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4. Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
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GRANT- Course Development Competition 2003, Central European University

Posted by: Zukhra Abdurakhmanova <zukhra(a)osi.uz>
Posted: 10 Mar 2003


COURSE DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE CURRICULUM RESOURCE CENTER
(CRC), CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2003

The Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) of Central
European University, sponsored by the Higher Education Support Program of
Open Society Institute, announces a call for proposals to develop new,
innovative university courses.

Application deadline: 25 April 2003 (all applications should reach the CRC
office by April 28, 2003).

Aims of the Program:

1) This competition is intended to encourage the introduction of new
courses, which are innovative in content, methodology and teaching approach.

2) The program seeks to further the dissemination of new curricula across
our region (defined as Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union
and Mongolia).

3) Finally, we also aim to provide incentives and means for
interdisciplinary and international co-operation amongst academics from the
region.

Competition Description:

1) Applicants are invited to develop and teach a one or two semester long
course on an important topic from a new perspective, in the discipline areas
listed below. The course should be clearly directed towards one of the
following levels: introductory; intermediate; advanced; post-graduate.

2) The competition is open to individuals and groups for 10 month grants.
During this period, the successful applicants should first prepare and then
teach their proposed course.

3) Group grants will be awarded to promote innovative, collaborative
projects and priority will be given to groups of academics from at least two
different countries or cities of the region who aim to design a course from
an international perspective.

4) Where appropriate, applicants are strongly recommended to base their
courses on their original research in the given field.

5) All applicants should show how they intend to apply new approaches
(teaching methodology) to delivering the course.

6) Project proposals should demonstrate the following: compatibility with
the curriculum reform endeavours; innovative character and approach (also to
course design); relevance to regional issues; scientific quality in the
selected field; feasibility.

7) All accepted applicants are required to attend a workshop on Curriculum
Design and Teaching Methodology at the beginning of their grant period. (The
workshop will most likely take place during the week of 23-29 June, 2003.The
exact dates will be confirmed and announced later for selected applicants.)

8) Application is restricted to resident citizens of Eastern- and
Southeastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and Mongolia who are teaching
or intending to teach at a university in any country of this region.
Citizens of EU accession countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) are eligible only if they
participate in group projects with colleagues from non-accession countries
AND/OR they propose courses developed in any of the discipline areas
described below that have a significant component dedicated to the situation
of Roma populations.

9) Previous CDC grantees and HESP/RSS Course Development Fellows are not
eligible for 5 years. Previous CRC participants can apply for a CDC grant.
Current Civic Education Project fellows may not apply.

Course Development Competition Grants:

Grants for both individual and group projects will consist of the following:

1) Monthly individual stipends for the preparation and teaching period
(country-specific, determined by the CRC office);

2) An allowance for legitimate additional course development expenses (book
purchases, teaching materials, photocopying, slides, etc.);

3) An allowance for additional, justified travel costs and administrative
expenses in the case of group grants;

4) By negotiation with the CRC, an allowance for justified travel to a
library outside the home city for the development of course materials etc.
The CRC will not, however, cover the costs of study in countries outside the
region. Group stipends for the teaching period will be calculated from the
amount of a full stipend in proportion to the degree of involvement of each
participant (involvement should be expressed clearly as a percentage in the
course plan). Group leaders will, in addition, receive a small group
leader's fee for their extra responsibilities.

Evaluation Procedures:

Applications will be evaluated and judged by a special selection committee
set up by the CRC. Members of the committee will be respected scholars with
sufficient knowledge of the higher education needs of the region. Finally,
all successful applicants are expected to have their students on the given
course provide their own evaluation. Finished courses will be edited and
placed on the CRC Web Site to be available to all.

Discipline Areas for the Course Development Competition 2003:

The CRC invites applications to the Course Development Competition in the
discipline/ subject areas briefly described below. Especially in case of
applications from countries with a substantial Roma population priority will
be given to proposals for courses that have either a specific component or
are entirely dedicated to dealing with the situation of the Roma.
Qualitative Research Methods (for candidates from the Caucasus and Central
Asia).

Courses should cover the purpose, design and analysis of qualitative
approaches to research in social sciences and the relevance of these methods
to social theory and micro or macro level changes in post-communist
countries. Topics could also focus on case studies carried out by using one
of the qualitative research methods in contemporary social sciences.

Anthropology / Cultural Studies/History

We encourage individuals or teams to design new courses that:

1) explore the concept of "culture" as used by the Anglo-Saxon and French
anthropological traditions, contemporary European ethnology and the emerging
anthropological-ethnological schools in the region

2) deal with the epistemological and moral problems of the production of
ethnographic knowledge about distant others and contemporary modern
societies

3) are based on original ethnographic investigations in topics relevant to
current social changes and processes in the region, such as the formation of
public and private histories, new forms of political mobilization,
transnational production of knowledge and culture, and novel classifications
of groups in society

 * Social Economics

Courses investigating the relationship between economics and society,
ranging among others from economic inequalities to the role of the state in
markets, from employment and social security issues (child- and health
care,pension system) to the economics of education, environment and crime,
etc.

 * Philosophy/Religious Studies

Proposals that address one or more of the following issues are particularly
encouraged. Theories of knowledge and of meaning. Issues in rationality,
epistemology with links to cognitive matters, philosophical theories of
meaning. A comparative study of the religions of post-communist countries.
The relationship between religion, culture, and national identity. Religion
as resistance (to the State, to the West) in historical perspective.
Symbols, myths, meanings.

 * Linguistics

Priority is given to contemporary linguistic theories that challenge the
existing teaching canons of the home country. We particularly encourage
innovative courses that combine theoretical aspects with an applied and
interdisciplinary perspective.

 * Political Science


Courses should address the fundamental areas of the discipline: political
institutions and processes; the origins, development and transformation of
theory and concepts; understanding different approaches to political
analysis; political philosophy; political economy; political and economic
sociology; constitutionalism and the legal contexts necessary for
understanding politics and debates about it.

How to Apply:

1) Applications must be presented in English on CRC Course Development
Competition forms (photocopied forms are acceptable).

2) For individual proposals, the application form must be accompanied by a
description of the proposed course, preliminary bibliography of materials to
be used in preparation and teaching, a presentation plan, a curriculum vitae
(also highlighting research activity), a letter of recommendation and a
letter of endorsement from the host university. The letter of endorsement
should include the host university's commitment to allowing you to teach the
proposed course, and should clearly indicate the period when the course will
be taught.

3) For group proposals, the application should be submitted by the project
leader. In addition to the above it should contain a list of the individuals
involved in the project, their CVs, institutional affiliations, contact
information and a letter from each individual stating their willingness to
be involved in the project. For group projects letters of endorsement must
be submitted from all the institutions that will host the course (Please
feel free to duplicate the letter of endorsement form if necessary).

Application forms can be obtained from:

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation-Uzbekistan
31 Zarbog str.
700031, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel: 99871 1205010/11, 1205408/09
Fax: 99871 1206854
Contact person: Zukhra Abdurakhmanova
E-mail: <zukhra(a)osi.uz>

or from our website: <http://www.ceu.hu/crc/cdc/>

Applications must arrive to OSI-Uzbekistan by April 25, 2003.

Applications must arrive to CRC by 28 April 2003, to the address:

CRC -Central European University
1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9
Hungary

Or to:

<cdc(a)ceu.hu> - please note that letters of endorsement and recommendation will
only be accepted by regular mail). Applicants will be informed about the
results at the end of May or early June. Preparation should begin in July
and courses should be taught during the first and/or second semester of the
2003/2004 academic year.

If you wish to subscribe for our scholarships programs/information please
visit:
<http://IATP.uz/mailman/listinfo/scholarshipsuz>

Zukhra Abdurakhmanova
Program Coordinator
Higher Education/Scholarships
Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation
31,Zarbog str.,Tashkent, 700031, Uzbekistan
e-mail: zukhra(a)osi.uz
web-site: www.osi.uz
tel.:(99871) 120-54-08/09/10/11/12/13
fax.: (99871) 120-68-54

FELLOWSHIP- Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University

Posted by: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture <agakhan(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 3 Mar 2003


The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University
Fellowship Program 2003-2004
For Advanced Historical Research in Islamic Art & Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite 
applications for fellowships to conduct advanced research in Islamic art and 
architecture at Harvard University. Grants are intended principally for 
overseas scholars (preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries) 
to support historical research in art and architectural history and 
archaeology. (These fellowships are not intended to sponsor design, 
conservation, or development projects.) We welcome applications both from 
established scholars and from recent post-doctoral graduates. All applicants 
must have a Ph.D. degree to be eligible.

The duration of the fellowship ranges from a minimum of 3 months to a 
maximum of 9 months. Awards consist of a stipend plus travel and research 
expenses. The amount awarded is based on need and length of stay and may not 
exceed a total of $27,000. Scholars with their own financial resources or 
other sources of funding are also encouraged to apply for fellowships 
without stipend.

Each Fellow will be responsible for finding his or her own housing for the 
term of the fellowship. The program will provide full library access and an 
e-mail account. Each Fellow is expected to deliver a public lecture on his 
or her project during the term and is encouraged to publish project findings 
in Muqarnas, an annual publication of the Aga Khan Program.

Please send to the address below two copies of each of the following: 
curriculum vitae; two-page research proposal; sample of previous research 
publication(s); dates of intended stay with proposed budget; and two letters 
of recommendation.

The application submission deadline is April 15, 2003. Application materials 
must be submitted in hard copy only. Applications received incomplete and/or 
after the deadline will not be considered by the committee.

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Fellowship Program
Sackler Museum
485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Please direct any inquires to agakhan(a)fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-2355.

FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doc., Central Asian and Islamic Studies, Stanford University

Posted by: Mary Dakin <mdakin(a)stanford.edu>
Posted: 24 Feb 2003


POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
IN CENTRAL ASIAN AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the I.I.S. 
Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at Stanford University are 
pleased to announce one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the social 
sciences. The fellowship is open to scholars in social science disciplines 
(Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology) who focus 
on contemporary issues of Islam, ethnic identity, security, democratization 
or social development in Central Asia.  Residence in the Stanford area, 
teaching of a one-quarter undergraduate course, and participation activities 
at both CREEES and CDDRL are required during the appointment.

Applicants must have been awarded the Ph.D. no later than August 31, 2003 
and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. 
Fellowships may be given to those who hold continuing, assistant 
professor-level teaching positions. The award carries a 10-month stipend of 
$40,000 plus medical insurance coverage.

Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, two letters of 
reference, graduate transcripts, a 5-page double-spaced plan of research and 
writing for the year of appointment and a brief statement of possible course 
topics.

Please send applications by May 1, 2003 to:

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Attn: Central Asia Post-Doc Competition
Bldg, 40, Main Quad
Stanford University
Stanford, CA  94305-2006

Mary I. Dakin, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Stanford University, Building 40
Stanford, CA  94305-2006

(650) 725-6852
<mdakin(a)stanford.edu>

GRANT- Faculty Development Fellowship Program 2004, OSI

Posted by: Network Scholarship Programs OSI <scholar(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 4 Feb 2003


FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2004

Network Scholarship Programs, OSI, New York

Applications for awards under the 2004 Faculty Development Fellowship 
Program are currently being accepted from qualified citizens of the 
following countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The program seeks to enhance the academic 
careers of outstanding full-time junior faculty teaching in the following 
subjects: Art History, Cultural Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political 
Science, Religion, or Sociology.  Awards will support up to three 
non-consecutive semesters at a US university, where the grantees will create 
innovative approaches to curricular and pedagogical reform in their field of 
specialization and develop regional and international institutional 
partnerships.

For the application form, program guidelines, university nomination form, 
and further information, see 
http://www.soros.org/scholar/FDFParticipants/FDFHome/Homeagain.htm

Application deadline: April 10, 2003

GRANTS- Open Society Institute, Global Supplementary Grant Program

Posted by: Khilola Rakhimberdieva <khilola(a)osi.uz>
Posted: 2 Feb 2003


Open Society Institute
Network Scholarship Programs
Global Supplementary Grant Program
(Global SGP)

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

The grants will provide supplemental funding for up to one year of study 
with the option to apply for a second year.  Reapplication procedures will 
be outlined in academic year 2004/2005 application form.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

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

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

The deadline for receiving applications for the 2003/2004 academic year is:

FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PH.D. IN NORTH AMERICA, AISIA, AUSTRALIA: APRIL 1, 2003.

FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PH.D IN WESTERN EUROPE: JUNE 2, 2003.

For further information and to obtain an application form please visit our 
web site:

http://www.soros.org/scholar/globalsgp.html

Applicants may also apply online at http://www.soros.org/grants/oas. Paper 
and online applications are equally evaluated.

or contact:

Khilola Rakhimberdieva
Scholarships Program Coordinator

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation -Uzbekistan
Zarbog 31 Street (formerly Roza Luxemburg), Tashkent 700031, Uzbekistan
Tel: +998(71) 1205408, 1205409, 1205410, 1205411, 1205412, 12054123, 
1205010, 1205011
Fax: +998(71) 1206854.
E-mail: khilola(a)osi.uz

[Forwarded from: ScholarshipsUZ]

GRANTS- Open Society Institute, Alumni Grant Program

Posted by: Khilola Rakhimberdieva <khilola(a)osi.uz>
Posted: 2 Feb 2003


OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
Network Scholarship Programs
Spring 2003 Alumni Grant Program Information

Introduction:

The Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) is pleased to offer the Spring 2003 
Alumni Grant Program (the 'Program').  The Program will offer grants to NSP 
alumni to further expand the knowledge gained during their fellowship and 
make a positive contribution to their home country.  It will also provide 
alumni with a forum in which to develop projects and thereby pass on their 
knowledge to others in the region. 

Eligibility:

The competition is open to alumni of the following NSP programs meeting the 
criteria listed below:
 - Environmental Law/Management Program
 - Faculty Development Program
 - Global Supplementary Grant Program
 - Mongolian Professional Fellowship Program
 - Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program
 - OSI Chevening Scholarships
 - OSI CNOUS Program (fellowships to France)
 - OSI DAAD Program (fellowships to Germany)
 - Social Work Fellowship Program
 - Soros Supplementary Grant Program
 - Supplementary Grant Program - Burma
 - Supplementary Grant Program - former Yugoslavia
 - Undergraduate Exchange Program/Virtual University

1. Successfully completed their academic program;
2. In compliance with the conditions of their OSI grant;
3. Currently reside in their home country or region (with the exception of 
   SGP - Burma);
4. Project is related to or applicable in their home country or region.

Grant Details:

All grant proposals must be related to the Open Society Institute's mission 
of supporting programs in the areas of educational, social, and legal 
reform, and of encouraging alternative approaches to complex and often 
controversial issues.  Preference will be given to collaborative projects 
between alumni, across countries and with host universities and projects 
that promote the development of a specific discipline in the region.

Types of grants could include, but are not limited to the following:

 * organizing training programs, conferences or seminars in the applicant's 
   field
 * forming an alumni association
 * founding a professional association
 * creating initiatives that support the NGO and/or non-profit sectors
 * creating initiatives that further social justice causes
 * support for creating classroom materials (photocopying, binding etc)
 * other projects judged by the selection committee to be in the spirit of 
   the program goals

The Program will NOT support:

 * travel grants for conferences, workshops, etc
 * additional degrees, courses or certificates for an individual alumnus/a
 * publishing

Selection Process:

Selection is based on a project's relevance to the Program goals, 
feasibility and potential for impact.  The selection committee will be 
comprised of experts from the Soros Foundations Network and outside 
consultants who are familiar with the Open Society Institute's mission.  All 
applicants will be notified of their status by late spring 2003. 

The competition will be run twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Financial Terms:

Applicants may request grants in any amount up to $5,000.

Instructions:

Read all instructions and information carefully before completing the 
application.  All forms are to be completed in English and must be 
typewritten or printed neatly in black ink.  Answer every question and write 
"Not applicable" if a question does not apply to you.  Incomplete 
applications will not be considered.  Applications should be submitted to 
OSI-NY at the address below. 

Verification:

The Program reserves the right to verify all information submitted as part 
of an application.  In the event that there is a discrepancy or information 
is found to be false, the applicant will be declared ineligible.

Deadline:

Friday, February 14, 2003

Checklist:

All applications must include:

 * Completed Application Form
 * Project Proposal (max 2 pages)
 * Resume or C.V. (max 2 pages)
 * Detailed Budget
 * Attachments: any required supporting documents, i.e. information about 
   organizations involved in the project, letters of support from 
   organizations or individuals providing cost-shared funds, resumes of key 
   individuals (staff, trainers, lecturers) who will be involved in the 
   project.

