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4. Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
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FELLOWSHIP- Interdisc. Post-Doc, Humanities & Soc. Sciences, Washington Univ.

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 24 Jun 2000


FELLOWSHIP- Interdisc. Post-Doc, Humanities & Soc. Sciences, Washington Univ.

Washington University, Arts & Sciences

Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities
      and Social Sciences

Washington University announces a new Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary
scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences.

Beginning in September 2001, the Fellowship Program will bring to Washington
University a group of new and recent Ph.D.s who wish to strengthen their own
advanced training and to participate in the university's ongoing
interdisciplinary programs and seminars.

The Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a two-year appointment with stipends
beginning at $35,000 per year.  Fellows will outline a plan for their own
continuing research in association with a senior faculty member at
Washington University.  Over the course of their two-year appointment,
Fellows will teach three undergraduate courses in their discipline and
collaborate each spring semester in leading a seminar in the theory and
methods of interdisciplinary research.

There is no application form, but further information on Modeling
Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available at the address below and on the Web at
http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~szwicker/Mellon_Postdoctoral_Program.html.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research
program (no more than three single-spaced pages), a brief proposal for the
seminar in theory and methods, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of
recommendation.

Submit materials by December 15, 2000, to Steven Zwicker, Department of
English, Washington University, Campus Box 1122, One Brookings Drive, St.
Louis, MO 63130.

Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

FELLOWSHIPS- International OSI Policy Fellowships, Center for Policy Studies

Posted by: Pamela Kilpadi <kilpadip(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- International OSI Policy Fellowships, Center for Policy Studies

Dear Colleagues,

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling
for proposals for its year 2001 International OSI Policy Fellowships (IPF)
program. The deadline for the first stage of the application process is 1
August. Please note that we have lifted the age restriction for these
fellowships; applicants of all ages are welcome to apply.

Please find the brief description of this opportunity in the text of this
message. We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing this call for
proposals widely to ensure that as many candidates as possible are aware of
this unique opportunity.

Thank you for your cooperation.

All the best,

Pamela Kilpadi
Olena Sydorenko
International OSI Policy Fellowships
Center for Policy Studies
Nador u. 11, Room 511
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: (36 1) 327-3863
Fax: (36 1) 327-3809
E-mail: fellows(a)osi.hu
Website: www.osi.hu/ipf


[NOTE: Refer to the website or the CPS office for the full version of the
following Call for Proposals]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL OSI POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2001

All applications must be submitted online at
http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html by August 1, 2000

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling
for proposals for its year 2001 International OSI Policy Fellowships (IPF)
program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society
Institute-Budapest. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a
reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected
government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for minorities
and minority opinions. Launched in late 1999, the CPS works with a
broadening circle of policy analysts and institutions to promote the
development of policy center networks throughout Central and Eastern Europe,
the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, as well as countries in South and
Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes
policy research and advocacy that furthers the open society mission and
disseminates quality analyses in accessible formats.

The CPS International OSI Policy Fellowships are intended to support the
analytical policy research of open society leaders and to provide these
Fellows with professional policy training. The program aims to improve the
quality of analysis in countries where the Soros foundations work by
ensuring that these leaders are able to conduct research in their home
region while maintaining local affiliations and a high degree of mobility
and intellectual freedom. Fellows participate in four training seminars in
Budapest over the course of the fellowship year conducted by professors of
public policy from around the world and gain vital skills including how to
write professional policy documents, identify appropriate policy
instruments, and effectively advocate policies--skills that are
underdeveloped in countries where the Soros foundations work. Good policy
analysis is characterized by elements including a reliance on
well-researched data; comprehensive, non-ideological assessment of relevant
factors and options; explicitly stated criteria for assessing options;
consideration of the interests and groups affected; and the clear
presentation of feasible recommendations for action as well as how these
recommendations should be communicated and implemented.

Outstanding Fellows from Eastern Europe may be nominated to participate in
additional training and research opportunities including a three-month
International Junior Public Policy Scholar Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in
affiliation with the Woodrow Wilson Center's East European Studies program.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States'
official memorial to President Wilson, was established by congressional
legislation in 1968. Meant to reflect and continue Woodrow Wilson's
commitment to a deeper understanding of issues crucial to global peace and
stability, the Center serves as an international, interdisciplinary,
non-partisan scholarly institute which fosters scholarship in the humanities
and social sciences and encourages dialogue between the academic and policy
communities. East European Studies, housed at the Woodrow Wilson Center,
provides a non-partisan forum for bringing historical and contemporary
understanding of the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the
Baltics to the nation's capital and throughout the country. For more details
on the Wilson Center and its East European Studies program, please see
further details at the end of this announcement and visit the Center's
website at www.wilsoncenter.org.

Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and
policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The
product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major issue to
be published in English and translated into other languages:

Fellowship Issue Areas:

The Impact of European Union Expansion on Non-Accession Countries
Modernization, Globalization and Islam
The Future of the Caucasus
The Future of Southeast Europe
Media and Information Policy
Education Finance Policy
Gender Policy
The Public Policy Environment

Terms of the International OSI Policy Fellowship Award:

Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, expenses including travel,
and needed communications equipment to work full-time on research of their
design in one of the above areas. The amount of the award will vary
depending on standards in the Fellow's country of residence and the
budgetary needs of the proposal.

Application Requirements and Procedures:

All initial queries must be entered online via the internet directly into
the IPF application database found at http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html.
Those who have no possibility to access the internet (including from public
libraries, Internet centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an
e-mail to fellows(a)osi.hu or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to
discuss the best alternate application solution. Finalists will be invited
to Budapest for interviews at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants will
be notified in November or December 2000 and no later than January 15, 2001.
Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless you
received prior approval from IPF staff to use an alternative method of
application.

FELLOWSHIP- Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships, 2001-2002

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 19 Jun 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships, 2001-2002

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2000

FELLOWSHIPS: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces
the opening of its 2001-2002 fellowship competition.  The Center annually
awards approximately 21 academic year, residential fellowships to scholars
and practitioners with outstanding project proposals in the social sciences
and humanities on national and/or international issues & topics that
intersect with questions of public policy.  Fellows work from offices at the
Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. where they interact with policymakers and
with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar issues.

LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT: Fellows are generally in residence for the entire
U.S. academic year (September through May), although a few fellowships are
available for shorter periods of time, with a minimum of four months.

ELIGIBILITY: For academic applicants, eligibility is limited to the
postdoctoral level and, normally, to applicants with publications beyond the
Ph.D. dissertation.  For other applicants, an equivalent level of
professional achievement is expected.  The Center welcomes applications from
a broad range of scholars, including women and minorities.

CITIZENSHIP: Applications from any country are welcome.  All applicants
should have a good command of spoken English.

STIPEND: The Center tries to ensure that the stipend provided under the
fellowship, together with other sources of support (e.g., grants or
sabbatical allowances), approximate a Fellow's regular salary.

FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Woodrow Wilson Fellows are assigned a private
office and provided with an IBM-compatible computer and a part-time research
assistant for the duration of their fellowship.   Professional librarians
assist with access to the Library of Congress and other research facilities.

DEADLINE AND INFORMATION: The application deadline is October 1, 2000.  For
further information and applications, please contact us by e-mail
(fellowships(a)wwic.si.edu); telephone (202/691-4170), FAX (202/691-4001), or
by writing to:  Scholar Selection and Services Office, Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027.

WEBSITE INFORMATION: The application can also be downloaded from the Wilson
Center website at: http://www.wilsoncenter.org.

FELLOWSHIP- International OSI Policy Fellowships, Center for Policy Studies

Posted by: Susan Lazorchick <slazorchick(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 13 Jun 2000

FELLOWSHIP- International OSI Policy Fellowships, Center for Policy Studies

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL OSI POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2001

All applications must be submitted online at
http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html by August 1, 2000

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling
for proposals for its year 2001 International OSI Policy Fellowships (IPF)
program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society
Institute-Budapest. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a
reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected
government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for minorities
and minority opinions. Launched in late 1999, the CPS works with a
broadening circle of policy analysts and institutions to promote the
development of policy center networks throughout Central and Eastern Europe,
the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, as well as countries in South and
Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes
policy research and advocacy that furthers the open society mission and
disseminates quality analyses in accessible formats.

The CPS International OSI Policy Fellowships are intended to support the
analytical policy research of open society leaders and to provide these
Fellows with professional policy training. The program aims to improve the
quality of analysis in countries where the Soros foundations work by
ensuring that these leaders are able to conduct research in their home
region while maintaining local affiliations and a high degree of mobility
and intellectual freedom. Fellows participate in four training seminars in
Budapest over the course of the fellowship year conducted by professors of
public policy from around the world and gain vital skills including how to
write professional policy documents, identify appropriate policy
instruments, and effectively advocate policies--skills that are
underdeveloped in countries where the Soros foundations work. Good policy
analysis is characterized by elements including a reliance on
well-researched data; comprehensive, non-ideological assessment of relevant
factors and options; explicitly stated criteria for assessing options;
consideration of the interests and groups affected; and the clear
presentation of feasible recommendations for action as well as how these
recommendations should be communicated and implemented.

Outstanding Fellows from Eastern Europe may be nominated to participate in
additional training and research opportunities including a three-month
International Junior Public Policy Scholar Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in
affiliation with the Woodrow Wilson Center's East European Studies program.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States'
official memorial to President Wilson, was established by congressional
legislation in 1968. Meant to reflect and continue Woodrow Wilson's
commitment to a deeper understanding of issues crucial to global peace and
stability, the Center serves as an international, interdisciplinary,
non-partisan scholarly institute which fosters scholarship in the humanities
and social sciences and encourages dialogue between the academic and policy
communities. East European Studies, housed at the Woodrow Wilson Center,
provides a non-partisan forum for bringing historical and contemporary
understanding of the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the
Baltics to the nation's capital and throughout the country. For more details
on the Wilson Center and its East European Studies program, please see
further details at the end of this announcement and visit the Center's
website at http://www.wilsoncenter.org.

Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and
policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The
product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major issue to
be published in English and translated into other languages:

Fellowship Issue Areas

The Impact of European Union Expansion on Non-Accession Countries
Modernization, Globalization and Islam
The Future of the Caucasus
The Future of Southeast Europe
Media and Information Policy
Education Finance Policy
Gender Policy
The Public Policy Environment

Terms of the International OSI Policy Fellowship Award

Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, expenses including travel,
and needed communications equipment to work full-time on research of their
design in one of the above areas. The amount of the award will vary
depending on standards in the Fellow's country of residence and the
budgetary needs of the proposal.

To Apply: Application Requirements and Procedures

All initial queries must be entered online via the internet directly into
the IPF application database found at http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html.
Those who have no possibility to access the internet (including from public
libraries, Internet centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an
e-mail to fellows(a)osi.hu or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to
discuss the best alternate application solution. Finalists will be invited
to Budapest for interviews at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants will
be notified in November or December 2000 and no later than January 15, 2001.
Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless you
received prior approval from IPF staff to use an alternative method of
application.

Susan Lazorchick
Program Associate
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0612; fax (212) 548-4607
slazorchick(a)sorosny.org

FELLOWSHIP- Doctoral Grants for Human Security and Global Governance

Posted by: Toda Institute <toda(a)toda.org>
Posted: 8 Jun 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Doctoral Grants for Human Security and Global Governance

DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

In support of its current research project on Human Security and Global
Governance (HUGG), the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy is
offering three Doctoral Fellowships in the amount of $5,000 each for 2000-01
Interested doctoral candidates are invited to apply by sending a one-page
copy of their doctoral thesis proposal along with a resume and a letter of
recommendation from their thesis advisor. Proposals that have a direct
bearing on the topics of concern to the HUGG Project will be given high
priority. The competition is open to all doctoral students regardless of
their citizenship and institutional affiliation. The deadline for
applications is September 1, 2000.

The 1998 fellowship recipients are highlighted in the 1998 Annual Report.

Applications should be sent to:

HUGG Fellows
Toda Institute
1600 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel.: 808-955-82312; Fax: 808-955-6476
Email: toda(a)toda.org

For more information see: http://www.toda.org/

SCHOLARSHIP- MA in Economics at KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Svetlana Ten <sten(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 28 May 2000

SCHOLARSHIP- MA in Economics at KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan

35 Scholarships Available for the MA Program at KIMEP

The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research
(KIMEP) is a premier English language educational institution in Almaty
offering the master of arts degree in economics.  This degree is awarded
after two years of full time study with faculty having postgraduate degrees
from and experience in well-known western universities. A short description
of the Program you may find on our webpage: <http://www.kimep.kz/ma>.

This year 35 new full-cost scholarships will be offered to qualified
students entering the Program from the Central Asian region (including
Uzbekistan, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan).  This is made possible
by the USAID/CAR grant covering tuition waiver and living expenses for two
years of graduate economics studies at KIMEP including tickets to Almaty.
The value of this scholarship is equivalent to $11,000.  KIMEP will also
continue to offer each term financial aid on merit to qualified graduate
students based on the OSI/HESP (Soros Foundation) scholarship grant.

The application deadline to apply to the MA (Economics) Program at KIMEP
this year is June 9, 2000.  The applicants qualifications include:
 - high GPA of previous education (in any field),
 - good knowledge in math,
 - good knowledge of English language.

An application form may be found on our webpage:
<http://www.kimep.kz/ma> or ordered from the admissions office:

Admissions Office
Pr. Abaya 4, KIMEP, office 111
Almaty, 480100, Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 (3272) 651-527, 646-603, 645-871
Fax:  +7 (3272) 643-720
e-mail: admis(a)kimep.kz or maprog(a)kimep.kz

We invite you to contact us in order to discuss further this existing
opportunity for truly modern graduate economics education and a valuable
degree.

Cheong-Hwan Oh
Head of the Department of Economics
e-mail: choh(a)kimep.kz

Bojan Popovic
Coordinator of MA Program

Svetlana Ten
TA, Economics Department
e-mail: sten(a)kimep.kz

Sabira Kozhamkulova
Administrative Assistant
e-mail: sabira(a)kimep.kz
tel.:     +7 (3272) 64-37-20
tel./fax: +7 (3272) 64-56-29

FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doc in Islamic Studies, Univ. of Tokyo

Posted by: Islamic Area Studies Project <i-inr(a)l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Posted: 23 May 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doc in Islamic Studies, Univ. of Tokyo

University of Tokyo (Japan)
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers 2001-2002

The Islamic Area Studies Project announces its postdoctoral fellowship for
non-Japanese researchers for the 2001-2002 Japanese fiscal year.

1. Eligibility
A candidate for the fellowship must:
1) Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
2) Have received his/her Ph.D. degree after April 2, 1996.

2. Field of research
Postdoctoral research must be closely related to the fields covered by the
Islamic Area Studies Project.

3. Duration and commencement of fellowship
1) The fellowship is awarded for a period of 12 months.
2) The research must be initiated before March 31, 2001.

4. The following will be provided:
1) A round-trip airplane ticket for the fellow only
2) A monthly stipend of \270,000
3) A settling-in allowance of \200,000
4) Domestic research travel allowance of \58,500
5) A monthly housing subsidy not to exceed \100,000
6) A monthly family allowance of \50,000 if accompanied by dependents
7) Accident and sickness insurance coverage for the fellow only B!!

5. Japanese host researcher and institution
The Islamic Area Studies Project will seek an appropriate host researcher
and institution in Japan for the nominee according to her/his field of
research unless s/he has suggested host researcher and/or institution.

6. To apply, applicants should send the following:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Research proposal (2 to 3 pages, A4- or letter-sized, double-spaced)
3) Two letters of reference

All materials should be sent to the address below and must be received by
June 20, 2000. The Islamic Area Studies Project expects to announce the
award in July 2000.

Attn: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department of International Exchange
Project Management Office of Islamic Area Studies
The University of Tokyo
Bungakubu Annexe
7-3-1 Hongo
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
JAPAN

Fax: +81-3-5841-2686
E-mail: i-inr(a)l.u-tokyo.ac.jp

GRANTS- Summer Turkic Language Study at Indiana University

Posted by: Ryan M. Gliha <rgliha(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 23 May 2000

GRANTS- Summer Turkic Language Study at Indiana University

There are grant opportunities still available for study of Turkic languages
at Indiana University's 2000 SUMMER WORKSHOP IN SLAVIC, EAST EUROPEAN AND
CENTRAL ASIAN LANGUAGES June 16-August 11, 2000

The 2000 Workshop will offer Azeri (first year), Kazak (first year), Turkmen
(first year) and Uzbek (first and second year) as part of its program in
Central Asian Languages.

All courses listed above are offered in the Workshop with the cooperation of
the Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. 8 hours of credit are
granted for first-year courses to undergraduates and 6 hours to graduates.
Second-year courses grant 6 hours credit to both graduates and undergraduates.

Tuition for graduate students is approximately $963.30. For cost of housing
and meals, see above. Films and lectures are included as part of this program.

Please visit the SWSEEL web-site for more information.
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.shtml

FELLOWSHIPS- Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs

Posted by: Lilly Cole <lcole(a)cceia.org>
Posted: 16 May 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs

FELLOWS PROGRAM
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International affairs will sponsor up to
five non-residential fellows for the program year September 2000 - June 2001.

The program is open to scholars, educators, writers and policy
practitioners engaged in work related to the moral dimensions of
international affairs.

Younger scholars, mid-career professionals, and those from developing
countries are encouraged to apply.  All fellows must be fluent in English.

