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Scholarship opportunities at the University of Fribourg

Twice a year the University of Fribourg offers scholarships to young researchers who would like to undertake a research stay on a doctoral or post-doctoral level.

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New online platform sparks debate on federalism issues

50 Shades of Federalism, a new online platform is a project established in October 2017 at Canterbury Christ Church University to help inform debate about many issues related to federalism. Having identified five main themes – Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Diversity Management, Policies and Theory – the central aim of this project is to provide succinct, easy accessible, high quality research articles free of charge.

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Ronald L. Watts Young Scholar Award 2018 - Entries now open

In 2014, the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies (IACFS) inaugurated the Young Scholar Award, an annual award for the best unpublished article or paper on an aspect of federalism. In 2015, this award was renamed in honour of Ronald L. Watts.

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New Centre admitted as member

At the recent Annual Directors’ Meeting of IACFS in October 2015, the Centre for Federal Studies, at the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was admitted as a member of the IACFS.

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Young Researcher Award renamed “Ronald L. Watts Young Researcher Award”

The member centres have voted unanimously that the Young Research Award be named the “Ronald L. Watts Young Researcher Award”, in honour of Ronald Watts, a founding member of the Association and president from 1992 to 1997.

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Young Researcher Award 2015

The IACFS Young Researcher Award for 2015 was award to Dr Marc Sanjaume (Ph D Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia), a post doc student at CREQC, University of Quebec at Montreal, for the paper “Reconciling liberal democracy, nationalism and political divorce in federalizing contexts”.

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Ronald L.Watts (10 March 1929 – 9 October 2015)

It is with great sadness that we mourn Ron’s death. Ron was for many years the heart and soul of the IACFS. He was one of the founding members of the Association in 1977, and president from 1992 to 1997.

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Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Multilevel Government

The South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy, based at the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights of the University of the Western Cape invites you to apply for a full-time post-doctoral research fellowship in multilevel government for 2016-17.

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IACFS Young Researcher Award - Announcement

IACFS initiated the Young Scholar Award in 2014, an annual award for the best unpublished article or paper on an aspect of federalism.

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