Thursday, February 25, 2010

EDGE 2010

EDGE 2010
E-Learning: The Horizon and Beyond
12 to 15 October 2010
St. John's, Canada

This conference will include academic papers and
practical workshops on the use of technology in
K-12 and post-secondary education. Session topics
include: research findings, applications in
teaching/learning, and educational leadership.

Web address:
Sponsored by: Memorial Uniersity

52nd Annual Conference

52nd Annual Mountain Plains Management Conference
6 to 8 October 2010
Ogden, Utah, United States

The Mountain Plains Management Conference is an
annual national gathering of scholars sharing
research and discussing business topics:
Pedagogy, Management, Marketing,
Economics/Finance, Accounting and Computer
Information Systems.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 July

Web address:
Sponsored by: Weber State University

Sustainability in design

Sustainability in Design: NOW!

Challenges and Opportunities for Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century.

LeNS Conference, Bangalore, 29th September to 1st October 2010

The Sustainability in Design: Now! Conference is a platform for sharing the latest knowledge and experiences in product, service and system design, to promote sustainable systems thinking in design education, research and practice communities. The conference approach is to look at various stakeholders in this arena - designers, design educators and design researchers - as a unique learning community. The objective is the creation of a new ethos, within such a community, enabling all possible synergies and fruitful processes of knowledge and know-how osmosis and cross-fertilisation.

This conference is promoted and organized as the conclusive event of the LeNS project, funded by EU under the Asia-Link program, that aims at the development and diffusion of design for sustainability in design institutions.

The conference is for free.

The Asia Link Programme, Europe Aid involves the following 7 design schools in Europe and Asia:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

Politecnico di Milano, INDACO Department, Milan, Italy (Co-ordinator)

Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India

Tsinghua University, Academy of Arts & Design, Beijing, China

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Department of Design,Helsinki, Finland

Sustainable Habitats in India - Call for Participation

Background and Description
The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with the School of Habitat Studies of the Tata Institute of Social Science are inviting PhD-students, junior researchers and junior professionals and experts from any disciplinary background working on the outlined topics to participate in a 3-week long Summer School on Sustainable Habitats in India from April 5th to April 23rd 2010 in Mumbai. After a fruitful and successful first Summer School in India in May 2009, in 2010 the issue of exploring the emergence and consolidation of shanty towns and cities will be addressed within the context of sustainable livelihoods in new and old shanty towns in Mumbai.
Through its new learning approach, the GTZ-DAAD-Summer School ‘Sustainable Habitats in India’ aims to introduce participants from all over India and Germany to the concept of sustainable development, its approach and possible implementation in the habitat context. “Sustainable Habitats in India” is part of the UN-Decade ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ (ESD)-project, and inspired by “Between Lecture Hall & Project Works”, GTZ-Berlin. This Summer School in India will be the sixth within this framework after Vietnam, Egypt, Brazil, Peru and India and will focus on strengthening sustainable links between researchers, civil society, businesspeople, policy makers and development practitioners as well as strengthening the scientific and institutional exchange between the involved parties from India and Germany. By introducing new teaching and educational methods based on peer-and action-learning and inter-disciplinary training for participants with different cultural and technical backgrounds, the Summer School meets the requirements of the current labor market and responds to India’s needs for creative and decisive intellectuals, future decision-makers and representatives of their country within the increasingly international governance-framework.
The three-week program will introduce participants to the following thematic areas:
• Livelihoods, Housing and Infrastructure
• Planning and Governance
• Sustainability of Urban Habitats

Structure of the GTZ-DAAD-Summer School
The duration of the Summer School will be from April 5th to April 23rd 2010 and will take place at the TISS School of Habitat Studies in Mumbai:
First week: In the first week, the political framework, state-of-the-art methods, peer-learning techniques will be presented to the participants. In the end of the week group work at different research sites will be initiated in the form of action research.
Second week: Participants will continue to carry out action research tasks in new and old shantytowns in Mumbai and by mid-week start to discuss the results with experts from the different fields and perspectives.
Third week: During the third and final week, further learning-dialogues, amongst others with leading German scientists will conclude in the presentation of the results in a public symposium on the last day.
The Summer School aims to contribute towards sustainable development in India through bridging the communication gap within research and its implementation at policy level. Through improved communication and networking the mutual benefits could be achieved at different levels with relatively small efforts.
The Summer School intends to introduce to PhD-students, junior researchers and junior experts and professionals that whatever subject they study and whatever field they work in, their activities are a contribution to the overall sustainable development of their country and its society and to highlight that in the process of globalization, everybody’s life and activities are bound to, and influenced by, international processes.
Some objectives and challenges for Sustainable Habitats in India

• To understand the slum-dwellers’ perspective of their life world in different situations.
• To understand the relationship that informal settlements have with the city along the themes pertaining to sustainable habitats.
• To explore possibilities of new questions and knowledge generation through the interface of local and international (north-south, south-south) experiences.
• To possibly elaborate a proposal/framework for further international and national research and development activities in the end of the summer school.

In order to achieve such ambitious goals in a short period of time, all available knowledge in the learning environment would be utilized. Thus all participants would be experts for sharing their experiences and skills in order to contribute to the success of the learning process.
Blended learning: To arrive well prepared at the phase of attendance, work is going to start some weeks before on a virtual learning platform where the participants meet and come to know each other. Peer learning: In Mumbai the participants, all with interesting and relevant backgrounds, will meet each other personally. The learning methodology guarantees that all the participants will contribute their knowledge and experiences towards the construction of a new knowledge base, which will be complemented by the inputs of Indian and German experts from various academic backgrounds as well as through work experience in different subjects.
The GTZ-DAAD-Summer School “Sustainable Habitats in India” is being prepared and organized in close cooperation with the TISS School of Habitat Studies in Mumbai, TERI, CEPT and other institutions in India, the Habitat-Unit of the Technical University Berlin, Institute for Megacity-research at the University of Cologne, the Sociology Department of the University of Magdeburg, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and GTZ-India.
Application Process
The application process is open for PhD-students, junior researchers and junior professionals and experts working on the outlined topics. The maximum age for participation is 40 years. Please email the filled in application form together with the essay to: The application deadline is 28th of February 2010. The applications will be evaluated by a multi-institutional selection committee and selected candidates will be informed by 12th of March 2010. After the selection process, an interactive preparatory process will be followed through a blended learning methodology on our virtual collaboration platform:

Essay Competition

Ambedkar Fellowship in Columbia USA

Applications are invited for the

Ambedkar Sanskrit Fellowships at Columbia

in the City of New York for the 2011-12 academic year. This
program supports graduate work in Sanskrit studies for students from historically

disadvantaged communities.

Admission will initially be to the MA program in Sanskrit and South Asian

Studies (within the Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African

Studies). Those who successfully complete the MA may be invited to continue

for a Ph.D. Fellowships cover the cost of tuition and living expenses.

Applicants should send a c.v. and a two-page statement of purpose clearly

explaining their interests in Sanskrit studies to, and

arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to The Ambedkar

Sanskrit Fellowship Program, Room 418 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd St., New

York, NY 10027 USA, by June 15, 2010. Applicants who are short-listed

will be notified by the end of June. The Ambedkar Sanskrit Fellowship

Program will cover the fees for short-listed candidates to take the Graduate

Record Exam (GRE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),

as well as the fee for the application to the Columbia Graduate School

of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Students should plan to take the GRE

and TOEFL exams no later than November. The GSAS deadline is

December 31, 2010

Students already registered for a postgraduate program and who would be

taking a leave of absence to accept an Ambedkar Sanskrit Fellowship are

required to present the written approval of their supervisors.

