test ne ulazi u cenu priprema i mora se samostalno prijaviti na sajtu http://www.collegeboard.org i platiti kreditnom ili de bitnom karticom kojom se može plaćati na Internetu. Broj mesta za testove je ograničen i savetujemo svim kandidatima da se za test prijave što je pre moguće. Na časovima se obrađuju sve sekcije ispita - jezički i matematički deo i pisanje eseja. Osim rada na samim časovima, dostupna vam je biblioteka resursa Centra u kojoj možete dodatno da vežbate bez dodatne nadoknade, a predavači uvek ostavljaju dosta vežbanja koja se mogu poneti i uraditi kod kuće. Pre početka priprema potrebno je uraditi besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Zakazivanje termina probnog testa može se obaviti pozivom brojeva telefona kancelarije - 011/334 9639 i 011/334 9638. Podsećamo vas da će se pripreme održavati u novim prostorijama Centra u Zdravka Čelara 12/III. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/centar-na-novoj-lokaciji-od-septembra-2018 . Prijava za pripremu obavlja se na našem sajtu popunjavanjem odgovarajućeg formulara na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Ako imate problema sa formularom, molimo vas da nas nazovete tokom radnog vremena ili pošaljete e-mail na office@iacbg.org .
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    Priprema za SAT od 4. decembra 2018.

    Priprema za SAT, ispit potreban za upis koledža i univerziteta u Americi i na drugim lokacijama u svetu, počinje u utorak, 4. decembra 2018. godine i traje osam nedelja. Tokom svake sedmice predavanja se održavaju utorkom i četvrtkom po dva sata, a u kalendar će zbog obima rada biti dodato i nekoliko subotnjih termina. Predavanja se radnim danima održavaju pre podne od 10:00 i popodne od 16:00 sati. Predavanja su potpuno ista i sami kandidati odlučuju na koji termin časova mogu da dođu. Nakon uplate prve rate dobija se jedna od dostupnih knjiga za pripremu koja služi kao referentno sredstvo i udžbenik za deo vežbanja. Tokom priprema kandidati će dobijati i materijal koji je sastavljen od originalnog sadržaja sastavljenog u Centru i od najboljih delova dostupne literature za pripremu testa. Ukoliko se ukaže potreba da se dodatno vežba, Centar može da obezbedi dodatne praktične zadatke i instrukcije bez dodatne naplate. Tokom priprema organizuju se simulacije testa koje će naši predavači oceniti i objasniti kandidatima koje se greške moraju ispraviti kako bi se poboljšao rezultat. Kada se pripreme završe, kandidati i dalje mogu da vežbaju kod nas bez ikakvog plaćanja i da se konsultuju sa predavačima oko delova testa koji im mogu biti problematični. Priprema košta 48,000 dinara i plaća se u dve rate. Prvi deo u iznosu od 30,000 dinara se plaća na početku, a drugi deo kada istekne prvi mesec priprema. Sam test ne ulazi u cenu priprema i mora se samostalno prijaviti na sajtu http://www.collegeboard.org i platiti kreditnom ili de bitnom karticom kojom se može plaćati na Internetu. Broj mesta za testove je ograničen i savetujemo svim kandidatima da se za test prijave što je pre moguće. Na časovima se obrađuju sve sekcije ispita - jezički i matematički deo i pisanje eseja. Osim rada na samim časovima, dostupna vam je biblioteka resursa Centra u kojoj možete dodatno da vežbate bez dodatne nadoknade, a predavači uvek ostavljaju dosta vežbanja koja se mogu poneti i uraditi kod kuće. Pre početka priprema potrebno je uraditi besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Zakazivanje termina probnog testa može se obaviti pozivom brojeva telefona kancelarije - 011/334 9639 i 011/334 9638. Podsećamo vas da će se pripreme održavati u novim prostorijama Centra u Zdravka Čelara 12/III. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/centar-na-novoj-lokaciji-od-septembra-2018 . Prijava za pripremu obavlja se na našem sajtu popunjavanjem odgovarajućeg formulara na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Ako imate problema sa formularom, molimo vas da nas nazovete tokom radnog vremena ili pošaljete e-mail na office@iacbg.org .
  20. Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 21. novembra 2018. godine i traje do 28. decembra 2018. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
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    Priprema za TOEFL od 21. novembra 2018.

    Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 21. novembra 2018. godine i traje do 28. decembra 2018. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
  22. Alumni sajam, odnosno Sajam studenata američkih koledža, održava se u nedelju, 18. novembra i o tome više detalja možete naći na ovoj stranici. Nekadašnji i sadašnji studenti američkih koledža i univerziteta, kao i pojedini roditelji trenutnih studenata, razgovaraće sa svima koje interesuje obrazovanje o Americi o studiranju i životu na drugom kontinentu. Tokom Sajma Centar će angažovati i volontere koji će asistirati u aktivnostima oko i tokom samog događaja, kao i prevoditi u slučajevima kada predstavnici američkog obrazovanja ne govore srpski jezik kao maternji. Ako smatrate da možete da volontirate tog dana, pošaljite nam CV ili više detalja o sebi elektronskom poštom na office@iacbg.org. U ovom trenutku ostalo je još par mesta dostupnih za volontiranje, tako da će se kandidature razmatrati odmah po redosledu pristizanja.
  23. SAT je prijemni ispit potreban za upis na američke univerzitete i koledže i polaže se nekoliko puta godišnje na lokacijama širom sveta. Ritam polaganja ovog testa je takav da se strategija pripreme mora razmatrati detaljno i planirati na vreme. Poslednji ispit pred slanje prijava za studije za početak studija od 2019. godine je 1. decembra. Za sve koji su prijavili ovaj rok, ili neki od sledećih, i žele da vide kako test izgleda i kakav bi bio njihov potencijalni rezultat na polaganju, Centar organizuje simulaciju i ocenjivanje testa. Simulacija pred decembarsko polaganje održava se u subotu, 24. novembra 2018. godine od 15:00. Prijava za ovaj probni test dostupna je na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/7zpq1GzJSMFGQs772. Za sva pitanja o simulaciji kontaktirajte nas telefonom tokom radnog vremena ili slanjem e-mail poruke na office@iacbg.org.
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    Simulacija SAT - 24. novembar 2018.

    SAT je prijemni ispit potreban za upis na američke univerzitete i koledže i polaže se nekoliko puta godišnje na lokacijama širom sveta. Ritam polaganja ovog testa je takav da se strategija pripreme mora razmatrati detaljno i planirati na vreme. Poslednji ispit pred slanje prijava za studije za početak studija od 2019. godine je 1. decembra. Za sve koji su prijavili ovaj rok, ili neki od sledećih, i žele da vide kako test izgleda i kakav bi bio njihov potencijalni rezultat na polaganju, Centar organizuje simulaciju i ocenjivanje testa. Simulacija pred decembarsko polaganje održava se u subotu, 24. novembra 2018. godine od 15:00. Prijava za ovaj probni test dostupna je na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/7zpq1GzJSMFGQs772. Za sva pitanja o simulaciji kontaktirajte nas telefonom tokom radnog vremena ili slanjem e-mail poruke na office@iacbg.org.
  25. Razgovor sa nekadašnjim i trenutnim studentima sa američkih koledža i univerziteta organizujemo i ove godine. Predstavljanje institucija na kojima su stekli osnovne, master ili doktorske studije održaće se u nedelju, 18. novembra 2018. godine u beogradskom Domu omladine, Makedonska 22, od 16:00 do 19:00. Šta sve možete da saznate na ovom besplatnom događaju? Oni koji su prošli obrazovni proces u američkim institucijama ponudiće vam savete o životu u Americi, kampusu, obavezama na koledžu, ispitima, odmorima, sportu i zabavi. Saznaćete više i o samim institucijama koje su nekadašnji diplomci završili i imaćete ideju da li je baš taj koledž ili univerzitet pravo mesto za vaše dalje obrazovanje. Osim nekadašnjih studenata, neke od institucija predstavljaće i roditelji trenutnih studenata. Pojedini diplomci će komunicirati sa vama uglavnom na engleskom jeziku, ali će Centar obezbediti volontere koji će prevoditi. Prijava za besplatni događaj obavlja se na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/STYigDgbUMPxiEms1 Dan američkih koledža organizuje Međunarodni akademski centar, domaća organizacija koja kao deo mreže savetodavnih i obrazovnih centara EducationUSA predstavlja zvanično mesto u Srbiji za informisanje o obrazovanju u Sjedinjenim Državama. Na licu mesta biće i savetnici Centra koji će pomagati zainteresovanim potencijalnim studentima i njihovim roditeljima da razreše nedoumice u vezi sa konkretnim pitanjima. Šaljite nam sva pitanja o Danu američkih koledža na e-mail office@iacbg.org . Ako ste završili koledž u Americi i želite da predstavite drugima svoje obrazovanje, kontaktirajte nas što pre porukom ili pozivom na 065/3349639 ili elektronskom poštom na office@iacbg.org. Koje će sve institucije biti predstavljene na Alumni sajmu koledža: Boston University University of Wyoming University of California, Davis Northeastern University University of California, Los Angeles University of Maryland, College Park University of Arkansas DePaul University Princeton University Vassar College Brown University College of the Atlantic Macalester College Swarthmore College Pomona College University of Wisconsin, Madison Eastern Washington University California State University, Fresno Grinnell College Drexel University Amherst College Hunter College, CUNY Loyola University New Orleans University of Connecticut Florida State University University of California, Berkeley University of Washington Sonoma State University Ohio State University University of Rochester Grand Valley State University Georgetown University University of Texas, Austin Beloit College Davidson College
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