Submission:

The application is available online at: 

http://www.soros.org/scholar/index.html

Applications are free and may be duplicated.  Documentation received after 
the deadline will not be considered.  Documentation may not be submitted via 
fax or enclosed in plastic covers/binders.  Documentation will not be 
returned.  Please write "Alumni Grant Program" in your communication to 
OSI-NY.  Submission via email is preferred.  If submitting your application 
via regular mail, please submit one original and one copy of your 
application with all attachments to the address below:

The Open Society Institute
Network Scholarship Programs
Alumni Grant Program
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019  USA
Email: nspalumni(a)sorosny.org


Best regards,

Khilola Rakhimberdieva
Scholarships Program Coordinator

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation -Uzbekistan
Zarbog 31 Street (formerly Roza Luxemburg), Tashkent 700031, Uzbekistan
Tel: +998(71) 1205408, 1205409, 1205410, 1205411, 1205412, 12054123, 
1205010, 1205011
Fax: +998(71) 1206854
E-mail: khilola(a)osi.uz

[Forwarded from: ScholarshipsUZ]

FELLOWSHIP- Eurasia Program Teaching Fellowships, SSRC

Posted by: Elissa Klein <klein(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 31 Jan 2003


Social Science Research Council
EURASIA PROGRAM

Teaching Fellowships

At the SSRC, postdoctoral research grants have allowed young faculty members
to expand upon their research interests after having completed and often
published their initial dissertation work.  Now, after years of funding
independent research, the SSRC Eurasia Program aims to support faculty in
their classroom activities as well.  This year, the Eurasia Program
introduces Teaching Fellowships that encourage and support faculty members
at all career levels in their efforts to impart their own knowledge and
expertise to their students.

These awards of $10,000 support the creation of original and innovative
course curricula.  Funds will support the rethinking and reframing of
courses in the humanities and social sciences that directly relate to the
whole or part of Eurasia.  Courses must be wholly new, or substantial
revisions of a course previously taught.

A strong candidate will have a proven track record of research and teaching
in his/her field of Eurasian studies.  Fellowships are particularly
appropriate for faculty with heavy teaching loads and with proven desires to
push the teaching of Eurasian studies in innovative directions and to
incorporate contemporary research and thinking on Eurasian studies into new
teaching curricula for use in classrooms.

The SSRC invites proposals that combine two or more of the following:
interdisciplinary outlook; a diverse range of literatures and source media
(including audio, video, and web content); a diverse range of pedagogical
approaches.  All applicants should make note of their proposal's relevance
to contemporary issues, as well as their historical framework.

Final awards are dependent upon funding approval. All selected awardees will
be expected to demonstrate departmental and institutional support for adding
the proposed course to the university's list of offered courses within a
two-year period of time.  Please note: due to funding restrictions,
proposals that solely address one or more of the Baltic States will not be
considered; however, proposals that include Baltic studies within a larger
Eurasian context will be judged along with all other eligible applications.

For additional information or application materials, please contact the
Eurasia Program at the address listed on the bottom of this flyer or e-mail:
<eurasia(a)ssrc.org>

The deadline for receipt of applications is 25 March 2003

Elissa Klein
SSRC Program on Eurasia and Eastern Europe
SSRC Program on Europe
E-mail: <klein(a)ssrc.org>
Telephone: (212) 377-2700, ext. 445

GRANTS- Soros Supplementary Grants Program 2003-2004

Posted by: Khilola Rakhimberdieva <khilola(a)osi.uz>
Posted: 30 Jan 2003


Program Description:

The Network Scholarship Programs of the Open Society Institute-Budapest is
pleased to announce the Soros Supplementary Grants Program, academic year
2003-2004.

The program was created to assist citizens of the countries of Central and
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia who are pursuing advanced
study within this region but outside of their home countries. The goal is to
support cross-cultural, intraregional student mobility as part of the Open
Society Institute's overall efforts to strengthen the academic network within
and among these countries.

The Soros Supplementary Grants Program 2003-2004 offers grants to:

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

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

Awards are offered for one academic year only and will be granted in amounts
ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards are available to undergraduates and
post-graduates enrolled at recognized institutes of higher education outside of
their home country or permanent residence and in one of the countries listed
below. Participating countries are all Central Asian countries

Application deadline: April 15, 2003.

You can download application form at:  http://www.osi.hu/nsp/

For more information on eligibility criteria and application details please
contact the appropriate scholarship program coordinator at the national
foundation in your home country.

Khilola Rakhimberdieva
Scholarships Program Coordinator

GRANT- 2003-2004 FSA Undergraduate Program, Deadline Jan. 31

Posted by: IREX <fsau(a)irex.org>
Posted: 23 Jan 2003


Attention U.S. Universities/Colleges and Community Colleges
Host Application Deadline: January 31, 2003

Host applications for the 2003-2004 FSA Undergraduate Program, a program of
the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of
State, funded under the FREEDOM Support Act (FSA), and administered by IREX,
are now available on the IREX website:

<http://www.irex.org/programs/fsau/hosts.asp> for interested US
universities/colleges and community colleges.

Host Application Deadline: January 31, 2003!

The FREEDOM Support Act Undergraduate Program (FSAU) provides fellowships to
first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for one year of non-degree
undergraduate study in the United States in the fields of agriculture,
American studies, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics,
education, environmental management, international relations, journalism and
mass communication, political science, and sociology.

Hosting FSAU students brings a variety of benefits to US institutions:

 * Students are selected through a merit-based competition that
   includes in-person interviews and language testing
 * Institutions receive free publicity through IREX and the student
 * Students contribute to campus diversity
 * Interaction with students can lead to potential contacts that
   result in international collaboration
 * IREX sponsors students' visas, provides financial support,
   and monitors and supports their progress

Separate applications are available for US universities/4-year institutions
and community colleges (see attachments).

Please contact IREX at <fsau(a)irex.org> or (202) 628-8188 x520 for questions 
or more information.

GRANT- Uzbekistan Educational Partnerships Program, US Dept. of State

Posted by: Jonathan Cebra <jcebra(a)pd.state.gov>
Posted: 17 Jan 2003


The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State announces an open
competition for the Uzbekistan Educational Partnerships Program in Cultural
and Comparative Religious Studies.

U.S. public and private non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.

Full details can be found at:

<http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/apr1rfgp.htm>

GRANTS- Starr Collaborative Research Grants, IREX, Deadline May 1, 2003

Posted by: David John Jea <DJea(a)irex.kz>
Posted: 17 Jan 2003


IREX is pleased to introduce the new Starr Collaborative Research Grants
Program, created to highlight contemporary issues facing the communities
of Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. Each year, the Starr Collaborative
Research Program will focus on one theme devoted to a topic of pressing
interest to the academic, corporate and policy-making community. With
this program, IREX hopes to foster the development of further
understanding on key issues while promoting collaboration between
researchers of neighboring countries and the United States. This year,
research grants will be awarded to projects focusing on the topics of
media and the Internet. The eligible countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Afghanistan, China, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia,
Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Maximum Award: $20,000

Application Deadline:


May 1, 2003
All applicants will be notified of their status by July 2003 and
research projects may begin on or after August 1, 2003, and must be
completed before July 31, 2004.

Eligibility:

Groups with a minimum of three researchers are eligible to
apply. At least one of the researchers must be a US citizen or legal
permanent resident and at least two of the researchers must be citizens
and current residents of two different countries of the eligible regions
at the time of application.

Eligible Expenses:

Travel and associated expenses, research expenses,
participant honoraria, and materials.

To Apply:

Submit the original plus 3 copies of the completed
application form (see below), project proposal, budget narrative,
timeline, and curriculum vitae for each collaborator, to the following
address:

IREX
ATTN: STARR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS
2121 K Street NW, SUITE 700
WASHINGTON, DC  20037

Complete applications and supplementary materials may also be submitted
via e-mail to <collabgrants(a)irex.org>. Those applying electronically must
submit all materials and fax the signature page to (202) 628-8189 by the
deadline.

To download applications or for more information, visit the IREX website
at <http://www.irex.org/programs/starr> or contact: <collabgrants(a)irex.org>.

The Starr Collaborative Research Grants Program is made possible through
the generosity of The Starr Foundation.

GRANT- Short-Term Travel Grants, IREX, Deadline Feb. 1, 2003

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 15 Jan 2003


SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM (STG)

Deadline: February 1, 2003

Grants of up to $3,000 for up to two months of independent or
collaborative research in Europe and Eurasia for postdoctoral scholars
and professionals with terminal degrees. Successful projects must make a
substantive contribution to knowledge of the contemporary political,
economic, historical, or cultural developments in the region and must
demonstrate how such knowledge is relevant to US foreign policy.

The STG application, instructions, and FAQ sheet are available online
and can be found at <http://www.irex.org/programs/stg/application.asp>.
You can download and print everything directly from this website.

Please note: Fellowship in the Humanities will not be offered in the
February 2003 competition due to decreased funding.

FELLOWSHIP- 2003 John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts Fellowship Program, IREX

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 14 Jan 2003


Deadline: Applications must be received by March 15, 2003.

The fellowship provides a single grant of up to $50,000 for research
projects lasting up to 18 months. This year applications will be
accepted for research only in the field of education. This program
supports research in and on Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia for
scholars with PhD or equivalent terminal degrees. Collaborative research
programs involving international colleagues are strongly encouraged.

Please visit the IREX website at <www.irex.org/programs/roberts/> for more
information about the program, including application materials available
for download.

Questions about the Roberts program may be sent to:
<roberts(a)irex.org>.

SCHOLARSHIP- USACC Azerbaijan Initiative, KSG Mid-Career-MPA Program, 2003-04

Posted by: Caspian Studies Program - KSG Harvard <sdijfk(a)harvard.edu>
Posted: 9 Jan 2003


Harvard's Caspian Studies Program is pleased to announce that the
US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) will grant an Azerbaijan
Initiative Scholarship for the 2003-2004 academic year.

This scholarship is open to citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan who are
applying to the Mid-Career Master of Public Administration (MC-MPA) Program
at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government  (KSG). The Mid-Career
MPA is a one-year graduate program designed for students who have a minimum
of seven years of professional experience.

Candidates must first apply to KSG's Mid-Career MPA Program. Upon
acceptance, they will be considered for the USACC Azerbaijan Initiative
Scholarship.

The deadline for applications to the Mid-Career MPA Program for candidates
from Azerbaijan is March 7, 2003.

For information on the Mid-Career-MPA Program at KSG, please visit
<http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/programs/mpa/mpamc/>

Applications are available online at
<http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/apply/howto.htm>

Visit <http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/mason/azerbaijan.htm> for additional
information on the Azerbaijan Initiative Scholarship and locations where
you can pick up an application.

For more information on the Caspian Studies Program's Azerbaijan
Initiative, please visit:
<http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/BCSIA/SDI.nsf/web/Fellowships>

SCHOLARSHIP- USACC Azerbaijan Initiative, KSG Mid-Career-MPA Program, 2003-04

Posted by: Caspian Studies Program - KSG Harvard <sdijfk(a)harvard.edu>
Posted: 9 Jan 2003


Harvard's Caspian Studies Program is pleased to announce that the
US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) will grant an Azerbaijan
Initiative Scholarship for the 2003-2004 academic year.

This scholarship is open to citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan who are
applying to the Mid-Career Master of Public Administration (MC-MPA) Program
at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government  (KSG). The Mid-Career
MPA is a one-year graduate program designed for students who have a minimum
of seven years of professional experience.

Candidates must first apply to KSG's Mid-Career MPA Program. Upon
acceptance, they will be considered for the USACC Azerbaijan Initiative
Scholarship.

The deadline for applications to the Mid-Career MPA Program for candidates
from Azerbaijan is March 7, 2003.

For information on the Mid-Career-MPA Program at KSG, please visit
<http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/programs/mpa/mpamc/>

Applications are available online at
<http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/apply/howto.htm>

Visit <http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/mason/azerbaijan.htm> for additional
information on the Azerbaijan Initiative Scholarship and locations where
you can pick up an application.

For more information on the Caspian Studies Program's Azerbaijan
Initiative, please visit:
<http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/BCSIA/SDI.nsf/web/Fellowships>

GRANT- The John Smith Fellowship Programme 2003

Posted by: Emily Carr <emily.carr(a)britishlibrary.net>
Posted: 19 Dec 2002


We are currently seeking applications from potential candidates for our
2003 Fellowship Programme, to take place in June/July next year.

The Programme targets young leaders of high calibre from the former Soviet
Union working in politics, local government or civil society with an
established interest in promoting democratic values.

The six-week programme provides carefully-tailored training, broadly
consisting of an induction period in Edinburgh; followed by a two-week
residential course at a Scottish university; a two-week individual
attachment to an organisation relevant to each fellow's background, interest
and action plans; and one week of professional appointments in London. A
follow-up seminar in-country is held 6 months after the fellows' return in
order to evaluate action of their follow-up plans.

I would be grateful if you could encourage any suitable candidates to apply.

Applications are invited from the following countries:

 - Armenia
 - Georgia
 - Kyrgyzstan
 - Moldova
 - Russia
 - Ukraine

Information on our recruitment criteria, details of applications and
deadlines can be obtained from the British Council website:

http://www.britishcouncil.org/jsmithpublic/index.htm

Emily Carr
Assistant to the Director
John Smith Memorial Trust

GRANTS- Inner Asian and Uralic NRC Research Grants

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 16 Dec 2002


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/rifias.html>.

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.  Research visits must be completed by August 
1, 2003.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please submit the following information to:
IAUNRC Research Grants
Inner Asian and Uralic NRC
Attn: Assistant Director
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall 305
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

Applications may also be sent by e-mail to <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu> or faxed to 
812-855-8667 (to the attention of the Assistant Director).

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:
   a) educational background
   b) relevant publications
   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 Kasia Johnston, Assistant Director, IAUNRC, Indiana
University, Goodbody Hall 305, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.  Phone:
812-855-7319; fax: 812-855-8667; e-mail: <krydeljo(a)indiana.edu>

GRANTS- Public Policy Discussion Websites, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Jerzy Celichowski <celichow(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 11 Dec 2002


Call for Proposals

Information Program of Open Society Institute is announcing a competition 
for proposal from independent policy institute to develop interactive 
policy-related web presence. Resulting websites will foster citizen 
participation in the policy development process through provision of access 
to related information, offering a platform for public debates and tools for 
facilitation of the flow of input from citizens and civic groups towards the 
policy-makers. They will offer space for monitoring and advocacy initiatives 
as well as policy analyses. Although understandingly the primary audience is 
going to be individuals and institutions already involved in various aspects 
of policy-making, the websites will strive to have an appeal as broad as 
possible. An example of such an already existing website is politika.lv 
(English version http://policy.lv).

The following aspects of submitted proposals will be particularly taken into 
consideration:

1. Innovative character of proposed activities
2. Synergy between the core activities of the applying policy institute and 
   the those of the website
3. Ideas and potential for cooperation with content partners as well as 
   similar project abroad
4. Long-term sustainability vision
5. Co-funding offered
6. Previous achievements of the applying policy institutes
7. Geographical location - preference will be given to the countries other 
   than the EU candidate states
8. Timing of forthcoming national elections - preference will be given to 
   countries 1.5-2 years ahead of national elections

Eligible to apply are non-governmental independent policy institutes from 
countries covered by the activities of a national Soros Foundation/Open 
Society Institute. A profile of the applying institution as well as a 
detailed business plan should be included in the application.

Deadline for applications: 20 December 2002

Contact: Jerzy Celichowski <celichow(a)osi.hu>

Source: "Announcements": http://www.osi.hu/infoprogram/

GRANT- Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Studies, Northwestern Univ.

Posted by: Brian Roush <broush(a)wcas.northwestern.edu>
Posted: 6 Dec 2002


MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences seeks 
applications for  a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic and Middle 
Eastern Studies for a period of two years, beginning September 1, 2003.  All 
requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before the start date.  We are 
seeking recent Ph.D.'s with ambitious research interests and strong teaching 
abilities working on issues of central importance to Islamic and Middle 
Eastern Studies.  The successful candidate will be housed in the appropriate 
disciplinary department and will teach a one-quarter lecture course and a 
one-quarter seminar per year, and present one colloquium per year.

