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4. Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
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GRANT- Water in Islamic Art and Culture, Qatar, Nov. 4-6, 2007

Posted by: Diane Tepfer <dtepfer(a)vcu.edu>
Posted: 20 Mar 2007


GRANT- Water in Islamic Art and Culture, Qatar, Nov. 4-6, 2007

Fellowships for travel and accommodation are available for scholars of 
Islamic art to attend Rivers of Paradise: Water in Islamic Art and 
Culture at VCU's Qatar campus Nov. 4-6, 2007.   

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development 
and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts are offering 
15 Hamad Bin Khalifa travel fellowships.  

The Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art strives to foster the 
development of an international community of researchers and scholars 
in Islamic art and cultures. The fellowship provides financial support 
for conference attendance and recognition of scholars from diverse 
geographic and cultural areas, including those from the less developed 
and less well-funded countries. 

Many scholars, who more characteristically conduct research for years 
with minimal support, are having a hard time believing that these 
generous fellowships are merely to attend the symposium, and not to 
present papers, as is usual with travel fellowships.

Thirteen speakers from around the world from a variety of disciplines 
will explore the theme of water in the Islamic lands from southern 
Europe to South Asia from the 7th century to the present. Topics range 
from the supply and distribution of water to its role in religion and 
popular culture. 

Attendance at the Rivers of Paradise: Water in Islamic Art and Culture 
Symposium in Doha, Qatar is an opportunity for advanced students and 
other scholars from around the world to meet and interact with one 
another. The fellowship will also allow students and scholars to visit 
Doha, one of the fastest-growing Islamic Art centers in the Middle East.

Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom, shared holders of the Hamad bin 
Khalifa Endowed Chair of Islamic Art at VCU and the Norma Jean 
Calderwood University Chair of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston 
College, and curators of the acclaimed current exhibition of Islamic 
art Cosmophilia, are convening the conference.

Online fellowship applications are due June 1, 2007. Complimentary 
symposium registration will be available July 2007.  For more 
information click http://www.islamicartdoha.org/ 
or contact Diane Tepfer at dtepfer(a)vcu.edu

FELLOWSHIP- Fleishman Fellows in Civil Society, Duke University

Posted by: Melynn Glusman <Melynn.Glusman(a)duke.edu>
Posted: 12 Mar 2007


FELLOWSHIP- Fleishman Fellows in Civil Society, Duke University

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 2007 Fellowship 
period will begin October 1, 2007.  The Application deadline is May 1, 
2007. Applications can be downloaded from the program website: 
http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/centers/civil/.

Contact: Melynn Glusman, Program Director, 919-613-7432 or
melynn.glusman(a)duke.edu.

FELLOWSHIP- Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Near Eastern Studies, Princeton

Posted by: Michael A. Reynolds <mar123(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 12 Mar 2007


FELLOWSHIP- Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Near Eastern Studies, Princeton

Please note that this announcement refers to the Middle East broadly 
defined, including the Caucasus, Central Asia, and other related areas.

Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Near Eastern Studies Department

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowships in the study of 
the Middle East since the First World War. The Department hopes to 
make two appointments for two academic years each, with the 
possibility of renewal for a third year. Applicants must have the 
Ph.D. in hand; discipline is open. Successful candidates will be 
expected to contribute to the life of the Department in several ways 
(convening a seminar on the modern Middle East, organizing occasional 
small conferences, teaching a limited number of courses, advising some 
undergraduates in their independent work, and participating in 
outreach activities). However, the bulk of their time is to be devoted 
to research and publication, and to broadening their knowledge of the 
Middle East, including its pre-modern heritage where this is relevant 
to their research interests. Competitive salary plus benefits; each 
appointee will have a small research fund.

To apply, send a current c.v., a two-page personal statement, a 
three-page description of the research and writing projects in which 
you would engage while at Princeton, and two sample papers or 
chapters. These should be mailed to Postdoctoral Fellowships, The Near 
Eastern Studies Department, Jones Hall, Princeton University, 
Princeton, NJ 08544, U.S.A., and should be received by April 2, 2007. 
Applicants should have three letters of recommendation mailed 
separately to the same address. Short-listed candidates may be invited 
for campus interviews. Inquiries may be e-mailed to Professor Michael 
Cook (mcook(a)princeton.edu).

FELLOWSHIP- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek, KG

Posted by: Alexander I. Pugachev <pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 5 Mar 2007


FELLOWSHIP- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek, KG

Position: Visiting Research Fellow

Place: Social Research Center at American University-Central Asia

Period: From 2 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University - Central Asia 
(AUCA) is pleased to offer interested foreign scholars (PhD students 
and post-doctoral fellows) the opportunity to conduct research within 
the framework of its Foreign Research Fellowship Program at our 
Bishkek-based research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral 
part of AUCA, with the mission to promote long-term development of the 
principles and practice of democracy, rule of law, and social equality 
in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia through carrying out research and 
policy analysis. Advantages and opportunities of the Foreign Research 
Fellowship Program at the SRC:
 - Ideal surroundings : work and conduct research at one of the 
   leading universities in Central Asia, recognized internationally as a 
   university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and 
   critical inquiry.
 - Beneficial support: benefit from interaction with the AUCA faculty 
   members, local/foreign scholars and students.
 - Valuable networking: use our networking capacities to establish 
   contacts with local research institutions, universities, local 
   scholars, non-governmental organizations and many governmental 
   agencies in Kyrgyzstan.
 - Perfect working conditions: The SRC will provide a study/work 
   space, access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and 
   the university library resources.