NIAS Doctoral Fellowship

The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is one of the unique
institutions in the country, conducting advanced research in
multidisciplinary areas that bridge the gap between the natural and
engineering sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts. A limited
number of research scholarships are available in the Institute for bright
and committed postgraduate students interested in pursuing
independent research across disciplines towards a doctoral degree.
The specific areas of research in which students may be admitted for
the year 2010-2011 are the following:
National Security, Strategic Studies
Animal Behavioural Ecology, Cognitive Ethology, Conservation
Energy and Environment
Urban Studies
Sociology / Social Anthropology*
Indian Psychology & Philosophy
Consciousness Studies
Cognitive Science
Art and Archaeology, Materials Heritage
Philosophy of Science
Applicants may consult the NIAS website for information on faculty and their
research interests (
* Applications for Sociology are invited only under the Provincial Globalisation
The scholarships are open to those who have completed / are completing
a Master's/M.Phil. degree in any relevant subject in natural sciences,
engineering, mathematics, social sciences, humanities or the arts, and with a
consistently proven academic record (minimum 55% marks). Some research
and/or field experience in the concerned areas may be preferred, but is not
essential. Candidates who have passed the NET/SET examinations or
qualified for JRF/DST/CSIR/ICSSR fellowships will be preferred.
Candidates admitted to the NIAS Doctoral Programme will be entitled to
fellowships, which will be available for a period of four years on a yearly
renewable basis. The fellowship amount is fixed at Rs. 12,000/-per month for
the first two years and Rs. 14,000/-per month for the third year, with an
additional 30% per month as House Rent Allowance. Limited hostel seats are
available on campus.
Applications should be made on plain paper, including a curriculum vitae,
copies of mark sheets and degree certificates (to be verified at the time of
interview) and a clear statement of purpose detailing the research interests of
the candidate and explaining why she/he would like to join NIAS. Explicit
mention must be made of the research areas for which the application is being
sent. The candidate's email address, postal address and contact phone
numbers (landline and cell) should be included in the application.
Head - Administration,
National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore - 560 012, India;
Applications should be sent (preferably by email) on or before March 31,
2010, to:
For additional information, applicants may contact:;
Short-listed candidates will be invited for a written test and an interview in
May/June 2010. The dates will be informed later by email.

World Bank Conference

Doctoral and Post Doctoral Workshop on
Development and International Organizations
Stockholm, Sweden May 29-30, 2009 (date TBC)


Paper proposals are invited from current doctoral students and early career postdoctoral researchers (up to three years post-PhD) conducting research on the World Bank Group and other international economic organizations in any social science field.

Successful candidates will be asked to present a research paper of 8,000–9,500 words in advance of the workshop.

Accommodation expenses will be covered for successful candidates. This does not include travel costs, per diem or meals.

The workshop will be scheduled to coincide with the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, May 30-June 2, 2010, on the theme of Development Challenges in a Post-Crisis World. Participants will also be invited to attend the ABCDE Conference.

Workshop Themes:
Submitted papers must focus on the work (policy, operations) of one or more of the organizations listed below:

1. Bretton Woods Institutions: The World Bank Group, The International Monetary Fund;
2. World Trade Organization;
3. Regional multilateral development banks: Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Paper proposals may address any aspect of development-related activity of these organizations. For example, topics might include, but are not limited to:

• Country studies of specific policies or projects;
• Governance and organizational reform;
• Links between trade and development;
• Relations between various organizations (e.g. World Bank-IMF);
• Aid harmonization and coordination; bilateral versus multilateral aid;
• Engagement and partnerships with new donors (e.g. China, philanthropic foundations)

Application is open to researchers of any nationality and any country of residence, currently enrolled in their third year or later of a PhD program or having completed their PhD no later than three years beforehand (as of May 31, 2010). Thesis research to be presented during the workshop needs to be completed or of an advanced state. Students in their first year of study should not apply. Developing country researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application process:
Candidates who wish to participate in the Workshop should provide the following information (please follow the format of the APPLICATION FORM appended below):

Applications should be submitted to the RAD Secretariat at the World Bank Office at with the subject line ‘2010 PhD Workshop Application’.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2010. Successful applicants will be notified around the end of March 2010. The final version of the paper is due on 30 April 2010.

Selection criteria:
• Quality of the paper proposal
• Balance in terms of research themes outlined above
• Balance in terms of participants’ backgrounds (region, gender etc.)

Previous Workshops

The Workshop is funded by:

The World Bank

Network of Excellence on Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation (GARNET)

With the support of:

Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation

Researchers Alliance for Development (RAD)

Doctoral Workshop on development and international organizations
Stockholm, Sweden May 29-30, 2009 (date TBC)


Please submit the form no later than 28 February 2010 by email with subject line ‘2010 PhD Workshop Application’ to

Please send your application form and paper in two separate Word documents, with files named the following way:
Last Name First Name Paper
Last Name First Name Application Form
(example: ‘Smith John Paper’, ‘Smith John Application Form’).

A Word document application form can be downloaded from )

SECTION 1: Personal Details
1. Title (Mr./ Ms./ Mrs.):
2. Last Name:
3. First Name:
4. Nationality:
5. Date of birth:
6. Institution of enrolment:
7. Date of PhD enrolment:
8. Email address:
9. Phone number:

SECTION 2: Paper Abstract
1. Paper Title:
2. PhD awarded (attained or expected) on (MM/YY):
3. Supervisor’s Name and contact details (email, phone):
4. Abstract, (or complete paper attached -- YES/ NO):
(Please attach the paper in a separate file or insert abstract below, 1000 words maximum)

SECTION 3: CURRICULUM VITAE (one page maximum, insert)


Las Vegas, Nevada January 2-5, 2011

You are invited to participate in The 2011
Global Conference on Business and Finance
(GCBF), Las Vegas, Nevada. The conferences are
sponsored by The Institute for Business and
Finance Research, LLC (IBFR) will be held from
January 2-5, 2011 at the Flamingo Las Vegas
Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Theoretical,
applied and, empirical papers, as well as case
studies in all areas of business, finance,
marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public
administration, economics, business law,
business education, agribusiness, health care
administration and related fields are welcome.
Papers do not need to be global in nature.
English and Spanish language sessions will be
offered. An Internet Session will be offered for
those unable to make the trip to the conference

Submission for presentation consideration
November 8, 2010
Regular registration and Payment Receipt
November 22, 2010
Award and proceedings submissions
November 24, 2010

Detailed Call for Papers:
Submissions for presentation consideration:
Hotel Information:
Travel information:
Accepted forms of payment:
General inquiries:

To download our detailed call for papers please
visit our website at

Submit a 200-word abstract or full paper to: Early submissions are
greatly appreciated. All submissions must be in
Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF format. Include
the contact information for all authors on the
first page of the document.

The Conference is affiliated with eight peer-
reviewed journals: The International Journal of
Business and Finance Research, International
Journal of Management and Marketing Research,
Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting
and Taxation, Business Education and
Accreditation, Review of Business and Finance
Case Studies, Agribusiness Research, and Revista
Internacional Administración & Finanzas.

Please visit our website for journal specific
distribution, indexing and ranking information,
including: EBSCOHost, SSRN, Cabell's Directory,
Ulrich's Periodical Directory, The American
Economic Association's Econlit, e-JEL, JEL on CD
and other rankings. Papers honored with the
Outstanding Research Award at the conference
will be offered publication in one of our
journals. In addition, papers receiving the Best
Paper in Session Award are reviewed for possible
journal publication.

Publishing in the Refereed Conference
Proceedings is free to registered and paid
conference attendees. You can publish a 200-
word abstract, a 5-page version of your paper or
a full paper (not to exceed 12 properly
formatted pages).

Registered and paid attendees can submit their
paper for award consideration and possible
publication in one of our journals. Award
winners will receive a certificate and Award
Plaque at the award luncheon.