Applications, including a letter of application, a cv, a sample of scholarly 
writing, a brief research proposal, and teaching record should be submitted 
to Mellon Search Committee, Office of the Dean, Weinberg College, 
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-4020.  Questions may be emailed 
to broush(a)wcas.northwestern.edu.  Candidates should arrange to have 3-4 
letters of reference sent directly to the search committee; if possible, one 
of the letters should specifically address the applicant's teaching 
qualifications.

Deadline for all materials: January 15, 2003.  AA/EOE Applications from 
minority and women candidates are especially welcome.

Brian Roush
Northwestern University
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Dean's Office
1918 Sheridan Rd. 
Ph: 847-491-2209 Fax: 847-491-4289
broush(a)wcas.northwestern.edu

GRANT- NAFSA Cooperative Grants, Deadline January 10, 2003

Posted by: Elizabeth Schultz <Eschultz(a)nafsa.org>
Posted: 5 Dec 2002


The Cooperative Grants Program (COOP) at NAFSA: Association of International
Educators is accepting proposals for its Incentive Grant competition.

Incentive Grants are awards of up to $10,000.  Proposals must be received by
January 10, 2003.

THE PROGRAM

Since 1974, COOP has provided funding for campus and community initiated
cultural enrichment programs that involve post-secondary international
and/or U.S. study abroad students.  COOP has awarded more than $2 million
for more than 870 projects across the United States.  Over 450,000
international and U.S. students, community members, K-12 students, and
university faculty and staff have participated in these innovative,
"beyond-the-classroom," intercultural projects.  COOP grants are made
available through funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs of the United States Department of State under the authority of the
Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.

COOP invites proposals from U.S.-based institutions of higher education and
non-profit organizations for innovative projects that:

 * encourage international students and scholars attending U.S. colleges and
   universities to become involved in and knowledgeable about U.S. culture and
   society apart from their study/research programs;

 * Enhance the experience of U.S. students involved in study abroad prior to
   their departure or upon their return; and/or

 * Stimulate and strengthen interaction among international students, their
   U.S. peers, faculty, and communities.

2002-2003 GRANT THEMES

While all proposals submitted to COOP that meet the selection criteria will
be considered, the Cooperative Grants Committee will give priority to grant
proposals that address any of the themes below.

 * U.S. society and values, including pluralism, diversity, volunteerism,
   religious tolerance, the partnership of the public and private sectors, and
   the arts and cultural heritage of the U.S.

 * Democracy and human rights, including the U.S. elections process, the
   role of the media, and the rule of law and administration of justice

 * U.S. economy and international trade issues

 * U.S.-Muslim intercultural awareness

INFORMATION AND MATERIALS

Application materials, grant writing resources and the COOP Model Program
List are available on the NAFSA web site at <www.nafsa.org/coop> or contact
COOP staff at <coop(a)nafsa.org>.  COOP staff are also available to discuss
project ideas and to answer questions about application requirements.

FELLOWSHIP- Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program, Deadline Jan. 31, 2003

Posted by: Andrew Segars <segars(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 3 Dec 2002

  
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States 
Department of State currently seeks host institutions for the 2003 Edmund 
S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act (FSA) Graduate Fellowship Program.

The Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program was established in 1991 by the 
United States Congress to encourage economic and democratic reform in the 
former Soviet Union.  The 2002 program will offer highly qualified 
individuals from Eurasia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, 
and Uzbekistan) the opportunity to pursue one to two years of graduate 
level study in the United States. The 2003 program will include the fields 
of Business Administration, Economics, Education, Environmental Management 
and Policy, International Affairs, Journalism and Mass Communications, Law 
(LLM degree only), Library and Information Science, Public Administration, 
Public Health, and Public Policy.  The Muskie/FSA Program is a program of 
the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of 
State, and in 2003 will be administered by the American Councils for 
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the Open Society Institute 
(OSI).  Approximately 335 fellowships will be awarded in 2003.

Host institutions will be selected on the basis of their academic strength, 
their experience working with international students, their ability to 
facilitate internships, their ability to assign faculty advisors as well as 
a Muskie/FSA Graduate Program Coordinator, their ability to contribute 
financially towards tuition in the form of cost-share, and their ability to 
monitor and evaluate the academic progress and cultural adaptation of the 
fellow(s).

U.S. universities currently hosting Muskie/FSA Fellows include Columbia 
University, Duke University, Emory University, Georgetown University, 
Harvard University, Indiana University, University of California at 
Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, and Yale 
University, as well as many other quality institutions.

To obtain more information and/or an application to host 2003 Muskie/FSA 
Graduate Fellows in the fields of Education, Law, Public Health, and Public 
Policy, please contact:

Open Society Institute, Attn: Sonia Skindrud
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019
Tel: (212) 548-0175
E-mail: <sskindrud(a)sorosny.org>
Web: <www.soros.org>

To obtain more information and/or an application to host 2003 Muskie/FSA 
Graduate Fellows in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, 
Environmental Management and Policy, International affairs, Journalism and 
Mass Communications, Library and Information Science, and Public 
Administration, please contact:

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Attn: Andrew Segars
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20036
Tel: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: <segars(a)americancouncils.org>
Web: <www.americancouncils.org>

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2003 (received by 5 p.m. EST)

Andrew Segars, Program Manager
Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 833-7522
Fax: (202) 833-7523
E-mail: <segars(a)americancouncils.org>
Web: <www.americancouncils.org>

GRANT- Matched Small Grant Program, Caspian Region, Third Round

Posted by: Oleg Guchgeldiyev <pipp(a)online.tm>
Posted: 3 Dec 2002

 
Dear Colleagues:

The World Bank and Caspian Environment Programme announced the third round
of the Matched Small Grant Program for small-scale environment projects.
Below is the list of contact persons for the CA region as well as small
description of the program in the region.

You can also obtain the information from: <www.caspianenvironment.org>

Oleg T. Guchgeldiev
LLC, WB CEP

CONTACT PERSONS IN CA REGION

Contact for Kazakhstan:

Ms. Dinara Akhmetova
Local Consultant PIPP Kazakhstan, World Bank
Ph/Fx +7 3162255428
Cell phone +7 3005663648
Email: <Dakhmetova(a)neapsd.kz>

TURKMENISTAN

Activities in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 12.09.02, Presentation
Ashgabat, 11.25.02 01.30.03, Weekly Consultations

Contact for Turkmenistan:

Mr. Oleg Guchgeldiyev
Local Consultant PIPP Turkmenistan, World Bank
Ph: (99312) 357341
Fx: (99312) 353716
Email: <pipp(a)online.tm>

THE WORLD BANK ANNOUNCES THE THIRD ROUND OF THE
MATCHED SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM IN THE CASIAN REGION

WHAT IS THE MATCHED SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM?

The Matched Small Grants Program (MSGP), funded by the Global Environmental
Facility and executed by the World Bank, is a component of the Priority
Investment Portfolio Project (PIPP).  The PIPP is one of several projects
being implemented under the Caspian Environment Program (CEP), which was
launched in April 1995 at the initiative of the Caspian littoral states. The
overall goal of the CEP is to promote the sustainable development and
management of the Caspian environment, a major and unique ecosystem under
threat from pollution and loss of biodiversity.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE MSGP?

The purpose of the MSGP is to advance small-scale investment or pilot
projects to address urgent environmental problems in the Caspian region.
With this program small-scale priority projects can be implemented quickly,
in order to take curative or preventive actions; the MSGP also helps to
develop the capacity for further actions to improve the Caspian environment.

WHAT WILL BE FINANCED UNDER THE MSGP?

The MSGP will finance small-scale investment or pilot projects that will
produce tangible, practical results. Grants may be requested in the amount
of US$ 10,000 up to US$ 100,000.  At least 100% matching of the grant amount
is mandatory, total project budgets would therefore range from US$20,000 to
US$200,000 or more, if additional resources are identified by the
beneficiary. Projects eligible under the program may address the following
areas:

 * Decline in commercial fish stocks, including sturgeon
 * Degradation of coastal landscapes and damage to coastal habitats
 * Damage to coastal infrastructure and amenities
 * Threats to biodiversity
 * Overall decline in environmental quality
 * Decline in human health
 * Introduced species
 * Contamination from offshore oil and gas activities

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any legal entity that is a governmental, private sector, or non-governmental
organization from the Caspian region is eligible to apply for grants.  The
region is defined to include: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and
Turkmenistan. In general the Caspian Region is defined as coastal regions
and 100 km inland of the sea, but also includes the major tributaries.
Proposals from municipal and regional government bodies are encouraged.
Applications from public-private partners or NGOs in partnership with
government or private sector are also eligible.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Prospective grantees will fill out an application form that is available on
request from the MSGP office, or from the Caspian Environment Program web
site (please see contact information on the cover page).  Applicants are
highly encouraged (but not required) to submit a draft proposal to the MSGP
staff for review and guidance before preparation of the final proposal. The
deadline for submission of the draft proposals for the third round is
January 06, 2003. The deadline for submission of final applications is
January 31, 2003.

HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS WORK?

All proposals will be evaluated by a committee comprised of representatives
from each Caspian littoral state, the CEP, EU-Tacis and the World Bank.
Preference will be given to those projects that address transboundary
environmental issues and make tangible environmental improvements, create
substantial innovation in solution of environmental problems in the Caspian
region, and/or demonstrate a solution that can be readily replicated at
other locations in the region. Projects should help to address priority
problems identified in the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA), National
Caspian Action Plans (NCAPs), and Strategic Action Plan (SAP). Information
about these documents is available from the MSGP staff at the PCU, and on
the CEP website.

The grant evaluation committee meeting will be held in late February/early
March 2003, and awards will be announced in mid-late March. All applicants
will be informed concerning the results of the evaluation process. Grant
Agreements for projects selected in the 3rd grant round will be prepared for
signature in April 2003.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR SELECTION?

Successful proposals will demonstrate:

 * Positive environmental effect on the Caspian Sea ecosystem to be gained
   as a result of project;
 * Efficiency in achieving tangible results with verifiable indicators;
 * Ability to match grant funds at 100% of amount of grant, up to 50% of
   which can be in kind goods and services;
 * Positive environmental and/or biodiversity effects of the project;
 * An activity that can be replicated on a larger scale and/or in different
   communities or countries;
 * A clear timeline describing the implementation of the project month by
   month, with a completion date not later than June 2004.
 * A realistic plan describing how maintenance and operational expenses (if
   applicable) will be financed after the grant period.

FELLOWSHIPS- ABA/CEELI Fellows Program, Washington, DC

Posted by: Marie Ericson <mericson(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 22 Nov 2002


Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI)

Fellows Program

Overview

The Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) is a public service
project of the American Bar Association (ABA) designed to advance the rule
of law by supporting the law reform process underway in Central and Eastern
Europe and the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union

Each year CEELI offers a limited number of professional fellowships to legal
practitioners, analysts, and scholars through its CEELI Fellows program.

The Fellows program is designed with two goals in mind: 1) To strengthen
CEELI's capacity to develop research and analytical publications that
complement the programmatic efforts of the organization's network of
approximately thirty field offices; and 2) To provide legal professionals
early in their career and from around the world with practical experience
and insight into the field of technical legal assistance.

Fellows work entirely in CEELI's Washington, D.C. office as part of the
Legislative Assistance & Research program. They are fully integrated into
CEELI's day-to-day operations in Washington DC, and are relied upon to
conduct in-depth legal research and provide analysis of issues related to
the rule of law and legal reform in emerging democracies and transitioning
states. While on staff at CEELI, Fellows will pursue both directed and
independent research projects.

Fellows are hired as employees for roughly 1 year, beginning on or about
September 2nd, 2003 and ending August 31st, 2004. Fellows receive an annual
salary of approximately $35,000 with ABA benefits, including paid vacation
and administrative leave, Federal holidays, and medical, dental, and vision
care insurance. Foreign applicants are responsible for obtaining
authorization to work in the United States.

Directed Research

Projects assigned to CEELI Fellows throughout their year on staff may include:

 * Preparing analysis of draft laws from central Europe and Eurasia either
   independently or through working-groups of attorneys, judges, and law
   professors;

 * Drafting concept papers on substantive areas of law and components of the
   rule of law for legislative drafters in conjunction with a panel of expert
   commentators;

 * Providing research support in the design and development of technical
   assistance tools;

 * Authoring comprehensive reports providing descriptive overviews of a
   particular country's legal and judicial system; and

 * Developing educational modules, presentation materials, and informational
   resources.

Independent Research

Fellows are also expected to pursue and complete at least one independent
research project on a topic that relates to their own professional interests
and expertise as well as one of the following CEELI focal areas: Judicial
Reform, Independence of the Legal Profession, Legal Education, Gender
Issues, Anti-corruption and Public Integrity, and Conflict Prevention and
Resolution. This project will culminate in a 15-25 page Discussion Paper
that reflects CEELI's commitment to both scholarship and the practical
application of that scholarship. Discussion Papers will be published
internally and distributed throughout the international development and
policy communities. Fellows will also be required to present his or her
observations and conclusions at an event including both CEELI and external
audiences.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

CEELI welcomes applications from candidates of all countries. Competition
for Fellow positions is merit-based and selection will be made on the basis
of academic excellence, professional aptitude and experience, leadership
potential in the fields of international development and legal reform, and
command of the English language.

The following selection criteria will also be applied:

 * Fellow candidates must hold a law degree from either a U.S. or foreign
   law school, and have at least two years of relevant experience.

 * Fellow candidates must demonstrate expertise in at least one of CEELI's
   focal areas: Judicial Reform, Independence of the Legal Profession, Legal
   Education, Gender Issues, Anti-corruption and Public Integrity, and Conflict
   Prevention and Resolution.

 * Fellow candidates must be familiar with both international law and
   comparative legal systems. Familiarity with international development or
   technical legal assistance programming is welcomed.

 * Fellow candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently,
   and possess both excellent interpersonal and writing skills.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until March 31st, 2003.

To apply, please complete an application packet, which can be downloaded
from <http://www.abanet.org/ceeli/program/larp_fellows/home.html>.

Applications must be mailed to:

CEELI Fellowship Program
740 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-1022

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

FELLOWSHIP- Extended Deadline, SSRC Eurasia Program Dissertation Fellowship

Posted by: Elissa Klein <klein(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 14 Nov 2002

 
The SSRC Eurasia Program has extended the deadline for the 2002-2003 Title
VIII Dissertation Write-up fellowship for research on the Russian Empire,
the Soviet Union and the New Independent States.  The new deadline is
November 20, 2002.  Research related to the non-Russian states, regions, and
peoples is particularly encouraged; although all proposals related to one or
more regions of Eurasia will be accepted. Funding for this program is
provided by the US 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 US Department of State.

These awards of $15,000 for one academic year provide support to graduate
students near the completion of their doctoral programs in the social
sciences and related humanities.  These fellowships are intended for
applicants who have completed all formal components of their dissertation
field research or data collection, and who have made significant progress in
outlining emergent, innovative contributions to scholarship.

Regions and countries currently supported by the program include Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian
Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  Funding is
presently not available for research on the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia,
and Lithuania).

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Award decisions will be announced by June 2003. First payment installments
are usually released in September or October (contingent upon the receipt of
funding from the US Department of State).

For further information and application materials:

Download application forms from the web:

<http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia>

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/programs/eurasia>
E-mail: <eurasia(a)ssrc.org>

GRANTS- ACTR/ACCELS Fellowships for 2003

Posted by: Tatyana Judd <Judd(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 1 Nov 2002

 
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the 
following fellowship programs:

National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Fellowship: 
Provides fellowships of up to $40,000 for four to nine months of research in 
Eastern Europe and Eurasia. 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 and most social sciences, 
including such disciplines as modern and classical languages, history, 
linguistics, literature, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative 
religion, sociology and ethics. Application deadline: February 15.

Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for three to 
nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, 
Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include round-trip international 
travel, housing, living stipends, visas, insurance, affiliation fees, 
archive access, research advising, and logistical support in the field. 
Total value of awards ranges from approximately $5,000 to $25,000. Open to 
graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. Funded by the U.S. Department of 
State, Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Newly 
Independent States. Application deadlines: October 1 (Spring Program); 
January 15 (Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs).

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides full 
support for research and approximately ten hours per week of advanced 
language instruction for three to nine months in Russia, Central Asia, the 
Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include 
round-trip international travel, housing, tuition, living stipends, visas, 
insurance, affiliation fees, archive access, research advising, and 
logistical support in the field. Open to graduate students, post-docs, and 
faculty. Total value of awards ranges from approximately $5,000 to $25,000. 
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Program for Research and Training on 
Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Application deadlines: 
October 1 (Spring Program); January 15 (Summer, Fall and Academic Year 
Programs.)

Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship: Provides grants of up to $35,000 
for field research on policy-relevant topics in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a 
policy-relevant field, have held an academic research position for a least 
five years, and have sufficient language-ability to carry out proposed 
research. Scholars must conduct research for at least four months in the 
field. Application deadlines: October 1 (Spring Program); January 15 
(Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs.)

Title VIII Central Europe Research and Language Study Programs: Provides 
full support for three to nine months of research and/or language study in 
east-central Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel, 
housing, living stipends, visas, insurance, tuition, and affiliation fees.  
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Program for Research and Training on 
Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Open to graduate students, 
post-docs, and faculty. Total value of awards ranges from approximately 
$5,000 to $25,000. Application deadline: October 1 (Spring Program); January 
15 (Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs).

Title VIII Central Europe Summer Language Program: Offers international 
airfare, tuition, insurance, and living stipends to graduate students for up 
to three months of intensive language study at major universities throughout 
east-central Europe and the Baltic states. Open to students at the MA and 
Ph.D. level, as well as faculty and post-docs. Total value of awards ranges 
from $3,000 to $8,000. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Program for 
Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. 
Application deadline: January 15.

Summer Russian Language Teachers Program: Provides full support for teachers 
of Russian at the university, high school, and secondary school level to 
study Russian literature, language, culture and second language pedagogy at 
Moscow State University for six weeks. Graduate students with a commitment 
to the teaching profession are also eligible to apply. Awards provide full 
round-trip international airfare from Washington, DC to Moscow, Russia; 
living stipends; full tuition; housing with Russian host families; 
pre-departure orientation; weekly cultural excursions; insurance; and visas. 
 Tentative program dates are June 19 to August 5.  Funded by the U.S. 
Department of Education.  Application deadline: March 1.

Scholarships for language study on American Councils programs overseas: 
Graduate students participating in the American Councils Russian Language 
and Area Studies program or the NIS Regional Language program are eligible 
for full or partial scholarships from the U.S. Department of State Program 
for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of 
the former Soviet Union. Undergraduates who intend a career in teaching are 
eligible for full or partial scholarships from the U.S. Department of 
Education for their participation in the Russian Language and Area Studies 
Program or the NIS Regional Language program. The American Councils Russian 
Language and Area Studies Program provides intensive Russian language 
instruction in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vladimir, Russia. The NIS Regional 
Language program offers instruction in virtually any of the languages of the 
former Soviet Union at leading institutions throughout the region. 
Fellowship information and applications are included in regular application 
materials for both programs. Application deadlines: October 15 (spring 
semester programs); March 1 (summer programs); April 1 (fall semester and 
academic year programs). 

For more information, contact: Outbound Programs, American Councils for 
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 
700, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 833-7522, outbound(a)americancouncils.org.

FELLOWSHIPS- ARIT Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey

Posted by: Nancy Leinwand <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>
Posted: 23 Oct 2002

 
REMINDER: The deadline for ARIT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS for 2003-2004 is
November 15, 2002

See more information at the ARIT website: <http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT>

Or contact ARIT office at: <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>

 * National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for 
   Research in Turkey, 2003 - 2004.

ARIT/NEH Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including 
prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well 
as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have 
completed their academic training. Fellowship tenures range from four months 
to a full year.  Stipends range from $10,000 to 30,000.

 * ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2003 - 2004.

ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern 
times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral 
and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from two to 
three months up to terms of a year.  Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.  
Deadline November 15, 2002.

 * Samuel H. Kress Foundation/ARIT Fellowship for Research in Archaeology 
   and Art History in 2003 - 2004.

Graduate level fellowships of up to $15,000 and tenures of up to one year 
will be offered for doctoral candidates in Art History or Archaeology 
matriculated at U.S. or Canadian institutions.  Deadline November 15, 2002.

American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
33rd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia  PA  19104-6324

phone:  (215) 898-3474
fax:  (215) 898-0657

e-mail: <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>
website: <http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT>

GRANT- ACTR/ACCELS Junior Faculty Development Program Eurasia

Posted by: Erin Burt <Burt(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 21 Oct 2002

 
Call For Applications

2003-2004 Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) Eurasia
Administered by the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
A Program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs

Application Due Date:  17:00, December 6, 2002

The JFDP is a non-degree, professional development program intended to
provide opportunities for junior university faculty with great potential as
scholars and instructors in their disciplines to:

 * develop new courses and implement curriculum reform at their home
   institutions;
 * cultivate teaching skills and techniques derived from exposure to U.S.
   educational methods;
 * expand the information base in their fields of study, and;
 * become a vehicle for on-going contact and exchange between home and host
   institutions.

The competition is open to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
and Uzbekistan.  Faculty must currently teach at a higher educational
institution in their home country, have a mastery of the English language,
possess a university degree, and have two years of teaching experience in an
institution of higher education.  Applicants in the fields of Arts
Management and Library and Archival Science need a university degree, two
years of work experience in that field, and must currently teach at an
educational institution.

For the 2003-2004 academic year, JFDP Fellows will undertake a nine-month,
non-degree program.  Program activities include observing courses,
developing curricula, gathering resource materials, attending conferences,
collaborating with U.S. colleagues, giving presentations and possibly
co-teaching.  After the academic year, Fellows complete a two-month summer
practicum.  Fellows are placed at U.S. host institutions that have
facilities and faculty appropriate for their field of study.  JFDP Fellows
receive round-trip international and domestic transportation, medical
insurance, monthly stipends, and a professional development fund.  Since the
JFDP is a non-degree program, Fellows are not required or permitted to
receive transcripts, degrees, grades or credit.


JFDP fields for 2003-2004 are as follows:

 - American Studies
 - Architecture & Urban Planning
 - Arts Management
 - Business Administration
 - Cultural Anthropology
 - Economics
 - Education Administration
 - Environmental Studies
 - History
 - International Affairs
 - Journalism
 - Law
 - Library & Archival Science
 - Linguistics
 - Literature
 - Philosophy
 - Political Science
 - Psychology
 - Public Administration
 - Public Policy
 - Sociology

The recruitment season has begun for the JFDP grant competition in Eurasia.
American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) is administering
the competition in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.  The Fulbright
Office in Kyiv is administering the JFDP competition in Ukraine.  The
offices in these countries provide applications, answer questions, and
collect completed applications.

General information about the JFDP and an application can be found at the
JFDP website: <http://www.actr.org/JFDP/>. The free software program, "Adobe
Acrobat Reader" is necessary to view and print the application.

After completing the application, please send it or bring it to the nearest
American Councils/ACTR/ACCELS office (Fulbright office in Kyiv, Ukraine).
The application must be received before 17:00, December 6, 2002.

Here is a list of the offices where one can receive and send applications,
and receive more information:

ARMENIA
Yerevan-American Councils for International Education
18/2 Marshall Bagramyan, Room 1
Yerevan, Armenia 375019
tel:  (374-1) 56-14-10
fax: (374-1) 56-14-98
e-mail: accels(a)accels.am

AZERBAIJAN
Baku-American Councils for International Education
ul. Akmeda Javad 5, kv 3
Baku, Azerbaijan  370001
tel/fax: (99412) 92-34-50
JFDP(a)americancouncils.az

GEORGIA
Tbilisi-American Councils for International Education
2, Arakishvili Street
Tbilisi, Georgia  380079
tel/fax: (995-32) 29-21-06; 93-28-99; 29-17-62
e-mail: programs(a)amcouncils.ge

KAZAKHSTAN
Almaty- American Councils for International Education
pr. Seifullina 531, kom. 604
Almaty, Kazakhstan  480091
tel/fax: (73272) 63-20-56; 63 30 06; 62 50 96
e-mail: accelskz(a)yahoo.com

Astana- American Councils for International Education
Educational Advising Center
61 Prospekt Pobedi, kom.306
Astana, Kazakhstan 473000
tel: (7-3172) 17 01 69; 14 83 64
fax: (7-3172) 17-01-69
e-mail: kulyash(a)kepter.kz

Shymkent-Regional Office
Taukekhan ul., 5-215
Shymkent, Kazakhstan 417000
tel: (7-3252) 902-56-31
fax: (-3252) 902-56-31
e-mail: rc-shimk(a)nursat.kz

Uralsk-American Councils for International Education
Lenina 194, Room 206
Uralsk, Kazakhstan  417000
tel/fax: (31122) 51-19-05
e-mail: nataur(a)nursat.kz

Ust-Kamenogorsk-American Councils for International Education
Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Technichesky Universitet
Naberezhny Krasnikh Orlov, Korpus 1, dom 69, room 104
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan  492024
tel: (3232) 26-44-02
e-mail: saule_ukg(a)yahoo.com

KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek-American Councils for International Education
Tynystanova, d. 98, kv. 1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  720040
tel: (996-312) 66 48 38; 22 18 82
fax: (996-312) 66-48-38
e-mail:  accels(a)elcat.kg

Osh-American Councils for International Education
Osh Oblast Library
271 Kurmanjian Datka
Osh, Kyrgyzstan 714000
tel: (996-3222) 5-78-70; 2 43 40
fax: (996-3222) 5 78 70
e-mail: accelsosh(a)oshmail.kg

MOLDOVA
Chisinau-American Councils for International Education
37B Tricolorului St. (street index MD -2012)
MD-2004 Chisinau
tel: (373-2) 22 58 60; 927 87 85
fax: (373-2) 22 58 60
ALC: (373-2) 22-58-60
e-mail: accels(a)dnt.md

RUSSIA
Moscow-American Councils for International Education
2 Leninsky Prospekt, kom. 507
Moscow, Russia 119049
Tel: (095) 956 7805; 956 7806; 237 9116
Fax: (095) 230-2223
e-mail: actrmoscow(a)actr.ru

Nizhniy Novgorod-American Councils for International Education
6 Zelensky S'ezd
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 603600
tel: (7-8312) 77-87-27; 77-87-28
fax: (7-8312) 77-87-28
e-mail: actr(a)kis.ru

Novosibirsk-American Councils for International Education
Prospekt Lavrenteva,17, 1st floor, 4th entrance, rooms 1-3
Novosibirsk, Russia  630090
tel: (3832) 34-42-93; 30-39-43
fax: (3832) 30-39-43; 34-42-94
e-mail: actr(a)ieie.nsc.ru

Samara- American Councils for International Education
ul. Tsiolkovskogo 1A, kom 5
Samara, Russia  443100
tel/fax: (8462) 42-45-76
e-mail: actr(a)samaramail.ru

St. Petersburg- American Councils for International Education
Central City Library im. Mayakovskogo
46, Fontanka emb.4th floor
St. Petersburg, Russia  191025
tel: (812) 311 4593; 311 0734
fax: (812) 311-09-34
e-mail: actrspb(a)actr.org.ru

Vladivostok- American Councils for International Education
Okeansky Prospect, 15-A
3rd Floor
Vladivostok, Russia  690091
tel: (4232) 40-82-13; 40-80-71
fax: (4232) 40-82-13
e-mail: actrvlad(a)vlad.ru

Volgograd- American Councils for International Education
ul. Port Saida 18, kom 18
Volgograd, Russia  400066
tel/fax: (8442) 36-42-85
e-mail: volgactr(a)advent.avtlg.ru

Yekaterinburg-American Councils for International Education
104 Khokhryakova, office 309
Yekaterinburg, Russia 620144
tel: (3432) 22-82-05; 22-74-23
fax: (3432) 22-74-23
e-mail: actrekatadm(a)actr.rtport.ru

TADJIKISTAN
Dushanbe--American Councils for International Education
105, Rudaki Apt.,13-14
Dushanbe, Tadjikistan 734001
tel/fax: (372) 21-17-95; 21-21-03
e-mail: aciedir(a)actr-tj.org

TURKMENISTAN
Ashgabat-American Councils for International Education
78 Maktymguly, 1st Floor
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan  744000
tel/fax: (312) 39-53-28; 39-53-32
e-mail: accels(a)online.tm

UKRAINE
Fulbright-JFDP Office
4 Hryshevsky Street, suite 305
Kyiv, Ukraine  01001
Tel.: (380 44) 229-2324/1850
Fax: (380 44) 228-8185
fulbrigh(a)carrier.kiev.ua

UZBEKISTAN
Tashkent-American Councils for International Education
68 Konstitutsiya St.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan  700031
tel: (998-71) 152 2407; 152 1281/6; 152 2458
fax: (998-71) 120 7003
e-mail: general(a)actr.bcc.com.uz

Bukhara-ACCELS Regional Representative
2 Tsentralnaya Str.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan 705018
Tel/fax: (998-65) 224 22 46
e-mail: accels(a)bukhara.net

Nukus (the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm Region of
Uzbekistan )-American Councils for International Education
1 Saraev St.
Nukus, Uzbekistan 742005
tel: (998-61) 222 89 57
fax: (998-61) 222 88 67
e-mail: accels(a)actrnuk.bcc.com.uz

Namangan, Ferghana Valley-ACCELS Regional Representative
Asadulla Hodjaev 54, komn. 2
Namangan, 71600  Uzbekistan
tel/fax: (998-6922) 6 27 50; 6 19 19
e-mail: accels(a)actrnam.bcc.com.uz

Samarkand, Karshi and Jizzakh-American Councils for International Education
ACCELS Regional Representative-Samarkand, Jizzakh, and Karshi
15 Universitetskiy Boulevard
Dept. of Uzbek Philology
Samarkand State University, Room 11
Samarkand, 703000  Uzbekistan
tel: (998662) 31-18-16; fax 31-22-08
e-mail: accels(a)actrsam.bcc.com.uz

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  17:00, December 6, 2002

GRANT- Eurasia Foundation Applied Policy Research Grants in Kazakhstan

Posted by: Joshua Abrams <JAbrams(a)efcentralasia.org>
Posted: 21 Oct 2002

 
The Eurasia Foundation - Almaty Regional Office Announces a Request for
Proposals (RFP) in Applied Policy Research

The Eurasia Foundation - Almaty Regional Office announces a new competition
for Kazakhstani researchers to support increased capacity in applied public
policy research and development. The Almaty Regional Office invites
independent analytic centers and university research facilities to submit
proposals according to guidelines outlined below.

This competition is open to Kazakhstani citizens only.

To see the full text of the RFP (in Russian only), please visit our website:
<http://www.efcentralasia.org/>

Proposals are due December 1, 2002 and should be submitted to:

Irina Porechina
The Eurasia Foundation
Almaty Regional Offce
64 Zhibek Zholy, 8th Floor
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 480002
iporechina(a)efcentralasia.org

Privately managed with support from the U.S. Agency for International
Development and other donors, the Eurasia Foundation has made over 6,500
grants, totaling $130M, to support democratic and economic reform in the
former Soviet Union since 1993. In Central Asia, the Eurasia Foundation has
to date awarded more than $8 million to support local initiatives in civil
society, private enterprise development, and public administration and
policy.

For more information, please visit:
<http://www.eurasia.org/>

FELLOWSHIP- Europe and Islam - Emotions, Identities, Politics; Essen, Germany

Posted by: Alexander Geppert <geppert(a)kwi-nrw.de>
Posted: 11 Oct 2002

 
The Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) im Wissenschaftszentrum 
Nordrhein-Westfalen in Essen, Germany, invites applications for a one and a 
half-year research fellowship to begin January 1, 2003.  The successful 
candidate will broaden an existing international research project on 
"Europe: Emotions, Identities, Politics" led by Prof. Luisa Passerini.  For 
further information about the project please visit the KWI's web site at 
http://www.kulturwissenschaftliches-institut.de.  You may also contact the 
project assistant, Alexander C. T. Geppert, at geppert(a)kwi-nrw.de.

The successful candidate will have a specialization in any of the following
areas of 20th century Islamic history:
 - relationship between Europe and Islam;
 - Islamic culture within Europe;
 - Europe perceived from Islam;
 - the condition of European Muslims.

