Rotary Yoneyama Research Scholarships for International Students, Japan. 2013

This is for international students scheduled to enroll in April or October 2013 in a Japanese university or graduate school under Japan’s pre-arrival university admission system. “Pre-arrival admission approval” is a system whereby applicants to Japanese universities and graduate schools are allowed to take the entrance examination and apply for admission while in their countries, without having to come to Japan to do so.

Level of Study: Research Degree
Subjects: All

This scholarship program is reserved for people residing abroad who wish to apply for admission in a Japanese university or graduate school. The program’s eligibility requirements are as follows:
(1) Have already chosen the university or graduate school s/he will apply for
(2) Be in the process of applying for admission
(3) For the subject university to have a system for issuing “pre-arrival admission approval.”

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Faith and Language

Wittgenstein in many ways opened quite a few vistas for me to re-examine my epistemological and existential bearings. The first excerpt here from 1984 gives a rather crisp and lucid account of Wittgenstein’s ‘reliogiosity’ and his piercing contemplation of the notion of Faith-God. The second excerpt (Bryan Magee in conversation with Professor Anthony Quinton) provides a glimpse into his central and important philosophy of language, both the pragmatic view of language as well as the logical view. The first excerpt is split into two parts and the second excerpt is split into five.

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) at QUT, Australia. 2012

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are prestigious scholarships, funded by the federal Government to encourage exceptional students to undertake research higher degrees in Australia.

Student type: Future international research students

Eligibility: Academic performance

Study type: Postgraduate research (PhD / Masters)

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Bertrand Russel: Face to Face. March 4th, 1959.

In 1959, as part of the BBC series “Face to Face”, the influential mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russel had an engaging conversation with John Freeman, touching on various aspects of his professional and personal life. Russel comes across as a particularly ‘like-able’ human being, with an abiding mistrust of human war making and hate mongering, and according to him “… love is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world which is getting more closely and closely interconnected we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way and if we are to live together and not die together we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.” A timely message from back in time for these times of strife and hate.

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Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships, Canada. 2013-2014



Social Sciences and Humanities. Open to international and Canadian applicants. Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concern, pertinent to one or more of the four themes of the Trudeau Foundation:

(1) human rights and dignity; (2) responsible citizenship; (3) Canada in the world; and (4) people and their natural environment.

Trudeau Scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures. Far beyond being simply financial assistance, the Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship offers award winners the opportunity to interact with an exciting community of leaders and committed individuals in every field of the social sciences and humanities.

Value and Duration of Scholarship
1. $40,000 tenable for Three Years
2. An annual allowance of $20,000 available to support research related travel expenses and to cover networking expenses associated with the Foundation’s Public Interaction program.

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PhD Scholarships – Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. 2013

International applications are welcome. The ICS is interested in projects in the following areas: Cities and Urban Cultures | Intercultural Dialogue and Transnational Culture | Institutions, Governance and Citizenship | Cultural Economy and Globalisation | Heritage, Environment and Society | Digital Research and Cultural Transformation | Australian Cultural Fields | Culture and Education. Candidates with backgrounds in media and communication studies, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, human geography, cultural history, Asian studies and other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Offer: Tax-free stipend of AUD33,728 per annum (with an increase for 2013) and a funded place in the doctoral degree.

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Herbert Marcuse and the Frankfurt School. 1978

In this rare televised broadcast from February 2, 1978, the philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse explains how the Frankfurt School re-evaluated Marxism when world economic crisis failed to destroy capitalism as predicted by Marx. He also analyses the philosophical roots of the student rebellions of the sixties. Its intruiging to see Marcuse explain his philosophical and political positioning. (Split into five parts. Language is English.)

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International Post Graduate Research Scholarships, University of Adelaide. 2013

The University of Adelaide (Estd. 1874), Australia, offers a scholarships scheme for international students undertaking postgraduate research study. Its purpose is to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

The scholarship provides:

  1. Course tuition fees for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only);
  2. An annual living allowance of approximately $23,728 (2012 value) for the normal duration of the program.

Judith Butler, Gender Theorist

Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot professor in the departments of rhetoric and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley and this 2006 ‘bio-pic’ by Paule Zajdermann (for German French TV Channel ‘arte’) gives a perspective on her intellectual life and her influential thought. This includes interviews and sections of her lectures. (in English and French with French subtitles | split into six parts). The voice-over is in French (without subtitles), but thankfully its brief, and, she speaks in English (with a bit of German). Sync problem with part four, just listen in.

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Anthony Giddens lectures at the USC Annenberg: On Globalization

‘Globalization and Communication’ is what Anthony Giddens lectures about in this recording from 2008 at the USC Annenberg. A sociologist of considerable repute and a prolific author to boot, Giddens talks about the impact and debate of globalization, calling it the single most important debate of the beginning of this century. He also considers this as one of many debates pointing to the dislocation with the enlightenment project. Includes a Q & A with a pointer to India as well. Give it a listen, accept OR reject him.

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