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FELLOWSHIP- Caucasus Research Resource Centers 2006 Fellowship Program

Posted by: Tatevik Hovhannisyan <tatevik(a)eurasia.am>
Posted: 20 Jan 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Caucasus Research Resource Centers 2006 Fellowship Program

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers
Launch the 2006 Fellowship Program

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - The Caucasus Research Resource Centers 
(CRRC) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2006 Fellowship Program, a 
program designed to support outstanding researchers from the South Caucasus 
interested in pursuing original policy-oriented research.

Under the first Fellowship Program in 2005, 45 grants were awarded to 
scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to conduct research on current 
topics related to economics, social sciences, demography and policy - such 
as health, environment, migration trends, living standards, and the current 
political environment in the South Caucasus.

This year, the 2006 CRRC Fellowship Program encourages qualified individuals 
to conduct research projects that address critical social or economic issues 
pertaining to the South Caucasus. This year, the program will award research 
grants to local researchers for a maximum amount of $3,500, some of which 
are targeted to analyze CRRC's Data Initiative survey results.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the centers indicated below 
for further information on application procedures. The application deadline 
is Thursdsay, February 23, 2006 at 17:00 GMT.

Established in 2003, the Caucasus Research Resource Centers are supported by 
a partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Eurasia 
Foundation.  The centers form a network of resource and training centers 
located in the capitals of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.  The CRRC 
mandate is to strengthen social science research and public policy analysis 
in the South Caucasus offering scholars and practitioners stable 
opportunities for integrated research, training and collaboration.

For further information on CRRC, please visit our website at 
www.crrccenters.org.

Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) is a network of research and 
training facilities located in the capitals of Armenia, Azerbaijan and 
Georgia. CRRC is a program implemented and managed by the Eurasia Foundation 
with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Privately 
managed with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and 
other donors, the Eurasia Foundation has made more than 7,500 grants 
totaling over $153 million in 12 countries of the former Soviet Union since 
1993.  For more information, please visit www.eurasia.org. For more 
information on CRRC activities, and a complete list of our independent 
advisory committee members, please contact:

CRRC Armenia:

Ms. Heghine Manasyan
52 Abovyan Street, 3rd Floor
Yerevan 375025
Armenia
Tel/Fax: +374 (1) 58-13-30, 58-14-50
E-mail: crrc(a)crrc.am

CRRC Azerbaijan:

Mr. Michael Choe
67 Fizuli Street, 6th floor
Baku 370014
Azerbaijan
Tel: +994 (12) 93-53-21
Fax: +994 (12) 98-54-29
E-mail: crrc(a)crrc.az

CRRC Georgia:

Mr. Levan Tarkhnishvili
45 Chavchavadze Avenue, 3rd Floor
Tbilisi 0179
Georgia
Tel/Fax: +995 (32) 94-24-51, 91-24-92
E-mail: crrc(a)crrc.ge

GRANT- US Embassy Policy Specialist Program, IREX, Deadline March 1, 2006

Posted by: Amy Schulz <aschulz(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Jan 2006


GRANT- US Embassy Policy Specialist Program, IREX, Deadline March 1, 2006

US Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2006

Application materials for the 2006-2007 US Embassy Policy Specialist Program 
(EPS) are available for download or completion online at 
http://www.irex.org/programs/eps/application.asp. The application deadline 
is March 1, 2006.

EPS Program Information

The US Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS) offers US senior scholars an 
opportunity to conduct research abroad while serving as experts to a US 
embassy or consulate. Successful applicants will demonstrate how their 
experience, skills, and knowledge will benefit US Embassy personnel, as well 
as the academic merit and feasibility of their proposed research.

Grantees will serve the embassy or consulate and conduct their own research 
for approximately one month. Grant length and dates will be decided upon in 
consultation with the specific embassy or consulate.  Examples of embassy 
service can include attending meetings, giving lectures, writing policy 
papers, assisting with grant panels, and consulting with embassy policy staff.

This year, EPS is accepting applications in the following fields and countries:

Chisinau, Moldova

 - Banking (specifically lending, mortgages, agricultural financing, 
   financial instruments)
 - Public debt management
 - Energy regulation

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 - Tajik Diaspora and narcotics trafficking
 - Study of the "Black Market" and the market economy
 - Islam in Tajikistan
 - Economic impact of narcotics trafficking
 - Migration trends
 - Economic and political integration of Central Asia
 - Family survival strategies in extreme poverty

Ekaterinburg, Russia

 - Economic diversification (from a public policy angle, specifically how 
   different regions in the United States have reoriented their economies)
 - NGO development (focus on organizational methods and encouraging 
   community involvement)
 - Higher education media program development

The EPS grantee will be hosted by the US consulate in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Financial Provisions

The grant covers travel and living expenses, including:

 - Roundtrip airfare from the United States to the host country
 - Stipend to cover in-country costs for meals, lodging, and local 
   transportation
 - Visa expenses
 - Medical evacuation insurance

Please visit the IREX EPS website for eligibility requirements and more 
information at http://www.irex.org/programs/eps/index.asp.

For more information about the program and application details, contact 
eps(a)irex.org.

GRANT- IREX Short-Term Travel Grants, Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2006

Posted by: Amy Schulz <aschulz(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Jan 2006


GRANT- IREX Short-Term Travel Grants, Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2006

Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program Application

Deadline: February 1, 2006

Both online application and paper application materials may be found at the 
STG website at www.irex.org/programs/stg/application.asp or requested from 
IREX.

STG provides fellowships for up to eight weeks to US postdoctoral scholars 
and holders of other professional terminal graduate degrees for independent 
or collaborative research projects in Europe and Eurasia.  The maximum 
amount of an STG is $5,000. Applicants must demonstrate how their research 
will make a substantive contribution to knowledge of the contemporary 
political, economic, historical, or cultural developments in the region and 
how such knowledge is relevant to US foreign policy.

Countries Eligible for Research:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, 
Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, 
Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, 
and Uzbekistan

Limited funding is also available for: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Grant Provisions:

Grants up to $5,000 cover:

 - Round-trip airfare from the United States to the host country.
 - Stipend to cover in-country costs for meals, lodging, and local 
   transportation.
 - Miscellaneous travel and research expenses directly related to the 
   project (including but not limited to in-country travel and photocopying) 
   and deemed to be appropriate by the selection committee and IREX.
 - Grantees will be required to submit both a final and research report upon 
   completion of the grant. Two hundred dollars will be withheld from the 
   stipend amount until the reports are received.
 - Medical evacuation insurance will be provided by IREX at no cost to the 
   grantee.

For more information on this program, visit www.irex.org/programs/stg/ or 
contact IREX via e-mail at stg(a)irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188.

The STG Program is funded by the United States Department of State
(Title VIII Program) and administered by IREX.

FELLOWSHIP- 2007 Faculty Development Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Larissa Strashko <LStrashko(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 12 Jan 2006


FELLOWSHIP- 2007 Faculty Development Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Announcing the 2007 Faculty Development Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2006

The Open Society Institute, Network Scholarship Programs, is pleased to 
announce the 2007 Faculty Development Fellowship Program for Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The 
program is designed to enhance the academic careers of outstanding full-time 
junior faculty teaching American Studies, Art History, Cultural 
Anthropology, History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, or 
Sociology at an accredited university in participating countries. Awards 
will support up to three non-consecutive semesters at a US university where 
the grantees will create innovative approaches to reform in their fields of 
specialization, and develop regional and international institutional 
partnerships. Approximately 15 awards will be granted in 2007.

For an application and more information please visit the program web site:

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/facult_scholarships
/guidelines

Applications are now being accepted at local Soros offices and affiliates in 
the respective countries.

FELLOWSHIP- Central European University Visiting Research Fellowship

Posted by: Serge Sych <Sychs(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 11 Jan 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Central European University Visiting Research Fellowship

The Special Projects Office of Central European University announces the 
opening of the competition for Visiting Research Fellowship 2006-2007 for 
teachers and researchers holding a PhD Degree or equivalent and working in 
Central and Eastern Europe (except EU), former Soviet Union and Mongolia.

More detailed information about the program, the application forms, etc., is 
available at http://www.ceu.hu/sep/spo/fellowships.html.

The application deadline is May 15, 2006.

Leila Tanayeva
Program Coordinator
Special Projects Office
Central European University
Nador u. 9, H-1051
Budapest
Hungary

Tel: (+36 1) 327-3000/2094
Fax: (+36 1) 327-3190

DEADLINE REMINDER- ACTR/ACCELS Funding for Research in Eurasia, Deadline Jan. 15

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 9 Jan 2006


DEADLINE REMINDER- ACTR/ACCELS Funding for Research in Eurasia, Deadline Jan 15

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is accepting 
applications for the following Fall 2006 and Academic Year 2006-2007 
fellowship programs with January 15, 2006 deadlines:

Please note, the application deadline for Summer 2006 programs was October 
1; however, American Councils will accept applications for summer 
fellowships until January 15.

Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship:

Provides grants of up to $35,000 for field research on policy-relevant 
topics in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a 
policy-relevant field and have sufficient language-ability to carry out 
proposed research.  Scholars must conduct research for at least four months 
in the field.  Full and partial fellowships are available for U.S. 
researchers through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title 
VIII) grant support.

Title VIII Research Scholar Program:

Provides full support for three to nine-month research trips to Russia, 
Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. 
Fellowships include round-trip international travel, housing, living 
stipends, visas, insurance, affiliation fees, archive access, research 
advising, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate 
students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Full and partial fellowships 
are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title 
VIII) grant support.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:

Provides full support for research and approximately ten hours per week of 
advanced language instruction for three to nine months in Russia, Central 
Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova.  Fellowships 
include round-trip international travel, housing, tuition, living stipends, 
visas, insurance, affiliation fees, archive access, research advising, and 
logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, 
post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Full and partial fellowships are 
available for research and/or language study through American Councils from 
U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant support.

For more information and an application, contact:

Outbound Programs, American Councils for International Education:

ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Tel: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound(a)americancouncils.org
Website: www.americancouncils.org

DEADLINE REMINDER- SSRC Eurasia Program Teaching Fellowship, Jan. 24 Deadline

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 4 Jan 2006


DEADLINE REMINDER- SSRC Eurasia Program Teaching Fellowship, Jan. 24 Deadline

SSRC Eurasia Program
2006 Teaching Fellowship Competition

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is 
currently offering a Teaching Fellowship for the 2006-2007 academic year. 
This fellowship is intended to provide support for faculty members wishing 
to create and implement significantly revised or wholly new university 
courses on or related to the New States of Eurasia, the Soviet Union, and/or 
the Russian Empire, regardless of the applicant's discipline within the 
social sciences or humanities. 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).

Online applications and supporting materials are now available on the SSRC 
website at www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia.

The electronic application submission deadline is January 24, 2006 at 9:00 
p.m. EST.

All 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 annual 
dissertation development workshops, training seminars, institutional grants, 
and other events.

Deadline: January 24, 2006 9:00 PM EST

Eurasia Program Fellowships
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Ave 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
USA
Phone: 212-377-2700
Fax: 212-377-2727

FELLOWSHIP- The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs Prog., Seattle, WA

Posted by: Sarah Snyder <ssnyder(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 20 Dec 2005


FELLOWSHIP- The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs Prog., Seattle, WA

"The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs" Program
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Note: All application materials due by January 16, 2006

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) invites recent master's degree 
recipients to apply for NBR's Next Generation Leadership program, a new 
year-long fellowship that focuses on bridging the gap between scholarship 
and policymaking. The fellowship will be based at NBR's headquarters in 
Seattle. Fellows will collaborate with leading scholars to publish research 
and share their findings with the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

The Next Generation Leadership program will break new ground by mentoring 
and immersing young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields and 
interests in the skills and the practice of bridging the gap between 
scholarship and policy. Each fellow will receive a fellowship award, as well 
as travel and research-related expenses.

Application deadline is January 16, 2006. Fellowships begin June 5, 2006. 
For further information and application materials please visit 
http://www.nbr.org/NextGeneration

Please forward and post the full-text announcement available at 
http://nbr.org/nextgeneration/announcement.pdf. Thank you for sharing this 
with relevant colleagues and students.

Daniel B. Wright, Ph.D.
Director, Next Generation Leadership Program Director, Washington, DC Office
The National Bureau of Asian Research
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Suite 305
Washington, D.C. 20004
USA
Tel: 202.347.9767
Fax: 202.347.9766
E-mail: dwright(a)nbr.org
Web: http://www.nbr.org

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Doctoral, Postdoc Positions, Max Planck Inst., Germany

Posted by: Peter Finke <finke(a)eth.mpg.de>
Posted: 19 Dec 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Doctoral, Postdoc Positions, Max Planck Inst., Germany

Our Institute has the opportunity to fill the following positions:

 - a researcher (TVoD - formerly BAT-O)
 - PhD Grants
 - Postdoctoral Grants

Research Group 'Integration and Conflict in Central Asia'

The positions are to be awarded in the context of a new research group on 
Central Asia within the Department I 'Integration and Conflict'. In line 
with the overall agenda of the Department, the research group deals with 
processes of identification and differentiation among individual and 
collective actors and the way they are integrated into social systems. 
Particular emphasis is given to identification as a decision-making process 
at the individual and supra-individual level.  Further background 
information concerning these projects and our Department can be found on our 
homepage: http://www.eth.mpg.de.

The TVoD Position is for three years (with the possibility of a two-year 
extension). This position is open to scientists who have completed their 
doctorate within the last ten years.

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

The Postdoctoral Grants are for two years (a one-year extension is possible 
for foreigners). Postdoctoral Grants can only be awarded to scientists who 
have received their doctorate within the last ten years.  The grants are not 
taxed and are free from social security stipulations.  Applicants should 
have an anthropological background and field experience in Central Asia. 
Communication skills with good written and spoken English are required. 
Other language requirements will depend on the research project proposed.

The Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in 
under-represented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by 
women. Individuals with disabilities will be given priority, assuming equal 
qualifications.

Applications should include the standard documentation and a project resume.

I) Standard documentation includes:

 - a cover letter
 - a CV including a list of publications
 - a project resume (two to five pages; two alternative ideas may also be 
   considered)
 - photocopies of university degrees
 - names of 2-3 referees, whom Prof. Schlee and Dr. Finke may contact

II) There is no application form to be filled out.

III) Applications may be submitted by email.

Final selection will be made following interviews in spring 2006. Please 
send applications to the following address:

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

Or email to: wagenbrett(a)eth.mpg.de.

Informal enquiries concerning the project may be directed to Dr. Peter Finke 
(finke(a)eth.mpg.de).

Dr. Peter Finke
Associate Professor (W2)/
Head of Research Group "Integration and Conflict in Central Asia"
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle/Saale
Germany
Tel: +49 345 2927 113
Fax: +49 345 2927 102
Email: finke(a)eth.mpg.de

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Central Eurasia Project 2006 Grantmaking Initiatives

Posted by: Anu Kangaspunta <akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 14 Dec 2005


CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Central Eurasia Project 2006 Grantmaking Initiatives

Call for proposals

Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute

December, 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 2006 include the following areas:

 - Improving the effectiveness of human rights work in the region and 
   fostering accountability for human rights violations (please note that 
   Central Eurasia Project usually does not fund training seminars or other 
   training activities) ;
 - Aiding labor migrants from and within the region, and promoting policies 
   that protect the rights interests of labor migrants;
 - Enabling local and international activists to address human rights and 
   other abuses associated with the region's cotton economy and the 
   counternarcotics policies in the region;
 - Combating and addressing the consequences of torture.

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 alone 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/guidelines.

Grants applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year 
and will be considered for funding three times during 2006 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 at the Central 
Eurasia Project at the address listed below.