The candidate will have a PhD and an excellent knowledge of English in
addition to at least one other foreign language.  Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

Deadline for application is November 4, 2002.  Please send a letter of
application, a c.v., samples of written work, and a research proposal of no
more than two pages to:

Prof. Luisa Passerini
Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut
im Wissenschaftszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen
Studiengruppe "Europa: Emotionen, Identitäten, Politik"
Goethestrasse 31
D-45128 Essen
Germany

GRANT- SSRC International Collaborative Grants, Middle East and North Africa

Posted by: Middle East and North Africa Program SSRC <mena(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 7 Oct 2002

 
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL
Program on the Middle East & North Africa

2002-2003 International Collaborative Research Grants
Reconceptualizing Public Spheres in the Middle East and North Africa

The SSRC's Program on the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) is pleased to 
announce its second annual grant competition supporting international 
collaborative research focusing on the MENA region (defined as Iran to 
Morocco). We invite proposals that bring together researchers in different 
locations to address issues related to the changing nature of public spheres 
in the region. The notion of "public spheres" is used in a broad sense, to 
cover a range of historical and contemporary aspects of the MENA region.  

Topics could include, but are not limited to, the following:

 * The transformation of socio-economic conditions, state and non-state 
   structures, political regimes and conditions of political participation
 * The construction of citizenship and other/alternative individual and 
   collective identities, and their impact on discourses and practices 
   concerning self, family, community, sexuality, gender and ethnicity.
 * The emergence of sites of cultural production and consumption as well as 
   the creation of new publics through media and information technologies.

Regardless of specific topic, proposals are expected to engage critically 
with the literature on public spheres and to assess the relevance of 
particular approaches and concepts to the MENA region.

*Please note that proposals focusing on narrowly defined security issues are 
not eligible and will be directed to the collaborative research grant 
competition of the SSRC's Global Security and Cooperation Program.

Awards: Awards will be for a maximum amount of $35,000 and for a maximum 
duration of 18 months, to be undertaken during the period of July 2003 
through January 2004.

Eligibility:
 * Applicants and all research partners must be holders of a Ph.D degree or 
   its equivalent.
 * Applicants can be of any nationality, from any country and from any 
   discipline as long as the proposed research is well grounded in social 
   science theory and methodology.
 * The planned collaboration can include as many partners in as many 
   locations as desired but must include at least two researchers in two 
   different countries of the MENA region. The research itself can focus on
one 
   site or many sites in the MENA region, and intra-regional,

cross-regional or 
   global comparisons are also encouraged.

Application Process: The application process includes two stages: a 
preliminary proposal stage and a final proposal stage. A selection committee 
will screen the preliminary proposals and choose a small number that will be 
eligible for the second stage of the application process. Applicants 
selected to advance to the second stage will be invited to a workshop to be 
held in early March 2003 in one of the countries of the MENA region. In this 
workshop the theme of the program (Reconceptualizing Public Spheres) will be 
further elaborated, the concept of collaboration will be discussed and the 
specific research proposals commented upon. Guidelines for the final 
proposal will be explained.  Preliminary proposals will be accepted in 
English, Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, and French, however the working language of 
the workshop and the final application will be English.

Preliminary proposals and application materials will be accepted on a 
rolling basis until the Application Deadline of November 15, 2002. Decisions 
concerning preliminary applications will be announced by January 31, 2003.

For further information, application instructions, complete eligibility 
requirements, and all necessary forms, please visit our website at: 
http://www.ssrc.org/programs/mena

Or contact us directly at:

MENA Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 377-2700 x 441
Fax: (212) 377-2727
E-Mail: mena(a)ssrc.org


Mary Ann Riad
Program Coordinator
Program on the Middle East & North Africa
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
riad(a)ssrc.org
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FELLOWSHIP- Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program, Deadline Oct. 25, 2002

Posted by: Andrew Segars <segars(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 4 Oct 2002

 
2003 Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program

Program Description

Application Deadline: October 25, 2002

The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce the 
2003 Edmund S. Muskie/FREEDOM Support Act (FSA) Graduate Fellowship Program. 
 Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and 
democratic growth in Eurasia, the Muskie/FSA Program is a program of the 
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department 
of State (ECA), currently administered by the American Councils for 
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the Open Society Institute (OSI).  
Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply to the 2003 
program: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. (see 
below for application information)

The Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program provides fellowships to citizens 
of the countries listed above for graduate level programs in business 
administration, economics, education, environmental management and policy, 
international affairs, journalism and mass communications, law, library and 
information science, public administration, public health, and public 
policy.  It is the goal of the Muskie/FSA Program that Fellows, upon their 
return home, will further contribute to the economic and democratic growth 
of their countries and serve as leaders in the targeted fields of study.

Academic programs will begin in the summer or early fall of 2003.  Fellows 
will be placed at academic institutions throughout the United States to take 
part in graduate programs that are from one to two years in length.  Most 
programs lead to a master's degree or certificate from a U.S. institution, 
depending on the field of specialization, type of program, and the needs of 
the candidate.

Muskie/FSA Fellows are enrolled in U.S. higher educational institutions 
according to their academic interests and professional goals.  Fellows may 
not select their U.S. host universities.  Independent applications to U.S.
universities neither disqualify applicants from consideration for the 
Muskie/FSA Program, nor do they enable participants to select their host 
universities, if they are chosen for the Muskie/FSA Program.  During their 
term of study, Muskie/FSA Fellows must meet the academic standards and 
requirements of the Muskie/FSA Program and their U.S. host universities.  
Fellows who successfully complete one academic year of study will have the 
opportunity to participate in a twelve-week internship for practical 
training in their field of specialization.

IMPORTANT: Under the terms of the grant and laws governing the J-1 visa 
required for participation in the Muskie/FSA Program, Muskie/FSA Fellows 
must return to their home countries immediately upon completion of their 
fellowships for a period of at least two years.  Fellows may not continue 
for Ph.D. or other studies, and are not eligible for extended practical 
training or employment in the United States.  NO requests for visa 
extensions, waivers, or transfers will be granted under any circumstances.

Eligibility Requirements

The Muskie/FSA Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 
sex, religion, national and ethnic origin, or disability.  Persons with 
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Competition for the 
Muskie/FSA Program is merit-based and open to anyone who is: 

 * A citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
   Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or 
   Uzbekistan.
 * Residing in one of the 12 participating countries at the time of
   application and during the selection process.
 * Under the age of forty (40) at the time of application.
 * The recipient of an undergraduate degree (five- or four-year program) by
   the time of application.  Degree must be in law in order to apply to the
   Muskie/FSA Program in the field of law.
 * Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application.
 * Able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential in the
   field of specialization.
 * Able to begin the academic exchange program in the United States in the
   summer of 2003.
 * Able to receive and maintain a U.S. J-1 visa.
 * Committed to returning to their home country after completion of the
   program.

Individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible for the
Muskie/FSA Program:

 * U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, or citizens
   and permanent residents of countries other than the 12 participating 
   countries.
 * Spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, or
   spouses of citizens of countries other than the 12 participating countries.
 * Individuals currently participating in academic, training or research
   programs outside the 12 participating countries.
 * Individuals currently residing or working outside the 12 participating
   countries.
 * Individuals who have participated in a program sponsored or funded by the
   U.S. government (e.g. USIS/PAS or other U.S. government agency) for a period
   of more than six weeks and who have not fulfilled their two-year home
   residency requirement by the time of application.
 * Individuals who have applied for an immigrant visa to any country or who
   have requested political asylum in any country.  This includes individuals
   who hold or have applied for a U.S. "green card," or who have applied to the
   U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery.
 * Employees of the American Councils for International Education:
   ACTR/ACCELS, their spouses, children and grandchildren.
 * Soros Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) staff who administer the
   Muskie/FSA Program for the Open Society Institute on behalf of the United
   States Department of State.

Selection Process & Schedule

Competition for the Muskie/FSA Program is merit-based and selection will be
made on the basis of academic excellence, professional aptitude, leadership
potential in the field of specialization, and knowledge of English.

 * October 25, 2002 (by 17:00!) Application deadline.  See pages 9-10 of the
   application packet for details on where you must submit your application.
   Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

 * November-December 2002 Field-specific selection committees composed of
   U.S. academics, specialists, and admission officers meet in the United
   States to review applications and select semifinalists.

 * Late December 2002 Muskie/FSA coordinators in Eurasia begin to notify
   applicants of their mid-selection status.

 * January 2003 Semifinalists are tested and interviewed in their home
   countries. Semifinalists in all fields will be required to take the Test of
   English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Semifinalists in Business
   Administration will also be required to take the Graduate Management
   Admission Test (GMAT).  Semifinalists in Economics, Environmental Management
   and Policy, Journalism and Mass Communications, Library and Information
   Science, and Public Health must also take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
   The Muskie/FSA Program will cover the cost of the TOEFL, GMAT, and GRE for
   semifinalists.  Assistance is available from the Muskie/FSA Program to help
   cover the cost of transportation to and from the testing and interview sites
   for semifinalists with financial need.

 * March 2003 Field-specific selection committees convene in the United
   States to review semifinalist files in full, including test and interview
   results.  Finalists and alternates are selected and university placements
   are recommended.

 * April 2003 Muskie/FSA coordinators in Eurasia begin to notify
   semifinalists of their final selection status.

Financial Terms of the Fellowship

Funding will be applied towards the cost of tuition, room, board, stipend,
textbooks, international transportation, professional enrichment activities,
and accident and sickness insurance.  For Fellows in programs that exceed
one year in length, the amount of funding provided by the Muskie/FSA Program
during the 2004-2005 academic year will be adjusted according to the
Fellows' internship salary in the summer of 2004.  The Muskie/FSA Program
provides no financial support for dependents.  Note:  Opportunities for
continued professional development will be available to alumni of the
Muskie/FSA Program.

Participant Responsibility

Finalists must attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation and may be
required to attend a summer English-language program.  Muskie/FSA Fellows
must uphold the academic standards of the host institution and undertake
full-time study for the duration of the program.  Applicants should be aware
that graduate students in the eleven areas of specialization must adhere to
the established curriculum of the U.S. host university.  Fellows will not be
able to undertake independent research and will not be permitted to change
their assigned host institution or field of study once accepted to the
Muskie/FSA Program.  During the practical training period, Fellows must
uphold professional standards and meet the expectations of the organization
sponsoring the internship.  Failure to maintain academic and professional
standards will result in dismissal from the Muskie/FSA Program.

Funding for the Muskie/FSA Program is limited and the program is highly
competitive; not all qualified applicants will receive awards.

For applications, please download from:

<www.soros.org>
<www.americancouncils.org>

Andrew R. Segars
Program Manager
Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 833-7522
fax: (202) 833-7523
email: <segars(a)actr.org>
<www.actr.org>

GRANTS- US Junior Scholars, 2003 Central Asia Regional Symposium, IREX/WWC

Posted by: Joyce Warner <jwarner(a)irex.org>
Posted: 3 Oct 2002

 
IREX/WWC Announce Grant For Us Junior Scholars To Participate In The 2003
Central Asia And Its Neighbors Policy Symposium

Application Deadline: December 2, 2002

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), in collaboration with
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan Institute,
Asian Program, and Middle East Project (WWC) is pleased to announce its 2003
Regional Policy Symposium: Central Asia and Its Neighbors. The symposium,
which is being supported by the United States Department of State (Title
VIII Program), The Starr Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Center will
bring together senior and junior scholars to discuss a variety of political,
economic, historical, and cultural topics related to the Central Asian
region.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition. Applicants
must demonstrate a commitment to continued study, research, and work on and
with the countries of the Central Asian region, as well as submit developed
and policy-driven research proposals. Grants will be awarded to
approximately 15 junior scholars.

The 2003 Central Asia and Its Neighbors Regional Policy Symposium is
scheduled to take place March 13 - 16, 2003, in the Washington, DC,
metropolitan area and will involve three days of reviews of current research
projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy
recommendations.

General Eligibility Requirements:

 * Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD
   program, or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less. Applicants who
   hold an academic post must be pre-tenure

 * Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States

 * Applications will not be considered from those who have not fulfilled all
   requirements for previous IREX and WWC grants

 * Current IREX employees and consultants and their immediate family members
  (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) are not eligible to compete in
   any IREX-administered grant programs, either as individuals or as the
   responsible party representing an institutional applicant

Grant Provisions:

 * Round-trip airfare and/or surface transportation (provided by IREX through
   its travel office) from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site

 * Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium

To receive more information on the 2003 Central Asia and Its Neighbors
Regional Policy Symposium or to access the application form and
instructions, please visit our website at:
<http://www.irex.org/programs/can>

GRANTS- IREX 2003-2004 Grant Opportunities for US Scholars

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 26 Sep 2002

 
IREX is pleased to announce the 2003-2004 grant opportunities for US
scholars. For more information on these programs, please visit the IREX web
site at www.irex.org or send an e-mail to <irex(a)irex.org>.  

IREX supports the following programs:


INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (IARO)

Deadline: November 1, 2002
Grants of up to $40,000 for two to nine months to US scholars for research
in the social sciences and humanities in Europe and Eurasia. Applicants can
choose from Fellowships in Policy Research and Development or Fellowships in
the Humanities. Limited funding is available for cross-regional research in
Mongolia, Iran, and Turkey for humanities scholars. Grants of one to three
months are available to master's students for research on policy-relevant
theses or equivalent projects.


CENTRAL ASIA AND ITS NEIGHBORS REGIONAL POLICY SYMPOSIUM

Deadline: December 1, 2002
IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International
Scholars, will hold a symposium for senior and junior US scholars to discuss
a variety of political, economic, historical, and cultural topics related to
Central Asia and surrounding countries. Junior scholars will be chosen based
on a national competition. Applications must demonstrate a commitment to
continued study, research, and work on and with the countries of the Central
Asian region. The symposium is scheduled for Spring 2003 in the Washington,
DC area.


SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM (STG)

Deadline: February 1, 2003
Grants of up to $3,000 for up to two months of independent or collaborative
research in Europe and Eurasia for postdoctoral scholars and professionals
with terminal degrees. Successful projects must make a substantive
contribution to knowledge of the contemporary political, economic,
historical, or cultural developments in the region and must demonstrate how
such knowledge is relevant to US foreign policy. 


JOHN J. AND NANCY LEE ROBERTS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: March 15, 2003
A single grant of up to $50,000 for research projects lasting up to 18
months. This year applications will be accepted for research only in the
field of education. This program supports research in and on Europe,
Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia for scholars with PhD or equivalent
terminal degrees. Collaborative research programs involving international
colleagues are strongly encouraged. 


STARR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

Deadline: May 1, 2003
Grants of up to $20,000 to a cross-border team of graduate and/or
postgraduate scholars for one year. This year applications will be accepted
for research only on the topics of media and the Internet. The program
supports research in and on Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. The
collaborative team must consist of at least one US citizen or permanent
resident and at least two citizens and current residents of two different
countries of the eligible regions at the time of application. 


CALL FOR CONSULTANTS

Deadline: Open
IREX seeks qualified American experts to serve as peer review selection
committee members for its programs. The consultants will take part in the
selection process by reading, scoring, and ranking applications submitted by
US and international citizens as well as possibly interviewing candidates
for participation in these programs. IREX will provide a small honorarium to
selected consultants. 

Please submit a résumé and cover letter specifying your regional interests
and field of expertise to the IREX Washington, DC office, to the attention
of IREX/SS, by e-mail: resumes(a)irex.org or by fax: (202) 628-8189. No phone
calls please. EOE. Please refer to the IREX website for more information.


Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please contact IREX for
applications and more information on these and other programs. 

IREX's US scholar programs are funded by the United States Department of
State Title VIII Program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, John J.
and Nancy Lee Roberts, The Starr Foundation, and IREX's own Scholar Support
Fund. 

GRANT- Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Central Asian Studies, Georgetown University

Posted by: Laurie Beans <beansl(a)georgetown.edu>
Posted: 20 Sep 2002

 
Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European 
Studies (CERES) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in 
contemporary Central Asian studies for spring and summer 2003.

Requirements include:
 * residence in the Washington, DC area from January-August;
 * one course taught in both spring and summer semesters (two courses total);
 * participation in academic and outreach programs; and 
 * conduct of the scholar's research related to contemporary Central Asia.

This fellowship will include a stipend of $45,000 and benefits.

To apply, please submit CV, graduate transcripts, dissertation abstract, 
brief statement of research interests, two letters of academic reference, 
and proposed course outlines to:

Professor Angela Stent, Director
Georgetown University
CERES, ICC 232
Washington, DC 20057-1031

All materials must be received by October 15, 2002.

GRANTS- Kennan Institute Research Scholarships, Deadline: October 1, 2002

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 9 Sep 2002


KENNAN INSTITUTE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
3-9 months duration

* Awards Are Limited To Scholars Who Are U.S. Citizens Or Permanent
Residents Upon Commencement Of Their Scholarship *

The Kennan Institute offers Research Scholarships to scholars whose
research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet
Union (excluding the Baltic states).  Policy-relevant proposals 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.