Fellowships will link individual research projects to ongoing Carnegie
Council projects.  Among the topics and areas eligible are:
 * Human Rights
 * Environmental Values
 * Conflict Prevention
 * Justice and the World Economy
 * History, Memory and Reconciliation
 * Curriculum Development in Ethics and International Affairs

For application information see our website at www.cceia.org.  Information
and an application may also be obtained by e-mailing us at:
info(a)cceia.org
(subject:  fellows program.)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 30, 2000.

Elizabeth A. Cole
Senior Program Officer
History, Memory and Reconciliation Project
International Faculty Development
Carnegie Council on Ethics
and International Affairs
170 E. 64th Street
New York, NY  10021
212-838-4120
lcole(a)cceia.org

GRANTS - Kennan Institute Short-term Grants (Deadline: June 1)

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 10 May 2000


GRANTS - Kennan Institute Short-term Grants (Deadline: June 1)

The Kennan Institute offers Short-term Grants (up to one months' duration)
to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on
the former Soviet Union, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize
the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington,
D.C., area. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or
be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For
non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. There is no official
application form for short-term grants. The applicant is requested to
submit a concise description (700-800 words) of  his or her research
project, a curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in
Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support
of the research to be conducted at the Institute. Applicants should also
note their citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials.
Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side
only, without staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C., for
the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection
for  Short-term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December 1,
March 1, June 1, and September 1.  Applicants are notified of the
competition results roughly six weeks after the closing date. U.S.
citizens, permanent residents, and non-Americans are eligible for
Short-term Grants, although funding for non-American applicants is limited.
Approximately one in three American applicants and one in six non-American
applicants are awarded Short-term Grants in each of the four competition
rounds.

The Short-term Grant Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian, and
East European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department of State
(Title VIII) and the Kennan Institute endowment.

Please send all application materials to:

The Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

For more information, please contact Jennifer Giglio via e-mail at
giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu, call (202) 691-4246, or fax (202) 691-4247.

GRANT- US Scholars Hosting Colleagues from Central Asia, NIS, CEE

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 19 Apr 2000

GRANT- US Scholars Hosting Colleagues from Central Asia, NIS, CEE

Our office, the Office for Central Europe and Eurasia of the National
Research Council, awards grants to American scientists wishing to host or
visit their colleagues from Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly
Independent States (NIS). Please keep in mind that applications for all
grants must be submitted by the American scientist.

If you are interested in our programs, please access our web-site at
http://www.nationalacademies.org/oia. Additional information and
application forms are available on the web-site. I have included a brief
description of our program, but for more details- I strongly encourage you
and your collaborator to visit our web-site and then contact our office if
you still have questions. We would also greatly appreciate it if you would
forward this information to interested and appropriate parties at your
institution.

Regards,

Laurel Doerfer
The National Academies/NRC
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia


***Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering (COBASE)***

Project Development and Initiation Grants support American specialist who
wish to host and /or visit their CEE or NIS colleagues on order to initiate
research projects and prepare collaborative research proposals for
submission to NSF.

Each individual visit proposed must be at least two weeks (10-14 days) in
length. Grants will be in the range of $2,500 to $ 10,000.

*FUNDING SOURCE*

U.S. National Science Foundation

*PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES*

Armenia, Azerbaijan (traveling only), Belarus, Bosnia (hosting in U.S.
only), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, (Former Yugoslav Republic of)
Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

*ACCEPTED FIELDS*

Only fields funded by NSF are eligible, including archaeology and
anthropology; astronomy; biochemistry, biophysics and genetics; biological
sciences; chemistry; computer science; earth sciences; economics;
engineering; environmental sciences; geography; history and philosophy of
science; linguistics; mathematics; physics; political science;
non-clinically-oriented psychology; science and technology policy; and
sociology.

No proposals involving agricultural production; drug testing or
development; research on the diagnosis, etiology or treatment of physical
or mental diseases or disorders; or the use of animal models of human
diseases or conditions will be accepted.

Proposals outside the scope of the program will not be considered.

*ELIGIBILITY*

All applicants must:
(1) be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
(2) be affiliated with a U.S. universities or other non-profit research
    institutions; and
(3) possess Ph.D. or equivalent research experience.

Foreign counterparts involved must possess CEE/NIS citizenship, be
permanently employed at a CEE/NIS institution, and hold Ph.D. (kandidat)
degrees or research training and experience equivalent to a doctoral degree.

Employees of private companies and the U.S. government generally are not
supported under the COBASE program.

As the program is designed to support new collaborative efforts, each set
of partners may receive no more than one COBASE grant, and each individual
may be involved in no more than two grants in a four-year period.

*SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR JUNIOR INVESTIGATORS*

American applicants who have received their doctoral degrees within the
past six years will receive special consideration. The COBASE program
allocates approximately 25 percent of its grants to researchers in this
category in order to encourage beginning investigators to become involved
in international collaboration.

*POSTMARKING DEADLINES*

August 28, 2000; January 8, 2001

Application Forms and Instructions: http://www.nationalacademies.org/oia

For more information:
Tel: 202-334-2644
Fax:202-334-2614
Email: ocee(a)nas.edu

FELLOWSHIP- Summer Fellowships for the Study of Azeri, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Shahyar Daneshgar <sdaneshg(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 17 Apr 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Summer Fellowships for the Study of Azeri, Indiana Univ.

A limited number of fellowships are still available for study of Azeri at
the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages
at Indiana University. The deadline for application has been extended to
Friday, April 28th.

The 2000 Workshop will offer first year Azeri as part of its program in
Central Asian Languages.

This course is offered in the Workshop with the cooperation of the Central
Eurasian Studies Department and Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource
Center at Indiana University. 8 hours of credit are granted for first-year
courses to undergraduates and 6 hours to graduates.

For more information and for application forms, please visit the SWSEEL
website at: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.shtml

FELLOWSHIP- Turkic Language Instruction at Indiana U.-Summer 2000

Posted by: Ryan M. Gliha <rgliha(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 12 Apr 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Turkic Language Instruction at Indiana U.-Summer 2000

A limited number of fellowships are still available for study of Turkic
languages at the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian
Languages at Indiana University. The deadline for application has been
extended to Wednesday, April 19th.

The 2000 Workshop will offer Azeri (first year), Kazak (first year), Turkmen
(first year) and Uzbek (first and second year) as part of its program in
Central Asian Languages.

All courses listed above are offered in the Workshop with the cooperation of
the Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. 8 hours of credit are
granted for first-year courses to undergraduates and 6 hours to graduates.
Second-year courses grant 6 hours credit to both graduates and undergraduates.

For more information and for application forms, please visit the SWSEEL
website at:
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.shtml

FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doc. on Conflict, Watson Institute, Brown University

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 4 Apr 2000


FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doc. on Conflict, Watson Institute, Brown University

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Global Security

The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University

Announcing the availability of a post doctoral fellowship beginning July 1,
2000. The successful candidate will be a recent Ph.D. in a social science
discipline who has done extensive research on ethnonational conflict in the
post-Soviet region. The fellow will be expected to collaborate on a
research project focusing on a comparative analysis of conflicts in the
following regions: Chechnya and Tatarstan within the Russian Federation;
Ajaria and Abkhazia within the Republic of Georgia; Crimea in Ukraine and
Transdniestria in Moldova. Knowledge of Russian and/or other languages of
the region is required. The successful candidate will also be expected to
teach one course or seminar in Brown's International Relations undergraduate
program. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of the
appointment. The fellowship is for one year with a possibility of renewal
depending on funding.

Applicants should submit a letter stating their primary research interests;
a CV; one writing sample, and three letters of recommendation sent to the
following address:

Postdoctoral Search Committee
Global Security Search
Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown University, Box 1831
Providence, Rhode Island 02912 USA

All applications received by May 5, 2000 will receive full consideration.

E-mail applications will not be considered.

Brown University is an AA/EEO employer, and applications from women and
minorities are strongly encouraged.

GRANT OPP.- Post-Doc Research Fellowship, Middle/Near East, Univ. of Oxford

Posted by: Jane Webber <jane.webber(a)orinst.ox.ac.uk>
Posted: 16 Mar 2000


GRANT OPP.- Post-Doc Research Fellowship, Middle/Near East, Univ. of Oxford
Status:

University of Oxford

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Middle or Near Eastern Studies

Faculty of Oriental Studies

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Fellowship from 1
October 2000, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Research Fellowship
will be of interest to postdoctoral scholars in Middle or Near Eastern
Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies (including Rabbinical Hebrew), Arabic,
Persian, or Islamic Art and Archaeology. Only one Research Fellowship will
be awarded, on a competitive basis, to the best candidate from these fields.
The fellowship is intended to enable a postdoctoral scholar to continue his
or her research and if appropriate to prepare his or her dissertation for
publication. Applicants should have completed, or expect shortly to
complete, a doctorate. The appointment will be tenable for three years,
without possibility of renewal. The appointment will be on the RS1A
(post-doctoral) scale and will attract a salary in the range E16,286 -
E18,915 p.a.

The further particulars of the post (which must be consulted before
applying) are available from the Secretary to the Oriental Studies Board,
Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, email: jane.webber(a)orinst.ox.ac.uk to whom
applications (three hard copies), together with the testimonials of three
academic referees, should be sent by 25 April 2000. The particulars are also
available from the faculty website.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer. GMG plc. 2000 [22.2]

GRANT- IREX Small Grants for Web Publishing Projects in Russia

Posted by: Anna Solovyova <anna(a)irex.ru>
Posted: 22 Feb 2000


GRANT- IREX Small Grants for Web Publishing Projects in Russia

IREX is pleased to announce the first round of the Web Publishing Project
small grants competition to support departments and faculty in Russia
publishing dissertations, essays, and other research projects in the
humanities and social sciences. Successful applicants will aim to further
strengthen research and teaching at the institutions of higher education in
Russia by making available related local-language research materials on the
Web.

With this grant, selected participants, departments and faculty, will
receive the administrative resources they need to create Internet-based
publications. Funding will support departmental staff time, training
seminars or conferences, supplemental hardware (i.e. scanners, digital
cameras), web publishing software, travel, and other resources that support
the development of a scholarly web site.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York provides full funding for the IREX
Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Under this small grants competition, applicants may request up to a maximum
sum of $1,000 in IREX funding for projects lasting no longer than 4 months
in duration. Approximately two to three grants in total for each round will
be awarded under the competition in Russia. Direct financial support or cost
share of space, personnel time, and resources are highly encouraged.

IREX will administer two rounds of the small grants competition through this
project. The second round will occur in Fall 2000.

The deadline for submissions is 6 PM (Moscow time) March 3, 2000. Please
note that proposals will be accepted only at the IREX office in Moscow.
Proposals that are submitted late or are incomplete may not be considered in
the review process. Successful applicants will be expected to begin their
projects by mid-April 2000, and all projects will be completed by the end of
August 2000.

Additional information about the competition can be found at the IREX/moscow
site: http://www.irex.ru/programs/chss/wp

For questions regarding the Web Publishing competition, please write to Anna
Solovyova at anna(a)irex.ru

FELLOWSHIPS- Two Open Society Institute Programs for Central Asian Citizens

Posted by: Resource Center <resource(a)resource.samal.kz>
Posted: 16 Feb 2000


FELLOWSHIPS- Two Open Society Institute Programs for Central Asian Citizens

1. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Open Society Institute is pleased to announce the Faculty Development
Fellowship Program for faculty teaching social sciences or humanities at an
accredited university in one of the following countries: Albania,
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.

Each award recipient will spend one semester at a university in the United
States and one semester teaching in their home country each year for two
years. The program seeks to encourage pursuit of academic careers by
outstanding junior faculty; encourage innovative approaches to curricular
and pedagogical reform on both sides, thereby improving the quality of
social science/humanities education in the countries served; and support the
development of regional and international institutional partnerships and
collaborative projects.

Applicants must be currently teaching social sciences or humanities at an
accredited university in Kazakstan, possess strong written and spoken
English abilities, hold an advanced degree (minimum 5 year diploma).
Fellowship will cover monthly living stipend while in the US, a modest
honorarium from US host university, three round-trip airline tickets, major
medical insurance, pre-departure orientation.

CRITERIA

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1) Currently teaching social sciences or humanities at an accredited
   university in Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, or
   Uzbekistan.
2) Have an excellent academic record.
3) Possess strong written and spoken English abilities.
4) Hold an advanced degree (minimum: 5 year diploma) from a recognized
   institution of higher education.
5) Able to begin the program in January 2001 and continue through May 2002.
6) Have the approval of home institution rector or vice-rector to be absent
   January-May 2001 and January-May 2002.

The following are ineligible:
1) Teachers of hard sciences such as, but not limited to, engineering,
   computer sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, medical sciences, or
   informatics.
2) Persons married to a US citizen.
3) Persons enrolled in a US academic program.
4) Persons earning a salary or living in the United States.
5) Persons who have spent four or more consecutive months outside of home
   country since January 1999.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - APRIL 28, 2000


2. SOROS SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT PROGRAM

The Network Scholarship Programs of the Open Society Institute is pleased to
announce the Soros Supplementary Grants, academic year 2000-2001.

The program was created to assist citizens of the countries of Central and
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia who are pursuing
advanced study within this region but outside of their home countries.

Who may apply:

I. standard eligibility students of the social sciences, humanities, and
fine and performing arts who have already arranged for part of the costs of
their study to be covered

II. special needs students:
- Roma
- refugees
- people seeking political asylum
- displaced (forced migrants)

Awards are offered for one academic year only and will be granted in amounts
ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards are available to undergraduates and
post-graduates enrolled at recognized institutes of higher education outside
of their home country.

Eligibility:

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

- be enrolled in social sciences, humanities or fine and performing arts
  degree program at a recognized institute of higher education in one of the
  countries listed above;
- be a citizen or permanent resident of a different country listed above;
- have an outstanding record of academic achievement shown by transcripts
  and references;
- have proof of appropriate language skills for the country in which they
  are studying;
- demonstrate commitment to return to their home country upon completion of
  their degree;
- have proof of other sources of financial support.

Ineligibility:

The following applications will NOT be considered:

- proposals for non-degree research or course work;
- proposals for first year undergraduate study;
- proposals in the following fields of study:
  Business Administration/ Management Training
  Computer Science
  Finance/ Banking/ Marketing
  Engineering
  Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  Mathematics
  Medical Sciences
  Tourism
- proposals for the language preparatory courses (0 Year);
- proposals for summer school/ conferences;
- proposals for studies in student's home country;
- late and incomplete applications.

II. Special Needs Group

Roma students and citizens or permanent residents of the countries listed
above (see Page 2) who are currently refugees, seeking political asylum, or
displaced from their home countries due to political or national crisis are
invited to apply for the Soros Supplementary Grants Program, academic year
2000-2001. Please review the following criteria.

Eligibility:

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

- be a Roma, refugee, forced migrant or someone who seeks political asylum;
- if applicable, have a copy of documentation issued by local immigration
  or police authorities confirming the status;
- be enrolled in any field degree program at a recognized institute of
  higher education in one of the countries listed on Page 2;
- have an outstanding record of academic achievement shown by transcripts
  and references;
- have proof of other sources of financial support.


Ineligibility:

Proposals for non-degree research or course work will NOT be considered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2000

For more information on eligibility criteria and application details please
contact:

Soros Educational Advising Center
171 Tulebaev St.
Almaty 480021
Tel: (73272) 69-67-25; Fax: (73272) 69-69-95;
E-mail: resource(a)resource.samal.kz
URL: http://www.soros.org (network programs - scholarship programs)

GRANT- Travel Grants for Attending Law & Society Association Meetings

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 15 Feb 2000


GRANT- Travel Grants for Attending Law & Society Association Meetings

Forwarded from: Kim Lane Scheppele <scheppel(a)sas.upenn.edu>

Dear Colleagues, and particularly Scholars from Central and Eastern Europe
and the Former Soviet Union:

I'd like to invite you to apply for a travel grant to attend the next two
meetings of the Law and Society Association, which will be held in May 2000
in Miami Beach, USA and in July 2001 in Budapest, Hungary. To be eligible
for funding, you should apply to join one of the "collaborative research
networks" (CRNs) listed below. The funding is directed specifically for
people attending the meetings from Latin America and Central and Eastern
Europe as well as the former Soviet Union. The deadline listed below is 25
February, but the application process consists only of sending a brief email
to the Law and Society Executive Office!

The collaborative research networks bring together scholars who are
interested in talking together and perhaps doing research together on a
variety of topics. To be eligible, you should write a short, informal paper
indicating what you are thinking about in connection with the theme of your
CRN in time for the May meetings. The networks will meet and discuss what
to do for the Budapest meeting in July 2001.

The Law and Society Association is an academic association with roughly 1500
members from around the world who study the relationship between law and
society in interdisciplinary ways. Participants in the association's annual
meeting have a wide range of interests including (but not limited to) the
examination of legal language, legal reforms, the effects of laws, gendered
representations in law and the role of women in law, studies of the legal
profession and lawyers, rethinkings of legal concepts and categories,
literature about law or interpretation of law as literature, modernist and
post-modernist reconceptualizations of the "legal field," appeals to law by
disadvantaged groups, the uses of law in resolving ethnic tensions,
reconstructions of history using legal sources, the uses of law in
nation-building enterprises, human rights agreements and their effects,
law-making and public opinion about law. Panels in recent years have been
on subjects ranging from mystery novels to the rule of law as a political
project to the uses of law to remedy gender discrimination to appeals to
human rights as a social movement tool. The people who attend the meetings
include sociologists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists,
literary critics, economists, philosophers, and academic lawyers. The scope
of the meetings is quite broad, and is by no means confined to the
traditional academic study of law. In fact, the association was created as
a way to take law as a subject matter seriously in fields outside the
traditional study of legal codes and legal decisions.


