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SCHOLARSHIPS- Freeman-ASIA Awards for Study Abroad in Asia

Posted by: Freeman-Asia Award Program <freeman-asia(a)iie.org>
Posted: 4 Jan 2005


NOTE: The Freeman-Asia Award Program covers Mongolia and China, as well as 
other East and Southeast Asian countries.

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening 
of the application periods for the Summer 2005 and Fall 2005 / Academic Year 
2005-06 Freeman-ASIA Awards.  The application cycle for Summer 2005 Awards 
will open on January 19, 2005 and the application cycle for Fall 2005 and 
Academic Year 2005-06 Awards will open on February 16, 2005.

As most of you know, the Freeman-ASIA Awards were designed to encourage more 
American undergraduate students to pursue study abroad in East and Southeast 
Asia.  The program began in 2001 and has supported approximately 2,200 
students in study abroad programs in 15 countries since then.  The funding 
comes from the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, and the Institute 
of International Education (IIE) administers the scholarship program.

The Freeman-ASIA Award Program has an online application, and all of the 
scholarship information is available at: http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia.

For those that are interested, IIE has Freeman-ASIA Award Program posters 
and brochures that are available upon request.

Please reply to this e-mail with any questions or requests for further 
information you may have on the Freeman-ASIA Award Program, and we will be 
happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Karen Chu - Program Officer
Jonathan Akeley - Program Officer

Freeman-Asia Award Program
Institute of International Education
U.S. Student Programs Division
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
USA
E-mail: freeman-asia(a)iie.org

GRANT- Grants for NGOs, Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Anu Kangaspunta-Garfield <akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 4 Jan 2005


GRANT- Grants for NGOs, Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute

Call for proposals

Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute

January, 2005

General comments

The Central Eurasia Project (CEP) strives to make available more and better 
information about human rights and the social and economic health of the 
South Caucasus and Central Asia both within the region and internationally 
in order to shape policies that contribute to building open societies.  The 
Central Eurasia Project uses grantmaking to international and indigenous 
NGOs to help build local capacity, bring international expertise to bear on 
the region, and promote cooperation between local activists and 
international civic movements in the fields of human rights and transparent 
governance. The ultimate goal of such activity is to strengthen civic 
leaders in the region and construct support networks for them within 
international structures and movements. 
The Central Eurasia Project requests proposals to provide program and 
general operating support grants to organizations focused on advancing open 
societies in the region.  Central Eurasia is understood to encompass the 
former Soviet republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus, Turkey and 
Mongolia.  Proposals to support projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and 
the Middle East should be directed to OSI s Middle East Initiatives 
(http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas/mena).  Proposals on 
Turkmenistan should be submitted directly to the CEP s Turkmenistan Project, 
(http://www.eurasianet.org/turkmenistan.project).

Priorities for grantmaking in 2005 include the following areas:

 - Enabling local and international activists to address human rights and 
other abuses associated with the region s cotton economy;
 - Improving the effectiveness of human rights work in the region, 
developing innovative approaches to protecting human rights, and fostering 
accountability for human rights violations;
 - Combating and addressing the consequences of torture;
 - Aiding labor migrants from and within the region, and promoting policies 
that protect the rights interests of labor migrants.

Eligibility requirements

All applications must be made on behalf of organizations or groups, which 
may include, but are not limited to, informal coalitions, non-governmental 
organizations, humanitarian aid or other charitable organizations, and 
educational institutes. United States applicants must be tax-exempt within 
the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Organizations may be based in the region or outside. In reviewing requests, 
priority will be given to joint proposals from international and local 
organizations.  Organizations based in Central Eurasia that are planning to 
conduct activities in their own country should first contact their national 
Open Society Foundation about funding opportunities. The Central Eurasia 
Project will automatically refer all single-country proposals submitted by 
local groups in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Mongolia, Tajikistan and Turkey to the applicable local Soros Foundation. 
Please go to http://www.soros.org/initiatives/regions/central-eurasia for 
contact information.

Please note that the Central Eurasia Project usually does not accept 
applications for individual grants, such as fellowships, scholarships, or 
travel grants.  Scholars and activists interested in submitting individual 
research proposals should contact the address below for research proposal 
guidelines.

Procedures

The proposal format and detailed information about restrictions on grant 
funds are available at 
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas/human_rights.

Grants applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year 
and will be considered for funding two times during 2005 according to the 
following schedule. Applicants will be notified of a decision a week to ten 
days after the consideration date.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Anu Kangaspunta-Garfield at the 
Central Eurasia Project at the address listed below.

Final Applications Due

Consideration Date:

March 04, 2005
May 06, 2005
August 05, 2005
October 07, 2005

Anu Kangaspunta
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
USA
E-mail: akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org

GRANT- 2005 Call for Proposals, Foundation for Endangered Languages

Posted by: Nicholas Ostler <nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 16 Dec 2004


GRANT- 2005 Call for Proposals, Foundation for Endangered Languages

The Foundation for Endangered Languages is now accepting proposals for 
projects of work that will support, enable or assist the documentation, 
protection or promotion of one or more endangered languages.  These 
endangered languages may be anywhere in the world.

The Foundation's funds remain extremely limited and only an exceptional 
award will be greater than US $1,500. Smaller proposals stand a better 
chance of funding.

Please pass on this announcement to your friends and colleagues in 
endangered-language communities who may not have access to Ogmios, the 
Internet or e-mail.

Format for Submissions:

As of this year, there has been a change in the format for submissions to 
the Foundation.  In future, applicants must submit a short "Case for 
Support" and an Application Form.  Guidance on how to write a Case, and fill 
out the form, is accessible at the Foundation's website:  
http://www.ogmios.org/grant.htm It may also be obtained from me at the 
address below.  (Any other, older, FEL materials - as still at 
http://www.ogmios.org/question.htm - are obsolete, and should not be used.)

The Case for Support (CS) and Application Form (AF) are best submitted as 
Word files attached to an e-mail message sent to <FEL(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>. 
Non-ascii text should be in some form of Unicode. The two files should be 
named "languageCS.doc" and "languageAF.doc", substituting the name of the 
language to be studied for 'language'.

Copies printed on paper will also be accepted as an alternative. In general, 
it is not necessary to send  a hard copy of an electronic proposal for 
confirmation, but FEL may request this if there are major difficulties in 
reading the file.

All proposals must be submitted in this format, to ensure comparability.  
Unless agreed with me in advance in writing, all proposals must be in English.

Deadline:

The time-limit for proposals will be 30 January 2005. By that date, full 
proposals (consisting of Case for Support and Application Form) must reach 
me at the address below. All proposals received will be acknowledged on 
receipt.

The FEL Committee will announce its decision by 31st March 2005.

Comments on Draft Proposals:

FEL tries to keep its procedures as simple as possible. But it recognizes 
that they may be especially taxing for those without training in a western 
university. In the case of proposals from communities or community 
linguists, FEL is prepared to comment on drafts, and suggest weaknesses and 
potential remedies (without prejudice) before the selection. Such draft 
proposals - clearly marked "DRAFT" - should reach FEL as soon as possible, 
and no later than 31 December 2004.

This commenting service is simply offered in order to help: it is never 
required to submit such a draft.  If draft applications are received from 
applicants who are judged not to be members of endangered language 
communities or such communities' designated linguists, they may be 
re-classified as final applications, at FEL's discretion.

Nicholas Ostler <nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>
FEL Chairman and Grants Officer

Note:

The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) is a separate from ELF, the 
Endangered Language Fund (www.haskins.yale.edu 
<http://www.haskins.yale.edu/>). It is perfectly possible (and has indeed 
occurred in the past) that the same project can be partially funded by both 
FEL and ELF.

Foundation for Endangered Languages
Registered Charity: England and Wales 1070616
172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath BA1 7AA, England, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1225-852865
E-mail: nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk
Web: http://www.ogmios.org

FELLOWSHIP- 2005 SSRC Eurasia Teaching Fellowship, Deadline Jan. 26

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 14 Dec 2004


Social Science Research Council
Eurasia Program
2005 Fellowship Competition

Eurasia Teaching Fellowship

The Application Submission Deadline for the 2005 Eurasia Teaching Fellowship 
Competition has been extended until January 26, 2005 9:00 PM EST

At the SSRC, postdoctoral research grants have allowed young faculty members 
to expand upon their research interests after having completed (and often 
published) their dissertation work. Recently, the SSRC Eurasia Program 
expanded its support to faculty for their classroom activities as well. The 
Eurasia Program s Teaching Fellowships 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 have an interdisciplinary or comparative 
outlook, encompass a diverse range of literatures and/or source media 
(including audio, video, and web content), and make appropriate use of 
various pedagogical approaches. Proposals that target unique and important 
student audiences, provide a substantial addition or significantly diversify 
existing departmental and/or university curricula, or that otherwise fill an 
important niche or  instructional gap are especially encouraged.

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. All applicants must be US citizens or permanent 
residents teaching at US institutions.

Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of State under 
the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent 
States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).  All fellowships awarded 
under this program are contingent upon the receipt of funding from the U.S. 
Department of State.

Deadline: January 26, 2005 9:00 PM EST
Web: www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Ave 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
USA

Phone: 212-377-2700
Fax: 212-377-2727

GRANTS- 2005 IREX/WWC Asia Regional Policy Symposium, Extended Deadline

Posted by: Sarah Shields <sshields(a)irex.org>
Posted: 15 Nov 2004


2005 IREX/WWC Asia Regional Policy Symposium

APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO: NOVEMBER 30, 2004

IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration with 
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan Institute 
(WWC), is pleased to announce its 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium. The 
Symposium, which is being supported by the United States Department of State 
(Title VIII Program) and The Starr Foundation, will bring together senior 
and junior scholars to discuss a variety of political, economic, historical, 
and cultural topics related to the larger region of Asia. Countries in this 
region include: Afghanistan, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, 
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

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 larger region of Asia, as well as submit a 
developed and policy-driven executive summary of their research. Applicants 
must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Grants will 
be awarded to approximately 15 junior scholars.

The 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium is scheduled to take place April 
7-10, 2005, 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.

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 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium or to 
access the application form and instructions, please visit our web site at: 
www.irex.org/programs/symp05/

FELLOWSHIP- CERES Postdoctoral Fellowship, Georgetown University, Dec. 1 Deadline

Posted by: Jennifer Long <longj(a)georgetown.edu>
Posted: 12 Nov 2004


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Asian Affairs

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES)

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

CERES invites applications for a postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Asian 
Affairs for the Fall and Spring semesters, 2005-06.  Requirements include: 
US citizenship or permanent residency; PhD or equivalent degree awarded 
within the last five years; residence in the Washington, D.C. area for the 
2005-06 academic year; one course taught in both the Fall and Spring 
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 $30,000 and benefits.

To apply, submit c.v., graduate transcripts, dissertation abstract, brief 
statement of research interests, two letters of academic reference and 
detailed proposed course outlines to:

Dr. Jennifer Long, Associate Director, CERES
Georgetown University, ICC 232, Box 571031
Washington, DC 20057-1031
USA
E-mail: longj(a)georgetown.edu

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2004

GRANTS- Institutional Grants for Summer Language Institutes, SSRC-Eurasia Program

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 4 Nov 2004


SSRC Eurasia Program
Institutional Grants Competition

Summer Language Institutes for the Languages of the New States of Eurasia

Application deadline: December 10, 2004

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council is pleased to 
announce a program of support for the summer language training programs of 
the New States of Eurasia.  This grant program is designed to support the 
continuation and improvement of existing summer language programs, as well 
as to encourage the establishment of new summer language institutes 
dedicated to the languages of the New States of Eurasia.

The Title VIII SSRC-Eurasia Program is currently accepting applications for 
language programs to be held in summer 2006. Special exception, with prior 
written approval, may be made for institutions wishing to apply for summer 
2005 funding.  Grants of from $3,000 to $30,000 each are intended to enhance 
the ability of the recipient institutes to provide fellowships to promising 
students, as well as financial assistance to teachers, enrolling in 
intensive summer programs in the languages of the New States of Eurasia.  
Grants may also support cultural activities that compliment the formal 
language curriculum in such programs.

Languages previously supported by the program include Armenian, Azeri, 
Georgian, Kazakh, Tajik, Uighur, Russian, Turkmen, Ukrainian and Uzbek. 
Please note that funding for Russian language programs will be available 
only for advanced courses, i.e., those offered to students with at least two 
years of prior Russian language study or equivalent. Applicants for 
qualified programs in other languages of the New States of Eurasia are 
strongly encouraged to apply; however, funding is no longer available for 
Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian.

Please note: These awards are not to be used for the purchase of major 
equipment, nor are they to be used towards indirect costs or proficiency 
testing.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant institutions must meet all of the following eligibility 
requirements. They must:

 * be American credit-granting institutions that confer undergraduate and 
   graduate credits to students and in-service credits for teachers.
 * offer intensive language training in the United States, involving a 
   sufficient number of formal classroom contact hours (160 is recommended for 
   Russian language programs), and providing a full year's worth of academic 
   instruction.
 * offer training in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and 
   speaking.
 * offer extracurricular, cultural and other support activities.

Preference will be given to institutions that offer the promise of ongoing 
programs.

Applications are due by December 10, 2004.  Initial awards will be announced 
in May/June 2005, and funding will be made available upon confirmation of 
enrollments in the summer for which the grant was awarded.

Funding is provided by the United States Department of State under the 
Program for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent 
States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). All grants awarded under 
this program are contingent upon the receipt of funding from the US 
Department of State.

Please contact the Eurasia Program for additional information and/or an 
application.

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Ave 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-377-2700/Fax: 212-377-2727
E-mail: eurasia(a)ssrc.org
Web: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/Eurasia

FELLOWSHIP- Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships, Univ. of Washington

Posted by: Project for Critical Asian Studies <critasia(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 7 Oct 2004


The Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships, 2005 - 2006 Project on 
Critical Asian Studies: Forum on Trauma, History, and "Asia" Simpson Center 
for the Humanities, University of Washington

How can traumatic injustices of the 20th century across "Asia" and its 
diasporas be narrated? What happens to the arts and humanities when mass 
injustice is deeply felt but seemingly inexpressible? Should scholars in the 
United States join the urgent intellectual project of inter-Asian efforts to 
rethink "Asia" in relation to trauma and just histories?

Each year the Forum on Trauma, History, and "Asia" will host two 
intellectuals located in Asia broadly defined, whose projects engage these 
questions. Holding appointments as visiting scholars, the fellows will lead 
an investigation into the matter of how scholarship treats trauma, defined 
as unread or unspoken injustice.

Critical Asian Studies: Forum on Trauma, History, and "Asia" 
http://depts.washington.edu/critasia/ in partnership with the Simpson Center 
for the Humanities at the University of Washington, 
http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/ invites applications to fill the two 
fellowship positions for the 2005-06 academic year.

Eligibility:

1. Applicants must be nationals of an Asian country.
2. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or 
have attained an equivalent level of professional experience by the date of 
initial activation of the fellowship. 
3. Scholars/activists of any field may apply.

Application Requirement:

1. A current curriculum vitae
2. A five-page narrative proposal outlining a project that widens our 
understanding of the relation of trauma, history, and "Asia."
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. An essay or chapter from a work in progress
5. Cover letter

Deadline for application: December 10, 2004.

Fellows will be in residence for one academic year.  Each fellow will 
receive a stipend of approximately $37,500, an office equipped with computer 
and Internet access, secretarial support and supplies, and a small stipend 
to offset travel expenses.

Directors:

Madeleine Dong, 2003-04 & 2005-06
Tani E. Barlow, 2002-03 & 2004-05

Contact:

Brian Hammer
Simpson Center for the Humanities
University of Washington
Communications 206, Box 353710
Seattle, WA 98195-3710
USA
Tel: (206) 616-2759
E-mail: critasia(a)u.washington.edu

FELLOWSHIP- Postdoctoral Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program

Posted by: Michelle Duplissis <mduplissis(a)irex.org>
Posted: 6 Oct 2004


APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2004

Postdoctoral Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

The Postdoctoral Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) 
provides fellowships to professionals with terminal degrees and postdoctoral 
scholars from the United States for individual long-term policy-relevant 
research in Europe and Eurasia.