Final Applications Due

CEP Consideration Date

February 1, 2006
March 3, 2006
April 8, 2006
June 2, 2006
August 11, 2006
October 6, 2006

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

FELLOWSHIP- The Josephine De Karman Fellowship, Deadline January 31, 2006

Posted by: Bek-Myrza Tokotegin <tokotegin(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 13 Dec 2005


FELLOWSHIP- The Josephine De Karman Fellowship, Deadline January 31, 2006

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late 
Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and 
first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California 
Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away 
in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist 
students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman's high 
standards.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Qualifications
2006-2007

Web: http://www.dekarman.org/Default.htm

Complete applications, including transcripts of applicant's scholarship 
records and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the 
Fellowship Committee postmarked no later than midnight, January 31, 2006. 
Late applications will not be considered.  Announcement of awards will be 
made approximately April 15, 2006.

Number and Stipend:

A minimum of ten (10) fellowships, $16,000 for graduate students or $8,000 
for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year 
(fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system 
prevails) paid through the office of the university in which the candidate 
will be enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out 
only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this 
country.

Tenure:

Fellowship is for one (1) academic year. May not be renewed or postponed.

Eligibility:

Students in any discipline entering Senior Undergraduate year or a candidate 
for a PhD who will defend his/her dissertation by June, 2007. Post-doctoral 
students are not eligible for consideration.

Applicants should have manifested exceptional ability and serious purpose.  
Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Open to foreign students already enrolled in a university located in the 
United States.

Additional Information of Interest to Applicants:

1. Students who are not citizens of the United States may apply for 
   Josephine de Karman Fellowships if they are already enrolled in a
university 
   located in the United States and if they will be in the United States by
the 
   July preceding the Fall Semester of the academic year for which they have 
   enrolled.

2. No funds of the Josephine de Karman Trust may be paid for travel expense.

3. These fellowships will be paid through the office of the university in 
   which the successful candidates will be enrolled for study in the United 
   States. One half will be paid in September, and one half will be paid the 
   following February.

4. The names, universities, and departments (and dissertation titles of 
   Ph.D. candidates) of Josephine De Karman Fellowship awardees may be 
   published on the Dekarman.org website.

5. Fellowship awardees are required to submit a 1-2 page report on their 
   achievements as a result of having held a de Karman fellowship by the 
   December following completion of their fellowship year (i.e., by December 
   31, 2007 for fellows in the 2006-2007 cycle). This will normally take the 
   form of a letter addressed to the Josephine de Karman Fellowship Committee, 
   c/o the Trust's Secretary. Graduate student awardees are asked to include 
   with this letter an up to date abstract of their dissertation.

Contact: Judy McClain, Secretary
P.O. Box 3389
San Dimas, CA 91773
USA
Tel: (909) 592-0607

Web: http://www.dekarman.org/Default.htm

DEADLINE REMINDER- Special Initiatives Research Fellowship, Jan. 15 Deadline

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 13 Dec 2005


DEADLINE REMINDER- Special Initiatives Research Fellowship, Jan. 15 Deadline

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Initiatives Research Fellowship, available through American 
Councils, offers post-doctoral scholars and faculty up to $35,000 for 
field-based, policy-relevant research in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.  Applicants 
may apply to conduct research in more than one country, but must plan to 
spend at least four months in the region overall. Fellows must submit final 
reports describing their research accomplishments roughly one-month after 
the completion of their awards.

In addition to financial support, the American Councils Special Initiatives 
Fellowships provide visas, international travel, and insurance. American 
Councils regional offices located throughout Central Asia and the South 
Caucasus provide ongoing logistical support -including assistance with visa 
registration, housing, and medical care -to U.S. scholars in the field.

Eligibility: Applicants to the Special Initiatives Fellowship must:

 - Hold a Ph.D. in a policy relevant field
 - Possess sufficient language ability to carry out their proposed research
 - Plan to spend at least four months conducting research in the region

 - Plan to begin their projects no later than December 31, 2006 if applying 
   on the January 15, 2006 deadline (fall and academic year programs)
 - Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Applications for Fall 2006 and Academic Year 2006-2007 programs are due on 
January 15, 2006.

For more information contact:

Outbound Programs/ Title VIII Research Scholars
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound(a)americancouncils.org
Website: www.americancouncils.org

FELLOWSHIP- The Harriman Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Posted by: Barbara Singleton <bs18(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 12 Dec 2005


FELLOWSHIP- The Harriman Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Harriman Institute invites applications for post-doctoral support from 
junior scholars in all disciplines. The post-doctoral fellowship is intended 
primarily to support the re-crafting of a dissertation for book publication. 
 The principal requirement is academic excellence and the prospect that a 
dissertation, when it appears as a book, will make a significant 
contribution to the study of Russia, Eurasia, East Central Europe, or 
Post-Communism.

A portion of the awards will be reserved for scholars whose work is 
particularly appropriate to the annual core research program featured by the 
Institute. For the academic year 2006-2007 the focus will be on the "Social 
and Political Contexts of Economic Transformation in Post-Socialism." In 
this case, the overall project will convene a group of scholars to study the 
social, institutional and cultural context of economic transformation in 
Russia and Eastern Europe. It is expected that scholars will, from different 
perspectives, investigate how rapid political and economic reforms in the 
first years of post-socialism led to the emergence of powerful economic 
actors, well-connected politicians, and fluid and contested institutions.  
Those leading the project (David Stark, Timothy Frye, and Alexander Cooley) 
are especially interested in forms of network analysis as well as empirical 
research on institutions. The expected payoff is a broad cross-pollination 
of knowledge about rules-based structures and relational ties.

Postdoctoral awards are normally for one academic year, although in some 
cases the support can be for one semester. They require that the recipient 
be in residence at Columbia. While at Columbia, postdoctoral fellows are 
encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute, but 
have no obligations beyond making progress with their own projects. All 
fellows have access to the Institute's reading room, archives, lectures, and 
discussions as well as the resources within the Columbia library system.  
Although the Institute's space is limited, it does accommodate postdoctoral 
fellows with desk areas.

Eligibility is restricted to those applicants who have received the Ph.D. 
within the five years prior to the fellowship period for which they are 
applying. All candidates must have successfully defended their dissertations 
prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

To apply, candidates should send the following materials to the Fellowship 
Committee, c/o Barbara Singleton, at the address below, by January 2 
(fellowships begin the following September):

 - A research plan outlining how the scholar's time will be spent at the 
   Institute
 - A curriculum vitae
 - A substantial portion of the applicant's dissertation (one or two 
   chapters, or an abstract of the dissertation)

In addition, the applicant should have three letters of recommendation sent 
to the Fellowship Committee of the Harriman Institute. Applicants will be 
notified in a timely manner.

420 West 118th Street
12th Floor MC 3345
New York, NY 10027
USA
Tel: 212.854.4623
Fax: 212.666.3481
E-mail: Barbara Singleton <bs18(a)columbia.edu>

FELLOWSHIPS- Humanities and Study of Culture Program, Johns Hopkins University

Posted by: Sharon Trader <Sharon.Trader.strader1(a)jhu.edu>
Posted: 7 Dec 2005


FELLOWSHIPS- Humanities & Study of Culture Program, Johns Hopkins University

For information, please contact Sharon Trader strader1(a)jhu.edu

Children Negotiating the Everyday in the Geography of Violence

Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Six Research Fellows

A Project under the Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships in the 
Humanities and Study of Culture Program, at Johns Hopkins University

The Child on the Wing is a project of the Department of Anthropology at the 
Johns Hopkins University, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation Resident 
Fellowships in the Humanities and the Study of Culture Program. The project 
focuses on the mobile trajectories of children's lives under conditions of 
ongoing political violence and economic uncertainty.

There will be a workshop in October of the Fall Semester of the academic 
year 2006-2007 in which we shall discuss the moral creativity of children 
through such practices as storytelling, artistic creation and the creation 
of self through engagement with the social institutions in their local worlds.

Abstracts of 250 words are invited along with the a CV and a writing sample 
from applicants to take up fellowships for a one-week residence at Johns 
Hopkins University that will culminate in the workshop described above.  
There will be intensive dialogue and discussions during that week.

Applicants should be at least three years beyond receipt of the PhD or have 
three years of experience with NGOs or policy making. The fellowship 
includes support for travel and accommodation.

Application deadline: February 15, 2006

For information, please contact:

Veena Das/Pamela Reynolds, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins 
University, 404 Macaulay Hall, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 
21218, USA. Tel: (410) 516.7272 Fax: (410) 516.6080, or email our 
administrator, Sharon Trader, strader1(a)jhu.edu

The Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, 
color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, 
disability, marital status, or veteran status in any student program or 
activity administered by the university or with regard to admission or 
employment. Defense department discrimination in ROTC programs on the basis 
of sexual orientation conflicts with this university policy. The university 
is committed to encouraging a change in the defense department policy.  
Questions regarding Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 should be referred to 
the office of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs, N-710 Wyman 
Park Bldg, Homewood Campus, 410-516-8075; TTY 410-516-6225.

FELLOWSHIP- Returning Scholars Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Phillip Watkins <pwatkins(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 5 Dec 2005


FELLOWSHIP- Returning Scholars Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Academic Fellowship Program
2006-2007
Returning Scholars Fellowship Program

For complete information, please visit:

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/afp

The Returning Scholars Fellowship Program (RSFP) invites applications from 
talented scholars who seek university positions and academic careers in 
their home countries after studying abroad. The program is open to citizens 
of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, 
Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and 
Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

The program welcomes scholars from these countries who have received (or 
will receive by September 2006) a postgraduate degree from a 
Western-accredited university in anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender 
studies, economics, history, political science, international relations, 
psychology, public administration, philosophy, social work, sociology, human 
rights & public law, or journalism/media studies.

RSFP helps universities in the region retain promising young scholars, who 
are essential to the revitalization of departments and to the sustainability 
of higher education reforms.  The program represents part of a conscious 
strategy to combat "brain drain" by offering financial, institutional and 
professional development support, as well as further opportunities as 
program alumni.

A list of current Academic Fellowship Program partner departments can be 
found on our website.  The list is subject to change in the 2006-07 academic 
year, and applicants are advised to explore placement possibilities with 
their respective Region Manager or Country Coordinator.

Fellowships include a monthly stipend and various allowances, in addition to 
the opportunity to participate in departmental and professional development 
projects.

Applications deadline:  February 15, 2006.

Applications may be accepted after the deadline if fellowships remain 
unfilled. Fellowships begin in August or September 2006 and normally last 
one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

Academic Fellowship Program
Higher Education Support Program
Open Society Institute
Nador utca 11
H-1051, Budapest
Hungary
Tel: 36-1-235 6160
Fax: 36-1- 411 44 01
E-mail: afp(a)osi.hu

FELLOWSHIP- International Scholars Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Phillip Watkins <pwatkins(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 5 Dec 2005


FELLOWSHIP- International Scholars Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Open Society Institute
Academic Fellowship Program
2006-2007
International Scholars Fellowship Program

For complete information, please visit:

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/afp

The International Scholars Fellowship Program invites highly-qualified 
scholars in the social sciences and humanities to teach and/or consult at 
selected university departments in South Eastern Europe, parts of the former 
Soviet Union, and Mongolia.

The program welcomes applications from scholars holding PhDs in 
anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender studies, economics, history, 
political science, international relations, psychology, public 

administration, philosophy, social work, sociology, human rights & public 
law, and journalism/media studies.

Candidates apply to teach outside their country of citizenship and must hold 
a PhD from a Western-accredited university.   The Academic Fellowship 
Program (AFP) operates in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, 
Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

The program offers two options:

Resident International Scholars live in the host country and teach courses 
for one academic year at partner universities. Fellows also work on a 
variety of projects within their host departments, and benefit from the 
diverse academic network connecting AFP program countries.

Nonresident International Scholars share their expertise with host 
departments on a consulting basis, visiting the institution for several 
short consultations and remaining in contact for mentoring and advice 
between visits.  Nonresident fellows are senior or well-established 
academics; recent PhD recipients will not be considered.

Fellowships generally include a stipend, transportation, and accommodation.  
Resident fellows also receive health insurance and various other allowances.

Application deadline: February 15, 2006.

Applications may be accepted after the deadline if fellowships remain 
unfilled.  Fellowships begin in August or September 2006 and normally last 
one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.


For further information contact our office:

Academic Fellowship Program
Higher Education Support Program
Open Society Institute
Nador utca 11
H-1051, Budapest
Hungary
Tel: 36-1-235 6160; Fax: 36-1- 411 44 01
Email: afp(a)osi.hu

FELLOWSHIP- The Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Posted by: Program on Law and Public Affairs <lapa(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 22 Nov 2005


FELLOWSHIP- The Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Web: http://www.princeton.edu/~lapa/

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) invites outstanding faculty, 
independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for appointments as 
fellows for the academic year 2006-07. Successful candidates will devote an 
academic year in residence at Princeton to research, discussions, and 
scholarly collaboration on topics broadly related to law and public affairs. 
Under exceptional circumstances, applications for only one semester in 
residence may be considered. We plan to name five or six general fellows. We 
will also name one Microsoft LAPA Fellow in Law, Property, and the Economic 
Organization of Society

LAPA is a joint venture of the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and 
International Affairs, the University Center for Human Values, and the 
Department of Politics. All LAPA fellows participate in various activities 
of the program, including faculty-graduate seminars, colloquia, and public 
lectures. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other 
activities throughout the University. Fellows devote the major portion of 
their time to research and writing on law and public affairs.

Some fellows also have the opportunity to teach in one of Princeton's 
graduate or undergraduate programs. Subject to the approval of the dean of 
the faculty, LAPA will sponsor courses that contribute to a liberal 
education in Princeton's undergraduate, graduate professional, or graduate 
research programs.

All applicants should have a doctorate or a professional postgraduate 
degree. The fellows program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but it 
does not support work toward the completion of a degree. Salaries vary 
according to individual circumstances but will not exceed a maximum that is 
set each fall. Fellows from academic institutions normally receive one-half 
their academic-year salaries for the appointment period.  Additional salary 
may be paid to fellows who teach a course.

The selection committee, made up of Princeton faculty associated with the 
program, evaluates applicants on the basis of (1) the quality of their 
achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit 
from the activities of the program; (2) the significance of their proposed 
contribution to the purposes of the program; and (3) the contribution they 
are likely to make in the future to legal scholarship and practice.

To apply, please submit the following:

1. A curriculum vitae.
2. A significant piece of written work such as an article or a book chapter 
(preferably something written during the last three years). Do not submit 
more than one piece.
3. A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing in detail the 
research project on which you plan to work while in residence at Princeton. 
The statement should describe the topic for your research and your proposal 
for addressing it. The statement should also address the importance of the 
proposed project within the context of your own past work (if relevant) and 
other scholarly work.
4. A second statement indicating whether you would like to teach a course.  
If so, the statement should include a brief description of the proposed 
course, a paragraph about how the course might be organized, and a sample 
reading list of books, articles, and/or cases. Typically, proposed courses 
should be seminars on a topic of normative and empirical significance in the 
broad area of law and public affairs. Subject to the approval of the dean of 
the faculty, LAPA will sponsor courses that contribute to a liberal 
education in Princeton's undergraduate, graduate professional, or graduate 
research programs.
5. A completed information summary form available in Web and Word format 
online at www.princeton.edu/~lapa or by request from the LAPA administrative 
office by e-mail (lapa(a)princeton.edu), telephone (609-258- 5626) or fax 
(609-258-0922).  6. A confidential statement on a separate sheet of paper 
indicating (1) your salary (not including summer research support) for the 
current academic year (September 1, 2005 to June 1, 2006), (2) financial 
support available to you from your home institution, other grantors, and any 
other sources during your time at Princeton, and (3) what support you are 
likely to need from the program.
7. Applicants must also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent 
directly to the office of the Program in Law and Public Affairs by the 
deadline.  All materials, including letters of reference, must be RECEIVED 
by Thursday, December 1, 2005. The Selection Committee begins reviewing 
applications immediately, and incomplete applications may be at a 
disadvantage. Completed applications should be sent by post, express mail 
service, or e-mail (faxes not accepted) to:

Program in Law and Public Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey 08544-1013
USA

If you have any questions, please contact our office by e-mail at 
lapa(a)princeton.edu or by phone at 609-258-5626.