For more about the association, see the website at www.lawandsociety.org.
In the meantime, look through the topics below to see whether there is one
that interests you. If you have an additional topic to propose, please do
so by contacting this year's program chair, Bryant Garth, Director, American
Bar Foundation at bggarth(a)abfn.org and the Law and Society main office at
Exec_Office(a)lawandsociety.org.

If you have any questions about whether your work is right for the meetings,
drop me an enote at kimlane(a)law.upenn.edu and I can help to match your
interests up with those of the various groups.

Regards,

Kim Lane Scheppele (kimlane(a)law.upenn.edu)
Professor of Law and Sociology
University of Pennsylvania


FROM THE LAW AND SOCIETY EXECUTIVE OFFICE:
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR LAW AND SOCIETY MEETING

The Law and Society Association is inviting participation in collaborative
research networks in conjunction with the forthcoming Annual Meeting of the
association in Miami Beach. Free-standing applications may be made to join
the collaborative research networks, or such applications may be accompanied
by a request for funding to attend the meetings. A grant from the National
Science Foundation, coupled with other potential sources, has now made it
possible to provide travel and support for a number of scholars to come to
Miami to participate by sharing their own research and exploring
collaboration with others who have similar interests. The collaborative
research networks will meet on May 25, 2000, and the Annual Meeting will
take place on May 26 to 29. The grant from the American National Science
Foundation is especially aimed toward scholars from Latin America and
Eastern Europe, since this year's meeting is set for Miami and next year's
meeting will be in Budapest, Hungary. Proposals from scholars in other
parts of the world can be considered as well, though priority will be given
to Latin America and Eastern Europe.

The theme of the Annual Meeting, selected to relate to the increased
prominence given to law in discussions of governance and the economy, and
also to the dramatic increase recently in efforts to promote legal reforms
as part of development assistance, is "Millennial Accidents: On the Road
with the Rule of Law." The meeting presents a rare opportunity for scholars
from different regions to get together to focus particularly on themes
connected to the social scientific study of issues connected with the "rule
of law" and its promotion - as well as many other issues in law and social
science. The meeting aims at investigating the international activity around
the rule of law and does not engage primarily in promoting it. Scholars
critical of the ways that the "rule of law" has been described and
promulgated are encouraged to apply, as are scholars who have supported or
been involved in these efforts. We hope to encourage a dialogue about the
topic, not to dispense prearranged answers about it.

We encourage individuals to apply for the collaborative research networks as
well as for these travel funds and to pass along this information to others
so that they might apply as well.

Applications should be in the form of a letter or email to Ron Pipkin of the
Law and Society Association (pipkin(a)lawandsociety.org) (Executive Offices:
Hampshire House, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 U.S.A.; ph.
413-545-4617; fax 413-545-1640 or Bryant Garth of the American Bar
Foundation (750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611; fax
312-988-6579; email bggarth(a)abfn.org). The letter or email should describe
the interests of the applicant, an estimate of the expenses that would be
incurred in attending the meeting, whether full or partial funding is needed
to attend the collaborative research program and annual meeting, and the
specific needs of the applicant. Attendance at the collaborative research
networks meetings is not limited to those who have obtained funding. The
current list of potential collaborative research networks follows.
Individuals who would like to attend and discuss their research but have
other interests related to socio-legal work are also encouraged to apply for
a more general session. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 25 AND DECISIONS WILL
BE MADE BY MARCH 10.

For full conference information: http://www.lawandsociety.org/

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- US-NIS Partners in Education

Posted by: Catharine Cashner <cashner(a)actr.org>
Posted: 28 Jan 2000


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- US-NIS Partners in Education

United States-NIS
Partners in Education Program

The American Councils for International Education is soliciting proposals to
host a group of NIS educators in spring 2000. Please write wmorse(a)actr.org
for details about the program.

Short Program Description

The Partners in Education Program (PiE) is administered by the American
Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS with funding from United
States Information Agency (USIA).

PiE supports democracy-building efforts in the NIS by providing secondary
school teachers and school administrators with the opportunity to
collaborate with U.S. colleagues in the field of civic education.

Eight to twelve educators from selected regions of the NIS will travel to
the United States, where they will work closely with U.S. counterparts to
research and develop curriculum materials. NIS educators will focus on U.S.
teaching methods in Civics, which may be used at home.

Experts in education and the NIS will select U.S. host sites in an open
competition. Two U.S. educators from each of the host districts later will
visit the communities of NIS partners to solidify long-term partnership
ties, and further modify the materials developed during the internship at
the host site.

The NIS Participants

Internship participants are selected through an open, merit-based
competition in their region. Each participant must demonstrate high ability
in the following areas: ability to teach civics, innovation in teaching,
professionalism, and leadership. Upon their return home, participants share
the knowledge, techniques, materials, and insights gained while on the
internship with their colleagues.

Pre-Academic Orientation in Washington, D.C.

Upon arrival in the United States, the educators take part in a five-day
orientation and civics education program in Washington, D.C., organized by
the American Councils. In Washington, the American Councils provides a
general orientation to the U.S. education system and life in the United
States, and arranges a variety of activities, both professional and
cultural, related to American studies and civic education, including an
overview of U.S. libraries and research tools, meetings with professional
organizations, and visits to government and historical sites. One
representative of each host site attends the orientation to interact
formally with all participants and make a short presentation on the history
of their state.

Internship at Host Site

Following the orientation, each group of participants travel to their host
site to take part in a five-week internships, where they observe classes,
especially those related to civic education. Participants also deliver
presentations; give lessons or team-teach at the host school or other local
schools, parent-teacher organizations, and community groups. They will
engage in program and curriculum development; participate in professional
development workshops and in-service training; review and collect teaching
materials for use in their home schools; make site visits to other local
schools; attend school board meetings; and participate in field trips to
municipal and state government institutions and historical sites.

Professional Development Workshops

During the internship period, participants take part in professional
development workshops organized by their U.S. host site. The workshops are
school district in-service training programs, local university or other
institutional professional development programs, or original training
programs developed exclusively for PiE educators.

Post-Program Debriefing

participants attend a debriefing workshop, Developing Civic Education in the
NIS, in Washington, D.C., at the conclusion of the internship period. Each
NIS group selects an individual to present a synopsis of the materials and
lesson plan they developed during the internship. PiE participants,
government officials, and other educators attend the workshop.

Reciprocal Program in the NIS

In the semester following the internship, two U.S. teachers or
administrators from each U.S. host school district visit schools in the
participants' regions for two weeks.

Funding for the Partners in Education Program comes from the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency
under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.

William Morse
Program Officer
American Councils
1776 Massachuestts Ave. NW 700
Washington, DC 20036
tel. (202) 833-7522
fax. (202) 872-9178

GRANT- Open Society Institute Global Supplementary Grant for Doctoral Study

Posted by: SFK Resource Center <resource(a)resource.samal.kz>
Posted: 21 Jan 2000


GRANT- Open Society Institute Global Supplementary Grant for Doctoral Study

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
GLOBAL SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT PROGRAM
(GLOBAL SGP)

The Network Scholarship Programs of the Open Society Institute is pleased to
offer supplementary grants to students from selected countries (see list
below) of Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. The
purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue Doctoral
studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in
Western Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Global SGP grants will
be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The grants will provide supplemental funding for up to one year of study
with the option to apply for a second year. Reapplication procedures will
be outlined in 2000/2001-application form.

Only students who have been accepted into a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.)
program at an accredited university are eligible to apply. The preference
will be given to students pursuing advanced studies in regionally relevant
areas that will directly benefit the quality of academic development in
their home country.

In no case may an applicant request grant assistance for the support of an
accompanying child or spouse.

Grants are provided to help cover costs in the following categories:

1. Tuition and fees - not to exceed 50% of tuition and fees per academic year;

2. Living expenses - students who have succeeded in funding their tuition,
either through scholarships or other financial support, are eligible for
housing and living funds;

3. Other - students who have secured all necessary funds but cannot afford
additional expenses, such as travel to/from their host country, books,
materials, health insurance, etc., are eligible for additional funds.


Eligibility Criteria:

1. ONLY those students who have already been awarded partial or full
tuition, room and board stipends, or other types of financial aid may apply.
(All applicants will be asked to provide the fullest possible account of
their actual financial situation, including copies of financial aid requests
to the Host University, and any award documents from any source of support.)

2. Candidates must be nationals of one of the following countries: Albania,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia,
Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan,
Yugoslavia.

3. Candidates must be under 40 years of age at the time of application.

4. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the spoken and written
language of their host institution.

The deadline for receiving applications for the 2000/2001 academic year is:

FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PH.D. IN NORTH AMERICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA: APRIL 1, 2000.
FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PH.D. IN WESTERN EUROPE: JUNE 1, 2000.

For further information and to obtain an application form please contact:

Vera Djomparin
Global Supplementary Grant Program
Open Society Institute, 400 W. 59th St, New York, NY 10019
Tel.: (212) 548 0175; Fax: (212) 548 4652; E-mail: vdjomparin(a)sorosny.org

In Kazakhstan:
Soros Educational Advising Center
171 Tulebaev St., Almaty 480021
Tel/Fax: (73272) 696725/696995; E-mail: resource(a)resource.samal.kz

Addresses of other Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute offices may be
found at:
http://www.soros.org/

GRANT- IREX Short-Term Travel Grants for Central Asia, Iran, Turkey, FSU

Posted by: Hakan Altinay- IREX-Turkey <irex(a)turk.net>
Posted: 20 Jan 2000


GRANT- IREX Short-Term Travel Grants for Central Asia, Iran, Turkey, FSU

IREX Announces Short-Term Travel Grants for 2000
Deadlines:
February 1, 2000
June 1, 2000

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) offers travel grants
for brief visits to the countries of Central/Eastern Europe, the Newly
Independent States of Eurasia, Mongolia, Turkey, and Iran for projects in
the humanities and social sciences. These grants are for projects which do
not require any administrative assistance or logistical support (such as
placement or access to archives, housing, visas, travel, etc.) Per diem
support is for 14 days only, not to exceed $100/day. Grantees' travel may
last up to 60 days total, with any additional per diem expenses beyond 14
days paid for by the grantee.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree in
the project discipline at the time of application, and must be a United
States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.

This program funds: individual scholarly research visits to archives,
libraries, museums, etc., or to conduct research interviews; presentations
at scholarly conferences focused on and located in eligible countries; and
collaborative projects such as joint publications and comparative surveys.
All projects should demonstrate that they will advance American public,
cultural, and historical knowledge of the abovementioned regions.

NOTE: For the first time, funding is available for cross-regional
humanities projects in Turkey and Iran. All eligible projects must address
these countries in relation to Central and Eastern Europe or Eurasia.


IREX also has extremely limited funding available to American scholars to
invite an international scholar from IREX's program countries to the United
States for collaborative projects. The American scholar is considered the
applicant, and both scholars must hold a PhD or professional/terminal degree.

Projects seeking funding only or primarily for an international scholar's
participation in a conference or for an international scholar's individual
research will not be eligible for consideration. Priority will be given to
projects involving international scholars who have not previously had the
opportunity to travel outside of the region for research or conference
participation and who are from traditionally underrepresented regions.

Provisions: Grants do not exceed $3,000, and provide funding for only one
person and one trip per application. Funds are provided for transoceanic
airfare on a US flag carrier; per diem for up to 14 days, not to exceed
$100/day; conference registration fee to attend a conference; visa
application costs; and some miscellaneous expenses.

This program does not fund projects which require travel of more than 60
days; projects related to Germany; projects which are primarily
institutional exchanges; projects that are part of a prearranged study
travel group; or institutional overhead or other administrative fees.
Please contact the IREX office if you have any questions regarding project
eligibility.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: February 1, 2000 and June
1, 2000. Prospective applicants should request application materials from
IREX in advance of the application deadline. The application consists of an
application form; 3-5-page proposal essay; applicant's abbreviated
curriculum vitae; and an official letter of invitation for conferences,
consultations, or collaborative projects. Notification is made in writing
approximately 8 weeks after the application deadline.

The above program information is abbreviated. Please see the IREX website
or the 1999-2000 application for full guidelines.


For more information contact:

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 628-8188
Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: irex(a)irex.org
Web: http://www.irex.org
Denise Cormaney, Senior Program Officer
Jessica Bagdonis, Program Associate


Hakan Altinay
Country Director
IREX-Turkey

GRANT OPP.- Scholarships in Human Rights Studies, Univ. of Essex, 2000-2001

Posted by: Central Asian Studies-Harvard <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 17 Jan 2000


GRANT OPP.- Scholarships in Human Rights Studies, Univ. of Essex, 2000-2001

Open Society Institute (OSI) Chevening Scholarships
University of Essex, Scholarships in Human Rights Studies, 2000-2001

Purpose

OSI/FCO Chevening/Essex Scholarships in Human Rights Studies is a
scholarship program which will enable suitably qualified students from
eligible countries to pursue taught postgraduate programmes within the
Centre for Human Rights at the University of Essex. The two programmes
offered are the MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights and the LLM in
International Human Rights Law

Eligible Countries

The scholarships are open to applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Application Information

You can get application forms, together with information about the courses
from the address of your nearest Soros Foundation or Educational Advising
Centre. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2000.

Criteria

Applicants should:

* be nationals of and normally resident in one of the selected countries at
  the time of applying for the award, and are expected to return to their
  home countries; applicants who are temporarily out of the country at the
  time of application (for a total period of less than 3 consecutive months)
  may be treated as being resident.

* already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a
  first degree with good grades

* normally have relevant practical experience

* have passed a TOEFL (ITP) test at an appropriate level by the time of
  taking up an award;

* normally not have already spent a full academic year or more studying in a
  university outside Mongolia, Central and Eastern Europe and the former
  Soviet Union.

Selection

All the applications will be sent to the Human Rights Centre. They will be
considered by selectors for the programmes who will prepare a short-list of
applicants who will be invited for interview. By the end of March applicants
will be informed as to whether they have been invited for interview and
English language tests. It is expected that these will take place in late
April / May. It is hoped to inform all applicants by the end of June as to
whether they have been successful, or not.

Financial Terms

Each award will provide for payment of academic tuition fees, examination
fees, a monthly stipend for living expenses sufficient for a single student,
and other agreed allowances including one return economy airfare. No
financial support or special provisions are provided for dependents or
family members.

Further Information

For further details of this scholarship scheme and application forms please
contact the Soros Foundation in your country (or British Embassy in the case
of Turkmenistan). See list below.

For more details about the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex,
please visit their website at:

http://www2.essex.ac.uk/human_rights_centre/

For more information about other OSI scholarships, please visit their
website at:
http://www.osi.hu/nsp/

SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATORS AT NATIONAL SOROS FOUNDATIONS

Armenia

Anaida Allakhverdyan
OSI Assistance Foundation-Armenia
Aigedzor Str. 53b
Yerevan 375019
Armenia
Phone (374 2) 271713 or 271719
Fax (374) 2 151088
E-mail: anaida(a)osi.am

Azerbaijan

Bahar Hadji-zadeh
Baku Education Information Centre
98 Sh. Badalbeily St.
Baku 370014
Azerbaijan
Phone (994) 12 93 77 46
Fax (994) 12 93 77 46
E-mail: Hadji-zadehBR(a)beic.osi-az.org

Mongolia

Oyuntulkhuur Jukov
Mongolian Foundation for Open Society
Scientific and Technological Information Center Room 321
Baga Toiruu-49
Ulaanbaatar-46
Mongolia
Phone (976 1) 328783 or 313207
Fax (9761) 324857
E-mail: oyu(a)soros.org.mn

Tajikistan

Zarina Usmanova
Tajik Branch Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation
Tolstoy Str. 65
Dushanbe 734001
Tajikistan
Phone (992 372) 213260, 211958, 242241 or 510142
Fax (992 372) 510142
E-mail: zusmanov(a)osi.td.silk.org

Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan, the scholarship scheme is administered by the British Embassy:

Fraser Wilson
Ambassador
P O Box 45
301-308 Office Building
Regal Ak Altin Plaza Hotel
744014 Ashkabad
Turkmenistan
Phone (993 12) 510 616
Fax (993 12) 510 868

Uzbekistan

Ilkhom Kasymov
Open Society Institute-Uzbekistan
Zarbog Street 31
Tashkent 700031
Uzbekistan
Phone (99 871) 1206854
Fax (99 871) 1206854
E-mail: ilkhom(a)osi.freenet.uz

[Forwarded from: CIVILSOC]

GRANT- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Islamic Area Studies Project, Tokyo

Posted by: Islamic Area Studies, University of Tokyo <i-inr(a)l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Posted: 7 Dec 1999


GRANT- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Islamic Area Studies Project, Tokyo

[Forwarded from: Islamic Area Studies International Exchange]

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers
Japan, 2000-2001
The Islamic Area Studies Project of the University of Tokyo, Japan,
announces its postdoctoral fellowship for foreign researchers for the
2000-2001 Japanese academic year (April 2000- March 2001). Details follow:

1. Eligibility
   Each candidate for the fellowship must:
1) Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
2) Have received his/her Ph.D. degree after April 2, 1995.