COUNTRIES:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, 
Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav 
Republic of), Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

NOTE: Funding for Northern Tier countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia) is limited.

DESCRIPTION:

Grants of two to nine months to professionals with terminal degrees and 
postdoctoral scholars for policy-relevant research.

TECHNICAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must:

 - Be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United 
   States for three consecutive years prior to application;
 - Submit a research proposal on a topic in one of the academic disciplines
   listed in the application;
 - Hold a PhD or other terminal degree;
 - Submit a complete application package by the deadline;
 - Have fulfilled all requirements from previous IREX grants; and
 - Not be a current IREX employee or consultant or their immediate family 
   members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) as they are not eligible 
   to compete in any IREX-administered grant programs, either as
individuals or 
   as the responsible party representing an institutional applicant.

IREX does not discriminate against grant applicants because of race, color, 
religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other protected 
characteristic as established by US law.

GRANT PROVISIONS:

 - Round-trip airfare from the United States to the host country and visa fees.
 - Stipend for living expenses.
 - Housing allowance based on country(ies) and city(ies) of research.

FOCUS:

Successful applicants will demonstrate how their research makes 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.

Scholars in cross-disciplinary and cross-country/regional studies are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Application materials and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be found on 
the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp.

FELLOWSHIP- Predoctoral Individual Advanced Research Opportunities

Posted by: Michelle Duplissis <mduplissis(a)irex.org>
Posted: 5 Oct 2004


APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2004

Predoctoral Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

The Predoctoral Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) 
provides fellowships to predoctoral scholars from the United States for 
individual long-term policy-relevant research in Europe and Eurasia. Limited 
funding is available for humanities-focused projects.

COUNTRIES:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, 
Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav 
Republic of), Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Cross-regional: Iran, Mongolia, and Turkey.

NOTE: Funding for Northern Tier countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia) is limited.

DESCRIPTION:

Grants of two to nine months to predoctoral scholars for policy-relevant or 
humanities-focused research.

TECHNICAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must:

 - for three consecutive years prior to application;
 - Submit a research proposal on a topic in one of the academic disciplines 
   listed in the application;
 - Be enrolled in a doctoral program;
 - Submit a complete application package by the deadline;
 - Have fulfilled all requirements from previous IREX grants; and
 - Not be a current IREX employee or consultant or their immediate family 
   members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) as they are not eligible 
   to compete in any IREX-administered grant programs, either as
individuals or 
   as the responsible party representing an institutional applicant.

IREX does not discriminate against grant applicants because of race, color, 
religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other protected 
characteristic as established by US law.

GRANT PROVISIONS:

 - Round-trip airfare from the United States to the host country and visa
   fees.
 - Stipend for living expenses. 
 - Housing allowance based on country(ies) and city(ies) of research.

FOCUS:

Successful applicants will demonstrate how their research makes 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.

For the limited funding available to predoctoral scholars in the humanities, 
successful applicants will demonstrate how their research makes a 
substantive contribution to the humanities.

Scholars in cross-disciplinary and cross-country/regional studies are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Application materials and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be found on 
the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp.

FELLOWSHIP- Individual Adv. Research Opportunities Program for Master's Students

Posted by: Michelle Duplissis <mduplissis(a)irex.org>
Posted: 5 Oct 2004


APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2004

Master's Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

The Master's Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) 
provides fellowships to master's students from the United States for 
individual long-term policy-relevant research in Europe and Eurasia.

COUNTRIES:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, 
Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav 
Republic of), Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

NOTE: Funding for Northern Tier countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia) is limited.

DESCRIPTION:

Grants of one to three months for master's level students to conduct 
research on policy-relevant topics.

TECHNICAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must:

 - Be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United
   States for three consecutive years prior to application;
 - Submit a research proposal on a topic in one of the academic disciplines
   listed in the application;
 - Be enrolled in a master's program;
 - Submit a complete application package by the deadline;
 - Have fulfilled all requirements from previous IREX grants; and
 - Not be a current IREX employee or consultant or their immediate family 
   members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) as they are not eligible 
   to compete in any IREX-administered grant programs, either as
individuals or 
   as the responsible party representing an institutional applicant.

IREX does not discriminate against grant applicants because of race, color, 
religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other protected 
characteristic as established by US law.

GRANT PROVISIONS:

 - Round-trip airfare from the United States to the host country and visa fees.
 - Stipend for living expenses.
 - Housing allowance based on country(ies) and city(ies) of research.

FOCUS:

Successful applicants will demonstrate how their research makes 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.

Scholars in cross-disciplinary and cross-country/regional studies are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Application materials and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be found on 
the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp.

GRANTS- Research and Language Study for Graduates, Post-Docs, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Alissa Bibb <Bibb(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 24 Sep 2004


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is currently 
accepting applications for the following grants supporting research and 
language study in Eurasia:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program:

Provides full support for three to nine-month research trips to Russia, 
Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.  Fellowships 
include roundtrip 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 $8,000 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.

Deadline for spring program applications is October 1; New application 
deadline for summer, fall and academic year programs is January 15.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:

Provides full support for research and approximately eight hours per week of 
advanced language instruction for three to nine months in Russia, Central 
Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.  Fellowships include 
roundtrip 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 $8,000 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.

Deadline for spring program applications is October 1; new application 
deadline for summer, fall and academic year programs is January 15.

For more information and an application, contact:

Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 833-7522
Web: www.americancouncils.org

GRANTS- 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium for US Junior Scholars, IREX/WWC

Posted by: Joyce Warner <jwarner(a)irex.org>
Posted: 21 Sep 2004


IREX/WWC Announce Grant for US Junior Scholars to Participate in the 2005 
Asia Regional Policy Symposium

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2004

IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration with 
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan Institute 
(WWC), is pleased to announce its 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium. The 
Symposium, which is being supported by the United States Department of State 
(Title VIII Program) and The Starr Foundation, will bring together senior 
and junior scholars to discuss a variety of political, economic, historical, 
and cultural topics related to the larger region of Asia. Countries in this 
region include: Afghanistan, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Mongolia, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Junior scholars will be chosen on the basis of a national competition.  
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to continued study, research, and 
work on and with the countries of the larger region of Asia, as well as 
submit a developed and policy-driven executive summary of their research. 
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 
Grants will be awarded to approximately 15 junior scholars.

The 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium is scheduled to take place in late 
March 2005, 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.

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 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium or to 
access the application form and instructions, please visit our web site at:

www.irex.org/programs/symp05/

FELLOWSHIPS- Social Science Research Council Eurasia Program Fellowships

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 21 Sep 2004


SSRC Eurasia Program

2005 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

Deadline for Electronic Applications: Nov. 9, 2004

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is 
currently offering a number of fellowships at both the predoctoral and 
postdoctoral levels for the 2005-2006 academic year for research, writing, 
training and curriculum development on or related to any of the New States 
of Eurasia, the Soviet Union, and/or the Russian Empire. These fellowships 
are funded by the U.S. Department of State under the Program for Research 
and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former 
Soviet Union (Title VIII). New online applications and supporting materials 
are now available on the SSRC website at www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia. 
The electronic application submission deadline is November 9, 2004 at 9:00 p.m.

Fellowships will be offered in the following categories:

Predissertation Training with and without Language Component for students in 
the early stages of a doctoral program;

Dissertation Write-up for graduate students who expect to complete writing 
their dissertation during the 2005-2006 year;

Postdoctoral Research for recent PhD recipients and junior faculty wishing 
to undertake new research or complete existing projects; and

Teaching for faculty members wishing to create and implement significantly 
revised or wholly new university courses.

Additional information can be found at:

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia/, and questions may be addressed to 
the Eurasia Program Staff: eurasia(a)ssrc.org.

Please periodically check our website for additional information, including 
details and application materials for our upcoming dissertation development 
workshop and other events.

Eurasia Program Fellowships
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Ave 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-377-2700
Fax: 212-377-2727

SCHOLARSHIPS- ACIE Eurasian Regional Language Program Fellowships

Posted by: Alissa Bibb <Bibb(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 21 Sep 2004


Fellowships for Language Study in Central Asia, South Caucasus, Belarus, 
Ukraine, and Moldova.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible for full and
partial fellowships to study on the American Councils for International
Education Eurasian Regional Language Program. The program provides
participants the unique opportunity to study virtually any of the
languages of the former Soviet Union in an overseas immersion setting.

Recent program participants have studied:

Georgian and Chechan at Tblisi State University;
Kazakh at the Kazakh State University of International Relations and World 
Languages in Almaty;
Ukrainian at the Ivan Franko State University in L'viv and the Taras 
Shevchenko National University in Kiev;
Tajik at the Samarkand State University and in Dushanbe;
Uzbek at the Alisher Navoi Language Institute in Tashkent;
Kyrgyz at Arabaev University in Bishkek

Also available are programs in Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Buryat,
Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Tatar, Turkmen, and Yakut.  (Students seeking to
study languages not listed here should contact the American Councils
outbound office at 202-833-7522).

Academic programs are tailored to the individual student's language
level, and provide approximately 20 hours per week of in-class
instruction in the target language.  Courses in history, literature, and
politics are also available for advanced speakers.

Participants are registered for credit at Bryn Mawr College. Graduate
students receive the equivalent of 15 academic hours for one semester;
30 for the academic year, and 10 for the summer program. Undergraduate
students receive the equivalent of 16 academic hours for one semester,
32 for the academic year, and 8 for the summer program.

Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in
Russian or the host-country language are eligible to apply to the
program.

Undergraduate and graduate student seeking financial assistance for the
program are automatically considered for Department of State and
Department of Education fellowships upon submission of CSS profile forms
and other application materials.

Substantial financial aid is currently available for spring 2005 programs.

Application deadlines:
Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Program: March 1
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1

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
Tel: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: outbound(a)americancouncils.org

FELLOWSHIP- Int'l Policy Fellowships, Central European Univ., Deadline Sept. 15

Posted by: Fellows <fellows(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 10 Sep 2004


Call for Proposals

Center for Policy Studies
International Policy Fellowships, 2005-2006

All applications must be submitted online by September 15, 2004 from 
www.soros.org/initiatives/ipf

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling 
for proposals for its year 2005-2006 International Policy Fellowships (IPF) 
program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society 
Institute-Budapest. Launched in 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 connect these Fellows 
with professional policy networks and opportunities. The program aims to 
improve the quality of analysis in countries where the Soros foundations 
network 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.

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.

2005 Fellowship Issue Areas:

General Framework: New Frontiers of Democratic Politics

The Challenge of Wider Europe
Open Society Promotion in Islamic States
Russia: Combating Open Society Threats
Combating Organized Crime
Democratic Governance, Transparency, and Accountability
Developing Socially Responsible Elites and the Challenges of Higher
Education
Public Health and the Roma
Policymaking in Transition Contexts: The Leslie Carol Eliason Memorial 
Fellowship

Terms of the International Policy Fellowship Award

Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, research-related expenses 
including travel, needed communications equipment, publication costs, etc. 
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 application submissions must be entered online directly into the IPF 
application database found at www.soros.org/initiatives/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 (we can call you back immediately to 
reduce your long-distance telephone charge).

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.

SCHOLARSHIP- Georgian, Central Asian Journalism Students, Caucasus Media Inst.

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 2 Sep 2004


The Caucasus Media Institute (CMI) announces that it has scholarships 
available for Georgian and Central Asian journalists and photojournalists to 
upgrade their professional skills by following a one-year course in Yerevan.

The deadline for applications is extended to September 10, and the courses 
will start on October 11, 2004.

Candidates interested could download the application form from: 
www.caucasusmedia.org

The specializations that we offer this year:

1. Advanced Reporting for Journalists is a course addressed to young 
reporters with some experience who would like to be introduced to various 
genres of journalism, including news, features, reviews and investigation.

2. News Reporting for Journalists is addressed to both young journalists and 
non-journalists who would like to learn the trade. By the end of the course, 
students get in-depth knowledge of the specificities of news reporting.

3. Seminars for Media Trainers The seminar is a specially tailored program 
for future university lecturers, newspaper editors and trainers. The course 
will focus both on skills in conducting trainings and knowledge about the 
training needs for post-Soviet journalism students. Candidates must have a 
university degree in journalism or communication, experience in conducting 
research or teaching journalism.

4. The Photojournalism course will introduce students to both the techniques 
and history of photojournalism. As a result of the course, students will 
produce journalistic photo stories. The CMI Photojournalism course is 
addressed to young photojournalists from former Soviet countries. The 
Photojournalism Course will be led both by local and foreign professional 
photojournalists. Local course leader will conduct theoretical and practical 
classes. The course includes lectures on History of Photojournalism, Genres 
of Photojournalism, and Modern Photojournalism, Problems of photojournalism, 
developments and new waves of photojournalism. This programme is realized in 
collaboration with the World Press Photo (www.worldpressphoto.nl)

For more information, contact: Seda Muradyan, Media Programme Officer, 
media(a)caucasusmedia.org

CMI is implemented by the Geneva-based organization CIMERA (www.cimera.org) 
and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 
(www.deza.admin.ch).

GRANT- Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program, Deadline Oct. 1, 2004

Posted by: Fellow <fellow(a)intl-institute.wisc.edu>
Posted: 23 Aug 2004


Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the United States 
Department of State announces the third competition for the Fulbright 
Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World, 
administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).  
This program will enable American colleges, universities and community 
colleges to enrich their international programs and courses of study by 
providing opportunities for direct access and intensive exposure to 
specialists from Muslim communities in the Middle East, North Africa and 
South Asia, and several countries in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and 
Sub-Saharan Africa.  This Fulbright program will promote knowledge of values 
and societies of the Muslim world as a basis for mutual communication and 
understanding, and lay a foundation for educational development and expanded 
institutional exchanges between institutions in these regions and the United 
States.

Eligible U.S. Higher Educational Institutions

For calendar year 2005, the Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct 
Access to the Muslim World will support up to 40 grants for visits of 
between two and six weeks by scholars and professionals from abroad to 
American higher educational institutions that desire to enrich understanding 
and knowledge of Islamic societies and cultures.  Proposals will be accepted 
from liberal arts institutions, minority-serving institutions and community 

colleges with limited or no current programs on the Muslim world, as well as 
from established area studies programs that could benefit from a specialist 
in a particular subject.

Duties of Fulbright Visiting Specialists

Fulbright Visiting Specialists will have extensive teaching experience in 
their home countries, will be mid-to-senior level professionals/professors, 
will be familiar with communities and higher education institutions in the 
United States and will be fluent in English.  Their activities will engage 
institutions and communities to promote dialogue, learning and mutual 
understanding and to develop continuing courses, programs, exchange 
activities and relationships that are sustainable after the Fulbright 
Visiting Specialists departure.  They may present lectures or short courses, 
team-teach with American colleagues, or assist in program and curriculum 
development in colleges and universities and speak to community groups, 
service clubs, and religious and school groups.  Participants may be from 
the disciplines of arts, business, communications and journalism, education, 
humanities, law, library science and social sciences.  Research projects or 
teaching of languages will not be supported.

Proposals

Proposals from U.S. higher educational institutions to host a Fulbright 
Visiting Specialist will be reviewed by external reviewers who are primarily 
university professors with intimate knowledge of international education.  
Upon approval for funding, the U.S. higher educational institution will be 
matched with a scholar approved by a Fulbright office abroad.  Application 
materials will be made available online at www.cies.org/Visiting_Specialists 
by August 16.  Proposals should indicate the discipline of the person they 
wish to invite, but need not name a particular individual.  Institutions 
that wish to name a former Fulbrighter are invited to search the Fulbright 
Directory of Visiting Scholars at http://www.cies.org/vs_scholars/vs_dir.htm.

Fulbright grants will include air travel, per diem and an honorarium.  
Preferences are given to the institutions that include in-kind contributions 
as part of their support of scholars, such as office space, local travel, 
computer usage, guest faculty housing, and/or meal services.

