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Central-Eurasia-L Announcement Archive
4. Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
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GRANTS- Soros Doctoral Support Program

Posted by: Network Scholarship Programs <scholar(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 15 Apr 2001


GLOBAL SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT PROGRAM 2001

The Network Scholarship Programs Department of the Open Society Institute is
pleased to offer supplementary grants to students from Albania, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia,
Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan,
and Yugoslavia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students
to pursue Doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at
accredited universities in Western Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of academic record, merit of the
proposed study, applicant's long-term goals, and financial need. The grants
will provide supplemental funding for one year of study with the option to
apply for a second year. Reapplication procedures will be outlined in the
2002/2003 application form. Renewal grants will be competed and are not
guaranteed. Only students who have been accepted into a full-time doctoral
(Ph.D.) program at an accredited university are eligible to apply.

Grants are provided to help cover costs in one of 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 tuition wavers, 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.

Grants will not be provided to cover expenses in all three categories. Only
those students with confirmed financial support will receive grants.

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

Eligibility:

1. Candidates must be nationals of one of the following countries: Albania,
    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
    Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova,
    Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
    Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia;
2. Candidates must be under 40 years of age at the time of application;
3. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the spoken and written
    language of their host institution; 4. ONLY those students who have
already
    been awarded partial or full tuition, room and board stipends, or other
    types of financial aid may apply.

Applicants must provide the fullest possible account of their actual
financial situation including copies of financial aid requests to the Host
University and any other documents confirming additional financial support.
False statements will result in immediate disqualification.

Application Deadlines:

The envelope containing an application for the 2001/2002 academic must be
postmarked on or before:

For students pursuing Ph.D. in North America, Asia, Australia: April 1, 2001.

For students pursuing Ph.D. in Western Europe: June 1, 2001.

To download the latest application, please click here (.pdf file). Please
note that the application cannot be submitted electronically.

Please mail applications to the address below or to your local Soros office.
Be sure to leave sufficient time for applications to get to us, as mail
systems can be slow.

Network Scholarship Programs
Global Supplementary Grant Program
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
USA

If you have any questions about the program, you may reach us at:
Tel: (1-212) 548-0175
Fax: (1-212) 548-4652
E-mail: scholar(a)sorosny.org


For more information see:
http://www.soros.org/netprog.html

GRANT- SSRC Peacebuilding Fellowships

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 12 Apr 2001


SSRC FELLOWSHIPS ON CONFLICT, PEACE, AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS

The Fellowships on Conflict, Peace, and Social Transformations are designed
to advance training and innovative research on underlying causes and
conditions of conflict and insecurity. The fellowships will be awarded to
scholars, doctoral students and practitioners (such as nongovernmental and
multilateral organization professionals, journalists, lawyers, activists and
other professionals).

Applicants should be currently working on issues bearing on security such as
human rights, gender inequality, religious revivalism, unequal access to
goods and services, military affairs, weapons proliferation and arms
control, peace-building, environmental sustainability, economic inequality,
migration, food supply, global finance, ethnicity or nationalism. Through
these fellowships the SSRC seeks to nurture innovative research and
collaboration across geographic regions and between the worlds of academics
and practitioners.

The fellowships will be for a period of 1-2 years.

2002 Competition Deadline: December 1, 2001.

Further information or answers to questions on the Fellowship Program and
the grants for doctoral students, scholars and practitioners can be obtained
from the program staff at gsc(a)ssrc.org.


Global Security and Cooperation

The Program on Global Security and Cooperation (GSC) promotes the
production, integration and dissemination of the new knowledge needed to
understand and meet the security challenges of the 21st century. Increased
global awareness of certain trends, some longstanding, some emergent
following the end of the cold war, is not always matched by a systematic
understanding of their causes and implications. As a result, the Program
underscores the need to stimulate and foster new knowledge and practices.
Some of these trends include:

 - The proliferation of non-state and extra-territorial actors, some
peaceful and some violent in their aims, and their growing relevance to
global security;

 - The recurrence of brutal civil wars with multiple causes;

 - The possibilities raised by transnational social movements that have had
some success in increasing global awareness of human rights violations,
encouraging nations to reduce military expenditures and production (e.g.,
land mines) and seeking to promote a culture of human security that
highlights tolerance, negotiation and non-violence;

 - Persistent questions regarding the relevance of old systems of security,
including collective security regimes, nuclear deterrence and heavily
militarized nations; and

 - Issues that transcend, bypass or disrupt traditional state interests (and
categories of international relations research), such as small arms flows,
human rights, migrations, ethnic conflict, global criminal networks,
economic globalization, religious movements and environmental concerns. The
Program has keen interest in the way such matters are explored, and how
results of useful research are introduced to other institutions,
researchers, practitioners and the public arena. We have particular concern
for the gulf that divides scholars from practitioners in the security field,
and the difficulties of disseminating knowledge and analytic perspectives
across different kinds of organizations, regions and cultures.

The GSC program seeks to nurture innovative research and collaboration
across world regions and between the worlds of academics and practitioners.

To foster collaboration on global security issues, we offer fellowships and
grants for international and cross-institutional training and research that
will facilitate understanding of the causes of and lessons from
international conflict and insecurity. To develop dialogue that will lead to
a global security studies field, we convene Fellows' conferences, mount
networking activities and provide platforms for joint work that bring
together scholars and practitioners working on a diverse array of security
issues. To ensure timely and durable use of this new knowledge, we organize
policy and media workshops, translate and publish the research and analysis
produced in the program and connect scholars to other academic, practitioner
and public audiences

For more information, see http://www.ssrc.org

[Forwarded from: nisscholarships]

GRANTS- Black and Caspian Sea Collaborative Research Program

Posted by: Center for Civil Society International <ccsi(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 27 Mar 2001


Black and Caspian Sea Collaborative Research Program

Deadline: May 1, 2001

IREX is pleased to announce the Black and Caspian Sea Collaborative Research
Program.  Application deadline is May 1, 2001.

Background: The last decade has unleashed major forces of change in the
Black and Caspian Sea region. On the most rudimentary level, interactions of
various types, including trade and travel, have proliferated in this region.
Large regional projects, including political ones such as GUUAM and the
Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone, and economic ones such as oil and gas
pipelines, mean that regional developments will continue to bear
consequences for each country in the region while developments at the
national level will have regional effects. However, region-wide basic and
comparative data, as well as regional analysis of ongoing trends, are lacking.

In September 2000, IREX convened a regional conference in Odessa, Ukraine,
to assess the regional dynamics at work, as well as the state of existing
knowledge and skills, and to analyze these trends. The participants of the
Odessa Conference called attention to the pressing need to carry out
collaborative research if understanding of the region and its dynamics are
to improve. It is in response to this demand that IREX has decided to launch
its collaborative research program for the Black and Caspian Sea region.
This collaborative research program is made possible by a generous grant
from The Starr Foundation.

Description: Grants will be awarded to projects focusing on issues of
practical relevance and current interest to the academic, corporate, and
policy-making communities. The region is defined to include: Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russia,
Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. Groups with a minimum of three scholars,
all of whom hold graduate degrees, are eligible to apply. At least one of
the researchers must be a US citizen or permanent resident and at least two
of the researchers should be citizens and current residents of the Black and
Caspian Sea region at the time of application. Projects will be evaluated on
the basis of their potential to contribute to regional studies, their
practical relevance, and their methodological rigor.

Eligibility:

Minimum of three researchers per application (one US citizen / permanent
resident; two citizens of Caspian and Black Sea region);

All scholars must hold graduate degrees equivalent to masters level or
above; and

Successful applicants must demonstrate how their research in pertinent
fields will make a substantive contribution to knowledge of the Black and
Caspian Sea region, and argue the practical relevance of such knowledge.

Grant Provisions:

Grants not to exceed $25,000;

A total of up to five grants will be awarded;

Eligible expenses include: travel and associated expenses, research
expenses, stipends, honoraria, materials, and publication expenses.

Successful projects may be asked to make changes to their proposed budget
prior to the final award decision.

Application and Review Process:
 - Application deadline: May 1, 2001;
 - Award decision will be made on or about June 15, 2001; and
 - Successful projects may begin as early as August 1, 2001.

For More Information Please Contact IREX/Istanbul:

Hakan Altinay, Black and Caspian Sea Program Coordinator
Havuzlu Bostan Sk., Derya Apt. B-Blok, D.6
Istinye, 80860 Istanbul, TURKEY
Tel: 90 (212) 323-2140
Fax: 90 (212) 323-2138
E-mail: irex(a)turk.net

Applications can be downloaded from the IREX website:
http://www.irex.org/programs/black-caspian-sea/


[Forwarded from: CIVILSOC]

GRANTS- Fulbright Grants for U.S. Students in Central Asia, IIE

Posted by: Walter Jackson <wjackson(a)iie.org>
Posted: 26 Mar 2001


ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Student Programs Division
Institution of International Education
New York: 809 United Nations Plaza,
New York, NY 10017-3580

New Competition for 2001-2002 academic year
Fulbright grants available to Newly Independent States

   Armenia     Georgia     Moldova
   Azerbaijan  Kazakhstan  Uzbekistan
   Belarus     Kyrgyzstan

Twelve Fulbright Full Grants will provide opportunities for students who
want to study or do research in the NIS for the 2001-2002 academic year.
Applications will be accepted in all fields of study and are due May 11,
2001. Grants are for ten months.

Preference is for graduating seniors; Master's candidates; those enrolled in
Ph.D. programs, but not yet admitted to candidacy, young professionals and
artists.  Language proficiency commensurate with the purposes of the
Fulbright Program and sufficient to carry out the proposed course of study
or research is expected at the time of application.

Selection of Fellows will be made by priority order, based on the quality of
the applications, rather than per country quotas, making the distribution of
awards to countries in the region differ annually.

Specific eligibility requirements, information on benefits, etc., are
contained in the brochure, Fulbright and Related Grants for Graduate Study
and Research Abroad, 20012002, which may be obtained from the campus
Fulbright Program Adviser (for enrolled students) or from any of IIE's
offices (listed below  for students not enrolled in a college or university
at the time of application). Information may also be accessed on IIE's Web
site at http://www.iie.org/fulbright/us/.

Enrolled students see FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISER [check your institution]
Campus deadline date: [check your institution]

Regional Centers:
Chicago: 401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-3580
Denver: 104 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203-3439
Houston: 515 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77027-9407
San Francisco: 41 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104-4903


Walter Jackson
Program Manager
U.S. Student Programs Division
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
NY  NY  10017
Telephone: (212) 984-5327
Fax: (212) 984-5325
E-mail: wjackson(a)iie.org

GRANTS- CRDF Cooperative Grants Program

Posted by: David Lindeman <dlindeman(a)crdf.org>
Posted: 25 Mar 2001


NEW GRANTS COMPETITION

2001 Cooperative Grants Program

The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) is pleased to
announce a new competition for its Cooperative Grants Program.  This program
allows joint teams of U.S. and former Soviet Union (FSU) scientists and
engineers to apply for one- to two-year support for cooperation in any area
of civilian research and development in the natural sciences, mathematics,
engineering, and biomedical and behavioral sciences.  Proposals will be due
on May 18, 2001.

  * Each proposal must be jointly submitted by one U.S. Co-Investigator and
    one FSU Co-Investigator.

  * The U.S. Co-Investigator must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    The FSU Co-Investigator must be a citizen of, and permanently reside in,
    one of the following countries:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
    Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or
    Uzbekistan.

  * The average anticipated grant size is $40,000.00 USD per year over a one-
    to two-year period.

  * At least 80% of the funds awarded to each project will be used for
    project-related expenses of the FSU team.  No more than 20% of the funds
    awarded may be used for U.S. team expenses.

  * Each proposal must be submitted electronically through the CRDF website.

  * Proposal deadline will be May 18, 2001.

  * All proposals will undergo scientific evaluation by CRDF-appointed review
    panels and external experts.  CRDF plans to announce awards beginning in
    November 2001.

For a full program announcement and application forms, please consult the
CRDF website: www.crdf.org

Contact Information:
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)
    for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
1800 North Kent St., Suite 1106
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Tele: 703-526-9720
Fax: 703-526-9721
E-mail: cgp(a)crdf.org

GRANT- Request for Proposals for International Faculty Orientation

Posted by: Denise Ifkovic <ifkovic(a)actr.org>
Posted: 20 Mar 2001


Request for Proposals for International Faculty Orientation

The American Councils invites U.S. universities to submit proposals to
develop, host, and administer an orientation program for the Junior Faculty
Development Program (JFDP) from August 4, 2001 to August 13,
2001.  Approximately one hundred twenty-eight (128) participants will
attend the program.  JFDP Fellows are university faculty from Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, who will complete non-degree professional
development programs at various institutions during the academic year.

The orientation will focus on: a) introducing the systems and structures of
U.S. higher education; b) addressing the concepts of U.S. life and culture;
c) training in the basic use of technology in professional and academic
settings; and d) explaining the procedures and regulations of the JFDP
grant program.

Proposals are due by April 27, 2001.  To download the full RFP, please go
to www.actr.org/jfdp.  Please address questions to jfdp(a)actr.org, or call
Bryan Savage at 202-833-7522.

GRANT- US-Azerbaijan Partnership Grant Opportunity, ISAR

Posted by: Alex M. Klaits <alex(a)isar.org>
Posted: 7 Mar 2001


US-Azerbaijan NGO Partnership Program

Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia (ISAR) announces a new
program to provide cooperative grant funding for Azerbaijani and US
non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of up to $20,000. Funded
by the US Agency for International Development, ISAR's US-Azerbaijan NGO
Partnership Program targets advanced NGOs working in the fields of women's
issues and/or the environment, including environmental health and
environmental education.

The goal of the partnership program is to facilitate cooperation and
information sharing among US and Azerbaijani NGOs. The program will offer an
opportunity for three or four pairs of US and Azerbaijani NGOs to undertake
joint projects.

As environmental conditions and women's rights in Azerbaijan face an
uncertain future, NGOs throughout the country have taken on a growing role
in raising societal awareness about these issues. The relatively young NGOs
in Azerbaijan will benefit from ongoing interactions with US NGOs, which
will be able to share their extensive experiences with their Azerbaijani
counterparts.
US NGOs which are active on the local, national and/or international level
are welcome to apply for cooperative funding. However, US NGOs that have an
affiliate office in Azerbaijan are not eligible to receive a cooperative grant.

Project activities should be focused in Azerbaijan but may include travel
and/or other activities in the US. The project must take place over the
course of no more than one calendar year.
The application deadline is May 18, 2001.

For additional information about the US-Azerbaijan NGO Partnership Program
or to receive an application, see the ISAR website at
<http://www.isar.org/isar/usazpartners.html>.

FELLOWSHIP- Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs

Posted by: Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs <fellows(a)cceia.org>
Posted: 6 Mar 2001


Call for Fellowship Applications

The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs will sponsor up to
five non-residential Fellows for the program year September 2001 - June
2002.  The program is open to junior scholars, educators, writers and policy
practitioners engaged in work related to the moral dimensions of
international affairs.  Junior 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; and History, Memory and Reconciliation.  The deadline for
applications is March 30, 2001.  Please visit our website at
http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/ for more details.