2. Fields of research
Postdoctoral research closely related to the fields covered by the Islamic
Area Studies.

3. Duration and commencement of fellowship
1) The fellowship is awarded for a period of 12 months.
2) The research must be initiated between April 1, 2000 and March 31, 2001.

4. The following support will be provided:
1) Round-trip airfare for the fellow only
2) A monthly maintenance stipend of JPY 270,000
3) A settling-in allowance of JPY 200,000
4) Domestic research travel allowance of JPY 58,500
5) A monthly housing subsidy not to exceed JPY 100,000
6) A monthly family allowance of JPY 50,000 if accompanied by dependents
7) Accident and sickness insurance coverage for the fellow only

5. Japanese host researcher and institution
The Islamic Area Studies will seek an appropriate host researcher and
institution in Japan for the nominee according to his/her field of research
unless s/he has suggested a host researcher and/or institution.

6. To apply, applicants should send:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Research proposal (2 to 3 pages of A4- or letter-sized sheet,
   double-spaced)
3) Two letters of reference

All materials should be sent to the address given below and must be received
by January 10, 2000. The Islamic Area Studies expects to announce the award
in February 2000.

Attn: Postdoctoral Fellowship
International Exchange
Project Management Office of Islamic Area Studies
University of Tokyo, Bungakubu Annexe
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
JAPAN
Fax: +81-3-5841-2686
e-mail: i-inr(a)l.u-tokyo.ac.jp


International Exchange
Project Management Office of Islamic Area Studies
The University of Tokyo, Bungakubu Annexe
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5841-2687
FAX: +81-3-5841-2686
E-mail: I-INR(a)L.U-TOKYO.AC.JP
URL: HTTP://WWW.L.U-TOKYO.AC.JP/IAS/

FELLOWSHIPS- Human Rights Scholarship Program, Univ. of Essex

Posted by: Marica Pap <mpap(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 15 Nov 1999


FELLOWSHIPS- Human Rights Scholarship Program, University of Essex

OSI Chevening Scholarships

University of Essex - Scholarships in Human Rights Studies 2000/2001

Purpose

OSI/FCO Chevening/Essex Scholarships in Human Rights Studies is a
scholarship program which will enable suitably qualified students from
eligible countries to pursue taught postgraduate programmes within the
Centre for Human Rights at the University of Essex. The two programmes
offered are the MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights and the LLM in
International Human Rights Law

Eligible Countries

The scholarships are open to applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Application Information

You can get application forms, together with information about the courses
from the address of your nearest Soros Foundation or Educational Advising
Centre. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2000.

Criteria

Applicants should:

* be nationals of and normally resident in one of the selected countries at
the time of applying for the award, and are expected to return to their home
countries; applicants who are temporarily out of the country at the time of
application (for a total period of less than 3 consecutive months) may be
treated as being resident.

* already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a
first degree with good grades

* normally have relevant practical experience

* have passed a TOEFL (ITP) test at an appropriate level by the time of
taking up an award;

* normally not have already spent a full academic year or more studying in a
university outside Mongolia, Central and Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union.

Selection

All the applications will be sent to the Human Rights Centre. They will be
considered by selectors for the programmes who will prepare a short-list of
applicants who will be invited for interview. By the end of March applicants
will be informed as to whether they have been invited for interview and
English language tests. It is expected that these will take place in late
April / May. It is hoped to inform all applicants by the end of June as to
whether they have been successful, or not.

Financial Terms

Each award will provide for payment of academic tuition fees, examination
fees, a monthly stipend for living expenses sufficient for a single student,
and other agreed allowances including one return economy airfare. No
financial support or special provisions are provided for dependents or
family members.

Further Information

For further details of this scholarship scheme and application forms please
contact the Soros Foundation in your country (or British Embassy in the case
of Turkmenistan). See list below.

For more details about the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex,
please visit their website on:
http://www2.essex.ac.uk/human_rights_centre/

For more information about other OSI scholarships, please visit their
website on:
http://www.osi.hu/nsp/


SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATORS AT NATIONAL SOROS FOUNDATIONS

Armenia

Anaida Allakhverdyan
OSI Assistance Foundation-Armenia
Aigedzor Str. 53b
Yerevan
375019
Armenia
Phone (374 2) 271713 or 271719
Fax (374) 2 151088
E-mail: anaida(a)osi.am


Azerbaijan

Bahar Hadji-zadeh
Baku Education Information Centre
98 Sh. Badalbeily St.
Baku 370014
Azerbaijan

Phone (994) 12 93 77 46
Fax (994) 12 93 77 46
E-mail: Hadji-zadehBR(a)beic.osi-az.org


Mongolia

Oyuntulkhuur Jukov
Mongolian Foundation for Open Society
Scientific and Technological Information Center Room 321
Baga Toiruu-49
Ulaanbaatar-46
Mongolia
Phone (976 1) 328783 or 313207
Fax (9761) 324857
E-mail: oyu(a)soros.org.mn


Tajikistan

Zarina Usmanova
Tajik Branch Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation
Tolstoy Str. 65
Dushanbe
734001
Tajikistan
Phone (7 3772) 213260, 211958, 242241 or 510142
Fax (7 3772) 510142
E-mail: zusmanov(a)osi.td.silk.org


Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan, the scholarship scheme is administered by the British
Embassy:

Fraser Wilson
Ambassador
P O Box 45
301-308 Office Building
Regal Ak Altin Plaza Hotel
744014 Ashkabad
Turkmenistan
Phone (993 12) 510 616
Fax (993 12) 510 868


Uzbekistan

Ilkhom Kasymov
Open Society Institute-Uzbekistan
Zarbog Street 31
Tashkent
700031
Uzbekistan

Phone (99 871) 1206854
Fax (99 871) 1206854
E-mail: ilkhom(a)osi.freenet.uz

FELLOWSHIP- ELTE-UNESCO Masters' Degree in Minority Studies, Budapest

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 14 Nov 1999


FELLOWSHIP- ELTE-UNESCO Masters' Degree in Minority Studies, Budapest

The ELTE-UNESCO Masters' Degree Program in Minority Studies will be fielding
applications for the 2000-2001 academic year, until March 1, 2000. The
Program seeks applicants who have completed, or are in their final year of,
undergraduate studies in social sciences. Preference is given to sociology
students, although students of all social sciences are encouraged to apply.
The Minority Studies Program accepts students who have outstanding academic
qualifications, interests relevant to the program's intellectual goals, and
exhibit a high scholarly potential.

The ELTE-UNESCO Masters' Degree Program in Minority Studies is an
interdisciplinary program housed at ELTE University, in Budapest, Hungary.
Courses in the program are taught by an international faculty, covering a
wide range of social science disciplines. The program attracts a significant
number of visiting lecturers from North America, Western Europe, and East
Central Europe. Students come from primarily East Central Europe, and are
thus culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse. Such diversity in
the student body, faculty, and disciplinary backgrounds is one of the great
strengths of the program. The program's course of study is interdisciplinary
in nature, with students approaching minority and ethnic issues through
courses taught by sociologists, anthropologists, legal specialists,
historians, political scientists, etc. Another unique aspect of the program
is its incorporation of cultural approaches, including the study of relevant
film and literature.

There is a limited opportunity for financial and scholarly support from
UNESCO for students who are accepted to and enroll in the Minority Studies
Program. The Minority Studies Program will accordingly nominate qualified
students to their respective national commissions for consideration of this
support. However, due to the severely limited number of scholarships, all
accepted students are kindly requested to conduct their own search for
financial support among local scholarship opportunities (i.e. UNESCO
Fellowship Bank, local Soros or OSI Foundations, international exchange
programs, etc). The Minority Studies Program will provide the necessary
documentation for accepted applicants to assist in these individual searches.

For further information and application materials, please visit:
http://www.elte.hu/elte/sociology/dofsops/ems/ems.html

FELLOWSHIP- Central Asian/FSU/EE Students at Central European University

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 14 Nov 1999


FELLOWSHIP- Central Asian/FSU/EE Students at Central European University

CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
Budapest & Warsaw

CALL FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

CEU is now accepting applications for fellowships for the 2000/2001 academic
year (for students from Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union
and Central Asia). Additional financial aid is available for students from
other countries. Central European University is an internationally
recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences
which seeks to contribute to the development of open societies in Central
and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (CEE/FSU).

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS

Economics (MA); Environmental Sciences and Policy (MSc); Gender & Culture
(MA); History - [Central European History (MA), Comparative History Track
(PhD), Nationalism Studies Track (PhD), Southeast European Studies Track
(PhD)]; International Relations and European Studies (MA); Legal Studies -
[(Comparative Constitutional Law (LLM), International Business Law (LLM),
Human Rights (MA), Juridical Sciences (SJD)]; Medieval Studies (MA, PhD);
Nationalism Studies (MA); Political Science - [Politics and the Political
Economy of Transition (MA), Comparative Politics Track (PhD), International
Relations Track (PhD), Public Policy and Political Economy Track), Social
and Political Theory Track (PhD)]; Southeast European Studies (MA),
Sociology - [Society and Politics (MA), Economy and Society (MA), Sociology
(PhD)].

For information about research degrees, doctoral support and non-degree
programs, please contact the Admissions Office

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Central European University
Admissions Office
Nador u 9
1051 Budapest
HUNGARY
Tel: (36-1) 327-3009
Fax: (36-1) 327-3211
Email: Admissions(a)ceu.hu
Web-site: http://www.ceu.hu

FELLOWSHIP- American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted by: John Rogers <jrogers1(a)emerald.tufts.edu>
Posted: 14 Nov 1999


FELLOWSHIP- American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

[NOTE: Though this program is not specifically connected with Central Asia,
it is aimed particularly at those in post-colonial studies, Islamic studies
and other fields who have no previous experience in Sri Lanka. --CA-L]


* Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must hold the Ph.D. or show that
they will be awarded the Ph.D. before taking up the fellowship. Scholars
at all academic ranks are eligible to apply.

* Applicants must plan to spend at least 3 months in Sri Lanka, and
complete the fellowship (including travel back to the United States)
before the end of December, 2000.

* Scholars in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are
eligible to apply. Applicants need not have prior experience in Sri Lanka.
Projects should fall into one of the following 3 categories:

1) proposals by scholars with an established interest in Sri Lanka who can
show that their research will contribute to the understanding of historical
or contemporary connections between the island and the outside world,

2) proposals by scholars whose primary interest is not in Sri Lanka, but who
wish to include consideration of Sri Lanka as part of a broader project,

3) proposals by scholars whose primary interest has not been in Sri Lanka,
but who wish to undertake, or examine the feasibility of undertaking, a
major research project there.

* Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $5100, rountrip airfare
between the United States and Colombo (travel on U.S. carriers is
required) and funds for local travel and research expenses.

Completed applications should contain the following items: 1) an AISLS
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application Cover Sheet, 2) a curriculum vitae
(maximum 3 pages), 3) description of proposed study (maximum 3
single-spaced pages), 4) a one-page bibliography.

Applications must be postmarked by December 6, 1999. Awards will be
announced on February 21, 1999.

For more information, contact:

John Rogers
Department of History
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
E-mail: <jrogers1(a)emerald.tufts.edu>

GRANT- Central Asian Visiting Librarian - British Library Association

Posted by: Barbara Turfan <rt4(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 5 Nov 1999


GRANT- Central Asian Visiting Librarian - British Library Association

THE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, UNITED KINGDOM

ANTHONY THOMPSON AWARD, 2000

The International Group (IGLA) of the British Library Association is now
organizing the Anthony Thompson Award for 2000.

This grant is awarded from a trust fund set up on the basis of a bequest by
the late Anthony Thompson and supplemented by IGLA. Its aim is to enable
young overseas librarians to undertake first professional visits to the
United Kingdom.

Each time it is awarded, the grant is targeted at a particular developing
region of the world. In 2000, the award is intended to go to a candidate
from a Central Asian country.

Preference will be given to a professional librarian with a particular
interest in school libraries and services to children. The successful
candidate will be able to attend the joint Millennium Conference, "Under the
Covers", being organized by the School Library Association in association
with the Library Association's School Libraries and Youth Libraries Groups
in early July.

Further details may be obtained from IGLA's Secretary: Mrs. Doreen Walker,
Stoke Library, Walsgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 4EA, not later than 31 December
1999.


Mrs. Barbara Turfan, Librarian - African Studies Section
SOAS Library, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)171-323 6104; Fax: +44 (0)171-636 2834
Email: rt4(a)soas.ac.uk

GRANT- IREX Contemporary Issues Fellowships for NIS Citizens

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 27 Oct 1999


GRANT- IREX Contemporary Issues Fellowships for NIS Citizens

IREX Announces Contemporary Issues Fellowships

IREX is pleased to announce an open competition for the Contemporary
Issues Fellowship Program. The application deadline for this program is
November 26, 1999.

Since 1996 the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program has awarded
fellowships to professionals, specialists, consultants, practitioners, NGO
leaders, and policymakers from the NIS to conduct research and gain
knowledge and experience in United States institutions. This year based on
available funding, a total of 100 four-month fellowships will be awarded to
citizens from the New Independent States. The program is developed, funded,
and supervised by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department
of State and administered by the International Research & Exchanges Board
(IREX).

The Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program provides opportunities to
qualified citizens of all twelve New Independent States to conduct research,
write studies, gain experience and develop contacts in the United States
with the goal of playing an active role in sustaining the transition to
democracy, open markets, and civil society in their home country. All
proposals must be issue and policy driven with practical application and
address recent developments and trends in the NIS. The Contemporary Issues
Fellowship proposals must focus on one of the following five topics:

Research Categories for the Contemporary Issues Fellowships:

- Sustainable Growth and Economic Development of NIS Economies in Transition
- Democratization, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law
- Political, Military, Security, and Public Policy Issues
- Strengthening Civil Society
- The Communications Revolution, and Access to Information

Examples of research topics for the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program
would include, but are not limited to: Telecommunications Systems in the
NIS; the Impact of NATO Expansion; Nuclear Safety and Non-Proliferation;
Covering Election Year Politics in the Press; Combating Organized Crime and
Corruption; NGO Management and Development; Creating a Social Safety Net;
Politics of Pipelines in Central Asia and the Caucasus; Resolving Regional
Conflict; Trade, Investment, and Tax Policy; Reforming the Military; Human
Resources Management in International Businesses; Freedom of the Press in
Electronic Publishing; Distance Education; the Legal Rights of Women,
Children, Workers, and the Disabled; Health Care Administration and Policy
in the Wake of the Chernobyl Disaster; Environmental Policy; New
Technologies in Library Information Management; Reforming Educational
Policy; and Media Management.

All applicants must demonstrate a critical need to conduct their research in
the United States, cite resources that are not available in their home
country but are necessary to advance their research, address how their
research will make a significant contribution to their fields in their home
countries, how they will apply their research and disseminate the knowledge,
skills, and insights gained during their US fellowship upon return to the
NIS, and must have had no or few opportunities to conduct research in the
United States. All Contemporary Issues fellows are affiliated with US host
institutions (i.e. universities, research institutes, NGOs, and government
agencies) that have resource materials and specialists in the fellows' field
and are placed with a host advisor who guides their research projects and
professional development. Collaborative projects with American colleagues
are highly encouraged. All participants are required to submit a final
report discussing their program activities, the results of their research,
and future plans upon returning to their home country.

Eligibility Requirements for the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program

Applicant must:

1. Be a citizen of and residing in the NIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
   Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russian Federation,
   Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan);
2. Be over the age of 25, but under the age of 55 at the time of the
   November 26, 1999 deadline;
3. Be a policymaker or government official at the national, regional, or
   local level, NGO staff member, or other practitioner including journalist,
   lawyer, manager, judge, law enforcement official, etc. having had few or no
   recent opportunities to conduct research at US institutions in one of the
   five targeted categories of topics eligible for the Contemporary Issues
   Fellowships Program;
4. Hold an academic degree equivalent to, if not above, a US Master of Arts
   or Master of Sciences degree;
5. Have at least three years of professional experience in the topic of the
   research proposal;
6. Submit a research proposal in one of the Contemporary Issues categories
   listed above with demonstrated need for research in the US;
7. Have a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English necessary
   to conduct independent research in the US and engage colleagues;
8. Have written publications or delivered presentations at conferences or
   seminars;
9. Be able to receive and maintain a J-1 visa;
10. Be able to begin the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program in
   mid-August 2000.
11. Not be a spouse of an US citizen nor a spouse of a citizen of countries
   other than the 12 participating countries;
12. Not be currently participating in academic, training, or research
   programs outside the 12 participating countries;
13. Not be currently residing or working outside the 12 participating
   countries;
14. Not have previously participated in a program sponsored or funded by
   the US government (USIA or other US government agency) since October 1997
   [past two years] for a period of more than six weeks; and
15. Not have applied for an immigrant visa to any country, or requested
   political asylum in any country. This includes individuals who hold or have
   applied for an US "green card," or who have applied to the US Diversity
   Immigrant Visa Lottery.

Employees of USIS and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
contract/grantee organizations are eligible to apply to the Contemporary
Issues Fellowship Program.

Under the terms of the grant and the laws governing the J-1 visa required
for participation in the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program, fellows
must return to their home country immediately upon completion of the program
for a period of at least two years. Fellows may not continue their studies
in the US, and are not eligible for extended practical training or
employment in the United States.