Research Areas
The SRC is broadly interested in the political and social development 
of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the following areas :
1) Migration : The impacts of external and internal migration on 
economic and social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries)
2) Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
3) Islam : political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central 
Asian countries)
4) Development of non-governmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan
5) Security cooperation in Central Asia
Interested scholars should
 - Preferably be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows.
 - Offer a research project related to the research interests of SRC.
 - Be willing to submit two research papers per semester (four months)


Period:
>From one month to one year
Number of Fellowships:
SRC can host five Research Fellows at a time.
How to apply
 - Fill out the application form posted on the "Vacancies" section at 
   www.src.auca.kg
 - Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other 
   information related to your application to:

Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center
American University - Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street ,
Bishkek , Kyrgyzstan , 720040
or apply by e-mail: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg
 - Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC 
   within 2-3 weeks

For further information
 - If you are interested in finding out more information about current 
   and previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website: 
   www.src.auca.kg
 - If you would like to find out more about American University - 
   Central Asia, please refer to: http://www.auca.kg/
 - For further inquires or information on your application status, 
   please contact Alexander Pugachev at: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg

Logistical support The SRC will provide
 - assistance in arranging visas
 - support in finding accommodation in Bishkek.

Unfortunately, the SRC does not have the ability to cover
 - travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses.

GRANT- Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant (University of Pittsburgh)

Posted by: Vladimir Padunov <padunov(a)pitt.edu>
Posted: 26 Feb 2007


GRANT- Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant (University of Pittsburgh)

Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant (University of Pittsburgh)

The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic and East European video and DVD 
collection is the leading collection outside of the Russian 
Federation, with a holding of more than 6,000 items, including 
extensive holdings in Russian, Slovak, and Central Asian cinema.  
Online information about the Pitt collection, which is 
non-circulating, is available at http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/video/index.html.

Supported by Pitt's Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the 
Russian and East European Studies Center (REES), the Slavic 
Department, and the Film Studies Program, the 2007-2008 Pittfilm 
Travel to Collections Grant solicits applications from scholars with 
developed research projects that would benefit from on-site access to 
this collection. The selection committee would look favorably on those 
applications that include a research presentation as a public lecture.

Travel awards are $1,200 each, intended to defray costs of domestic 
airfare, two nights' lodging, and a modest per diem for three days.  
Two scholars will be chosen in the 2007-2008 competition, one for each 
semester of next academic year.

DEADLINE: 1 April 2007.

Recipients will be notified by 15 May 2007 and funds must be spent by 
30 April 2008.

Interested scholars should send an electronic copy of a one-page, 
single-spaced project description (including preferred dates and a 
list of anticipated research materials in the Pitt collection) to 
Prof. Vladimir Padunov at padunov(a)pitt.edu with the Subject Heading 
"Pittfilm Travel-to-Collections Grant."

Vladimir Padunov
Associate Director, Film Studies Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
427 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
voice: 1-412-624-5713
fax: 1-412-624-9714
padunov(a)pitt.edu

Russian Film Symposium: http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu

KinoKultura: http://www.kinokultura.com

GRANT- 2007 Call for Applications for the Global Supplementary Grant Program

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 15 Feb 2007


GRANT- 2007 Call for Applications for the Global Supplementary Grant Program

Call for Applications for the Global Supplementary Grant Program

The Open Society Institute's Network Scholarship Programs offers 
supplementary grants to students from selected countries of Eastern 
and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the 
program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in 
the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in 
Western Europe, Middle/Near East, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

Eligibility

The Global SGP is available to citizens of the following countries: 
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, 
Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and 
Uzbekistan.  

Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical, chemical, 
technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing arts are 
not eligible for this grant.  This includes:

 - Business Administration/Management Training
 - Computer Science
 - Finance/Banking/Marketing
 - Engineering
 - Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
 - Mathematics
 - Medical Sciences

Global SGP grants are for students pursuing doctorates only.  Students 
admitted to master's programs with the intent to continue, but not 
clear admission into a Ph.D. program, are ineligible.

Please note that this is a supplementary program, not intended for 
full funding.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional 
support from other sources.  