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
post-doctoral 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).

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 2003; grantees are able to
commence their appointments as early as July 2003.  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 2003-2004
is contingent on future funding.

Applications can be downloaded from the Institute's web site at
http://wwics.si.edu/kennan/grants.htm. To request a print 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.

GRANTS- FSA Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 Sep 2002


The FSA Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program, a program of the Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State and administered by 
IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board), provides opportunities 
for experienced professionals and specialists in Eurasia to conduct 
policy-oriented research in the United States for four months.  Fellowships 
are available to citizens of: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Eligible Professions
 * Economists
 * Government Officials
 * Lawyers
 * Political Advisors
 * Public Health Specialists
 * NGO Leaders
 * Journalists
 * Other Policy Developers

All applications must contain developed and focused research projects that 
are policy-driven with practical application in Eurasia.  Research proposals 
must address one of the following categories:
 * Business Administration
 * Civic Education
 * Educational Policy
 * Economics
 * Energy Policy
 * Environmental Policy
 * Human Rights
 * International Relations
 * Internet
 * Journalism & Media
 * Law Enforcement
 * Military/Security Issues
 * NGO Development & Management
 * Political Science
 * Public Administration (Government)
 * Public Health Policy
 * Rule of Law
 * Social Welfare

The fellowship is fully funded and provides:
 * Round-trip travel from fellows' home cities in Eurasia to their US host 
   institutions;
 * Housing and monthly stipend for living expenses in the United States;
 * Professional development allowance; and
 * Accident and sickness medical coverage.

See application for eligibility requirements and selection criteria.

Application Deadline: November 22, 2002, 17:00

Applications for the FSA Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program can be 
obtained and submitted by contacting IREX field offices and representatives 
in Eurasia.  Applications are also available at Educational Information 
Centers (EIC) and at Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) Public 
Access Sites throughout Eurasia and can be downloaded from www.irex.org or 
www.irex.ru.

FELLOWSHIPS- NIS Regional Language Program, ACTR/ACCELS, Deadline Oct. 15, 2002

Posted by: Nurhan Kocaoglu <Kocaoglu(a)americancouncils.org>	 
Posted: 5 Sep 2002

 
Application Deadline for Spring Semester: October 15

Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Learn the Languages
of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus

Undergraduates who intend to pursue a career in teaching and graduate
students at the M.A. or Ph.D level are eligible for fellowships to study
languages in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus
on the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS NIS
Regional Language Program.  The U.S. Department of State, Program for the
Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet
Union (Title VIII), provides support for graduate students; the U.S.
Department of Education's Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
provides support for undergraduates with plans to enter the teaching
profession.

The NIS Regional Language Program is tailored to participant requests;
two-thirds of the course work is typically devoted to language study,
including classes in phonetics, grammar, and conversation as well as
composition, oral comprehension, and reading. Roughly one-third of the
program is dedicated to courses in culture, area studies, politics, history,
literature or economics, depending upon participant interest and language
proficiency. Students with advanced language skills may request a program
that concentrates more on content-based classes and less on language study.

American Councils' 46 regional offices, employing more than 300 U.S.
expatriates and host-country nationals, arrange academic affiliations,
classes, housing, medical care and in-country transportation for NIS
Regional language participants. American Councils regional staff conduct an
in-country orientation upon each participant's arrival and provide ongoing
logistical support.

Participants may select semester, academic year, or summer programs. The
semester program provides a minimum of 15 weeks of study; the academic year
program provides a minimum of 30 weeks (two semesters), and the summer
program provides a minimum of 7 weeks. Program dates vary by host-country;
approximate dates are:

Fall Semester: August 20 - December 20
Spring Semester: January 20 - May 20
Summer: June 10 - August 5

Participants receive graduate or undergraduate academic credit through Bryn
Mawr College.  Semester participants receive 16 undergraduate or 15 graduate
semester hours; academic year participants receive 32 undergraduate semester
or 30 graduate semester hours; summer participants receive 8 undergraduate
or 10 graduate semester hours.

Fellowship applicants must be graduate students or advanced undergraduates
who intend to enter the teaching profession. Applicants must have completed
two years of college-level study in Russian, the target language, or a
language related to the target language.  All applicants must be U.S.
citizens or permanent residents.

Application Deadlines:

Summer Program: March 1
Spring Semester: October 15

For more information and an application, please contact:

Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-7522
E-mail: <outbound(a)actr.org>

FELLOWSHIPS- SSRC Eurasia Program Fellowships

Posted by: Elissa Klein <klein(a)ssrc.org> 
Posted: 5 Sep 2002


Social Science Research Council

Eurasia Program

2002-2003 Fellowships

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council is pleased to
announce a fellowship program for research on the Russian Empire, the Soviet
Union and the New Independent States. Research related to the non-Russian
states, regions, and peoples is particularly encouraged. Funding for this
program is provided by the US 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 US Department of State.

Regions and countries currently supported by the program include Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian
Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  Funding is
presently not available for research on the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia,
and Lithuania).


Predissertation Training Fellowships

These awards invite graduate students in the first or second year of their
programs at the time of application, to enhance their research skills for
projects on the Russian Empire, the former Soviet Union, and the NIS. Awards
ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 are intended to support up to three kinds of
pre-dissertation training:

 * language learning at a recognized program in the US or
   abroad;
 * formal training away from one's home institution to
   acquire analytical or methodological skills normally unavailable to the
   candidate;
 * well-defined exploratory research expressly leading to the
   formulation of a dissertation proposal.

While the award may be disbursed over a nine-month period, the more common
grant would be from three months to one semester in length. No more than
four months may be spent outside the US.

Please Note:

 * Applicants must distinguish these pre-dissertation proposals from their
   later, formal dissertation research. Applicants should not have yet
   submitted a dissertation prospectus or proposal to their departments at the
   time of application. ABDs and those otherwise approved for doctoral
   candidacy are not eligible. Terminal MA students are not eligible.
 * These awards may not be used for tuition or support at the student's home
   institution.


Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships

These awards of $15,000 for one academic year provide support to graduate
students near the completion of their doctoral programs in the social
sciences and related humanities.  These fellowships are intended for
applicants who have completed all formal components of their dissertation
field research or data collection, and who have made significant progress in
outlining emergent, innovative contributions to scholarship.


Postdoctoral Fellowships

These awards of $24,000 are designed to improve the academic employment and
tenure opportunities of recent PhD recipients (up to three years past the
PhD at the time of application) in the social sciences and related
humanities. Particular consideration is given to tenure-track faculty with
heavy teaching loads, as well as to those projects that generate
path-breaking interdisciplinary approaches, or those that invite conceptual
boundary crossings--theoretically, methodologically, or geographically. The
fellowship may be disbursed flexibly over a two-year period, although the
conventional pattern of support is for one semester and two summers.


Dissertation Development Workshop

In Spring 2003, the SSRC Eurasia Program will hold the annual Dissertation
Development Workshop. The workshop will broadly focus on Central Asia and
the Caucasus, and will bring together 10 doctoral students and 5 faculty
participants for three days of intensive and critical discussion of the
students' dissertation projects, as well as larger theoretical and
methodological issues. Graduate students in the social sciences and related
humanities disciplines, at any stage in their dissertation project, are
eligible to apply. Applicants will be asked to submit a five-page
double-spaced statement outlining their dissertation project, CV, and one
letter of recommendation. (For application procedures and other details
please check the SSRC Eurasia Program website: www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia.)


Evaluation

All SSRC Eurasia proposals are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel who
reward clarity of argument, purpose, theory, and method, written in a style
accessible to readers outside the applicant's discipline.

General eligibility criteria and conditions

 * Applicants (for all fellowships and the workshop) must be US citizens or
   permanent residents.
 * Predissertation Training and Dissertation Write-Up fellowship applicants
   must be enrolled in doctoral programs in the social sciences or humanities.
   Recipients of Predissertation Training and Dissertation Write-Up awards may
   not be employed during the award period. 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.
 * As a condition of Postdoctoral Fellowship awards, the fellow's home
   institution is expected to make a cost-sharing contribution of no less than
   10 percent of the fellowship award. (Independent scholars who are applying
   for the Postdoctoral Fellowship are not subject to this requirement.)

Detailed information on eligibility criteria and conditions of awards will
be available in the application materials.

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for the receipt of completed applications and all supporting
material are:

All Fellowships - November 1, 2002
Dissertation Workshop - December 13, 2002

Announcement of awards

Award decisions will be announced by June 2003. First payment installments
are usually released in September or October (contingent upon the receipt of
funding from the US Department of State).

For further information and application materials:

Download application forms from the web: www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia

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: www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia
E-mail: eurasia(a)ssrc.org

Elissa Klein
SSRC Program on Eurasia and Eastern Europe
SSRC Program on Europe
klein(a)ssrc.org
(212)377-2700, ext. 445

FELLOWSHIPS- Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, Deadline Oct. 1, 2002

Posted by: Dana Hamilton <dhamilton(a)cies.iie.org>
Posted: 31 Aug 2002

 
2002-2003 New Century Scholars Program "Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and
Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders"

Application Deadline: October 1, 2002

For more information see:
<http://www.cies.org/cies/NCS/text_NCS.htm>

I. Research Theme: "Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict
within and across National Borders"

Numerous intrastate and interstate locales can be identified around the
world where sectarianism, ethnicity and culture have, wittingly or
unwittingly, played a major role in violence, riots, civil war, and the
attendant disruption of society and displacement of populations. Such areas
fall on the high end of the continuum of ethnic conflict. In other locales,
however, where similar factors have created tensions, even violence in the
recent past, the current situation appears to have settled, or is in the
process of being settled. At the low end of the continuum there are still
other places where similar factors have produced a stable environment in
terms of ethnic relations.

The aim of the New Century Scholars Program (NCS) for 2002-2003, is to
identify those settings that might provide cases for intensive study along
the lines of this tripartite differentiation. Particular emphasis will be on
isolating the historical and contemporary factors which in their interaction
result in a country or region occupying one or the other extreme of the
continuum or cause it to fluctuate in one direction or the other. While the
specific selection of areas to be studied is open and will be determined
once the NCS Fellows have been selected, attention will be paid to ensuring
broad geographical representation: Europe, NIS, Western Hemisphere, Middle
East, Africa, East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific.

NCS will encourage much needed innovative theoretical, conceptual and
empirical comparative work to examine the religious, cultural and ethnic
dimensions of conflict. To understand and assess how these components
interact with each other to generate or to reduce serious conflicts, within
or between societies and regions, calls for considerable collaborative
effort. Ultimately we hope that the New Century Scholars Program and its
collaborative research will provide informed assessments that will elucidate
key factors leading to conflict and those which might also reconstruct a
viable civil peace.

NCS will provide a unique research opportunity for scholars selected from
the U.S. and abroad to pursue individual research objectives as well as to
engage in ongoing collaboration and interaction focusing on the NCS research
theme.

Prospective applicants are invited to submit research proposals which
reflect ongoing research addressing issues relevant to the NCS theme.
Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

 * cross-border ethnic identity and diaspora
 * stateless nations
 * religious nationalism and religious pluralism
 * the role of clergy in ethnic mobilization
 * clashing values of tradition and modernity
 * reconstruction of civil society
 * community development and reconstruction
 * innovative governance in multiethnic states
 * new initiatives for resolution of ethnic conflicts
 * democratic solutions to long-standing conflicts
 * third party intervention/mediation in ethnic conflicts
 * emigration and immigration as factors in multiculturalism
 * effects of refugee resettlement on the creation of new civil societies
 * women's groups in processes of reconciliation

Proposals in any area of the social sciences, history, public
administration/policy, law, media, and comparative religious studies will be
considered. Interdisciplinary proposals are especially welcome.

II. Program Activities

Approximately 25-30 leading scholars and professionals representing a
variety of disciplines from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as NCS
Fellows.

Approximately one-third of the NCS Fellows will be U.S. scholars Remaining
NCS Fellows will be visiting scholars from outside the U.S.  NCS Fellows
will pursue individual research objectives as well as contribute to the
proposed NCS study under the leadership of the Distinguished Scholar Leader,
Edward Tiryakian, Professor Sociology, Duke University. While interacting
with one another during the program year to share information, bibliography
and research perspectives, NCS fellows will also undertake the group
objective of producing a working paper as the basis of ongoing collaboration
and ultimately of a volume dedicated to the NCS theme.

NCS Fellows will be expected to pursue research activities related to the
NCS research theme throughout the program year; to maintain contact with one
another as a means to expanding their own research directions and
accomplishing NCS group objectives; and to participate in all activities of
the program, including:

III. Orientation and Goal Setting Session

A virtual or in-person orientation will occur in January/February 2003, to
launch the program and encourage early interaction among NCS Fellows. The
orientation, lead by the NCS Distinguished Scholar Leader, will allow the
multinational and multidisciplinary Fellows to introduce themselves to one
another and share their various approaches to the program's research theme.
The orientation will also provide an overall framework for Program
objectives, help participants develop a common vocabulary, and set the stage
for future sustained interaction and ongoing collaboration.

The orientation for 2001-2002 NCS Fellows took place at the Rockefeller
Conference and Study Center in Bellagio, Italy, thanks to the generous
support of the Rockefeller Foundation. Depending on availability of funding
and dates, the orientation may be at Bellagio or another locale, and
prospective applicants should take note of the proposed January/February
2003 date for the meeting. The exact location and dates will be posted on
the CIES web site when available.

All NCS Fellows are expected to participate in the orientation, whether
virtual or in-person.

IV. Mid-term Seminar

At the mid-term of the program year - July/August 2003 - the Distinguished
Scholar Leader will convene the NCS Fellows once again, either
electronically or in person, to report interactively on the progress of
accomplishing individual and group goals established at the orientation
session. The mid-term meeting will ensure the input of all NCS Fellows on
all proposals and products of the Program and ensure joint planning of the
final plenary seminar in November 2003. Fellows will have the opportunity to
become more familiar with each other's work as an impetus to continuing
communication and the cross fertilization of ideas.

The mid-term seminar for 2001-2002 NCS Fellows was hosted by the Hungarian
Fulbright Commission and took place in Eger, Hungary, with the continued
support of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs of the State Department. While an in-person mid-term
meeting is envisioned for the 2002-2003 Fellows, its implementation will
depend on the availability of funding. Prospective applicants should take
note of the proposed July/August 2003 date for the meeting.

All NCS Fellows are expected to participate in the mid-term meeting, whether
virtual or in-person.

V. New Century Scholar Final Plenary Seminar

The final plenary seminar will take place towards the end of the program
year, in November 2003, in the Washington, D.C. area. At the final plenary
seminar, which represents the culminating activity of the Program, the
Distinguished Scholar Leader will convene the multinational group of NCS
Fellows for one-two weeks to share the results of their research and to
report on the accomplishment of group objectives, including plans for the
publication of a paper or monograph.

NCS Fellows will also interact with and engage in dialogue with other
specialists, policymakers and international experts to compare and contrast
their findings and to examine the most important national and transnational
issues facing issues of ethnic and sectarian conflict in the new century.
NCS Fellows will have the opportunity to explore new avenues of inquiry and
collaboration and to making recommendations for framing policy discussions
at both the national and international levels.

Resource experts representing government agencies, NGOs, and other
interested national and international organizations will be invited to
attend the seminar and to take an active role in the proceedings.

The reports and recommendations resulting from the final plenary seminar,
with an introduction and summary by the Distinguished Scholar Leader, will
be published and distributed in a print edition.

VI. International Research Visit

The international research visit is an important component of the Program
and all NCS Fellows are expected to make one of three-six months during the
course of the program year. Visits may begin at any time after the
orientation in January/February and must be completed by December 31, 2003.
Scholars are encouraged to plan their international research visits around
the final plenary seminar held in November 2003 to facilitate travel
arrangements to the seminar.

U.S. applicants may propose visits to any country in which there is an
operating Fulbright scholar program; non-U.S. applicants will propose their
research visits for the United States. All applicants are responsible for
prearranging and confirming their own affiliations, as well as making any
housing and other arrangements related to carrying out their research
activities at the host institution and in the host country.