For more information, visit our Web site at: www.princeton.edu/~lapa.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development 2006

Posted by: CDDRL Summer Fellows <ssfddadmin(a)stanford.edu>
Posted: 18 Nov 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy & Development 2006

Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development 2006

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at the 
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, 
California invites policy makers and activists from countries undergoing 
political, economic and social transitions to participate in its second 
annual summer fellows program on democracy, development, and the rule of law 
to be held July 31 - August 18, 2006 at Stanford University on its 
California campus.

This program offers a unique approach to studying the ways in which 
democratic institutions and institutions that foster economic development 
can be established and strengthened in varying country contexts.  In 
contrast to other programs of democracy promotion that seek to transfer 
ready made models to countries in transition, the Stanford Summer Fellows on 
Democracy and Development program provides a comparative perspective on the 
evolution of established democratic practices as well as a conceptual 
background into issues of democracy and good governance.  The curriculum 
draws on the combined expertise of Stanford scholars and practitioners in 
the fields of political science, economics, law, sociology, and business and 
emphasizes the links between theory and practice.

While traditional programs focus either on democratization, economic 
development, or the rule of law, the Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy 
and Development program endeavors to locate the points of interaction among 
these areas.  Ideas and learning flow two ways. Participants are exposed to 
the knowledge of Stanford faculty and, in turn, they bring their country and 
professional experiences into the seminars to help faculty and one another 
develop case-specific methodologies for addressing actual problems of 
democratic and economic development.

In 2005, the program's inaugural year, 32 policy-makers from 28 countries 
participated as Fellows.  Each week, instructors and fellows focused on a 
different theme - democracy, development, and rule of law, respectively - 
and studied the policy implications of the interrelations between the 
workings of political, economic, and legal institutions in theory and 
practice.  Discussions were led by Stanford faculty and scholars at the 
forefront of research at the junction of democratic advancement, economic 
growth, and issues surrounding the establishment of rule of law and human 
rights. Prominent leaders of research and development institutions and 
social movements, such as the National Endowment for Democracy, enhanced the 
weekly agenda. The daily seminars were complemented with field trips to 
local government institutions, NGOs, and business organizations.

Participants: Eligibility Criteria:

This program is aimed at early to mid-career policy-makers, academics, and 
leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade 
unions, non-governmental organizations, the media, business and professional 
associations) who will play important roles in their country's democratic, 
economic, and social development.  We anticipate recruiting a group of 25-30 
individuals dedicated to democracy and development promotion within their 
home countries (particularly in, but not limited to, the regions of the 
Middle East, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and other parts 
of the former Soviet Union).

Successful applicants will be proficient in spoken and written English and 
will have academic and practical credentials necessary to benefit fully from 
the course and actively contribute to programmatic discussions.  The ideal 
course participant will have extraordinary motivation, at least three to 
five years of experience in a relevant field of democratic development, and 
a keen interest in learning and sharing knowledge and experiences in 
transforming their respective countries.

CDDRL hopes that over time the participants in this annual program will form 
the core of a global network of public intellectuals and activists who are 
working on issues of democracy, development, and the rule of law.

Funding: Stanford will pay travel, accommodation, living expenses, and visa 
costs for the duration of the three-week program for a certain portion of 
applicants. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to supply some or all 
of their own funding from their current employers, international 
non-governmental organizations, etc.

Application procedures

Please follow the instruction for applying found at:
http://cddrl.stanford.edu/summerfellows/

In addition to the completed application form, you must provide at least two 
but no more than three letters of recommendation from people who know you in 
your capacity of a development worker.

Deadline: January 6, 2006

Request for information may be addressed to Ganka Hadjipetrova, SSFDD 
Program Coordinator, via e-mail at ssfddadmin(a)stanford.edu or via phone at 
(+1 650) 736-4277.

About CDDRL:

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at 
Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies 
(FSI) seeks to promote innovative and practical research to assist 
developing countries and transitioning societies in the design and 
implementation of policies to foster democracy, balanced and sustainable 
development, and the rule of law. Scholars affiliated with CDDRL explore how 
best to harmonize the pursuit of each of these goals in the interest of 
helping to produce states and societies that are freer, richer, more 
law-abiding, and more transparent.

The Center also supports specialized teaching, training, and outreach 
activities to assist countries struggling with problems of political, 
economic, and judicial reform, constitutional design, economic performance, 
and corruption to improve their prospects for success. An important 
dimension of the Center's work is the identification and cultivation of 
institutional arrangements at all levels of society to encourage greater 
responsibility and accountability in decision-making, both public and private.

The Center joins four other constituent centers of the Freeman Spogli 
Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and is founded in 
partnership with the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Graduate School 
of Business (GSB), and Stanford Law School.

GRANT- IREX Policy Connect Collaborative Grant Fellowship Program

Posted by: Lilly Dornic <ldornic(a)irex.org>
Posted: 27 Oct 2005


GRANT- IREX Policy Connect Collaborative Grant Fellowship Program

IREX is pleased to announce the 2006 competition of the Policy Connect 
Collaborative Fellowship (PC) Program. Policy-Connect provides fellowships 
to US scholars and professionals for overseas research on contemporary 
political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US 
foreign policy.  Fellowships support collaborative teams of two or three US 
scholars and professionals for up to 12 months.

Policy Connect applications and supporting materials are available on the 
IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/policy-connect/application.asp

Applications are now being accepted for the Policy Connect Fellowships.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2006

Eligibility:

Fellowships will be awarded to applicants and collaborators who hold a PhD 
or other professional graduate degree (MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, 
MD).

The countries eligible for research:

Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, 
Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro

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

Cross-regional: Countries of Eurasia (see above) and Algeria, Afghanistan, 
Bahrain, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, 
Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West 
Bank/Gaza, and Yemen

Grant Award: Up to $30,000

Duration: Up to 12 months

Questions may be addressed to the Policy Connect Program Staff at 202/628-8188.

You may find a list of all IREX International Fellowship opportunities on 
the website: http://www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

IREX, 2121 K Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
USA

DEADLINE REMINDER- 2006 IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities, Deadline Nov. 15

Posted by: Lilly Dornic <ldornic(a)irex.org>
Posted: 27 Oct 2005


DEADLINE REMINDER- 2006 IREX Indiv. Adv. Research Opportunities, Deadline
Nov. 15

International Fellowship Opportunities for Masters Students, Predoc, Postdoc 
and Professionals

2006 IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Fellowships

Application Deadline: November 15, 2005

IREX is pleased to announce the 2006 competition of the Individual Advanced 
Research Opportunities (IARO) Program.  The IARO Program provides 
fellowships to US students, scholars and professionals for overseas research 
on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments 
relevant to US foreign policy. Limited funding is also available for 
non-policy-relevant topics.

IARO applications and supporting materials are available on the IREX website 
at http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp

The Application Deadline Is November 15, 2005.

Fellowships will be awarded to Masters students, Predocs, Postdocs and 
Professionals with advanced degrees.

The countries eligible for research are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and 
Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Limited funding is also available for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Fellowships are also available for cross-regional research in Iran with one 
or more of the countries above.

IARO Fellowships cover travel expenses, housing costs and a stipend.  IARO 
is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program and 
the IREX Scholar Support Fund.


Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at IARO(a)IREX.org or by 
calling 202/628-8188.

You may find a list of all IREX International Fellowship opportunities on 
the website: http://www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp


IREX, 2121 K Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
USA
Tel: 202-628-8188

FELLOWSHIP- 2006-2007 NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship, Deadline Feb. 15

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 20 Oct 2005


FELLOWSHIP- 2006-2007 NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship, Deadline Feb. 15

National Endowment for the Humanities Grants for Collaborative Research in 
Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the National 
Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) are currently 
accepting applications for the 2006-2007 NEH Collaborative Humanities 
Fellowship.

Fellowships provide up to $40,000 for four to nine months of research in 
Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  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, 2006

For more information and applications contact:

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

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

FELLOWSHIP- NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program for 2006-2007

Posted by: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program <fellowships(a)ned.org>
Posted: 19 Oct 2005


FELLOWSHIP- NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program for 2006-2007

Fellowships at the National Endowment for Democracy

Application Deadline: November 1, 2005

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) welcomes applications to its 
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program for the 2006-2007 fellowship year. 
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 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 defray the cost of education for 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 Forum's 
Democracy Resource Center and Reagan-Fascell Research Consultancy Program.

Application:

For further details and instructions on how to apply, please download the 
"Information and Application Forms" booklet available 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 2006-2007 must be received no later than 
November 1, 2005. Notification of the competition outcome is in April 2006.

For questions, please contact:

Program Assistant, Fellowship Programs
National Endowment for Democracy
1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
USA
Tel.: (202) 293-0300
Fax: (202) 293-0258
E-mail: fellowships(a)ned.org
Web: www.ned.org

FELLOWSHIP- CERES Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Asian Affairs, Georgetown Univ.

Posted by: Andy Pino <pinoa(a)georgetown.edu>
Posted: 11 Oct 2005


FELLOWSHIP- CERES Postdoc Fellowship in Central Asian Affairs, Georgetown Univ.

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Asian Affairs

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES)
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Application Deadline: December 7, 2005

CERES invites applications for a postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Asian 
Affairs for the Fall and Spring semesters, 2006-07.  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 
2006-07 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 $40,000 and 
benefits.  Award is contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of 
Education.

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 111, Box 571031
Washington, DC 20057-1031
Website: http://ceres.georgetown.edu/
Phone: 202.687.6080

Deadline for applications: December 7, 2005

FELLOWSHIP- National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, Washington

Posted by: Tyler Zacharia <tzacharia(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 6 Oct 2005


FELLOWSHIP- National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, Washington

Fellowship Announcement

"The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs"
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is pleased to announce The Next 
Generation Leadership program, a new year-long fellowship for recent 
master's degree recipients that focuses on bridging the gap between 
scholarship and policymaking. The fellowship will be based at NBR's 
headquarters in Seattle. Fellows will collaborate with leading scholars to 
publish research and share their findings with the policymaking community in 
Washington, D.C.

The Next Generation Leadership program will break new ground by mentoring 
and immersing young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields and 
interests in the skills and the practice of bridging the gap between 
scholarship and policy. Each fellow will receive a fellowship award, as well 
as travel and research-related expenses.

Application deadline is January 16, 2006.

Fellowships begin June 5, 2006.

For further information and application materials please visit 
http://www.nbr.org/NextGeneration

FELLOWSHIP- John Smith Fellowship Programme 2006

Posted by: Emily Carr <emily.carr(a)britishlibrary.net>
Posted: 5 Oct 2005


FELLOWSHIP- John Smith Fellowship Programme 2006

The John Smith Fellowship Programme 2006

The John Smith Memorial Trust is currently seeking applications from 
potential candidates for its 2006 Fellowship Programme, to take place in 
June/July next year.

The Programme aims to strengthen and deepen democratic awareness and good 
governance through a 6-week study programme in the UK and placements that 
show the workings of democratic organisations and their role within a 
democratic society.

Applications for Fellowships are invited from:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

The Trust aims to recruit high-flying and influential young leaders who will 
make a substantial impact on the future development of their countries. The 
Fellowship Programme is open to political leaders, government or local 
government officials, journalists/media experts, lawyers and influential 
young leaders from civil society or the NGO sector. The "ideal" candidate 
will be aged 25-35, with a track record of concern for good governance and 
promoting democratic values.

Good written and spoken English is essential.

Further information about recruitment criteria, application details and 
deadlines can be obtained from the Trust's website:

http://www.johnsmithmemorialtrust.org/Web/Site/Programme/how_to_apply.asp

FELLOWSHIP- The 2006 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 4 Oct 2005


FELLOWSHIP- The 2006 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program

The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce a call 
for applications for the 2006 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program.

The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (MUSKIE) is funded by the 
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, 
and administered by IREX, the International Research & Exchanges Board. 
MUSKIE provides opportunities for Master's level study in the United States 
to citizens from the Newly Independent States of Eurasia.  Participants are 
selected through an open, merit-based competition.

Fellows will:

 - Enroll in fulltime academic coursework for up to two years
 - Create and implement a project during the first academic year that 
   benefits the local community
 - Take part in internships following academic coursework

The fellowship is fully funded and provides:

 - J-1 Visa Support
 - Round-trip airfare from fellow's home city in Eurasia to host institution 
   in the United States
 - Monthly stipend
 - Accident and sickness insurance
 - Tuition and mandatory university fees
 - Limited allowance for books
 - Pre-academic English language training (if necessary)
 - A wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities

Eligible Program Fields:

 - Business Administration
 - Economics
 - Education
 - Environmental Management
 - International Affairs
 - Journalism and Mass Communications
 - Law
 - Library and Information Science
 - Public Administration
 - Public Health
 - Public Policy

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, Monday, October 31, 2005.

Applications for the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program can be 
obtained and submitted by contacting local IREX field offices or 
representatives. Applications will also be available at Educational 
Information Centers (EIC) throughout Azerbaijan.

In addition, application materials for the 2006 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate 
Fellowship Program are available to download from 
http://www.irex.org/programs/muskie/application.asp

For additional information:

IREX Azerbaijan
183 Suleyman Rahimov St.
Baku, AZ 1014
Tel: 493-35-27
Fax: 493-38-64
E-mail: fareed(a)irex.az

FELLOWSHIP- Open Society Justice Initiative Resident Fellowship, Russia

Posted by: Rita Bakradze <rbakradze(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 26 Sep 2005


FELLOWSHIP- Open Society Justice Initiative Resident Fellowship, Russia

Resident Fellowship

Combating Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in Russia

Application Deadline: October 7, 2005

The Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of the Open 
Society Institute, is seeking a recent law graduate for a one-year 
fellowship (January - December 2006) developing and coordinating its 
anti-discrimination projects in the Russian Federation

The Justice Initiative Resident Fellowship 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. Other Justice Initiative 
resident fellows are currently in Mexico, Abuja and Moscow.

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 and may collaborate with staff in 
Budapest.

The Justice Initiative Russia fellow will have responsibility for:

1) Liaising with the Antidiscrimination Steering Committee ("SC"), a group 
of Russians NGOs that meets quarterly in Moscow, including:

a. attendance at SC meetings
b. defining/guiding their role
c. participation in any SC projects/activities-e.g., advocacy or law reform 
   work

2) Monitoring

a. Gathering information on current political and legislative developments 
   in Russia, through monitoring of the press and NGO publications
b. Staying abreast of OSI and international NGOs' work in Russia.

3) Project design/management

a. Working with existing partners in design and implementation of projects 
   gathering evidence for antidiscrimination cases
b. Exploration and development of new initiatives where appropriate

4) Litigation

a. Developing cases for the Russian or international courts in cooperation 
   with local partner organizations
b. Cooperating on existing litigation-participating in case investigations, 
   discussions of legal strategies, etc.

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.