Financial and Professional Provisions of the Grant

The program provides:

- round-trip travel from fellows' home cities in the NIS to the US host
  institution;
- medical insurance;
- a monthly stipend for housing and living expenses;
- a small allowance for educational materials and professional conferences
  and membership in US professional associations; and
- access to and training in e-mail and the Internet.

The program also provides post-fellowship opportunities in the New
Independent States for continued professional growth of alumni. These
opportunities for alumni of US government-sponsored exchange programs in the
NIS generally include:

- an alumni small grants program
- participation in and the development of regional conferences, seminars,
  and lecture series;
- an alumni listserv;
- an on-line journal; and
- continued access to e-mail, Internet, and the resources of the World Wide
  Web.

US Host Institution Affiliation

Contemporary Issues Fellows will be affiliated with a US university,
institute, think-tank, NGO or government office appropriate to their
research objectives and be placed with a host advisor. Applicants should
suggest possible placement institutions in their application where they
prefer to conduct their research. IREX will determine the final appropriate
US affiliation based on the participants' preferences, recommendations of
senior specialists and scholars in the United States, and availability of
United States' host institutions. All applicants must realize that final
affiliations will be decided by IREX and suggesting institutions in their
application is no guarantee of future placement. The program is developed,
funded and supervised by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
Department of State and administered by the International Research and
Exchanges Board (IREX).

Selection Process and Program Timeline for the Contemporary Issues
Fellowship Program

The Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program is conducted as merit-based open
competition in the NIS with selections by review panels of US and NIS
scholars and professionals who are knowledgeable about social, political,
economic, and educational developments in the NIS. All qualified applicants,
regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnic group, or physical challenge
will be considered equally.

The application deadline for the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program is
Friday, 5:00 pm, November 26, 1999. All semi-finalists will be interviewed
in person in their home countries in February-March 2000. All applicants
will be notified of their status by April 2000. Contemporary Issues Fellows
will begin their fellowships in the United States in late August 2000. All
fellows attend a pre-departure orientation in their home countries in May
2000 and a comprehensive program orientation in Washington, DC prior to
beginning fellowships at US host institutions. Finalists awarded grants and
designated alternates must complete a full medical form certifying that they
are in good health. Medical forms are in English and will be sent to the
selected finalists together with an official acceptance letter. Fellows
without completed medical forms certifying that they are in good health will
not participate in the program.

A series of public informational lectures about these fellowship
opportunities will be held in the NIS in September and October 1999.
Applications for the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program can be obtained
by contacting the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), the IREX
field offices, <http://www.irex.org/contact/fieldoffices.htm>, and
Educational Information Centers located in the NIS
<http://www.useic.ru/nis_eacs/>.

Contact your nearest IREX office or EIC for more information. In addition,
the application can be downloaded from <http://www.irex.org/programs/ci/> or
<http://www.irex.ru>.

GRANTS- American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships 2000-2001

Posted by: Nancy Leinwand <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>
Posted: 26 Oct 1999


GRANTS- American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships 2000-2001

American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship Programs for 2000-2001

1. ARIT FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN TURKEY, 2000-2001.

ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern
times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral
and doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from two to three
months up to terms of a year. Stipends generally range from $3,000 to
$10,000.

2. NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES/ARIT POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR
   RESEARCH IN TURKEY, 2000-2001.

ARIT/NEH Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including
prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well
as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships may be
held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipends range from
$10,000 to 30,000.

3. THE SAMUEL H. KRESS/ARIT FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
   HISTORY, 2000-2001.

Graduate fellowships of up to $15,000 and tenures of up to one year will be
offered for graduate students of Archaeology and the History of Art and
Archiatecture who are matriculated at U.S. institutions.


APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15, 1999. For further information please
contact:

American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
33rd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
phone: (215) 898-3474
fax: (215) 898-0657
e-mail: leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu
website: http://mec.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

ARIT Fellowship information now appears at:
http://mec.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

GRANTS- Mongolian Research & Language Training, IREX

Posted by: Emilie Dickson <edickson(a)irex.org>
Posted: 22 Oct 1999


GRANTS- Mongolian Research & Language Training, IREX

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) Announces Mongolia Program
2000-2001 Application Deadlines

- Mongolia Research Fellowship Program: Applications Due December 15, 1999

- Mongolian Language Training Program: Applications Due January 14, 2000


The Mongolia Research Fellowship Program provides one to four month grants
for PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars to conduct social sciences and
humanities research in Mongolia or the United States. The application
deadline for this program is December 15, 1999.

Eligibility requirements:

- Applicant's field of research must be in the social sciences or humanities.

- Eligible candidates must either be US citizens/ permanent residents or
  Mongolian citizens currently residing in Mongolia.

- Applicants should obtain a doctorate degree or PhD candidate status prior
  to participating in the program.

- Normally applicants are required to have full-time affiliation with a
  university or research institution and to be faculty members or doctoral
  candidates who have completed all requirements for a PhD degree except the
  dissertation by the time of participation.

- Independent scholars or recipients of professional degrees (JD, etc) may
  also qualify.


The Mongolian Language Training Program enables American scholars to travel
to Mongolia and participate in an intensive summer language training
program. The application deadline for this program is January 14, 2000.

Eligibility Requirements:

- Applicants must have an established interest in Mongolia and Mongolian
studies.

- Applicants may be upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, faculty,
  or independent scholars.

- Preference will be give to applicants with prior Mongolian language
  experience who intend to utilize their training to conduct advanced
  research in the social sciences and humanities.

Applications for both programs are available on-line at:
<http://www.irex.org/programs/maplink/mongolia.htm>.

To obtain an application or request more information, please contact Emilie
Dickson at:

Phone: (202) 628-8188
Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: edickson(a)irex.org

These programs are made possible through the generous support of The Henry
Luce Foundation, Inc.

FELLOWSHIPS- Fully Funded Research for NIS and US Scholars, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Michael George <george(a)actr.org>
Posted: 30 Sep 1999


FELLOWSHIPS- Fully Funded Research for NIS and US Scholars, ACTR/ACCELS

THE REGIONAL SCHOLARS EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS administers
academic exchanges for NIS and US scholars who wish to conduct research
through the Regional Scholars Exchange Program (RSEP). RSEP is a merit
based, open competition for candidates conducting research in the humanities
and social sciences. RSEP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State.


FOR CITIZENS OF THE NIS:

DESCRIPTION: RSEP supports approximately 90 NIS scholars who conduct
independent research at an American university for four-month research
fellowships. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of English and
have a kandidatskaya degree or be working towards one.

PROVISIONS: Participants in the Regional Scholars Exchange Program will
receive round-trip airfare from their home cities to their host universities
in the US, a monthly stipend, health insurance, access to libararies and
archives, and professional development funds.

FIELDS OF RESEARCH: American Studies, Business Administration, City
Planning and Urban Studies, Civic Education, Conflict Resolution, Criminal
Justice, Demography, Economics, Education, Ethics and Philosophy, Foreign
Policy and International Relations, Government, History, Industrial Labor
Relations, Information Technology, Journalism, Law, Library Science,
Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Women's
Studies.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be:

- citizens of the NIS who are over the age of 25 and under the age of 55 on
  November 15, 1999;
- advanced graduate students, university faculty, and scholars at the early
  stages of their careers, or mid-level faculty who have had few opportunities
  to conduct research projects at US institutions;
- scholars who demonstrate a specific need to conduct research in the United
  States in one of the designated fields of study;
- scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken English that
  is sufficient to conduct independent research and confer with colleagues in
  the US;
- scholars who have publications in a particular field;
- persons able to receive and maintain a US J-1 visa.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by an American Councils office by
November 15, 1999.

FOR US CITIZENS:

DESCRIPTION: RSEP will support 20 twenty US scholars during the academic
year 1999-2000 and 8 scholars during 2000-2001 to conduct independent
research at universities, institutes, and archives in the Newly Independent
States. Research grants are available for either four month or six month
periods.

PROVISIONS: Participants in the Regional Scholar Exchange Program will
receive round-trip air fare from their home cities to their host
universities in the NIS, pre-academic orientation, monthly stipend, health
insurance, university affiliation, and access to archives and libraries.
RSEP provides no financial support for family members or dependents of
program participants.

FIELDS OF RESEARCH: American Studies, Business Administration, City
Planning and Urban Studies, Civic Education, Conflict Resolution, Criminal
Justice, Demography, Economics, Education, Ethics and Philosophy, Foreign
Policy and International Relations, Government, History, Industrial Labor
Relations, Information Technology, Journalism, Law, Library Science,
Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Women's
Studies.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be:

- US citizens
- Over the age of 25 and under the age of 55 at the time of the application
  deadline.
- Advanced graduate students, university faculty and scholars at early stages
  of their careers, or mid-level faculty.
- Holders of a Ph.D. degree or relevant terminal degree, or working towards
  that degree at the time of application.
- Able to demonstrate a specific need to conduct research in the Newly
  Independent States in one of the designated fields of study.
- Have a level of proficiency in written and spoken Russian or other
  relevant NIS languge that is sufficient to conduct independent research and
  engage colleagues.

DEADLINE: Applications for the 1999-2000 program must be received by the
American Councils Washington office by November 15, 1999. For the 2000-2001
program, applications must be received by February 15, 2000.


For more information and applications for this and other American Councils
programs, and for a complete list of offices in the US and NIS, visit our
website at <http://www.actr.org> or contact RSEP staff at george(a)actr.org or
rsep(a)glasnet.ru or by telephone at (095) 230-45-70/956-78-08 (in Moscow) or
(202) 833-7522 (in Washington).

FELLOWSHIPS- Fulbright Scholar Opportunities for 2000/2001

Posted by: Dennis McConnell, Maine Business School <Mac(a)Maine.edu>
Posted: 30 Sep 1999


FELLOWSHIPS- Fulbright Scholar Opportunities for 2000/2001

I have recently been informed that some Fulbright Scholar opportunities
are still available for the 2000/2001 cycle. International list members
may wish to inform their U.S. colleagues of these opportunities. You may
also want to visit the website of the Council for International Exchange
of Scholars (CIES) to learn about Fulbright awards for Visiting Scholars:
http://www.iie.org/cies/vsfulb.htm

For complete information about current Fulbright opportunities for U.S.
scholars:
http://www.iie.org/cies/

A colleague at CIES is, at the moment, especially interested in finding
a "Federalism" scholar for a Fulbright Scholar assignment in Cyprus. I
do not have any personal knowledge of this field, but a full description
of the opportunity can be found at:
http://www.iie.org/cies/awards2000/1596.htm

Please note I am not affiliated with the Fulbright Scholar Program,
or the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), so please
direct inquiries to the appropriate CIES representative identified on
the CIES website.


Dr. Dennis McConnell * Tel: +1.207.581.1988
Maine Business School * Fax: +1.207.581.1956
University of Maine * E-Fax: +1.954.301.2634
Orono, Maine 04469-5723 U.S.A. * E-Mail: Mac(a)Maine.edu

Manager of CEEMAN-L, mailing list for the Central and Eastern
European Management Development Association (CEEMAN). CEEMAN
information (http://www.ceeman.org/). CEEMAN-L is archived at
http://ecolu-info.unige.ch/archives/

GRANTS- NIS College and University Partnerships Program, USIS

Posted by: Jonathan Cebra <jcebra(a)exchange.usia.gov>
Posted: 17 Sep 1999


GRANTS- NIS College and University Partnerships Program, USIS

On 9-16-99 the United States Information Agency released the Request for
Proposals for the FY 2000 NIS College and University Partnerships Program
(NISCUPP).

NISCUPP awards grants of up to $300,000 to US colleges or universities for
the purpose of establishing/strengthening linkages with counterparts from
the New Independent States (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
and Uzbekistan). Eligible disiciplines for partnerships include: business,
law, journalism, education, and the economic and social sciences. Grant
funds can be used for expenses such as the exchange of faculty and staff and
the purchase or development of educational materials.

Solicitation materials, including the Request for Proposals (RFP); the
Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI); and the Proposal
Submission Instructions (PSI) can be downloaded from:

http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/

Additional information about NISCUPP can also be found at:
http://exchanges.state.gov/education/niscupp/

Jonathan Cebra
Specialized Programs Branch
United States Information Agency
202-619-4126

GRANTS- IREX 2000-2001 Grant Opportunities for US Scholars

Posted by: Anne Marie Hvid <amhvid(a)irex.org>
Posted: 15 Sep 1999


GRANTS- IREX 2000-2001 Grant Opportunities for US Scholars

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) administers academic
exchange programs for US scholars traveling to Central and Eastern Europe,
Eurasia, and Mongolia. With funding from the United States Department of
State (Title VIII Program and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs), The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Endowment for
the Humanities, The Starr Foundation, The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., and
its own Scholar Support Fund, IREX supports the following programs:


INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Grants of two to twelve months for US scholars conducting research at
institutions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The program
provides key on-site, long-term research opportunities for both doctoral
candidates and senior scholars who contribute to the body of knowledge
on these regions for the benefit of the academic and policy communities.

Deadline: November 1, 1999


FULBRIGHT SENIOR SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Beginning in fall 1999, IREX will be cooperating with the Council for
International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to provide in-country orientation
and assistance for US Fulbright senior scholars in the countries of
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz
Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. For more information
on the program and to obtain an application, visit the CIES website at
<http://www.iie.org/cies>.


MONGOLIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Fellowships for US specialists, doctoral candidates, and senior scholars to
conduct advanced social sciences and humanities research in Mongolia for
periods of one to four months.

Deadline: December 15, 1999


MONGOLIAN LANGUAGE TRAINING PROGRAM

Grants for US students with a developing interest in Mongolia to take part
in a twelve-week intensive summer language training program in Ulaanbaatar.

Deadline: January 14, 2000


RUSSIAN-US YOUNG LEADERSHIP FELLOWS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM

One-year exchange fellowships for non-degree, graduate-level academic
programs in the field of Russian area studies, including course work in
conflict resolution, economics, government studies, history, international
relations, and political science at universities throughout the Russian
Federation. The program also includes a community service component and a
professional internship.

Deadline: November 30, 1999


SHORT TERM TRAVEL GRANTS

Grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and
Eurasia. Support is available for visits of up to two months for
individuals who do not require administrative support from IREX. These
projects should demonstrate academic merit and relevance and contribute
to the body of knowledge on these regions through the dissemination of
research results.

Deadlines: February 1 and June 1, 2000


SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES NETWORK

The Social Sciences and Humanities Network supports the ongoing
stabilization and development of higher education in Russia, Ukraine, and
the Caucasus through individual targeted exchanges, institutional
partnerships, and information dissemination projects. All three components
of the program actively encourage partnership and participation from
American scholars and institutions.

Deadline: January 14, 2000


GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATIONS

Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please contact IREX for
applications and further information on these and other programs.
Application forms can also be downloaded directly from the IREX web site at
<http://www.irex.org>.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on these and other IREX programs visit the IREX
website at <http://www.irex.org> or <http://www.irex.ru>, or contact us at:
International Research & Exchanges Board, 1616 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
20006, tel: (202) 628-8188, fax: (202) 628-8189, e-mail: <irex(a)irex.org>.

FELLOWSHIP- Research and Training on Former Soviet Union, SSRC

Posted by: David Szanton <szanton(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 13 Sep 1999


FELLOWSHIP- Research and Training on Former Soviet Union, SSRC

Fellowships and Grants for Research and Training on the Former Soviet Union
and its Successor States

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council is pleased to
announce a fellowship program for research on the former Soviet Union and
its successor states. Limited funding may also be available for research on
the Baltic States. Funding for this program is provided by the U.S.
Department of State under the Program for Research and Training on Eastern
Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).
All fellowships awarded under this program are contingent upon the receipt
of funding from the U.S. Department of State.


Advanced Graduate Training:

These awards of $10,000 for one academic year are designed to enable
graduate students in the social sciences or humanities to enhance their
disciplinary, methodological, or language training in relation to research
on the former Soviet Union or its successor states. These fellowships are
available to graduate students who already have some expertise on this
region and would like to strengthen their methodological and disciplinary
training, as well as to graduate students with strong disciplinary training
or expertise in other areas of the world who would like to gain regional
expertise on the former Soviet Union and its successor states. Applicants
may request support for advanced language training or a brief exploratory
trip to plan dissertation field research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens
or permanent residents and must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the
social sciences or humanities.

As a condition of these awards, the student's home institution must make a
direct contribution to the costs of the student's education of no less than
10 percent of the fellowship award.

Please Note: These awards are not intended to support dissertation field
research.


Dissertation Write-Up:

These awards of $15,000 for one academic year provide support to graduate
students currently enrolled in doctoral programs in the social sciences and
humanities who have completed their dissertation research and who expect to
complete the writing of their dissertation during the 2000-2001 academic
year.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled
in a doctoral program in the social sciences or humanities.

As a condition of these awards, the student's home institution must make a
direct contribution to the costs of the student's education of no less than
10 percent of the fellowship award.


Postdoctoral Fellowships:

These awards of $24,000 are designed to improve the academic employment and
tenure opportunities of recent Ph.D. recipients (up to 6 years past the
Ph.D.) in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants can be untenured
Ph.D. recipients in both academic and non-academic positions, although we
especially encourage people in tenure-track positions to apply. Applicants
must have received, or expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 2000, and must
be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The fellowship stipend will be
distributed flexibly over a two-year period, although the preferred pattern
of support will be two summers and one semester of sabbatical support.

As a condition of these awards, the fellow's home institution must make a
cost-sharing contribution of no less than 10 percent of the fellowship
award.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the receipt of completed applications and all supporting
materials is November 1, 1999.

