External Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.

Deadline:
Applications are usually open between August and November each year.

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COMPAS Visiting Academics. Center on Migration, Policy & Society

The COMPAS Visiting Academic Programme encourages senior academics, practitioners and policy makers (typically those on a period of sabbatical or study leave from their organisation), as well as doctoral students and post doctoral scholars, to visit COMPAS and undertake a period of self directed research with the support of senior academics here at COMPAS who are specialists within the field of migration studies.

Duration:
Visit periods can last from one term through to one year, and applications are welcomed all year round.

Deadline:
Applications to COMPAS are accepted on the basis of appropriateness to the key research themes.

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Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals under the Cultural Agreements

The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements are aimed at highly qualified exchange students wishing to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.

Eligibility:
The prioritized countries for 2015 are the five non-European countries that Denmark currently has cultural agreements with: China, Egypt, Israel, Japan and Russia. From 2016, it will also include the following countries hosting Danish innovation centres: Brazil, India, South Korea and USA.

Deadline:
The application deadline for the 2015/16 academic year is March 1, 2015.

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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy at University of Oslo in Norway, 2015

A Doctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, at the University of Oslo (UiO). The post will be associated with the project Thought and Sense. On the Interface between Perception and Cognition a FRIPRO projected funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN).

Deadline:
March

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Europe next to Europe Research Fellowship Program at the New Europe College Institute for Advanced Study

The Europe next to Europe Program offers research Fellowships to young scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The program addresses candidates coming from European countries that are not yet members of the European Union, or which have a less consolidated position within it, targeting in particular the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia), Turkey, Cyprus. Candidates are welcome to apply with projects on topics of their choice, for in-residence Fellowships at the New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania. The Europe next to Europe Program is sponsored by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Sweden).
Candidates can apply for one academic year (10 months), or one term (5 months).

Funding:
Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of 700 € plus accommodation and travel expenses. In addition to their residence period in Bucharest, they are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be doctoral students in an advanced stage of their research, or hold a PhD title. Preference is given to candidates below the age of 40.

Deadline:
December (check the fellowship website for the next deadline).

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European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions. Research Fellowship

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions was established to provide information, advice and expertise – on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change in Europe – for key actors in the field of EU social policy on the basis of comparative information, research and analysis.

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European University Institute. Department of Political and Social Sciences. Visiting Fellowship

Every year, the Department of Political and Social Sciences welcomes international scholars to apply for a Visiting Fellowship Programme. Priority will be given to those scholars who connect most closely to the on-going research in the Department.
Visiting fellows, who are admitted for periods ranging from two to six months, must be entirely self-funded and meet health insurance requirements for the duration of their visit. They are strongly encouraged to participate fully in the academic life of the Department, engaging with both researchers and faculty members. In past years, this has included taking part in 2nd year doctoral students’ presentations, seminars and workshops, colloquia and working groups.

Deadline:
31 March for visits starting from September of the following academic year
30 September for visits starting from January of the following calendar year

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Fulbright Program

The flagship international exchange scholarship program between the U.S. and 166 countries, supported by the U.S. Congress and partner governments worldwide. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.
The Hungarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange offers approximately 30-35 scholarships annually for study, teaching and research in the United States at the graduate (Master’s or Ph.D) or post-doctoral level. The awards vary from round-trip travel to grants covering all expenses for an academic year.
Hungarian students can apply for the scholarship for the status of Visiting Student Researcher.
Awards to United States citizens are for postgraduate study in Hungary. Students can either follow a regular curriculum or spend the year in independent study. There is no restriction on the field of study.

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GARNET research project

Institutional and political crises in the governance and regulation of the world order under conditions of globalisation are strong. They are exacerbated by the renewed salience of the security agenda and subsequent tensions that have emerged in inter-regional relations (especially across the Atlantic post September 11, 2003) since that time. Thus there is need for European analysts and practitioners undertaking scholarly and policy-oriented research on the theory and practice of global regulation across the economic and security domains to come together in a coordinated and systemic process of dialogue. The EU is the most institutionalised regional policy community and complex system of governance beyond the territorial state, but research on regulation and multi-level governance, although sophisticated, is fragmented, weakly coordinated, and often detached from wider questions of an extra-European nature.
GARNET’s aim is to combat this fragmentation and weak coordination by developing a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary network of scientific excellence of researchers, analysts and practitioners with expertise in key issues and themes in global and regional governance. Particular focus will be on those elements of the global regulatory framework (trade, finance, security) that (to a greater or lesser extent) structure the modern world system. At the very least, GARNET will create a critical mass of European researchers able to interact on more equal terms and in wider global contexts, with the erstwhile dominant research communities in the USA. In sum, GARNET will create a European research area on governance, regulation and the relationship between multilateralism and regionalism.