The fellowship honorarium will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a letter explaining their interest in 
the position, an English writing sample and a curriculum vitae to Rita 
Bakradze (rbakradze(a)osi.hu) with 'Anti-Discrimination Fellowship' in the 
subject line.

Applications must be received by October 7, 2005.

For more information about the Open Society Justice Initiative, go to: 
www.justiceinitiative.org

FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 21 Sep 2005


FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program

American Councils Research Scholar Program

Application Deadline: Please note summer deadline changed to October 1, 
2005. Applications for spring and summer programs are due October 1; 
applications for fall and academic year programs are due January 15.

The American Councils Research Scholar program provides full support for 
graduate students, faculty, and post-doctoral scholars seeking to conduct 
research for three to nine months in Belarus, Central Asia, the South 
Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova. Scholars may apply for support for research 
in more than one country during a single trip, provided they intend to work 
in the field for a total of three to nine months.  Scholars seeking support 
for research and/or language study in the countries of Southeast Europe 
should apply to the Title VIII Research and Language Training Programs for 
Southeast Europe.

Award Components: The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships 
ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Typical awards include:

 - International airfare from the scholar's home to his/her host city overseas.
 - Academic affiliation at a leading local university.
 - Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in direct collaboration with 
   academic host institutions in order to facilitate archive access and 
   guarantee timely visa registration.
 - Housing in a university dormitory or with a local host family; American 
   Councils also provides informal assistance in locating apartments in some 
   cities.
 - A monthly living stipend.
 - Financial and logistical support for travel within the region as required 
   by research.
 - Health insurance of up to $50,000 per accident or illness.
 - Ongoing logistical support from American Councils offices throughout the 
   region, including in-country orientation programs and 24-hour emergency aid.

Application Requirements:

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply for the 
program. While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded 
research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better 
understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All 
applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it 
in anthropology, literature, history, international relations, political 
science, or some other field.

Applicants must submit research proposals in English and their proposed 
host-country language, curricula vitae in English and the host-country 
language, archive lists (if relevant) in English and the host-country 
language, a bibliography in English, an application form, a clear copy of 
the inside page of their passports, and two letters of recommendation from 
colleagues, professors, or other qualified persons who are familiar with the 
applicant's work. Research proposals must be two to three pages long, typed. 
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  All competitions 
for funding are open and merit based.

Applications for fall and academic year programs are due on January 15; 
applications for spring and summer programs are due October 1.

For more information contact:

Outbound Programs/ Title VIII Research Scholars
American Councils
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: outbound(a)americancouncils.org

FELLOWSHIP - 2006 IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities

Posted by: Wendy Amin <wamin(a)irex.org>
Posted: 21 Sep 2005


FELLOWSHIP - 2006 IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities

International Fellowship Opportunities for Masters Students, Predoc, Postdoc 
and Professionals

IREX is pleased to announce the 2006 competition of the Individual Advanced 
Research Opportunities (IARO) Program.  The IARO Program provides 
fellowships to US scholars and professionals for overseas research on 
contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments 
relevant to US foreign policy. Limited funding is also available for 
non-policy-relevant topics.

IARO applications and supporting materials are available on the IREX website 
at http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp

The application deadline is November 15, 2005.

Fellowships will be awarded to Masters students, Predocs, Postdocs and 
Professionals with advanced degrees.

The countries eligible for research are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and 
Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Limited funding is also available for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Fellowships are also available for cross-regional research in Iran with one 
or more of the countries above.

IARO Fellowships cover travel expenses, housing costs and a stipend. IARO is 
funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program and the 
IREX Scholar Support Fund.

Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at IARO(a)IREX.org or by 
calling 202/628-8188.

You may find a list of all IREX International Fellowship opportunities on 
the website: http://www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

IREX
2121 K Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
USA
Phone: 202-628-8188
E-mail: IARO(a)IREX.org

FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Special Initiatives Research Fellowship

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 17 Sep 2005


FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Special Initiatives Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: Please note summer deadline changed to October 1, 
2005.  Applications for spring and summer programs are due October 1; 
applications for fall and academic year programs are due January 15.

The Special Initiatives Research Fellowship offers post-doctoral scholars 
and faculty up to $35,000 for field-based, policy-relevant research in 
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Applicants may apply to conduct research in 
more than one country, but must plan to spend at least four months in the 
region overall. Fellows must submit final reports describing their research 
accomplishments roughly one-month after the completion of their awards.

In addition to financial support, Special Initiatives Fellowships provide 
visas, international travel, and insurance. American Councils regional 
offices located throughout Central Asia and the South Caucasus provide 
ongoing logistical support - including assistance with visa registration, 
housing, and medical care - to U.S. scholars in the field.

Eligibility: Applicants to the Special Initiatives Fellowship must:

 - Hold a Ph.D. in a policy relevant field
 - Possess sufficient language ability to carry out their proposed research
 - Plan to spend at least four months conducting research in the region
 - Plan to begin their projects no later than June 1, 2006 if applying on 
   the October 1, 2005 deadline (spring and summer programs) and no later than 
   December 31, 2006 if applying on the January 15, 2006 deadline (fall and 
   academic year programs)
 - Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Instructions: To apply, scholars must submit an original
and three copies of the following:

 - A four-page application form
 - A research proposal in English and in the language of the proposed 
   host-country
 - A research proposal bibliography in English
 - A list of proposed archives in English and the proposed host-country 
   language (if relevant)
 - Curricula vitae or resume in English and the proposed host-country language
 - Budget form

In addition, applicants must submit one copy of:

 - The inside page of their U.S. passport, valid for at least three months 
   after their scheduled return to the U.S.
 - Two letters of recommendation (reference writers may send letters 
   directly to the American Councils Outbound Office)

Selection Process: All applications are reviewed by at least two outside 
readers with expertise in the applicant's specific research-field. An 
independent selection committee reviews reader comments and all application 
materials before making final awards.  Selection results are announced 
approximately twelve weeks after the application deadline.

Applications for fall and academic year programs are due on January 15; 
applications for spring and summer programs are due October 1.

For more information contact:

Outbound Programs/ Title VIII Research Scholars
American Councils
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: outbound(a)americancouncils.org

FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Combined Research and Language Training Program

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 17 Sep 2005


FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Combined Research & Language Training Program

American Councils Combined Research and Language Training Program

Application Deadline: Please note summer deadline changed to October 1, 
2005.  Applications for spring and summer programs are due October 1; 
applications for fall and academic year programs are due January 15.

The American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program 
serves graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty who, in 
addition to support for research in the independent states of the former 
Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction.  Programs are 
available in Belarus, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, and 
Moldova. Scholars may apply for support in more than one country during a 
single trip but must plan to be in the field for a total of three to nine 
months. Those scholars seeking support for research and/or language study in 
the countries of Southeast Europe should apply to the Title VIII Research 
and Language Training Programs for Southeast Europe.

Award Components: The total value of Title VIII CRLT fellowships ranges
from $5,000 to $25,000. Typical awards include:

 - International airfare from the scholar's home to his/her host-city overseas.
 - Academic affiliation at a leading local university.
 - Roughly ten hours per week of advanced language instruction in Russian, 
   the host-country language, or a combination of the two at a leading 
   university. Classes are often conducted as private tutorials, focusing on 
   each participant's individual needs and interests.
 - Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in direct collaboration with 
   academic host institutions in order to facilitate archive access and 
   guarantee timely visa registration.
 - Housing in a university dormitory or with a local host family; American 
   Councils also provides informal assistance in locating apartments in some 
   cities.
 - A monthly living stipend.
 - Financial and logistical support for travel within the region as required 
   by research.
 - Health insurance of up to $50,000 per accident or illness.
 - Ongoing logistical support from American Councils offices throughout the 
   region, including in-country orientation programs and 24-hour emergency aid.

Application Requirements: Scholars in the humanities and social sciences who 
have attained at least an intermediate level of proficiency in Russian or 
their proposed host-country language are eligible to apply to the program. 
Typically, CRLT applicants are graduate students at relatively early stages 
of their dissertation research. However, participants may be at more 
advanced stages in their careers and applications from established scholars 
seeking to develop their proficiency in new languages are welcome.

While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded research 
must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better 
understand the region and formulate effective policies within it.  All 
applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it 
in anthropology, literature, history, international relations, political 
science, or some other field.

Applicants must submit research proposals in English and their proposed 
host-country language, curricula vitae in English and the host-country 
language, archive lists (if relevant) in English and the host-country 
language, a bibliography in English, an application form, a clear copy of 
the inside page of their passports, and two letters of recommendation from 
colleagues, professors, or other qualified persons who are familiar with the 
applicant's work. Research proposals must be two to three pages long, typed. 
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.  All competitions 
for funding are open and merit based.

Applications for fall and academic year programs are due on January 15; 
applications for spring and summer programs are due October 1.

For more information contact:

Outbound Programs/ Title VIII Research Scholars
American Councils
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: outbound(a)americancouncils.org

FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 15 Sep 2005


FELLOWSHIP- American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program

Dear Colleagues,

I'm writing to remind you that full and partial fellowships are available 
for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students seeking to study the languages 
of Eurasia in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine. Provided by 
the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, these 
grants are designed to support future teachers, researchers, professionals, 
academics, and policy-makers.  They carry no service obligations and are 
awarded on the basis of merit and need to students participating in the 
American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program.

Students with intermediate to advanced skills in Russian, their language of 
study, or a related language spoken in the region are eligible to apply to 
the American Councils Eurasian Regional Language program.  Applications for 
the spring 2006 semester are due October 15; significant financial aid is 
available for spring-semester applicants.

Components of the Eurasian Regional Language Program include:

 - Fifteen to twenty hours per week of intensive language instruction in 
   small groups or tutorials;
 - Classes conducted by native speaking faculty with extensive experience 
   working with foreign students;
 - Peer Tutoring sessions with local university students;
 - Academic credit from Bryn Mawr College: 16 undergraduate or 15 graduate 
   credit hours per semester;
 - Housing with local families who are screened and selected by American 
   Councils local staff; all families provide a private room and regular meals;
 - Program oversight and logistical support from local American Councils staff;
 - Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, DC.

Recent program participants have studied:

 - Georgian and Chechen at Tbilisi State University;
 - Kazakh at Kazakh State University of International Relations and World 
   Languages in Almaty; and
 - Tajik and Persian at Dushanbe State University.

Please remind students that fellowships are available for overseas study in 
spring and summer 2006.  Interested students should contact the American 
Councils Outbound Office with questions.

American Councils for International Education:

ACTR/ACCELS
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
E-mail: outbound(a)americancouncils.org

Sheila Dawes
Eurasia Study Coordinator
Russia and Eurasia Outbound Office
American Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Tel: 202-833-7522
Fax: 202-833-7523

FELLOWSHIP- 2006 SSRC Eurasia Program Fellowships

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 13 Sep 2005


FELLOWSHIP- 2006 SSRC Eurasia Program Fellowships

SSRC Eurasia Program 2006 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

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 2006-2007 academic year. These fellowships are 
intended to support research, writing, training and curriculum development 
on or related to the New States of Eurasia, the Soviet Union, and/or the 
Russian Empire, regardless of the applicant's discipline within the social 
sciences or humanities. 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).

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 15, 2005 at 9:00 
p.m. for all categories of fellowships except the Teaching Fellowship. 
Teaching Fellowship applications will continue to be accepted until January 
24, 2006 at 9:00 p.m.

Awards will be offered in the following five categories:

Predissertation Training Fellowships - support the development of research 
skills and/or language training for graduate students in the early stages of 
their doctoral programs;

Dissertation Write-up Fellowships - provide support for the 2006-2007 
academic year to graduate students nearing the completion of their doctoral 
programs;

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - provide support for recent PhD 
recipients and junior faculty wishing to complete existing projects and/or 
undertake new research;

Postdoctoral Language Training Fellowships, NEW - support postdoctoral 
scholars in acquiring requisite language competency that will allow them to 
broaden existing and/or advance new research projects;

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

Additional information may be found at:

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

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 annual dissertation development 
workshop, training seminars, institutional grants, and other events.

General Deadline: November 15, 2005 9:00 PM EST

Eurasia Program Fellowships Social Science Research Council 810 Seventh Ave 
31st Floor New York, NY 10019
USA Phone: 212-377-2700
Fax: 212-377-2727

FELLOWSHIP- 2006 International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship

Posted by: Nidhi Chaudhary <chaudhary(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 2 Sep 2005

Fellowship Announcement

The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned 
Societies are pleased to announce the 2006 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 approximately $20,000 will be awarded in 
2006 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 2006, 
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 2006 and 
December 2007.

Applications for the IDRF program must be submitted electronically using the 
SSRC's Online Application Portal. For detailed information on application 
procedures, visit the IDRF website at www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf or contact 
program staff at idrf(a)ssrc.org.

Deadline: November 10, 2005.

FELLOWSHIP- 2006/2007 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Wesleyan Univ.

Posted by: Ctr. for Humanities at Wesleyan <sferris(a)wesleyan.edu>
Posted: 17 Aug 2005


FELLOWSHIP- 2006/2007 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Wesleyan Univ.

Web: http://www.wesleyan.edu/chum/mellon.html

The Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University announces the:

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2006-2007

Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree after June 2003 in any field 
of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social  sciences--broadly 
conceived--are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible 
through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University. 
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide scholars who have lately 
completed their Ph.D.'s with free time to further their own work in a 
cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty.

At least one Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and possibly two Fellows will be 
appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the whole 
academic year, 2006-2007, and each Fellow will be awarded a stipend of 
$45,000.  He or she will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; 
participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which 
sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture.  
The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, 
and will be expected, during the term of the fellowship, to work there on 
weekdays while the university is in session, and also to reside in Middletown.

Themes for 2006-2007 will be "The Natural, the Supernatural, and the 
Unnatural" (fall) and "Domesticity, Past, Present, and Future" (spring).  
Scholars whose interests bear upon either of these two themes are encouraged 
to apply for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.

We regret that we cannot reply to individual inquiries concerning the Mellon 
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities.  
All information that applicants may need is available at this web-site.

Applications should include:

a) a letter from the applicant, including a statement of current research 
   interests and a brief proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course 
   related to either one of the two Center for the Humanities themes
b) a full curriculum vitae
c) three letters of recommendation
d) copies of published work, extracts from the dissertation, or drafts of 
   work in progress (not to exceed  25 pages)

There is no official application form.

Preliminary interviews will be held by telephone and at various national 
scholarly conventions. Finalists will be brought to the Wesleyan campus for 
longer interviews during February or March of 2006.

Deadline For Applications:

Must be received by November 10, 2005

Note: Please do not reply to this e-mail announcement.

Applications should be mailed or express-mailed, not faxed or emailed, to:

Professor Henry Abelove
Director
Center for the Humanities
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Wesleyan University
95 Pearl Street
Middletown, CT 06459
USA

FELLOWSHIP- 2006/2007 International Policy Fellowships, Deadline Sept. 20

Posted by: Int'l Policy Fellowships <fellows(a)policy.hu>
Posted: 17 Aug 2005


FELLOWSHIP- 2006/2007 International Policy Fellowships, Deadline Sept. 20

Call for Proposals
International Policy Fellowships, 2006-2007

All applications must be submitted on-line by September 20, 2005 via 
www.soros.org/initiatives/ipf

The International Policy Fellowships (IPF) program is calling for 
applications for 2006-2007 fellowships. Launched in 1998 and affiliated with 
the Open Society Institute and the Center for Policy Studies (CPS) of the 
Central European University in Budapest, these fellowships support 
analytical policy research in pursuance of open society goals such as the 
rule of law, democratic elections, diverse and vigorous civil societies, and 
respect for minorities. Each year the IPF program invites research proposals 
that address critical issues in the development of open societies. 
Successful applicants will demonstrate originality, sound project design and 
the strong likelihood that their project may lead to significant impact on 
policy.