The announcement of awards will be made in June 2000.

For further information and application materials, please contact:

Eurasia Fellowship Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 377-2700
Fax: (212) 377-2727
Email: eurasia(a)ssrc.org
Web: http://www.ssrc.org

GRANTS- Inner Asian and Uralic NRC Research Grants, Indiana University

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 12 Sep 1999


GRANTS- Inner Asian and Uralic NRC Research Grants, Indiana University

INNER ASIAN & URALIC NRC RESEARCH GRANTS

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University
announces research grants for scholars who wish to come to Bloomington to
utilize IU's unique resources on Central Eurasia, including the Research
Institute for Inner Asian Studies (RIFIAS) library. Grants may be used to
cover or defray travel expenses or other direct research costs (e.g.,
photocopying). While IAUNRC Research Grants are limited to $300, additional
funding may be available to scholars who agree to give a public presentation
or participate in a similar outreach activity. See below for eligibility
criteria and application procedures. This application information is also
available at <http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc>.

ABOUT IU'S CENTRAL EURASIAN RESOURCES

Indiana University houses outstanding library resources on Central Eurasia
in both the Main Library and several specialized collections. The Main
Library estimates that the number of holdings relevant to Inner Asian and
Uralic Studies is approximately 100,000 volumes. Of this figure,
approximately 28,000 volumes directly concern Uralic studies (Finland,
Estonia and Hungary), 6,500 deal with Turkey, and 32,000 are directly
relevant to Inner Asia (Central Asia, Tibet and Mongolia). The remaining
volumes do not fit neatly within this categorization scheme, crossing
geographic and subject categories.

Unique among IU's specialized Central Eurasian collections is the Research
Institute for Inner Asian Studies (RIFIAS) library. The primary aim of the
RIFIAS library is to make available to researchers and students in a single
location two broad categories of materials relevant to Inner Asia: 1) basic
reference works, textbooks, grammars, and dictionaries, and 2) rare books
and manuscripts. The Central Asian Archive holds microfilms and bound
photocopies of out-of-print publications on Central Asia (primarily in
Russian) and microfilms Oriental manuscripts. The RIFIAS library also has a
special collection of rare Tibetan books and a Turkish Folklore Archive
consisting of audio recordings.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

IAUNRC research grants are available to faculty who are U.S. citizens or
permanent resident aliens. Unfortunately, Title VI regulations do not allow
us to make these awards to graduate students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please submit the following information to:
IAUNRC Research Grants
Inner Asian and Uralic NRC
Attn: Scott Feickert
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall 157
Bloomington, IN 47405

Applications may also be sent by e-mail to <sfeicker(a)indiana.edu> or faxed
to 812-855-7500 (to the attention of Scott Feickert).

1) Name

2) Title

3) Institution


4) Address


5) Phone

6) Fax

7) E-mail

8) ___ US Citizen
   ___ Permanent Resident Alien

9) Please send a brief CV or other listing which includes your a)
educational background, b) relevant publications, and c) general research
interests.

10) Please send a 1-page description of your proposed research project,
including an explanation of the relevance of IU's Central Eurasian
collections to your research.

REVIEW PROCEDURE

Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month. All applicants will
be notified as to whether their applications have been funded. Applications
should be received no later than 30 days before the time that the scholar
intends to come to Bloomington.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please contact:
Scott Feickert, Assistant Director
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall 157, Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-7319
fax: 812-855-7500
e-mail: sfeicker(a)indiana.edu

FELLOWSHIP- Harriman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 10 Sep 1999


FELLOWSHIP- Harriman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Postdoctoral Fellows Program enables junior scholars who have recently
received the Ph.D. to spend a specified term in residence at the Institute
(usually a semester or an academic year) without any obligations other than
the revision of their dissertation for publication in book form.
Nevertheless, fellows are encouraged to share their work by giving a public
presentation, and to participate in lectures and other events. Fellows may
use the Harriman Resource Center and the Columbia Libraries. Although space
is limited, the Institute tries to provide offices or at least desk space
for all postdoctoral fellows.

The primary criterion for such fellowships is excellence. Evidence of the
dissertation's potential to make a significant contribution to Russian,
Soviet or post-Soviet studies weighs most in the Fellowship Committee's
selection of fellows. Postdoctoral fellows must defend their dissertations
by June 1 and deposit them before the start of the academic year in early
September in order to receive their fellowships. There is no set number of
fellowships.

To apply, candidates should send the following materials to the Harriman
Institute Fellowship Committee in care of Barbara Singleton by January 2
(fellowships begin the following September):

- A curriculum vitae

- A substantial portion of the dissertation

- Three letters of recommendation

- A research plan outlining how their time will be spent at the Institute

- A detailed budget of projected financial needs

Decisions regarding the selection of Postdoctoral Fellows are made by early
May, and applicants will be notified in a timely manner.

For more information, contact Barbara Singleton at (212) 854-4623.

FELLOWSHIPS & SUMMER UNIVERSITY- Modernity & Islam Working Group, Berlin

Posted by: Georges Khalil <khalil(a)wiko-berlin.de>
Posted: 8 Sep 1999


FELLOWSHIPS & SUMMER UNIVERSITY- Modernity & Islam Working Group, Berlin

FELLOWSHIPS:

The Working Group Modernity and Islam is a research network of Berlin
universities and extra-university institutions committed to fostering a
deeper understanding of Muslim cultures, their history, and their social
structures. Talented young scholars working on innovative research projects
are given an opportunity to work on a specific issue concerning the Muslim
world in an interdisciplinary exchange between the humanities and social
sciences. For the academic year 2000/2001 FIVE FELLOWSHIPS are available
under the title:
LANGUAGE, IMAGE AND THOUGHT.

Islam, like any other religion and ideology, is a system of concepts that
are to a varying degree subject to development and change, with some
fundamental elements that appear to persist, irregardless of time and space.
Concepts are communicated through language and imagery. Can a kind of
"Islamic code" be detected in languages and the fine arts, in historical and
political thought and in many other semantic sub-systems in the Muslim
world? - Projects whose approach extend beyond narrow disciplinary
boundaries are particularly welcome. In order to further comparative study,
we encourage young scholars dealing with the core regions of Islam to apply,
as well as individuals and groups specializing in more peripheral parts of
the Muslim world.

Conditions of Application:

The program is intended for postdoctoral students in the fields of Islamic
studies, law, history, social and political science, economics, etc. who
received their doctorates no earlier than 1995. Islamicists are invited to
apply provided they are familiar with the working methods of other
disciplines, whereas candidates from other disciplines must possess adequate
knowledge of the relevant languages and experience in the field. The
participants receive a monthly stipend of 2,550 DM (400 DM extra if married)
and are obliged to work in Berlin, regularly participating in bi- weekly
seminars with scholars from this city's universities. The application,
consisting of a curriculum vitae, a 2 - 4-page project outline, a work
sample of maximum 20 pages (publication, conference paper, chapter of
thesis), and two letters of recommendation from university teachers, should
be submitted by January 15, 2000 at the latest to:

Arbeitskreis Moderne und Islam
Geschäftsstelle: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Georges Khalil
Wallotstraße 19
D - 14193 Berlin
Germany
Fax: +49-30-89 00 12 00
E-Mail: khalil(a)wiko-berlin.de


SUMMER UNIVERSITY:

The working group Modernity and Islam is a research network of Berlin
universities and extra-university institutions committed to promoting a
deeper understanding of Muslim societies, their culture, history, social and
political order. Every year, a group of doctoral and post-doctoral students
engaged in innovative research are invited to participate in an
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY.

In a multidisciplinary exchange between the humanities and the social
sciences, supervised by a group of internationally renowned tutors from
various disciplines, they are given an opportunity to present their projects
and to discuss new research as well as issues of theory and methodology
relevant to their field of study. Participants receive a stipend covering
travel and accommodation expenses. The next summer academy under the title
of HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY: NEW APPROACHES AND PERSPECTIVES will be held
in Berlin from 18-29 September, 2000 under the direction of Professor Gudrun
Krämer (Institute of Islamic Studies at the Free University of Berlin).

Research focussing on aspects of economic, social and legal history will be
especially encouraged. Projects may approach the subject from a quantitative
or a qualitative perspective, and may cover all geographical areas of the
Muslim world. The study of the history and historiography of Muslim
societies should contribute to a greater awareness of their complexity,
offering deeper insights into the phenomena of 'modernity' and
'modernization' which should be of interest to scholars well beyond the
fields of Islamic and/or the respective area studies.

Conditions of Application:

The programme addresses itself to doctoral and postdoctoral students of
Islamic as well as relevant area studies, history, anthropology, law and
social science irrespective of their country of citizenship. Islamicists and
area specialists should be familiar with the working methods of historical
research, whereas candidates from other disciplines must possess adequate
knowledge of the relevant languages and experience in the field. The working
language of the summer academy is English. The application, consisting of a
curriculum vitae, a five-page outline of the current project plus a one-page
summary, and two letters of recommendation from university professors,
should be submitted, in English, by 15 January, 2000 to:

Arbeitskreis Moderne und Islam
Geschäftsstelle: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Georges Khalil
Wallotstraße 19
D - 14193 Berlin
Germany
Fax +49 - 30 - 89 00 12 00
E-Mail khalil(a)wiko-berlin.de

http://www.wiko-berlin.de

FELLOWSHIP- IREX Contemporary Issues Fellowships for NIS Citizens

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 1 Sep 1999


FELLOWSHIP- IREX Contemporary Issues Fellowships for NIS Citizens

Description: Four-month research grants to policymakers, government
officials at the national, regional and local levels; leaders and members of
nongovernmental organizations; practitioners in the public or private sector
(trade and investment specialists, foreign affairs specialists, judges, law
enforcement officials, political analysts, publishers, journalists, managers).

Focus:

All research proposals conducted on a Contemporary Issues program must be
issue- and policy-driven, not theoretical or solely academic, and must focus
on the NIS and/or US - whether as individual countries, groups of countries,
or geographic sub-regions. Research topics that focus on contemporary issues
in other countries are not permitted on this program.

The Five Main Categories for FSA Fellowships in Contemporary Issues

* Sustainable Growth and Development of NIS Economies in Transition
* Democratization, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law
* Political, Military, Security, and Public Policy Issues
* Strengthening Civil Society
* Communications Revolution and Access to Information

Eligibility for Contemporary Issues Program:

Applicants must:

* be a citizen of and residing in the NIS (Armenia,Azerbaijan, Belarus,
  Georgia, Kazakstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, the Russian
  Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan);
* be over the age of 25 and under the age of 55 at the time of the
  November 26, 1999 deadline;
* be able to begin the program in August 2000;
* not have particiated in a USIA-sponsored grant of more than 6 weeks
  after August 1, 1997.
* submit a research proposal in one of the above-listed Contemporary
  Issues fields with demonstrated need for research in the US;
* hold academic degrees equivalent to, if not above, a US Master of
  Arts or Master of Sciences degree;
* have at least three years of professional experience in the listed
  field of research; and
* have a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English
  necessary to conduct independent research in the US.

US Affiliation

IREX-administered FSA Fellows in Contemporary Issues will be affiliated with
a US university, institute, think-tank, NGO, or government office
appropriate to their research objectives. There is an internship option for
the fourth month of the fellowship.

Grant Provisions:

* Housing, stipend, medical insurance, and research allowance.
* Round-trip transportation to and from placement city in the United
  States.
* Logistical support.

Application deadline: November 26, 1999

Geographic balance sought across participating countries.

Notification of award decisions by April 2000 (exact date to be announced).

Programs to begin in August 2000.

IREX/Washington staff contacts:

Denise Cormaney, Senior Program Officer,
Email: dcormaney(a)irex.org

Stefanie Altman, Program Officer
E-mail: saltman(a)irex.org.

IREX/Moscow staff contact:

Courtenay Dunn, Program Officer
E-mail: cdunn(a)irex.org

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact IREX's NIS field offices,
and educational advising centers.

For more details, please visit the IREX website:

http://www.irex.org

FELLOWSHIP- Wilson Center Fellowships in Humanities & Social Sciences

Posted by: Wilson Center <fellowships(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 1 Sep 1999


FELLOWSHIP- Wilson Center Fellowships in Humanities & Social Sciences

WOODROW WILSON
International Center for Scholars
Fellowships in the Humanities and
Social Sciences 2000-2001

Created by the Congress of the United States as the nation's official
memorial to its twenty-eighth president, the Center seeks to commemorate
through its residential fellowship program both the scholarly depth and the
public concerns of Woodrow Wilson.

The Center awards approximately 20 fellowships annually in an international
competition to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad
range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international
issues - topics that intersect with questions of public policy. Projects
policymakers in Washington and with the Wilson Center staff working on
similar issues.

THEMES

To increase coherence in the work done here, the Center devotes some special
attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas central to its overall
purpose. Four prominent themes are: Governance, including such issues as the
key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic
society, civil society, and citizen participation; the U. S. Role in the
world and issues of partnership and leadership; key long-term future
challenges confronting the United States and the world; and a more open
trading system. The Center also wants to support projects that help frame
the context for some of our key public policy debates.

PROGRAMS

Where appropriate, fellows are associated with one of the Center's six
programs: Asian; East and West European; International Studies; Kennan
Institute for Advanced Russian Studies; Latin American; and United States
Studies.

FACILITIES

Each Fellow is assigned a furnished office available every day around the
clock. The Center is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., and includes
conference rooms, a reference library, and a Fellows' lunchroom. The
building is a smoke-free environment. Professional librarians provide access
to the Library of Congress, university and special libraries in the area,
and other research facilities. IBM-compatible personal computers or
manuscript-typing services are available, and each Fellow is offered a
part-time research assistant.

LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT

In order to foster a true community of scholars, the Woodrow Wilson Center
prefers its Fellows to be in residence for the entire US academic year
(September through May), although a few fellowships are available for
shorter periods with a minimum of four months.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications from any country are welcome. For academic participants,
eligibility is limited to the post-doctoral level, and normally it is
expected that academic candidates will have demonstrated their scholarly
development by publication beyond the PhD dissertation. For other
applicants, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

STIPEND

The Center's limited funds make it desirable for most applicants to seek
supplementary sources of funding. The average support is approximately
$44,000, inclusive of travel expenses and 75 percent of health insurance
premiums for Fellows, their spouses, and their dependent children.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The Center holds one round of competitive selection per year. The deadline
for receipt of applications is October 1, 1999. Decisions will be made by
early April 2000.

Further information and application forms may be obtained from:

The Fellowships Office
The Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Tel: (202) 691-4170, Fax: (202) 691-4001
E-mail: <fellowships(a)wwic.si.edu>
World Wide Web: http://wwics.si.edu

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- SSRC Eurasia Dissertation Grants for US Citizens

Posted by: SSRC Eurasia Program <eurasia(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 27 Aug 1999


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- SSRC Eurasia Dissertation Grants for US Citizens

SSRC Eurasia Program

Fellowships at the dissertation and postdoctoral level cover research
in the social sciences and humanities on Eastern Europe, the Russian
Empire, and the Soviet Union and its successor states. Special
interest is directed at the following areas:

Social welfare structures, economic organization/exchange, property
relations in historical, cultural or social contexts; Construction of
regional identity or state sovereignty; emergent roles of non-state
actors and international structures; Science and
technology:organization, ideologies, significance.

Deadline: November 1, 1999.

Information:e-mail eurasia(a)ssrc.org or, visit the web-site at:
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowsh.htm

[forwarded from H-TURK]

FELLOWSHIP OPP.- Imam Bukhari & Imam Tirmizi Scholarships, Oxford, 2000-2001

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 16 Aug 1999


FELLOWSHIP OPP.- Imam Bukhari & Imam Tirmizi Scholarships, Oxford, 2000-2001

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
A Centre for the Study of the Islamic World

Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Scholarships, 2000-2001

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies offers two Scholarships during the
academic year 2000-2001 for citizens of countries in Central Asia and the
Caucasus wishing to spend a period of study at Oxford.

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is an associated institution of Oxford
University and has links with universities and research centres throughout
the world. Its primary purpose is to promote a more informed understanding
of Islam and the Islamic world by means of research and advanced study. The
Centre encourages multidisciplinary studies and its academic focus is not
restricted to any one discipline or world region.

The two Scholarships, named in honour of Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi, are
offered to support study in any area of the arts, humanities or the social
sciences (particularly anthropology, economics, geography, history,
international relations, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and
sociology) which has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world.
These scholarships are intended to encourage interaction among academics
from various traditions of learning. The Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi
Scholars will be expected to devote their time to research and writing and
to participate in the Centre's academic activities.

Applicants would normally be scholars or writers at the post-doctoral or
equivalent level. Senior and junior faculty members are eligible but an
academic affiliation is not a necessary requirement. Selection will be based
upon the merits and significance of the applicant's proposed or current
research. Each Scholarship carries a grant of £2,000, to enable the holder
to spend a minimum of three months at Oxford. The Scholarship may be held in
conjunction with other research grants, sabbatical salaries or research
stipends. The age limit for applicants is 40 years.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2000. Applications should
include a curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation from two referees
familiar with the applicant and a brief description of the proposed research
project.

