***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** [apologies for cross-postings] I would be glad if you could forward this information to all potentially interested students. Michela Ferron -- Scholarship available at Sonet group - Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy - (~1300 Euros after taxes per month). Deadline: 5 February 2010. The research activity will be about identifying requirements for a social networking platform for Associazione Trentini nel Mondo Onlus (thousands of people from Trentino who are currently leaving abroad) and in proposing different platforms and adoption stategies, following their deployment (carried out by developers of the SoNet project) and in evaluating them. The scholarship is for one year and activity will start 15 March 2010. Requirements University degree or equivalent qualification. Preference shall be given to personal interest in social sciences and in social media, to knowledge in computer operation, to proficiency in the Italian and English language and to the ability to work autonomously. Application for admission Send your application in electronic format via email at vettori AT fbk.eu , or on plain paper to Fondazione Bruno Kessler - dott. Micaela Vettori Via Sommarive No 18 to 38,123 POVO - TRENTO If you have any question you would like to discuss, don't hesitate to contact us at sonet AT fbk.eu For more information: * Complete text for the scholarship (in ITALIAN) - http://sonet.fbk.eu/sites/sonet.fbk.eu/files/bando_sonet_trentininelmondo.pdf * Complete text for the scholarship (draft version in ENGLISH) - http://sonet.fbk.eu/sites/sonet.fbk.eu/files/bando_sonet_trentininelmondo_ENG.pdf What is SoNet SoNet is a research group inside FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) research institute. FBK is located in Trento, north-east of Italy, and counts more than 350 researchers in a variety of areas, such as Information Technologies, Materials and Microsystems, and Humanities. SoNet's research focus is Social Networking and its impacts: more info at http://sonet.fbk.eu Research in Trentino, Italy Trentino is the right place in Italy for research. It hosts a large number of research labs from environmental studies to high-tech technologies. The Province of Trento allocates several resources such as infrastructure, real estate and funds to encourage research and innovation. Many institutes, both public and private, local, national and international have established their research units in Trento and Rovereto. Trentino is located in north-east Italy in a charming area of mountains and lakes. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.