Best in Session Award Winners will be selected
in each session. Award winners will receive a
certificate at the award luncheon and are
invited to submit their papers for possible

Conference registration is US$320 for presenting
and non-presenting attendees. The registration
fee for full-time students is $295. There is an
US$80 fee for each additional paper. An
additional $50 fee applies for papers having
five or more authors. A $50 late fee applies for
registration fees received after the regular
payment deadline. If your payment is not
received by the final payment deadline, your
participation will be cancelled. All attending
participants must register and pay the
registration fee. The registration form and
accepted forms of payment are available at: and


We have arranged for a small block of rooms at
the Flamingo Las Vegas at the special rates of
$59 per night for the standard room (3 star) and
$89 per night for the Go rooms (4 star) based on
double occupancy, plus taxes (12%). These rates
are available for booking until Friday, December
3, 2010, or until the available block of rooms
is reserved, whichever occurs first. Please
visit our website for detailed information at


Hor’dourves and soft drinks will be provided by
the Institute for Business and Finance
Research. The networking luncheon will be
sponsored by Business Education &
Accreditation. The award luncheon will be
sponsored by Accounting & Taxation. Additional
luncheon tickets are available for purchase for
those participants attending with a guest(s) or
spouse. The price per ticket is $30.

Please visit our website for detailed



Excellence scholarships
for PhD students
to participate in
YES’ PhD Program “Global Food Security“
at the Universität Hohenheim, Germany

Scholarship description
FSC awards up to 12 scholarships for PhD students from developing countries (see DAC list) for a period of 36 months, beginning August 01, 2010. There will be up to 2 scholarships offered to PhD students from developed countries. The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will receive scholarships for participating in FSC’s Young Excellence School to conduct their doctorates.

The scholarship is given for a stay at the Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The monthly grant is 1,000 Euros in 2010. In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from Hohenheim. Health insurance and other potential costs must be paid for privately.

Selection criteria
Besides the general selection criteria for YES’ PhD program (see YES announcement), the following criteria have to be met additionally, if applying for an “Excellence scholarship”:
- Last academic degree has to be less than 6 years ago;
- Indication for return to his/her home country and institution.

The applicant has to submit the application documents for YES’ PhD program and indicate in the cover letter, whether s/he applies for an “Excellence scholarship”. In addition to the general application, the applicant has to provide proof regarding the two additional selection criteria mentioned above.

The deadline for the application for an “Excellence scholarship” is April 5, 2010.

There is one joint application and selection process. Only those applications are accepted, which follow the application instruction (see FSC’s webpage).

FSC will confirm the receipt of all (complete) applications (i.e., if an application is not complete, FSC will not consider it and will not confirm receipt of the application).

The selection of the candidates will be in middle of May 2010, the program will start on August 1, 2010.

All accepted applications will be selected according to the following criteria:
1. Fulfillment of announcement criteria of YES’ PhD program (cf. “Admission” and “Application”);
2. Quality of proposal and project feasibility.

For all pre-selected candidates, FSC will look for a supervisor at the Universität Hohenheim. Only after a professor of the Universität Hohenheim has accepted the candidate, s/he will be ultimately selected and invited to join YES’ PhD program and – if applied for a scholarship – awarded an “Excellence scholarship”.

The selected applicants will be contacted no later than May 17, 2010. Please be aware that FSC will contact only successful candidates.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vacancy sustainable development

United Nations University Scholarships 2010

For more information

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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TIFR PhD Fellowship Last Date

(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Advt. No. 02/10
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
(TIFR), devoted to research and development in science, mathematics and technology education (STME). It is
seeking to strengthen its programmes, particularly, (1) Research in STME at school level, (2) Olympiads in
chemistry, biology, mathematics and other subjects, and (3) the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science
(Physics, Chemistry, Biology). For details, see
We are keen to consider applications for faculty positions at appropriate levels (Fellow (E) or higher) from
candidates with a Ph.D and post-doctoral experience and a proven excellent track record in any of the
 the natural sciences, with a demonstrated interest in educational and social issues.
 the social sciences, with a demonstrated interest in educational and science/design/technology issues.
 research and development in science, mathematics or design and technology education.
Applications with a curriculum vitae and names of at least three referees should be sent to the Centre Director,
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088, India. While
applications are invited throughout the year, they will be screened and processed two or three times a year.
Applications received on or before 28th February 2010 will be considered at the next meeting of the appropriate
committees. For enquiries please contact via email the Dean, Prof. J. Ramadas (
Entry level faculty members, usually with 1-3 years of post-doctoral experience, get a salary in the Pay Band-3
INR 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs. 7600 + allowances admissible to Central Govt. employees stationed at
Mumbai + HRA at 30% of Basic Salary in lieu of Govt. accommodation (Total Monthly Emoluments, Rs. 50,379/-),
and health care benefits. Candidates with appropriate experience can be considered for higher levels.

National Coordinator Last Date 25th Feb 2010

Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture (RRA) Network
The Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture (RRA) Network is a national consortium
of academics, bureaucrats and representatives of civil society working to
develop policy options aimed at enhancing appropriate and comprehensive
public investments in rainfed agriculture. The network’s functioning is premised
on a combination of collating existing experiences, undertaking scaled pilots
that are embedded in existing government programs, and evidence-based
policy advocacy. WASSAN is anchor of the network and is looking for a
full-time National Coordinator for the network. Mid-career persons with at
least 5 years of experience and having background in agriculture economics,
policy analysis and networking (or some combination thereof) may apply by
the 25th of February, 2010. Responsibilities will include coordinating research,
pilot programs and advocacy initiatives across the country. The position is
based in Hyderabad.
For additional information on WASSAN and the network, please see the
following websites, Please
forward applications to

Friday, February 12, 2010

ISI scholarship 2010

Indian Statistical Institute - ISI Scholarship 2010

203 B.T. Road,
Kolkata - 700 108.

Scholarship 2010 - 2011 :

Indian Statistical Institute invites applications for Scholarship to the following Programs from the candidates having qualifications as shown against each Program.

Stipend / Fellowship as mentioned against each Program will be available to the deserving candidates.

1. B.Stat. (Hons.) (3 Year) :

Successful completion of 10+2 Years of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent with Mathematics and English. Stipend Rs.800/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).

2. B.Math. (Hons.) (3 Year) :

Successful completion of 10+2 Years of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent with Mathematics and English. Stipend Rs.800/- per month. (Offered at Bangalore).

Candidates for the above two Programs, who have successfully cleared the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad test, conducted by the following address :

The National Board for Higher Mathematics,
Department of Atomic Energy,
Government of India.

It NEED not sit for the written test; such candidates would be directly called for interview. However, such candidates are required to apply in the prescribed application form.

3. M.Stat. (2 Year) :

3 - Year Bachelor's degree with Statistics as full subject, or a B.Stat. / B.Math, degree from the Indian Statistical Institute or a Statistician's Diploma / Senior Diploma in Statistics from the Indian Statistical institute. Stipend Rs.1200/- per month (Offered at Kolkata).

4. M.Math. (2 Year) :

3 - Year Bachelor's degree or a B.E. / B.Tech. degree, with Mathematics and an exceptionally strong background in Analysis and Abstract Algebra or a B.Stat. / B.Math. degree from the Indian Statistical Institute. Stipend Rs.1200/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).

5. Master of Science (M.S.) in Quantitative Economics (2 Year) :

3 - Year Bachelor's degree in Economics / Mathematics / Statistics/ Physics or a B.Stat, degree from the Indian Statistical Institute. Engineering graduates are also eligible.

Candidates should have knowledge of Economics and Mathematics at the B.A. / B.Sc. pass level. Stipend Rs.1200/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata & Delhi).

6. Master of Science (M.S.) in Library and Information Science (2 Year) :

3 - Year Bachelor's degree in any discipline. The candidates must have secured at least 60% Marks in the Bachelors' degree. Stipend Rs.1200/- per month. (Offered at Bangalore).