Programs for Fulbright Visiting Specialists will be carried out throughout 
calendar year 2005.  Single institutions or consortia of institutions may 
obtain proposal forms and instructions from the CIES website, 
www.cies.org/Visiting_Specialists/.  Completed proposals must be submitted 
via e-mail to vstngspec(a)cies.iie.org by October 1, 2004.  Approved 
institutions will be notified by November 15.

Dr. Erin L. Crawley
Fellowships Officer
328 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
USA
Tel: (608) 262-9632
Fax: (608) 265-2919

FELLOWSHIP- Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, Nat'l Endowment for Democracy

Posted by: Program Assistant <fellowships(a)ned.org>
Posted: 3 Aug 2004


Democracy Fellowships

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications to its 
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Established in 2001 to enable 
activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their 
understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic 
change, the fellowship program is based at NED's International Forum for 
Democratic Studies, in Washington, D.C.

Program: The program offers two tracks: a practitioner track (typically 
three to five months) to improve strategies and techniques for building 
democracy abroad and to exchange ideas and experiences with counterparts in 
the United States; and a scholarly track (typically five to ten months) to 
conduct original research for publication. Projects may focus on the 
political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic 
development and include a range of methodologies and approaches.

Eligibility: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is intended 
primarily to support practitioners and scholars from new and aspiring 
democracies. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other 
established democracies are also eligible to apply. Practitioners are 
expected to have substantial experience working to promote democracy. 
Scholars are expected to have a doctorate, or academic equivalent, at the 
time of application. The program is not designed to support students working 
toward a degree. A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite 
for participation in the program.

Support: The fellowship year begins October 1 and runs through July 31, with 
major entry dates in October and March. All fellows receive a monthly 
stipend, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support through 
the Forum's Democracy Resource Center and Internship Program.

Application: For further details and instructions on how to apply, please 
download the "Information and Application Forms" booklet available online at 
www.ned.org/forum/R-FApplication.pdf or visit www.ned.org and follow the 
link to Fellowship Programs. Please note that all application materials must 
be type-written and in English.

Deadline: Applications for fellowships in 2005-2006 must be received no 
later than November 1, 2004. Notification of the competition outcome is in 
April 2005.

For questions, please contact:

Program Assistant, Fellowship Programs
National Endowment for Democracy
1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
USA

Tel.: (202) 293-0300
Fax: (202) 293-0258
E-mail: fellowships(a)ned.org

Internet: www.ned.org

FELLOWSHIP- 2005 Int'l Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, SSRC/ACLS

Posted by: Nidhi Chaudhary <chaudhary(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 21 Jul 2004


The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned
Societies are pleased to announce the 2005 competition of the International
Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) program, which is designed to
support distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social
sciences conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of
the world.  Fifty fellowships of up to $20,000 will be awarded in 2005 with
funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The IDRF Program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about
cultures, societies, aesthetics, economics and/or polities outside the
United States.  The program promotes work that is relevant to a particular
discipline while resonating across other fields and area specializations.

The program is open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and
social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs
in the United States.

Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except fieldwork and
dissertation by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2005,
whichever comes first.  Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve
months in the field, plus travel expenses.  The fellowship must be held for
a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2005 and
December 2006.

For further information on application procedures, visit the IDRF website at
www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf or contact program staff at idrf(a)ssrc.org.

Submissions deadlines:

Step 1 - November 1, 2004 (online)
Step 2 - November 8, 2004 (mail-in).

GRANTS- Caspian Environment Program, Small Grant Program, Round IV

Posted by: CEP PIPP Wb <pipp(a)online.tm>
Posted: 6 Jul 2004


The 4th Round of the Matched Small Grants Programme

The Matched Small Grants Programme (MSGP) is funded by the Global
Environment Facility (GEF) and is implemented by the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP). The MSGP is an element of the Caspian
Environmental Programme (CEP). The MSGP finances small scale projects that
focus on the key environmental problems in the Caspian Region through
practical and concrete measures.

Grants are from USD 5,000 to 50,000. At least 100% matching of the grant
amount is mandatory, total project budgets would therefore range from USD
10,000 to USD 100,000 or more, if additional resources are identified by the
applicants.

The MSGP provides grants to applicants who are legal entities (government
agencies, institutes, NGOs, private companies and firms) in the 5 states of
the Caspian region (Azerbaijan, I.R. Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and
Turkmenistan). In general, the Caspian Region is defined as coastal areas
and 100 km inland of the sea, but also includes all the major tributaries.
Local governments, municipalities and community-based organizations are
encouraged to apply, as are NGOs and private companies. Joint applications
by any of the eligible entities are also permitted.

Grants are competitively selected by an evaluation committee comprised of
representatives from each Caspian coastal state and members of the CEP
Steering Committee.

For further information, please contact the PCU/MSGP office in Tehran, the
Matched Grants and Public Participation Advisors (MPPAs) in your country, or
check the web site of the CEP. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit a
draft project concept to the MSGP staff for review and guidance before
preparation of the final proposal. The deadline for submission of draft
PROJECT CONCEPT for the fourth round is AUGUST 15, 2004. The deadline for
submission of final application is SEPTEMBER 30, 2004.

Caspian Environment Programme (CEP)
Programme Coordination Unit (PCU)
Matched Small Grants Programme (MSGP)

# 63, Golestan Alley, Valiasr Avenue
Tehran, 1966 733413
I.R. Iran

Tel: + (98-21) 2042285, 2042935, 2059574, 2048777
Fax: +(98-21) 2051850
E-mail: melina.seyfollahzadeh(a)undp.org or ali.mohammadi(a)undp.org
Web: http://www.caspianenvironment.org

MPPAs:

Azerbaijan: Aytan Shirinova
E-mail: ashirinova(a)caspian.in-baku.com
Tel: (+994-12) 938003 / (+994-12) 9717 85
Fax: (+99-412) 9717 86

I.R. Iran: Abdolhamid Amir Ebrahimi
E-mail: caspianian(a)hotmail.com or caspianian(a)yahoo.com
Tel: (+98-192) 4227777
Fax: (+98-192) 4228855

Kazakhstan: c/o Khairulla Assarbaeyev
E-mail: khairulla-a(a)hotbox.ru
Tel: (+31-72) 591978
Fax: (+31-72) 591978

Russia: Vassili Rodionov
E-mail: vrodionov(a)worldbank.org
Tel: (+70-95) 7457000
Fax: (+70-95) 7457002

Turkmenistan: Oleg Guchgeldiyev
E-mail: pipp(a)online.tm or oguchgeldiev(a)worldbank.org
Tel: (+993-12) 357341 - Fax: (+993-12) 353716

SCHOLARSHIPS- Master in Political Science, OSCE Academy, Bishkek

Posted by: Master Programme 2004 <master04(a)elcat.kg>
Posted: 15 Jun 2004


Scholarship: Call for Applications for the Master in Political Science
(Central Asia) (2004/2005) at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek invites applications for its  Master of
Political Science (Central Asia). The course is a 44-week course that will
start on 6 September 2004. The OSCE, a number of OSCE participating States
and academic partner institutions in Central Asia and abroad actively
support the activities of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, in particular the
hereby-announced Master Programme.

Successful applicants will be awarded scholarships of 200,- Euros per month.
The extended deadline for applications from outside Kyrgyzstan is: 27.06.2004

Objective

The Programme is designed for junior experts who have already successfully
obtained an academic degree or higher educational degree. The objective of
the course is to provide students with special introductions to OSCE
concepts for the building of comprehensive security throughout Europe,
particularly in Central Asia. It aims to prepare junior experts on the
Central Asian region, who will become familiar with contemporary approaches
and instruments of comprehensive security-building. The course gives an
introduction to security-relevant rules of international law and their
application in the Central Asian context. It gives an overview of
international, regional and national organizations that are active in the
field of security-building in Central Asia. During the course, students will
get acquainted with schemes for and particular efforts in peace-building and
development co-operation on the national and cross-border level throughout
Central Asia. Relevant national and international organizations will be
introduced by their regional representatives.  The course is also meant to
serve as a meeting point for junior professionals who wish to make personal

contacts with international colleagues who deal with Central Asian affairs.
In particular, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and its lecturers from the five
Central Asian countries and other OSCE participating States, OSCE missions
and international organizations aim to prepare the Master Programme
participants for professional and civic engagements in national and
international organizations.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:

a) Successful completion of an academic degree after at least 5 years of
   higher education (MA, MSc, Diploma) with an above-average grade point
   average from a Central Asian or foreign institution of higher education or
   with an above-average reference for professional work in security-related
   professional areas;

b) Adequate command of Russian and English;
   The course of study is open to citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
   Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or other OSCE participating States or
   Partners for Co-operation. Individuals who are nationals from outside the
   OSCE area may also apply.

Content and Duration of the Programme: Modular Curriculum, Traineeship,
Master Thesis

The duration of the programme is two semesters starting at the beginning of
September. The first semester has a modular curriculum consisting of an
introductory module and eight modules. The modules are sub-divided into
clusters of lectures, courses and workshops. The second semester is
subdivided into (a) a one-month traineeship, (b) the Midterm Colloquium, (c)
the research phase comprising preparation and completion of a Masters Thesis
and (d) the Final Colloquium/State Examination.

Application process

Applicants should submit the following documents:

 - The application form (attached, online form, also downloadable);

 - A cover letter (not to exceed 700 words) explaining the applicant s
   motivation for participating in the course and explaining further
   professional intentions;
 - A curriculum vitae in tabular form including brief descriptions of (a)
   main subjects of university and other relevant study courses as well as
   subject of masters or diploma thesis, (b) professional engagements and
   involvements in civic, non-governmental and other relevant activities, (c)
   relevant academic work including publications, (d) relevant internships as
   well as duration and purpose of relevant stays abroad;
 - A certified copy of the diploma indicating the highest level of secondary
   education entitling the applicant to enter higher education;
 - Certified copies of university diplomas up to the highest level of
   university education and, where applicable, documentation of relevant
   professional work;
 - Certified copies of university end-of-year exams for applicants who will
   receive their final degree only in Summer 2004;
 - A proper substantiation of language skills required for the course;
 - Letters of recommendation from two individuals who can assess the
   applicant s preparation for the course. (Please be sure to note the

   complete
   name, title and contact information for each referee.)
   Generally, documents are to be submitted either in English or Russian,
   while
   the cover letter and the curriculum vitae must be presented in both English
   and Russian.

Application documents have to be sent by registered post (recorded delivery)
to:

OSCE Academy in Bishkek
1 A, Botanicheskiy pereulok,
720044 Bishkek
KYRGYZSTAN

Notes

 - Please, always indicate your e-mail address. Application documents may
   also be submitted by e-mail to: master04(a)elcat.kg. Please always indicate
   Master Programme 2004 Application in the subject line.
 - Documents attached to e-mails must be of a total size of not more than

   700 Kbytes.
 - The extended deadline for applications from outside Kyrgyzstan is:
   27.06.2004
 - Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applicants from Kazakhstan,
   Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are especially encouraged to apply.

The review of applications and corresponding selections will be made by an
international admission committee headed by the Director of the OSCE Academy
in Bishkek . Selection interviews will be held in Almaty, Bishkek, Dushanbe
and Tashkent. On 10 July, successful applicants will be notified in writing.
Participants will be expected to arrive in Bishkek two or three days before
6 September 2004.

Financing: Scholarship

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers travel expenses inside Central Asia to
and from Bishkek and health insurance, and provides grants of 200,- Euro a
month, as well as access to library facilities and reading materials
required for the seminars. Budget limitations do not allow for reimbursement
of further expenses. Participation in the Master Course requires no
admission fees or other financing. The OSCE Academy in Bishkek would like to
encourage applicants from outside Central Asia and the CIS to seek financial
support from their home institutions, from student exchange offices or other
sources. However, the selection of participants is not influenced by
financial considerations but is strictly based on admission criteria, the
submitted documents and performance in interview.

Further Information

Further details such as content and outline of the course are reflected in
the Information on the Regulations for the Master Programme Political
Science (Central Asia) of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek at www.osce-academy.net.

For further information and application materials, please contact the OSCE
Academy in Bishkek by phone: +996 (312) 54-23-15, fax: +996 (312) 54-23-13
or email: master04(a)elcat.kg.

FELLOWSHIPS- American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship Programs 2005-2006

Posted by: Nancy Leinwand <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>
Posted: 2 Jun 2004


The American Research Institute in Turkey is a non-profit academic
organization founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting research and
promoting scholarly exchange in Turkey.  ARIT maintains two research
institutes in Turkey, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara.  Both branches
consist of a library, hostel, and administrative offices for the support of
American or Canadian based scholars conducting research in Turkey.  ARIT
administers a number of fellowship programs to support research and exchange
in Turkey as described in the attached release.

Please contact this office for further information about ARIT research
centers, programs, or membership.

ARIT Fellowship Programs 2005-2006

1. The American Research Institute in Turkey announces the National
   Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for Research in
   Turkey, 2005 - 2006.

ARIT/NEH Advanced 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. The fellowships may be held for terms
ranging from four months to a full year.  Stipends range from $13,335 to
40,000.

2. ARIT announces the ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2005 - 2006.

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.

3. ARIT will continue the Samuel H. Kress/ARIT Fellowship for Research in
   Archaeology and Art History in 2005 - 2006.

Graduate level fellowships of up to $17,000 and tenures of up to one year
will be offered for doctoral candidates matriculated at U.S. or Canadian
institutions.

4. The Kenan Erim Fellowship to support archaeological research (excavation
   or field study) of material at Aphrodisias, $2500

5. The Mellon Fellowship for Research in Turkey by East European Scholars
   will continue for 2005 - 2006.

Post-doctoral fellowships up to $11,500 for two to three months periods for
research in any field of the social sciences or humanities, to be carried
out in Turkey by scholars from the Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary,
Poland, Romania, or Slovakia.  (Application deadline March 4, 2005)

5. ARIT together with Princeton University plans to offer fellowships to
   support Intensive Turkish Language Study at Bogazici University, for the
   summer of 2005.  Includes scholarship, travel, and stipend to support eight
   weeks of intensive, advanced Turkish language study.  Application
   details to be announced.  This program is pending acquisition of funding.
   (Application deadline February 1, 2005.)

Applications for ARIT fellowships (except the Mellon and Bogazici University
Language Program) must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2004.  Please
note new application deadline.  The fellowship committee will notify
applicants by late January, 2005.  For further information please contact:

American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
USA

phone: (215) 898-3474
fax: (215) 898-0657
e-mail: leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu
web: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

FELLOWSHIPS- Indiana University's Summer Workshop on Central Asian Languages

Posted by: Edward J. Lazzerini <crimea(a)earthlink.net>
Posted: 7 May 2004


Fellowships Still Available to Study Central Asian Languages

Indiana University's Summer Workshop on Slavic, East European, and Central
Asian Languages still has openings for students wishing to study in the
following courses:

Beginning Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Tajik, Pashto, Turkmen, Uyghur, Uzbek, as
well as Intermediate Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Uyghur, and Uzbek.

Partial and full fellowships are also available for most of these languages,
especially for Turkmen. Courses begin June 18 and end August 13.

For more information on the courses and to apply, follow the link to
https://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/login/1100.html

SCHOLARSHIP- Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals

Posted by: Muriel Joffe <mjoffe(a)iie.org>
Posted: 5 May 2004


The Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals is offering
research, lecturing, and lecturing/research awards to the Baltic states,
Eurasia, and Central and Eastern Europe for the 2005-06 academic year.
Scholars may conduct research independently or in collaboration with host
country colleagues.

Applications are welcome from scholars in a broad range of disciplines in
the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Opportunities exist for
professionals in such fields as law, public administration, conflict
resolution, journalism, library science, and education. While many awards
specify project and host institution, there are a number of open "All
Discipline" awards that allow candidates to propose their own projects and
determine their host institution affiliation.  Foreign language skills may
be required for certain research projects, but lecturing awards are in English.

The application deadline for 2005-06 is August 1, 2004.

For general information about application requirements and staff contacts,
visit the CIES Web site. You may apply online or download application
materials.

To request a paper copy or CD Rom please send an e-mail to:
apprequest(a)cies.iie.org.

