Friday, 7 January 2011

Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society

Reader might be interested in the announcement that he 15th Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society will be held at the Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam from July 4 to July 28, 2011.

This highly specialised programme is for advanced students, primarily PhD and MA students in the socio-cultural sciences and professionals working for NGO's. The scientific directors are Prof. Diane di Mauro and Prof. Niko Besnier.

This year, Rebecca Jordan-Young and Elizabeth Bernstein will join the faculty.

Other modules include Young Sexualities, taught by Deevia Bhana and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Contextualized, taught by Graeme Reid. One module (which include site visits) focuses on the Netherlands.

An integral part of the institute is Seminar in Proposal Development for selected students, led by Diane di Mauro.

After receiving your application, the admission committee will make a decision based on your academic background, your commitment to this field of study, and a letter of reference.


Tuition fees for non-credit students are €2300 and for students who receive credit are €2700. Fees are to be paid in full before the beginning of classes. The fee includes lunch on class days.

The fees do not include housing and travel to and from Amsterdam. However, student apartments are available at approximately €550 for one month.

An application form is available on the Institute’s website.

The application deadline is April 15, 2011. The application fee of €50 will be waived if your application is received before March 1, 2011.

Students from 60 selected countries may apply for the Nuffic Fellowship Programme.
If your university is a member of the Universitas 21 network then you may be eligible for a partial scholarship of €500.

Read more here.

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