7. M.Tech. in Computer Science (2 Year) :

Master's degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics / Electronic Sciences / Computer Science / Computer Applications / Information Technology. (or)
Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AM1E (or) GRAD - IETE or, DOEACC 'B' Level). Stipend Rs.5000/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).
A candidate with a valid GATE score above a threshold (to be decided by the Selection Committee) in his / her own subject would be directly called for interview. However, such candidates are required to apply in the prescribed application form.

8. M.Tech. in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research (2 Year) :

Master's degree in Statistics or Master's degree in Mathematics with Probability and Statistics as major subjects or Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent or PG diploma in SQC & OR from the Indian Statistical Institute.
Knowledge of Mathematics at graduate level and knowledge of Physics and Chemistry at Higher Secondary level. Stipend Rs.5000/- per month (Offered at Kolkata).
A candidate who was asked to discontinue any of the above Programs is not eligible for readmission to the same Program.

9. Junior Research Fellowship :

Statistics :
A good academic record with M.Stat., M.A. / M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics. (or)
Outstanding mathematical maturity with B.Stat. / B.Math., B.A. / B.Sc. or equivalent degree with Statistics as the main subject.

Mathematics :
A good academic record with M.Stat.. M.Math., M.A. / M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Mathematics. (or)
Outstanding mathematical maturity with B.Stat / B.Math., B.A. / B.Sc. or equivalent degree with Mathematics as the main subject.

Quantitative Economics :
A good academic record with M.S. (QE), M.Stat., M.A. / M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics / Mathematics / Economics / Econometrics. (or)
Outstanding mathematical maturity with B.A. / B.Sc. degree with Economics as the main subject. A candidate possessing a Master's degree in any subject with Mathematics / Statistics at B.A. / B.Sc. (Pass) level is also eligible.

Computer Science : A good academic record with M.E. / M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Electronics / Telecommunication/ Radio Physics / Computer Science / Electrical Engineering / Microwave Communications / Information Technology / Bioinformatics / Biotechnology with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level or a good academic record with M.Sc. / M.C. A. / M.A. or equivalent degree in Physics / Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics / Electronic Sciences / Computer Science / Atmospheric Science / Information Technology / Bioinformatics / Biotechnology with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level. Outstanding candidates having B.E. / B.Tech. or equivalent degree in the above subjects will also be eligible.

Quality, Reliability and Operations Research : A good academic record with M.Tech. / M.E, / M.S / M.Phil or equivalent degree in Quality / Reliability / Operations Research or a good academic record with M.Stat. / M.Sc. / M.A. or equivalent degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level. Outstanding candidates having B.E. / B.Tech. or equivalent degree in the above subjects will also be eligible.

Biological Anthropology : A good academic record with a Bachelor's degree with Anthropology as the Honours / full subject and a Master's degree in Anthropology (with specialization in Physical / Biological Anthropology).

Physics and Applied Mathematics : A good academic record with M.Sc. in Physics / Mathematics / Statistics.

Agriculture & Ecology : A good academic record with M.Sc. in Botany (with specialization in Plant Physiology / Biochemistry) / Environmental Science / Applied Mathematics / Statistics.

Sociology : A good academic record with M.A / M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Development Studies / Sociology / Economics / Agricultural Economics or any other subject in Social Sciences.

Geology : A good academic record with M.Sc. in Geology / Applied Geology / Geophysics or equivalent.

Psychology : A good academic record with M.A. / M.Sc. in Psychology / Applied Psychology.

Library and Information Science : A consistently good academic record with first or high second class in M.S. (LIS) awarded by the Indian Statistical Institute or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science of the Indian Statistical Institute or NISC AIR / INS DOC or its equivalent degree (such as Master's degree in Library and Information Science from any University) with at least 55% Marks in undergraduate Program.
Fellowship for 9 (A) to 9 (L) :

Applicants with M.E. / M.Tech. or equivalent : Rs.14000/- per month.
Others : Rs.12000/- per month. A special fellowship of Rs.15000/- per month is also available for outstanding candidates in each of the following subjects : (i) Statistics, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Computer Science, (iv) Quantitative Economics and (v) Quality, Reliability and Operations Research.
Detailss are available in the Prospectus :

9 (A) and 9 (B) are offered at Kolkata, Delhi & Bangalore.
9 (C) is offered at Chennai.
9 (L) is offered only at Bangalore.
Remaining 1RF Programs are offered only at Kolkata.
Selection of candidates is based on academic record, written tests and interviews conducted by the Institute. Due consideration is given to SC / ST / OBC / Physically Challenged candidates for all Programs from 1 to 8 above (i.e., excluding Junior Research Fellowship Program).

Detailed procedures for selection of the candidates who have been offered Junior Research Fellowships by the CSIR / NBHM are available in the prospectus. Limited hostel facilities are available.

Candidates who are due to complete the qualifying ISI examinations before 01 July, 2010 may also apply.

ISI Application Form 2010 :

Prospectus and ISI application form can be obtained from the following offices of the Indian Statistical Institute by post or in person :

Dean of Studies,
Indian Statistical Institute,
203 B.T Road,
Kolkata - 700 108.

Head Delhi Centre,
Indian Statistical Institute,
7, S.J.S. Sansanwal Marg,
Near Qutab Hotel,
Opposite Katwaria Sarai,
New Delhi - 110 016.

Head Bangalore Centre,
Indian Statistical Institute,
8th Mile,
Mysore Road,
R.V. College P.O.,
Bangalore - 560 059.

Head, SQC & OR Unit,
Indian Statistical Institute,
110 Nelson Manickam Road (1st floor),
Chennai - 600 029.

Head, SQC & OR Unit,
Indian Statistical Institute,
Street No. 8, Habshiguda,
Hyderabad - 500 007.

By paying an amount of Rs.450/- (Rs.225/- only for reserved categories of all Programs except Junior Research Fellowship Program) in cash (from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. on working days from Monday to Friday) or by bank draft drawn in favour of "Indian Statistical Institute" payable at Kolkata (proper).

Request for ISI application forms should have mailing address in Capitals. Postal orders, Money orders and Cheques will not be accepted. Incomplete / Improper ISI application forms will be rejected.

Prospectus, ISI Application Form, Sample Questions and this Admission Notice will also be available on our website deanweb in PDF format from 09 February, 2010.

ISI Important Dates 2010 :

Distribution of Prospectus and ISI Application Form 09 February, 2010 to 05 March, 2010
Last date for receiving completed ISI Application Form 26 March, 2010
Date of ISI Selection Test India and abroad) 09 May, 2010


Transitions to Sustainability
30 November 2010 to 3 December 2010
Auckland, New Zealand

What are transition pathways? What can
engineers/scientists do? Call for Papers-16 April 2010-
Themes: Evolutions in Technology; Limits to Growth; Resilient
comms; Tomorrow's infrastructure; New Economics, Embedding

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 16 April 2010.

Web address:
Sponsored by: NZ Society for Sustainability Engineering and
Science (NZSSES)

Quality Matters

Quality Matters 2nd Annual Conference: Improving
Outcomes Through Quality Standards.
June 11 - 13, 2010
Hyatt Lodge at the McDonald's Campus
Oak Brook, Illinois-near Chicago

The conference brings together distance learning
leaders, instructional designers and online faculty
from institutions with a commitment to online
education from all over the United States.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 10
February 2010.

Space is limited. Register online at

Web address:
Sponsored by: Quality Matters


Undocumented Students: An Overview of Policies,
Myths and Best Practices
February 18, 2010
1:00-2:30pm EST (online webinar)
HOST: Innovative Educators

NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date
(choose purchase order or check by mail as method
of payment). The recording is included and is
accessible for one full year.

Over 65,000 college-ready undocumented students
graduate from our nation's high schools each year
and this number is likely to increase. As such,
higher education professionals are compelled to
address the needs of this growing population.
College-ready undocumented students have jumped
the same hurdles as other college-eligible
students, yet they have not been given the same
degree of access to higher education. Without
improvements in relevant college knowledge,
guidance, and financial support, these students,
many of whom are among the best their communities
have to offer, will continue to be shut out of a
system that is virtually their only means for
upward mobility.