Inquiries may be addressed to:

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
e-mail: fellows(a)cceia.org
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Central Asia Initiative, Yale University

Posted by: Haynie Wheeler <haynie.wheeler(a)yale.edu>
Posted: 4 Mar 2001


The Central Asia Initiative of the Yale Center for International and Area
Studies is pleased to announce the availability of a Visiting Fellow
position at Yale University for the academic year 2001-2002.  The Visiting
Fellow will be a policy-oriented government or academic professional who
will teach and pursue his or her own work within the academic community or
broader policy arena.  In addition to salary, benefits and round trip travel
to the U.S., the selected individual will also have access to a
research/travel fund.

We are accepting applications from individuals who are citizens of the
following countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or
Uzbekistan.

Please include the following with your application:

 - Cover letter;
 - A one-page description of your teaching interests;
 - A description of your research interests;
 - Two letters of recommendation;
 - An up-to-date CV

Applications must be received by March 30, 2001  All information will be
accepted electronically at the e-mail address below.

Applications or recommendations by mail should be sent to:

Visiting Fellow Search
The Central Asia Initiative
Yale Center for International and Area Studies
P.O. Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Fax: (203) 432-9383
Street address:
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Please address questions or send e-mail submissions to:

Haynie Wheeler
Tel: (203) 432-9359
haynie.wheeler(a)yale.edu

GRANTS- OSI Central Asia Research Initiative for Faculty

Posted by: Soros Educational Advising Center <resource(a)resource.samal.kz>
Posted: 1 Mar 2001


OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

CENTRAL ASIA RESEARCH INITIATIVE (CARI)

2001 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open
Society Institute (OSI) invites applications from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan ("the region") for the
Central Asia Research Initiative (CARI).

The International Higher Education Support Program is committed to the
advancement of higher education in the humanities and social sciences
throughout the region of Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union
and Mongolia. CARI is a regional HESP program aimed at supporting research
in social sciences and humanities in Central Asia and, through that,
upgrading the teaching methods and content development of courses at higher
education institutions of the region.

CARI will support individual university teachers of the region who wish to
carry out original, innovative and high quality research projects, and to
apply this research experience for the benefit of the higher education
institution to which they are attached. The research should be in the
following disciplines: history, law, political science, social and cultural
anthropology/ethnology/ethnography and sociology.
Each CARI grantee will work with a research mentor who can be identified
either by the grantee or by CARI. The mentoring will primarily rely on
electronic communication but CARI will also support, where appropriate,
short study trips abroad by the grantee and/or short visits by the mentor to
work with the grantee in his/her home country.

The supported project will have two phases: (i) research and (ii) follow-up.
The CARI grant will cover:
(a) A monthly stipend ranging between USD 100 and USD 250 per month for the
time spent in the recipient's home country. In the case of traveling abroad
this stipend will be adjusted to the standards of the visited country. The
stipend will also depend on qualifications, experience, the local conditions
and the particular situation of the recipient.
(b) In addition to the monthly stipend, the CARI grant can also cover travel
and research expenses and expenses related to the follow-up phase of the
grantee's project.

The length of the project including the research and the follow up
activities should not exceed 2 years.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be both, citizens and residents of
a country within the CARI region, and must be employed as university
teachers in a country in the region. The minimum requirement for
qualification is MA degree or equivalent. Priority will be given to younger
scholars.

Applications, prepared on forms issued by HESP, must be in English. A
Russian version, which must be identical with the English one, may also be
submitted, if desired.

Further information and official application forms can be obtained free of
charge from Ms. Timea Mikola, HESP office, tmikola(a)osi.hu or from the Soros
foundation office in the applicant's country (for  Kazakhstan: Soros
Educational Advising Center-Almaty, resource(a)resource.samal.kz). Application
can also be downloaded from the HESP web-site.

Web-site: http://www.osi.hu/hesp; http://eac.samal.kz

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 30, 2001. Final
decision will be made in October 2001.

GRANT- IREX Roberts Fellowship for Social Sciences Research

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 27 Feb 2001


Applications are now available for the John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts
Fellowship Program.

This new program will support cutting-edge research in the social sciences
on Eastern Europe, the New Independent States (NIS), the Near East, and
Asia.  A single grant will be awarded each year for up to 18 months in
length.

The principal investigator for the grant must be a US citizen or permanent
resident.  Collaborative research programs involving international
colleagues are strongly encouraged.  Applicants must hold a PhD or other
professional degree at time of application.

Expenses covered under the grant include travel and associated expenses,
stipends, honoraria, research materials, meeting and conference expenses,
and publication expenses. Limited equipment may also be authorized if needed
to conduct research. The maximum award is $50,000.

To apply, submit a completed application form, reference form, a project
proposal (including goal, purpose, and methodology), budget, timeline, and
curriculum vitae.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2001.  Applications must be
received in the IREX office by April 15.

The Fellow will be notified on May 15, 2001. The project may begin as early
as June 1, 2001.

Applications can be downloaded from the IREX web site at:
<http://www.irex.org/programs/roberts/application.htm>

Applications are also available in hard copy through the IREX Information
Assistant via e-mail at irex(a)irex.org or by telephone at (202) 628-8188.

GRANT- Young Scholars Fellowships, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 13 Feb 2001


YOUNG SCHOLARS FELLOWSHIPS
CENTRAL ASIA-CAUCASUS INSTITUTE

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) of The Johns Hopkins
University-Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC,
through its Young Scholars Program, is offering fellowships to "newly
minted" American PhDs specializing in Central Asia and the Caucasus. The
fellowships, restricted to US citizens only, provide $2,500 of support
during a visit of up to one month at CACI.

Young Scholars will have access to Washington, DC's important libraries,
archives, institutions, international policy communities and individual
regional experts.  They will actively participate in CACI's international
community, applying their research interests to current issues facing the
region, and have the opportunity to present their research as Institute
Forum lecturers. US citizens who have recently been awarded PhDs for
scholarship related to Central Asia and the Caucasus are requested to submit
a two-page précis on the issues they propose to research while at CACI.

Please send a letter of application, a short resume with bibliography, and a
two-page issue précis to:

Dr. Justin Rudelson, Deputy Director
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 663-7721
jrudelson(a)jhu.edu

FELLOWSHIPS- Civic Education Project

Posted by: Sharon DellaCamera <sdellacamera(a)cep.yale.edu>
Posted: 8 Feb 2001


Dear Colleague,

As our deadline for fellowship applications for the 2001-02 academic year is
fast approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you about
our fellowship programs that your graduate students and colleagues may be
eligible for.

The Civic Education Project (CEP) advances higher education reform in
post-communist societies, focused mainly on the social sciences, journalism
and law.  Our host institutions are Yale University and the Central European
University (CEU), in Budapest.  We run programs in over 20 countries in the
Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia.

We are now accepting applications for two programs: 1. The Visiting Lecturer
Program places specialists in the social sciences, journalism and law to
teach at, and develop faculty and teaching methods in, host universities in
the region for two semesters.  2. Our Eastern Scholar Program enables young
social scientists from the region who have trained at universities in the
West to return to their home country and start (or continue), careers in
academia - our 'brain gain' program.

If you know anyone who would be interested in applying to either of our
programs, please encourage them to visit us at www.cep.org.hu for further
information and an on-line application form. Our deadline for applications
for the 2001-2002 academic year is February 15th 2001 for the Visiting
Lecturer Fellowship, (although late applications received soon after the
deadline will still be considered), and March 01 2001 for the Eastern
Scholar Fellowship.

Sincerely,

Thomas J. Wood
Director of Faculty Recruitment and University Relations
Civic Education Project

GRANTS- Kennan Institute Short-Term Grants (Deadline: March 1, 2001)

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 6 Feb 2001


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 2002-2003 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.

GRANT- Global Supplementary Grant Program (OSI)

Posted by: Soros Educational Advising Center <resource(a)resource.samal.kz>
Posted: 25 Jan 2001


Global Supplementary Grant Program

The Network Scholarship Programs Department of the Open Society Institute is
pleased to offer supplementary grants to students from selected countries 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 the
Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in Western Europe,
Asia, Australia and North America.

The grants will provide supplemental funding for one year of study with the
option to apply for a second year. Reapplication procedures will be outlined
in the 2002/2003-application form. Renewal grants will be competed and are
not guaranteed.

Only students who have been accepted into a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.)
program at an accredited university are eligible to apply.

Grants are provided to help cover costs in one of 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 tuition wavers, 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.

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

  * Grants will be awarded on the basis of academic record, merit of the
    proposed study, applicant's long-term goals, and financial need.

  * Grants will not be provided to cover expenses in all three categories. Only
    those students with confirmed financial support will receive grants.

Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must read and comply with the following guidelines, as well
as complete the application form, in order to be eligible.

1. Candidates must be nationals of one of the following countries:

ALBANIA  CROATIA  MACEDONIA  TAJIKISTAN
ARMENIA  GEORGIA  MOLDOVA  TURKMENISTAN
AZERBAIJAN  KAZAKHSTAN  MONGOLIA  UKRAINE
BELARUS  KYRGYZSTAN  ROMANIA  UZBEKISTAN
BOSNIA  LATVIA   RUSSIA   YUGOSLAVIA
BULGARIA  LITHUANIA  SLOVAKIA

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

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

4. ONLY those students who have already been awarded partial or full
    tuition, room and board stipends, or other types of financial aid may
apply.

The deadline for receiving applications for the 2001/2002 academic year is:
FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PH.D. IN NORTH AMERICA , ASIA, AUSTRALIA : APRIL 1, 2001.
FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PH.D. IN WESTERN EUROPE: JUNE 1, 2001.

Please mail applications to the address below or to your local Soros office.
Be sure to leave sufficient time for applications to get to us, as mail
systems can be slow.

Vera Johnson
Global Supplementary Grant Program
Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 5480175; Fax: (212) 548 4652; E-mail: vjohnson(a)sorosny.org
http://www.soros.org

In Kazakhstan:
Soros Educational Advising Center
171 Tulebaev str., Almaty 480021
Tel/Fax: (3272) 696725, 696995
E-mail: resource(a)resource.samal.kz
Website: http://eac.samal.kz (electronic application)

Educational Advising Center - Kyrgyzstan
Valentin Deichman - Scholarship Coordinator
National Library Building, Room 92
208 Sovetskaya
720873 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
tel: (996 312) 662 157
fax: (996 312) 661 565
e-mail: brc(a)adv.kyrnet.kg

Open Society Institute - Uzbekistan
Irina Nazarova - Scholarship Coordinator
Ivlev Str, 11, 2 nd Floor
Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700000
tel: (7 3712) 556 160
fax: (7 3712) 548 243
e-mail: irina(a)osi.silk.org

Open Society Institute-Mongolia
Udval Lhamsuren- Scholarship Coordinator
Scientific and Technological Information Center
Room No. 321, Baga Toiruu-49, Ulaanbaatar-46
Republic of Mongolia
Tel/Fax: (976 1) 328783
e-mail: udval(a)soros.org.mn

Open Society Institute- Tadjikistan
Zarina Usmanova- Program Assistant
Tolstoi Str. 65
Dushanbe, Tadjikistan 73400
tel: (7 3772) 213260 or 211958
fax: (7 3772) 510142
e-mail: zusmanov(a)osi.td.sild.org

EAC/American Center - Turkmenistan
Mr. Konstantin Augemberg, Educational Advisor
Magtumguly 78
744000 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
tel: (993 12) 39 90 65, 39 90 66
fax: (993 12) 39 90 66
e-mail: eacashgabat(a)usa.net

GRANTS- Fulbright Scholar Alumni Awards

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 24 Jan 2001


Program Description

The objective of the AIA program is to provide small institutional grants to
Fulbright alumni to develop innovative projects that will foster
institutionally supported linkages and sustainable, mutually beneficial
relationships between the Fulbright scholar's home and host institutions.
Illustrative projects include, but are not limited to, joint curriculum
development efforts; distance learning innovations; faculty and student
exchanges; publication of a joint print or electronic journal; summer
seminars or institutes for students, faculty or administrators;
faculty/administrator training; ongoing collaborative research; and other
activities that will support sustainable institutional linkages and the
internationalization of the respective campuses.

Awards

AIA awards are institutional grants. It is anticipated that between 20 and
25 awards, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, will be made. Award duration is
up to two years, beginning in October 2001.

Project Requirements

Proposals will be accepted from Fulbright scholar alumni who have a current
affiliation with a university or other institution in the U.S. that will
assume responsibility for administering the grant, if awarded. Proposals
should demonstrate evidence of commitment on the part of the scholar's home
institution to support the proposed project.  Institutional support may
include matching funds, readiness to include new course offerings in the
curriculum or facilitate exchange activities or provision of in-kind
support, (e.g., equipment, housing, office space, etc.).  The sustainability
of the proposed activity in the long term and its demonstrated ability to
develop cooperation and institutional capacity at both the home and host
institutions will be the principal criteria for selection.  Because the
objective of the Alumni Initiatives Awards Program is to foster
institutional linkages that build on relationships established as a result
of the Fulbright award, proposed projects must involve the scholar's
official host institution at the time of the Fulbright grant.

Participants in the various International Education Administrators Programs
as well as scholars with multiple host institutions should contact CIES
before submitting an application.

Eligibility

Current and former U.S. faculty and professionals who have received
CIES-administered Fulbright Scholar grants between 1995-1996 and 2000-2001
(grants completed by February 1, 2001).

Deadline

Original and five copies postmarked no later than June 1, 2001. Awards will
be announced in August 2001. Grant funds will be made available beginning
October 2001.

For more information see:
http://iserver.iie.org/cies/aia2.htm
Fulbright Scholar Alumni Awards

Application materials and instructions are available. Print copies may also
be requested from:

Dr. Micaela S. Iovine, Senior Program Officer
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden St., NW, Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
E-mail: miovine(a)cies.iie.org
Tel.: 202.686.6253

[Forwarded from: nisscholarships]

FELLOWSHIPS- Grants for Research in Central Asia, NIS, and Eastern Europe

Posted by: Graham Hettlinger <hettlinger(a)actr.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is currently
accepting applications for the following fellowship programs for research in
Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, and east-central Europe.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Collaborative Research Fellowship

Fellowships of up to $30,000 for four to nine months of research in Central
Asia, east-central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Proposals must
include plans to work with at least one collaborator in the field. The
merit-based competition is open to all U.S. post-doctoral scholars in the
humanities, including such disciplines as modern and classical languages,
history, linguistics, literature, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology,
comparative religion, and ethics. (For a complete list of eligible
disciplines, please contact American Councils.) Language proficiency is not
required if applicants can demonstrate a means of conducting research
without it.  American Councils is prepared to assist scholars in locating
potential collaborators. Application deadline: February 15, 2001

Special Initiatives Fellowship for Research in Central Asia:

Grants for field research on policy-relevant topics in Kazakstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Scholars may apply for
fellowships of four to twelve months in one or more cities or countries in
the region.  Funding is provided by the U.S. State Department Program for
Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States
(Title VIII). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, have held an
academic or research position for at least five years, have sufficient
language ability to carry out the proposed research, and plan to spend at
least four months in the region. Fellowships range from $15,000 to $35,000;
they include international airfare, medical insurance, visas, and overseas
support from American Councils offices. Application deadline: February 15, 2001

Regional Scholar Exchange Program:

Fellowships for U.S. scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and
information technology field to conduct research in the countries of the
former Soviet Union for four to six months. Applications for research in
Central Asia are particularly encouraged.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens
and advanced graduate students or junior to mid-career faculty between the
ages of 24 and 60. Fellowships include international travel, visas,
insurance, living stipends, and logistical support from American Councils
regional offices. Typical awards range from $7,000 to $10,000.  Application
deadline: February 15, 2001

For more information about these programs and applications, contact:

Graham Hettlinger
Manager, Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-7522
hettlinger(a)actr.org

GRANTS- Women's International Science Collaboration Program (WISC), AAAS

Posted by: Karen Grill <kgrill(a)aaas.org>
Posted: 8 Jan 2001


GRANTS- Women's International Science Collaboration Program (WISC), AAAS

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS), PROGRAM ON
EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, INTERNATIONAL DIVISION

announces

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COLLABORATION (WISC) PROGRAM  2001 - 2002

OVERVIEW

The Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program is funded by
the National Science Foundation (NSF) and administered by the Program on
Europe and Central Asia of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS). Because the application rate of women scientists and
engineers to the Central and Eastern Europe Program of the Division of
International Programs has been disproportionately low, the goal of this
Program is to increase the participation of women as PIs and co-PIs in
international research projects.  This program provides grants to individual
US scientists who plan to establish new research partnerships with their
colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States
of the former Soviet Union (NIS).

