ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School

We are now accepting student applications for the first ever Interdisciplinary Cooperation Winter School. It will take place at ASU, Jan 6-10, 2020. Student registration and travel grants are available to cover nearly the entire cost of attending for students in financial need. The application deadline has been extended to October 11th, 2019. You can find more information and apply here: http://www.aktipislab.org/winterschool.


The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School
Cooperation is an inherently interdisciplinary topic, and one that can only be effectively studied through multiple methods and with the engagement of diverse scholars across many disciplines. The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School provides a forum for learning about the fundamental processes underlying cooperation across diverse systems and disciplines including Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, Sociology and Computational Modeling. Through lectures, seminars and small tutorial sessions, students in the Winter School have the opportunity to learn from leading cooperation researchers, build new skills and develop projects.

Lecturers and instructors include
Athena Aktipis
Lee Cronk
Regis Ferrier
Aurora Nedelcu
Nichola Raihani
Joan Silk
Polly Wiessner


Who can attend
The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School is aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows but is also open to advanced undergraduates and early career faculty in any disciplinary field. Approximately 20 students will be accepted into this winter school.


Costs
The registration fee of $550 includes attendance at all presentations, tutorials, lodging during the school and most meals. We are able to offer this low registration fee to students because of funding provided by the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative at ASU and the President’s Office. In addition to this subsidized registration fee, additional monetary assistance is available for students with financial need. Students who are accepted into the summer school will have the opportunity to apply for travel grants ($300 domestic, $500 international) and discounted registrations ($300 off the regular registration cost) if they are unable to cover the costs of attendance.


Application process
Prospective students are required to submit application materials including an application form, an essay, an abstract for a poster and a letter of recommendation. Click on the “Apply” link on our website to complete your application. Please send the letter of recommendation via email at cooperation@asu.edu with the subject line “ICI Winter School Letter of Recommendation.” Applications will be evaluated by the Scientific Organizing Committee and students will be informed of acceptance by October 20, 2019.

Questions? Check our our website at http://www.aktipislab.org/winterschool) or contact Cristina Baciu at cbaciu@asu.edu

Multiple funded PhD positions: Experimental Psychology at Oklahoma State University.

We are writing to announce multiple funded PhD positions for incoming graduate students in Experimental Psychology at Oklahoma State University.

OSU is one of very few universities in the U.S. with multiple social scientists trained in evolutionary approaches to behavior), including Jennifer Byrd-Craven (psychobiology) and Jaimie Arona Krems (social psychology) in Psychology. Byrd-Craven and Krems co-founded the new and growing Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis, which includes Mary Towner (human behavioral ecology) and other faculty in Integrative Biology. Topics of interest can be found on lab webpages, and include female sociality, friendship, cooperation, conflict, hormones and neurobiology, human family systems, and stereotyping and prejudice.

Please extend this information to engaged and interested undergraduate students and others seeking to apply to graduate school this cycle.

We welcome students from interdisciplinary backgrounds (e.g., biology, anthropology) as well as students with interest but no current training in evolutionary approaches. We also encourage students from groups underrepresented in the sciences to apply. Students should contact prospective mentors directly. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2019. Application information can be found here

PhD Studentships in behaviour informatics at Newcastle University

Are you interested in developing novel approaches to understanding, predicting or changing behaviour?

Newcastle University is offering five, 4-year PhD studentships in the field of behaviour informatics. Behaviour informatics brings together the study of behaviour in all its guises, from economics to psychology and from behavioural ecology to animal welfare, with new methods from computational science and engineering to address challenging questions in human and/or animal behaviour.

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12 funded PhD positions at the University of Goettingen and the German Primate Research Center

The University of Goettingen and the German Primate Research Center are advertising 12 fully funded PhD positions in psychology, primatology, behavioral biology and linguistics as part of the DFG Research Training Group “Understanding Social Relationships”.

The deadline is 10 April 2018.

Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships

Applications are invited for two fully-funded Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships, supported by the University of Oxford and the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, Oxford. The successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary team working on a 4-year project funded by the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, to begin in October 2018.

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Two post-doctoral positions and PhD studentship to work on the Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions

Applications are invited for two 3-year post-doctoral positions and 1 PhD student to work with Dr. Thomas Currie at the Human Biological and Cultural Evolution group, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, Department of Biosciences at the Penryn Campus of the University of Exeter on his ERC-funded project, The Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions.

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PhD Student Position – UNSW Sydney: Economic inequality as a driver of sexual competition and gendered traits

This is a highly competitive scheme, with excellent support, open to students from any country. Interested students must express interest by 21 July (20 July in the Western hemisphere due to time differences). To learn more and to express interest visit:

http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/economic-inequality-driver-sexual-competition-and-gendered-traits

Up to 2 students will be asked to submit full applications in August.

There is also a lot more about the scheme at http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/

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Two fully funded PhD studentships on the cultural evolution of human social behaviour

Closing date: 15th June 2017

School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany

Applications are invited for two 3-year PhD studentships based at the Language, Culture and Cognition Lab in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, and jointly supported by the University of Auckland and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. The studentships will begin in 2017 or 2018 and will be supervised by Dr Quentin Atkinson.

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Spring School on Quantitative Methods

We’re delighted to announce another outing for the Spring School on Quantitative Methods at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. The recently-opened (2015) Institute is located in Jena, Germany. Further information, including the application form, is at the MPI-SHH website. Applications close January 20th.

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Funded PhD studentships at the Universities of Southampton, Brighton and Portsmouth

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 36 studentships per year to social scientists carrying out PhD studies, or Masters + PhD studies at its three partner institutions, including the Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. Our first intake of funded students will be in the 2017/18 Academic Year.

In addition to covering the cost of all programme fees, those in receipt of a South Coast DTP studentship award will also receive an annual maintenance grant of £14,482 (2017/18 RCUK rate). South Coast DTP PhD students will also have access to additional funds for carrying out fieldwork, purchasing essential equipment and attending relevant conferences.

More information at: https://www.findaphd.com/search/PhDDetails.aspx?CAID=3252&LID=3987