Based on six years of research and practice with
college-bound undocumented immigrant students,
this webinar will offer participants insight into
best practices for improving the college access
and success of this growing population. The
presenter will share information to dispel the
myths about college-going, immigration and
educational rights for undocumented immigrants
across the nation. In doing so, she will provide
up-to-date information about policies and
practices to provide undocumented immigrant
students with greater access to higher education.

The session will include information about state
and federal policies that shape college access for
undocumented students and offer best practices for
helping undocumented students persist through the
college admissions, college attendance, and
financial aid acquisition processes. A major
component of the session will be best practices
for assisting undocumented immigrants in securing
funds to support their college education.

*How state and federal education and immigration
policies impact college access for undocumented
students in their state.
*How to assist undocumented students as they apply
for college admission.
*How to address the unique needs of undocumented
*How to help undocumented students fundraise to
pay for college.
*How to help undocumented students develop a
network of support once they get to college.
*How to help undocumented students improve their
potential for employment or graduate school
attendance upon college graduation.
*How to help undocumented students determine if
they are eligible to adjust their residency status.

*Directors of Diversity
*Admissions Directors & Staff
*Directors of Minority Recruitment
*Outreach & Recruitment Staff
*College & Financial Aid Advisors
*Enrollment Management Administrators & Staff
*College Registrars
*Marketing & Communications Professionals
*Student Services/Affairs Administrators & Staff
*Financial Aid Directors & Staff

Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez is the Executive Director
and Founder of Futuros Educational Services, a
non-profit organization that provides
college-preparatory services to low-income and
immigrant youth and professional development for
school-based professionals. She is also an
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
in the Masters in Teaching Program in the Rossier
School of Education at the University of Southern
California and a Consultant to the Division of
Student Services at Long Beach City College. Her
dissertation titled Ready But Restricted: An
Examination of the Challenges of College Access
and Financial Aid for Undocumented Students in the
U.S. examined the challenges encountered by
college-ready undocumented high school seniors as
they endeavor to make the transition from high
school to college. Along with a statewide
coalition of undocumented students and advocates,
she was instrumental in developing The College and
Financial Aid Guide for: AB540 Undocumented
Immigrant Students, which has been disseminated to
thousands of undocumented students and advocates
throughout California. She holds a Ph.D. in
Educational Policy from the University of Southern
California and a B.A. in Sociology from the
University of California, Santa Cruz.

Web address:
Sponsored by: Innovative Educators


EDULEARN10 (International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies)
5th, 6th and 7th of July, 2010
Barcelona (Spain)

Abstract submission deadline: 1st APRIL 2010

We invite you to take part in EDULEARN10.

The International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies will
take place in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona (SPAIN)

EDULEARN10 will be a unique International Forum for those who wish to present
their projects and discuss the latest innovations and results in the field of
New Technologies in Education, E-learning and methodologies applied to
Education and Research.

You can present your papers in 3 presentation modalities: ORAL, POSTER OR VIRTUAL

Two ISBN publications will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers:
EDULEARN10 Abstract CD and EDULEARN10 Proceedings CD.

This conference will be held at international level. The attendance of more
than 500 delegates from 65 different countries is expected.

Apart from the professional experience, you will be able to enjoy the
beautiful city of Barcelona, its monumental city centre, lovely beaches and
unique gastronomy.

We look forward to seeing you in EDULEARN10!
Best regards,

EDULEARN10 Technical Secretariat


Geographies of the Self
15 to 17 April 2010
LISBON, Portugal

The 2010 APEAA Conference will be held at the Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
and dedicated to the theme "Geographies of the Self." Our primary focus will
thus be the role of place in determining and altering perceptions of
individual and collective identities, the latter being understood in regional,
national, and even post-national terms. We thus welcome the submission of
proposals for papers whose end is the clarification of this role. Paper
abstracts (300 words max.) should be sent to and should
include an indication of the conference section most appropriate to its
contents (please list both a first and a second choice).

Completed registration forms should be sent, along with cheque or proof of
transfer payment, to the APEAA Treasurer (Cristina Santos) at

Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 31 January 2010.
Deadline for regular registration: 28 February 2010.
Notifications regarding paper proposals will be made by 13 February 2010.

Web address:
Sponsored by: APEAA - Portuguese Association for
Anglo-American Studies

Conference Last Date 30th March 2010

Liberty and Security in the Age of Terrorism
22 to 24 October 2010
Lexington, United States

The inaugural conference of the Commonwealth Security Studies
Laboratory seeks to address the relationship between security
and liberty, broadly construed. It asks: at what point is one
further increment of security not worth its cost?

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 30 March 2010.

Web address:
Sponsored by: Commonwealth Security Studies Laboratory

Confirmed speakers for this event include:

Abram N. Shulsky is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in
Washington, DC. Prior to retirement from federal service, he
served as an advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
from 2001 to 2009, dealing primarily with issues related to Iraq
and the Global War on Terrorism. In previous positions with the
federal government, he has served as a consultant on national
security affairs to the Office of Net Assessment in the Office of
the Secretary of Defense (OSD); as the Director of Strategic Arms
Control Policy in the OSD; acting Representative of the Secretary
of Defense to the Nuclear and Space Talks (Defense and Space
Group) with the former Soviet Union; Minority Staff Director of
the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as legislative
assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan with respect to
intelligence issues. Dr. Shulsky is the author of the first edition
of a college text book on intelligence, Silent Warfare:
Understanding the World of Intelligence, and the co-editor, with
Gary J. Schmitt, of the second and third editions.

Bruce Thornton is a professor of classics and humanities at
Fresno State University. He is also a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita
Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and
recipient of the Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellowship. He is the
author of eight books, and his numerous essays and reviews
have appeared in both scholarly journals and magazines such as
The New Criterion, Commentary, National Review, The Weekly
Standard, and The Claremont Review of Books. He has lectured
at many colleges and universities and at venues such as the
Smithsonian Institute, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the
Army War College, and the Air Force Academy. His latest book,
forthcoming in 2010, is The Anatomy of Appeasement. From
Ancient Greece to the War on Terror.

About the conference:

National security is not an end in itself, but the precondition of
an end more valuable: Americans' common enjoyment of the
"Blessings of Liberty." The appropriateness of measures
designed to defeat enemies abroad and ensure domestic
tranquility must, therefore, be evaluated in light of the end for
the sake of which they are deployed lest our ardor for security
erode the liberties our constitutional regime exists above all to
protect. At what point is one further increment of security not
worth its cost—in terms of resources expended, privacy
surrendered, rights infringed upon, and principles betrayed?
Calibrating security policy in the age of international terrorism is
a difficult task. A theoretical understanding of our regime and
its purposes, no less than a prudential assessment of the threats
that exist to it today, is more important than ever.

The inaugural conference of the Commonwealth Security Studies
Laboratory in the College of Business and Public Affairs at
Morehead State University is devoted to these themes. The
conference committee welcomes the submission of papers
addressing the relationship between security and liberty, broadly
construed. Anticipated topics include the following:

• The nature of Islamic terrorism and the extent of its threat
to the West
• The requirements and limitations of domestic security post-
• The extent to which the war on terror infringes upon
(and/or justifies infringing upon) civil rights and citizens’
expectations of privacy
• The treatment of detainees and the appropriateness of
coercive interrogation and military commissions
• Religious liberty in the West and home-grown extremists
• Domestic terrorism and anti-Western ideologies
• The appropriateness of a military response to the problem
of terrorism
• The appropriateness of a law enforcement response to the
problem of terrorism
• Civil-military relations in the age of asymmetric warfare
• Citizens' rights (and duties) post-9/11
• Aliens' rights (and duties?) post-9/11
• Political Correctness as an impediment to effective counter-
terrorist policies
• The effect of terrorism and counter-terrorism policies on
the character of the American regime
• The Reagan administration's approach to terrorism
• The Clinton administration's approach to terrorism
• The Bush administration's approach to terrorism
• The Obama administration's approach to terrorism

All papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be
eligible for inclusion in an edited volume published by the
Commonwealth Security Studies Laboratory. Papers will be
selected according to a two-part review process: adjudication by
a panel of three external reviewers followed by an editorial
review. Those selected will have opportunity to revise and
expand their submissions prior to publication.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Limited knowledge in a democracy

Limiting Knowledge in a Democracy
24 to 26 February 2010
New York, United States

Keynote: Seymour Hersh. Join journalists,
scholars, and policy makers to examine how the US
government and other institutions distort or
otherwise affect flow of information. What limits
safeguard our democracy and which erode it?