The grant, up to $4,000, will provide travel and living support for the US
woman scientist and, when appropriate, an additional grant of $4,000 to her
American male or female co-PI.  Each scientist will be responsible for
arranging accommodations.  The grant does not cover salary or institutional
expenses (e.g. overhead). US scientists can spend up to four weeks in the
partner country to develop a research program and design.  Expenses can also
be used to cover material and supplies needed during the stay.  Where excess
funds exist and with the approval of AAAS administrators, grants funds can
also be used to support a second visit to the partner country or for a
foreign partner to travel to the US hen such a visit is deemed necessary.
The grants are not to be used for the sole purpose of attending conferences
or workshops or teaching or training.  The program will be administered by
AAAS. The grantee's home institution will be responsible for overseeing the
grantee's adherence to NSF and federal guidelines regarding administration
of the grant.

ELIGIBILITY

Men and women scientists who have their Ph.D.s or equivalent research
experience are eligible to apply.  Applications from male co-PIs must be
accompanied by an application from a female co-PI as part of a US research
team.  They must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US. Male and
female graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) are also eligible to apply, if
they will be conducting research in an established Ph.D. program in the US
and will be traveling with their Ph.D. advisor and will serve as co-PI on
future proposals. Government employees can only apply if they also are
affiliated with another institution eligible to receive NSF grants (e.g. an
adjunct professorship at a university).

Specialists who have received their doctoral degrees within the past six
years will receive special consideration, as will specialists applying to
work with colleagues in less frequently represented countries and regions.

Scientists and engineers who have an existing NSF grant and are eligible for
a NSF international supplement should not apply to this program. Please
contact NSF's Eastern Europe Program staff who can advise regarding
applications for NSF international supplements (cdudka(a)nsf.gov).


PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

Foreign partnerships from the following countries will be considered:
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Georgia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia,
Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT

Important information for applicants in grants programs involving Russian
partners.

As a result of recent determinations made by the U.S. Government, we are not
permitted to award grants to support visits to or the hosting of researchers
from the Russian institutions listed below. For further information, please
contact kgrill(a)aaas.org

Baltic State Technical University
Europalace 2000
Glavkosmos
Grafit Research Institute (NIIGrafit)
MOSO
Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI)
The Scientific Research and Design Institute of Power Technology
    (NIKIET)
Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (RDIPE) and
    (ENTEK)
Tula Instrument and Design Bureau
TZNII Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Machine Building
    (Tzniitomash)
Volsk Mechanical Plant

(updated December 2000)

ELIGIBLE RESEARCH FIELDS

Only fields funded by the National Science Foundation and interdisciplinary
research cutting across these fields 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. For further information on fields and interdisciplinary research,
please visit NSF's website at http://www.nsf.gov.

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.

SELECTION

The AAAS will then collect and review the initial applications for
completeness.  They will then send them to the members of a five-person
review panel who will read and rank their appropriateness, keeping in mind
NSF review requirements - scientific relevance and impact.

The evaluation of each proposal will take into account:
1) applicant's technical abilities (scientific accomplishments to date,
    including significance of publications in peer-reviewed journals and
    independent research);
2) quality of the proposed project (specificity and significance of the
    project's objectives, including expected contributions to the specific
    discipline and to the greater scientific community);
3) feasibility of carrying out the proposed project (capabilities of
    proposed hosts in the research area, including availability of required
    facilities; ability of visitor to work in a Western environment; and
    ability of visitor to communicate effectively with colleagues); and
4) prospects for long-term collaboration following the completion of the
    current project.

These issues should be addressed in the five-page description of the project.

GRANT CONDITIONS

All grants will be administered by and disbursed through the grant
recipient's institution.  This includes visa, travel, and other arrangements
in compliance with NSF and other federal regulations.

AAAS grants will not cover any overhead or other indirect charges assessed
by universities (or by other institutional organizations). The American
specialist who is applying through her institution must certify in writing
that such charges will be waived. AAAS grants do not provide for salary
replacement.

The AAAS shall have no responsibility for costs incurred beyond those
covered in the grant as itemized in fellowship application and which are
reasonable, allowable and allocable to the effort undertaken.  Expenses are
not to exceed $4,000.

Any unspent funds remaining at the conclusion of the visit shall be returned
to AAAS. In addition, should the actual duration of the visit(s) be less
than the proposed duration, the grant recipient will return to the AAAS any
unspent funds.

If transoceanic airfare costs are to be covered by the grant, AAAS policy
and the International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act of
1974 (49 U.S.C. 1517) (Fly America Act) require the use of U.S. Flag
carriers for international air travel to the extent these carriers are
available. Business or First Class travel is not permitted. In preparing
their application budgets, grantees should obtain fare quotations so as to
ensure that their requests are reasonable. AAAS staff will review air travel
expense requests to ensure reasonableness.  Proof of these arrangements
(ticket stub or receipt coupon) must be submitted. If other funds are used
for travel, documentation supporting this action must be provided.

The budget will also be evaluated by AAAS staff and may be cut back if they
exceed reasonable costs.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Within three months of the trip, the grantee will be required to submit a
trip report (according to the WISC trip report guidelines), which includes
an evaluation of the trip, and a progress report on submitting a formal
research proposal.

The grantee's institution will also be responsible for submitting an expense
report of travel funds (form provided) with copies of original receipts
within 60 days.  Any excess funds will be returned to AAAS or plans to
expend the excess funds (i.e. a second visit by the American to the foreign
partners, a first visit by the partner to the US; equipment or supply
purchases to enhance communications, etc.) will be outlined in the final
report. Upon approval from AAAS, the grantee can use the excess funds. In
this case, another report will be due within three months of the initial
report.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The application will include the following:

1) Grant application form (which would include a space to identify possible
    NSF grant programs);

2) Short (maximum of five pages) description of the project;

3) Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications or other relevant
    activities;

4) Description of the foreign institution that will be collaborating;

5) CV of the collaborating foreign partner;

6) Correspondence from foreign colleague indicating a willingness to
    cooperate, to assist with obtaining a visa and housing, and to assure a
    safe and secure working environment; and

7) Proposed Budget Form.

Both the Grant Application Form and the Proposed Budget Form can be
downloaded from our webpage at:
http://www.aaas.org/international/eca/wisc.shtml .  If you are unable to
download these forms, please contact kgrill(a)aaas.org.


Please mail original plus seven copies of the entire application package to:

Karen Grill
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Directorate, Program on Europe and
Central Asia
1200 New York Avenue, NW, 7th floor
Washington, DC 20005

For questions or hardcopies of the forms, please contact (preferably by
e-mail):

Karen Grill
Tel:  (202)326-7027
Fax:  (202) 289-4958
E-mail:  kgrill(a)aaas.org

DEADLINES

March 15, 2001 (notification by May 1)

July 15, 2001 (notification by October 15)

January 15, 2002 (notification by April 15)


[Forwarded from: nisscholarships]

FELLOWSHIP- Mongolia Research Fellowship Program, IREX

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 Jan 2001


Mongolia Research Fellowship Program

The Mongolia Research Fellowship Program provides one to four month grants
for American PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars to conduct social
sciences and humanities research in Mongolia.  Mongolian academics may also
apply to conduct research in the US.  The application deadline for this
program is January 31, 2001.

Eligibility requirements:

 * Applicant's field of research must be in the social sciences or humanities.
 * Command of Mongolian and/or the language(s) necessary for advanced
   research is required of all applicants.
 * Applicants are required to have a full-time affiliation with a
   university or research institute and to be faculty members or doctoral
   candidates who have completed all requirements for the PhD except the
   dissertation by the time of participation.  Independent scholars or
   recipients of professional degrees (JD, MLS, MFA, etc.) may also apply.

Applications are available on-line at:
<http://www.irex.org/programs/mongoliaprog/index.htm>

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

IREX
Mongolia Programs
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 628-8188 x120
Fax:   (202) 628-8189
E-Mail: mrf(a)irex.org

IREX's Mongolia programming is made possible through the generous support of
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

GRANTS- NCEEER National Research Competition

Posted by: NCEEER <nceeerdc(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Jan 2001


GRANTS- NCEEER National Research Competition

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

2001 National Research Competition

Public Announcement

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)
invites proposals for its National Research Competition. This competition
provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects.
Research Contracts support collaborative projects involving multiple
post-doctoral scholars, including at least one U.S.-based scholar, with a
maximum award of $70,000. Research Grants support research projects
conducted by individual U.S.-based, post-doctoral scholars, with a maximum
award of $40,000. Contracts will provide funding to scholars via
institutional awards, while Grants will be awarded directly to the scholar.
Accordingly, Contracts and Grants involve different application forms and
guidelines.  The deadline for the submission of applications is February 15,
2001. NCEEER 's Board of Directors will judge the competition, and
applicants will be notified of the outcome by June 1, 2001.

Research activity supported by a Contract or Grant may begin as early as
October 1, 2001. Scholars should schedule their research activities so as to
complete and submit all project requirements to NCEEER by September 30, 2003.

About NCEEER's Research Program

NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high-quality
programs for post-doctoral research on the social, political, economic,
environmental, and historical development of Eurasia and Eastern Europe.
 >From broad, cross-cultural analyses to more focused studies of particular
problems, NCEEER supports research projects that facilitate a mutually
beneficial exchange of information between scholars and policy-makers.

NCEEER's programs provide insight and a clearer understanding of current
trends in this region for U.S. government representatives, while promoting
academic growth and opportunity. With these ends in mind, NCEEER encourages
projects that: involve participation by graduate students; facilitate
interaction between the public and private sectors; develop data banks and
research aids that can be of use to other scholars; and advance the exchange
of ideas in academic, governmental and public fora.

NCEEER's National Research Competition is made possible by federal funds
under the Program of Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), which is
administered by the Department of State. Accordingly, Grants and Contracts
are subject to Federal laws and regulations, including OMB Circulars A-21,
A-110, A-122, A-128, and A-133.

You may download application guidelines and forms from NCEEER's website
(http://www.nceeer.org), or you may request a copy by telephone, mail or
email. When you request a form, please specify whether you plan to apply for
a Research Contract or a Research Grant.


National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
910 17th St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Tel. 202-822-6950   Fax 202-822-6955
email: nceeerdc(a)aol.com

FELLOWSHIPS- NCEEER Hewlett Policy Fellowships

Posted by: NCEEER <nceeerdc(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Jan 2001


National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

2001 Ed A. Hewett Policy Fellowship

Public Announcement

The Ed A. Hewett Policy Fellowship supports research on the New Independent
States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union and/or Central and Eastern Europe
(CEE) conducted by an individual scholar under the auspices of a U.S.
government agency. The maximum award is $60,000. Applicants must be
U.S.-based scholars holding a Ph.D. in any discipline of the humanities and
social sciences, with a concentration and considerable background in some
aspect of the history, culture, politics, and economics of the countries of
the NIS and CEE.  Awards can be made in the form of an institutional
contract or a direct grant, but not more than $1,000 will be permitted for
contract administration by the sponsoring institution. The deadline for
submission of applications is March 15, 2001. NCEEER's Board of Directors
will judge the competition, and applicants will be notified of the outcome
by the end of June, 2001.

Placements may begin as early as October 1st, 2001, and may last up to one
year. Fellows will be required to submit to NCEEER mid-term and final
progress reports and a short working paper based on the results of their
research.

Applications should include the following items:

A proposal of no more than ten pages (double-spaced, 12-point font)
describing the nature of the research to be conducted, including its
relevance to contemporary concerns of U.S. policy-makers responsible for the
formation of implementation of U.S. foreign policy toward one or more
countries of the region;
Two letters of recommendation.  Additionally, NCEEER prefers applications
that include a written agreement with a U.S. government agency, stating that
the agency is willing to provide placement and office space and equipment
for the project. NCEEER will, however, consider applications from candidates
who have not yet concluded such an agreement.

About NCEEER and the Ed A. Hewett Fellowship

NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high-quality
programs for post-doctoral research on the social, political, economic,
environmental, and historical development of Eurasia and Eastern Europe.

From broad, cross-cultural analyses to more focused studies of particular
problems, NCEEER supports research that facilitates a mutually beneficial
exchange of information between scholars and policy-makers. No one
personified the vitally important nexus between scholarly research and
effective policy-making better than the late Ed A. Hewett, an eminent
economist, past Chair of the NCEEER Board, Fellow at the Brookings
Institution, and Special Assistant to the President for the Soviet Union on
the National Security Council.

Funding under the Ed A. Hewett Fellowship Program is provided under the
Program of Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent
States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), which is administered by the
Department of State. Accordingly, fellowships are subject to Federal laws,
and regulations, including the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, and OMB
Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, A-128, and A-133.

For further information, please contact:

Robert T. Huber, President
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
910 17th St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Tel. 202-822-6950   Fax 202-822-6955
email: nceeerdc(a)aol.com

FELLOWSHIPS- Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 4 Jan 2001


Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) have announced its annual
competition for print journalists from developing and transitional countries
with an emerging free press. Approximately 12 mid-career reporters and
editors -- usually between the ages of 25 and 35 -- are selected annually to
come to America for a six-month, in-depth, practical introduction to the
professional and ethical standards of the U.S. print media. An applicant
must have an excellent command of written and spoken English, early to
mid-career status, with at least three years experience as a print
journalist, a demonstrated commitment to a career in journalism in the home
country, and current employment as a journalist with an independent print
media organization in a developing or transitional country. See
http://www.freemedia.at/alfredfriendly.htm

[The Glasnost Defence Foundation Digest, 25 December, via ConflictScholarships]

SCHOLARSHIP- Harvard Univ. JFK School of Government Program for Azeri Students

Posted by: Fariz Ismailzade <fariz_baku(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Jan 2001


SCHOLARSHIP- Harvard Univ. JFK School of Government Program for Azeri Students

HARVARD UNIVERSITY JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
Caspian Studies Program

PRESS RELEASE
December 20, 2000

Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, dedicated to
strengthening democratic governance around the world by training promising
people for public leadership, continues to recruit students from Azerbaijan.
Full scholarships will be available to the top candidate(s) through the
US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) scholarship program.

In January 2001, Dr. Brenda Shaffer will be in Baku to meet with prospective
candidates.  She will offer an information session at the Baku Education
Information Centre, OSI on January 12 at 6pm (see address below).
Experienced professionals, fluent in English, who are committed to the
economic, political, and social development of Azerbaijan are encouraged to
attend this information session. Please note that the deadline for
applications is January 31, 2001; candidates should obtain applications and
begin the process before attending this information session.