Four themes will guide GARNET’s integrating activities:
• (i) the theory and practice of regionalism and regionalisation;
• (ii) the identification of key elements in the regulatory framework of governance, especially how best to enhance collective action problem solving at regional and global levels; and
• (iii) policy issues in global governance: notably those concerned with overcoming problems in the governance of trade, finance, security, environment, technology, development, social production and gender inequality, and disease;
• (iv) the role of the EU in the advancement of research and policy in themes (i)-(iii).

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation.
It awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German students, doctoral students, and scholars for studies and research abroad.
The DAAD's scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and academics provides a wide range of tips and information to help applicants successfully apply for funding for a course of study or a research assignment.

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German Historical Institute. Washington DC. Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The German Historical Institute awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently do not receive funding from their home institutions. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to six months but, in exceptional cases and depending on the availability of funds, they can be extended by one month. The research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States.

Funding:
The monthly stipend is € 1,700 for doctoral students from European institutions.

Deadline:
April

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Institute for Humane Studies PhD Scholarship

The IHS PhD Scholarship awards $1,500 to entering and currently enrolled graduate students in doctoral programs. 50 graduate scholarships are available to applicants intending a career in academia and whose work advances the principles of individual liberty and economic freedom.

Eligibility:
The IHS PhD Scholarship is open to full-time graduate students who will are enrolled in a PhD program. Preference is given to applicants doing work in the humanities and social sciences, particularly economics, history, philosophy and political science.
Applicants for the PhD Scholarship must demonstrate research interest in the area of individual and economic freedom and its impact on societies and culture as well as a strong overall academic record.

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INTEGRIM – Integration and International Migration: Pathways and Integration Policies

INTEGRIM has been created and developed under the Seventh Framework Programme/People based on a longstanding cooperation of the eight partners involved UDeusto (ES), CEDEM (BE), SCMR (UK), IGOT (PT), IMES (NL), MiReKoc (TR), CEU (HU) and MIGRINTER (FR). These are fully committed to establish a joint research and training programme on public policies and processes related with migration and the integration of immigrants.The INTEGRIM research training programme aims to establish a multi-site network of early stage researchers (predominantly PhD students) at the eight partner institutions fostering a multidisciplinary research career on International Migration and Integration within the European context. The network will apply a qualification framework with a compatible set of qualifications/knowledge/skills across the national systems for graduates of the INTEGRIM programme. Besides, the INTEGRIM research training programme will address the integration challenges that migration flows pose to policy makers, civil society and industrial partners in Europe.

The recruitment of the INTEGRIM researchers will be a two-stage evaluation procedure. The coordinating institution (University of Deusto) will proceed with the first evaluation step regarding the administrative checks of the general eligibility of the candidates. Since the researchers are contracted by each university, different local selection procedures will have to be respected when it comes to the final decision, but within an established common ground. Through controlling a fair and transparent ‘eligibility check’ in the pre-selection phase, we can guarantee that only those candidates that fit the INTEGRIM profile will end up in the university-directed final decision procedure.

Funding:
The programme offers them the possibility of enjoying a one-year-long research stay at one of the academic institutions of the network, either to improve their analysis or to develop the corresponding field work for their projects.

Eligibility:
Researchers are ideally PhD candidates who are already in advanced stages of their doctoral research and the elaboration of their thesis (applicants should have no more than 4 years of full-time research experience since obtaining the degree that entitles them to pursue doctoral studies).

Deadline:
February

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International Scholarship Opportunities for Non-Canadians

Awards available to international students for study and research in Canada. Explore online database by country of origin to find scholarships, fellowships and funding opportunities made available by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.

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International Visegrad Fund Scholarships

The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization based in Bratislava founded by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic – in Štiřín, Czech Republic, on June 9, 2000.
The purpose of the fund is to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among citizens and institutions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially the Western Balkans and countries of the Eastern Partnership. The fund does so through grant support of common cultural, scientific and educational projects, youth exchanges, cross-border projects and tourism promotion, and through individual mobility programs (scholarships, residencies).

The Intra-Visegrad Scholarships (http://visegradfund.org/scholarships/intra/) scheme is suitable for scholars coming from one of the V4 countries who plan to study in any V4 country other than that of their citizenship (at any accredited public or private university or institute of the respective national academies of sciences).