Muriel Joffe, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Tel.: 202-686-6249
E-mail: mjoffe(a)cies.iie.org
Fax: 202-362-3442

FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doctoral Membership, Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton University

Posted by: Marian Zelazny <mzelazny(a)ias.edu>
Posted: 27 Apr 2004


INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, Princeton, New Jersey, School of Historical
Studies Memberships 2005-2006:

A community of scholars where intellectual inquiry, research and writing is
carried out in the best of circumstances, the Institute offers Members
libraries, offices, seminar and lecture rooms, subsidized housing, stipends
and other services.

Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies'
principal interests are history of western, near eastern and far eastern
civilizations, Greek and Roman civilization,  history of Europe (medieval,
early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, history of
art, music studies and modern international relations.

Candidates of any nationality may apply for one or two terms.  Residence in

Princeton during term time is required.  The only other obligation of
Members is to pursue their own research.

The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required.

Information and application forms for this and other programs may be found
on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact:

School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Dr.
Princeton, N.J. 08540
E-mail address: mzelazny(a)ias.edu

Deadline: 15 November 2004.

GRANT- Institutional Grants Program, Civil Society Support Initiative, IREX

Posted by: Sharif Sabirov <ssabirov(a)irex.uz>
Posted: 26 Apr 2004


IREX is soliciting applications for the Institutional Grants program of the

Civil Society Support Initiative (CSSI), administered by IREX and financed
by USAID. This solicitation is conducted in cooperation with Counterpart
International, which conducts the CSSI program in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
and Turkmenistan.

The goal of the Civil Society Support Initiative is to support civil society
development and community initiatives by providing a broad range of
resources and training to NGOs active in Uzbekistan. The program supports a
network of Civil Society Support Centers (CSSCs) across Uzbekistan along
with a range of other grant and training resources.

Institutional grants are designed to support the activity of well-developed
NGOs that have demonstrated both their commitment to their mission in a
particular sector and substantial impact in that field. The grant is not
project-based but is designed to strengthen the organizational capacity and
existing program activities of organizations with an established
constituency in the given sector and a record of successful mission-based
activities.

Successive rounds of the Institutional Grants program will take place
approximately every six months, focusing each time on organizations from
different civil society sectors.

The focus of this round of Institutional Grants is on NGOs who concentrate
their activity one of the two following sectors:

1. Professional Member Associations: organizations which protect the
   interests and provide concrete services to particular professional
   groups in exchange for member fees.

2. People with disabilities: Organizations that provide benefits/services to
   and/or advocate for people with disabilities.

The selection process will take place in two stages. For the first stage
organizations are invited to submit an application no longer than five pages
which demonstrates mission, capacity, and a history of program activities.

No budget is required during the first stage of the competition.

Organizations will be judged entirely based on program activities and
capacity. Applications will be accepted through 16:00, May 10, 2004.
Successful applicants will be invited to complete a full follow on proposal.
Proposals will be reviewed by both national and regional panels of experts.

Final selection will take place in cooperation with USAID on a regional basis.

For a copy of the grant solicitation guidelines and eligibility requirements
please contact:

CSSI Uzbekistan
#22 Mirakalova St.
Tashkent, 700031
Uzbekistan
Tel: +998(71)152-6379; +998(71)152-2302
Fax: +998(712)54-4753
Email: cssi(a)irex.uz

Sharif Sabirov
Program Assistant
CSSI
IREX Uzbekistan
22 Mirakilova Street
Tashkent 700031
Uzbekistan
Phone:(998 71) 152-63-79/152-23-02
Fax:(998 712) 54-47-53
Email: ssabirov(a)irex.uz
Web: www.irex.org; www.irex.uz

FELLOWSHIP- Post-Doc. Fellowship, Ethnohistory of Siberia, Univ. of Aberdeen

Posted by: David G. Anderson <david.anderson(a)abdn.ac.uk>
Posted: 14 Apr 2004


Research Fellowship in Siberian Ethnohistory

The Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen is looking for an
anthropologist, ethnologist, or historian to work for three years on an
AHRB-funded project entitled 'Archival and Living Transcripts in Eastern
Siberia'.  The candidate should have a PhD in history, anthropology, or
ethnology (or have substantial working experience) and must have excellent
Russian language skills.  The position, starting in July 2004, would involve
analyzing historical texts in  provincial and central Russian archive
collections which are important to the way that aboriginal Siberian
identities are articulated today.  The duties of the fellow would also
involve drafting and publishing original research on Siberian ethnohistory,
and organizing several local and one international colloquia on the topic.

The project may involve travel to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Eastern
Siberia for substantial periods of time, which would be paid for by the
project.

Starting salary is at RA1A point 8 £23,643 pounds ($43,000 USD) depending on
experience.  Interested candidates should apply with a covering letter,
resume, and a statement of interest to:

Dr. David Anderson
Dept of Anthropology
University of Aberdeen
AB24 4QY Scotland
david.anderson(a)abdn.ac.uk

Deadline May 14 2004

FELLOWSHIP- Colgate University Postdoctoral Scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies

Posted by: Nancy Ries <nries(a)mail.colgate.edu>
Posted: 11 Apr 2004


Colgate University's 30-year old, interdisciplinary Peace Studies Program
seeks to appoint a one-year postdoctoral scholar in Peace and Conflict
Studies.  The Peace Studies Program focuses on reflexive and critical
analyses of peace and conflict. We encourage applications from candidates
whose own research addresses both the particular features of a
regional/historical conflict, as well as the general intellectual frameworks
developed to explain them.  We welcome applications from any field in the
Humanities and Social Sciences.  The Colgate Peace Scholar will teach one
course in Peace Studies each semester, share their research work with the
community, and actively participate in the planning and hosting of Peace
Studies Program events.  Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no
earlier than 2002; persons holding tenure-track appointments are not
eligible to apply.  Ph.D. candidates must have degree in hand by the time of
appointment. This position carries an annual salary of $32,000 with full
benefits and some research or travel support; there is a possibility of
renewal for a second year.

Colgate University is an AA/EOE institution and women and minorities are
encouraged to apply. Developing and maintaining a diverse faculty and staff
further the University's academic mission.  Please submit an application
letter and supporting materials (CV, two recommendation letters, and sample
of written work not to exceed 20 pages; cover letter should indicate what
research or writing the candidate will be engaged in while at Colgate) as
soon as possible to: Nancy Ries, Director, Peace Studies Program, Colgate
University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346-9778. Review of applications
will begin on April 15, 2004.

FELLOWSHIP- Visiting Fellowship, Princeton University, Deadline April 15

Posted by: Princeton University <transreg(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 5 Apr 2004


Visiting Fellowship
Princeton University
New Jersey

Visiting Fellowships:

The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East,

North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University invites applications
for two one-semester visiting fellowships.

Candidates with expertise in the area of the Institute's 2004-2005 theme,
"Gender, Family and Sexuality: The Definition of the Self in Moral and
Political Terms," are encouraged to apply.  Fellows conduct independent
research and have no teaching obligations. Recent Ph.D. recipients are
encouraged to apply.  Appointments will be for either fall or spring
semester 2004-2005; travel assistance to Princeton is available; stipend and
fellowship title will be based on qualifications.

Complete information and application instructions are available at
www.wws.princeton.edu/~transreg; further information about applying to
Princeton is available at www.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm.

Application deadline: April 15, 2004.

Princeton University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

FELLOWSHIP- Combating Ethnic Discrimination in Russia, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Khilola Rakhimberdieva <khilola(a)osi.uz>
Posted: 23 Feb 2004


Open Society Justice Initiative Resident Fellowship
Combating Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in Russia

The Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of the Open
Society Institute, is seeking a law or social science graduate for a
one-year fellowship developing and coordinating its anti-discrimination
projects in the Russian Federation.

The Justice Initiative Resident Fellowships Program offers opportunities for
recent graduates of law school or related disciplines with some human rights
experience and good program management skills to undertake innovative legal
education, litigation or advocacy projects in countries of Justice
Initiative focus. Fellows are typically placed in a resident university
legal clinic or an NGO which is pursuing one or more projects requiring
assistance.

Fellowships are for up to one year, beginning in early 2004.

Other Justice Initiative resident fellows are currently in Cambodia and
Sierra Leone.

The Justice Initiative works with a diverse group of Russian nongovernmental
organizations, representing a range of victims of racial and ethnic
discrimination in Russia.  Its projects involve capacity-building,
documentation, reporting, litigation and advocacy.  Groups of particular
focus include Roma, ethnic Tajiks, ethnic Chechens and Meskhetians.

The Resident Fellow will be based in Moscow and will be actively involved in
the implementation of projects already in progress. The Fellow will also be
responsible for development of new discrimination-related projects. Travel
to Russian regions will be required.  The Fellow will be supervised by
Justice Initiative staff in New York.

Qualifications

Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written Russian and English.
Background in law and/or human rights work is an asset, as is knowledge of
the social and political situation in Russia.  Applicants should have
excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational
skills; the ability to effectively manage several projects in a fast-paced
environment; integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle
confidential matters; and the ability to work independently.

The fellowship will provide a stipend, commensurate with the experience of
the individual selected.

Interested candidates should submit a letter explaining their interest in
the position and a c.v. to rbakradze(a)osi.hu  with "Anti-Discrimination
Fellowship" in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2004.

GRANT- Grants for NGOs, Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Anu Kangaspunta-Garfield <akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 18 Feb 2004


Call for Proposals

Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute

February 2004

General comments

The Central Eurasia Project (CEP) strives to make available more and better
information about human rights and the social and economic health of the
South Caucasus and Central Asia both within the region and internationally
in order to shape policies that contribute to building open societies.  The
Central Eurasia Project uses grantmaking to international and indigenous
NGOs to help build local capacity, bring international expertise to bear on
the region, and promote cooperation between local activists and
international civic movements in the fields of human rights, the
environment, and transparent governance. The ultimate goal of such activity
is to strengthen civic leaders in the region and construct support networks
for them within international structures and movements.

The Central Eurasia Project requests proposals to provide program and
general operating support grants to organizations focused on advancing open
societies in the region.  Central Eurasia is understood to encompass the
former Soviet republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus, Turkey and
Mongolia.  Proposals to support projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and
the Middle East should be directed to OSI's Middle East Initiatives
(http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas/mena).  Proposals on
Turkmenistan should be submitted directly to the CEP's Turkmenistan Project,
(http://www.eurasianet.org/turkmenistan.project).

Priorities for grantmaking in 2004 include the following areas:

Improving the effectiveness of human rights work in the region and
developing innovative approaches to protecting human rights, particularly
the rights of labor migrants from and in Central Asia, and in combating
torture; Promoting transparency and public involvement in the dispensation
of natural resource and other state revenues.

Eligibility requirements

All applications must be made on behalf of organizations or groups, which
may include, but are not limited to, informal coalitions, non-governmental
organizations, humanitarian aid or other charitable organizations, and
educational institutes. United States applicants must be tax-exempt within
the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Central
Eurasia Project usually does not accept applications for individual grants,
such as fellowships, scholarships, or travel grants.  Scholars and activists
interested in submitting individual research proposals should contact the
address below for research proposal guidelines.

Organizations may be based in the region or outside.  Single-country
proposals from organizations based in Central Eurasia will be referred to
the appropriate national Open Society Foundation or program.  In reviewing
requests, priority will be given to joint proposals from international and
local organizations.

Procedures

The format for grant applications and detailed information about
restrictions on grant funds are available at:
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/focus_areas/mena/guidelines.

Grants applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year
and will be considered for funding three times during 2004 according to the
following schedule. Applicants will be notified of a decision a week to ten
days after the consideration date.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Anu Kangaspunta-Garfield at the
Central Eurasia Project at the address listed below.

Applications Due / Consideration Date

March 12 / April 12

June 14 / July 12

October 15 / November 15

Anu Kangaspunta-Garfield
Program Associate
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
E-mail: akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org

SCHOLARSHIP- For Central Asian Applicants, MIC Distance Learning, New Deadline

Posted by: Carole Davidson <info(a)micanada.org>
Posted: 17 Feb 2004


Canadian Scholarships for Central Asia and Eastern Europe (New deadline for
the February group)

The Management Institute of Canada (MIC) awards

Scholarships to candidates for Distance Learning

Executive MBA and MPA degrees, on the basis of academic and professional merit.

Duration: 16 months
Regular tuition fee: 4,500.00 US$ (in three payments)
Language: English
New Deadline for the February group: February 28th, 2004

The "MIC-Canadian Private Overseas Online Program" offers scholarships to
qualified candidates from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East,
to cover a part of students' regular tuition fees. (This is not a full
scholarship)

The MIC Distance Learning Executive MBA is taught by experts and MBA
professors from Canadian and European universities. It is based on North
American standard EMBA Programs.

To obtain more information about the conditions of admission and payment,
please contact the MIC administration at:

E-mail: info(a)micanada.org

or visit our web site at: www.micanada.org

Sincerely yours,

Carole Davidson,
Head of the MIC-Canadian Private Overseas Online Program
Management Institute of Canada (MIC)
3663 Hotel de Ville Ave.
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 3B9
Canada
E-mail: info(a)micanada.org
Web: www.micanada.org
Tel: 1 - 514 - 933-1167
Fax: 1 - 514 - 935-2810

GRANT- Healthy Communities Grant Program, Counterpart International and ZdravPlus

Posted by: Shukhrat Aripov <shukhrat(a)cpart.uz>
Posted: 6 Feb 2004


Announcement for the 3d Cycle of the Healthy Communities Grant Program
Counterpart International and ZdravPlus

With funding from USAID, International Organization Counterpart and
ZdravPlus Project announce a joint small grants program, called the Healthy
Communities Grant Program, to fund health projects designed and implemented
by Uzbekistani NGOs, CBOs, and Community Initiative Groups (CIGs).

The Healthy Communities Grant Program requests applications from Uzbekistani
non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations/ community
groups to implement either or both types of grants offered under the Healthy
Communities Grant Program. Training will be provided to grant applicants on
a selective basis.

Goal of the Community Health Grants:

To support NGOs, CBOs, and community groups in implementing projects to
address clearly identified community health needs, in cooperation with
community members.

Goal of the Health Grants:

To support NGOs, CBOs, and community groups in implementing public health
projects that will be implemented by the grantee with the aim to impact the
health status of the community.

Detailed information about the Healthy Communities Grant Program, and the
requirements for applying for the grants are included in the Request for
Application.  The RFA will be available starting February 3, 2004.  For a
copy of the RFA, please e-mail to the addresses below accordingly.  Or, you
may obtain a hard copy of the RFA from:

Bukhara Office
2 Central Street
Bukhara 705018
Tel/Fax: (365) 224-22-46, 224-33-08
Email: bukhara(a)cpart.uz
Program Coordinator: Roman Nurillayev

Kokand Office
61 a Quqon sadosi ruznomasi Str.
713000 Kokand
Tel/Fax: (37355) 23-848,23-811, 23-893
Email: gulasal(a)csdc.dinosoft.uz
Program Coordinator: Gulasal Khamdamova

Nukus Office
4, Kurbanov Str., mircrodistrict 24
Nukus 742012

Tel/Fax: (361) 223-6480, 223-6715
Email: csp-hmis(a)intal.uz
Program Coordinator: Sergey Sultanov

Urgench Office
#204, 23 Al Khorezmi  Str.
Urgench 740015
Tel/Fax: (362) 224 2350/3802
Email: umid(a)cpart.uz
Program Coordinator: Saburbay Kurambayev

Namangan Office
23 Namangoniy Street,
Namangan 716000
Tel/Fax: (36922) 6-17-87,
Email: namcssc(a)uzpak.uz
Program Coordinator: Davronbek Khasanov

Samarkand Office
2 Pushkin Street
Samarkand 703000
Tel: (3662) 33-17-71, 33-01-77
Email: hurshida(a)mail.ru
Program Coordinator: Hurshida Gulyamova

Tashkent Office
51 Parkentskaya  Street, 4th Floor
Tashkent700007
Tel/Fax: (998712) 68-55-66, 68-09-74
Email: alexp(a)fact.uz
Program Coordinator: Alexey Polkovanov

Letters of Interest for PCAP training are due by 5 PM February 9, 2004

Concept papers are due by 5 PM February 27, 2004

Applications are due by 5 PM April 2, 2004

Shukhrat Aripov, M.D.

