Infrastructure and cities for economic development (ICED)

Department for International Development (DFID), GB

The Department for International Development (DFID) invites tenders for its infrastructure and cities for economic development programme. This aims to improve the enabling environment for inclusive growth-enhancing infrastructure service delivery and harness the benefits of cities for economic growth and poverty reduction in DFID focus countries. The programme will operate at national and global levels.

The contract will last for five years.

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Closing date 23 Dec 2014

Funding Opportunity

Releasing the transformational potential of extractives for economic development: data component and online resource hub

Department for International Development, GB

The Department for International Development (DFID) invites tenders for releasing the transformational potential of extractives for economic development: data component and online resource hub. This five-year programme intends to help drive economic development and eradicate poverty through effective management of natural resources.

Tenderers will deliver two projects under this programme:

•enable governments, civil society and investors to revolutionise their use of data from transparency initiatives for accountability and improved policy-making in five countries;

•support a resource hub on extractives to build capacity and coordinate knowledge and supplier skills globally so that governments can manage extractives better.

Tenderers should demonstrate the ability to: drive innovation to turn the increased volume of complex data flowing from extractives transparency initiatives and other information sources into more user-friendly formats that can be successfully piloted in five countries and possibly taken to scale; work in partnership with other practitioners, DFID country offices, citizens including marginalised groups, women and girls, investors and governments to identify the needs of data users; build capacity of users to interpret data and use it for policy design, advocacy and reform.

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Closing date 05 Jan 2015

Holberg prize

Ludvig Holbergs Minnefond – Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund, NO

The Ludvig Holberg Memorial invites nominations for the Holberg prize. This recognises contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology, either within these fields or through interdisciplinary work.

The prize winner must have had a decisive influence on international research. Scholars holding positions at universities and other research institutions, including academies, may submit nominations.

The prize is worth NOK4.5 million.

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Closing date 15 Jun 2015

Fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation

Stanford University, US

Stanford University invites applications for its fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. These enable applicants from academia and the world of public policy, or mid-career professionals in the law, the military, government or international organisations to engage in research and writing, participate in seminars and collaborate with faculty and researchers. The following fellowships are available:

•the social sciences or humanities international security fellowship, which enables fellows to focus on a variety of security topics;

•natural sciences or engineering international security fellowship, which enables fellows with backgrounds in the natural sciences and engineering to pursue research projects on the intersection of hard science, policy-making and international security, and to hone their science communication skills;

•cybersecurity and international security fellowship, which supports research on privacy, governmental restrictions, the future of the internet, the use of information technologies by organised crime groups and individual hackers or the effectiveness of cybersecurity protections implemented by different nations;

•law and international security fellowship, which supports lawyers, law students and social scientists wishing to conduct research projects at the intersection of law and international security;

•the MacArthur Foundation nuclear security fellowship, which promotes training and policy-relevant scholarship in nuclear weapons policy in a changing global context, nuclear terrorism and transnational flows of materials and knowledge, and nuclear energyy and nonproliferation challenges;

•the Stanton nuclear security fellowship, which aids engineers, scientists and social scientists in the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of nuclear-related issues;

•the William J Perry fellowship in international security, which enables fellows to conduct policy-relevant research and writing on international security and cooperation issues.

Fellowships include stipends, previously worth between US$25,000 and US$27,000 for predoctoral fellows and between US$48,000 and US$65,000 for postdoctoral fellows, over a nine to 11-month period. In addition, CISAC may provide personal medical coverage.

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  • Closing date 16 Jan 15
  • Deadline information Applications are due by 11.59 PST. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 02 Dec 14
  • Award type Early-Career fellowships; Directed grants for individual investigators; Networking/collaboration; Predoctoral fellowships; Senior fellowships; Mid-Career fellowships

Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) U. of Nottingham

14th GEP Annual Postgraduate Conference

23rd and 24th April 2015 

Venue:  A45 and A44 Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park

The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Conference is open to graduate students engaged in the preparation of a doctoral dissertation. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract. (Preference will, however, be given to papers.)

Organising Committee:  Giovanni Facchini, Roberto Bonfatti and Alejandro Riaño

Call for Papers

Key Dates:

Deadline for paper/extended abstract submission: 15th January 2015

Selection of papers: 30th January 2015

Opening of Registration: 2nd February 2015

Registration Closure: 8th March 2015

Complete Paper Submission Deadline: 5th April 2015

Poster Submission Deadline: 7th April 2015