In the first year of the USACC scholarship program, seven citizens of
Azerbaijan participated in Kennedy School programs. Three are enrolled in
the Kennedy School's one-year mid-career Master in Public Administration
program and four participated in short-term executive programs.  For
specific information and applications for USACC Fellowships to the Kennedy
School for the 2001-2002 academic year please see
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/mason/ (click on scholarships).

Applications for the Master in Public Administration Program which is open
to candidates with seven years of professional experience are available from
the following locations:

Public Diplomacy Section
U.S. Embassy
83 Azadliq Prospekti
Baku, Azerbaijan 370007
Phone: (994-12) 98-42-71 or 98-03-35
Fax: (994-12) 98-93-12

-or-

Baku Education Information Centre, OSI
98 Sh. Badalbeily Street
Opera Studio, 3rd floor
Baku, Azerbaijan 370014
Phone: (994-12) 93-49-05
Fax: (994-12) 93-77-46

Applications for the short-term Executive Education Programs which are open
to candidates with significant experience in government are available from:
Sherman Roberts, Harvard University via Telephone: (617) 496-2351, Fax:
(617) 495-9934 or Email: Sherman_Roberts(a)harvard.edu

The USACC scholarship program is a component of the Caspian Studies Program
and the Azerbaijan Initiative at Harvard University.  Based at the Kennedy
School and organized by the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project
(SDI) of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA),
the Caspian Studies Program and Azerbaijan Initiative are made possible by a
generous gift from the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC)
and a consortium of companies led by ExxonMobil, Chevron, Aker-Maritime,
CCC, and ETPM.  The three-year program was launched at Harvard in October
1999 in order to help raise the profile of the Caspian region's
opportunities and challenges and to utilize Harvard's resources to train new
leaders who will shape the future of the region.  For more information about
the Kennedy School's Caspian Studies Program and the Azerbaijan Initiative
please see the Program web site http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/bcsia/sdi.

GRANTS- NGO Grants from Charity Know How

Posted by: Charity Know How <ckh(a)charitynet.org>
Posted: 2 Dec 2000


GRANTS- NGO Grants from Charity Know How

New Grant-Making Guidelines for Charity Know How

Charity Know How (CKH) was set up in 1991 to help revitalise civil society
in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Former Soviet Union (FSU)
through the funding of skill-sharing partnership projects between British
NGOs and organisations of those regions. Since 1991, CKH has supported more
than 2,500 such projects, making awards totalling in excess of 3 million.

We continue to provide small grants (up to 15,000) for skill-sharing
partnerships between NGOs: eligible organisations may be formal and informal
voluntary and non-profit organisations, or any group or organisation which,
under British law, is considered to have charitable purposes.   Projects
should contain a significant element of transfer of know-how, and can
include training programmes for NGO staff and volunteers, professional
advice and study visits.

We are unable to fund applications from individuals, the preparation of
funding proposals or applications, the teaching of English as a foreign
language or other student programmes, any building or capital costs, the
costs of transporting humanitarian aid or medical equipment, the costs of
offices, salaries or equipment (including fax machines and other
communications equipment), or youth, artistic or cultural exchanges.

We have recently made some changes to our guidelines by introducing target
regions for our general grants programme.  Applications to the general
programme must now include as principal beneficiary an NGO in at least one
of the countries in the four target regions listed below.

Balkans and Carpathians
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia, Macedonia (FYROM), Romania, Slovakia

Caucasus
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Western CIS
Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

NGOs from other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, (ie Czech Republic,
Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia) may apply as part of
an application involving at least one NGO from one of these countries.

Please note that there are no geographical restrictions or special
conditions on work within the countries of the target regions.

In addition to the General Programme, we have also introduced two pilot
programmes, Partnership Development Grants and Global Grants, which are
aimed at organisations working further afield.

NB:  The application form has also been slightly modified in keeping with
these changes.  Updated guidelines and application forms are now available
from the CKH office.  The next deadline for receipt of completed application
forms is Tuesday 23 January 2000.  Applications under the old guidelines and
made on the old application form will not be accepted after that date.

If you would like any further details, or a copy of the updated guidelines
and an application form, please contact

Charity Know How
114 - 118 Southampton Row
London, WC1B 5AA

Tel. +44 (020) 7400 2315
Email ckh(a)caf.charitynet.org
Website: www.charityknowhow.org


[Forwarded from: CIVILSOC]

GRANT- Ford Foundation International Fellowships

Posted by: Center for Civil Society International <ccsi(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 20 Dec 2000


GRANT- Ford Foundation International Fellowships

Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program

The International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for
advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to
become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their
own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure
that Fellows are drawn from more diverse backgrounds than ever before, IFP
will actively recruit candidates from social groups and communities that
lack systematic access to higher education.

The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years
of formal graduate-level study. Fellows will be selected from countries in
Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Russia where the
Foundation maintains active overseas programs. U.S. nationals are not
eligible, although Fellows may study in the United States.

Fellows are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential and commitment
to community or national service as well as for academic excellence. Fellows
may enroll in master's or doctoral programs and may pursue any academic
discipline or field of study that is consistent with the interests and goals
of the Ford Foundation. The Foundation currently works in fifteen fields to
strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote
international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Once selected, Fellows may enroll in universities in any part of the world,
including their country of residence. The program will provide placement
assistance to those Fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.

IFP support will enable Fellows to undertake language study and training in
research and computer skills prior to graduate school enrollment. New
Fellows will attend orientation sessions, and current Fellows may
participate in learning and discussion activities designed to create
information and exchange networks.

Finally, the program provides resources for Fellows to conduct research or
projects in their home countries after completing the fellowship period.

Who Is Eligible?

IFP Fellows must be nationals or residents of eligible countries.

In addition, all IFP Fellows must:

  * Demonstrate excellence in their undergraduate studies and hold a
    baccalaureate degree.
  * Have experience in community service or development- related activities.
  * Pursue a post-baccalaureate degree that will directly enhance their
    leadership capacity in an academic, policy, practical, or artistic
    discipline or field corresponding to one or more of the Foundation's
    areas of endeavor.
  * Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to social
    problems or issues in their own countries.
  * Commit themselves to working on these issues following the fellowship
    period.

Eligible Countries (2000-2001) West Africa (Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana)
Chile and Peru, Russia, Vietnam. Additional sites will be added in 2001-2002.

Eligible Fields (2000-2001) Any academic discipline or field of study
related to the Ford Foundation's grant- making areas:

Asset Building & Community Development Children
  * Youth & Families
  * Sexuality & Reproductive Health
  * Work-Force Development
  * Development Finance & Economic Security
  * Environment & Development
  * Community Development

Education, Media, Arts & Culture:
  * Education Reform
  * Higher Education & Scholarship
  * Religion, Society & Culture
  * Media
  * Arts & Culture

Peace & Social Justice:
  * Human Rights
  * International Cooperation
  * Governance Civil Society

The Application Process

All applications must be submitted to IFP offices in the country or region
where the applicant resides. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a
local or regional panel composed of scholars and practitioners from various
academic fields, who also make the final selections. The level and duration
of the award will be determined as part of the placement process. Ford
Foundation staff and their family members may not serve on selection panels
and are not eligible to apply for IFP awards. Members of selection
committees, staff of the organizations managing the program in the various
regions and their family members are also ineligible for IFP awards.

The application deadlines and selection schedule will be determined by the
IFP Fellowship Offices.

To request an application, contact:

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Tverskaya ul. 16/2
103009 Moscow, Russia
E-mail: iiemos(a)glas.apc.org

Ford Foundation Web site:
http://www.fordfound.org/


[Forwarded from: Dennis McConnell via CivilSoc]

SCHOLARSHIPS- Environmental Management Training Program in Israel

Posted by: Tal Yasour <tyasour(a)galilcol.ac.il>
Posted: 20 Dec 2000


SCHOLARSHIPS- Environmental Management Training Program in Israel

Tuition Scholarships for Environmental Management Training Program in Israel

Based on our new scholarship policy towards the NIS, we will be able to
grant a full tuition scholarship to a qualified candidate who is a citizen
of transitional countries including Central Asia. You are invited to
recommend applicants to our three weeks Environmental Management Program on
March 7-26, 2001.

This course is designed to fulfill the special requirements of senior
officers and administrators employed in work consistent with the topic of
the above course.  All applicants must have a University degree and be
fluent in English.  Once the candidate is admitted, he or she (or your
office) will have to cover only the airfare to and from Israel and the
living expenses while the participant is in Israel.

Should you wish to recommend a candidate or candidates please ask them to
fax the complete registration form as well as their C.V. to our
International Department.  As soon as our Admission Committee reviews and
approves the application, a full tuition scholarship will be granted.

Please visit our web site at: <www.galilcol.ac.il> where you will be able to
find general information about Galilee College, review the detailed study
program and register.

If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate contacting us
at any time.

Ms. Tal Yasour
Director, NIS Division
International Department
E-mail address: <tyasour(a)galilcol.ac.il>


Environmental Management Programme at Galilee College

The accelerated expansion of human activities has produced unforeseen and
unplanned negative influences on the environment. This has generated a
demand for high quality recruits in those areas of research, planning and
management concerned with the quality of the physical environment.  These
new professionals must be involved in the continuous search for
environmentally friendly approaches to socio-economic and spatial
development. They need to be trained within a framework of a wide range of
academic disciplines.  None of these disciplines can, on its own, claim a
monopoly over the understanding of dynamics of the interrelationship between
human beings and the physical environment.

In order to effectively establish and maintain an efficient, cost-effective
and economically safe environment, managers, planners and administrators
require the tools and knowledge with which to establish policies and
programs to cope with the task before them.  This program will assist
participants in overcoming the present challenges in the area of
environmental management by providing an in-depth training aimed at
acquiring new methodologies for approaching and dealing with these
difficulties.

The goals of the International Course on Environmental Management are to
achieve the following:
 - Presentation of the various disciplines that are concerned with the field
   of environmental studies.
 - Examination of the intellectual and administrative tools which the
   professional environmental manager must have available for use in differing
   circumstances.


General Information

Minimum requirements:

 - First degree from university - B.A, B.Sc
 - Must be proficient in English.
 - Hold citizenship from the country of residence.
 - Work  (or have experience) in the area of management they wish to study.

Programme of Study:

The duration of the course is 3 weeks and is comprised of 150 study hours.
The daily schedule consists of approximately 8 hours a day (10 academic
study hours), five days a week, including appropriate study tours.
Successful completion of course work and submittal of the Final Report,
qualifies the participants for a diploma.

Tuition:

Candidates who meet the application requirements are eligible to a TUITION
SCHOLARSHIP valued at US$ 3,575. This scholarship covers approximately 60%
of the total cost of the course.

Local Expense Fee:

Candidates (or sponsor / organization) are to cover the Local Expense Fee
US$ 2,865.
The Local Expenses Fee includes:
accommodation (two people per room), full board, airport transfers,  study
tours, study materials, medical insurance, weekend excursions (visits to
historical, archeological and religious sites in Israel).
Please note: airfare and per diem are NOT covered by this fee.

Location:

Accommodation and courses are at the Galilee College Study Centre situated
on kibbutz Mizra, near the city of Nazareth, in the rural northern region of
Israel.

GRANT- Davidson Inst. Research Competition: Balkans, Central Asia & Caucasus

Posted by: Deborah Jahn <djahn(a)bus.umich.edu>
Posted: 14 Dec 2000


GRANT- Davidson Inst. Research Competition: Balkans, Central Asia & Caucasus

WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE RESEARCH COMPETITION
Public Policy and Business Development in the Balkans, Central Asia and the
Caucasus
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2001

The William Davidson Institute will support post-doctoral research by U.S.
scholars on the following topics:
  * Business development and performance
  * Public policies which affect the development of markets

Research should focus on, but need not exclusively address, the following
regions in Central Europe and the NIS:
  * Balkans
  * Central Asia
  * Caucasus

Two to seven grant awards between the amounts of $10,000 and $50,000 will be
awarded for research on the Balkans. One to five grant awards between the
amounts of $10,000 and $50,000 will be awarded for research on Central Asia
and the Caucasus. Grants will be awarded for up to, but not exceeding, two
years. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate cost sharing.
Grant recipients may be asked to present their findings at Davidson
Institute and U.S. Department of State policy forums.

Applicants must have completed a PhD degree, and must show a demonstrated
commitment to the study of transition economies in Central and Eastern
Europe, Russia, and/or Eurasia. Collaborative projects are eligible, but
only if the non-U.S. collaborator is funded from other sources. Grant funds
may be used for travel, summer support or salary replacement, research
assistants and data acquisition. The research papers resulting from the
grants will be added to the Davidson Institute Working Paper Series, and
data accumulated under the grant will be deposited at the Davidson Institute
Data Center and made available to other researchers within a negotiated time
frame.

For application guidelines and procedures, please contact Deborah Jahn,
Research Administrator for the William Davidson Institute at djahn(a)umich.edu
or go to our website at www.wdi.bus.umich.edu.

*** This competition is supported by Title VIII funding from the U.S.
Department of State.


Donna Parmelee, Ph.D.
International Institute
Center for Russian and East European Studies
University of Michigan
Suite 4668, 1080 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1106
Tel: 734/647-2238; FAX: 734/763-4765
http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/
http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/crees

GRANTS- Hosting a Central European University Lecturer Program

Posted by: Central European University - SEP <sep(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 8 Nov 2000

GRANTS- Hosting a Central European University Lecturer Program
The "Hosting a CEU Lecturer" Program 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. 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. All Academic Departments and
programmes at CEU are actively involved in Mobility Grants and can send
their faculty for short lecturing trips into the region. Therefore, we may
accept requests or applications in the following discipline areas:
Sociology
Political Science
Environmental Science and Policy
International Relations and European Studies
Medieval Studies
History (Modern and Early Modern)
Gender and Culture
Legal Studies (Business, Constitutional, Human Rights Law)
Nationalism
Economics
Central European University pays all travel costs and provides money for
accommodation, if needed.

Request for Inviting CEU Lecturer to your Institution
To participate in this programme, please fill in this form and send it to
the Special and Extension Programs office: (Note - form available on website).
CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
Special and Extension Programs
Nador utca 9
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: +36 1 327 3271
Fax: +36 1 327 3190
E-mail: sep(a)ceu.hu
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.
For more details, go to the CEU website (http://www.ceu.hu/echo/index.html)
and click on "Hosting a CEU Lecturer".