Funding:
Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester.

Deadline:
Deadline for all scholarship applications is at 11:59:59 a.m. CET on January 31. Results are announced by mid-May.

The In-Coming Scholarships (http://visegradfund.org/scholarships/incoming/) scheme is suitable for scholars who wish to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in the V4.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be citizens of the following countries and territories:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Funding:
Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester. Scholars who will have to travel to the host institutions more than 1,500 km are also eligible for one-time Travel Grant.

Deadline:
Deadline for all scholarship applications is at 11:59:59 a.m. CET on January 31. Results are announced by mid-May.

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Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography. "Urban Reconfiguration in post-Soviet Space – ira.urban" Project Fellowship

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) is a non-university research institute and member of the Leibniz association with currently around 80 employees. It is institutionally financed by the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of a common research funding agreement. The fellowships are financed within the framework of the international comparative research project “Urban reconfigurations in post-Soviet space” (ira.urban). The project aims at analyzing and explaining continuities and discontinuities in the reconfiguration of urban spaces in the light of traditional, reproduced Soviet and newly formed post-Soviet conditions, as well as of changing global economic and social orders. On the basis of transnational comparative case study research, the project focuses on the question to what extent urban development has become part of a socially negotiated adjustment process, and a mirror of a comprehensive modernization process of urban societies in the republics of the former Soviet Union.

Funding:
• Monthly stipend of 1400 Euro for six months.
• Access to the academic service infrastructure of the IfL (e.g. the Central Geographical Library, the Geography archives, cartographic and IT services, scientific seminars).
• Individual support in terms of exchange and discussions within the international research network of ira.urban.
• Flexible working arrangements in Leipzig.

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LSE Visiting Fellowships

The Visiting Fellow Scheme is aimed at academics who are pre-major review practitioners at a broadly comparable level in their profession and researchers in the early stages of their career.
The appointment carries no emolument.
Persons who are granted Visiting Fellow status can use the LSE Library, and by arrangement with the Senior Common Room Committee, may be admitted to temporary membership of the Senior Common Room. The School is not normally able to offer Visiting Fellows any office space or secretarial assistance.

Deadline:
January, April, July

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Marie Curie Research Fellowship

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.
In addition to generous research funding, scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers.

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Norwegian Research Council

Scholarships are available for Norwegian citizens studying abroad and for international students studying in Norway. Applicants from abroad must as a rule have a formal affiliation with a Norwegian institution to be eligible to seek Norwegian funding. However, some financing opportunities are specifically designed for foreign researchers and partners.

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Research grants at the European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (EUROLAB) at GESIS Cologne

Individual researchers, who carry out comparative social research using survey data stored in the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences, may apply for support to access EUROLAB for maximum one month. An international selection panel will evaluate the applications on a competitive basis. The applications will be assessed depending on the expected scientific merits.

Funding:
Successful applicants will receive a travel grant that covers travel costs (economy class, up to 450 Euro) and accommodation.

Deadline:
The deadline for applications is 31st of May 2015.

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Ron Brown Fellowship Program (formerly the Central and Eastern European Graduate Fellowship Program)

This program offers fellowships for graduate study at the Master's degree-level in the U.S. in the fields of business administration, economics, communications/journalism, education administration, environmental policy/resource management, law, and public administration/policy for students and professionals under 40 years of age from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia. Candidates are recruited by Fullbright Commissions and/or USIS Posts overseas. In the U.S., the program is administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). Approximately 47 fellowships will be awarded in 1999.

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Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)

To recognize the work of graduate students and encourage their attendance at the annual meeting, SASE offers stipends of $500 to student authors as an award for outstanding papers. SASE members and non-members are encouraged to submit their students’ papers for consideration for this award, and students may also apply on their own. In case of multiple authors, the stipend will be shared among those student authors attending the meeting. Conference fees are waived for all student stipend prizewinners.

Funding:
Stipends of $500 to student authors as an award for outstanding papers.

Requirements:
• Address a socio-economic issue or issues
• Display originality in at least one of the following ways:
o State new ideas/facts/concepts/interpretations
o Examine critically existing ideas/facts/concepts/interpretations
o Develop or adapt the ideas of others
• Demonstrate understanding of relevant socio-economic and other literature
• Be well-written and clearly presented: they should include an abstract, introduction, conclusion, and appropriate sub-sections and employ a recognized system for notes, references, and citations.
• Submissions must be in English and no longer than 10,000 words (word count should appear on the first page of the paper). Submission of an excerpt of an MA or Ph.D. thesis is permitted.
• Please note that an author may submit only one paper for student stipend or travel grant consideration.