The IPF program seeks to enhance the quality of policy research in the 
countries where the Soros Network operates, 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. It places strong 
emphasis on independent research that is both rigorous and appreciative of 
practical implications. Analysis and evaluation of existing policy contexts 
should be based on explicit criteria and fellows should be able to 
communicate their ideas and findings in a variety of professional and public 
settings.

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:

2006-7 Fellowship Issue Areas:

General Framework: New Frontiers of Open Society
 - The Challenge of Wider Europe
 - Open Society Promotion in Predominantly Muslim Societies
 - Combating Open Society Threats
 - Combating the Resource Curse
 - Roma Exclusion
 - Open Information Policy

Main Terms of the International Policy Fellowship Award:

 - Fellows receive supervision and support from a senior policy analyst
 - Fellows are invited to Budapest in April 2006 for initial orientation to 
   the program
 - Optional specialized policy research and advocacy training courses in 
   Budapest
 - Monthly stipends commensurate with local salaries
 - Budget for reasonable research, communications, travel, publication and 
   advocacy costs
 - Discretionary funding for conference participation

How to Apply:

Applicants should carefully complete the online application form found at 
www.soros.org/initiatives/ipf, which includes a project summary, research 
proposal (maximum 4 pages), and a resume/CV including a list of 
publications. Applicants may also include a letter of reference from an 
affiliated organization and a writing sample on the chosen topic.

Those who have no possibility to access the Web should send an e-mail to 
fellows(a)osi.hu to discuss alternate application solutions.

Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless given 
prior approval from IPF staff.

Applications must be submitted online by September 20, 2005.

IPF does not consider late applications.

NOTE: Do not reply to this message.

FELLOWSHIP- Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships, Princeton Univ.

Posted by: Kim Girman <kgirman(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 15 Aug 2005


FELLOWSHIP- Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships, Princeton University

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships

The University Center invites applications from all disciplines for Laurance 
S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. These fellowships will be awarded for 
the academic year 2006-07 to outstanding scholars and teachers interested in 
devoting a year in residence at Princeton writing about ethics and human 
values. A central activity for the Fellows is participation with University 
Center faculty members in a Fellows Seminar to discuss work in progress.  
Fellows are also invited to participate in other activities, including 
seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone 
Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.  
Applicants typically have a doctorate or a professional postgraduate degree 
and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation.

Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic year 
salaries (not exceeding a maximum stipend set each fall) for the fellowship 
period, which extends from September 1 to July 1. The Fellows' home 
institutions are expected to provide at least half of their salaries in 
addition to all benefits. A selection committee of University Center faculty 
evaluates applicants on the basis of:

 - The significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the 
purposes of the University Center;
 - The quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from 
the activities of the University Center;
 - The contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the 
future through teaching and writing about ethics and human values.

How to apply:

For Fellowships beginning in September 2006, applicants must submit all of 
the following to be received by November 1, 2005:

 - A curriculum vitae;
 - A scholarly paper written in the past three years;
 - A statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research 
   project;
 - An online information summary form;
 - Three letters of reference (at least one from someone who was not a 
   dissertation supervisor) sent directly to the University Center by November 
   1, 2005;
 - A confidential statement on a separate sheet that indicates the 
   applicant's salary for the current academic year, what financial support 
   their home institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what 
   support they are likely to need from the University Center.  This 
   confidential information will not be presented to the faculty committee.

All materials, including letters of reference, must be RECEIVED by November 
1, 2005. The Selection Committee begins reviewing applications immediately, 
and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.

Recipients of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships for 2006-07 
will be announced by February 1, 2006.

All application materials must be mailed to:

Rockefeller Fellowships
University Center for Human Values
5 Ivy Lane
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
USA

Princeton University is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action 
employee.

For more information about applying to Princeton and how to self-identify, 
please link to http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm.

GRANT- Award for the Preservation of Islamic Cultural Heritage

Posted by: Attilio Petruccioli <a.petruccioli(a)poliba.it>
Posted: 19 Jul 2005


GRANT- Award for the Preservation of Islamic Cultural Heritage

Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Award for the Preservation of Islamic Cultural Heritage

The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) of the 
Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) undertakes activities relating 
to research, publication, documentation, restoration and conservation 
concerning the arts and cultures of the Muslim world. One of its objectives 
is to record, preserve and make known the assets of the Islamic cultural 
heritage, including fixed assets related to archaeology, cities and 
architectural monuments and movable tangible and intangible -assets such as 
manuscript works, library and archive items, audio-visual objects and 
materials, traditional arts and other products and forms of expression of 
Islamic cultures. With this aim, the Centre publishes references, maintains 
data banks and organizes competitions and exhibitions.

The present competition is planned as a major activity relating to the 
Islamic architectural heritage. The competition is dedicated to the memory 
of the late Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who was the 
Chairman of the International Commission for the Preservation of Islamic 
Cultural Heritage (ICPICH), a subsidiary of the OIC which operated from 1983 
until 2000, with IRCICA as its Executive Secretariat. The Commission was 
merged with IRCICA in 2000 following the demise of its Chairman in 1999, and 
its activities were integrated into the work plans of IRCICA. At the request 
of the Islamic Summit and Foreign Ministers Conferences held since 2000 
asking that IRCICA dedicates a special activity to the memory of Prince 
Faisal bin Fahd in recognition of his remarkable services to the 
preservation of cultural heritage, the Centre planned to organize the 
present competition. The project was approved by the Member States of the 
OIC during the 32nd Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Sana'a, 
Yemen Republic, on 28-30 June 2005.

The purpose of the competition is to support the revival of Islamic heritage 
-preservation of monuments in order to give them vital functions, either 
historical or contemporary.

The competition is open to completed projects of extraordinary contribution 
to the preservation of Islamic cultural heritage realized in the last five 
years. The competition will be organized every three years, starting with 
the first cycle in 2005.

The subsequent competitions will be devoted to other themes concerning the 
preservation of Islamic cultural heritage. Governmental and non-governmental 
organizations as well as individuals are invited to apply to the 
competition. Every effort in this respect will be properly recognized and 
will be stated in the conditions of the competitions. Three equal awards 
will be presented to the best projects. The exhibition of the participating 
projects will be organized and a catalogue of this exhibition could be 
published. All projects should be presented in Arabic or English.

Calendar:

 - Announcement: June 2005
 - Identification and Nomination of Projects: 15 February 2006
 - Submission of Documentation: October 2006
 - Online Work of the Master Jury 1: February-September 2007
 - Master Jury Final Meeting: October 2007
 - Award Announcement Ceremony: April 2008

Award Procedures:

Project Eligibility

The Award seeks out the broadest possible range of preservation 
interventions: restoration and social efforts are considered, as are 
contemporary design projects in corporation with historic sites and those 
demonstrating the use of appropriate technologies. Although there are no 
fixed criteria as to the type, nature, location, or cost of projects to be 
considered for the Award, eligible projects must be designed for or used by 
Muslim communities, in part or in whole, wherever they are located.

Submission Procedures:

Application

Applications are the official means of enrollment of projects to be 
considered for the Award. The identities of applicants will be strictly 
confidential, as are the names of applied projects.

Identification

In addition to the application procedures, the Award has developed a project 
identification program which is open to all Governmental, Non-governmental 
and individuals who wish to bring projects to the attention of the Award. 
The project identification program ensures a broad geographic and 
architectural representation of projects, and updates the Award archives on 
building activity in the Muslim world. To register a project, preliminary 
documentation forms may be obtained by contacting the Award Office or by 
completing the on-line form. Projects will be elaborated through the Award 
Coordinator office and then presented to the Master Jury.

The Award Office can be contacted at:

Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
Yildiz Sarayi, Seyir Kosku
P.O. Box 24 Besiktas
34353 Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: 90 212 259 1742
Fax: 90 212 258 4365
E-mail: heritageaward(a)ircica.org
Web: http://ircica.org

Documentation

The architects of projects enrolled through the nomination program receive 
an Award documentation package which describes the standardized presentation 
requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides, and 
architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed 
questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, 
construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design 
concepts and each project's significance within its own context.

Review and Selection Procedures:

Master Jury

The review of projects and the selection of Award recipients is the 
responsibility of an independent Master Jury specially appointed for each 
Award cycle. The seven-member international jury of the competition is 
selected from among world renowned prominent scholars and professionals.

For the first competition members of the jury are as follows:

1. Professor Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, President
2. Professor Dr. Saad Al Rashid
3. Professor Dr. Zeynep Ahunbay
4. Professor Dr. Attilio Petruccioli
5. Professor Dr. Saleh Lamei Mostafa
6. Professor Dr. Gulzar Haider
7. Dr. Halit Eren, Director General of IRCICA

Through on-line meetings, the jury reviews all submissions prepared by the 
Award coordination office. The jurors examine the documentation on each 
project, and select a smaller group of projects (approximately 10-12) for 
further study. These selected projects will be reviewed onsite by Technical 
Review team members which will be define by the Jury according to selected 
applications

Selection of the Award Recipient:

At the final meeting in Istanbul, the Master Jury studies the selected 
projects organized into categories and after evaluating the projects in 
closed sessions, the jurors select three Award recipients.

A total of $30.000 US will be awarded as three equal prizes to completed 
projects for excellence in preservation of Islamic architectural heritage. 
The Master Jury will decide about possible honorary mentions.

Since the success of a winning project may be the product of efforts by 
diverse individuals, groups, and organizations, the Master Jury apportions 
prizes among the contributors - architects, other design and construction 
professionals, craftsmen, clients, and institutions - whom it considers most 
responsible for the success of each project. The decisions of the Master 
Jury are final.

The ceremony to honor the winning projects will be held in Istanbul on 
Friday 20 April 2008. A seminar to present the awarded projects to a wider 
public will be organized following the ceremony and provides a forum for the 
participants to debate architectural issues.

A major monograph bringing together descriptions of the winning projects, 
the jury deliberations, and essays by the Master Jury will be published on 
the occasion of the Award Ceremony

Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
Yildiz Sarayi, Seyir Kosku
P.O. Box 24 Besiktas
34353 Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: 90 212 259 1742
Fax: 90 212 258 4365
E-mail: heritageaward(a)ircica.org
Web: http://ircica.org

GRANTS- New INTAS Funding Opportunities for 2005-2006

Posted by: Raimonda Balniene <Raimonda.Balniene(a)intas.be>
Posted: 5 Jul 2005


GRANTS- New INTAS Funding Opportunities for 2005-2006

The following funding opportunities are currently available at INTAS:

 - INTAS Open Call research projects - a deadline for second stage proposal 
   on 17th October 2005.

 - INTAS summer schools support - the next deadline for accepting 
   applications in 2005 is 15 August.

 - INTAS call for applications for Young Scientists Fellowships - deadline 
   is the 8th September 2005

 - Next deadlines for Conference Organisation and Individual Grants in 2005 
   are on 22nd August and 22nd November.

 - Thematic call for research projects proposals on Social and Human 
   Sciences is expected to be launched in September 2005 with a deadline for 
   proposals in January 2006.

Please find more information on these programmes at INTAS website at: 
www.intas.be under Funding Opportunities.

Dr. Raimonda Balniene
Scientific Officer for Economic, Social and Human Sciences
INTAS
Avenue des Arts 58/8
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium

Phone: +32 2 549 01 36
Fax: +32 2 549 01 56
E-mail: Raimonda.Balniene(a)intas.be
Web: www.intas.be

FELLOWSHIP- Marie Curie Gender Studies Fellowship, Utrecht Univ, Deadline Aug. 12

Posted by: NOV <NOV(a)let.uu.nl>
Posted: 1 Jul 2005


FELLOWSHIP- Marie Curie Gender Studies Fellowship, Utrecht U., Deadline Aug. 12

Marie Curie Fellowships for Early Stage Training in Gender and Women's Studies
EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)

The Marie Curie Fellowships for Early Stage Training in the field of Gender 
and Women's Studies allows early stage researchers access to a training 
programme offered by a network of seven universities in different European 
countries. The partner institutions, with proven record of high expertise in 
gender research and education, will jointly train and exchange junior PhD 
students. The Marie Curie Early Stage Training Scheme is designed to 
encourage international mobility and therefore carries an enhanced 
salary/stipend package.

The partner institutions include:

 - University of Bologna (Prof. Vita Fortunati),
 - Cornelia Goethe Centrum in Frankfurt am Main (Dr. Ulla Wischermann),
 - University of Hull (Prof. Gabriele Griffin),
 - Linkoping University (Prof. Nina Lykke),
 - Ljubljana Graduate School in Humanities (Prof. Svetlana Slapsak),
 - University of Lodz (Prof. Elzbieta Oleksy),
 - Utrecht University (Prof. Rosi Braidotti)

The training structure is a core curriculum of structured courses, some 
jointly taught by the partners, offered at Utrecht University. The language 
of instruction will be English. Furthermore, each partner university will 
also provide training and supervision.  The Gender Studies Department of 
Utrecht University co-ordinates the Marie Curie Fellowships for Early Stage 
Training in the field of Gender and Women's Studies.

Within this Marie Curie Consortium there is currently one PhD fellowship 
available for 36 months at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). The 
preferred commencement of the fellowship is September 1st or October 1st 
2005. PhD candidates for the 36 months-fellowships are offered the 
opportunity to follow a high-level doctoral training, including a course 
package and opportunity to prepare a dissertation with a professor from 
Utrecht University.

The fellowships are for beginning PhD students and not open to post-PhD 
researchers.

We envisage projects in the field of gender and the humanities, with special 
emphasis on cultural studies in the areas of ethnicity, subjectivity, 
sexuality in the arts and/or technology and the media. We are looking for 
candidates with a strong interdisciplinary profile and expertise with both 
the analysis of texts and artifacts, empirical work and interviews and with 
theoretical discussions. The students apart from being trained in the field 
of feminist and/or post-colonial studies should preferably have an academic 
background in literature, art history, music, film, media studies, social 
work, anthropology, ethnography and/or philosophy.

Grants:

The fellowship covers: living, mobility, travel and career exploratory 
allowances according to the EU standards. However, medical health insurance 
is not included in the grant although some EU countries provide this 
automatically.

Requirements Candidates:

Each eligible researcher must simultaneously fulfill the following criteria:

Nationality:

The nationality of the researcher should be other than Dutch. Furthermore: 
The researcher must be a national of a Member State of the European 
Community, of an Associated State or a third country if legal residence/main 
activity has been in a Member State or Associated State for at least 4 years 
out of the 5 years prior to the appointment. In that case the researcher 
will be considered a national of the state in which s/he has resided for the 
longest period.

Mobility:

The nationality of the fellow must be different from the country in which 
the host university is located. In the case of holding dual nationality, the 
researcher will be able to be hosted by the university from the country of 
her/his nationality provided s/he has not resided there during the last 5 
years.

Qualifications:

Candidates applying for this fellowship should have a MA degree (or an 
equivalent of a MA degree) from a university. The degree must demonstrate a 
clearly identifiable interest in Gender and Women's Studies, as evidenced in 
a minimum of 45 ECTS in this field of study. Candidates should have 
demonstrable knowledge of the main types of research questions and methods 
in the field of Gender and Women's Studies as well as a working knowledge of 
the basic concepts used in the discipline; have demonstrable research 
qualities and above average scores; be highly motivated to do academic 
research. A good knowledge of English is required.