Application forms may be obtained from:

The Awards Secretary
IB/IT Scholarships
Oxford Centre for Islamic
Studies
George Street
Oxford OXI 2AR
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (1865)
278730
Fax: +44 (1865) 248942
e-mail: islamic.studies(a)oxcis.ac.uk
website:
http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/visit/index.html

Please quote Ref. No. IBITS2

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- Crane-Rogers Foundation Fellowship Programs

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 12 Aug 1999


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- Crane-Rogers Foundation Fellowship Programs

The Crane-Rogers Foundation
Institute of Current World Affairs
4 West Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Tel.: 603.643.5548
Fax: 603.643.9599
E-mail: icwa(a)valley.net
Website: http://www.icwa.org/

Fellowship Programs

The purpose of the Institute is to select young adults (under 36 years of
age) of outstanding promise and character to study and write about issues of
the world outside the United States for minimum fellowship periods of two
years. Deadlines for completed applications are April 1, for a June
decision, and September 1, for a December decision.

John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship

For people who are interested in the study of East-Central Europe and the
Middle East.

Target-of-Opportunity Fellowships

Issues or areas may be of the candidate's own choice, or for study of the
following areas of interest:

Korea, Japan, Iran, Southeast Asia, South America's Southern Cone, The
former East Germany, Siberia, The Seas, Fresh Water, France, Burma, Status
of Women.


Serguei A. Oushakine

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES- Short-Term and Research Grants, Kennan Institute

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 1 Aug 1999


GRANT OPPORTUNITIES- Short-Term and Research Grants, Kennan Institute

KENNAN INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM GRANTS (up to one months' duration)

The Kennan Institute offers Short-term Grants to scholars whose research in
the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union, and
who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and
other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C., area. Academic
participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates
who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an
equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. There is no official
application form for short-term grants. The applicant is requested to submit
a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project, a
curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington,
D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the
research to be conducted at the Institute. Applicants should also note their
citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials. Applications
should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side only, without
staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C., for
the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection for
Short-term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December 1, March 1,
June 1, and September 1. Applicants are notified of the competition results
roughly six weeks after the closing date. U.S. citizens, permanent
residents, and non-Americans are eligible for Short-term Grants, although
funding for non-American applicants is limited. Approximately one in three
American applicants and one in six non-American applicants are awarded
Short-term Grants in each of the four competition rounds.

The Short-term Grant Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian, and East
European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department of State
(Title VIII) and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation of the
Short-term Grant Program in 2000-2001 is contingent on future funding.

Please send all application materials to: The Kennan Institute, One Woodrow
Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027. For
more information, please contact Jennifer Giglio via e-mail at
giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu, call (202) 691-4246, or fax (202) 691-4247.


KENNAN INSTITUTE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
3-9 months duration

Research scholarships are available to academic participants in the early
stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been
interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of
professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the
postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates
in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must
be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute).
AWARDS ARE LIMITED TO SCHOLARS WHO ARE U.S. CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
UPON COMMENCEMENT OF THEIR SCHOLARSHIP.

Research proposals examining topics in Eurasian studies are eligible. Those
proposals related to regional Russia, the NIS, and contemporary issues are
particularly welcome. The Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,000
per month, research facilities, word processing support, and some research
assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the
Institute in Washington, D.C., for the duration of their grant.

One round of competitive Research Scholar selection is held per year. The
deadline for receipt of applications is October 1. Decisions on
appointments will be made in late January 2000; grantees are able to
commence their appointments as early as July 2000. In past years, the
Kennan Institute awarded Research Scholarships to one in eight applicants.

The Research Scholarship Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian, and
East European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department of State
(Title VIII). Continuation of the Research Scholarship Program in 2000-2001
is contingent on future funding.

To request an application or for further information, please contact
Jennifer Giglio by phone at 202-691-4246, by fax at 202-691-4247, by e-mail
at giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu, or by mail at The Kennan Institute, One Woodrow
Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004-3027.


Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

(202) 691-4246
(202) 691-4247 -- FAX

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Program to Invite CEU Lecturers to CIS/CEE Universities

Posted by: Darya Kucherova <echo(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 22 May 1999


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Program to Invite CEU Lecturers to CIS/CEE Universities

All programmes, offered by our office are targeted for the Central and Easte
rn Europe, countries of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia.
CEU Lecturers' Mobility Programme (Funded by IHESP)
The CEU Lecturers' Mobility Programme enables institutions of Higher
Education in the region to receive CEU professors for short lecturing
visits. In the past years our professors have delivered guest lectures
at universities form Georgia to Slovenia. This year, we would like to
promote invitations from Central Asia too. The purpose of this
programme is to create or strengthen ties between CEU and the host
institution; to respond to specific regional needs in terms of
academic expertise; and to allow both academics and students to
experience CEU's approach to teaching. We also hope that such short
intensive visits will form the beginnings of further collaboration -
from joint research projects to curriculum development.

Any university in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet
Union may request from us such a visit, as long as the request is for
a discipline area that we teach (see introductory list of disciplines
above). This is an opportunity to all those interested in establishing
stronger contacts with the CEU or to those who may need short term
expertise in a particular subject area.

Central European University pays all travel costs and provides money
for accommodation, if needed.

To participate in this programme, please send a letter of interest to
the ECHO office. You should include the topics or general area in
which you are interested, and describe in what way such a visit will
be of benefit to your department or institution. We will then contact
the relevant department at CEU and carry out all necessary
arrangements for the visit. Please note: Due to our professors' time
constraints, we cannot guarantee that all requests can be granted.

Therefore, all requests will be subject to the availability of a
professor and to a committee process which will judge applications
based on your letter of interest.

Please, address your questions, requests, and applications to:

Darya Kucherova
Central European University
External Programmes (ECHO)
Nador u. 11, room 303
Budapest H-1051, Hungary
Tel: 327 3000 ext. 2094
Fax: 327 3190
E-mail: echo(a)ceu.hu
http://www.ceu.hu/echo

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 22 May 1999


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants

KENNAN INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM GRANTS (up to one months' duration)
The Kennan Institute offers Short-term Grants to scholars whose
research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former
Soviet Union, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the
library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington,
D.C., area. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral
degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their
dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional
achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. There is no official
application form for short-term grants. The applicant is requested to
submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research
project, a curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence
in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in
support of the research to be conducted at the Institute. Applicants
should also note their citizenship or permanent residency status in their
materials. Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on
one side only, without staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C.,
for the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection
for  Short-term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December
1, March 1, June 1, and September 1.  Applicants are notified of the
competition results roughly six weeks after the closing date. U.S.
citizens, permanent residents, and non-Americans are eligible for
Short-term Grants, although funding for non-American applicants is
limited. Approximately one in three American applicants and one in six
non-American applicants are awarded Short-term Grants in each of the
four competition rounds.

The Short-term Grant Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian,
and East European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department
of State (Title VIII) and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation
of the Short-term Grant Program in 2000-2001 is contingent
on future funding.

Please send all application materials to:

The Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

For more information, please contact Jennifer Giglio via e-mail at
giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu, call (202) 691-4246, or fax (202) 691-4247.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- MacArhtur Foundation Grants for NIS Region

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 19 May 1999


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- MacArhtur Foundation Grants for NIS Region

[Source: nisscholarships]

The MacArthur Foundation established a grantmaking program in 1992 in the in
dependent states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Through the Program on Global Security and Sustainability, the MacArthur
Foundation Initiative seeks to:
 - Support independent research and creative approaches to pressing societal
   issues
 - Enhance the skills and capacities of scholar-practitioners
 - Sustain and encourage links among scholar-practitioners in the independent
   states of the region; and support interaction between those individuals
   and their colleagues abroad

PROGRAM AREAS

The MacArthur Foundation Initiative concentrates on four issue areas:

Law and Society

Developing legal culture; public understanding of the role of legal procedures
to protect citizens+ rights; social welfare; public interest law; public
access to information

Human Rights

Protecting civil liberties; economic and social rights; the rights of women
and minorities; the impact of economic changes on women and minorities;
supporting the equal participation in society of women and minorities;
women's reproductive rights; monitoring of human rights violations

Environment and Society

Promoting sustainable development; preservation of biodiversity; public
participation in ecosystem conservation; legal, economic, and social aspects
of environmental protection and resource management; creative approaches to
efficient energy production and consumption; economic and environmental impact
of energy production and consumption

Peace and Security

Fostering broad conceptions of security that attend to root causes and
effects of conflict, including environmental degradation and natural resource
use; religion, ethnicity, migration, and uneven economic development; arms
control and disarmament; weapons proliferation and regional conflict.

APPLYING FOR GRANTS

Eligibility

Grants are made to individuals, groups, and organizations within the
territories of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Women and emerging specialists are especially
encouraged to apply.

The Foundation cannot support for-profit business activities. Grants are not
permitted to support political parties or political activities.

REVIEW PROCESS

The Initiative relies on peer review of proposals and convenes international
advisory committees to ensure fair and thorough consideration of each proposal.
The Foundation regrets that it is unable to respond to inquiries about
the status of a proposal during the review process.

GRANTMAKING ACTIVITIES

The Initiative offers two types of grant opportunities:
Research and Writing Grants for Individuals
Special Project Grants

Research and Writing Grants for Individuals

These grants support research and writing projects that have practical
applications for policymaking and society. Interdisciplinary analysis is
encouraged, as are historical approaches with demonstrated contemporary
relevance.

Individual researchers may request funding for a period of up to 18 months.
Grant funds may cover stipend, research materials, research-related travel,
publication subsidy, and equipment necessary for the execution of the project.

Special Project Grants

The MacArthur Foundation will identify and invite proposals from prospective
projects and organizations engaged in research and practical work in the
priority areas of the Initiative. The Foundation is unable to accept
unsolicited proposals for special project funding, nor is it able to respond
to inquiries.

HOW TO APPLY

The Research and Writing program is an annual competition. See application
form for details.

The competition is open to individuals, including scholars, journalists,
policy analysts, and other practitioners. Eligible applicants must be citizens
and current residents in one of the states of the former Soviet Union during
the proposed grant period.

REPORTING

Grantees will be expected to submit reports to the Moscow office on the
progress of the research and to account for the use of funds spent in support
of the project. Detailed information on reporting requirements will be included
in the grant agreement.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tatiana D. Zhdanova, Ph.D., Director
Susan King, Associate Director
MacArthur Foundation
Moscow Office Program on Global Security and Sustainability
Khlebnyi Pereulok 8, Suite 2
121069 Moscow, Russia
Tel: (095) 290-5088
Fax: (095) 956-6358 (within NIS)
(503) 956-6358 (international satellite)
E-mail: macarthur(a)glas.apc.org

John W. Slocum, Ph.D., Program Officer
MacArthur Foundation
Program on Global Security and Sustainability
Initiative in the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 726-8000
Fax: (312) 917-0200

All material submitted becomes the property of the Foundation. When appropri
ate, the Foundation may submit inquiries or proposals to outside review.

Deadline is June 11, 1999

For more information, see: http://www.macfdn.org/programs/gss/gss_fsu.htm

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Visiting Fellowship in Iranian Studies, Harvard Univ.

Posted by: Kambiz Eslami <keslami(a)phoenix.princeton.edu>
Posted: 5 May 1998

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Visiting Fellowship in Iranian Studies, Harvard Univ.

Visiting Fellowship in Iranian Studies,
Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites
applications for the Ehsan Yarshater Visiting Fellowship in Iranian Studies
with stipend for the 1998-99 academic year.

The Fellowship was established to promote research in Iranian languages,
literatures, religions, history, sociology, anthropology, art history and
archaeology. The general purpose of the Fellowship is to encourage scholars
with a recent Ph.D. or those who are several years beyond the Ph.D. but who
have not yet achieved senior status in their fields to utilize Harvard's
research facilities and become acquainted with methods of research and
instruction at the university. Qualified fellows may, at the discretion of
the Center or the relevant department, be asked to help with the
instruction of the students.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is August 31, 1998.
Please fax applications and all further inquires to (617)496-8584 to the
attention of the Committee on Yarshater Fellowship at the Center for Middle
Eastern Studies, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge,
Massachusetts 02138.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- OSI Scholarships for Central Asian Graduate Students

Posted by: Kambiz Eslami <keslami(a)phoenix.princeton.edu>
Posted: 5 May 1998


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- OSI Scholarships for Central Asian Graduate Students

[NOTE: we are distributed this announcement again because it was corrupted
in the previous sending. --CA-L]


OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE - NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
GLOBAL SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT PROGRAM (GLOBAL SGP)

The Network Scholarship Programs of the Open Society Institute is pleased
to offer supplementary grants to students from selected countries (see list
below) of Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. The
purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue Doctoral
studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in
Western Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.

Global SGP grants will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and
financial need. The grants will provide supplemental funding for up to one
year of study with the option to apply for a second year. Reapplication
procedures will be outlined in 2000/2001 application form. Only students
who have been accepted into a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program at an
accredited university are eligible to apply. In no case may an applicant
request grant assistance for the support of an accompanying child or spouse.
Grants are provided to help cover costs in the following categories:

1. Tuition and fees - not to exceed 50% of tuition and fees per academic
   year;

2. Living expenses - students who have succeeded in funding their
   tuition, either through scholarships or other financial support, are
   eligible for housing and living funds;

3. Other - students who have secured all necessary funds but cannot
   afford additional expenses, such as travel to/from their host country,
   books, materials, health insurance, etc., are eligible for additional funds.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. ONLY those students who have already been awarded partial or full
   tuition, room and board stipends, or other types of financial aid may
   apply. (All applicants will be asked to provide the fullest possible
   account of their actual financial situation, including copies of financial
   aid requests to the host university, and any award documents from any
   source of support.)

2. Candidates must be nationals of one of the following countries:
   Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia,
   Moldova, Slovakia or Uzbekistan.

3. Candidates must be under 40 years of age at the time of application.

4. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the spoken and written
   language of their host country.

5. Candidates must have resided in their home country for a minimum of 2
   years at the time of application. These awards support doctoral studies in
   the Social Sciences/Humanities only; requests for support for professional
   degrees or doctorate degrees in the medical, physical, chemical, technical,
   or natural sciences will not be considered.

The deadline for receiving applications for the 1999.

For further information and to obtain an application form please contact:

Vera Djomparin, Senior Program Administrator (e-mail:
vdjomparin(a)sorosny.org), or Erin Kenny, Program Assistant (e-mail:
ekenny(a)sorosny.org)
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th St
New York, New York 10019
USA
Tel.: (212) 548 0175
Fax: (212) 548 4652

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- NRC Travel Grants Program, Central Europe and Eurasia

Posted by: Stephen Deets <SDeets(a)nas.edu>
Posted: 29 Apr 1999

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- NRC Travel Grants Program, Central Europe and Eurasia

TRAVEL GRANTS -
GOVERNANCE IN POST-COMMUNIST SOCIETIES

With the support of the U.S. Department of State's Research and Training
Program for Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States of the Former
Soviet Union (Title VIII Program), the National Research Council (NRC)
will support scholars to travel to Central Europe and the Former Soviet
Union for periods of two to six weeks to conduct research related to
"Governance in Post-Communist Societies." The three sub-themes are:

Science and Democratization

Research proposals under this topic should focus on the role of scientists,
engineers, and health professionals in the transition and the impact of the
transition on the scientific community. Appropriate topics might include
issues related to scientists in civil society, such as environmental
movements and academies of sciences; epistemic communities; science and
nation-building; changes in science policy; and values of scientists.

Organized Crime, Terrorism, and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Criminal activity, including counterfeiting, extortion, money-laundering,
narcotics, arms trafficking, diversion of natural resources, terrorism, and
proliferation, has increased across the region. As these activities undermine
public confidence in governments, harm economic development, and pose threats
to international security, research proposals should examine the causes of
these phenomena, their impacts, and efforts to combat them.

Technology and Industrial Economics

Research proposal under this theme should address problems and potentials of
technology commercialization and industrial development. Topics which would be
appropriate include issues of intellectual property rights, small business
development, industrial research and development, enterprise restructuring,
and defense conversion.


APPLICATION INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Applicants also must be affiliated with American universities or research
institutions. The program will be open to scholars at the post-doctoral level
and to advanced graduate students if the travel and research are directly
relevant to their dissertation topic.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants need to send three copies of his or her CV, two
letters of recommendation, and a 3-4 page research plan, including research
questions, reference to relevant literature, and proposed institutions and
scholars to be visited.

Application materials should be sent to:

Stephen Deets
Office of International Affairs
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Room 2060
Washington, DC, 20418

Applications will be strengthened by evidence of relevant language
capabilities.  Applications in which the American scholar proposes
to collaborate closely with a scholar from the region also will receive
a higher priority. Proposals by younger scholars and which focus on
Central Europe are particularly encouraged.

DEADLINES: June 18, 1999 and December 3, 1999

GRANT LEVELS: The exact grant amount will depend on the length of visit and
the destination of the scholar, but the range will be $2500-$4000. This
funding will cover travel costs, including international airfare and travel
expenses while abroad. This program does not provide stipends, salary
replacement, or indirect costs.

For more information on this new program, please contact Stephen Deets at
202-334-2658 or sdeets(a)nas.edu. Information is also posted on the web at
http://www4.nas.edu/oia/oiahome.nsf.

The National Research Council, an independent advisor to the Federal
Government on scientific and technical questions of national importance,
jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy
of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, brings the resources of the entire
scientific and technical community to bear on problems through its volunteer
advisory committees.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Soros HESP Funding for Faculty and Student Exchanges

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 3 Mar 1999


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Soros HESP Funding for Faculty and Student Exchanges

HESP MOBILITY GRANT 1999 - APPLICATION FORM

This Application Form is distributed FREE OF CHARGE by the International
Higher Education Support Program (HESP) Budapest, Hungary, HESP Network
Institutions, and National Soros Foundations. It may be duplicated.