Program Coordinator

The Healthy Communities Grant Program
Counterpart International
11A, Donskaya Str., Tashkent, 700077, Uzbekistan
Tel.: (+998 71) 169 16 13/14/15
Fax: (+998 71) 169 16 41
E-mail: shukhrat(a)cpart.uz
Web: http://www.cango.net.kg or http://www.cango.net

FELLOWSHIP- Faculty Development Fellowship Program 2005, OSI Network Scholarships

Posted by: Larissa Strashko <lstrashko(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 2 Feb 2004


Faculty Development Fellowship Program 2005

Network Scholarship Programs, OSI, New York

Applications for awards under the 2005 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/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/facult_scholarships
/guidelines

Application deadline: March 15, 2004

GRANT- IREX Roberts Fellowship for Study of Education in Afghanistan, Iran, etc.

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 1 Feb 2004


Application materials are now available for the John J. and Nancy Lee
Roberts Fellowship Program.  This program supports cutting-edge research on
a specific topic and region each year. A single grant will be awarded each
year for up to 12 months in length. Collaborative research programs
involving international colleagues are strongly encouraged.

This year applications will be accepted for research only on primary,
secondary, and higher education in the Middle East.

Application deadline: April 1, 2004

All applicants will be notified of their status in June 2004. The
fellowship may begin as early as July 2004.

Eligibility

The principal investigator must be a US citizen or permanent resident. A
PhD or equivalent terminal degree is required. Studies involving more
than one country and collaborative research programs involving
international colleagues are strongly encouraged.

Eligible Countries of Research Focus

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia

Maximum Award: $30,000

Eligible Expenses

Travel and associated expenses; stipends; honoraria; materials; meeting
and conference expenses; and publication expenses. Limited equipment may
also be authorized if needed to conduct research.

For more information, including application materials available to
download, please visit the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/roberts

FELLOWSHIP- Public Interest Law Initiative, Columbia Law School

Posted by: David Caughlin <dcaugh(a)law.columbia.edu>
Posted: 23 Jan 2004


The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) at Columbia Law School is now 
accepting applications for its 2004-2006 Public Interest Law Fellowship Program

PILI has just opened its application process for its 2004-2006 Public 
Interest Law Fellowship Program.  The program selects practicing lawyers 
from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia for 
two years of study and practical work experience.  The first year is spent 
in New York at Columbia University School of Law, where the Fellows take 
part in non-degree study and intern with leading human rights and public 
interest organizations.  Fellows spend the second year of the program 
working for the protection of human rights and the promotion of public 
interest law in their home countries at local non-governmental organizations.

Applications to the Public Interest Law Fellowship Program will be accepted 
until April 1st, 2004, and selection of Fellows will be made by May 1st, 
2004.  The fellowships will start in August 2004.

For more information or to apply follow this link to the PILI website:
http://www.pili.org/aboutpili/fellowship.html

You can also contact:

David Caughlin
Fellowship Program Manager
Public Interest Law Initiative
Columbia Law School
Telephone: 1-212-851-1060;
E-mail: dcaugh(a)law.columbia.edu

GRANT- Grants for Research on Central and Inner Asia for UK Residents

Posted by: S. S. Saxena <sss21(a)cus.cam.ac.uk>
Posted: 21 Jan 2004


The Committee for Central and Inner Asia
(www.oriental.cam.ac.uk/ccia/)

Grants for Research on Central and Inner Asia

The Committee for Central and Inner Asia invites applications for grants in 
aid of research 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 from research 
students will be considered. Committee members are eligible to apply. 
Previously unsuccessful applications will only be considered on one further 
occasion. If in doubt as to your eligibility, please consult the Assistant 
Secretary.

Applications for joint projects involving collaborators within the region 
will be welcomed.  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 intended primarily 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 be considered, as well as applications for subventions towards 
the costs of publications, translations or conferences.

The Committee will not consider applications for funding for the costs of UK 
accommodation, living expenses or university fees for U.K. based 
researchers. Please note that the Committee may give only partial funding.

Amount of awards:

Most awards for research will not exceed £3000.  Although in exceptional 
cases higher amounts may be given.

Submission:

Applications should be submitted by 31st March 2004 to:

The Secretary, Committee for Central and Inner Asia
c/o Faculty of Oriental Studies
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

They may also be sent by e-mail to: central.asia(a)ntlworld.com, provided a 
hard copy is mailed to the same address.

Applications should enclose:
 - a completed copy of the application form. 
 - a one-page curriculum vitae for each applicant and researcher involved in the project. 

Any additional paperwork sent beyond that requested will be disregarded.

Letters of reference

Applicants are responsible also for ensuring that letters of reference from 
two referees familiar with the application and the academic work of the 
applicant(s) reach the Committee by 31st March 2004. Referees should send 
their letters of reference direct to the Secretary at the above address.

Application forms are available electronically from 
central.asia(a)ntlworld.com or by post from the above address. These can also 
be downloaded from: http://spider.phy.cam.ac.uk/saxena/cciaform2.htm

Notification and conditions:

Results will be notified by June 2004.

Awards will generally be tenable for up to 12 months from the date of the 
award, and recipients will be required to submit a report on their work 
within three months thereafter, or on the completion of their work whichever 
is sooner.  In making and administering its awards the Committee will 
generally apply the conditions attaching to British Academy Small Grants 
(see www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide).

SCHOLARSHIP- For Central Asian Applicants, MIC Distance Learning EMBA

Posted by: Management Institute of Canada <info(a)micanada.org>
Posted: 15 Jan 2004


Canadian Scholarships for Central Asia and Eastern Europe

The Management Institute of Canada (MIC) awards scholarships to candidates 
for Distance Learning Executive MBA and MPA degrees, on the basis of 
academic and professional merit.

Duration: 14 months 
Cost: 4,500.00 US$ (in three payments) 
Language: English 
Deadline: January 25th, 2004

The "MIC-Canadian Private Overseas Online Program" offers scholarships to 
qualified candidates from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 
to assist students with tuition fees.

The MIC Distance Learning EMBA is taught by experts and MBA professors from 
Canadian and European universities.  It is based on North American standard 
EMBA Programs.

To obtain more information about the conditions of admission and payment, 
please contact the MIC administration at: 
E-mail: info(a)micanada.org

or visit our web site at: www.micanada.org

Sincerely yours,

Carole Davidson, 
EMBA manager 
Management Institute of Canada (MIC) 
3663  Hotel de Ville  Ave 
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 3B9 
Canada 
info(a)micanada.org 
www.micanada.org 
Tel: 1 - 514 - 935-3106 
Fax: 1 - 514 - 935-2810

SCHOLARSHIP- For Central Asian Applicants, Executive MBA Online Program

Posted by: Alain Hoodashtian <adamray2003(a)yahoo.ca>
Posted: 26 Dec 2003


Scholarship for qualified applicants from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and 
the Middle East.

Executive MBA Online Program

The "Montreal International School of Management" (MISM) based in Canada, 
accepts applications for an Executive MBA Distance Leaning Program.

The program is applied and contemporary in structure and approach.

Duration: 18 months
Cost: 5000.00 US$ (in three payments)
Language: English
Starting date: January 15th 2004

Scholarship will be offered to qualified applicants from Central Asia, 
Eastern Europe and the Middle East, covering a portion of tuition fees.

The MISM Distance Learning EMBA is based on 36 credits and three segments, 
which is the most standard North American Program.

To obtain more information about the conditions of admission and payment, 
please contact:
Dr. Alain Hoodashtian, Director, at: mism(a)bellnet.ca

Stephan Cyrus,
MBA Programs division
Assistant to the Director
MISM-Montreal
405, Sherbrooke East, # 205
Montreal, QC, H2L 1J9, Canada
E-mail: mism(a)bellnet.ca
Tel: 1-514-985 58 55
Fax: 1-514-985 95 45

FELLOWSHIPS- Visiting Teaching Fellowships 2004-05, Civic Education Project

Posted by: Civic Education Project <cepdc(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 26 Dec 2003


Civic Education Project Teaching Fellowships 2004-05
Eastern Europe, Former Soviet Union, and Mongolia
Social Sciences, Law, Journalism/Media Studies

The Civic Education Project (CEP) invites applications for its 2004-05 
Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program. Applications will be accepted from 
October 1, 2003, until March 1, 2004. Fellowships begin in September 2004 
and finish in May/June 2005.

CEP welcomes applications from faculty, retired faculty, Ph.D.s, and 
advanced postgraduate students in the social sciences (including area 
studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, 
public administration, and sociology). CEP also offers teaching fellowships 
in law and journalism/media studies. Applicants must hold, or be expecting 
to receive, a graduate degree from a Western university, and be applying to 
teach outside their country of citizenship.

Visiting Faculty Fellows teach courses for one academic year (two semesters) 
at CEP partner universities located throughout Eastern Europe, the former 
Soviet Union, and Mongolia.

In addition to teaching, CEP Fellows work on a variety of outreach projects 
outside the classroom and benefit from the diverse academic network 
connecting CEP program countries. The fellowship package includes a stipend, 
round-trip air travel, accommodation, health insurance, and allowances for 
language lessons and books.

For application forms and guidelines, please see the fellowship programs 
area of our web site: www.cep.org.hu/programs/index.html.

For further information please contact our offices:

CEP European Office:
1051 Budapest
Szent Istvan ter 11./b
Hungary
E-mail: cep(a)cepnet.hu
Web: www.cep.org.hu

Tel: (+36) 1 327 3219
Fax: (+36) 1 327 3221

CEP North American Office:
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Suite # 506
Washington DC 20036, USA
E-mail: cepdc(a)jhu.edu

Tel: (+1) 202 663 7792
Fax: (+1) 202 663 7799

FELLOWSHIPS- Local Faculty Fellowships 2004-05, Civic Education Project

Posted by: Civic Education Project <cepdc(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 26 Dec 2003


Civic Education Project
Local Faculty Fellowships 2004-05
For Citizens of Eastern Europe, Former Soviet Union, and Mongolia
In Social Sciences, Law, Journalism/Media Studies

The Civic Education Project (CEP) invites applications for its 2004-05 Local 
Faculty Fellowship program. Applications accepted from October 1, 2003 to 
March 1, 2004. Fellowships begin in September 2004.
The Local Faculty Fellowship program is open to citizens of Albania, 
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, 
Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania, 
Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Academics from the above countries having graduated (or expecting to 
graduate by September 2004) from a North American or West European 
university with a postgraduate degree in a social science are encouraged to 
apply. CEP supports efforts to return to, and remain in, university teaching 
in the Fellow's home country by providing a monthly stipend, teaching 
materials, and participation in various CEP events and activities.

Local Faculty Fellowships are awarded in the social sciences (including area 
studies, anthropology, gender studies, economics, history, political 
science, psychology, public administration, and sociology). CEP also offers 
teaching fellowships in law and journalism/media studies.


For application forms and guidelines, please see the fellowship programs 
area of our web site: www.cep.org.hu/programs/index.html

For further information please contact our offices:

CEP European Office:
1051 Budapest
Szent Istvan ter 11./b
Hungary
E-mail: cep(a)cepnet.hu
Web: www.cep.org.hu

Tel: (+36) 1 327 3219
Fax: (+36) 1 327 3221

CEP North American Office:
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Suite # 506
Washington DC 20036, USA
E-mail: cepdc(a)jhu.edu

Tel: (+1) 202 663 7792
Fax: (+1) 202 663 7799

FELLOWSHIPS- Graduate, Undergrad. Language Study in Central Asia, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Alissa Bibb <bibb(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 17 Dec 2003


Fellowships for Language Study in Central Asia, South Caucasus, Belarus, 
Ukraine, and Moldova.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible for full and 
partial fellowships to study on the American Councils for International 
Education Eurasian Regional Language Program. The program provides 
participants the unique opportunity to study virtually any of the languages 
of the former Soviet Union in an overseas immersion setting.

Recent program participants have studied:

Georgian at Tblisi State University;
Kazakh at the Kazakh State University of International Relations and
World Languages in Almaty;
Ukrainian at the Ivan Franko State University in L'viv and the Taras
Shevchenko National University in Kiev;
Tajik at the Samarkand State University; and
Uzbek at the Alisher Navoi Language Institute in Tashkent.

Also available are programs in Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Buryat, Kyrgyz, 
Tatar, Turkmen, and Yakut.  (Students seeking to study languages not listed 
here should contact the American Councils outbound office at 202-833-7522).

Academic programs are tailored to the individual student's language level, 
and provide approximately 20 hours per week of in-class instruction in the 
target language.  Courses in history, literature, and politics are also 
available for advanced speakers.

Participants are registered for credit at Bryn Mawr College. Graduate 
students receive the equivalent of 15 academic hours for one semester; 30 
for the academic year, and 10 for the summer program. Undergraduate students 
receive the equivalent of 16 academic hours for one semester, 32 for the 
academic year, and 8 for the summer program.

Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in Russian or 
the host-country language are eligible to apply to the program.

Undergraduate and graduate student seeking financial assistance for the 
program are automatically considered for Department of State and Department 
of Education fellowships upon submission of CSS profile forms and other 
application materials.

Substantial financial aid is currently available for summer 2004 programs.

Application deadlines:

Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Program: March 1
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1

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
Phone: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: outbound(a)actr.org

GRANT- NEH Grants for Collaborative Research in Central Eurasia, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Alissa Bibb <bibb(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 17 Dec 2003


NEH Grants for Collaborative Research in East-Central Europe, Russia, 
Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Central Asia, and South Caucasus.

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the 
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) are 
currently accepting applications for the 2003-04 NEH Collaborative 
Humanities Fellowship.

Fellowships provide up to $40,000 for four to nine months of research in 
East-Central Europe, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, 
Belarus, and Moldova.  Proposals must include plans to work with a 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 anthropology, modern and classical languages, history, 
linguistics, literature, jurisprudence, philosophy, political science, 
archaeology, comparative religion, sociology, and ethics.

Scholars seeking assistance in locating potential research collaborators 
should contact American Councils or NCEEER.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2004

For more information and applications 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

Program Officer
NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship
NCEEER
910 17th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-6950

GRANT- Special Initiatives Fellowship Program, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Alissa Bibb <bibb(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 17 Dec 2003


Special Initiatives Fellowship Program
Administered by American Councils for International Education:
ACTR/ACCELS

American Councils for International Education:

ACTR/ACCELS is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of 
State's Special Initiative Fellowship, which offers up to $35,000 for field 
research on policy-relevant topics in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.  The program is funded through the U.S.  
Department of State.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a policy-relevant 
field (including, but not limited to, anthropology, area studies, economics, 
education, history, international relations, language and linguistics, law, 
political science, security studies, and sociology) and have sufficient 
language ability to carry out their proposed research.  Grants are for four 
to nine months of research in the field, and can be used to cover research 
in more than one country.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent 
residents.

With its extensive network of offices and staff throughout Central Asia, 
American Councils is uniquely suited to assist scholars with travel, visas, 
academic affiliations, archive access, insurance, and logistical support in 
the field.

Application deadlines:

Spring: October 15

Summer, Fall or Academic Year: January 1

FELLOWSHIP- Postdoctoral Fellowships, Research in Islamic Architecture, AKPIA-MIT

Posted by: Jose Luis Arguello <jlar(a)mit.edu>
Posted: 8 Dec 2003


Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
AKPIA(a)MIT

2004-2005 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Islamic Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA(a)MIT) is pleased to 
announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 
2004-2005. The fellowship program is intended for scholars with Ph.D. 
in any field related to architecture and architectural and urban history who 
are engaged in research on an Islamic topic.
One or two fellowships will be granted for the year.  The fellowship 
duration can range from two months to a maximum of two semesters or nine 
months.  Fellows are expected to give at least one public lecture during 
their stay at MIT and to participate in the program's scholarly and academic 
activities.  The fellowship award consists of monthly stipend not to exceed 
the amount of $2,400 (before taxes) per month and one roundtrip ticket for 
the fellow from his/her usual place of residence.  Fellows will be 
responsible to find their own housing during their fellowship period.  AKPIA 
will provide the fellows with library card and an email account at MIT.