FELLOWSHIP- Post-doc in Politics, Culture and Identity, Brown University

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 8 Nov 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Post-doc in Politics, Culture and Identity, Brown University
Brown University Postdoctoral Fellowship
Location: Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Submitted: November 3, 2000
Closing Date: open until further notice
Primary Category: Fellowships/Grants/Interns
Secondary Categories: Anthropology/Archaeology

Brown University
Watson Institute for International Studies
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Politics, Culture, and Identity
The Watson Institute for International Studies of Brown University seeks a
recent PhD for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to participate in the
Institute's Research Program on Politics, Culture, and Identity (PCI),
beginning July 1, 2001. We are looking for someone who will play an active
role in the research activities of the PCI program and in the intellectual
life of the Institute more generally. The ideal candidate will be an
anthropologist, historian, political scientist, or other social scientist
with a major interest in the interdisciplinary, comparative study of the
cultural processes influencing political identity formation, including the
symbolic processes through which people acquire their understandings of the
political universe, and will have substantial research experience outside
North America. In addition to continuing work on their own research
projects, candidates should be interested in participating in at least one
ongoing PCI project. These include: the role of states in fixing
ethnic/racial identities (censuses, identity cards, registration documents);
political transition (with a special emphasis on the Balkans); identity
formation in Central Asia; identity and citizenship in Western Europe;
historical perspectives on ethnic harmony and violence in borderland areas.
Will teach one upper-level undergraduate course each year and typically have
an adjunct appointment in the relevant department at Brown.
A $32,500. annual (12-month) salary is provided, plus individual health
benefits and some support for research activities. The Watson Institute
promotes the work of students, faculty, visiting scholars, and policy
practitioners who are committed to analyzing global problems. The Institute
has four principal research programs: (1) Politics, Culture, and Identity;
(2) Global Security; (3) Political Economy and Development; and (4) Global
Environment. For more information, see
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Watson_Institute/
A letter of application, curriculum vitae (including email address),
two-page description of proposed research activity; and three letters of
recommendation should be sent to:

PCI Post-Doctoral Search Committee
Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown University
Box 1831-130 Hope Street
Providence RI 02912-1831
Closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2001. Brown
University is an AA/EEO employer and especially welcomes applications from
women and minority candidates.
Deborah A. Healey
Brown University
130 Hope Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
Website: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Watson_Institute/
[Forwarded from: conflictscholarships]

GRANT- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 6 Nov 2000

GRANT- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants
Please note that the next deadline for this competition is December 1, 2000.
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 2001-2002 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.

FELLOWSHIPS- NEH Collaborative Research Fellowships, ACTR/ACCELS and NCEEER

Posted by: Graham Hettlinger <hettlinger(a)actr.org>
Posted: 6 Nov 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- NEH Collaborative Research Fellowships, ACTR/ACCELS and NCEEER
The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ ACCELS and the
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) are
currently accepting applications for the 2001-02 NEH Collaborative
Humanities Research Fellowship.

Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for four to nine months of research in the
former Soviet Union and east-central Europe. Proposals must include plans to
work with at least one collaborator in the field. The merit-based
competition is open to all U.S. post-doctoral scholars in the humanities,
including such disciplines as modern and classical languages, history,
linguistics, literature, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative
religion, and ethics. (For a complete list of eligible disciplines, please
contact American Councils or NCEEER).

Language proficiency is not required if applicants can demonstrate a means
of conducting research with out it.

American Councils is prepared to assist scholars in locating potential
collaborators.

Application deadline: February 15, 2001
For applications and more information, contact:
Graham Hettlinger
Manager, Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: hettlinger(a)actr.org
For more information, see:
NCEEER: http://www.nceer.org/
American Councils for International Education: http://www.actr.org/

FELLOWSHIP- Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 4 Nov 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships
Posted: October 27, 2000
Deadline: February 1, 2001
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Accepting Applications for Dissertation
Fellowships

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation welcomes proposals from researchers
into any of the natural and social sciences or humanities that promise to
increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of
violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research
that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of
violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world.
In addition to the program of support for postdoctoral research, 10 or more
dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will
complete the writing of their dissertation within the award year. The
fellowships, which include a stipend of $10,000 and are only awarded for the
final year of Ph.D. work, are designed to contribute to the support of the
doctoral candidate so that s/he completes her/his thesis in a timely manner.

Visit the foundation Web site for eligibility requirements and application
information.

Contact:
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
527 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 644-4907
Fax: (212) 644-5110
RFP Link: http://www.hfg.org/html.pages/dissert.htm

[Forwarded from: conflictscholarships]

FELLOWSHIP- NSF-NATO Postdoc in Science and Engineering

Posted by: Greg Cole <gcole(a)friends-partners.org>
Posted: 4 Nov 2000

FELLOWSHIP- NSF-NATO Postdoc in Science and Engineering
SPONSOR:  National Science Foundation
SYNOPSIS: On behalf of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the
National Science Foundation invites applications for 12-month postdoctoral
research fellowships from beginning scientists, mathematicians, and
engineers.  Approximately 5 fellowships will be offered to US scientists for
research abroad and approximately 13 awards will be made to US institutions
that would like to host scientists from NATO Partner countries (Albania,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz
Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak
Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).  Eligible fields of research are:
mathematics, engineering, computer and information science, geosciences, the
physical, biological, social, behavioral, and economic sciences, the history
and philosophy of science, and interdisciplinary areas comprised of two or
more of these fields.  Research in the teaching and learning of science,
mathematics, technology, and engineering is also eligible for support.

DEADLINES:  11-28-2000

OBJECTIVES: These fellowships have the following goals: to promote the
progress of science and closer collaboration between scientists and
engineers of NATO member and NATO Partner countries and scientists and
engineers in the United States; and to recognize the accomplishments to date
of the beginning scientists and engineers and to provide an experience
abroad which will increase professional competence.  NSF-NATO does not
normally support technical assistance, pilot plan efforts, research
requiring security classification, the development of products for
commercial marketing or market research for a particular project or
invention.  Applicants working in clinical, education (except research in
the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, technology and
engineering) or business fields, or in history (except the history or
philosophy of science), social work or public health, and individuals who
propose to use the Fellowship to support residency training or similar work
that may lead to qualification or certification in a clinical field are NOT
eligible.  These fellowships are not intended to support the preparation of
prior research results for publication or the writing of textbooks as a
primary objective.  Bioscience research with disease-related goals,
including work on the etiology, diagnosis, or treatment of physical or
mental diseases, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals is
normally not supported.  Animal models of such conditions, or the
development or testing of drugs or other procedures for their treatment also
generally are not eligible for support.  However, research in bioengineering
with diagnosis or treatment-related goals, that applies engineering
principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering
knowledge is eligible for support.  Bioengineering research to aid persons
with disabilities is also eligible.

RESTRICTIONS: All applicants: must have been awarded a doctoral degree
(Ph.D. or equivalent) on or after October 1, 1996 but normally no later than
October 1, 2001; and have not previously held an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral
Fellowship. Must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents on or
before November 28, 2000.

MONETARY: Approximately 18 awards; and approximately $750,000 will be
available.

COMMENTS: Applicants are encouraged to submit electronically using the NSF
FastLane (<http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov>http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship process.

CONTACT INFO:
Sonia Ortega, Ph.D.
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 907N
Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone:  703-292-8697

GRANTS- Supporting the Development of Open Society in Mongolia

Posted by: Mongolian Foundation for Open Society <altantuya(a)soros.org.mn>
Posted: 3 Nov 2000

GRANTS- Supporting the Development of Open Society in Mongolia
The Mongolian Foundation for Open Society (MFOS) is accepting applications
for grants to support the development of open society in Mongolia.
Areas eligible for support include projects and activities dealing with the
free flow and exchange of information and ideas, and reform in mass media.
Grant proposals and MFOS projects are evaluated as follows:
 - Proposals should be relevant for Mongolia and meet the country's needs;
 - They should create positive, measurable impact on open society, such as
   promoting critical thinking, catalyzing fundamental change and
   transformation in society, increasing transparency, openness, and public
   participation;
 - Proposed projects must assist individuals and organizations in building
   capacity and self-sufficiency;
 - The description should also include the sustainability of the project
   after MFOS funding ends.
MFOS is also accepting, until November 4, 2000, submissions for an
educational TV grant competition. The contest is among TV producers to
support their best initiatives in producing educational serials.
For more information, visit the MFOS Web site at www.soros.org.mn or contact
the foundation at the Center for Science and Technological Information, 3rd
floor, Baga Toiruu-49, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Tel: (976-1) 313-207. Fax:
(976-1) 324-857. E-mail: altantuya(a)soros.org.mn

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GRANT- Translation of Books on Publishing, OSI

Posted by: Center for Publishing Development <ygenova(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 3 Nov 2000

GRANT- Translation of Books on Publishing, OSI
BOOKS ON PUBLISHING
TRANSLATION COMPETITION 2000
The Open Society Institute (OSI) Center for Publishing Development (CPD) is
pleased to announce a competition to support the translation of books on
publishing. The aim of the project is to promote local-language access to
international titles on practical sides of publishing such as management,
marketing, copyright issues and others.

The competition is conducted for second time - last year 11 publishers
received grants.

Publishers in the following countries are invited to apply: Albania,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia. Publishers from
Ukraine are not eligible as Ukrainian International Renaissance Foundation
provides grants in the same field locally.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 NOVEMBER 2000
Applications could be send by post, fax or e-mail and should reach Center
for Publishing Development NO LATER THAN the deadline:
Center for Publishing Development
Open Society Institute
"Books on Publishing"
Oktober 6 utca 12
Budapest 1051
Hungary
Fax: +36 1 327-3042
Tel.: +36 1 327-3182
e-mail: ygenova(a)osi.hu

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FELLOWSHIP- USIP Senior Fellowships and Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships

Posted by: USIP <jrprogram(a)usip.org>
Posted: 2 Nov 2000

FELLOWSHIP- USIP Senior Fellowships and Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships
Posted: October 6, 2000
Deadline: November 15, 2000
United States Institute of Peace Seeks Applications for Jennings Randolph
Program for International Peace
The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards Senior
Fellowships and Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to enable outstanding
scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals to conduct
research on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.
The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the
sources and nature of international conflict and strategies to prevent or
end conflict and sustain peace. Dissertations from a broad range of
disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are eligible. Peace Scholars work
at their universities or appropriate field research sites. Priority will be
given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to formulation of
policy on international peace and conflict issues. Citizens of all countries
are eligible but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in
the U.S. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the degree
except the dissertation by the commencement of the award (September 1,
2001). The dissertation fellowship award is $17,000 for one year and may be
used to support field research or writing. Applications available online.

Contact:
United States Institute of Peace
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-3011
Tel: (202) 457-1700
Fax: (202) 429-6063
Email: jrprogram(a)usip.org
RFP Link: http://www.usip.org/fellows.html

[Forwarded from: conflictscholarships]

FELLOWSHIPS- Post-Doc at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian Studies

Posted by: Donna Griesenbeck <griesenb(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 1 Nov 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- Post-Doc at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian Studies
The Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University invites
applications to its 2001-2002 fellowship program, for post-doctoral research
in the humanities and social sciences on Russia and the Soviet successor
states. Awards of up to $31,000 will be made to scholars who have received
the Ph.D. within the past five years. Awards for more senior scholars may be
made and will vary according to need. Approximately five awards will be
made. Awards are usually for the academic year, but shorter-term
appointments can be arranged as well. A limited number of non-stipendiary
affiliations with the Davis Center are also available.
Application Checklist and Procedure
 - Application form (available on the Web at
   http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~daviscrs/research.html ). To request an
   application form by mail, please call (617) 495-4038, e-mail
   doc(a)fas.harvard.edu, or write to the Fellowship Program at the address
   below.
 - Project description (no longer than 5 pages)
 - Brief curriculum vitae, including academic background (institution(s),
   field(s) of study, degree(s), and years); employment history; and major
   publications
 - Three letters of reference* evaluating your work and proposal.
   * Note:  Letters of reference should be sealed, signed across the back of
   the envelope, and sent to you directly.
Send the unopened references, along with 17 copies of your application form
and all supporting materials, to:
Fellowship Program
Davis Center for Russian Studies
Harvard University
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
Double-sided copies will be appreciated.
Application deadline is December 15, 2000. All materials including letters
of recommendation must be received at the Davis Center by the deadline.
Decisions will be announced by mid-March 2001.
Any questions about the progam should be addressed to:
Jean Johnson, tel. (617) 495-4038, dcpdoc(a)fas.harvard.edu

Donna Griesenbeck
Officer for Student Programs and Publications
Davis Center for Russian Studies
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
Phone: 617-495-1194
Fax: 617-495-8319
email: griesenb(a)fas.harvard.edu

GRANTS- Research Grants for Inner Asian and Uralic Studies, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: IAUNRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 30 Oct 2000

GRANTS- Research Grants for Inner Asian and Uralic Studies, Indiana Univ.
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 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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please submit the following information to:
IAUNRC Research Grants
Inner Asian and Uralic NRC
Attn: Jeff Pennington
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall 305
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
Applications may also be sent by e-mail to <japennin(a)indiana.edu> or faxed
to 812-855-8667 (to the attention of Jeff Pennington).
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.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please contact Jeff Pennington, Assistant Director, IAUNRC, Indiana
University, Goodbody Hall 305, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.  Phone:
812-855-7319; fax: 812-855-8667; e-mail: japennin(a)indiana.edu

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 324
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7005
phone: 812.856.5263
fax: 812.855.8667
e-mail: iaunrc(a)indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc

FELLOWSHIPS- Regional Scholar Exchange Grants for US and NIS Scholars

Posted by: Graham Hettlinger <Hettlinger(a)actr.org>
Posted: 28 Oct 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- Regional Scholar Exchange Grants for US and NIS Scholars
Regional Scholar Exchange Program offers grants for U.S. and N.I.S. Scholars
to conduct research abroad
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is currently
accepting applications to the 2001-02 Regional Scholar Exchange Program.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural
Affairs, the program provides fellowships to U.S. and N.I.S. scholars for
research abroad. Both competitions for funding are open, merit based.
FELLOWSHIPS FOR U.S. SCHOLARS
Advanced graduate students and junior faculty who are U.S. citizens or
permanent residents specializing in the humanities, social sciences, or
information technology field may apply for grants to conduct research in the
former Soviet Union for periods of four to six months.  Fellowships provide
round trip international airfare, living stipends, insurance, visas,
academic affiliations, archive access, and ongoing logistical support from
American Councils regional offices.  Applicants must have sufficient working
knowledge of either Russian or the host country language to conduct
research. Application deadline: February 15, 2001.
For more information and applications, contact:
Graham Hettlinger
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Outbound Programs
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-7522
hettlinger(a)actr.org
GRANTS FOR N.I.S. SCHOLARS:
Junior and mid-level university faculty, researchers and scholars who are
citizens of the N.I.S. specializing in the social sciences and humanities
may apply for fellowships to conduct non-degree research at universities and
institutes in the U.S. for a period of four months. Fellowships provide
round trip travel, pre-academic orientation, monthly stipends, health
insurance, access to libraries and archives, and professional development
activities. Applicants must have a high level or proficiency in written and
spoken English.
Application Deadline: November 27, 2000
For more information and applications, contact:
Natasha Dombrovskaya
Regional Scholar Exchange Program
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-7522
dombrovskaya(a)actr.org

FELLOWSHIPS- Pew Fellowships for International Journalism, SAIS, Washington, DC

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 24 Oct 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- Pew Fellowships for International Journalism, SAIS, Washington, DC
Posted: March 10, 2000
Deadline: April 1, 2001
Applications Available for Pew Fellowships in International Journalism
The Pew Fellowships aim to strengthen the U.S. public's understanding of key
international topics by helping to educate early-career U.S. journalists by
providing them with access to leading international experts in the United
States, and offering them opportunities to do reporting projects overseas.
Funded by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the program enables U.S.
journalists to study international issues in Washington, D.C., at The Paul
H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns
Hopkins University before traveling abroad. As part of their four-month
program, Pew Fellows travel for five weeks to the country or region of their
choice. While overseas, journalists work on an important global story, which
they discuss with other Fellows on their return to Washington. The program
offers two four-month programs--in the fall and spring. All U.S. journalists
with at least three years of professional experience are eligible to apply
for the program. The program is open to journalists from newspapers,
newsmagazines, wire services, radio, television, and on-line news
organizations. Applications and essay guidelines are available online.
Contact:
Pew Fellowships in International Journalism
Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 663-7761
Fax: (202) 663-7762
E-mail: pew(a)mail.jhuwas.hju.edu
RFP Link: http://www.pewfellowships.org/program/
[Forwarded from: conflictscholarships]