Web address:
Sponsored by: Social Research conferences, The New School

Conference Last Date 28th Feb 2010

Climate Conference Last Date 15th Feb 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Visiting Students Programme Last Date 12 Mar 2010

Faculty Positions ISID

Fellowship in women Studies

Public Economics Workshop Last Date 1st April 2010

MPISSR research workshop Last Date 25th Feb 2010

Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research
(Autonomous Institute of ICSSR, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India,
New Delhi and Ministry of Higher Education, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal)
6, Bharatpuri Administrative Zone, Ujjain – 456010

Phone: 0734-2510978 Fax: 0734- 2512450 E-mail:

Training Course on
Research Methodology in Social Sciences
(March 10 to 19, 2010)

Sponsored by
Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi

Social science research is characterized by a diversity of theoretical perspectives, substantive orientation, methodological strategies, data collection practices and data analysis techniques. This has made it necessary to provide further training and special courses of study on a continuing basis to college and university teachers and researchers to equip them with advanced methodological skills.

It has been observed that many researchers could not produce research works of high quality because they are either not in touch with the latest research tools and techniques or do not have proper orientation to use the traditional methods efficiently. The problem has further been aggravated by lack of opportunities for the social scientists to refine their methodological skills and to get insight in fresh areas of research in their respective fields. On the other hand the rapid advancement of knowledge in all disciplines of social sciences has made research an activity of solving problems, which adds new dimensions and generalizations on the basis of gathered empirical evidences.

Recognizing this need, Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain (MPISSR) is organizing a ten days Training Course on Research Methodology in Social Sciences from March 10 to 19, 2010 with the financial help of Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

The objectives of this course are to help participants acquire intensive knowledge and understanding appertaining to the research methodology in social sciences about the following: formation, selection and delimitation of a research problem, design of research, sampling, survey tools of research, content analysis, statistical analysis, interpretation and discussion of results and report writing; to enable the participants to select and employ suitable research methods: to conduct and complete their research; and to acquaint them with the latest techniques, trends and advancement in research methodology.

Course Content

- Priority Issues of Research in Social Sciences
- Philosophical Issues in Research Methodology
- Issues of Research in Contemporary Social Sciences
- Research Design
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Field Observation in Social Research
- Sampling Techniques
- Formulation of Questionnaire & Interview Schedules
- Participatory Research Methods
- Use of Statistical Methods
- Defining Variables & Measurement
- Interpretation of Results/Findings
- Presentation of Data
- Application of Research Findings
- Computer Application in Social Science Research
- Online Data Searching and Use of Internet
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Language of Research
- Report Writing

- Social Scientists,
- University/College Teachers, and
- Research Scholars.

Applications are invited on or before 25 February, 2010. Only short-listed candidates will be informed for participation in the course. Selected candidates will have to deposit Rs. 1000/- as security which will be refundable after the completion of the course. Lodging and Boarding will be arranged by the Institute only for the participants for the course period. Rail fare (Second Class Sleeper) will be provided to outstation participants.
For More Details Please Contact

Dr. Yatindra Singh Sisodia
Professor & Course Coordinator
Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research
6, Bharatpuri Administrative Zone, Ujjain - 456010 (M.P.)
Phone: 0734 –2510978 (O), 2521940 (R)
Cell: 094253-80127 E-mail:

Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research
(Autonomous Institute of ICSSR, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India,
New Delhi and Ministry of Higher Education, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal)
6, Bharatpuri Administrative Zone, Ujjain – 456010

Phone: 0734-2510978 Fax: 0734- 2512450 E-mail:

Training Course on
research Methodology in Social Sciences
(March 10 to 19, 2010)


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Institute/University/College:_____________________________________________ Educational Qualification: _______________________________________________
Discipline: __________________________________________________________
Topic of Research: ____________________________________________________
Have you attended similar course earlier: Yes ( ) No ( )
If yes, provide details: __________________________________________________
Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________
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Recommendation by Head of the Institution/College/Supervisor: ____________________
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Signature of Applicant

Thanx to Sooryan for this information

Saturday, February 6, 2010


A third fellowship in the social sciences added!

SAGE invites applications for the award of

SAGE instituted THE TEJESHWAR SINGH MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS in 2009 to honour Tejeshwar Singh, Managing Director of SAGE India for 25 years and doyen of the publishing industry in South Asia.

ADDITIONAL FELLOWSHIP IN 2010: SAGE is pleased to announce the addition of a third fellowship in the SOCIAL SCIENCES in 2010. Proposals in the areas of social justice--including individual rights, changing lifestyles and the significance of an expanded educated class would be preferred. Preference will be given to proposals that are interdisciplinary in scope. For the purposes of this award social sciences comprise economics, economic and social history, political science, psychology, sociology and social anthropology.

PRESIDING PANEL: Rolf Lynton, T N Madan, Surendra Munshi, Bhikhu Parekh, T V Rao, Jagdish Sheth, Arvind Singhal, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Romila Thapar.

DURATION: One year with a stipend of Rs 50,000 a month. Rs 50,000 can be claimed for travel during the tenure of the fellowship. There are no restrictions of theme or ideology but the work must contribute to an understanding or an advancement of the subject in South Asia. The principal brief to the fellows is to author a book on their chosen subject of research at the end of the fellowship. The book may be published by the scholar's choice of publisher with due acknowledgement to the Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships for supporting the research.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to nationals of South Asian (SAARC) countries, including those currently resident overseas. Candidates must be below 40 years of age on 1 April 2010.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, a research proposal and a 5000 word sample of their writing. The last date for receipt of applications is 31 March 2010.

AWARD OF FELLOWSHIP: The applications for each fellowship will be vetted by a jury of four experts including one representative of SAGE. The award of the fellowships will be announced in June 2010.

All applications should be addressed to:
Ms Smrithi Sudhakaran
Public Relations Executive
SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
B-1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road, Post Bag 7, New Delhi 110 044
T: 91 (11) 4053 9222; ext: 256; F: 91 (11) 4053 9234

Thursday, February 4, 2010

RBI fellowship

Conference last date 28th Feb 2009

CSDS Course work


UGC Post Doctoral Fellowships

Use this link for more details

Newton Fellowship Post Doctoral Last Date 8th Feb 2010

Applications are made online through e-GAP2, an electronic application system run by the Royal Society. You must have a strong research project and a UK Sponsor.

e-GAP2 will accept applications from 14 December 2009 to 8 February 2010.
Applications for all Newton International Fellowships should be made online through the Royal Society’s Electronic Grant Application and Processing (e-GAP2) system.

Before starting to complete the online form, you should read the Scheme Notes.

You should also be aware that an application is made jointly by you and your proposed UK Sponsor. Please note that no help in finding a UK Sponsor will be provided by any of the three implementing academies. You need to have agreed a research project with your proposed UK Sponsor before you apply.

You will be asked to identify two independent referees who are familiar with your research area. They will be sent a copy of your application; please make sure that they are aware of the main features of your proposal.

e-GAP2 – Guidance for Referees will be sent telling them how to make their reports on e-GAP2.

You will also be asked to provide a letter of support from your current manager outlining your suitability for the Fellowship and explaining how it will benefit your research career.