Deadline:
January (check website for exact details and the next call for proposals)

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The Civil Society Scholar Award. Open Society Foundations

Civil Society Scholar Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources essential to their professional development as a scholar, teacher, or public intellectual. The awards support innovative projects that will enrich research, facilitate the exchange of ideas, and help build international networks.
The awards support activities such as fieldwork (data collection), research visits to libraries, archives or universities, course/curriculum development, and international collaborations leading to a peer-reviewed publication.

Eligibility:
Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country, and full-time faculty members (master’s degree required) teaching at universities in their home country, who are citizens of the following countries, are eligible to apply:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, or Yemen/
Eligible fields of study generally fall within the social sciences and humanities. Proposals related to the following subject areas are particularly welcome:
• law, justice, and governance;
• sustainable development and natural resource management;
• economic rights and empowerment of the poor;
• public health, social work, and community development;
• new media law and policy;
• inclusive education;
• post-conflict studies;
• human rights.
Applicants must be currently affiliated with an academic institution, and projects must be clearly linked to current research and teaching responsibilities.

Deadline:
March

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The European Group for Public Administration (EGPA). Best Paper Award

The European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) organizes Annual Conferences where Best Paper Awards are given to outstanding papers.

Deadline:
Abstract submission – May.

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The Global Research Capacity Building Program

GDN believes that social scientists in the developing world can appropriately increase their research capacity through a distinct set of GDN activities, which deliver a mix of the skills and knowledge required to become high-performing researchers.
The Global Research Capacity Building Program provides researchers in developing and transition countries with up to six years of direct support for global, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in development. Upon completion of the program, participating researchers continue their association with GDN as Global Alumni.

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The Harvard University. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Visiting Fellowship

Scholars intending to do research who hold a doctorate, or have equivalent professional experience, or are advanced doctoral candidates who have completed all required coursework, are encouraged to apply for Visiting Fellow status at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).
Visiting Fellows register as full-time research students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and have access to most university facilities. They are also eligible to apply for membership in the Harvard Faculty Club.

Deadline:
March 1 – 11:59 p.m. ET for the Full Academic Year (September to May) or Fall Term only (September to December)
October 1 – 11:59 p.m. ET for Spring Term only (January to May)

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The Woodrow Wilson Center. Fellowships & Grants

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes outstanding and award winning scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its non-partisan dialogue. Each year, the Center hosts around 160 scholars who conduct independent research on national and/or international issues addressing key public policy challenges. Through its scholars, the Center enriches crucial policy debates and provides a platform for scholars in the tradition of President Wilson to bring the worlds of policy and ideas together. In addition to its flagship international Fellowship program, the Center also hosts scholars selected through its individual programs.

Deadline:
October

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Visiting Fellowships in the DFG Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 138 “Dynamics of Security"

The DFG Collaborative Research Centre “SFB/TRR 138: Dynamics of Security. Types of Securitization from a Historical Perspective", a cooperation of the Philipps University Marburg, the Justus Liebig University Gießen and the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg, where the Sub-Project A06: Securitization and Discourses on the Rights of Minorities and Majorities East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Century is situated, is pleased to offer three visiting fellowships for excellent young researchers.
The fellowships are available for a period of three to six months.

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Current Inactive and/or Discontinued Grants

CONNEX, Connecting Excellence on European Governance

The Network of Excellence CONNEX ("Connecting Excellence on European Governance") is a project funded by the European Union within the first call for proposals for priority 7 of the Sixth Framework Programme of Research.
It is dedicated to the analysis of efficient and democratic multilevel governance in Europe and will have a 4 years duration (July 2004 - June 2008).
CONNEX is now officially over.

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István Pálfi Award – Essay Competition on Cross-border Cooperation
Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI)

Awards for papers on cross-border cooperation

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Study Programme on European Security (SPES)

The Study Programme on European Security (SPES) is aiming at the promotion of the respective work of young academics and young professionals from Central and East European EU member states, Eastern ENP countries and Russia. Programme fellows will also be given the opportunity to establish stronger links with “West European” research networks and thereby to feed their views into the debate on the future of Europe and its security policy.

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Telluride Association for Cornell University

Telluride Association sponsors a variety of awards for students at many stages of their academic careers.

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(*Time of research: May 2015)