FELLOWSHIPS- Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute

Posted by: Hal R Culbertson <Hal.R.Culbertson.1(a)nd.edu>
Posted: 21 Oct 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute
Call for Applications
Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame
The Kroc Institute invites applications for Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships
in its Program in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding (PRCP).  Visiting
Fellowships are open to senior and junior scholars in the humanities and
social sciences, as well as religious leaders and peacebuilding
practitioners whose research would explore the role of religion in conflict
in a diverse range of religious, cultural, and political contexts. The PRCP
seeks to include research by scholars and practitioners with expertise in
Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, or Christian traditions and
movements. Under the direction of the Luce Professor of Religion, Conflict
and Peacebuilding, the PRCP will explore the phenomenon of "lived religion"
by examining how religious leaders and movements "translate" sacred
scriptures and traditional norms into the practical principles which guide
specific decisions and actions taken in the context of violent conflict.
Research will focus on three dimensions of this process:
 - the relationship between religious ethics, human rights, and attitudes of
   tolerance and intolerance toward the other;
 - religion's roles in conflict resolution, including conflict within  and
   between religious traditions; and
 - the contributions of religious actors to post-conflict  reconciliation,
   justice and peacebuilding.
Visiting Fellows will be expected to conduct research in one of the
Program's three focal areas. While at the Kroc Institute, all Visiting
Fellows will be expected to produce an article suitable for publication in
the Institute's Occasional Paper series, with prospects for subsequent
publication in a scholarly journal, religious periodical, or other
appropriate publication. Visiting Fellows will also interact with faculty,
graduate and undergraduate students, and other Visiting Fellows through
presenting public lectures, participating in conferences and panel
discussions, leading classes as a guest lecturer, and meeting with
individual scholars and students.
The Rockefeller Foundation will provide financial support for at least two
Visiting Fellowships each year over a 3-year period beginning in the fall of
2001. Applications for the 2001-2002 academic year are due by December 15,
2000. The Fellowships will ordinarily be for one year, although applications
for one-semester fellowships will also be considered.  Stipends begin at
$30,000 per year. Visiting Fellows will also be provided with an apartment
in the Hesburgh Center's residential quarters, an office in the Hesburgh
Center for International Studies, a computer, an email account, access to
the internet, and photocopying, faxing and communication facilities.
Visiting Fellows will also receive full privileges at the Hesburgh Library.
To be considered for a Rockefeller Visiting Fellowship, prospective
candidates should send a complete CV or resume, three letters of reference,
and a research proposal of no more than 7 double- spaced pages to:
Scott Appleby, Director
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
100 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
P.O. Box 639
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
telephone 219 631-6970
fax 219 631-6973
email Appleby.3(a)nd.edu
The application deadline for the 2001-2002 academic year is December 15, 2000.

Hal Culbertson
Assistant to the Director for Communications and Fundraising
Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0639
phone: (219) 631-8832
fax:   (219) 631-6973
email: Culbertson.1(a)nd.edu
Visit the Kroc Institute webpage at <http://www.nd.edu/~krocinst/>.
This announcement is available on the web at
<www.nd.edu/~krocinst/rockefellervf.html>

FELLOWSHIP- NEH Collaborative Research Grants, E. Europe & Former Soviet Union

Posted by: ACTR <outbound(a)actr.org>
Posted: 20 Oct 2000

FELLOWSHIP- NEH Collaborative Research Grants, E. Europe & Former Soviet Union
Fellowship Announcement: National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative
Research Fellowship
The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) are
currently accepting applications for the 2001-02 NEH Collaborative
Humanities Research Fellowship.
Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for four to nine months of research in
east-central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Proposals must include
plans to work with at least one collaborator in the field. The merit-based
competition is open to all U.S. post-doctoral scholars in the humanities,
including such disciplines as modern and classical languages, history,
linguistics, literature, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative
religion, and ethics. (For a complete list of eligible disciplines, please
contact American Councils or NCEEER).
Language proficiency is not required if applicants can demonstrate a means
of conducting research with out it.
American Councils is prepared to assist scholars in locating potential
collaborators.
Application deadline: February 15, 2001
For applications and more information, contact:
American Councils for International Education
Outbound Programs
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-7522
outbound(a)actr.org
or
Program Officer
NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship
NCEEER
910 17th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-06950
[Forwarded from: nisscholarships]

FELLOWSHIPS- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Open Society Institute

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 20 Oct 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Open Society Institute
DAAD-OSI Program
Information on the New DAAD-OSI Program
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Open Society Institute
(OSI) will sponsor a joint scholarship program for graduate students and
junior faculty in the Transcaucasian and Central Asian countries of the NIS.
The program will start in the academic year 2001-02 for Azerbaijan, Georgia,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan,
will be added in 2002-03. The DAAD/OSI Program is designed to improve the
framework for teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences
for the Trans-Caucasus and Central Asia. At the same time, it promotes
network-building among the participants and German academics as a basis for
further international exchange activities.
Elegibility:
The following groups are eligible to apply:
 - Post-graduate students holding the equivalent of a bachelor's degree and
   having completed a four-year program as a minimum.
 - Ph.D. students holding an M.A degree
 - Junior Faculty Members holding a doctorate degree.
Support Opportunities:
 - 2-year post-graduate M.A. programs (Aufbaustudiengänge)
 - 3-year dissertation fellowships for Ph.D. candidates (requirement: completed
   M.A.)
 - Research fellowships of 3 months in two consecutive years
Academic Programs:
Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Law, Economics,
Public Administration, Education Management, Public Health and Philosophy
Language Requirement:
A good knowledge of German is desirable. Funding for additional language
training may be available.
Selection of Applicants:
Interested individuals may submit their applications on the usual DAAD forms
at the office of a local DAAD Lecturer (Lektor) or at the local German
Embassy. The selection committee will include two German university
professors, one DAAD and one OSI representative, and one or two local
university professors. In the case of applications for Ph.D. scholarships,
the final decision may be conferred to a selection committee in Bonn.
The Test of German will be administered by DAAD lecturers.
All applicants will be invited for a personal interview in early 2001.
Financial Support:
Participants will receive the usual DAAD-stipends, an allowance for travel
from and to their host institutions and, if required, a language course.
Ph.D. students are entitled to a trip to their home country after the second
year. Please note that within this program, accompanying spouses or children
are not eligible for family allowances.
Advising and Information
Further information on this program, on study opportunities in Germany and
on how to contact German university faculty is available from the DAAD
Lecturers.
Application Deadline
The completed application, marked "DAAD/OSI-Stipendienprogramm" is to be
submitted to the local DAAD Lecturer or to the Cultural Section of the local
German Embassy by November 30, 2000.
Contact details:
Azerbaijan
DAAD Lecturer
German Embassy Azerbaijan Michael Gaebel
Azerbaijani Institute of Foreign Languages
ul. Dilara Alieva 202
Azerbaijan, Baku
Tel./Fax: +994(12)980921,
e-mail: daad(a)daad.baku.az
Kulturattaché, Herr Langer
ul. Mamedalieva 15
370005 Baku
Georgia
Ludmilla Klotz
State University at Tbilisi
Department of Western European Languages and Literatures
36 Chavchavadze Ave.
380028 Tbilisi
Tel./Fax.: +995(32)224121
E-mail: L.Klotz(a)daad.de
Kulturattaché, Frau Gisela Truckenbrodt
David Agmashenebeli Prospekt 166
38012 Tbilisi, Georgia
Turkmenistan
Mr. Thomas Kampling
Magtymguly University
Ashgabat
Tel./Fax: +993(12)394733
e-mail: tkampling(a)aol.com
Kulturattaché Mr. Daniel Prinz
Ak Altin Plaza, Office Building 1st floor
Magtum Guli Ave.
Pobedy Park
Hydyr Derjajew Street
2440000 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Eva Portius, Republican Center for Education (RZO)
Uzbekistanskii Prospekt 80
700027 Tashkent
Tel./Fax: +998(71)1447078
e-mail: daadreguz(a)aol.com
Kulturattaché, Dr. Küchle
Sharaf-Rashidov-Kuchasi 15
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

For more information on eligibility criteria and application details you can
also contact the appropriate OSI scholarship program coordinator at the
national foundation in your home country.
For more information see: http://www.osi.hu
[Forwarded from: nisscholarships]

FELLOWSHIPS- LGI Policy Fellowship Program 2001, OSI Budapest

Posted by: Petra Kovacs <kovacsp(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 4 Oct 2000


FELLOWSHIPS- LGI Policy Fellowship Program 2001, OSI Budapest LGI Policy Fellowship 2001


LGI Policy Fellowship 2001
Traditions and Modernization in Local Governance and Public Administration:
Prospects for the Next Decade
Deadline for submitting applications: October 20, 2000

I. Announcement

During the past decade political systems, public administration, local
governments and public services in Central Europe and the broader region
experienced a rapid development process. This development was influenced by
two contradictory forces: (i) the survival of institutions, rules and
attitudes of the centralized Soviet-type socialist system, and the
occasional emergence of pre-World War traditions; (ii) the modernization
efforts of the West, based on Western European models, which have served as
the engines of social and economic transformation.

The interaction and combination of these two patterns created new structures
and models in Central Eastern Europe and in the countries of the former
Soviet Union. The primary goal of the LGI Policy Fellowship program in year
2001 is to launch policy research and to design recommendations on the
interaction of development models in various areas of government and public
services. Fellows are encouraged to initiate research and to work on policy
conclusions with national and local government officials and advisers.

Three broad topics are identified for candidates from different country
groups. Our plan is to support joint, or at least compatible, research and
policy development studies. Combining the fellows' efforts on their own
countries' problems, our intention is to create long-standing horizontal
professional contacts and to improve knowledge on specific Central European
and Eastern development models. Some crucial aspects of the three topics are
summarized below. Fellows are encouraged to focus on these issues in their
proposals.

II. Fellowship topics for 2001

1. Components, Rationale and Perspectives of Regionalization (Four Fellows)

Development of subnational government entities and regionalization has a
strong impact on political systems, public administration and the economy.
Countries of Central Eastern Europe are relatively small unitary states, but
efforts have been made to incorporate regions in the national political and
decision-making processes. The forms and roles of regional governance are
under reform or review in most, if not all, Central European countries.
Impetus for change stems from a number of factors including:

- the territorial fragmentation of the lowest level of local government and
its deficiencies in managing services with wider catchment areas and scale
economies
- ambitions to improve through devolution the accountability of functions
currently exercised by territorial offices of state administration
- pressure from the European Union and other donors to develop an
intermediate level of representative government able to participate in the
design and execution of regional investment programs.

Reforms have to resolve a range of challenging issues including:

- the territorial delineation of regions (sometimes affected by ethnic
composition)
- the surrender of competencies by sectoral ministries or municipal
governments to an intermediate tier; principles and models to assign public
services, government functions
- need for new forms of sub-regional structures and solutions encouraging
cooperation in countries with fragmented local government systems
- competition between ministries, regional state agencies and self
governments for the allocation of investment funds
- the location of responsibility for legal and financial review of local
government decisions
- the need to develop new models of regional planning combining physical,
economic and social dimensions and partnership between levels of government
and the public and private sectors
- the impact of the European Union accession process on administrative and
development aspects of regionalization policy.

Candidates from Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
and Slovakia should apply.

2. Integration and Participation: Requirements for Establishing Democratic
Governance in Multiethnic States (Four Fellows)

Following the abrupt and often violent changes of power in countries of
South Eastern Europe new democratic institutions were to be established. In
a multiethnic environment, national state institutions and local governments
have to integrate interests of various fragmented groups. Effective
management at the local level is key to ensure peaceful coexistence and
effective participation in public life of all members of a community in any
context. In Southeast Europe, local actors face particular challenges as
they usually operate in centralized systems and post-conflict situations,
with limited finances and where inter-communal tensions are high, and
reconciliation processes still have some way to go.

Key areas of analysis are:

Professional development and capacity-building in public administration:
analysis of policies and their implementation to improve quality of public
administration and to provide effective and professional services for
multiethnic communities

Democratic role of minorities: impact evaluation of institutional forms of
participation, political procedures and public participation techniques in
local governance, in public administration and in public service delivery

Partnership between civil society and local authorities: the role of third
sector in democratic state-building, in delivering public services and in
the reconciliation of post-conflict communities of SEE

Candidates from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova,
Romania, Slovenia and The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia should apply.

3. Fiscal Autonomy and Efficiency of Government Operation (Six Fellows)

Decentralization and devolution of state functions were implemented under
special circumstances in the countries of the former Soviet Union and
Mongolia. In the federal state of Russia, relationship between central and
sub-national governments is flexible and unsure; while in the other former
Soviet republics rather centralized systems were established. In a slowly
developing market environment fiscal autonomy is the critical condition of
decentralization and efficient operation of government. It can be researched
and further developed by focusing on different levels of government and
public service delivery.

Efficient and administratively feasible methods and techniques of
intergovernmental fiscal relations between the central and the regional or
local governments. Critical conditions for fiscal autonomy in countries with
highly centralized administrative systems and strict control of sectoral
government units.

Problems of tax-sharing mechanisms in the malfunctioning economy,
characterized by poor tax collection, barter deals, and huge differences in
tax base (e.g., due to natural resources).

Own source revenue-making capacity, as a basis of fiscal autonomy at lower
level of governments is under the present income redistribution patterns.

Organizational forms and management techniques ensuring independence of
service delivery organizations, as crucial factors of efficient and
responsive service provision (especially in public utilities, public
education).

Candidates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan and the Ukraine should apply.

III. Methods and procedures

Purpose

The purpose of LGI Fellowship program is to provide experts and
professionals from the region the opportunity to work in a multinational
team of fellows on (comparative) research. The fellowship program is aimed
at developing policy research and strengthening regional capacity by
developing of policy networks throughout the region. The expected
outcomes--policy studies and recommendations--will support democratic
governance and public administration reform in the region.

Grant

LGI will award successful applicants with a grant that includes a stipend
for a period of one year. The grant will cover a stipend, expenses related
to the research and travel costs related to Fellowship workshops. The amount
of the grant will vary according to justified costs (research, living)
related to the project.

Eligibility

Ideal applicants are civil servants, policy researchers, and policy
advisers. A graduate degree or equivalent is required. Experience in policy
research is essential.

A preference will be given to candidates with an appropriate institutional
home - a policy center, a policy unit in government, a school of public
administration.

Applicants have to be citizens of CEE, SEE, or NIS countries.

As a rule, Fellows will be based in their home countries, but they are
expected to attend the Fellows' workshops. Fellows are expected to continue
working at their respective institutions, working on the project approved by
LGI for fifty percent or less of their work time.

Methodology

LGI will group Fellows into small teams of 3 or 4 according to their topic.
Each team of fellows will be lead by a mentor, a well-known expert. Mentors
will assist fellows in the course of the implementation of their research
projects. Mentors will also facilitate professional cooperation and
communication between members of the team. Fellows are encouraged to support
each others work with their expertise and comments within their teams. LGI
encourage teams of fellows to develop joint or comparable research agenda.

Expected outcomes/ products

Fellows are expected to conduct quality research according to the mutually
accepted research protocol. As a final product, fellows will submit a
research report that is an informative policy document, based on recent
theoretical literature and policy research findings and that includes policy
recommendations.