The scheme is competitive and as such it is important to make the best case for your application. You should:

Include all relevant information and supporting arguments in the application; the application stands alone and there is no opportunity for reconsideration on further evidence after assessments have been made.Observe the assessment criteria to ensure you are providing the necessary information to show how your application meets these.Present your application clearly; evidence of good planning, financial responsibility and measurable outcomes can be as important as excellent research.Save information entered on e-GAP2 as you proceed: you may be automatically logged out after a long period of inactivity and any unsaved information will be lost.Print a copy of your application and check that no information is omitted before submitting: once submitted you will not be able to edit your application without asking your approver to return it to you.
Specific enquiries on the application process and e-GAP2 should be addressed to:

Conference 22nd March 2010

Moodle Moot AU 2010
11 to 14 July 2010
Melbourne, Australia

MoodleMoot AU 2010 is a conference dedicated to
users, managers, developers and administrators of
the very popular open-source Moodle Learning
Management System.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 22 March 2010.

Delegates from Higher Education, Schooling,
Vocational and Training, and Corporate sectors are
invited to attend.

Keynote Speakers include Martin Dougiamas, Curtis
Bonk, Helen Carter (to be confirmed), and David

Web address:
Sponsored by: NetSpot Pty Ltd

Conference 26th March 2010

2nd Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

Monday 20th September – Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore
the crucial place that strangers, aliens and
foreigners have for the constitution of self,
communities and societies. In particular the
project will assess world transformations, like
phenomena we associate with the term
'globalisation', new forms of migration and the
massive movements of people across the globe, as
well as the impact they have on the
conceptions we hold of self and other. Looking to
encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues,
we warmly welcome papers from all
disciplines, professions and vocations which
struggle to understand what it means for people,
the world over, to forge a sense of self in
rapidly changing contexts where it is no longer
possible to ignore the importance of strangers,
aliens and foreigners for our contemporary
nations, societies and cultures.

Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on
any of the following themes:

1. Transformations of Self
~ How is self interweaved with other? And the many
ways in which self depends on other
~ Acknowledging the importance of strangers for
our lives, for our sense of well-being
~ Recognising our dependence on aliens and
foreigners for our communities, cities and towns,
for our countries and nations
~ The decline of the value of sameness and
homogeneity, the rise of diversity and plurality
~ Opposing the construction of self by othering,
excluding and stigmatising

2. Boundaries, Communities and Nations
~ Who is a stranger? Aliens and foreigners to whom?
~ New migrants, new migratory flows and massive
movements from peripheral to central countries
~ Trans-national networks and the blurring of
boundaries; are we living trans-national and
post-national realities?
~ Assimilation, integration, adaptation and other
forms of placing the responsibility of change on
~ What has happened to ideas like acceptance,
hospitality and cosmopolitanism

3. Economies, Institutions and Migrants
~ Labour migration as key for economic growth and
~ The politics of making aliens, foreigners and
migratory labour 'invisible'
~ Global politics of money over people; new forms
of global exclusion
~ Social movements, new rebellion and alternative
~ Trans-cultural connections that escape
institutional and political control

4. Art and Representations
~ Production and reproduction of cultural typing
and stereotyping
~ The contested space of representing self and
other, native and foreigner
~ Art, media and how to challenge the rigid
constructions of art and culture
~ Fictions of strangers, stories of aliens, fables
of foreigners
~ The artistic constructions of otherness

5. Self (inevitably) linked to Other
~ De-centering selves; who am I if not the
relation with others?
~ Thinking and acting with others in mind;
orienting life inter-subjectively
~ Tensions, contradictions and conflicts of living
recognising aliens and foreigners
~ Bonds of care across boundaries of inequality
and exclusion, ideologies and religions, politics
and power, nations and geography
~ Non-recognition as social and cultural violence

Papers will be considered which deal with related
areas and themes.

The 2010 meeting of Strangers, Aliens and
Foreigners will run alongside a second of our
projects on Monsters and Monstrous and we
anticipate holding sessions in common between the
two projects. We welcome any papers considering
the problems or addressing issues of, for example,
Monstrous Strangers, Foreigners as Monsters, Alien

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
26th March 2010. If an abstract is accepted for
the conference, a full draft paper should be
submitted by Friday 13th August 2010.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: Strangers Abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using any special formatting, characters or
emphasis (such as bold, italics or
underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to
all paper proposals submitted. If you do not
receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might
be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look
for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs
Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Research Director,
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom

The conference is part of the Diversity and
Recognition research projects, which in turn
belong to the At the Interface programmes of
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore discussions which are
innovative and challenging. All papers accepted
for and presented at this conference are eligible
for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected
papers may be invited to go forward for
development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:

For further details about the conference please visit:

Conference 15th April 2010

Top Secret: Challenges to National Security in a
Global Society
16 to 21 May 2010
Washington, United States

This is an seminar program for college students
and faculty focusing on the inner workings of
U.S. national security with nationally recognized
experts as speakers.

The deadline for applications is 15 April 2010.

Web address:
Sponsored by: The Washington Center for
Internships & Academic Seminars

Conference Last Date 26/2/2010

One Road In, Many Roads Out; Education as a
Catalyst for Regeneration

2 to 4 June 2010
Limerick, Ireland

This conference will focus on recent
developments and emerging lessons on the roles
of education and learning in regeneration
communities. The conference will present an
international comparative dimension and will
focus on the transformational potential of
learning, both for those living within, as well
as outside of, regeneration communities.

All are welcome—community groups and
representatives, members of the public,
practitioners, policy makers and academics.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 26
February 2010.

Conference Themes:
Community Engagement and Learning
Regeneration Policy and Practice
Social and Economic Impact of Regeneration

Web address:
Sponsored by: University of Limerick &
University of Newport, Wales


8th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Sunday 19th September – Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
project seeks to investigate and explore the
enduring influence and imagery of monsters
and the monstrous on human culture throughout
history. In particular, the project will have a
dual focus with the intention of examining
specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role,
function and consequences of persons, actions or
events identified as 'monstrous'.
The history and contemporary cultural influences
of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be

Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and
pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to
any of the following themes:

* The monster through history
* Civilization, monsters and the monstrous
* Children, childhood, stories and monsters
* Comedy: funny monsters and/or making fun of
monsters (e.g. Monsters Inc, the Addams Family)
* Making monsters; monstrous births, childhood
* Mutants and mutations and freaks
* Technologies of the monstrous (including RPG)
* Horror, fear and scare
* Do monsters kill because they are monstrous
or are they monstrous because they kill?
* How critical to the definition of monster
is death or the threat of death?
* Human 'monsters' and 'monstrous' acts? e.g,
perverts, paedophiles and serial killers
* Revolution and monsters
* Enemies (political/social/military) and
* Iconography of the monstrous
* The popularity of the modern monsters; the
Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, Vampires, Cannibals
* The monster in literature
* The monster in media (television, cinema,
radio, internet)
* Religious depictions of the monstrous
* Metaphors and the monstrous
* The problematic attraction and admiration
of monsters
* Gothic Monsters
* Critical Theories on the Monstrous

Papers will be accepted which deal solely with
specific monsters. This project will run
concurrently with our project on Strangers, Aliens
and Foreigners – we welcome any papers considering
the problems or addressing issues on Monsters and
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners for a cross-over

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
26th March 2010. If an abstract is accepted for
the conference, a full draft paper should be
submitted by Friday 13th August 2010.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: Monsters Abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using any special formatting, characters or
emphasis (such as bold, italics or
underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to
all paper proposals submitted. If you do not
receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might
be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look
for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Sorcha Ni Fhlainn
Hub Leader, Evil Hub, Inter-Disciplinary.Net
School of English, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Rob Fisher
Network Founder & Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire
United Kingdom
Stephen Morris
Hub Leader
Independent Scholar
New York, USA

The aim of the conference is to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore various discussions which
are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted
for and presented at this conference are eligible
for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected
papers may be invited to go forward for
development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.
Some papers may also be invited for inclusion in
the soon to be launched Journal of Monsters and
the Monstrous.