The researcher is within the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of her/his 
research activity (including training) since gaining a university degree (or 
equivalent institution of higher education) giving access to doctoral 
studies in the country in which the degree was obtained. The degree/s 
already obtained must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies 
without having to acquire any further qualifications. Researchers who have 
already obtained a doctoral degree are not eligible.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, we kindly urge you to 
contact the Marie Curie office in Utrecht before submitting your full 
application.

Application Procedures:

Applications, in English, must include:

 - The application form completed in all sections;
 - A motivation letter in which the applicant explains clearly his/her 
   academic and personal reasons for entering the programme;
 - A brief curriculum vitae, including language skills, and any publications;
 - An outline of a proposal for a PhD project (max. 4 pages). This should be 
   accompanied by a brief abstract;
 - A copy of the student's previous academic record (courses) and diplomas. 
   If necessary, the candidate must provide a translation into English. This 
   need not be an official translation;
 - A copy of one or more written assignments, possibly in English, which may 
   be relevant for admission to the programme;
 - A photocopy of the candidates passport;
 - Two sealed letters of recommendation with the referees full address.

Deadline:

The application form, motivation letter, CV and PhD proposal should be sent 
before August 12th 2005 as an email attachment (Word format) to the Utrecht 
office: gendergraduates(a)let.uu.nl

A hard copy of all the documents should arrive by registered mail on August 
12th 2005 at the latest at the Utrecht office:

Utrecht University
Marie Curie GenderGraduates Programme
Muntstraat 2A
3512 EV Utrecht
The Netherlands

The application form be can found on the website.

Information:

Web: http://www.gendergraduates.org
E-mail: gendergraduates(a)let.uu.nl

GRANT- Ph.D. and Post-Doc Grants, Int'l Graduate School, Univ. of Halle, Germany

Posted by: Jurgen Paul <paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 3 Jun 2005


GRANT- Ph.D. & Post-Doc Grants, Int'l Graduate School, Univ. of Halle, Germany

The International Graduate School of University of Halle, Section of Asian 
and African Studies, has the opportunity to offer the following grants:

 - five PhD grants
 - two post-doc grants

The grants are all for two years. An extension is possible (one year for 
post-docs and two six-month extensions for PhD grants). Applications can be 
submitted for shorter terms also.

We explicitly encourage applications by students from Asian and African 
countries.

Requirements (PhD grants):

 - excellent Masters certificate or equivalent in one of the relevant 
   disciplines: Arabic Studies, Christian Orient, Anthropology, Islamic 
   Studies, Jewish Studies, Japan Studies, South Asian Studies, Bible Studies 
   (Divinity).
 - relevant PhD research project falling into the general framework of the 
   Section
 - letter of consent by a supervisor for PhD thesis
 - grantees are expected to co-operate in the programme of the Section
   Requirements (post doc grants)
 - excellent PhD in one of the relevant disciplines
 - grantees are expected to contribute to the programme of the Section by 
   their own scientific input

At present, the Section includes the following departments: Department of 
History, Language and Literature; Department of Anthropology and Social 
Sciences; Department of Political Sciences; Department of Religion and 
Philosophy.

For further information, please check:

http://www.uni-halle.de/forschung/48826_90421/

The University is committed to raising the proportion of women in 
under-represented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by 
women. Individuals with disabilities will be given priority, assuming equal 
qualifications.

Applications should include the standard documentations and a project resume.

Standard documentation includes:

 - a cover letter
 - a CV including a list of publications
 - an outline summarising the research which the applicant is interested in 
   undertaking
 - photocopies of university degrees

There is no application form.

Final selection will be made in July 2005. Please send applications to the 
following address before June 30th 2005:

Institut fuer Orientalistik
Prof. Dr. Jurgen Paul
Muehlweg 15
D-06114 Halle
Germany

Or e-mail to juergen.paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de

Informal enquiries may be directed to the same address.

Application documents will be returned to applicants provided a sufficiently 
stamped envelope is added.

Prof. Dr. Jurgen Paul
Institut fuer Orientalistik
Muehlweg 15
D-06114 Halle
Germany

E-mail: paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de
Tel: +49(0)345-5524071
Fax: +49(0)345 5527123

GRANT- Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, Deadline Jan. 26, 2006

Posted by: Najma Hussain <nh32(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 1 Jun 2005


GRANT- Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, Deadline Jan. 26, 2006

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme is a component of the Hans 
Rausing Endangered Languages Project, administered by the School of Oriental 
and African Studies at the University of London. It offers up to £1 million 
in grants each year for the documentation of endangered languages in any 
location around the world.

There are two main types of grants:

1. Large grants - major documentation projects and post-doctoral 
   fellowships. Closing date 5th August 2005.

2. Small grants - pilot projects, PhD studentships, and fieldtrips.

Closing date 9th January 2006.

For further information and application forms visit:

http://www.hrelp.org/grants/

FELLOWSHIP- Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, New York City

Posted by: Amal Muhammad <AMuhammad(a)gc.cuny.edu>
Posted: 27 May 2005


FELLOWSHIP- Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, New York City

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is currently accepting 
applications to its two fellows programs.

Information about the Senior and Emerging Leaders International Fellows 
Programs are available on the Center's website.  Please visit our website 
at: www.philanthropy.org and click on "International Fellows Program" for 
full details about the programs and the application processes.

If you encounter difficulty accessing it, wish to receive the program 
brochures as e-mailed attachments or have questions, please do not hesitate 
to contact us.  Printed brochures are available upon request.

Amal A. Muhammad
Program Associate
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York

FELLOWSHIP- 2006-2007 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Posted by: Jennifer Conway <humanities(a)sas.upenn.edu>
Posted: 23 May 2005


FELLOWSHIP- 2006-2007 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Penn Humanities Forum - University Of Pennsylvania
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

2006-2007 Topic: Travel

Application Deadline: October 15, 2005

Five Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2006-2007 
academic year from the Penn Humanities Forum of the University of 
Pennsylvania for untenured junior scholars who are no more than eight years 
out of their doctorate.

The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly 
topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. The Forum has set 
TRAVEL as the topic for the 2006-2007 academic year. Research proposals on 
this topic are invited from a variety of theoretical perspectives in all 
areas of humanistic study except educational curriculum-building and the 
performing arts.

Fellows teach one freshman seminar each of two terms. $42,000 stipend, plus 
health insurance. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and 
international, who meet application criteria.

Full guidelines, Travel topic description, and application online:

http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu

Questions? Email or call:

Jennifer Conway
Associate Director, Penn Humanities Forum
E-mail: humanities(a)sas.upenn.edu
Tel: 215.898.8220

GRANTS- 2005-2006 INTAS Funding Opportunities in Social and Human Sciences

Posted by: Sebastian Emig <Sebastian.Emig(a)intas.be>
Posted: 20 May 2005


GRANTS- 2005-2006 INTAS Funding Opportunities in Social & Human Sciences

The following funding opportunities are currently available at INTAS:

INTAS Open Call 2005-2006 for research projects - a deadline for 
pre-proposals on 14th June 2005. Please find information on the Open Call 
below.

INTAS summer schools support - deadlines for accepting applications in 2005 
are 31 May and 15 August.

Next deadlines for Conference Organisation and Individual Grants in 2005 are 
on 1 August and 1 November.

Thematic call for research projects proposals on Social and Human Sciences 
is expected to be launched in September 2005.

Please find more information on these programmes at INTAS website at: 
http://www.intas.be under Funding Opportunities.

Information on INTAS Open Call 2005-2006 for Research Projects:

On 4 April 2005, INTAS, the International Association for the promotion of 
cooperation with scientists from the New Independent States (NIS) of the 
former Soviet Union, launched the first stage of its Open Call for Research 
Projects Proposals 2005-2006.

The INTAS Open Call 2005-2006 encompasses basic and applied research with no 
thematic or geographical restrictions, but excluding market-oriented 
technology development. Unlike previous open calls, it will not be open for 
network proposals.

This open call will be implemented in a two-stage submission procedure 
according to which participants will first submit a short outline of the 
proposal (called "a pre-proposal"), and only applications passing the 
evaluation in the first stage will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Whilst the deadline of the first stage is 14 June 2005, 09H00 Brussels time, 
the launch date of the second stage is 5 September 2005, 9h00 Brussels time, 
with a deadline on 10 January 2006, 9h00 Brussels time.

This two-stage submission procedure will also be implemented in some of the 
other thematic and collaborative calls 2005 for research project proposals, 
which will be launched on 03 May 2005:

1. INTAS Thematic Call 2005 on Genomics and Proteomics applied to Human Health
2. INTAS Thematic Call 2005 on Hydrogen Technology and Biomass Conversion 
   Technology for Energy Generation
3. INTAS Collaborative Call 2005 with CERN in the field of LHC Experiments 
   Preparation and Data Analysis Security
4. INTAS Collaborative Call 2005 with Moldova

At the same date, INTAS will launch a call for applications for Innovation 
Grants. Early June 2005 a series of calls for applications for Young 
Scientist Fellowships (YSF) will be launched, including calls in cooperation 
with Moldova, Georgia, CERN and DESY. Finally, INTAS plans to launch in 
autumn 2005 one more Thematic Call on Social and Human Sciences, whose exact 
title will be specified later.

The corresponding call announcements containing the detailed schedule, scope 
and deadlines will be published at the launching date together with 
information packages containing the general rules for submission of proposals.

In addition to these calls, information about INTAS Summer School support 
and Conference Grants will soon be published on INTAS web site.

The Information Packages and a Technical Guide on the electronic submission 
for each of the actions can be obtained on http://www.intas.be, Section 
"Funding Opportunities" as soon as the calls are open. For further questions 
on the INTAS calls 2005, please send an e-mail to infopack(a)intas.be

For general information about INTAS, please contact the Public Relations 
Team at info(a)intas.be or by fax: +32-2-549 01 56, or check our web site at 
http://www.intas.be

FELLOWSHIP- American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships, Deadline Nov. 1

Posted by: Nancy Leinwand <leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu>
Posted: 9 May 2005


ARIT/Department of State Fellowships
National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Fellowships
Samuel H. Kress Foundation/ARIT Fellowships
Kenan Erim Fellowship (Aphrodisias)
ARIT/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships
ARIT - Princeton University - Bogazici
University Summer Program in Intensive Advanced Turkish Language

Please note new November 1 application deadline.

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 below.

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

American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
USA
Tel: (215) 898-3474
Fax: (215) 898-0657
E-mail: leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu
Web: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

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, 2006 - 2007.

   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, 2006 - 2007.

   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 2006 - 2007.

   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, summer 2006, $2375.

5. ARIT together with Princeton University plans to offer fellowships to 
   support Intensive Turkish Language Study at Bogazici University, for the 
   summer of 2006.  Includes scholarship, travel, and stipend to support eight 
   weeks of intensive, advanced Turkish language study.  Application
details to 
   be announced.  (Application deadline February 1, 2006.)

6. The Mellon Fellowship for Research in Turkey by East European Scholars 
   will continue for 2006 - 2007.

  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 6, 2006)

Applications for ARIT fellowships (except the Mellon and Bogazici University 
Language Program) must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2005.  Please 
note new application deadline.

The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2006.

For further information please contact:

American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
USA
Tel: (215) 898-3474
Fax: (215) 898-0657
E-mail: leinwand(a)sas.upenn.edu
Web: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

FELLOWSHIP- Memberships in the School for Historical Studies, Princeton, NJ

Posted by: Julia Bernheim <bernheim(a)ias.edu>
Posted: 4 May 2005


Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, School of Historical 
Studies Memberships 2006-2007:

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 at http://www.hs.ias.edu, or contact:

The School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Dr.
Princeton, N.J. 08540
USA
E-mail: Marian Zelazny <mzelazny(a)ias.edu>

Deadline: 15 November 2005.

FELLOWSHIP- Kluge Center Fellowships for Library of Congress, Deadline Aug. 15

Posted by: Office of Scholarly Programs <scholarly(a)loc.gov>
Posted: 2 May 2005


Library of Congress Invites Applications for Kluge Center Fellowships

Deadline: August 15, 2005

The Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/) invites qualified scholars to 
conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress 
collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months.

The Kluge Center is located in the Jefferson Building of the Library of 
Congress and provides attractive work and discussion space for scholars. 
Residents have easy access to the library's specialized staff and to the 
intellectual community of Washington.

The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science 
research that makes use of the library's large and varied collections. 
Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly 
welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's 
largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and 
periodicals. Special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, 
recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available.

Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven 
years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as 
architecture or law are eligible to apply. Exceptions may be made for 
individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. 
citizens or foreign nationals. For applicants whose native language is not 
English, there must be evidence that the applicant is fluent in English.

Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually. Fellowships are 
tenable for periods from six to eleven months, at a stipend of $4,000 per 
month.

Visit the Library of Congress Web site for complete fellowship program 
information and application procedures

Location: USA
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2005

Website: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/kluge-fellowships.html

SCHOLARSHIP- Post-Grad. Scholarships, Ctr. for Development Research, Bonn, Germany

Posted by: Bernd Kuzmitz <bkuzmits(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 26 Apr 2005


Within the framework of its research project on "Local Governance and 
Fragile Statehood in the Amu-Darya Border Region (Afghanistan, Tajikistan 
and Uzbekistan)" the Center for Development Research (ZEF) invites 
applications for 2 postgraduate scholarships commencing June 1, 2005.

The research project, which is financed by the VolkswagenStiftung, analyses 
local governance and fragile statehood in consideration of the development 
trajectories and the development, functionality and interplay of formal and 
informal institutions. The postgraduate posts are advertised for the 
analysis in the respective regions (north Afghanistan, south Uzbekistan, 
south Tajikistan). More detailed info can be found at: 
http://www.zef.de/index.php?id=353.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

 - a university degree in social sciences with excellent academic results
 - profound knowledge of Central Asia, preferably with field study 
   experience in Afghanistan, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan
 - sufficient language skills in Uzbek, Russian and/or Dari/Tajik/Farsi
 - excellent English speaking and writing skills

We offer:

 - postgraduate scholarships for a maximum duration of 36 months (until June 
   2008), including employment at an outstanding institute of development
research
 - participation in an innovative and ambitious research project
 - participation in the international doctoral programme of ZEF
 - integration in the research group "Governance and Conflict" of the 
   department "Political and Cultural Change" (ZEFa)
 - provision of contacts, participation of conferences and the promotion of 
   publications

Interested candidates should fill in the online registration form of ZEF 
doctoral students: http://www.zef.de/index.php?id)0

and submit:

 - a letter of application (in English),
 - a curriculum vitae (in English),
 - copies of all relevant academic certificates of degrees obtained, and
 - certified proficiency in English - TOEFL (550 points) or IELTS (band 6).

by May 15, 2005 to:

Dr. Conrad Schetter
Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung
Walter-Flex-Straße 3
53113 Bonn
Germany

We kindly ask not to submit requests during the selection process.

The Center for Development Research is an international and 
interdisciplinary research institute of the Rheinische 
Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn.