Deadline for application is March 1, 2004.  Results will be announced no 
later than April 30, 2004.  Applicants should send a C.V., a research 
proposal specifying the desired period of stay and other sources of funding 
if available, at least one writing sample, and two letters of 
recommendation.  No electronic applications will be accepted.  Applicants 
are encouraged to seek other sources of funding to supplement the fellowship 
award.

Scholars with their own financial resources or on sabbatical who wish to 
apply to AKPIA fellowships are also welcome.  AKPIA reserves the right to 
prorate its fellowship when combined with another grant or fellowship.

Please send all application material in 2 copies to:

Prof. Nasser Rabbat
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT, Room 10-390
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-258-8172

For further information please send email to <akpiarch(a)mit.edu>, or call 
617-253-1400, or visit the web at 
http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/AKPsite/index.html

Jose Luis Arguello
Senior Administrative Assistant,
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

MIT, 10-390
77 Massachusetts Ave. 
Cambridge, MA  02139
USA

Phone: 617-253-1400
Fax: 617-258-8172

Aga Khan Program Web Site: http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/AKPsite/index.htm

GRANTS- World Bank Small Grants Program 2004 for Kazakhstan

Posted by: Small Grants Program Team <tsultanov(a)worldbank.org>
Posted: 2004


World Bank Small Grants Program 2004

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Small Grants Program 2004 for 
Kazakhstan organizations. The Small Grants Program (SmGP) was created in 
1983 to provide a way for the World Bank to promote dialogue and 
dissemination of information about development in forums outside its own 
operations. Grants are provided to civil society organizations through 
participating World Bank Country Offices.

Any institution involved in development broadly defined may apply for a 
grant.  However, the SmGP prefers to support nonprofit, nongovernmental, 
nonacademic organizations. Individual grant cannot exceed USD 5,000. 
Applications are accepted in Astana Country Office and Regional Office in 
Almaty. Application deadline is February 15, 2004.

Please, disseminate the information about the Program among your colleagues 
and civil society organizations. Detailed information on the SmGP and the 
application form can be found at http://www.worldbank.org.kz/ or obtained in 
the World Bank Country Office in Astana and Regional Office in Almaty. You 
can also obtain additional information by contacting World Bank offices in 
Astana and Almaty:

Ms. Irina Galimova
Astana, 473000, Kazakhstan, 12 Samal, 14th Floor
Tel: (7-3172) 580-555; Fax: (7-3172) 580-342; Email: igalimova(a)worldbank.org

Ms. Elena Karaban
Almaty, 480100, Kazakhstan, 41A Kazybek Bi Street, 4th floor
Tel: (7-3272) 980-580; Fax: (7-3272) 980-581; Email: ekaraban(a)worldbank.org

Your opinion matters

The World Bank Group jointly with the Government of Kazakhstan are preparing 
a Partnership Development Agreement (DPA), which will outline the World 
Bank's role in Kazakhstan for the next 3-5 years. In order to have a fuller 
picture of the current situation in Kazakhstan, as well as the clear vision 
for World Bank's involvement, the World Bank is conducting a public opinion 
poll. We, hereby request you to kindly fill in the questionnaire located on 
the main page of our internet site at: www.worldbank.org.kz.

With best regards,

Small Grants Program Team

The World Bank Small Grants Program is also administered in other Central 
Asian Republics. The Program launch dates, deadlines and requirements may 
differ from country to country. Please, contact respective World Bank 
Country Offices for additional information.

World Bank Office Kyrgyzstan
Ms. Jyldyz Djakypova
214 Moskovskaya St., Bishkek, 720010, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.:  (996-312) 610-650; Fax: (996-312) 610-356
E-mail: jdjakypova(a)worldbank.org; http://www.worldbank.org.kg/

World Bank Office Tajikistan
Ms. Dilya Zoirova
Rudaki Avenue 105, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Tel.:  (992-372) 21-03-81, 21-07-56; Fax: (992-372) 51-00-42
E-mail: dzoirova(a)worldbank.org

World Bank Office Uzbekistan
Ms. Irina Tsoy
International Business Center, 107B Amir Temur Street, Block C, 15th floor
Tashkent, 700084, Uzbekistan
Tel.:  (998-71) 138-5950; Fax:  (998-71) 138-5951, 138-5952
E-mail: itsoy(a)worldbank.org; http://www.worldbank.org.uz/

GRANTS- Undergraduate Human Rights Internship Funding Opportunity

Posted by: Molly Curren <molly_curren(a)harvard.edu>
Posted: 3 Dec 2003


The University Committee on Human Rights Studies invites applications for
summer 2004 Undergraduate Human Rights Internships. Up to 10 summer
internships will be available to qualified students seeking to work for
8-10 weeks in a human rights organization in the U.S. or abroad. The
internships enable students to put theoretical knowledge and interests into
practice and to learn about the practical challenges involved in
implementing human rights. Every student interested in the practice of
human rights is strongly encouraged to apply. Application forms will be
available on the UCHRS website, www.humanrights.harvard.edu, by late
December.

The deadline for internship applications is Friday, February 4, 2004. For
more information, please see our website or contact Molly Curren, UCHRS
Coordinator, at (617)496-4950.


Molly Curren
Coordinator
Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies
Eliot 201
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-4950

www.humanrights.harvard.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Foundation for Endangered Languages

Posted by: Nicholas Ostler <nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 25 Nov 2003


The Foundation for Endangered Languages is now accepting proposals for 
projects of work that will support, enable or assist the documentation, 
protection or promotion of one or more endangered languages.


Please pass on this announcement to your friends and colleagues in 
endangered language communities who may not have access to Ogmios, the 
Internet or e-mail.

Form for Submissions

There is a form that defines the content of appropriate proposals, which is 
accessible at the Foundation's website:

http://www.ogmios.org

It may also be obtained from me at the address below.

All proposals must be submitted in this form, to ensure comparability.

Deadline

The time-limit for proposals in the current round will be 18 January 2004.  
By that date, proposals and supporting testimonials must reach me at the 
address below.

The FEL Committee will announce its decision before the 31st of March 2003.

Here are four points to note especially, the first two of them new this year:

1) The form now contains a new question, enquiring on the potential for 
further work, after completion of a first grant.  This material will serve 
both to support the current application in the selection process, and also 
to provide the Foundation with arguments in their quest for further funds to 
supplement existing projects in the future.

2) Where possible, work undertaken within endangered language communities 
themselves will be preferred in the selection.  FEL is prepared to comment 
on draft proposals from communities or community linguists, and suggest 
weaknesses and potential remedies (without prejudice) before the selection. 
Such draft proposals - clearly marked "DRAFT" - should reach FEL as soon as 
possible, and no later than 31 December 2003.

3) The Foundation's funds remain extremely limited and it is not anticipated 
that - in the first instance - any award will be greater than US $1,000. 
Smaller proposals stand a better chance of funding.

4) The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) is a separate from ELF, the 
Endangered Language Fund (www.haskins.yale.edu). It is perfectly  possible 
(and has indeed occurred in the past) that the same project can be partially 
funded by both FEL and ELF.

Nicholas Ostler
Foundation for Endangered Languages
UK Registered Charity 1070616
Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane
Bath BA1 7AA, England
Telephone: +44-1225-85-2865
Fax: +44-1225-85-9258
E-mail: nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk
Web: http://www.ogmios.org

SCHOLARSHIP- The John Smith Fellowship Programme 2004

Posted by: Amy Pollard <arpollard(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 24 Nov 2003


The John Smith Fellowship Scheme is an intensive, 6 week programme on good 
governance, democracy and social justice. It is available to promising young 
leaders - women and men equally - from Russia, the Ukraine, Armenia, 
Moldova, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.

We are currently seeking applications from potential candidates for our 2004 
Fellowship Programme, to take place in June/July next year. Information on 
our recruitment criteria, application details and deadlines can be obtained 
from the British Council website:

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

Country links from this page will give details of the application process in 
each of our six Fellowship countries.

Amy Pollard <arpollard(a)hotmail.com>
Assistant to the Director, The John Smith Memorial Trust

GRANT- Institutional Grants Program, Civil Society Support Initiative, IREX

Posted by: Elena Abdramanova <eabdramanova(a)irex.uz>
Posted: 19 Nov 2003


IREX is soliciting letters of interest for the Institutional Grants program 
of the Civil Society Support Initiative (CSSI), administered by IREX and 
financed by USAID. The goal of the Civil Society Support Initiative is to 
support civil society development and community initiatives in Uzbekistan.

Successive rounds of the Institutional Grants program will take place 
approximately every six months, focusing each time on organizations from 
different civil society sectors.

Institutional grants are designed to support the activity of well-developed 
NGOs that have demonstrated both their commitment to their mission in a 
particular sector and substantial impact in that field.  The grant is not 
project-based but is designed to strengthen the organizational capacity and 
existing program activities of organizations with an established 
constituency in the given sector and a record of successful mission-based 
activities.

The focus of this the first round of Institutional Grants is on NGOs who 
concentrate their activity one of the two following sectors:

1) Youth

2) Elderly/pensioners

The selection process will take place in two stages.  For the first stage 
organizations are invited to submit a letter of interest no longer than five 
pages which meet eligibility requirements. Successful applicants will be 
invited to complete a full follow on proposal.

Date Issued: November 17, 2003

Closing Date for letter of interest: December 17, 2003

Closing Date for full follow on proposal: January 28, 2004

Full set of information can be obtained at: www.irex.uz

or CSSI Tashkent office at the following address:

CSSI Uzbekistan
22 Mirakilova St.
Tashkent, 700031
Tel: (998 71) 152-23-02/152-63-79/152-34-56
Fax: (998 712) 54-47-53
Email:  cssi(a)irex.uz

CFP- Research on Social and Economic Policy in Afghanistan, CIC, New York University

Posted by: Humayun Hamidzada <Humayun.Hamidzada(a)nyu.edu>
Posted: 13 Nov 2003


Center on International Cooperation, New York University
Institute for Social and Economic Policy Research, Kabul

The Center on International Cooperation of New York University, in 
collaboration with partners in Kabul, has been working to establish an 
Institute for Social and Economic Policy Research. This institute will be an 
Afghan-owned and run center for policy-related research and training focused 
on the reconstruction of the country.

CIC has received a small amount of funding for pilot research projects in 
order to launch the institutes work and begin to build a team or Afghan 
researchers. CIC has already funded one such project, on the potential for 
geothermal energy in Afghanistan.

A proposal can be submitted by an individual or institution. It should have 
the following characteristics:

Subject:

It should focus on an issue important for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.

Products:

It should produce a publishable research paper in English and one official 
language of Afghanistan about 10,000 words long. It should also train Afghan 
researchers living in Afghanistan through their participation in the project 
and include a plan for dissemination of the research results to other 
researchers, policy makers, and practitioners, both Afghan and international.

It should be led by a qualified research professional, preferably of Afghan 
origin, who can work in Afghanistan with an Afghan staff.

It should have a budget of under $15,000. The project can pay for local 
staff and research expenses in Afghanistan, for economy-fare travel to and 
from Afghanistan by an expatriate project leader, and an honorarium and 
reasonable living expenses for the project leader. The project does not 
offer internationally competitive salaries or consulting fees for expatriates.

The basic model for the project should resemble the following: the project 
leader comes to Afghanistan and assembles a research team with the help of 
the institute team in Kabul and partner institutions. Ideally, the project 
leader would identify and employ 2-4 young Afghan researchers in order to 
provide them with additional training in policy research in the appropriate 
field. At the end of approximately two months, the project leader will 
submit a research report to CIC and the Institute for review by experts in 
the fields. CIC and the institute will decide about publication and other 
forms of publicity for the report.

These instructions are indicative, and we are prepared to consider other 
options as well.
Please send all proposals, including budget, c.v. of project leader, and 
references to Barnett R. Rubin, CIC, brr5(a)nyu.edu. Please do not send any 
additional materials with the initial inquiry.

Humayun Hamidzada
Research Associate
Center on International Cooperation
New York University
418 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Ph.: (212) 998 3683
Fax: (212) 995 4706
Cell: (917) 239 5961

FELLOWSHIP- Junior Faculty Development Program, ACTR/ACCELS, Deadline Nov 29

Posted by: Junior Faculty Development Program <JFDP(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 13 Nov 2003

[Please Note: The Deadline for Eurasia Application Submission Is: Nov. 29,
2003]


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)
Administered by the American Councils
Funded by the United States Department of State
Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

The JFDP is a non-degree, professional development program intended to 
provide opportunities for young 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 goal of the JFDP is to support the development of higher education, 
scholarship and democratic society in Eurasia.  The program places 
university faculty from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and 
Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, 
Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan 
at selected higher educational institutions in the United States, through a 
process of open competition.  JFDP Fellows work with an American colleague 
to further develop their knowledge of teaching methodologies, theoretical 
aspects of their field, and to create new courses and course materials for 
use at their home institutions.  The program is intended to support those 
scholars who plan to return to their home country in order to continue their 
teaching and professional activities.

The competition is open to citizens of the above countries, who 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 or conduct trainings at an educational institution.

For the 2004-2005 academic year, JFDP Fellows will undertake a 9-month, 
non-degree program (auditing courses, teaching/lecturing, developing 
curricula, attending conferences), and 2-month summer practicum.  Fellows 
are placed at U.S. host institutions which 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.

JFDP fields for 2004-2005 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**

* These fields are approved for Eurasia only
** These fields are not approved for Macedonia

The Deadline for Application Submission Is:  November 29, 2003
(December 12, 2003 For Balkans)

GRANT- CCIA Travel Grants to Central Asia for UK Residents

Posted by: Committee for Central and Inner Asia <central.asia(a)ntlworld.com>
Posted: 5 Nov 2003


The Committee for Central and Inner Asia (CCIA) invites applications for 
travel grants to Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), Western China, Mongolia, or neighbouring parts 
of Afghanistan and Siberia.

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.

Purpose of awards:

Awards are intended primarily to meet the costs of travel to and subsistence 
in Central Asia for students and other researchers wishing to acquire 
familiarity with the geography, culture and languages of the region. 

Amount of awards:

The awards and have obtained the relevant visa. 

Submission: Completed applications should include:
 - A completed copy of the application form. 
 - A one-page curriculum vitae. 
 - A reference from an academic who knows the applicant's work. This should  
   be in a sealed envelope signed by the referee over the sealing.

Application forms are available by post from:

The Secretary, Committee for Central and Inner Asia
c/o Faculty of Oriental Studies
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA

Or by e-mail from central.asia(a)ntlworld.com.

Completed applications must be returned by post (to the address above). The 
closing date for applications is 1st December 2003

Notification and conditions: Results will be notified in January 2004. 
Awards will generally be tenable for up to 12 months from the date of the 
award, and recipients will be required to submit a report on their use of 
the award either by the end of the 12 month period or on their return 
whichever is sooner.

In making and administering its awards the Committee will generally apply 
the conditions attaching to British Academy Small Grants (see 
www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide).

FELLOWSHIP- Junior Faculty Development Program, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Elizabeth H. Fine <Fine(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 5 Nov 2003


The American Councils for International Education are proud to announce the 
stipend for Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) for academic year 
2004/05.

The program places university faculty from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, 
Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan 
at selected higher educational institutions in the United States, through a 
process of open competition.  JFDP Fellows work with an American colleague 
to further develop their knowledge of teaching methodologies, theoretical 
aspects of their field, and to create new courses and course materials for 
use at their home institutions. The program is intended to support those 
scholars who plan to return to their home country in order to continue their 
teaching and professional activities.

The competition is open to citizens of the above countries, who 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 or conduct trainings at an educational institution.

For the 2004-2005 academic year, JFDP Fellows will undertake a 9-month, 
non-degree program (auditing courses, teaching/lecturing, developing 
curricula, attending conferences), and 2-month summer practicum.  Fellows 
are placed at U.S. host institutions, which 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.