For further details about the project please visit:

For further details about the conference please visit:


Sixth International Conference of Global Academy
of Business and Economic Research
17 19 October 2010
New York, United States

Applied, theoretical and empirical papers in all
areas of accounting, business, and economics for
presentations and publications in the Conference
Proceedings and in the refereed international
journals with Certificates and Awards.

Web address:
Sponsored by: Fizja International Business Inc.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

CCS training





Most people do not enjoy negotiations, they avoid them and end up making some mistakes:

They do not PLAN: they do not know HOW to Plan.
They are unaware of their POWER in Negotiations: they are ignorant of what the other party's true power is .
They can't create VALUE: usually only 3 Items are negotiated for, our research shows they leave upto 25 "Items of Value" undiscussed.
They can't define the right level of TRUST: Usually there is too much or too little.
They are usually deceived by TACTICS: from the "good guy- bad guy" to a "deadlock" .
They TALK too much
Our Two Day Workshop helps employees create higher returns in negotiation for their Organizations.

· Extensive Role Plays

· Case Studies

· Facilitator-led Interactive Discussions

Learning Goals
Learn how to PLAN for a Negotiation using a CHECKLIST.
Learn to create VALUE by increasing the ITEMS.
Understand Various MODES in Negotiation
Understand sources of POWER in Negotiation
How to use and counter TACTICS
Define the level of TRUST in Negotiations
Use SILENCE to your Advantage
Workshop DATES: 12&13 FEB' 2010

Workshop Venue: TAJ, NewDelhi, India

Workshop Time: 9am to 5pm

To Reserve your Place or Book an In-house program (for 15 people)

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Very Interactive, forces you to think differently - Arjun , Director
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2nd Global Conference
Fashion - Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday 23rd September - Sunday 26th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of
expression which displays and begins to define a
person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a
culture, and even a nation. This interdisciplinary
and transdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the historical,
social, cultural, psychological and artistic
phenomenon of fashion. Fashion lies at the
very heart of persons, their sense of identity and
the communities in which they live. Individuals
emerge as icons of beauty and style; cities are
identified as centres of fashion. The project will
assess the history and meanings of fashion;
evaluate its expressions in politics,
music, film, media and consumer culture; determine
its effect on gender, sexuality, class, race, age
and identity; examine the practice, tools, and
business of fashion; consider the methodologies of
studying fashion; and explore future directions
and trends.

Papers, presentations, workshops and pre-formed panels
are invited on issues related to any of the
following themes:

1. Understanding Fashion
~ Fashion, Style, Taste-Making, and Chic
~ Fashion and Fashionability
~ Fashion and Zeitgeist
~ History of Fashion
~ Fashion Theory
~ Fashion, Politics, and Ideology: e.g., 'message'
fashion; fashion as a political platform, fashion
as defiance; graffiti as a fashion statement

2. Studying Fashion
~ Tools and Methodology; disciplines and
perspectives; professions and trades
~ Documentation
~ Identifying, defining and refining concepts:
e.g., 'style,' 'fashion,' 'look,' 'fad,' 'trend,'
'in & out'
~ 'Chasing' Fashion: Studying fashion collections,
archives, and museums
~ Fashion collections; fashion archives
~ Designers and Muses

3. Cultures of Fashion
~ Fashion in the City
~ Men and Fashion; Children and Fashion
~ Fashion Subcultures: e.g., pets and fashion,
sports and fashion, supermodels, The Red Carpet,
celebrity, vintage, glamour, gothic, etc.
~ Fashion and Nostalgia
~ Fashion and Professional Dress: e.g., Fashion
and the Law
~ Ethical Issues in Fashion: e.g., cruelty free
fashion; PETA anti-fur movement; slave labour,
sweatshops, child labour; the growing 'fakes' market

4. Fashion and Identity
~ Fashion, Culture, and the Human body (e.g.,
beauty standards, body
art, weight, plastic surgery
~ Self-fashioning: e.g., fashion as performance;
body modifications, including make-up, hair
design, piercings, tattoos, body sculpting,
plastic surgery
~ Fashion and Social Status: Gender, Sexuality,
Class, Race, Age and Fashion
~ Fashion and National Identities
~ Fashion and Transnational Identities
~ Fashion and Religion

5. Fashion, Representation, and Evolving Patterns
of Communication & Criticism
~ Fashion Photography, Magazines, Blogs, and Twitter
~ Fashion Icons
~ Fashion, Film and the Performing Arts
~ Fashion and Music
~ Fashion and Fantasy
~ Fashion and Television

6. Fashion Practice
~ Fashion and Curatorial Practice: e.g.,
possibilities and problems of
creating fashion Archives; creating and accessing
private and public fashion collections
~ Fashion Design
~ Fashion Specialists: e.g., pattern makers,
fitters, embroiderers, tailors, textile experts
~ Fashion Economies and the business of fashion,
e.g., traditional markets, the luxury industry,
the design industry, producing and displaying
fashion (building showrooms, production sites, runway)
~ Beyond Dress: e.g., architecture, food,
furniture, kitchens, perfume
~ Style Guides and Makeover Shows

7. The Future of Fashion
~ Trends and Cycles; predicting fashion
~ The Materials of Fashion: e.g., eco-fashion,
intelligent textiles, nano-technology, etc.
~ The rise of the Accessory as the Driving Force
of Fashion: e.g., handbags and shoes
~ Branding, the Mass Market, and Consumerism:
e.g., designer collections at H & M, Top Shop, M &
S, Target, Wal-Mart
~ Celebrities as Fashion Designers: e.g. J. Lo,
Jessica Simpson, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, P.Diddy.
~ Anti-Fashion

Papers will be accepted which deal with related
areas and themes.

The 2010 meeting of Fashion - Exploring Critical
Issues will run alongside our project on
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging and we
anticipate holding sessions in common between the
two projects. We welcome any papers considering
the problems or addressing issues of
Fashion and Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging.

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
26th March 2010. If an abstract is
accepted for the conference, a full draft paper
should be submitted by Friday 13th August 2010.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: Fashion Abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using any special formatting, characters or
emphasis (such as bold, italics or
underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to
all paper proposals submitted. If you do not
receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might
be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look
for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs
Jacque Lynn Foltyn
Chair, Dept of Social Sciences, College of Letters
and Sciences,
National University, CA, USA

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland,
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Workshop CLimate last date 31st March 2010

Following the success of the previous IEA Greenhouse Gas Programme (IEA GHG) Summer School in Kloster Seeon and, Germany 2007 and Tigh-Na-Mara, Vancouver Island, Canada and Lorne, Australia last year, we are pleased to announce the 2010 Summer School to be held at Lonyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. The school will be held from the 22nd to the 27th August and will be hosted by The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF, in collaberation with BIGCCS and SUCCESS.
Similar to previous years, the Summer School will cover the whole field of CCS and will aim to present the most recent results from these active R&D fields:
Sources of CO2
Capture of CO2
Transport of CO2
Underground geological storage
Economic potential of CCS
Regulatory regimes
Implications of CCS for GHG inventories and accounting
The target group for the summer school is young scientists, e.g. PhD students and Post Docs with background in engineering, geo-technologies, socio-economics. The goal is to provide students with diverse backgrounds a broad understanding of the issues surrounding CCS and encourage their active participation in this area. Some 50 students from both developed and developing countries will be invited to participate at the summer school from all those who apply.

Deadline for the receipt of complete applications is the 15th March.

Notification of the allocation of places will be sent be email on the 10th May.

Please note that all costs for accommodation and food whilst at the Summer School will be covered by the sponsors. There will also be a travel allowance allocated- this will be set shortly but should cover most travel costs.

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