FELLOWSHIP- Visiting Member Awards, Burkhardt Fellowships, Inst. for Adv. Study

Posted by: Donne Petito <ssapps(a)ias.edu>
Posted: 22 Apr 2005


Visit the website at http://www.sss.ias.edu/applications

Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Announces Visiting Member Awards for 2006-2007 in the School of Social Science

The School Of Social Science each year invites as Members some fifteen to 
twenty scholars from a large applicant pool. The group is interdisciplinary 
and international. A completed doctorate or equivalent is required of all 
applicants; memberships are awarded at both the junior and senior levels.  
Visiting Members are expected to pursue their own research, but the School 
organizes a seminar on the year's focus and a weekly lunch at which Members 
as well as invited guests present their on-going work. The School is not 
wedded to any particular intellectual or disciplinary approach. It welcomes 
applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, 
and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical 
and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, 
literary criticism, literature, and linguistics. Member awards are funded by 
the Institute for Advanced Study or by other sources, including the National 
Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The theme for 2006-07 is The "Third World" Now. The last sixty years have 
seen a dramatic change in the shape of the world. Colonial empires have 
dissolved either violently or peacefully and a new international system has 
taken shape. From the original 42 members of the League of Nations, the 
United Nations has grown to 191. In many states founded by charismatic 
spokesmen for national liberation there are now a second generation of more 
managerial types. And there is a different, volatile configuration of 
alliances and antagonisms among them. There have been many studies over the 
years of such matters as the modernization and development of emerging 
economies postcolonial culture and politics, ethnic rivalries within and 
among nations, and post-Cold War realignments. Most such studies have been 
conducted within the context of "globalization," and have used categories of 
analysis that, in the light of recent history, appear dated and inadequate 
to the task. What is lacking, and what we are hoping to provide, is a map of 
structure, and form. Such a map requires not only empirical work (from 
historians, ethnographers, political economists, geographers, sociologists), 
but new and revised categories of analysis that will illuminate the patterns 
that have emerged. We want to bring together a group of scholars from all 
over the world whose individual work (substantive and focused as well as 
theoretical) will contribute to the drawing of this map and who collectively 
will articulate the analytic categories that can make sense of the "third 
world" as it is now.  Please note that applications that do not fall within 
the parameters of the theme for 2006-2007 will also receive full consideration.

Completed Applications Must Be Postmarked by November 15, 2005.

Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships

In the 2006-2007 academic year, the Institute will again take part in a 
program sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies: the 
Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships. These fellowships support more adventurous, 
more wide-ranging and longer-term patterns of research than are current in 
the humanities and related social sciences. Depending on the availability of 
funds, ACLS will provide funding for up to eleven recently tenured faculty, 
most of whom will spend a year at one of several residential research 
centers, including the Institute for Advanced Study. A scholar applying for 
the academic year 2005-2006 must normally have begun his/her tenured 
contract at a U.S. institution no earlier than the fall 2000 semester. 
Applicants must submit a research plan typically covering a three to five 
year period, during which time one year could be spent as a Member at the 
Institute, either in the School of Historical Studies or the School of 
Social Science. Qualified candidates who would like to apply for affiliation 
with either school of the Institute for Advanced Study under the auspices of 
this program should visit the ACLS website (www.acls.org) for a more 
detailed description of the terms of the fellowship and information about 
how to apply. Applications for this program must be submitted through the 
ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) no later than 9 p.m., 
Eastern Daylight Time, September 30, 2004. OFA is accessible at 
http://ofa.acls.org or through the ACLS website.  Information about this 
program may also be obtained from the ACLS Fellowships Office, 633 Third 
Avenue, 8th floor, New York, NY 10017-6795.

Please note that the Burkhardt Fellowship Competition is in addition to the 
School's fellowship program and that one does not have to be recently 
tenured to apply for the School's
awards.

The Institute for Advanced Study was founded in 1930 as a community of 
postdoctoral scholars where intellectual inquiry could be carried out in the 
most favorable circumstances. It provides libraries, offices, personal 
computers, seminar and lecture rooms, subsidized restaurant and housing 
facilities, and some secretarial services.

Donne Petito
Administrative Officer
School of Social Science
Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 734-8250
Email: ssapps(a)ias.edu

GRANT- Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants, IREX, Deadline May 13

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 22 Apr 2005


The application deadline for the Policy-Connect Collaborative Research 
Grants Program has been EXTENDED until May 13, 2005.

The Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants Program, which now 
encompasses the cross-regional John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts Fellowship, 
supports cutting-edge collaborative research on specific topics and regions 
each year. IREX expects to award four grants this year for projects up to 12 
months in length. One grant will be awarded for research on Southeast 
Europe, two grants for research on Eurasia, and one grant for research with 
a cross-regional focus. Collaborative teams may be comprised of no more than 
three US scholars. Upon completion of the project, scholars will be 
requested to present their research findings at a Policy Forum at the US 
Department of State and to write a short policy paper.

This year applications will be accepted for research only on the following 
topics and regions:

 - Eurasia: HIV/AIDS, organized crime, anti-terrorism
 - Southeast Europe: Economic development, human trafficking, women's 
   political participation
 - Cross-regional: Post-Soviet relations between Eurasia and the Middle 
   East/North Africa and South Asia

Technical Eligibility Requirements

Applicants and collaborators must:

 - be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the US for 
   three consecutive years prior to application;
 - submit a research proposal on a topic and region listed above;
 - hold a PhD or other professional terminal graduate degree (MA, MS, MFA, 
   MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD);
 - not be currently pursuing a degree;
 - submit a complete application package by the deadline;
 - have fulfilled all requirements from previous IREX grants;
 - 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.

Eligible Countries of Research Focus:

 - Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, 
   Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro
 - Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
   Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
 - Cross-regional: Countries of Eurasia (see above) and Algeria, 
   Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, 
   Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab 
   Emirates, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen

Eligible Expenses

Applicants may request up to $30,000 to cover expected expenditures.

Application Materials

Application materials for the 2005 competition are available for download 
online at http://www.irex.org/programs/policy-connect/application.asp. The 
application deadline has been *extended* until May 13, 2005.

For More Information

For more information, please visit the IREX Policy-Connect Program webpage 
at http://www.irex.org/programs/policy-connect/index.asp.

The collaborative grants on Eurasia and Southeast Europe are funded by the 
US Department of State (Title VIII Program); the cross-regional grant is 
funded by John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts.

FELLOWSHIP- 2005-2006 International Scholar Fellowship Program, HESP/OSI

Posted by: Phillip Watkins <pwatkins(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 11 Mar 2005


Call for International Scholars to Teach in Eastern Europe, Former Soviet 
Union, and Mongolia

The International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open 
Society Institute is pleased to announce:

The 2005-06 Academic Fellowship Program's International Scholar Fellowship 
Program

The International Scholar Fellowship Program (ISFP) invites highly qualified 
scholars in the social sciences and humanities from around the world to 
teach at selected university departments in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, 
Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

AFP welcomes applications from faculty, retired faculty, Ph.D.s, and 
advanced postgraduate students in the social sciences/humanities. Applicants 
must hold, or be expecting to receive, a graduate degree from a 
Western-accredited university, and be applying to teach outside their 
country of citizenship.

AFP International Scholars reside in the host country and teach courses for 
one academic year (two semesters) at partner universities located throughout 
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. In addition to 
teaching, AFP Fellows work on a variety of projects within their host 
departments, and benefit from the diverse academic network connecting AFP 
program countries. Fellowship packages include a stipend, transportation, 
accommodation, health insurance and various other allowances, including 
professional development and networking funds.  ISFP also offers the 
possibility non-resident arrangements for Resource Fellows, in which Fellows 
visit the host institution for several short consultations and remain in 
contact for mentoring and advice between visits.  Details of such 
arrangements are negotiated during the selection process.

The one-year fellowships begin in September 2005 and finish in May/June 
2006, while non-resident assignments will vary depending on the nature of 
the placement. For application forms and guidelines, please see the 
fellowship programs area of our web site: 
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/afp

Academic Fellowship Program
Higher Education Support Program
Open Society Institute
Nador utca 11
H-1051 Budapest
Hungary

Tel: 36-1-235 6160
Fax: 36-1- 411 44 01
Email: afp(a)osi.hu

GRANT- HESP Student Mobility Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: HESP Mobility Program <hespmobility(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 22 Feb 2005


Click here for more information about the HESP Student Mobility Program:

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/mobility_program/student_m
obility

HESP Mobility Program: Student Mobility

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the mobility grant will be used 
to enhance the educational experience at the home institution and that the 
mobility grant will be used for purposes related directly to the studies 
undertaken at the home institution. Potential applicants should note the 
level of studies (undergraduate, master's, doctoral) offered at the 
respective institution, and consider applying only to a program that 
corresponds to the level of study at the home institution.

Please note that applications for study during the last academic year of a 
student's degree program will not be considered.

Eligible Regions/Countries

Students enrolled at higher education institutions in Central, Eastern, and 
South Eastern Europe; Eurasia; and Mongolia who intend to spend a visiting 
semester in another country are eligible to apply.

Eligible Disciplines:

Humanities, social sciences, business, and management.

Length of Visit:

Up to one semester (five months).

Ineligible Activities:

 - travel to and from Central European University; travel to an institution 
   in the home country;
 - study at summer schools;
 - short course and seminar attendance;
 - participation in any kind of conference and congress.

Eligible Expenses:

 - travel-related expenses (travel, visa, insurance);
 - living expenses (stipend);
 - accommodation;
 - book allowance. 
 - Up to five grants per academic year may be awarded for visits to/from 
   each HESP network institution.

Instructions to Applicants:

 - All application materials must be in English or accompanied by an English 
   translation.
 - Individuals may receive a mobility grant only once.
 - Simultaneous application to different institutions is not allowed.

Application Deadlines:

Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the proposed 
visit.

For the 2005-2006 academic year, the following deadlines have been set for 
student applications to:

American University in Bulgaria (AUBG): fall semester applications are due 
on June 1, 2005, and spring semester applications are due on November 1, 2005.

Further information on the application to AUBG is available at: 
http://www.aubg.bg/dbtext/text.php?i=757.

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP):

 - fall semester applications are due on June 1, 2005;
 - spring semester applications are due on December 1, 2005.

Further information on the application to EUSP is available at 
http://www.eu.spb.ru/en.

Contact Information:

Complete applications should be sent to:

Open Society Institute
Higher Education Support Program / HESP Mobility Program
P.O. Box 519
1397 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: 36-1-327-3850
Fax: 36-1-411-4401
Email: hespmobility(a)osi.hu

GRANT- HESP Faculty Mobility Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: HESP Mobility Faculty Program <hespmobility(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 18 Feb 2005


Click here for more information about the HESP Faculty Mobility Program:

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/mobility_program/faculty_m
obility

HESP Mobility Program: Faculty Mobility:

Faculty members who plan to use the mobility grant to develop a new course, 
revise an existing one, and consult with colleagues on curriculum and 
teaching issues are eligible to apply. Please note that faculty members 
awarded a grant are expected to give a guest lecture or lead a discussion in 
their area of expertise at the host university.

Faculty members who are invited to give a series of lectures that will be 
recognized as an integral component of a particular course for students are 
eligible to apply for the faculty mobility program as well.

Eligible Regions/Countries:

Faculty members teaching at higher education institutions in Central, 
Eastern, and South Eastern Europe; the former Soviet Union; and Mongolia are 
eligible.

Eligible Disciplines:

Humanities, social sciences, business, and management.

Length of Visit: Up to one month.

Ineligible Activities:

 - travel to and from Central European University;
 - travel to an institution in the home country;
 - study at summer schools;
 - short course and seminar attendance;
 - participation in any kind of conference and congress.

Eligible Expenses

 - travel-related expenses (travel, visa, insurance);
 - living expenses (stipend);
 - accommodation;
 - book allowance.

Up to five grants per academic year may be awarded for visits to/from each 
HESP network institution.

Instructions to Applicants:

 - All application materials must be in English or accompanied by an English 
   translation.
 - Individuals may receive only one grant per academic year.
 - Simultaneous application to different institutions is not allowed.
 - Application Submission
 - Applications must be submitted at least two months prior to the proposed 
   visit.

Send complete applications to:

Open Society Institute
Higher Education Support Program / HESP Mobility Program
P.O. Box 519
1397 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: 36-1-327-3850
Fax: 36-1-411-4401
Email: hespmobility(a)osi.hu

FELLOWSHIP- Documentary Photography Project, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Whitney Johnson <whjohnson(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 18 Feb 2005


Documentary Photography Project Distribution

Click here for more information about Documentary Photography Project. 
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography

Completed applications and all supporting materials, including letters of 
recommendation, must be received by the Documentary Photography Project no 
later than 5PM on Friday, March 25, 2005.

Eligibility:

OSI will consider proposals that address social justice and human rights 
issues, with preference given to work that coincides with the focus areas 
and regions that are of concern to OSI. Preference will also be given to 
projects that connect the work to the subjects or subject matter (e.g., an 
exhibition in the community where the photos were taken).

OSI expects applicants to apply with partners that will provide financial or 
other in-kind support. Partners may include, but are not limited to, 
publishers, galleries, schools, government institutions, NGOs, or online 
publications/ventures. If applying for exhibition, venues may include, but 
are not limited to, colleges, universities, galleries, libraries, or other 
public spaces.

OSI will not underwrite the full cost of a project, unless the cost is under 
$7,500.

Applicants must present a complete body of work. Funding will not be 
provided for production.

Application Process:

Applicants should assemble the documents in the order listed below into one 
original set; print surname and page numbers on the upper-right corner of 
each page; make three photocopies of the original set; and place the four 
complete sets of documents, along with the letters of recommendation, in an 
envelope to be submitted for receipt by Friday, March 25, 2005. No faxed, 
emailed, or late applications will be accepted. Applications arriving 
incomplete, without requested letters of recommendation, documents, or 
photocopies, will not be given full consideration. In addition, supporting 
documents sent under separate cover will not be accepted.

Please assemble the following, in order:

1. completed application form (download);

2. c.v. including a complete list of produced work, publications, and 
exhibitions;

3. written proposal including:

 - a description of the portfolio, including background on the issue and 
your work documenting it;
 - a detailed description of your plan to disseminate the work, including 
how your partners will be involved financially or otherwise;
 - a statement of the expected impact of the work;
 - a timeline for the project;
 - a budget reflecting the total cost of the project;
 - a budget reflecting the portion of the project for which funding is being 
requested;

4. 15-20 digital or chemical prints;

5. two letters of recommendation;

6. letter(s) of support from partner(s) indicating financial or in-kind 
support.

Please note: The Open Society Institute cannot support lobbying activities. 
Projects that include lobbying activities will not be funded.

OSI does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, 
or sexual orientation.

OSI will not return applications. If you would like your application 
returned, you must include a self-addressed, stamped mailer with your proposal.

Complete applications should be sent to:

Whitney Johnson
Documentary Photography Project
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-548-0336
Email: whjohnson(a)sorosny.org

GRANT- Global Supplementary Grant Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Scholarship Programs <scholar(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 18 Feb 2005


Scholarship Programs
Global Supplementary Grant Program

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/global_supplementar
y/guidelines

The Global Supplementary Grant Program offers supplementary grants to 
students from selected countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the 
former Soviet Union. The grants enable qualified students to pursue doctoral 
studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in 
Western Europe, the Middle/Near East, Asia, Australia, and North America.

Grants are awarded on the basis of academic record, merit of the proposed 
study, applicant's long-term goals, and financial need.  Supplemental 
funding is provided for one year of study with the option to apply for a 
second year. Reapplication procedures are outlined in the 2005-2006 
application form. Renewal grants are not guaranteed; competition for renewal 
takes place among the general pool of applicants. Only students who have 
been accepted into a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program at an accredited 
university are eligible to apply.

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

Tuition and fees: not to exceed 50 percent of tuition and fees per academic 
year; Living expenses: students who have succeeded in funding their tuition, 
either through scholarships or tuition wavers, are eligible for housing and 
living funds; Other: students who have secured all necessary funds but 
cannot afford additional expenses, such as travel to/from their host 
country, books, materials, or health insurance are eligible for additional 
funds.  Grants will not be provided to cover expenses in all three 
categories. Only those students with confirmed financial support will 
receive grants.

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

Eligibility:

1. Candidates must be nationals of one of the following countries: Albania, 
   Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, 
   Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, 
   Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and 
   Uzbekistan.