JFDP fields for 2004-2005 are as follows:
 - American Studies - Business Administration - Economics - Education Administration - Environmental Studies - History - International Affairs - Journalism - Law - Library & Archival Science - Linguistics - Philosophy - Political Science - Psychology - Public Administration - Public Policy - Sociology

For more information, please see the following web sites:

www.actr.org
www.jfdp.org

Location: US
Deadline: ASAP
Website: www.jfdp.org

GRANT- Contemporary Mongolia Project, Fulbright Hays Group Project Abroad

Posted by: Charles Krusekopf <ckrusekopf(a)austincollege.edu>
Posted: 30 Oct 2003


Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad: Contemporary Mongolia

June 5-July 3, 2004

A Workshop and Field Study for Post-Secondary Educators

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center and the University 
Honors College are accepting applications for the Contemporary Mongolia 
project.  Ten post-secondary educators and professionals will be accepted to 
this program.  This project was deferred for one year due to complications 
from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.  The grant will cover the 
participants' airfare and in-country expenses during the four week program.

Participants will become familiar with a region of the world that has been 
relatively inaccessible to western scholars and create resources to promote 
teaching and research on Mongolia.  Experiencing the physical challenges of 
Mongolia, along with the social and political dynamics of Mongolia's 
transition to a democratic capitalist nation, will broaden participants' 
understanding of Central Asia in general.  Through an extensive field 
component, participants will view a broad spectrum of the Mongolian 
landscape, people, and society, while collecting the necessary resources to 
better examine Mongolia and adjust the parameters of their individual 
research agenda and teaching to include Mongolia.  In consultation with 
Mongolian counterparts, participants can then identify themes around which 
to develop a searchable web-based database of annotated bibliographies, 
photo archives, and video that will be a curricular resource to infuse 
Mongolia into U.S. undergraduate international studies courses.  The website 
and resources are primarily intended for undergraduate education, yet the 
flexibility and accessibility of the worldwide web would make the material 
appropriate and accessible for upper level high school or Advanced Placement 
classes.

Contemporary Mongolia will consist of four distinct components:  (1) 
Pre-departure Preparation consisting of independent study with reading kits 
and annotated bibliographies created with the assistance of a University of 
Pittsburgh Asian Studies bibliographer;  (2) A four-week field research and 
materials acquisition segment in Mongolia, facilitated by the American 
Center for Mongolian Studies and the North American Mongolia Business 
Council for course preparation and to acquire teaching resources related to 
participants' fields of study;  (3) A post-trip curriculum development 
segment in Ulaanbaatar, to organize and synthesize the materials and 
information collected and conceptualize themes for teaching and further 
research.  Participants will focus on ways to contrast or highlight Mongolia 
in general issues of international studies and globalization;  (4) A 
curriculum sharing and dissemination phase, to develop and distribute 
nationally a searchable web-based database of photo archive, videos, and 
electronic annotated bibliographies, organized around themes central to the 
study of contemporary Mongolia.

Perspective applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vita (CV) and a 
letter of intent addressing the following:

1) Interest in Mongolian studies.
2) Research topic or area of exploration that applicant will pursue in  Mongolia.
3) Ability to incorporate research findings into coursework for  undergraduates.
4) Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary group setting.
5) Commitment to share research findings on a web-based archive.

Application Deadline is November 21, 2003.

Applicants should submit their letter and CV via email to jehst88(a)pitt.edu 
or via US mail to the address below.

Josh Hartman
Contemporary Mongolia Project University Honors College
University of Pittsburgh
3500 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Ph: 610-413-8407
Fax: 412-624-6885
E-mail: jehst88(a)pitt.edu

GRANTS- US Junior Scholars, 2004 Caucasus Regional Policy Symposium, IREX/WWC

Posted by: Sarah Shields <sshields(a)irex.org>
Posted: 20 Oct 2003


IREX/WWC ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR US JUNIOR SCHOLARS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2004 
CAUCASUS REGIONAL POLICY SYMPOSIUM

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2003

IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration with 
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan Institute 
(WWC), is pleased to announce its 2004 Caucasus Regional Policy Symposium. 
The Symposium, which is being supported by the United States Department of 
State (Title VIII Program) and The Starr Foundation, will bring together 
senior and junior scholars to discuss a variety of political, economic, 
historical, and cultural topics related to the Caucasus and its 
relationships with neighboring Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

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 broader Caucasus region, as well as submit a 
developed and policy-driven executive summary of their research. Applicants 
must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Grants will 
be awarded to approximately 15 junior scholars.

The 2004 Caucasus Regional Policy Symposium is scheduled to take place in 
mid-March 2004, 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.

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 2004 Caucasus Regional Policy Symposium 
or to access the application form and instructions, please visit our web 
site at: http://www.irex.org/programs/pf/2004/index.asp or e-mail: 
symposium(a)irex.org

FELLOWSHIP- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Georgetown University, Deadline Dec. 15

Posted by: Julie Steiger <js246(a)georgetown.edu>
Posted: 9 Oct 2003


CALL FOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies Edmund A. Walsh 
School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University invites applications for 
a postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Central Asian politics or foreign 
policy for the Fall and Spring semesters, 2004-05.

Requirements include:

residence in the Washington, D.C. area for the 2004-05 academic year; one 
course taught in both the Fall and Spring 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 $30,000 and benefits.

To apply:

submit c.v., graduate transcripts, dissertation abstract, brief statement of 
research interests, two letters of academic reference and detailed proposed 
course outlines to:

Professor Angela Stent, Director, CERES
Georgetown University, ICC 232, Box 571031
Washington, DC 20057-1031

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2003.

GRANT- IREX Grant Opportunity, US Master's Students, Deadline Nov. 1

Posted by: Amy Moore <amoore(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 Oct 2003


INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (IARO)
Deadline: November 1, 2003

Grants of one to three months are available to US master's students for
research in Europe and Eurasia on policy-relevant theses or equivalent
projects.

Grant Provisions:
 * Round-trip airfare from the US to the host country and visa fees. 
 * Stipend for housing and living expenses.

Eligible countries:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia,
Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

For more information on the program, including application materials to
download and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please visit the IREX
website at http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/.

The master's student grants for IARO are funded by the United States
Department of State (Title VIII Program).

FELLOWSHIP- Eurasia Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council

Posted by: Eurasia Fellowship Program <eurasia(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 8 Oct 2003


The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased 
to announce a Fellowship Program for research and training on the New 
Independent States, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Empire, funded by the 
U.S. Department of State under the Program for Research and Training on 
Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title 
VIII).

Fellowships are offered in the following categories:

Predissertation Training Fellowships for students in their first or second 
year of a doctoral program,

Dissertation Write-up Fellowships for graduate students who expect to 
complete writing the dissertation during the 2004-2005 academic year.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for recent PhD recipients and junior faculty 
wishing to undertake research, and

Teaching Fellowships for faculty members wishing to create and implement 
significantly revised or wholly new university courses.

The Eurasia Program will also hold two Dissertation Development Workshops in 
Spring 2004. One workshop will explore the theme of Governance in Eurasia, 
and the other workshop will allow participants to address Russia/Eurasia in 
World Context: A Dialogue with Middle East Studies.

In addition to the above-mentioned fellowships, the Eurasia Program also 
offers Summer Language Institute Grants to US universities that offer new or 
existing summer training courses on the languages of the NIS.

All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and all 
fellowships awarded under this program are contingent upon receipt of 
funding from the U.S. Department of State. The deadline for the fellowship 
programs is November 3, 2003. Deadlines for the workshops and language 
grants may be found on the website.

Information on the two workshops are attached to this e-mail, and additional 
fellowship materials and applications are currently available on the SSRC 
website at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowhips/eurasia or you may contact the 
Eurasia Program staff at:

Eurasia Fellowship Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-377-2700
E-mail: eurasia(a)ssrc.org

GRANT- IREX Grant Opportunities for US Scholars

Posted by: Amy Moore <amoore(a)irex.org>
Posted: 18 Sep 2003


IREX is pleased to announce the 2004-2005 grant opportunities for US 
scholars. 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, and IREX's own Scholar Support 
Fund. IREX supports the following programs:

INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (IARO)

Deadline: November 1, 2003
Grants of up to $40,000 for up 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.

THE CAUCASUS REGIONAL POLICY SYMPOSIUM

Deadline: December 1, 2003
IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International 
Scholars, will be administering a symposium to bring together senior and 
junior US scholars to discuss a variety of political, economic, historical, 
and cultural topics related to the Caucasus and its relationships with 
neighboring Russia, Turkey, and Iran. 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 
Caucasus region. The symposium is scheduled for spring 2004 in the 
Washington, DC, area.

SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM (STG)

Deadline: February 1, 2004
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, 2004
A single grant of up to $30,000 for research projects lasting up to 12 
months. This year applications will be accepted for research only on 
primary, secondary, and higher education in the Middle East. This program 
supports research for scholars with PhD or equivalent terminal degrees. 
Studies involving more than one country and collaborative research programs 
involving international colleagues are strongly encouraged.

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 and 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 to resumes(a)irex.org or by fax 
to (202) 628-8189. No phone calls please. EOE. Please visit 
www.irex.org/careers/ for more information.

Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please contact IREX for 
applications and more information on these and other programs by e-mail at 
<irex(a)irex.org>, by phone at 202-628-8188, or visit www.irex.org.

FELLOWSHIP- ACTR/ACCELS Eurasian Regional Language Program

Posted by: Alissa Bibb <bibb(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 18 Sep 2003


Fellowships for Language Study in Central Asia, South Caucasus, Belarus,
Ukraine, and Moldova.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible for full and
partial fellowships to study on the American Councils for International
Education Eurasian Regional Language Program. The program provides
participants the unique opportunity to study virtually any of the
languages of the former Soviet Union in an overseas immersion setting.

Recent program participants have studied:

Georgian at Tblisi State University;
Kazakh at the Kazakh State University of International Relations and
World Languages in Almaty;
Ukrainian at the Ivan Franko State University in L'viv and the Taras
Shevchenko National University in Kiev;
Tajik at the Samarkand State University; and
Uzbek at the Alisher Navoi Language Institute in Tashkent.

Also available are programs in Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Buryat,
Kyrgyz, Tatar, Turkmen, and Yakut.  (Students seeking to study languages
not listed here should contact the American Councils outbound office at
202-833-7522).

Academic programs are tailored to the individual student's language
level, and provide approximately 20 hours per week of in-class
instruction in the target language.  Courses in history, literature, and
politics are also available for advanced speakers.

Participants are registered for credit at Bryn Mawr College. Graduate
students receive the equivalent of 15 academic hours for one semester;
30 for the academic year, and 10 for the summer program. Undergraduate
students receive the equivalent of 16 academic hours for one semester,
32 for the academic year, and 8 for the summer program.

Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in
Russian or the host-country language are eligible to apply to the
program.

Undergraduate and graduate student seeking financial assistance for the
program are automatically considered for Department of State and
Department of Education fellowships upon submission of CSS profile forms
and other application materials.

Substantial financial aid is currently available for spring 2004
programs.

Application deadlines:
Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Program: March 1
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1

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
outbound(a)actr.org

FELLOWSHIP- 2004 Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program

Posted by: Andrew Segars <Segars(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 9 Sep 2003


The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program provides citizens of 
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, 
Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan with the 
opportunity to pursue graduate study at the master's level in the United 
States. Students are chosen in the fields of 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.

The program provides full scholarships to participants, including university 
tuition, fees, room, board, health insurance, monthly stipend, book 
allowance, and international and domestic travel.

More information and applications are available at:

www.americancouncils.org

or

www.soros.org

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
email: segars(a)americancouncils.org
www.americancouncils.org

FELLOWSHIP- 2004 AWSS Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, Deadline Extended

Posted by: Lynn Mally <lmally(a)uci.edu>
Posted: 19 Aug 2003


Applications are invited for the 2004 AWSS Pre-Dissertation Fellowship in 
Slavic/East European and Eurasian Women's Studies, for research and/or 
travel to be conducted in 2004.

For graduate students (women or men) at the pre-dissertation stage who are 
either US or Canadian citizens (or permanent residents) enrolled in any 
university in the world, or foreign students enrolled in North American 
universities.

Applicants should be at the immediate post-comprehensive or 
pre-comprehensive stage and planning to write a dissertation in any area of 
Sl/EE/CA Women's Studies.  The amount of this award is $1000.

Applications should include THREE copies of the following:
 * CV 
 * prospectus outlining the dissertation topic (maximum five pages, double spaced) 
 * preliminary bibliography 
 * list of archives and libraries to be used for preliminary research  (located in the 
   US, Canada, Europe, or the former Soviet Union; note that  travel to collections is 
   not a requirement for the fellowship) 
 * two letters of recommendation should be sent separately.

Please send materials to:

Lynn Mally
Department of History
University of California Irvine
Irvine CA 92697.

Applications must be postmarked by September 1, 2003.

The award will be announced in November 2003.

E-mail or other queries may be sent to Lynn Mally at the above address or to 
<lmally(a)uci.edu>.

FELLOWSHIP- Forum on Trauma, History, and "Asia," Univ. of Washington

Posted by: Critical Asian Studies <critasia(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 19 Aug 2003


Rockefeller Resident Fellowship
http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/southeastasia/resources/employment.asp?id)9

Application Deadline: December 10, 2003

Description

Rockefeller Resident Fellowship, 2004 - 2005

Project on Critical Asian Studies: Forum on Trauma, History, and "Asia" 
Simpson Center for the Humanities University of Washington

How can traumatic injustices of the 20th century across "Asia" and its 
diasporas be narrated? What happens to the arts and humanities when mass 
injustice is deeply felt but seemingly inexpressible? Should scholars in the 
United States join the urgent intellectual project of inter-Asian efforts to 
rethink "Asia" in relation to trauma and just histories?

Each year the Forum on Trauma, History, and "Asia" will host two 
intellectuals located in Asia broadly defined, whose projects engage these 
questions. Holding appointments as visiting scholars, the fellows will lead 
an investigation into the matter of how scholarship treats trauma, defined 
as unread or unspoken injustice. Together with the Faculty of Critical Asian 
Studies, the scholars selected will experiment with analytic and scholarly 
language capable of turning injustice into legible history. Each year the 
Project will also sponsor study groups and international workshops that 
examines how the objects of our study are being reconfigured in early 21st 
century economic and cultural transformation and what role the humanities 
ought to play in shaping our thinking about regional agendas and scholarly 
lexicons.

Critical Asian Studies: Forum on Trauma, History, and "Asia"

Critical Asian Studies in partnership with the Simpson Center for the 
Humanities at the University of Washington, invites applications to fill the 
2 fellowship positions for the 2004-05 academic year.

Deadline for application is December 10, 2003. Fellows will be in residence 
for one academic year. Each fellow will receive a stipend of approximately 
$37,500, an office equipped with computer and Internet access, secretarial 
support and supplies, and a small stipend to offset travel expenses. 
Additionally, each fellow will be compensated for teaching one quarter-long 
graduate seminar offered through the Simpson Center.

Applicants to the fellowship should send a five-page narrative proposal 
outlining a project that widens our understanding of the relation of trauma, 
history, and "Asia." Also include two letters of recommendation, an essay or 
chapter from a work in progress, a current curriculum vitae and a brief 
description of the seminar that you propose to teach. Electronic 
applications are welcome.

Directors: Madeleine Dong, 2003-04 & 2005-06, Tani E. Barlow, 2002-03 & 2004-05

Job Details

Category: Academic
Employer: University of Washington

Contact Information

Wai-keung Chung, Program Coordinator
Critical Asian Studies
Simpson Center for the Humanities University of Washington Communications 
Building 206
Box 353710
Seattle, WA 98195-3710

Phone: (206) 616-2759
Email: critasia(a)u.washington.edu

GRANTS- Kennan Institute Short-term Grants, Deadline September 1, 2003

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 6 Aug 2003


KENNAN INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM GRANTS (up to one month's 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. The Kennan Institute 
cannot provide office space or computers for Short-Term Scholars. 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 2004-2005 is contingent on future funding.