VII. Eligibility Requirements

Leading scholars and professionals in any area of the social sciences,
history, law, public policy/administration, media and comparative religious
studies. Successful candidates will be active in the academic, public or
private sector and will demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a
distinguished record of experience, research and accomplishment in an area
clearly related to the NCS theme. Applicants must be conducting current
research relevant to the program's theme and objectives and be open to
exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in
their investigations.

 * For academic applicants, a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a
   relevant field.
 * For applicants in the professional fields, the appropriate terminal
   degree in a relevant field.
 * U.S. applicants must have U.S. citizenship and permanent residency in the
   U.S.
 * Non-U.S. applicants must be citizens of and residing in the country from
   which they are applying at the time of application.
 * Non-U.S. applications must be submitted through a participating Fulbright
   Commission or Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the home
   country. Please contact the relevant office to determine whether or not
   it is participating in the program before you submit an application.
 * Fluency in English.


VIII. Benefits

Individual awards in the amount of $41,500 Travel and per diem, where
applicable, for Program seminars All NCS Fellows will receive grants in the
amount of $41,500 to cover expenses related to participation in the NCS
Program, including: international travel and maintenance; domestic travel
and per diem; books, supplies, and other materials or items necessary for
completion of proposed research; research assistance; partial
salary/benefits. The grant also includes an allowance to cover Fellow's air
travel to the final plenary seminar. Travel and per diem connected with
tentative in-person orientation at the beginning of the Program and the
mid-term meeting will be covered separately. Dependent support is not
covered by the grant.

IX. Timeline

 * March 2002 - Program announced & application materials available
 * October 1, 2002 - Deadline for submission of application materials
 * January 2003 - 2003 NCS Fellows announced
 * January/February 2003 - Orientation and Goal Setting
 * March-December 2003 - International Research Visits
 * July/August 2003 - Mid-term Meeting
 * November 2003 - Final Plenary Seminar

X. General Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed and NCS Fellows selected on the basis of the
following criteria:

 * Qualifications of the applicant, including academic degrees, training,
   rank and position; national/international reputation in his/her field;
   quality of professional accomplishments as demonstrated through
   publications, research grants, other professional achievements
 * Potential of the applicant to contribute to an interdisciplinary
   discussion and treatment of the NCS research theme
 * Merits of the research proposal, including its significance, methodology,
   feasibility and relevance to the New Century Scholars research theme
 * Potential of the applicant's proposed research to develop or add new
   approaches or perspectives to the New Century Scholar research topic
 * Potential of the proposed research to contribute to a better
   understanding of the research topic at the national and international level
 * Justification for the proposed international research visit and its
   significance for advancing the proposed research, especially in terms of
   adding a comparative or international dimension
 * Significance and relevance of applicant's research and other professional
   accomplishments to the objectives of the NCS Program
 * Ability of the applicant to carry out the project
 * Final selection will be based on the referenced criteria as well as on
   the need for a diversity of projects, disciplinary fields and geographic
   areas represented in the program.

Contact Information

Micaela S. Iovine, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer
E-mail miovine(a)cies.iie.org
Tel (202) 686-6253

Dana Hamilton, Senior Program Associate
E-mail dhamilton(a)cies.iie.org
Tel (202) 686-6252


For application materials, see:
http://www.cies.org/cies/NCS/text_NCS.htm

GRANTS- PhD and Postdoctoral Positions at the MPI for Social Anthropology

Posted by: Berit Westwood <westwood(a)eth.mpg.de> 
Posted: 30 Aug 2002

 
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Directors: Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee - Prof. Dr. Christopher Hann
PO Box 11 03 51, 06017 D - Halle/Saale
Advokatenweg 36, 06114 Halle/Saale
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)3 45-29 27-200
Fax:  +49 (0)3 45-29 27-202
http://www.eth.mpg.de


Our Institute has the opportunity to offer 
PhD and Postdoctoral Grants
starting January 2003. 

Comparative research into social transformations forms the basis of our 
Institute's research program. 

The grants are to be award in the context of the following two programs: 

1. 'Integration and conflict' headed by Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee

Integration and conflict are central points of reference for the analysis of 
the interaction of ethnic groups 
and states. The construction, meaning and communication of identity offer an 
important field of research within this frame of reference. The analysis of 
descriptions of the self and the other in processes of peaceful and violent 
interaction and, in particular, the conditions of the development of 
identities in confrontations with other groups, are at the centre of this 
research project. The description and analysis of conflict mechanisms are 
also play an important role. The regional foci of this research project are 
West Africa, northern East Africa and Central Asia. 

Further information can be found under Integration and Conflict on our 
homepage: http://www.eth.mpg.de


2. 'Religion and Civil Society' headed by Prof. Dr. Christopher Hann

This research program concentrates on the examination of religion in 
postsocialist societies. The preferred regional focus is Central Asia, 
although projects in other Asian and East European states are possible. The 
examination of religious communities and their position in postsocialist 
societies are the core of this project, together with the examination of new 
sources of values and meanings. Within this framework, special attention is 
paid to the 'fit' between the beliefs and practices of particular religious 
movements and those of liberal 'civil society'. The individual projects are 
to be based on contemporary fieldwork. Comparative approaches are 
particularly desirable. 

Further background concerning these projects can be found under 
Postsocialist Eurasia / Religion and Civil Society on our homepage: 
http://www.eth.mpg.de

The Postdoctoral Grants are for two years (a one-year extension is possible 
for foreigners). Post-doctoral Grants can only be awarded to scientists, who 
have acquired their doctorate within the last ten years. The grants are not 
taxed and freed of social security stipulations.

PhD Grants are generally awarded for 2 years with the possibility of two 
six-month extensions. We expect our PhD grantees to complete a yearlong 
period of fieldwork as part of their studies. 

The Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in 
underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women. 

Handicapped individuals will be given priority, assuming equal qualifications. 

Applications should include the standard documentations and a project 
resume. Final selection will be made following interviews in late 
October-November. Please send applications and the names of two referees 
(whom we may contact for confidential references) to the following address 
before September 30th 2002: 

Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
P.O. Box 11 03 51
D-06017 Halle/Saale


Religion and Civil Society

What follows here is a brief and preliminary outline of some of the thinking 
behind the new Focus Theme to be introduced in the Postsocialist Eurasia 
group from January 2003. Both PhD and post-doctoral positions are being 
advertised in summer 2002. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read 
these notes, including the guidelines at the end, and to contact Chris Hann 
(hann(a)eth.mpg.de) if they have further questions.

The concept of religion and its place in modern society has been a prominent 
theme in the social sciences from their inception, e.g. in Max Weber's 
analysis of the links between Protestantism and Capitalism, or in Karl 
Marx's dismissal of religion as the 'opiate of the people'. In the case of 
Emile Durkheim, religion was central to his sociological theorizing, and the 
tradition that insists on view-ing religion as a reflection of the social, 
as 'society worshipping itself', has had enormous influence on 
anthropological explorations of the religious field in all types of society. 
In Durkheim's lifetime, the Catholic Church was still a rather reactionary 
public force in France, and the sociologist hoped that his own science might 
provide the basis of a new morality or conscience collective. A century 
later, an Enlightenment model that would confine religion to the 'private 
sphere' is still strictly maintained by the French state. However, this 
model is problematic for some minority religious communities, and other 
western European states regulate church-state relations quite differently.

The proposed new Focus Theme is concerned with those parts of Europe and 
Asia that experienced socialist rule. Given their long-term historical 
differences, together with contrasting experiences of the socialist period 
itself and its aftermath, it is unsurprising that there is considerable 
diversity in this field today. Possible topics for investigation include the 
current position of 'dominant churches', such as the Roman Catholic Church 
in Poland. This example retained its strength in Polish society throughout 
the Socialist period. The position of the Orthodox Church in a country such 
as Georgia is rather different, given the stronger history of repression in 
the Soviet Union. Nonetheless this church (like its sister church in Greece) 
also claims a special relation to the nation-state, and tends to be 
intolerant of 'new', rival religious currents. The Central Asian republics, 
where Islam dominates, also offer many possibilities to explore how far 
different religious currents are compatible with 'liberal' notions of civil 
society.

Some projects are likely to focus on smaller communities of faith and their 
position in the postsocialist 'religious marketplace'. These might be 
subdivided into 'revivals' of older traditions, perhaps lacking any formal 
organization (e.g. shamanism in many parts of Siberia), established 
'minority religions' (e.g. the Jewish tradition), and new religions (e.g. 
American-sponsored Protestant and 'sectarian' groupings).

Alternatively, some work in the new Focus Theme might pursue a more general 
concern with the establishment of new sources of values and 'meaning', now 
that the secular utopia promised by socialism has been exposed as a failure. 
Is it because the options available for a new secular morality are so 
limited that many people prefer to hold on to the ideals of socialism? In 
what sense, if any, do the successor institutions (political parties, but 
also other organs now establishing a new place in civil society) continue to 
substitute for religious faith as conventionally defined?

All project proposals should be based on new fieldwork, part of which should 
be concerned with the specialists or activists of the community, while part 
should follow up their impact in different social circles and the networks 
of civil society. While the political significance of religion is one 
obvious source of interest (e.g. links to the (re)assertion of national 
identity), other possibilities include investigations of the pertinence of 
religion for entrepreneurial success, status, educational strategies etc. 

There is no rigid insistence on one specific theoretical perspective or 
methodological orientation. However, in addition to a basic Durkheimian 
concern with the social significance of religion and ritual, the situation 
of the post-socialist countries does lend itself particularly well to 
theories concerned to address the dynamics of religious change - with the 
transmission of faith in the 'private sphere' in times of public repression, 
and with the re-establishment of institutional structures when this 
repression is over. This implies that some projects might, at least in part, 
be concerned with recovering the 'secret histories' of religions under 
socialism.

Applications for support to work in any part of the post-socialist world are 
welcome. Local projects are possible: our Institute is located in East 
Germany, where the number of atheists remains significantly higher than in 
the West. Particular encouragement is given to applicants proposing work in 
Central Asia, where it is hoped to set up a number of linked, comparative 
projects. Individual projects may themselves involve comparison, but need 
not do so necessarily. It is expected that all applicants should have some 
familiarity already with the languages that they need for their proposed 
fieldwork, and also with the theories and methods of social anthropology (as 
a new research Institute we are not in a position to provide basic 
training). Normally this means that a prospective PhD student should have a 
Masters level qualification in anthropology, but there are cases in which it 
is possible to relax this criterion.

All applications should include a CV, a brief research proposal (maximum of 
two pages), and the names of two referees, to whom we may write for a 
confidential reference.

AWARD- Cultural Research of the Year for Research on Iran

Posted by: Massumeh Salehi <researchyear2002(a)yahoo.com> 
Posted: 25 Aug 2002

 
CALL FOR DISSERTATION AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH WORKS

In honouring the academic efforts of the students, researchers and 
professors who have done research and academic work on Iran the committee 
for selection of outstanding academic works on Iran plans to select the 
outstanding works and introduce them at a ceremony which will be held by 
Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance sometime in the middle of December 
2002 in Tehran, Iran.

This competition is being organized for the fifth year. The following points 
are helpful information for those interested in sending their works for the 
review committee.

1) Iranian and non-Iranian academics are encouraged to participate provided 
   their work is related to Iran and falls in one of the following categories: 
   socio-cultural issues, mass media, history and geography of Iran, 
   literature, religion, folklore, art, sociology, ethnology and anthropology.

2) A committee will review all the works and will select at least five of 
   them for the award ceremony.

3) Only those works that have been produced during January 2000 to December 
   2001 are qualified to be considered for this years' ceremony.

4) Those participants whose works are selected will receive to and fro 
   ticket and will be provided with all costs during their stay in Iran.

5) The committee will accept those works that have been produced in one of 
   the following languages; English, French, German and Arabic.

6) We need to have a copy of the applicants original work to be received not 
   later than 30 September 2002. Please send your work to the following
address.

7) Please send your inquiries to the following fax No. In Tehran; 
   0098-21-890-1298, Ms. Salehi will receive your abstract. Send your Email 
   message to researchyear2002(a)yahoo.com, researchyear(a)farhangnet.org

8) For further information do not hesitate to call at the following number: 
   0098-21-8905374. Or see www.farhangnet.org

Please send your other inquiries to: Ms. Salehi

Cultural Research of the Year
The Research Institute on Culture, Art and Communication
No. 11, Dameshgh St.
Near Vali-Asr Square
P.O. Box 14167
Tehran, Iran

GRANTS- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants, Deadline Sept 1, 2002

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 24 Aug 2002

 
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 
(excluding the Baltic states), and who demonstrate a particular need to 
utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the 
Washington, D.C., area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. 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. Travel and 
accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant. 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. All of these materials 
may be submitted via e-mail except for the letters of recommendation. The 
letters should be sent, with signature, either by fax or by post. 
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. Awardees who are not U.S. 
citizens or permanent residents must come on a J-1 visa sponsored by the 
Institute in order to collect their stipend. 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 2003-2004 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.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- IIESRF Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

Posted by: Robert Quinn <rquinn(a)uchicago.edu>
Posted: 23 Aug 2002


Applications due:  September 15, 2002

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Scholars at Risk 
Network announce the autumn application cycle for fellowships from IIE's 
Scholar Rescue Fund, supporting scholars who are threatened by violations of 
their fundamental human rights including threats caused by displacement, 
discrimination, censorship, harassment, intimidation, or violence.

Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships

The Scholar Rescue Fund provides partial fellowships to universities and 
colleges willing to host temporary visits by scholars threatened in their 
home country or region.  Universities and colleges in any country may serve 
as hosts.  Academics, researchers, and independent  scholars from any 
country, field or discipline may qualify for  support.  In most cases, a 
graduate degree will be required. Preference will be given to scholars with 
a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field; who have been employed in 
scholarly activities at a university, college or other institution of higher 
learning during the last 4 years (excluding any period of suspension, ban or 
prohibition); and whose selection is likely to benefit the scholarly 
community in the home and/or host country or region.  Applications for 
support of female scholars and scholars who are members of ethnic, racial, 
cultural or religious minority groups, or those otherwise underrepresented 
in their field, are strongly encouraged.  Fellowships ranging from three 
months to one calendar year will be considered.

Awards may be renewable for a second term.  Up to 20 fellowships will be 
awarded for the 2002-03 academic year.  Although the Fund invites 
applications from individual scholars, it does not provide awards directly 
to individuals.  Fellowships are awarded to host institutions for support of 
specific individuals.  The final award amount will depend upon available 
funds, needs of the scholar, costs of living,  and duration of the visit. 
The host institution or other source must contribute additional support 
(generally in the form of a stipend, salary or other direct funding for the 
candidate, although in-kind contributions in the form of housing, airfare, 
maintenance, meal programs, or tuition support will also be considered).  
For this reason, candidates are strongly encouraged--but  not 
required--toapply jointly with a university or college that has agreed to 
host the visit and to provide the necessary matching funds.  The Fund, 
through Scholars at Risk, will work to match suitable candidates with 
institutions interested in hosting a scholar.

Application procedure & deadlines:

For scholars:

Candidates may apply directly or be nominated by a third party. Applications 
for 2002-03 fellowships should be submitted as soon as possible, but not 
later than September 15, 2002.  Decisions will be announced in November 
2002.  Limited awards may be granted earlier on an emergency basis.  Limited 
awards for pre-fellowship English language training may also be available, 
if needed to insure the success of the campus-based assignment.  Complete 
application packages consisting of the following materials may be submitted 
by fax, e-mail or postal mail.  Applications materials must be in English or 
the language of the proposed host country.

1. application coversheet (attached here and available at
http://scholarsatrisk.uchicago.edu/IIESRF.htm);

2. current CV or resume (including degrees and dates obtained, and 
publications, if any)

3. letter explaining both (i) the situation of threat/risk from which the 
candidate seeks relief and (ii) the research, writing, teaching or other 
work the candidate would like to complete during the proposed visit;

4. two reference letters (one professional and one familiar with the 
candidate's situation of threat/risk);

5. any additional materials that will help to explain the candidate's work 
or situation (such as articles by or about the candidate);
and

6. for joint applications only, a letter from the university or college that 
has agreed to host the visit and to provide matching funds.