2. Members of the Roma community are encouraged to apply.

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

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

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

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

Ineligibility:

1. These awards support doctoral studies in social sciences and humanities 
   only. Requests for support in the following fields will not be considered:

business administration/management training;
computer science;
finance/banking/marketing;
engineering;
hard and natural sciences (physics, biology, chemistry, etc.)
mathematics;
medical sciences;
fine or performing arts.

2. Applications will not be considered for study in the student's home 
   country or within Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Union, or 
   for nondoctoral study, language preparatory, and summer school courses.

3. Students with permanent resident status and asylum seekers in the host 
   country are not eligible to apply. Only those with valid student visas in 
   the host country are eligible to apply.

4. Late applications will be automatically disqualified.

Selection:

Students are selected in an open competition announced once per year. A team 
of experts (the GSGP Board) makes all grant decisions based on quality of 
the application, written essays, academic records, and future goals. 
Preference will be given to students pursuing advanced studies in regionally 
relevant areas that will directly benefit the quality of academic and civil 
society development in their home country. Selection Committee decisions are 
final.

Applicants should send one copy of each of the following documents, 
including an official or university translation if language is other than 
English.

1. Curriculum vitae (including complete work history, extracurricular 
   activities, academic awards, and publications);
2. A copy of the official letter of admission from the academic institution 
   (if not available, explain why);
3. Copies of all undergraduate and post-secondary school records (new 
   applicants only);
4. The official letter informing the applicant of the details of the 
   scholarship or financial aid award (if separate from item 2 above) and/or 
   any other documents confirming additional support;
5. A copy of the identification pages of applicant's passport;
6. Copy of applicant's visa (students in the United States should also 
   enclose copy of their I-20 or DS-2019);
7. Two academic reference letters from professors who have direct knowledge 
   of the applicant's work and abilities.

NOTE: Omission of one or more of the documents mentioned above renders an 
application incomplete and may result in disqualification. In the event that 
a document becomes available only after the submission of an application, 
applicants are asked to indicate this in their applications and to send the 
missing document as soon as possible.

Application and Deadlines:

Applicants may apply for a grant using OSI's Online Application System. 
Alternatively, applicants may download an application from this page and 
apply offline.

Applications for the 2005-2006 academic year must be postmarked (or 
submitted online) on or before the following:

For students pursuing a Ph.D. in North America, Asia, or Australia: April 1, 
2005.

For students pursuing a Ph.D. in Western Europe or the Middle/Near
East: June 3, 2005.

Applications should be mailed to the address below or to applicant's local 
Soros foundation office:

Global Supplementary Grant Program
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10019
USA

Contact information for additional questions about the program:
Email: scholar(a)sorosny.org
Tel: 1-212-548-0175
Fax: 1-212-548-4652

Please include any information you feel may be helpful in the evaluation of 
your application. Grantees will be required to maintain full-time student 
status throughout the period of the fellowship and to abide by the terms and 
conditions outlined in a contract letter signed by the grantee.

FELLOWSHIP- Returning Scholar Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Academic Fellowship Program <afp(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 17 Feb 2005


Call for Returning Scholars to Teach in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Mongolia

The International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open 
Society Institute is pleased to announce the 2005-06 Academic Fellowship 
Program's Returning Scholar Fellowship Program

The Returning Scholar Fellowship Program (RSFP) invites applications for 
2005-06 from talented scholars who, after studying abroad, seek university 
positions and academic careers in their home countries. RSFP is open to 
citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, 
Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

Academics from the above countries having graduated (or expecting to 
graduate by September 2005) from a Western-accredited or HESP-supported 
university with a postgraduate degree in social sciences/humanities are 
encouraged to apply.

Returning Scholar Fellowships are awarded in the social sciences (including 
area studies, anthropology, gender studies, economics, history, political 
science, psychology, public administration, and sociology).

AFP also offers teaching fellowships in law and journalism/media studies. 
Please note that AFP does not support scholars in philology, the visual and 
performing arts, and certain other humanities fields.  Nor does AFP work 
with business-related fields.  (For further specifics, please contact the 
AFP office.)

RSFP helps universities in the region retain promising young scholars who 
are essential to the revitalisation of departments, and to the 
sustainability of reforms in higher education.  RSFP represents a conscious 
strategy to combat "brain drain" in the social sciences and humanities by 
offering financial, institutional and professional development support for 
two academic years (longer in some cases), as well as opportunities for 
further professional growth as AFP alumni.  Fellowships include a monthly 
stipend and various allowances, including professional development and 
networking funds, in addition to the opportunity to participate in 
departmental and professional development projects.

In the 2004/05 academic year, AFP supported 120 Returning Scholars (RS) at 
institutions throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

The Academic Fellowship Program was launched by the Open Society Institute's 
Higher Education Support Program in July 2004, and builds on HESP's 
experience as a core funder of the Civic Education Project and carries 
forward some aspects of the fellowship opportunities supported by CEP.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2005. Fellowships begin in 
September 2005.

For application forms and guidelines, please see the fellowship programs 
area of our web site: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/afp

For further information contact our office:

Academic Fellowship Program
Higher Education Support Program
Open Society Institute
Nador utca 11
H-1051, Budapest
Hungary
Tel: 36-1-235 6160
Fax: 36-1- 411 44 01
Email: afp(a)osi.hu

Location: CEE/NIS Region
Deadline: March 15, 2005
Website: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/afp

FELLOWSHIP- Democracy and Diversity Post-Doc. Program, Queen's Univ., Canada

Posted by: Will Kymlicka <kymlicka(a)post.queensu.ca>
Posted: 7 Feb 2005


Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Philosophy at Queen's University has established a 
postdoctoral fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity", funded in part 
by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. The program will run from 
2005-2008. Each year, one non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be awarded, 
salary will commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will have 
a demonstrated capacity for high quality research, expertise in political 
philosophy/political theory, and special interest in issues of the 
accommodation of diversity in democratic societies. He/she will show promise 
of excellence in teaching and the ability to participate constructively in 
departmental and collegial activities. The Fellow will work under the 
supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka, and will be expected to teach two 
halfcourses.

Queen's University is a leading centre for the normative study of democracy 
and diversity, with active research programs located in the Research Group 
on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship (RGONEMC) and the 
Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy. The Fellow would be affiliated with 
these programs, and would participate in their activities.  The University 
invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's University is 
committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes 
applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with 
disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All 
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and 
Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Each full application should include a curriculum vitae, together with a 
statement of research interests and a teaching dossier. Applicants should 
supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic careers 
and other factors that may have affected their capacity to complete 
scholarly work. Applications should be sent to the Department of Philosophy, 
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6, to arrive by March 
29, 2005. It is the responsibility of the applicants to have at least three 
letters of reference sent directly to the above address by the deadline.

More Information regarding Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Philosophy at Queen's University has established a 
postdoctoral fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity", funded in part 
by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. The program will run from 
2005-2008. Each year, one non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be awarded, 
working under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka.

The fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities at Queen's relating 
to the normative and empirical study of democracy and diversity, including 
the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy (directed by Prof. Kymlicka); the 
Research Group on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship 
(www.queensu.ca/politics/rgonemc); the Fulbright Visiting Professorship in 
Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship; the Centre for the 
Study of Democracy; and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations - all 
of which have active programs of workshops, conferences and visiting 
scholars and speakers. The Fellow would be expected to participate in these 
various activities as appropriate, including presentation of his or her 
research findings, and to assist Prof. Kymlicka in the Forum's activities.  
The Fellow would also be expected to do some teaching (two half-courses).

While "Democracy and Diversity" is to be understood expansively, and there 
are no pre-determined limits on the topics it may cover, Queen's has a 
special expertise in issues of ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing 
activities have covered such topics as immigration and citizenship, 
multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous rights, affirmative 
action, historic injustice, nationalism and secession, language rights, and 
transnational democracy. Applicants who combine normative analysis with 
empirical case studies are particularly welcome.

For more information, go to:

http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/

If you have any questions about the postdoctoral program, please contact 
Prof. Kymlicka at: kymlicka(a)post.queensu.ca.

FELLOWSHIP- Joel L. Fleishman Civil Society Fellows Program, Duke University

Posted by: Milissa Markiewicz <mmarkiew(a)duke.edu>
Posted: 4 Feb 2005


Duke University

The Joel L. Fleishman Civil Society Fellows Program

Created in honor of the Institute's founding director, the Joel L.  
Fleishman Civil Society Fellows Program provides a select group of leaders 
from nonprofit organizations, international NGOs, foundations, government, 
socially responsible businesses, and other civil society groups with the 
opportunity to spend a four-week residential sabbatical at Duke University's 
Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy.

While at Duke, Fellows perform research and work with Institute faculty and 
other Duke affiliates on issues related to the development of civil society. 
Applicants are selected based upon their proposed research topic and how 
they intend to utilize Duke's resources to benefit their professional work 
in society.  Housing and program expenses are covered.  In addition, each 
Fellow receives a $6000 stipend.

Full-time academics are not eligible to apply. The 2005 Fellowship period 
will begin October 1, 2005.  The Application deadline is May 1, 2005.  
Applications can be downloaded from the program website: 
http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/centers/civil/index.html.

Contact: Milissa Markiewicz, Program Director, 919-613-7315 or 
mmarkiew(a)duke.edu

Many thanks.

Milissa Markiewicz
Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Duke University
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708
USA
Tel: 919-613-7315
Web: www.pubpol.duke.edu

FELLOWSHIP- Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University

Posted by: AKPIA-Harvard <agakhan(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 2 Feb 2005


The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University
Fellowship Program 2005-2006
for Advanced Historical Research in Islamic Art & Architecture

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

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

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

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

The application submission deadline is March 14, 2005. Application materials 
must be submitted in hard copy only. Applications received incomplete and/or 
after the deadline will not be considered by the committee.

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Fellowship Program, Sackler Museum
485 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
USA

Please direct any inquires to agakhan(a)fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-2355.

FELLOWSHIP- Ph.D. Programs, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Univ. of Bremen

Posted by: Benjamin Veghte <bveghte(a)gsss.uni-bremen.de>
Posted: 13 Jan 2005


The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) at the University of Bremen 
invites applications to its 3-year Ph.D. program from October 1, 2005 to 
September 30, 2008. The GSSS is part of an international network of graduate 
education and is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

The GSSS offers 9 stipends for Ph.D. fellows of EUR 1000/month for 36 
months. Funding is also available for empirical research and travel.  We 
invite applications within the three thematic fields of the GSSS:

 - Transnational Relations and Political Theory
 - Welfare State Transformation
 - Social Change and the Life Course

For the required application materials, go to: www.gsss.uni-bremen.de

Foreign students are encouraged to apply. The University of Bremen strives 
to increase the share of women in the university and hence strongly 
encourages women to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are equally 
qualified will be favoured. Interested students with an excellent 
undergraduate record and command of English are invited to send their 
application (see www.gsss.uni-bremen.de for required application materials) 
by 15 March 2005 to the following address:

University of Bremen
Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS)
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall
FVG
Postfach 330440
28334 Bremen
Germany

Advertisement of Stipends

The Heinrich Boell Foundation in cooperation with the Graduate School of 
Social Sciences (GSSS) at the University of Bremen is offering five doctoral 
stipends in the following subject area: Risks of exclusion and strategies of 
inclusion in expanded Europe. The program promotes dissertation research on 
exclusion risks in expanded Europe as well on inclusion strategies and their 
effects.  Applications could (but need not) focus on one of the following 
themes:

 - Destandardization of life and work
 - Labor migration
 - Regional Disparities

Anchored within the framework of the GSSS, the program offers intensive 
doctoral supervision and dedicated graduate curricular training both in 
theory and in qualitative and quantitative methods, embedded in an 
international context of partner universities. The duration of funding is 
three years, commencing on 1 October 2005.

The program is open to MA-level graduates from Social Sciences. Applications 
can be submitted in German or English. Sufficient proficiency in both 
languages is required.

Application deadline: 15 March 2005

Further information can be found at www.boell.de/stipendien and 
www.gsss.uni-bremen.de.

Applications to:

Heinrich Boell Foundation
Rosenthaler Str. 40 /41
10178 Berlin
Germany

FELLOWSHIP- FLAS Fellowships in Central Asian Languages, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Ctr. <iaau(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 10 Jan 2005

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University
FLAS Fellowships in East European and Central Asian languages

The US Department of Education provides FLAS fellowships to support graduate 
students seeking a career in university or college teaching, government 
service, or other situations requiring a knowledge of foreign languages and 
cultures.  Each academic year fellowship carries a fixed stipend of $14,000, 
and a fee scholarship covering 12 credits of course work each semester (a 
total of 24 credits). Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible 
for FLAS fellowships. Holders of FLAS fellowships must undertake full-time 
study during the period of the award and be enrolled in formal language 
instruction in the language of the award and take one area study course each 
semester.

IAUNRC awards FLAS fellowships for study of the following languages in 
academic year 2005/2006: Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Kazakh, 
Persian/Tajik, Mongolian, Tibetan, Turkish, and Uzbek.  Applicants 
interested in applying for an advanced level of language (beyond third year) 
can enroll in and use FLAS fellowship for an Advanced Directed Language 
Study - they should discuss that option with the IAUNRC staff before 
submitting their FLAS application.

The number of the awards for 2005/2006 is contingent upon receipt of funds 
from the US Department of Education. The US Department of Education 
encourages applications from students from professional school students as 
well as students enrolled in departments of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Applicants must submit the following:

 - One FLAS application.
 - One complete set of official transcripts of college and university credits.
 - Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the 
   applicant's abilities in foreign language study.
 - Statement on language training and proposed program of study.

You may apply online (www.indiana.edu/~flas) or paper applications are 
available through Central Eurasian Studies Department.

Application deadline is February 1, 2005.

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana University-Bloomington

FELLOWSHIPS- Havighurst Ctr. for Russian and Post-Soviet Stds. Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Posted by: HavighurstCenter <HavighurstCenter(a)cas03.cas.muohio.edu>
Posted: 5 Jan 2005


Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Post Doctoral Fellowships

Post Doctoral fellowships are awarded annually by the Havighurst Center. 
Fellowships are given in all areas of academic study related to Russia and 
other post Soviet countries, including history, politics, music, culture, 
art, architecture, religion, literature, and daily life.

This year, the Havighurst Center will be focusing on the Silk Road and we 
are seeking Postdoctoral Fellows who concentrate on the art, architecture, 
culture, economics, ethnography, history, literature, music, politics or 
sociology of the Eurasian (former Soviet) countries of the historic or 
modern Silk Road.

The fellowships are designed for junior scholars of exceptional promise. 
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue their research 
agenda for a calendar year with the support of a competitive salary and up 
to $2,000 for research support.  Fellowships are for one year, but may be 
renewed for a second year. Fellows normally are expected to teach four 15 
week courses in the field of their primary research interest per year and to 
assist in developing Havighurst programs in the area of their interest. 
Fellows must have their Ph.D.  (or Kandidat nauk) in hand by the beginning 
of their fellowship, and those without native ability in English must have a 
demonstrated capability to lecture in English. Fellowships are open to 
applicants from all countries. The areas that the Center is interested in 
will change annually, and candidates are encouraged to contact the center 
directly before making an application.

Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a one page description of 
their research proposal, a description of each of the courses they would 
like to teach, and three letters of reference--in English-to:

The Havighurst Center, Fellowship Program
Harrison Hall, Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
USA

For best consideration applications should be received by March 11, 2005 to 
be considered for the following academic year.

Queries may be addressed to havighurstcenter(a)muohio.edu.

Miami University is an equal opportunity employer and applications from 
female and minority scholars are strongly encouraged.

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