Please send all application materials to: Short-term Grants, 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.

More information on this grant program can be found at 
www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan.

GRANT- Freedom Support Educational Partnerships Program for Eurasia, 2004

Posted by: Jonathan Cebra <jcebra(a)pd.state.gov>
Posted: 27 Jun 2003


The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
announces a competition for the FY04 FREEDOM Support Educational
Partnerships Program for Eurasia.  There is a December 5, 2003 deadline for
proposal submission.

The program provides grants of up to $250,000 to U.S. colleges or
universities for collaborative programs of faculty and staff exchange for
the purpose of faculty and curriculum development in selected fields with
counterpart institutions from designated countries in Eurasia (former Soviet
Union).

The full Request for Grant Proposals and other solicitation materials are
available at the following URL:

<http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/dec05rfgp.htm>

Additional information about the Department of State's Educational
Partnerships Programs can be found at:

<http://exchanges.state.gov/education/partnership/>

For further information please contact:
Jonathan Cebra
E-mail: jcebra(a)pd.state.gov
Telephone: (202) 205-8379

FELLOWSHIPS- The Academy Scholars Program, Harvard University

Posted by: James Clem <jclem(a)wcfia.harvard.edu>
Posted: 25 Jun 2003


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 2004-2005 class of Academy Scholars are due by October
15, 2003. 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 2003.

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, 2003. 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 2004.

Program details and application guidelines are now available from the
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at the WCFIA for the
academic year 2004-2005. 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/

FELLOWSHIPS- ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2004-2005

Posted by: Nancy Leinwand <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>
Posted: 24 Jun 2003


ARIT FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2004 - 2005

The American Research Institute in Turkey is a non-profit academic 
organization founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting research and 
promoting scholarly exchange in Turkey.  ARIT maintains two research 
institutes in Turkey, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara. Both branches offer 
library and hostel facilities and administrative offices for the support of 
American or Canadian based scholars conducting research in Turkey.  ARIT 
administers a number of fellowship programs to support research and exchange 
in Turkey as described in the attached release.  See more information at the 
ARIT website: <http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT> or contact the ARIT office at 
address below.

1) National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for 
Research in Turkey, 2004 - 2005.

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. The fellowships may be held for terms 
ranging from four months to a full year.  Stipends range from $13,300 to 
40,000.  Deadline November 15, 2003.

2) ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2004 - 2005.

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, 2003.

3) Samuel H. Kress Foundation/ARIT Fellowship for Research in Archaeology 
and Art History in 2004 - 2005.

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, 2003.

4) The Mellon Fellowships for Research in Turkey by East European Scholars 
will continue for 2004 - 2005.

Post-doctoral fellowships up to $11,500 for two to three months periods for 
research in any field of the social sciences or humanities, to be carried 
out in Turkey by scholars from the Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, 
Poland, Romania, or Slovakia.  (Application deadline March 5.)

5) ARIT - Princeton University Turkish Language Program at Bogaziçi 
University, for the summer of 2004.  Award includes scholarship, travel, and 
stipend to support eight weeks of intensive, advanced Turkish language study.
Application deadline February 2003.

Applications for ARIT fellowships (except the Mellon and Bosphorus 
University Language Program) must be submitted to ARIT before November 15, 
2003.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 
2004.

For further information please contact:

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

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

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

GRANT- PhD Studentship in Field Linguistics, SOAS, London

Posted by: Ellen Potts <e.potts(a)eldp.soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 1 Jun 2003


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Field Linguistics in the
Endangered Languages Academic Programme, SOAS, University of London.
Applicants should hold an MA degree in Linguistics from a UK university or
equivalent institution. Area of language specialisation is open but
preference will be given to students intending to work on an endangered
language of Africa or Asia.

The studentship will include full payment of fees and a maintenance bursary
of £9832, renewable for a further two years.

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2003.

For more details, and for an application form, please see the website
(www.hrelp.org), or contact Zara Pybus on +44 (0) 207 898 4578 or e-mail:
zp2(a)soas.ac.uk.

GRANT- HESP ReSET Central Asia Resource Center, Call for Applications

Posted by: Tatyana Yarkova <tyarkova(a)carc.soros.kz>
Posted: 19 May 2003


HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET)
Central Asian Resource Center

Invite applications from Post-graduate students and young researchers
For a three year program:

"Building Academic and Teaching Excellence in the Discipline of Sociology in
Central Asia"

June 2003 - June 2006

Program Description:

This is a three-year project that seeks to develop academic scholarship and
improve the teaching process in University Sociology Departments in Central
Asia.  The project is aimed to engage the participants and the resource
faculty into collaborative critical rethinking of existing academic
scholarship in the discipline and discuss sociological theorising and
research in Central Asian context.  One of the main goals of the project is
to boost academic sociological research in Central Asia and facilitate its
incorporation into teaching.  Each year of the project comprises a summer
school, one follow-up winter session and intersession activities.

The summer school 2003 (July 21st-August 9th) on "Sociological Analysis:
Theory and Method"

will, among other goals, attempt to create a constructive discussion as to
the specifics, problems and prospects of sociological research in Central Asia.

Working Languages:

English
Russian

Selection and funding

Central Asian and NIS participants can only apply for a three-year program
and can have all their costs covered by the organizers.  Participants from
other countries may apply either for three years or for any preferred
summer/winter session and should cover their costs, but may apply for a
tuition waiver.

Application procedure

Applicants from Central Asia and NIS please contact us at the address below
for an application form.  Self-funding applicants, please send a cover
letter explaining your interest in the Program/Summer School and a CV at the
address below.

Deadline for applications: June 20, 2003

Contact information for applicants and general inquiries:

Tatiana Yarkova
Tel: +7-3272-58 46 95; 58 46 96;
Fax: +7-3272-58 46 97
E-mail: <tyarkova(a)carc.soros.kz>; <carc(a)carc.soros.kz>
Mailing Address: Zhambul str.25, room 610, Almaty, 480100, Kazakhstan

GRANT- National Academies - COBASE Project Development and Initiation

Posted by: NRC Office for Central Europe and Eurasia <ocee(a)nas.edu>
Posted: 21 Mar 2003


Program:  COBASE Project Development and Initiation Grants
Agency:   National Academies
Deadline: April 14, 2003; August 25, 2003
URL:      http://www7.nationalacademies.org/dsc/COBASE_Program.html

Grants (in the range of $2,500 - $10,000) are offered to American
specialists who wish to host and/or visit colleagues in order to initiate
research projects and prepare collaborative research proposals for
submission to the NSF.

Participating Countries:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia (hosting in U.S.
only), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, (Former Yugoslav Republic of)
Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia (see website for updated list
of ineligible partner institutions), Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia (hosting in U.S.
only).

Only fields funded by NSF are eligible.  Special topical focus areas for
this competition are "Social Sciences" and "Central Asia".  American
applicants who received their doctoral degrees within the past 10 years
will receive special consideration.

GRANT- Uzbekistan Educational Partnerships Program, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Andrew Segars <Segars(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 11 Mar 2003


Uzbekistan Educational Partnerships Program in Cultural and Comparative
Religious Studies

Request for Statements of Interest from U.S. universities to
participate in a partnership program with Uzbekistani universities in
the field of Comparative Religious Studies.

Overview

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is
seeking to bring together a consortium of U.S. universities interested
in collaborating with leading Uzbekistani universities in fields related
to Comparative Religious Studies for a period of approximately three
years.

Comparative Religious Studies refers to secular subjects, which may
include the cultural role of religion in a society, the history of
religion, and/or comparative religion. The program also calls for an
element of English language study, as appropriate.  Activities that
focus on theology or training in religious doctrine are not appropriate
under this program.

The partnerships will consist primarily of two-way exchanges between
U.S. university departments of Religious Studies or comparative subjects
and five pre-selected Uzbekistani institutions of higher education.

The program will be funded with a grant from the Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Program Objectives

The primary objective of this program is to encourage a deeper
understanding within Uzbekistan of traditional Uzbek culture and
religion, including Islam, within the context of democracy, human
rights, and religious freedom.  The means for achieving these objectives
will include the exchange of university and college faculty and research
scholars, administrators, and advanced students from Uzbekistan with
appropriate U.S. counterpart colleges and universities.  The primary
mechanism for cooperation under this program should be the exchange of
educators and scholars for clearly defined purposes.

Program Objectives

 * Help participating Uzbekistani institutions and faculty to provide
   accurate and balanced information about religions, including Islam,
   within the context of democracy, human rights, and religious freedom.
 * Program activities will include: 1) Developing courses and curricula
   in eligible fields; 2) Improving teaching methods; 3) Developing
   educational materials that support new courses and curricula; 4)
   Training faculty or other practitioners in the effective use of these
   materials; 5) Engaging in collaborative research; and, 6) Fostering
   self-sustaining relationships with U.S. academic institutions and
   educators.
 * At the conclusion of the program, faculty at the participating
   Uzbekistani institutions should be capable of teaching newly introduced
   or revised courses and should be able to participate more fully in
   international dialogue with U.S. and other educators.
 * Students graduating from participating Uzbekistani institutions
   should have a better understanding of the relationships between
   religion, politics, and society in modern democracies and should be
   better prepared to apply this understanding in public service,
   education, and the private sector, and to contribute to building a
   democratic society.
 * Participating U.S. faculty may utilize this experience to develop new
   courses or incorporate comparative content into existing courses.
 * Students at participating U.S. institutions will gain better
   understanding of Central Asia through interaction with visiting scholars
   and U.S. faculty who have incorporated international content into their
   courses.

How to Apply

At this time, we are simply collecting statements of interest from
qualified universities. The Statement of Interest should include the
information requested at the bottom of this document be sent to Andrew
Segars at <segars(a)americancouncils.org> or Kevin Spensley at
<spensley(a)americancouncils.org>.  For additional information about this
opportunity, please contact Andrew Segars or Kevin Spensley at
202-833-7522.

The American Councils

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is an
international not-for-profit organization leading the development and
exchange of knowledge between the US, Central Asia, Eurasia, and the
Balkans.  American Councils has a strong track record of successfully
administering international exchange programs.  We are committed to
fostering independence and democratic development by advancing education
and research, cultivating leadership, and empowering individuals and
institutions through learning.  In addition, American Councils has had a
strong presence in Uzbekistan since 1993, with offices in Tashkent,
Bukhara, Namangan, Nukus, and Samarkand; and strong relationships with
various governmental bodies, non-governmental organizations, and
universities in Uzbekistan.  For more information, please see our
website at <http://www.americancouncils.org/>.

Uzbekistan Educational Partnerships Program in Cultural and Comparative
Religious Studies

Statement of Interest

Please send the brief information requested below, preferably on
university letterhead, to Andrew Segars at <segars(a)americancouncils.org>
or Kevin Spensley at <spensley(a)americancouncils.org> no later than March
17, 2003.

 * Name of Institution:
 * Name of University:
 * Name of Department:
 * Main Contact Person (Name, title, telephone, email, postal address of
   project director at university):

Key areas of expertise at your department or university that are
relevant to goals of partnership program:

Names and titles of key faculty in department or at university who are
likely to work on this project:

Language Resources.  List languages spoken by key faculty who are
likely to work on project.  Of particular significance are Uzbek,
Russian, Tajik, and Arabic.

Additional Information about your department or interest in project
(not required but welcome).

If awarded the grant, we are interested in working with American
Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS on the Uzbekistan
Educational Partnerships Program in Cultural and Comparative Religious
Studies.

________________
Signature

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
email: <segars(a)americancouncils.org>
website: <www.americancouncils.org>

GRANT- Faculty Development Fellowship Program 2004, Open Society Institute

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


Faculty Development Fellowship Program 2004

The Open Society Institute is pleased to announce the Faculty Development
Fellowship Program for Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.  Each award recipient will spend one semester at
a university in the United States and return home to resume teaching.
Renewals for up to two additional years are possible.

The program seeks to encourage pursuit of academic careers by outstanding
junior faculty; generate innovative approaches to curricular and pedagogical
reform in the countries served; support the development of regional and
international institutional partnerships and collaborative projects.

Criteria

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1) Currently hold a full-time teaching position in the field of art
history, cultural anthropology, history, philosophy, political science,
religion, or sociology at an accredited university in Azerbaijan, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, or Uzbekistan.

2) Have an excellent academic record.

3) Possess strong written and spoken English language abilities.

4) Hold an advanced degree (minimum: five-year diploma) from a
recognized institution of higher education.

5) Able to begin the program in January 2004 and continue through May
2005.

6) Have approval of home institution rector or vice-rector to be
absent January-May 2004 and January-May 2005.

7) No more than 40 years old at time of application deadline.

8) Citizen and/or permanent resident of Azerbaijan, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, or Uzbekistan.

The following are ineligible:

1) Teachers of hard sciences such as, but not limited to, engineering,
computer sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, medical sciences, or
informatics.

2) Teachers of English as a foreign language.

3) Persons married to a US citizen.

4) Persons enrolled in a US academic program.

5) Persons earning a salary or living in the United States.

6) Persons who have spent three or more consecutive months outside of
home country since January 2002.

Selection

Selection is based on academic and professional merit, professional
aptitude, leadership potential, commitment to improving the teaching of
humanities in home institution, long-term commitment to a career in higher
education in home country, and English language ability.

All applicants who meet the basic eligibility requirements will be required
to take the Institutional Test of English as a Foreign Language.  Please
note that this test is not an official TOEFL and the score cannot be used
for any other purposes than this program.  Those with a minimum score of 500
will be considered for semifinalists status; however, a 500 on the test does
not guarantee semifinalist status.  Semifinalists will be invited for an
in-country interview.  Assistance is available to help cover the cost of
transportation to and from the testing and interviewing site.

Applications, interview evaluations, and exam results will be considered by
a committee that will recommend finalists to participating universities. US
universities and departments determine final placement.  Applicants cannot
select their own placements.  However, applicants are encouraged to provide
information regarding potential placement if the applicant has a preexisting
relationship with a US university or faculty.

Financial Terms

Fellowships will cover the following costs: monthly living stipend while in
the United States, academic materials, professional development support,
economy airfare, major medical insurance, pre-departure orientation, and
participation in annual meetings in the United States with other grantees.
No support for dependents will be provided.

Visa Sponsorship

Participants will enter the United States under J-1 visa sponsorship.  They
are expected to comply with all visa regulations and are subject to a
two-year home residency requirement upon completion of the program.

Participant Responsibilities

US Component: Grantees will be assigned faculty mentors and will be expected
to participate in the classroom as well as assist the professor with
class-related tasks.  The program is focused on learning alternative
approaches to teaching and developing appropriate curricula for the home
institution.  Ideally, grantees will also absorb other aspects of US higher
education such as administrative structures and student-related services
which may be applicable to the home institution.  It is expected that some
mechanism for on-line connectivity between home/host departments will be
established by the grantees. Grantees are also expected to develop course
plans and related materials for new courses.

Home country component: During the home semester and summer, grantees will
be expected to maintain contact with their US mentor and develop plans for
sustaining that relationship.  They will be expected to test teaching
methods and course material developed while in the United States.  It is
expected that grantees will share information and resources with colleagues
and home institution administrators.  OSI staff will work with grantees to
ensure that grantees are fully cognizant of other initiatives in higher
education reform to which they can contribute and use to further their
professional goals.

Instructions for Applying

1. Read all instructions and information carefully.

2. All forms in the application are to be completed in English and must be
typed or hand printed in black ink.

3. Answer every question completely and carefully.  Please use the space
provided for your responses.

4. The application must be accompanied by the following items:

 * at least two recommendations in sealed envelopes

 * application essays

 * a letter from the home university rector or vice-rector (see details
   in the application)

 * certified transcripts in the native language

 * certified English translations of transcripts

 * Curriculum Vitae (c.v.) in English outlining academic degrees and
   awards, publications, and work history

5. Submit one original copy of the application and all supporting documents
and one photocopy of the application and supporting documents.

Deadline: April 10, 2003

Return the completed application to the appropriate address on or before
this date.  Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

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

You also can find application form in attached file.

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

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