For universities and colleges:

Universities and colleges interested in hosting a threatened scholar are 
encouraged to identify and to apply jointly with specific candidates.  The 
Fund, through Scholars at Risk, can also provide  profiles of threatened 
scholars currently seeking an institutional  host and would welcome 
expressions of interest from potential host universities

Applications:
Applications may be submitted by e-mail (preferred), fax or postal mail.  
Direct applications and inquiries to:

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships
Attn:  Robert Quinn
c/o Scholars at Risk Network
5828 South University Ave., Pick 124
Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Telephone:  (USA)  1-773-834-4408
Fax:  (USA) 1-773-702-9286
E-mail:  rquinn(a)uchicago.edu
Web:  http://scholarsatrisk.uchicago.edu

GRANTS- OSI/HESP Central Asia Research Initiative Call for Applications

Posted by: Oleksandr Shtokvych <OShtokvych(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 20 Aug 2002

 
The INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM (HESP)
of the OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE (OSI)
is pleased to announce the

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

for participation in the activities of the
CENTRAL ASIA RESEARCH INITIATIVE (CARI)
starting in the year 2003

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 that aims to promote
progressive scholarship and teaching, and to foster international academic
cooperation in the social sciences and humanities in the post-Soviet
Countries of Central Asia and Mongolia. CARI encourages the linkage between
scholarly research and teaching, so as to develop and introduce new
approaches to and contents of teaching at institutions of higher education
in the region. CARI focuses primarily on young scholars.

Proposals for projects starting between June and November 2003 are invited
from faculty teaching at institutions of higher education in Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, who wish to
carry out original, innovative and high quality research projects, and to
apply this research experience to teaching and curriculum development at
their home institutions. The proposals can address any subject relevant to
the advancement of scholarship and teaching in the region within the
following disciplines:

 * History
 * Law
 * Media Studies
 * Political Science
 * Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnography
 * Sociology
 * Social Psychology

Within this range of disciplines CARI has a particular interest in fields
   such as:
 * Gender Studies
 * Human Rights
 * International Relations and Security Studies.

As a rule, CARI supports projects of individual scholars; it will also
consider a limited number of joint (cooperative) projects that offer
comparative intra-regional perspectives on the research subjects and propose
cross-border follow-up teaching activities. Such joint (cooperative)
projects must include individuals from different countries of the CARI
region, and describe the specific contribution of each individual towards
the project.

With an aim to integrate Central Asian Scholars in the broader international
academic community and to extend their familiarity with the state-of-the-art
research and teaching in their disciplines, CARI links the grantees with
senior research advisors (mentors). CARI selects mentors in consultation
with the grantees; mentors are recognized experts in the academic fields
represented by the projects. As a rule, mentors are affiliated with
institutions of higher education outside the CARI region. The mentoring
primarily relies on electronic communication, but CARI also supports, where
appropriate, short study/research trips abroad by the grantees and/or short
visits by the mentors to work with the grantees and their home institutions.

A CARI grant is awarded for up to two years and consists of two
approximately equal phases:
(i) research
(ii) implementation/teaching.

The extension of the grant beyond the initial first year/phase is subject 
to progress review. A grant typically offers:

 * A monthly stipend of approximately USD 200 for the time spent in the
   recipient's home country. For periods of approved travel abroad, this
   stipend will be adjusted to the standards of the host country;
 * Funding for research materials and procedures, communication, access to
   necessary equipment and resources;
 * Funds for exchange visits between the grantee and the mentor;
 * Funding for implementation of research results in teaching.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be both citizens and residents
within the region consisting of the following countries: Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; they must be
employed as faculty members at an institution of higher education in one of
these countries. The minimum academic qualification requirement is an MA or
an equivalent degree. Priority will be given to projects implemented by
younger scholars.

Further information and official application forms are available free of
charge from the HESP office in Budapest at the coordinates provided below,
Soros foundations network representatives and partners in the region, from
the OSI-Budapest web-site www.osi.hu/hesp

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS BY OSI-BUDAPEST IS 31 OCTOBER 2002.
Application and supporting documents can be submitted electronically, by
fax, or regular mail and must reach the HESP office in Budapest no later
than 31 October 2002. Late or incomplete applications will not be
considered. Final decisions will be announced in April 2003.

Applications and queries should be addressed to:
OSI/HESP-CARI, Október 6. u.12., Budapest 1051 Hungary
E-mail: cari(a)osi.hu
Telephone: +36 1 327 3854
Fax: +36 1 411 4401

Oleksandr Shtokvych, Program Manager
oshtokvych(a)osi.hu

Edit Köblös, Program Assistant
ekoblos(a)osi.hu

GRANTS- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants, Deadline Sept 1, 2002

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 6 Aug 2002

 
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
(excluding the Baltic states), and who demonstrate a particular need to
utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the
Washington, D.C., area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. 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. Travel and
accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant. 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. All of these materials may
be submitted via e-mail except for the letters of recommendation. The
letters should be sent, with signature, either by fax or by post. 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. Awardees who are not U.S.
citizens or permanent residents must come on a J-1 visa sponsored by the
Institute in order to collect their stipend. 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 2003-2004 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.

GRANTS- IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Program

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 25 Jul 2002
 

Applications for the Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO)
program are now available. 

This program provides predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars with fellowships
for on-site humanities and policy-relevant research in Europe and Eurasia
for two to nine months. Funding for cross-regional humanities research in
Mongolia, Iran, and Turkey is also available.

Grants of one to three months are available to master's level students to
conduct significant research on policy-relevant topics in Europe and
Eurasia. These grants are from one to three months.

This program is funded by the United States Department of State (Title VIII
Program), the National Endowment for the Humanities, and IREX's own Scholar
Support Fund.

Applications are available for download on the IREX website at 
www.irex.org/programs/iaro/application.htm.  

Applications are also available by request from the IREX/Washington office
via e-mail at <irex(a)irex.org> or phone at (202) 628-8188.  

Further information about the program, including Frequently Asked Questions,
can be found on IREX's website at
http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.htm

GRANTS- Research Grants from U.K. Committee for Central and Inner Asia

Posted by: S. S. Saxena <sss21(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk>
Posted: 25 Jul 2002


GRANTS FOR RESEARCH ON CENTRAL AND INNER ASIA

The Committee expects to make grants in aid of research on topics
connected with Central and Inner Asia once or twice each year. On this
first occasion applications must be received by 31st August 2002, with
notification of results in early October 2002, but the scheduling of
applications may be different in future years.

Subject of research: The research should be concerned with Central Asia
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), Western
China, Mongolia, or neighbouring parts of Afghanistan and Siberia. The
subject of research should normally fall within the arts, humanities or
social sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, architecture and art
history, cultural and development studies, economics, geography, history,
international relations, language, law, literature, musicology, politics,
religion, and sociology.

Eligibility: Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom,
the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands. 'Ordinary residence' for this
purpose does not cover overseas scholars who are living in this country in
order to hold appointments of one year or less, or United Kingdom citizens
holding appointments overseas of more than one year.

Applications will be welcomed for joint projects involving collaborators
within the region. In the case of visits from Central or Inner Asia
applications should be submitted by a UK-based sponsor who is preferably
engaged in collaborative work with the visitor and able to assist with
arrangements for the visit.

Purpose of awards: Awards are primarily intended to meet the costs of
research, including travel, subsistence in the field, equipment, and
research assistance. Contributions toward the cost of visits to the U.K.
by scholars from the region will also be considered.

Amount of awards: Most awards for research will not exceed £3000. In
exceptional cases grants of up to £10,000 may be made.

Submission: Applications should be submitted by 31st August 2002 to: The
Secretary, Committee for Central and Inner Asia, c/o Faculty of Oriental
Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA. They may also be sent by
e-mail to: ucam-cccia(a)lists.cam.ac.uk, provided a hard copy is mailed to
the same address. Web address: www.britac.ac.uk/cccia/

Applications should enclose:

 * a statement of the plan of research

 * a timetable for the current application and long term plans

 * publication plans

 * a budget with an indication of the amount applied for from the Committee
   on this occasion

 * a statement on other sources of funding applied for or received

 * a curriculum vitae for each applicant.

 * the names and contact details of two referees familiar with the
   circumstances and academic work of the applicant(s), who should be sent a
   copy of your application and be asked to send a reference to the same
   address by 31st August.

If possible use the application form available on the website, but this
is not essential.

Notification: Results will be notified in early October 2002. Awards will
generally be tenable for 12 months from the date of the award, and
recipients will be required to submit a report on their work within three
months thereafter. In making and administering its awards the Committee
will generally apply the conditions attaching to British Academy Small
Grants.

GRANTS- OSI International Policy Fellowships, Center for Policy Studies

Posted by: OSI Fellowships <fellows(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 21 Jul 2002


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2003

All applications must be submitted online at http://www.osi.hu/ipf by August 
1, 2002

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling 
for proposals for its year 2003 International Policy Fellowships (IPF) 
program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society 
Institute-Budapest. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a 
reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected 
government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for minorities 
and minority opinions. Launched in late 1999, the CPS works with a 
broadening circle of policy analysts and institutions to promote the 
development of policy center networks throughout Central and Eastern Europe, 
the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, as well as countries in South and 
Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes 
policy research and advocacy that furthers the open society mission and 
disseminates quality analyses in accessible formats.

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

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

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


2003 Fellowship Issue Areas

Note: Although the topics Conflict Prevention in Southeast Europe and The 
Future of the Caucasus are not included in this year's announcement, IPF 
remains especially interested in receiving applications from these regions.  
Please apply according to the relevant topic rather than region. Also please 
note that applicants interested in Gender Policy as it relates to education, 
the media, and health should apply in the education, media, and health 
categories.

The Policy Process, Building Institutions, Cross-Border Cooperation Outside 
the European Union, Cultural Policy, Education Policy, Enhancing the 
Learning Experience in Central and East European Higher Education, Primary 
and Secondary Education Policy, Environmental Policy, International Climate 
Change Policy, Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability 
Appraisal as Policy-Making Tools, The Future of Central and Southwest Asia, 
Gender Policy: Intra-Enterprise Level Gender Inequalities in Post-Socialist 
Societies, Information Policy, Media Policy, Public Health Policy, Tobacco 
Economics Research and Advocacy, Policy Priorities in Public Health, Social 
Responsibility in Global Governance Structures, State Capacity and the 
Leading Economic Sector in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe, State Responses to 
the Challenge of Multiethnicity, Reform of Monetary and Fiscal Policy with a 
View Towards Enhanced Growth

Terms of the International Policy Fellowship Award

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

To Apply: Application Requirements and Procedures

All initial queries must be entered online via the internet directly into 
the IPF application database found at http://www.osi.hu/ipf. Those who have 
no possibility to access the internet (including from public libraries, 
internet centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an e-mail to 
fellows(a)osi.hu or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to discuss the 
best alternate application solution. Finalists will be interviewed by 
telephone at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants will be notified in 
November or December 2002 and no later than January 15, 2003. The fellowship 
research cycle will approximate the period from March 2003 to March 2004.  
Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless you 
received prior approval from IPF staff to use an alternative method of 
application.

FELLOWSHIPS- Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Posted by: Beth Baiter <bbaiter(a)wcfia.harvard.edu>
Posted: 28 Jun 2002


The Academy Scholars Program
Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships

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

The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of 
becoming leading scholars at major universities. Pre-doctoral applicants 
must have completed all course work and general examinations by the 
beginning of the first year for which they plan to apply and are expected to 
have made some significant progress on their dissertations. Scholars are 
appointed and supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area 
Studies to provide opportunities for advanced work while in residence at 
Harvard University, although travel for research is allowed. 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.


To Apply

Applications for the 2003-2004 class of Academy Scholars are due by October 
15, 2002. There is no application form. The following materials are required 
for a complete application:

 * a current curriculum vitae, including a list of 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 more than 10 pages 
   double-spaced (include 3 copies)
 * an official copy of each graduate transcript
 * three letters of recommendation in sealed, signed envelopes placed inside 
   the application packet
 * a cover letter which sufficiently states the applicant's academic field, 
   country of origin or region of specialization, and proposed or actual 
   research topic (include 3 copies)

Please do not staple materials.
Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Finalists will be invited to Cambridge for interviews with the Senior
Scholars in December 2002.


Applications should be mailed to:

The Academy Scholars Program
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
1033 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

All materials must be received by October 15, 2002. The selection process
begins immediately thereafter. Applicants whose materials are late or
incomplete are at a disadvantage when considered by the Selection Committee.
Announcements of the awards will be made in January 2003.

Program details and application guidelines are now available from the
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at the WCFIA for the
academic year 2003-2004. For additional information contact:
Beth Baiter, Program Coordinator
bbaiter(a)wcfia.harvard.edu
or
James Clem, Executive Officer
jclem(a)wcfia.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-2137 Fax: (617) 384-9259
Web Address: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/


[Forwarded from: H-SAE(a)h-net.msu.edu]

GRANTS- Library of Congress Fellowships on Islamic Studies

Posted by: Library of Congress <scholarly(a)loc.gov>
Posted: 21 Jun 2002


The Library of Congress has established a program of residential fellowships 
for postdoctoral scholars wishing to conduct research in the humanities on 
globalization and Muslim societies, using the resources of the Library of 
Congress.

In recent years rapid economic, political, social, and technological changes 
have spread across borders and increased people's ability to communicate and 
trade across continents. These changes have significantly impacted the lives 
of people everywhere: their thought patterns, sense of identity, value 
systems, modes of behavior, and creative expression. They have generated an 
expanded sense of opportunity, especially in the economic arena, and have 
also generated anxiety about the consequences. A multi-faceted cultural 
concern underlies much of this anxiety: how to protect or redefine a unique 
heritage in the face of global pressures; to uphold religious traditions; to 
preserve one's indigenous language; to defend social institutions; and 
ultimately to maintain a viable identity in the midst of a rapidly changing 
global environment or how to adapt and adjust to its needs and demands.

"Globalization," the conceptual construct created to describe these changes, 
is perceived differently in different parts of the world and within 
individual societies. In the Muslim world it has become the fulcrum of an 
intense debate. The Library of Congress wishes to focus scholarly attention 
on the issues that emerge from the discourse on globalization's impact on 
Muslim societies and the resulting interactions. The human impact is complex 
and enormously varied. Societies with large Muslim populations stretch from 
Indonesia through Asia, the Middle East, into Africa and parts of Europe.  
The Koran binds these societies together even while they exhibit great 
variety in history and culture and in responding to global forces.

The Library of Congress is unique in holding resources for studying the full 
range of related issues, through materials published in all of these 
societies in their own languages as well as through materials about them 
from all over the world. These materials exist in a rich variety of formats 
that include books, serials, maps, manuscripts, photographs, music, film, 
sound recordings, and are now coupled with Internet resources. These 
collections receive regularly current materials from the Library's field 
offices in Cairo, Islamabad, Nairobi, Jakarta, and New Delhi. The expert 
Library staff will guide researchers expeditiously to the materials most 
germane to their studies. The staff, many of them scholars in their own 
right, will facilitate the scholars' research and direct them to materials 
that they otherwise might overlook.

Two to four scholars each year, funded for periods of not less than five or 
more than ten months duration at the rate of $3,500 per month, will conduct 
original research on the humanistic dimensions of these issues. Particularly 
welcome are historical and cross-disciplinary studies of the way 
intellectual issues have arisen in Muslim societies in response to 
globalization. The fellows will work within the new John W. Kluge Center at 
the Library of Congress, a venue where opportunities exist to use the depth 
and range of nuanced research to inform the thinking of policy makers, 
journalists, legislators, and diplomats as well as other scholars. Fellows 
will conduct their own research, lead seminars, and participate in the 
Center's intellectual life. The results of their scholarly research will 
deepen the public's knowledge of contemporary Muslim cultures, thought, and 
societies. Fellowship holders will receive individual research spaces, 
equipped with computer access, and join in the lectures, seminars, 
conferences, and other presentations that characterize the Library's 
intellectual life.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree 
within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a 
professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may 
be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may 
be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Upon selection, foreign nationals 
will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa. To meet the minimum 
eligibility requirements, the degree must be formally awarded by the 
deadline date.

APPLICATIONS. All application materials must be written in English. The 
Fellowship application requires a research proposal (no longer than three 
single-spaced pages) and one paragraph summary, a two-page curriculum vitae 
which should indicate major prior scholarship; and three letters of 
reference (in English) from people who know the quality of the applicant's 
scholarship. In the research proposal, applicants should indicate the 
collections of the Library of Congress that will be used for research.

Application deadline: September 15, 2002

Contact: Rockefeller Islamic Fellowships, Office of Scholarly Programs, 
Library of Congress LJ 120, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 
20540-4860; tel. 202.707.3302; fax 202.707.3595; email <scholarly(a)loc.gov>

More information: http://www.loc.gov/loc/islamic/

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