Teams are expected to submit a joint report concluding their comparative
results.

LGI will publish the best reports.

Application procedure

Step 1. Submission of the Application:

The application has to include the following elements:
- Cover page (Full name, gender, contact address, residency)
- Position paper (600 words) research needs assessment and justification in
the relevant topic
- Writing sample (English-language article published in a relevant
periodical or a chapter of a book)
- Professional CV
- Two professional references with contact information

The deadline for submitting applications is October 20, 2000. Late
applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted in
electronic format in Rich Text format. Send electronic copies to
lgprog(a)osi.hu and write "Fellowship Program" in the subject line.

Alternatively, in case of lack of access to internet, application materials
should be sent to LGI in the same package by airmail or courier. The name of
the applicant should appear in the upper right hand corner of every page
included in the submission. All submissions should be single-sided and
typed. Please do not use staples. Applications should be sent to LGI, LGI
Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute, Nador utca 11, 1051 Budapest,
Hungary.

Step 2. Review and selection:

Each incoming application will be registered by LGI upon reception. LGI will
assign each submission a unique registration number that will be used for
further reference. (Submissions will be reviewed by LGI by November 30 (see
timetable below)). LGI may contact the applicants to verify or request
further information relevant for LGI Fellowship. LGI will check that each
submission meets the formal criteria and quality.

Criteria of Evaluation: the proposed research project must respond to
domestic needs, be policy-oriented, focused, creative, both governed by
theory and practice.

Step 3. Feedback

All applicants will be notified by LGI of their status by November 30, 2000.

Step 4. Fellowship program

October 20, 2000
Deadline for submitting applications

November 30, 2000
Selection, notification

Dec. 2000 - Jan. 2001
Fellows will sign the fellowship contract with LGI

January 2001
Fellows will prepare their detailed research plan and start their research

and

February 2001
Workshops of Team 1, 2 & 3
Teams will discuss each individual research plan and will accept common TOR
for a team report

April 30
Deadline for first drafts

May 2001
"Virtual Workshop"
Mentors and members of each team discuss and comment each other's first
drafts through e-mail

June 2001
Summary of "virtual workshops": preliminary team reports

September 15
Deadline for final drafts of Fellows

October 15
Review of final drafts

November 30
Delivery of full Fellowship outcome and team reports

December 2001
LGI Fellowship closing conference: Traditions and modernization in local
governance and public administration: prospects for the next decade


Step 5. Follow-up

Alumni-fellows are invited to participate in various LGI initiatives
Including Curriculum Development, technical assistance, consultancy work and
contribution to LGI publications.

Alumni-fellows are expected to assist new fellows with comments and guidance
in their research. Alumni-fellows are expected to help in connecting
institutions to LGI.

Contact Person: Petra Kovacs (LGI Researcher) kovacsp(a)osi.hu


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FELLOWSHIP-Graduate and Post-doctoral Study of USSR and Successor States, SSRC

Posted by: Elissa Klein <klein(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 3 Oct 2000
MIME-Version: 1.0


FELLOWSHIP- Graduate and Post-doctoral Study of USSR and Successor States, SSRC

SSRC Fellowships for the Study of the Russian Empire, the 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. Research related to the non-Russian regions and
States of the Former Soviet Union is particularly encouraged. 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.

Graduate Training Fellowships

These awards of up to $10,000 for three to nine months are designed to
enable graduate students 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, disciplinary or interdisciplinary 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. An applicant may request support for
graduate training away from the home institution or a brief exploratory trip
to plan dissertation field research. Applicants must be US citizens or
permanent residents and must be enrolled in a research program leading to
the Ph.D. or equivalent degree 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. Applicants should not have yet submitted a dissertation prospectus
or proposal to their departments.

Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships

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 dissertation research and who expect to
complete the writing of the dissertation during the 2001-2002 academic year.

Applicants must be US 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 cost 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 six years past the
Ph.D.) in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants can be untenured
Ph.D. recipients in either academic or non-academic positions. Junior
faculty in tenure-track positions are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand, and must be US citizens or permanent
residents. The fellowship stipend will be distributed flexibly over a
two-year period, although the preferred pattern of support is for two
summers and one semester of sabbatical.

Where applicable, 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
material is November 1, 2000.

Announcement of awards
June 2001

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
Web: http://www.ssrc.org
Email:eurasia(a)ssrc.org

FELLOWSHIP- Akino Memorial Research Project and Fellowships, UN University

Posted by: Asami Oishi <oishi(a)hq.unu.edu>
Posted: 1 Oct 2000


FELLOWSHIP- Akino Memorial Research Project and Fellowships, UN University

UNU-Akino Memorial Research Project and Fellowship
at the United Nations University

In March 1999, the Government of Japan contributed Japanese yen 100,000,000
to the United Nations University (UNU) in memory of Dr. Yutaka Akino who was
killed in July 1998 while on active service as a Civil Affairs Officer of
the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT). The UNU and
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) agreed that this Akino Donation would
be used over a period of several years to support four separate activities
related to late Dr. Akino's research and professional interests. Half of the
money, or Japanese yen 50 million, is being used to fund a 5-year "Akino
Memorial Research Project" on Central Asia and neighboring regions where Dr.
Akino had a keen academic and professional interest. The main purpose of
this project is to help train young Japanese scholars in Central Asian studies.

1. Overall Theme of the Project: "Peace and Environment in Central Asia"

This theme would be broad enough to accommodate various specific research
proposals and would enable one to examine political, economic and social
factors affecting the prospects of peace and stability in the Central Asian
counties as well as a number of environmental issues peculiar to the region,
including the problem of desertification. The theme also represents two main
programme areas of the UNU: "Peace and Governance", and "Environment and
Sustainable Development".

2. In-House Organizers

Hideo Sato, Senior Adviser to the Rector and Iwao Kobori, Programme Adviser
to the Environment and Sustainable Development Programme, are the In-House
Organizers of the Project at the UNU who are responsible for the substantive
and logistical management of the project.

3. Core Research Scholars

There is a small group of "Core Research Scholars" consisting of three
established Japanese Central Asian specialists (two in the international
relations area and one in the environment area). Given the central purpose
of training young Japanese scholars in Central Asian studies, the main task
of these established scholars is to supervise the young Japanese scholars
selected to work on specific topics within the framework of the general
theme "Peace and Environment in Central Asia".

The following scholars form the core of the senior research group on the
Japanese side:

Prof. Hisao Komatsu, Professor, University of Tokyo (specializing in Modern
and Contemporary History of Central Asia);

Prof. Tomohiko Uyama, Associate Professor, University of Hokkaido
(specializing in Contemporary Politics and Modern History of Kazakhstan);
and

Prof. Tsuneo Tsukatani, Professor, Economic Research Institute, University
of Kyoto (doing research on environmental pollution in Central Asia)

The Japanese Core Research Scholars will supervise the Japanese scholars
chosen for the project while they are in Japan. They can still maintain
communications with their Japanese supervisor(s) while in Central Asia, they
may also provide useful advice on local experts in related fields of study.

4. Selection of Young Japanese Scholars

The most important part of the project is to train young Japanese scholars
in Central Asian studies. Consequently, we openly invite young Japanese
scholars (including post-doctoral fellows and Ph.D. candidates) to submit
research proposals (including a field study in Central Asia for less than a
year) within the framework of the general theme of "Peace and Environment in
Central Asia". After carefully studying the submitted research proposals
(other application papers), the Committee of the three Japanese senior
scholars (plus Sato and Kobori) will select several Japanese each year for
the duration of this project to become Akino (Memorial Project) Fellows.
These fellows will be sent to Central Asia for research after receiving
proper supervision by the Core Research Scholars. In selecting the research
proposals for the Akino Fellowship, "Central Asia" will be flexibly
interpreted to accommodate late Dr. Akino's actual research interests. Each
successful candidate will receive on the average 1.2 million yen for field
research.

5. Research Seminars and Conferences

There will be occasional research seminars on Central Asia, primarily based
on the research outcomes of the Akino Fellows, and a conference on Central
Asia once a year or once in two years at the UNU Centre, involving the Core
Research Scholars and inviting people from the academic, business,
diplomatic and policy communities as well as from the media.

6. Publication of the Papers

Good papers written by the Akino Fellows could be published in the form of
UNU Occasional Papers Series, and a collection of them could be published in
book form by the UNU Press. For this purpose, the Core Research Scholars
could also write a few chapters (including the Introduction and the
Conclusion). If enough good papers are collected, we might publish two
books, one each for the international relations and environment areas.

7. Annual Budget

Out of the total project budget of 50 million yen, 10 million yen is
allocated each year. This is largely used to cover the expenses for the
economy air travels and living expenses of the Akino Fellows, though part of
the money will also be used to cover administrative and other expenses.

8. Timetable for the Project

September 2000: We send out our invitations to young Japanese scholars
interested in Central Asia to submit their research proposals by 15 November
2000.

16 November-15 December 2000: We will read the submitted proposals and
choose the 2nd cohort of Akino Fellows.

January 2001: We will hold an introductory seminar for newly selected Akino
Fellows conducted by the Japanese Core Research Scholars. We may hold a
project seminar during the calendar year of 2001.

September 2001: We will begin the process of selecting the 3rd cohort of
Akino Fellows.

9. Application form [PDF file]


For further information please contact:

Ms. Asami Oishi
The United Nations University Headquarters
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Fax: +81-3/3499-2828
E-mail: oishi(a)hq.unu.edu

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FELLOWSHIP- Information Technology, Int'l Cooperation Global Security, SSRC

Posted by: Deborah Matzner <matzner(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 29 Sep 2000


FELLOWSHIP- Information Technology, Int'l Cooperation & Global Security, SSRC

SSRC FELLOWSHIPS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND
GLOBAL SECURITY

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the availability
of new summer fellowships for innovative research on information technology
(IT), international cooperation and global security. PhD students and
faculty from any academic discipline and of any nationality may apply. These
in-residence fellowships, for summer 2001, are designed for researchers who
currently work on cooperation and security issues and who want to explore
the role and impact of IT in this area; or for researchers who work on IT
and want to explore its relationship to cooperation and security.

International cooperation and global security involve a wide range of issues
including new forms of global regulation and surveillance; transboundary
advocacy and global civil society; economic and political "crisis" and
transformation; unequal access to goods and services; transnational identity
politics; conflict and transboundary intervention; military and warfare
practices; and power and authority in the global realm. IT issues could
involve the Internet and related technologies such as those associated with
telecommunications, data processing, encryption, and systems of code;
robotics, automation, and simulation; and concerns bearing directly on
connectivity and content such as structures of information flow and
processes of disinformation and dissemination.

Deadline: January 12, 2001 (mailed from inside U.S.) and January 22 (all
others)

For more information and an application:
Email: itcoop(a)ssrc.org
web: http://www.ssrc.org

Program on Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global
Security
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700 telephone / (212) 377-2727 fax

FELLOWSHIP- Opportunity for NIS Professionals, IREX

Posted by: Courtenay Dunn <cdunn(a)irex.org>
Posted: 27 Sep 2000


FELLOWSHIP- Opportunity for NIS Professionals, IREX

IREX is pleased to announce an open competition for the Contemporary Issues
Fellowship Program. The deadline for this application is November 24, 2000.

Since 1996, the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program has awarded
Fellowships to professionals, specialists, consultants, practitioners, NGO
leaders and policy-makers from the NIS to conduct research and gain
knowledge and experience in United States institutions. 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).

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.
Fellowships are for four months. All applications must contain focused,
well-developed research proposals, which are 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:

* 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, address how their research will make a significant
contribution to their fields in their home countries, and explain how they
will apply their research and disseminate the knowledge gained during their
U.S. fellowship upon return to the NIS. All Contemporary Issues Fellows are
affiliated with U.S. host institutions (i.e. universities, research
institutes, NGOs, and government agencies) appropriate to their field and
are assigned to a host advisor who guides them in 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 24, but under the age of 55 at the time of the
November 24, 2000 deadline;
3. Be a policy-maker 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S.;
7. Have a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English necessary
to conduct independent research in the U.S. 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 2001 or mid-February 2002.
11. Not be a spouse of an U.S. 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
U.S. government (US Department of State or other U.S. government
institution) after August 1999 [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 U.S. "green card," or who have applied to the U.S.
Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery.

Employees of US Embassies 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 U.S. host
institution;
* medical insurance;
* a three-day orientation in Washington, DC;
* a monthly stipend for housing and living expenses;
* an optional internship allowance; and
* a small allowance for educational materials and professional conferences
and membership in U.S. professional associations.

The program also provides post-fellowship opportunities in the New
Independent States for continued professional growth of alumni. These
opportunities for alumni of U.S. 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;
* 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
U.S. 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 p.m., November 24, 2000. All semi-finalists will be interviewed
in person in their home countries in February-March 2001. All applicants
will be notified of their status by April-May 2001. Contemporary Issues
Fellows will begin their fellowships in the United States in late August
2001 or February 2002. All Fellows attend a pre-departure orientation in
their home countries in May-July 2001 and a comprehensive program
orientation in Washington, DC, prior to beginning fellowships at U.S. 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 2000.
Applications for the Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program 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.

[Forwarded from: CivilSoc]

FELLOWSHIP-Study of the Russian Empire, Soviet Union & Successor States,SSRC

Posted by: Laleh Behbehanian <behbehanian(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 16 Sep 2000


FELLOWSHIP- Study of the Russian Empire, Soviet Union & Successor States, SSRC

SSRC Fellowships for the Study of the Russian Empire, the 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. Research related to the non-Russian regions and
States of the Former Soviet Union is particularly encouraged. 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.

Graduate Training Fellowships

These awards of up to $10,000 for three to nine months are designed to
enable graduate students 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, disciplinary or interdisciplinary 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. An applicant may request support for
graduate training away from the home institution or a brief exploratory trip
to plan dissertation field research. Applicants must be US citizens or
permanent residents and must be enrolled in a research program leading to
the Ph.D. or equivalent degree 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. Applicants should not have yet submitted a dissertation prospectus
or proposal to their departments.

Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships

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 dissertation research and who expect to
complete the writing of the dissertation during the 2001-2002 academic year.


Applicants must be US 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 cost 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 six years past the
Ph.D.) in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants can be untenured
Ph.D. recipients in either academic or non-academic positions. Junior
faculty in tenure-track positions are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand, and must be US citizens or permanent
residents. The fellowship stipend will be distributed flexibly over a
two-year period, although the preferred pattern of support is for two
summers and one semester of sabbatical.

Where applicable, 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
material is November 1, 2000.

Announcement of awards
June 2001

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
Web: http://www.ssrc.org
Email:eurasia(a)ssrc.org


Laleh Behbehanian
Program Coordinator
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700 ext. 441
fax: (212) 377-2727
behbehanian(a)ssrc.org

FELLOWSHIPS- Kennan Institute Research Scholarships

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 8 Sep 2000


FELLOWSHIPS- Kennan Institute Research Scholarships

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 2001; grantees are able to
commence their appointments as early as July 2001. 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
2001-2002 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.

Jennifer Giglio
Program Assistant
Kennan Institute
Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

202-691-4246
202-691-4247 (fax)

http://www.wilsoncenter.org

FELLOWSHIPS- Graduate Level Research on Former Soviet Union, SSRC

Posted by: Laleh Behbehanian <behbehanian(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 25 Aug 2000


SSRC Fellowships for the Study of the Russian Empire, the 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.  Research related to the non-Russian regions and
States of the Former Soviet Union is particularly encouraged. 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.