The HESP Mobility Grant is intended for HESP Network Institutions to host
and send individuals as listed below, in order to develop and enhance
humanities and social science curricula and teaching practices.

REGULATIONS

Who is eligible:  Humanities, Social Sciences and Business and Management
students and faculties; Administrative and Library staff, who are nationals
of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and Mongolia (the
HESP region) and non-national staff or teachers resident in the region with
the explicit support of the home institution.

Location:  Higher education institutions in HESP region (except Central
European University). The grant is for travel to a foreign country and may
not be used to visit an institution in the applicant's home country. One of
the institutions (sending or receiving) must be a HESP Network Institution.

Length of visit:  Students - up to one semester (5 months)
   Faculty - up to one month
   Administrative Staff - up to one week

Eligible costs:  Travel within the HESP region only, living expenses
(stipend), book allowance for students and faculty.

Other costs:  Student applicants must obtain a tuition and fee waiver from
the host institution. Applicants must confirm the possibility of credits
transfer if required by the home Institution

Priority area:  Curriculum development.

How to apply:  By Application Form, to the International HESP office in Hungary.

Ineligible activities: Travel to and from the Central European University;
travel to an institution in the home country; study at Summer Schools, short
courses or seminars; conference attendance.
_____________________________________________________________________

Up to five grants per academic year may be awarded to each HESP Network
Institutions in each of the following categories:

1) As HOST institution for:
- students
- faculty
- staff     coming from other institutions.

2) As HOME institution for:
- students
- faculty
- staff     traveling to other institutions.


INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

a) Please type or print all information in black ink.  Put your name at the
   top of each page and any attachments.
b) Return the original to the International HESP office at the address
   below.  Do not return it to your local HESP coordinator.  Please keep a copy
   for your records.
c) All application materials must be in English or accompanied by an English
   translation.
d) Individuals may receive only one grant per academic year.

Deadline for Application

Applications may be submitted at any time and at least two months prior to
the proposed visit.  Applications do not need to be made simultaneously.


Complete Applications should be sent to:

HESP
Open Society Institute
Nador utca 11
H-1051 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: +36 (1) 327 3862, Fax: +36 (1) 327 3864
Email: hesp(a)osi.hu

visit the website to download the application or e-mail hesp
http://www.osi.hu/hesp/

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants, Washington, DC

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 15 Feb 1999


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants, Washington, DC

The Kennan Institute offers Short-term Grants (up to one months' duration)
to scholars in the social sciences/humanities who demonstrate a particular
need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of
the Washington, D.C., area. Academic participants must either possess a
doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their
dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional
achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. There is no official
application form for short-term grants. The applicant is requested to submit
a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project, a
curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington,
D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the
research to be conducted at the Institute. Applicants should also note their
citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials. Applications
should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side only, without
staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C., for
the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection for
Short-term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December 1, March 1,
June 1, and September 1.  Applicants are notified of the competition results
roughly six weeks after the closing date. U.S. citizens, permanent
residents, and non-Americans are eligible for Short-term Grants, although
funding for non-American applicants is limited. Approximately one in three
American applicants and one in six non-American applicants are awarded
Short-term Grants in each of the four competition rounds.

The Short-term Grant Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian, and East
European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department of State
(Title VIII) and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation of the
Short-term Grant Program in 1999-2000 is contingent on future funding.

Please send all application materials to:
The Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20523

For more information, please e-mail giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu, call
(202) 691-4100, or fax (202) 691-4247.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellowship, U. Chicago

Posted by: Devashree Gupta <dgupta2(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 2 Feb 1999


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellowship, U. Chicago

The Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago invites applications
for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin Autumn, 1999.  The starting
salary  is $33,500, plus University benefits.  Applicants must have
received their doctorates before the Spring of 1999 but within the last
five years; relevant disciplines are political science, political economy,
economics, law, anthropology, history and related areas.  The postdoctoral
fellow will conduct three courses each year (one graduate, one
undergraduate and one graduate/undergraduate), pursue scholarly research,
and coordinate the Human Rights Workshop.  The Program seeks scholars with
an interdisciplinary approach and experience.  Areas of interest are: 1)
the relationship of economic development and the environment to human
rights; 2) the evolution of human rights norms and institutions with
special reference to the contemporary human rights regime; and/or (3) the
comparative or cross-cultural study of human rights debates, policies or
institutions.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications,
teaching experience, a dissertation abstract, and a statement proposing the
courses and research to be conducted under this fellowship.  Two
confidential letters of recommendation are also required.  All application
materials must be postmarked no later than March 1, 1999. Please send
applications to:

Human Rights Program - Postdoctoral Fellowship
The University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL  60615

The Human Rights Program is an interdisciplinary initiative established by
the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago.  Faculty
associated with the Program lead a wide range of projects which combine
theoretical concerns with practical inquiry.  The Program sponsors
seminars, workshops, and conferences; offers a three-month summer
internship placement program in human rights organizations around the
world; offers fellowships for human rights activists and pursues a broader
understanding of human rights issues and scholarship.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- IREX Announces Short-Term Travel Grants for 1999-2000

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 15 Jan 1999


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- IREX Announces Short-Term Travel Grants for 1999-2000

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) offers travel grants
for brief visits to the countries of Central/Eastern Europe and the Newly
Independent States of Eurasia, for projects in the humanities and social
sciences only.  These grants are for projects which do not require any
administrative assistance or logistical support (such as placement or
access to archives, housing, visas, travel, etc.)  Per diem support is for
14 days only.  Grantees' travel may last up to 60 days total, with any
additional per diem expenses beyond the 14 days covered by IREX paid for by
the grantee.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree in
the project discipline at the time of application, and must be a United
States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.

This program funds: individual scholarly research visits to archives,
libraries, museums, etc., or to conduct research interviews; presentations
at scholarly conferences focused on Central/Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia;
and collaborative projects such as joint publications and comparative
surveys.  All projects should demonstrate that they will advance American
public, cultural, and historical knowledge of the Central/Eastern European
and/or Eurasian regions.

IREX also has extremely limited funding available to American scholars to
invite an international scholar from IREX's program countries to the United
States for collaborative projects only.  The American scholar is considered
the applicant, and both scholars must hold a PhD or professional/terminal
degree.  Projects seeking funding only or primarily for an international
scholar's participation in a conference or for an international scholar's
individual research will be eligible for consideration.  Priority will be
given to projects involving international scholars who have not previously
had the opportunity to travel outside of the region for research or
conference participation and who are from traditionally underrepresented
regions.

Provisions:  Grants normally do not exceed $3,000, and provide funding for
only one person and one trip per application.  Funds are provided for
transoceanic airfare on a US flag carrier; per diem for up to 14 days, not
to exceed $100/day; conference registration fee to attend a conference;
visa application costs; and some miscellaneous expenses.

This program will not fund projects which require travel of more than 60
days; projects related to Germany; projects which are primarily
institutional exchanges; projects that are part of a prearranged study
travel group; or institutional overhead or other administrative fees.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: February 1, 1999 and June
1, 1999. Prospective applicants should request application materials from
IREX in advance of the application deadline.  The application consists of
an application form; 3-5-page proposal essay; applicant's abbreviated
curriculum vitae; and an official letter of invitation for conferences,
consultations, or collaborative projects.  Notification is made in writing
approximately 8 weeks after the application deadline.

The above program information is abbreviated. Please see the 1999-2000
application for full guidelines. For more information contact:

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
Telephone:  (202) 628-8188   Fax:  (202) 628-8189
E-mail:  irex(a)irex.org
Web: http://www.irex.org

Denise Cormaney, Senior Program Officer
Ian Turner, Program Associate

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Islamic Networks of Education, Bochum

Posted by: Michael Kemper <kempemyp(a)ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
Posted: 21 Dec 1998


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Islamic Networks of Education, Bochum

FELLOWSHIPS: The Junior Research Group "Islamic Networks of Education in
local and Transnational Perspectives (18th - 20th Centuries)" at Bochum
University offers two postgraduate fellowships (duration 2, possibly 3 years).

We look for dissertation (PhD) projects on Islamic scholars, Sufis or
intellectuals, their social networks and teachings or on institutional
aspects of Islamic education in a comparative perspective.  Our group has a
certain focus on Central Asia and the Caucasus, but projects on other
regions (Arabic World, Ottoman Empire) are also welcome. Knowledge of
German is desired, but not a condition.  The fellows will work at the Dept.
of Oriental Studies at Bochum University. The fellowships amount to 1.800.-
DM (2.200 if married) per month; additionally, travelling expenditures for
fieldwork can be reimbursed. Applications with project sketches can be
submitted until January, 31, 1999 to:

Dr. Michael Kemper, Institut fuer Orientalistik und Indologie,
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D-44780 Bochum, tel.
0234/7006234 (mornings) and 707872 (18-20.00 evenings), fax 7094671;
Michael.Kemper(a)ruhr-uni-bochum.de

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Kennan Institute Short-Term Grants (up to one month)

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 17 Nov 1998


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- Kennan Institute Short-Term Grants (up to one month)

[Forwarded from: CivilSoc (Center for Civil Society International)]

The Kennan Institute offers Short-term Grants to scholars who demonstrate a
particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized
resources of the Washington, D.C., area. Academic participants must either
possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly
completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of
professional achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. There is no official
application form for short-term grants. The applicant is requested to
submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research
project, a curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in
Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support
of the research to be conducted at the Institute. Applicants should also
note their citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials.
Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side
only, without staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C., for
the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection for
Short-term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December 1, March
1, June 1, and September 1.  Applicants are notified of the competition
results roughly six weeks after the closing date. U.S. citizens, permanent
residents, and non-Americans are eligible for Short-term Grants, although
funding for non-American applicants is limited. Approximately one in three
American applicants and one in six non-American applicants are awarded
Short-term Grants in each of the four competition rounds.

The Short-term Grant Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian, and
East European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department of State
(Title VIII) and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation of the
Short-term Grant Program in 1999-2000 is contingent on future funding.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY- IAUNRC Research Grants

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 22 Oct 1998


GRANT OPPORTUNITY- IAUNRC Research Grants

[NOTE: For further information, including an application form, please see
addresses below.]

INNER ASIAN & URALIC NRC RESEARCH GRANTS

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University
announces research grants for scholars who wish to come to Bloomington to
utilize IU's unique resources on Central Eurasia, including the Research
Institute for Inner Asian Studies (RIFIAS) library.  Grants may be used to
cover or defray travel expenses or other direct research costs (e.g.,
photocopying).  While IAUNRC Research Grants are limited to $300,
additional funding may be available to scholars who agree to give a public
presentation or participate in a similar outreach activity.  See below for
eligibility criteria and application procedures.  This application
information is also available at <http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc>.

ABOUT IU'S CENTRAL EURASIAN RESOURCES

Indiana University houses outstanding library resources on Central Eurasia
in both the Main Library and several specialized collections.  The Main
Library estimates that the number of holdings relevant to Inner Asian and
Uralic Studies is approximately 100,000 volumes. Of this figure,
approximately 28,000 volumes directly concern Uralic studies (Finland,
Estonia and Hungary), 6,500 deal with Turkey, and 32,000 are directly
relevant to Inner Asia (Central Asia, Tibet and Mongolia).  The remaining
volumes do not fit neatly within this categorization scheme, crossing
geographic and subject categories.

Unique among IU's specialized Central Eurasian collections is the Research
Institute for Inner Asian Studies (RIFIAS) library.  The primary aim of
the RIFIAS library is to make available to researchers and students in a
single location two broad categories of materials relevant to Inner Asia:
1) basic reference works, textbooks, grammars, and dictionaries, and 2)
rare books and manuscripts.  The Central Asian Archive holds microfilms
and bound photocopies of out-of-print publications on Central Asia
(primarily in Russian) and microfilms Oriental manuscripts.  The RIFIAS
library also has a special collection of rare Tibetan books and a Turkish
Folklore Archive consisting of audio recordings.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

IAUNRC research grants are available to faculty who are U.S. citizens or
permanent resident aliens.  Unfortunately, Title VI regulations do not
allow us to make these awards to graduate students.

REVIEW PROCEDURE

Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month.  All applicants
will be notified as to whether their applications have been funded.
Applications should be received no later than 30 days before the time that
the scholar intends to come to Bloomington.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please contact Scott Feickert, Assistant Director, IAUNRC, Indiana
University, Goodbody Hall 157, Bloomington, IN 47405.  Phone:
812-855-7319; fax: 812-855-7500; e-mail: sfeicker(a)indiana.edu.

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 324
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2401
phone: 812.856-5263
fax: 812.855.7500
e-mail: iaunrc(a)indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- IREX Freedom Support Act Fellowships

Posted by: Anne Marie Hvid <amhvid(a)irex.org>
Posted: 15 Oct 1998


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- IREX Freedom Support Act Fellowships

[NOTE: For further information, including a list of distribution and
collection points in the NIS, please see contact information below.]

Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues

IREX is pleased to announce an open competition for the Freedom Support Act
Fellowships in Contemporary Issues.  The deadline for submitting
applications for this program is November 27, 1998.

Since 1996, the Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues have
been awarded to professionals, specialists, consultants, practitioners, NGO
leaders, and policymakers from the NIS.  This year, a total of 75
three-month fellowships will be awarded to citizens from the New
Independent States. The program is developed, funded, and supervised by the
United States Information Agency (USIA) and administered by the
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).

The Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues provides
opportunities to qualified citizens of all twelve New Independent States to
conduct research, write studies, gain experience, and develop contacts in
the United States with the goal of playing an active role in sustaining the
transition to democracy, open markets, and civil society in their home
country. All proposals must be issue and policy driven with practical
application and address recent developments and trends in the NIS.

Proposals for Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues must
focus on one of the following five topics:

- Sustainable Growth and Economic Development in the NIS.
- Democratization, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in the NIS.
- Political, Military, Security, and Public Policy Issues in the NIS.
- Strengthening Civil Society in the NIS.
- Internet, the Communications Revolution, and Intellectual Property Rights
  in the NIS.

Financial and Professional Provisions of the Grant

The program provides:

- Round-trip travel from fellows' home cities in the NIS to the US host
  institution;
- Medical insurance;
- A monthly stipend for housing and living expenses;
- A small allowance for educational materials and professional conferences
  and membership in US professional associations; and
- Access to and training in e-mail and Internet.

The program also provides post-fellowship opportunities in the New
Independent States for continued professional growth of alumni.  These
opportunities for alumni of US government-sponsored exchange programs in
the NIS generally include:

- Participation in and the development of regional conferences, seminars, and
  lecture series;
- An alumni electronic mailing list;
- An on-line journal; and
- Continued access to e-mail, Internet, and the resources of the World Wide
  Web.

A series of public informational lectures about these fellowship
opportunities will be held in the NIS in September and October 1998.
Applications for the Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues
can be obtained by contacting the International Research & Exchanges Board
(IREX), the IREX field offices, and Educational Information Centers located
in the NIS.  Contact your nearest IREX office or EIC for more information.
In addition, the application can be downloaded from http://www.irex.org or
http://www.irex.ru.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- ARIT Fellowships 1999-2000

Posted by: Nancy W. Leinwand <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>
Posted: 9 Oct 1998


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- ARIT Fellowships 1999-2000

AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS FOR 1999-2000

ARIT Fellowship information now appears at:

http://mec.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

1. NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES/ARIT
   POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN TURKEY,
   1999-2000.

ARIT/NEH Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including
prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as
well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowships
may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year.
Stipends range from $10,000 to 30,000.

2. ARIT FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN TURKEY, 1999-2000.

ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern
times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral
and doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from two to three
months up to terms of a year.  Stipends generally range from $3,000 to
$10,000.

3. THE SAMUEL H. KRESS/ARIT FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN
   ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART HISTORY, 1999-2000.

Graduate fellowships of up to $13,500 and tenures of up to one year will
be offered for graduate students of Archaeology and the History of Art and
Architecture who are matriculated at U.S. institutions.

Applications for ARIT fellowships (except the Mellon and Bosphorus
University Language Program) must be submitted to ARIT before November 15,
1998.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 1999.

4. THE ANDREW W. MELLON FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN TURKEY
   BY EAST EUROPEAN SCHOLARS, 1999-2000.

Post-doctoral fellowships up to $10,500 for two to three months periods for
research in any field of the social sciences or humanities, to be carried out
in Turkey by scholars from the Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland,
Romania, or Slovakia.

(Fellowship deadline March 5th.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
33rd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
email: leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu
http://mec.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT
phone:(215) 898-3474
fax:  (215) 898-0657

5.  ARIT BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY TURKISH LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIPS

Intensive Turkish Language Study will again be offered at Bosphorus
University, for the summer of 1999.  The program offers Turkish language
study from beginning to advanced levels for U.S. graduate students in a
degree program.  Scholarship, travel, and stipend  supports eight weeks
of Turkish language study.  Application deadline: February 1, 1999.

Contact:
Iris Wright
phone: (314) 935-5166
fax:   (314) 935-7462,
email: iwright(a)artsci.wustl.edu

Write to:
ARIT Summer Fellowship Program
Center for the Study of Islamic Societies and Civilizations
Washington University
Campus Box 1230
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899

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