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Carson Fellowships for International Scholars in Munich, Germany

first_img Reddit +1 LinkedIn 0 Pocket Share 0 Similar Stories April 28, 2014 Published by daniel Tweet Deadline: 31 May 2014Open to:  scholars from around the globe from any disciplineFellowship: determined and negotiated on an individual basisDescriptionThe Rachel Carson Center (RCC) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). One of its primary goals is the internationalization of the humanities. Therefore, bringing scholars from different parts of the world to Munich is at the very core of the center’s activities. The fellowships cover periods ranging from three to twelve months. Fellowships can also be broken up into separate three month periods. The length of the fellowship is determined individually for each fellow and depends both on the fellows’ needs and on funding availability. Fellowships are very competitive. At least two committees review each application. The selection of fellows is based on the strength of his or her proposal. Other factors, however, such as diversity of the disciplines, the range of national backgrounds, the coherence of the group, and gender balance are also taken into account.EligibilityThe Center will award fellowships to scholars from around the globe and from a variety of disciplines. Applicants’ research and writing should preferably pertain to one of the topics that will be at the core of the 2014–15 research agenda:Transformation of Landscapes;Environmental Ethics, Politics, and Movements;Resource Use and Conservation.FellowshipFellowship funding is determined and negotiated on an individual basis between each fellow and the directors. The amount depends on numerous factors, including the fellow’s current salary level,  their level of experience, the number of people accompanying the fellow (partners, family members), the duration of the fellowship, and the continuation of funding from their home institution. Fellows can either keep their salary or they receive their own separate fellowship. Initially, fellows will be asked to classify themselves and make a suggestion for fellowship funding based on their current situation.The Carson Center will pay for a flight ticket to Munich (second class railway, economy class flight) for each fellow. If family members accompany the fellow for a period of at least three months, their travel costs will also be covered.It may serve as a point of orientation that the gross basic income of a chair at Bavarian universities is 64,000 euro, that of a tenured associate professor is around 52,000 euro, and that of a tenure-track junior professor (with one or two book publications) is 46,000 euro per annum.ApplicationThe deadline for applications for the 2014-15 fellowship  is 31 May 2014.Applications should be submitted electronically in one pdf file via e-mail to [email protected] The following information must be included:curriculum vitae;cover letter;project description;research schedule for the fellowship period;names/contact information of three scholars who might serve as references.Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by mid-August 2014.For further information, please visit the official website. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Carson Fellowships for International Scholars in Munich, Germany ← Tech Awards for Innovators Patagonia’s Environmental Grant Programme →last_img read more

NY AG orders Jim Bakker to stop promoting alleged coronavirus cure

first_imgMichael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — New York’s attorney general has ordered a prominent televangelist to stop peddling an alleged coronavirus elixir on his show.Attorney General Letitia James’s office sent a cease-and-desist order to Jim Bakker Tuesday ordering him to stop promoting “Silver Solution” as a remedy for the coronavirus.During a Feb. 12 episode of the The Jim Bakker Show, guest Sherrill Sellman claimed that Silver Solution was able to eliminate some strains of the coronavirus.Asked if the Silver Solution would be effective against the COVID-19 coronavirus, Sellman replied, “Let’s say it hasn’t been tested on this strain of the coronavirus, but it’s been tested on other strains of the coronavirus and it has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours.”However the World Health Organization has warned that there is currently no treatment for the novel coronavirus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no known cure for other coronavirus variants that cause SARS and MERS.“Your show’s segment may mislead consumers as to the effectiveness of the Silver Solution product in protecting against the current outbreak,” the cease-and-desist order said. “Any representation on the Jim Bakker Show that its Silver Solution products are effective at combating and/or treating the 2019 novel coronavirus violates New York law.”The product is available for purchase on the show’s website. The attorney general ordered Bakker to stop promoting the product as a coronavirus cure or treatment and to put a disclaimer on its site that says the product hasn’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.James’ office gave Bakker 10 days to show that it complied with the order, or face legal action.“In addition to being mindful about our health, we must also beware of unscrupulous actors who attempt to take advantage of this fear and anxiety to scam or deceive consumers,” James said in a statement.Messages to Bakker for comment weren’t immediately returned.Bakker was convicted in 1989 on multiple counts of fraud after he stole millions of dollars in a fundraising scandal. He spent five years in prison before returning to TV in 2003. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bulldog muzzled

first_imgWe must confess that the Obiter office was deserted by two minutes to five on Monday. Our patriotic/deluded team was keen to join in a lusty rendition of the national anthem with Stevie G and the lads, evoking the Agincourt spirit for England’s Euro 2012 clash with France. No such minor dispensation was allowed to the hard-working folk at Ministry of Justice HQ, however, whence a spokesman primly informed us that ‘it is a normal working day and we expect [staff] to fulfil their contractual obligations’. It was the same story at the Solicitors Regulation Authority, where a regulator’s work is never done. Across the Channel, meanwhile, the French notaries were doubtless just finishing lunch. It was surely for the best. Many people have probably had enough of patriotic grandstanding, what with last week’s damp and indifferently televised jubilee flotilla. And England’s unusually positive start need not concern law firm partners worried about remaining games encroaching on precious billable hours. They are all employee-friendly 7.45pm kick-offs. And the final (don’t laugh!) is on a Sunday.last_img read more