Graduate Training Fellowships

These awards of up to $10,000 for three to nine months are designed to
enable graduate students 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, disciplinary or interdisciplinary 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. An applicant may request support for
graduate training away from the home institution or a brief exploratory trip
to plan dissertation field research. Applicants must be US citizens or
permanent residents and must be enrolled in a research program leading to
the Ph.D. or equivalent degree 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. Applicants should not have yet submitted a dissertation prospectus
or proposal to their departments.

Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships

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 dissertation research and who expect to
complete the writing of the dissertation during the 2001-2002 academic year.


Applicants must be US 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 cost 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 six years past the
Ph.D.) in the social sciences and humanities.  Applicants can be untenured
Ph.D. recipients in either academic or non-academic positions. Junior
faculty in tenure-track positions are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand, and must be US citizens or permanent
residents. The fellowship stipend will be distributed  flexibly over a
two-year period, although the preferred pattern of support is for two
summers and one semester of sabbatical.

Where applicable, 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
material is November 1, 2000.

Announcement of awards
June 2001

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
Web: http://www.ssrc.org
Email:eurasia(a)ssrc.org


Laleh Behbehanian
Program Coordinator
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700 ext. 441
fax: (212) 377-2727
behbehanian(a)ssrc.org

GRANTS- Two Fellowships of SSRC Prog. on Global Security & Cooperation

Posted by: Social Science Research Council <olsen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 1 Aug 2000


The Program on Global Security & Cooperation at the Social Science Research
Council is requesting proposals for two new funding opportunities:
Fellowships on Conflict, Peace, and Social Transformations and Grants for
Research Collaboration in Conflict Zones.  The program seeks to nurture
innovative research and collaboration across geographic regions and between
the worlds of academics and practitioners. The Fellowships on Conflict,
Peace, & Social Transformations provide support for 1-2 years of training
and research at the doctoral student and professional levels.  The Grants
for Research Collaboration in Conflict Zones fund, for a period up to 6
months, projects that focus on countries experiencing long-standing or
widespread conflict.  Full details can be found on the SSRC webpage:
http://www.ssrc.org


Application Deadlines:
January 12, 2001 for the Fellowships on Conflict, Peace, and Social
Transformations
February 1, 2001 for the Grants for Research Collaboration in Conflict Zones

For more information please contact:
Social Science Research Council
Global Security & Cooperation
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
tel.: 212.377.2700; fax: 212.377.2727
email: gsc(a)ssrc.org
web: http://www.ssrc.org

GRANTS- NIS College and University Partnerships Program

Posted by: Jonathan Cebra <jcebra(a)pd.state.gov>
Posted: 1 Aug 2000


The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the FY 2001 NIS
College and University Partnerships Program (NISCUPP).  NISCUPP supports
institutional linkages between U.S. colleges or universities with
counterparts from the New Independent States (of the Former Soviet Union)
for the purpose of faculty development and curriculum development in
selected disciplines which include: business, law, journalism, education,
public administration, and the social sciences.  The deadline to submit
proposals for this competition is January 19, 2001.  General information
about the NISCUPP program can be found at:

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

Application materials for NISCUPP (and for other Requests for Proposals
released by the Bureau) can be found at:

http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfps/menu.htm

Jonathan Cebra
Senior Program Officer
Humphrey Fellowships and Institutional Linkages Branch
202-619-4126

FELLOWSHIPS- Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Posted by: Jeana Flahive <jflahive(a)cfia.harvard.edu>
Posted: 26 Jul 2000


July 20, 2000

Dear Colleague:

I wish to draw your attention to an unusual opportunity for graduate
students and recent Ph.D.'s in the social sciences. The Harvard Academy for
International and Area Studies, an endowed program established at Harvard
University in 1986, announces its latest competition for Academy
Scholarships. The Academy seeks the best younger scholars who combine (or
wish to combine) excellence in a social science discipline and an in-depth
grounding in some aspects of area studies.

Each year, the Academy makes 4-6 two-year appointments to such individuals.
Academy Scholars receive generous stipends, research and travel funding, and
are provided with office space and administrative support at Harvard's
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. They have full access to all
of Harvard's academic resources and have no obligations except to pursue
their research and studies.

To be eligible, applicants must have been admitted to doctoral candidacy and
will generally be actively engaged in their dissertation. The Academy will
also accept applicants from recent recipients of the Ph.D. degree.

There are no nationality limitations for applicants. The enclosed materials
provide more information about the scholarships. I hope you will bring this
opportunity to the attention of your students and your colleagues.

The Academy is particularly dependent on the assessment by faculty
references of an applicant's academic accomplishments and scholarly
potential. Therefore, we are pleased to communicate with faculty members
with regard to this program. Please feel free to contact the Academy Program
at any time for more information. We would also be happy to send copies of
the enclosed materials to anyone you suggest. Information for contacting the
Academy is included in the enclosed brochure. You may also contact me at the
Academy by email at <jflahive(a)cfia.harvard.edu>.

Thank you for your assistance and interest.

Sincerely,

Samuel Huntington
Chairman


*The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies*

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies is dedicated to
increasing our knowledge of the world's major cultures and of the relations
among them. To accomplish this goal, it sponsors two major programs.

The mission of the Academy Scholars Program is to train social scientists in
area studies - focusing especially on the non-Western areas of the world.
The Academy's premise is that the scholarly world needs individuals who
combine thorough disciplinary and area specialization, and the Academy
Scholar's Program was established to facilitate that goal.

The mission of the Comparative Cultures Program is to promote study and
understanding of the similarities, differences, and relations among the
world's principal cultural groupings of people. To accomplish this end, the
Academy supports research, organizes seminars and conferences, and sponsors
publications dealing with these issues.

The Harvard Academy Scholars

The purpose of the Academy Scholars Program is to identify very bright
scholars who are at the start of their careers and whose work combines
disciplinary excellence in the social sciences with an in-depth grounding in
particular countries or regions outside the United States and Canada.

The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of
becoming leading scholars at major universities. They are appointed and
supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies to
provide opportunities for advanced work at Harvard University. Those
selected as Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard
facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years
conducting either dissertation or post-doctoral research in their chosen
fields and areas.

The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty
members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their
intellectual potential.

Terms

The competition for these awards is open only to doctoral candidates (Ph.D.
or comparable professional school degree) or recent recipients of these
degrees who may already hold teaching or research positions. Candidates for
advanced degrees must have completed all course work and general
examinations by the time of application. Historically, competitive
candidates have already made at least significant progress on their
dissertations. Each year, more than 275 individuals submit applications for
Academy Scholarships. From this pool four to six Academy Scholars are named
for two-year appointments. Scholars are expected to reside in the
Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless
traveling for approved research purposes. The amount of the stipend awarded
will depend on the situation of the individual. Pre-doctoral Scholars will
receive an annual stipend of $24,000 and postdoctoral Scholars will receive
an annual stipend of $34,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for
conference and research travel, and some health insurance coverage.

Applicants are welcome from any accredited university without regard to
nationality.

To Apply

Applications for the 2001-2002 class of Academy Scholars are due by October
15, 2000. There is no application form. The following materials are required
for a complete application:

 - A current curriculum vitae, including a list a publications (include 3
   copies)
 - A statement of the applicant's planned research and intellectual
   objectives for the next two years and how appointment as an Academy Scholar
   will contribute to his or her career goals -- no longer than 10 pages
   double spaced (include 3 copies)
 - An official copy of each graduate transcript
 - Three letters of recommendation
 - A cover letter which succinctly states the applicant's academic field,
   country or region of specialization, and proposed or actual research topic

Faxed application materials will not be accepted. Finalists will be invited
to Cambridge for an interview with the Senior Scholars in January, 2001.
Announcements of awards will be made mid-January.

Application materials should be mailed to: The Academy Scholars Program
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Weatherhead Center for
International Affairs 1737 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 For further
information please call (617) 495-2137 or email Jeana Flahive at
jflahive(a)cfia.harvard.edu.

The Senior Scholars Robert H. Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of
Government John Coatsworth

Monroe Gutman, Professor of Latin American Affairs, and Director,
Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Timothy J. Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and
Russian Studies, and Director, Davis Center for Russian Studies

Grzegorz Ekiert, Professor of Government

Samuel P. Huntington, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and
Chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political
Science and Chairman, Department of Government

Edward Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History and Director,
Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy

Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischuaer Professor of Japanese Studies, and
Director, Program on U.S - Japan Relations

The Academy Scholars program has been made possible through the generous
support of Dr. Ira Kukin, founding benefactor of the Harvard Academy; the
Pew Charitable Trusts; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Albert and Celia Weatherhead and the
Weatherhead Foundation.

FELLOWSHIPS- 3 Programs of the American Institute of Iranian Studies

Posted by: Behrouz <behrouz(a)worldnet.att.net>
Posted: 19 Jul 2000

FELLOWSHIPS- 3 Programs of the American Institute of Iranian Studies

American Institute of Iranian Studies Fellowships
Student and Faculty Summer Grants for Iran

1.  Summer Language Study in Tehran

The American Institute of Iranian Studies hopes to offer approximately ten
two-month fellowships for advanced language study in Tehran next summer.
The fellowships will be awarded to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a
doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences, have an approved
research topic that requires use of Persian, and have completed at least one
full academic year of Persian language study.  The fellowships will cover
international air travel, tuition, and board and lodging in Tehran.

Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in
the form of a letter giving the following information and mailed to the
address below:

Citizenship
Research plans and what degree of Persian proficiency they require
Academic affiliation and status (stage of progress towards the doctorate)
Reasons for applying for this fellowship
Names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees (including the
applicant's primary academic advisor)

A curriculum vitae should also be attached.

Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar
84-51 Beverly Road, #5N
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
mekhtiar(a)worldnet.att.net
Fax: (718) 850-0003


2. Research Fellowship in Iranian Studies

The American Institute of Iranian Studies hopes to offer a six-month
research fellowship tenable in Tehran.  It is expected that the next
fellowship will be available in January 2001. The stipend is at the level of
an assistant professor, with an allowance for international transportation.
Applicants should be U.S. citizens, have completed the Ph.D. and be
proficient in Persian.

Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in
the form of a letter including a detailed description of research plans, and
the names, addresses and email addresses of two referees, and appending a
curriculum vitae should be sent to:

Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar
84-51 Beverly Road, #5N
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
mekhtiar(a)worldnet.att.net
Fax: (718) 850-0003

3.  Short-term senior fellowships in Iranian Studies

The American Institute of Iranian Studies hopes to offer a limited number of
short-term senior fellowships for two-to-four week visits to Iran during the
summer of 2001.  The purpose of these fellowships is to enable established
scholars with research interests in the field of Iranian Studies to acquaint
themselves with the range of academic activities and resources in Iran
today.  Applicants must be U. S. citizens and preference will be given to
tenured faculty members with some knowledge of Persian and a record of
research in the humanities or the social sciences relating to Iran.

Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in
the form of a letter should explain how the opportunity afforded by the
fellowship would benefit the applicant's work, list the names and email
addresses of two referees, and append a curriculum vitae.  They should be
sent to the following address, and will be processed on a rolling basis.

Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar
84-51 Beverly Road, #5N
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
mekhtiar(a)worldnet.att.net
Fax: (718) 850-0003

FELLOWSHIP- Kennan Institute Research Scholarships

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 14 Jul 2000

FELLOWSHIP- Kennan Institute Research Scholarships

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 2001; grantees are able to
commence their appointments as early as July 2001.  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 2001-2002
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, DC 20004-3027.


Jennifer Giglio
Program Assistant
Kennan Institute
Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Tel.: 202-691-4246
Fax:  202-691-4247

http://www.wilsoncenter.org

GRANTS- Women's Issues Translation Competition 2000, OSI Network Women's Prog.

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 5 Jul 2000

GRANTS- Women's Issues Translation Competition 2000, OSI Network Women's Prog.

Women's Issues Translation Competition 2000

The Open Society Institute Network Women's Program (NWP) and the Center for
Publishing Development (CPD) are pleased to announce a competition to
support the translation and publication of books on women's issues.
Following the success of the competitions in 1998 (Women/Gender Translation
Project) and 1999 ('Women at Risk' Translation Project), when 35 publishers
from 19 countries received support for the publication of 46 titles, the
project continues in the year 2000 to facilitate local-language access to
international women's studies literature.

We invite applications from publishers based in: Albania, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kosova, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania,
Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan,
Yugoslavia.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 JULY 2000

Applications should reach the address below no later than the
deadline:

Center for Publishing Development
Women's Issues Translation Project
Open Society Institute
1397 Budapest
PO Box 519
Hungary
Tel.: +361 327-3182
Fax: +361 327-3042

Please address any questions to Ms.Yana Genova through e-mail
ygenova(a)osi.hu or at the address or contact numbers above.

The application form is available online at:
www.osi.hu/cpd/women2000.htm

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The focus of the year 2000 competition is "Women in Conflict" and "Minority
Women", and titles from these areas will be given preference in the decision
process.

The competition announcement is accompanied by a list of titles recommended
for translation on topics such as Women in Conflict, Minority Women, Gender
in the Social Sciences, Violence against Women and Women's Health developed
by NWP, Publishers, however, may also apply with similar titles from outside
these lists. The lists can be found at <www.osi.hu/cpd/women2000list.htm>.

The grants will support primarily publication of translations of academic or
scholarly books on women's issues (not including fiction); translations must
be into one of the languages of the countries listed above.

Applications are accepted only from publishers in these countries, and
grants are paid directly to the publisher; translators seeking support for a
project should find a suitable publisher to make the application.

CPD does not provide copies of the original titles for review. Sets of
titles on Women and Violence are available in a number of libraries in the
region. Titles with copies available in the library of Central European
University - Budapest are marked with [*] in the project title lists.

Grant requests should not exceed $5,000, and publication is expected within
24 months.

Publishers applying for these grants must have recently published at least
two academic/scholarly books.

Translations already supported by another funding source of the Soros
Foundations/Open Society Institute network (for example, the CEU Translation
Project or a publishing support program of a national Soros Foundation) are
not eligible for these grants.

The grants do not cover 100% of translation and publication costs;
publishers are expected to invest some of their own resources in the
project, and to recoup their investment through book sales; the grant is
intended to offset losses that the publication may incur.

Publishers should report all other subsidies and grants for the publication,
and the grant requested from OSI should reflect any such additional support.

Once a grant application is approved, OSI will prepare a contract and mail
it to the grantee; the contract requires the publisher to commit to the
publication deadline and the minimum print run specified in the application.

The amount of the translator's fee, as stated by the publishers in their
applications, will be included in the grant contract and the publishers will
have to provide evidence that the translators have been paid accordingly.

For translations of contemporary texts which are under copyright protection,
payment of the grant is contingent upon the publisher obtaining written
permission for the translation from the copyright holder, and providing OSI
with a copy of the contract or letter of permission (we request that all
publishers adhere to a copyright protection term of at least 50 years after
the author's death).

Grants are paid in two installments, 50% upon completion of the translation
and provision of a copy of a copyright contract, and 50% upon the
publication of the book and providing evidence that the translator has been
paid according to the grant contract; OSI reserves the right to verify
independently the accuracy of the translation and to withhold the grant if
the translation is substandard.

Grant payments are denominated in US dollars and are made directly to the
publisher's bank account.

All applicants will be informed of the selection committee's decision by 15
October 2000.

Go to: Grants Index Page | Grants Posting Archive Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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