Applying

Enclosed please find as a separate attachment academic year 2007/2008 
application form for the Global Supplementary Grant Program.  Academic 
year 2007/2008 application form is also available at our web site 
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas.  Applicants 
may also apply online at http://www.soros.org/grants/oas. (Please note 
that the online application will not be ready until Friday, January 26, 2007)

Deadline

The application deadline is April 2, 2007 (for students pursuing Ph.D. 
in North America, Asia, Australia) and June 4, 2007 (for students 
pursuing Ph.D. in European Union).  Applications mailed directly to 
New York must be postmarked April 2/June 4 at the latest, or DHL'd on 
this date by the National Foundation.  Applications will not be 
accepted after the April 2/June 4 deadline.  Late applications will be 
automatically disqualified fast)

GRANT- Harriman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Research Project on Russia and Islam

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 13 Feb 2007


GRANT- Harriman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Research Project on Russia and Islam

Harriman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Project on 
Russia and Islam

The Harriman Institute proposes to award two postdoctoral fellowships 
for a new research project on the Russian lands and Islam. This 
project seeks to reconsider the relationship between religion and 
modernity in Russian history, by highlighting the role played by 
religious institutions, policies and ideas in the transformation and 
modernization of the imperial and post-imperial state from 1750 to the 
present. Focusing, in particular, on the Russian relationship with 
Islam it seeks to foster a reappraisal of the geopolitical 
significance of the long-term Russian interaction - through the 
Tsarist and Soviet eras - with its southern neighbors, in particular, 
the Ottoman empire and its successor states, the Caucasus and Central 
Asia. Candidates with a background in Russian or Ottoman studies, or 
with other relevant research interests, are invited to apply. The 
fellowships are for academic year 2007-2008 and will involve, in 
addition to research, helping to run a workshop and conferences 
associated with the project. For more information on the project, 
please contact Project Director, Professor Mark Mazower: mm2669(a)columbia.edu.

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. 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. Candidates must have successfully defended and 
deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

How To Apply

Candidates should send the following materials to the Fellowship 
Committee, Russia and Islam Research Project, c/o Barbara Singleton, 
at the address below, by March 15th  (fellowships begin the following 
September): 

1. A research plan outlining how the scholar's time will be spent at 
the Institute 

2. A curriculum vitae

3. 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. 

Barbara Singleton, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 420 West 118th
Street, New York, New York 10027

GRANT- ACTR NEH Collaborative Research Fellowship, Feb 15 Deadline

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 30 Jan 2007


GRANT- ACTR NEH Collaborative Research Fellowship, Feb 15 Deadline

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 2007-2008 NEH Collaborative 
Humanities Fellowship. Applications are available from the website 
(www.americancouncils.org). All applications are due on February 15, 2007.

Full and partial fellowships are available through American Councils 
and NCEEER from National Endowment for the Humanities grant support. 
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. Especially encouraged are 
applications with a strong regional focus and the potential to broaden 
and strengthen international academic linkages beyond the traditional 
centers such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Prague.

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. U.S. citizenship, 
permanent resident status, or residency in the U.S. for three years 
before date of application is required.  

Application Deadline: February 15, 2007 

For more information and an application, please contact:

Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: (202) 833-7522
Website: www.americancouncils.org 
Email: outbound(a)americancouncils.org 

Program Officer
NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship
NCEEER
University of Washington
Room 224 Thompson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
Phone (206) 543-1666
Website: www.nceeer.org 
Email: dc(a)nceeer.org 

All applications will receive consideration without regard to any 
non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual 
orientation, national origin, marital status, age, political 
affiliation, or disability.

GRANT- ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program 2007

Posted by: Charles Krusekopf <Charles.Krusekopf(a)RoyalRoads.ca>
Posted: 22 Jan 2007


GRANT- ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program 2007


ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program 2007

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) in conjunction with 
the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the US 
Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) 
is pleased to announce a second year of funding for the ACMS 
US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program to support student field 
research in Mongolia in summer 2007.

The program will support approximately 3 students from US universities 
and 6 students from Mongolian universities to conduct field research 
in Mongolia between May and October 2007. Applicants must be either US 
or Mongolian citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled 
full-time in a university or college in the United States or Mongolia. 
Undergraduate applicants must have at least third year standing in 
their program, while graduate applicants can be at a masters or 
pre-dissertation doctoral level. 

The student research work for the ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research 
Fellowship Program must be conducted under the supervision of a 
Research Sponsor who plans to be on site in Mongolia in summer 2007. 
No independent field research projects by students will be supported 
under this fellowship. The Research Sponsor should have previous 
experience conducting academic field research, and must agree to 
oversee the student's research project in the field including a period 
of direct oversight. The field research project should last a minimum 
of 6 weeks, and be conducted in Mongolia between May and October 2007. 
Mongolian students are required to work with a Research Sponsor from a 
US-based institution, while US students may work with either US or 
Mongolia based Research Sponsors.

In their applications, students will be asked to describe how their 
participation in the project will support their educational and career 
goals, and how their project supports the development of US-Mongolian 
cooperation and the field of Mongolian Studies. Applicants are 
required to include a letter of support from their Research Sponsor, 
who will be responsible for overseeing the students' research program. 
Additional information on the program, an Application Package, and the 
General Terms and Conditions of the awards, is available from the ACMS 
offices or the ACMS website www.mongoliacenter.org. 

For US based students, the program will provide up to $2000 to cover 
travel expenses to and from Mongolia, and a $1000 stipend to cover 
in-country expenses in Mongolia. Mongolian based students will receive 
a $1000 stipend to cover expenses. 

Research projects in any field, including humanities, sciences and 
social sciences are eligible. Final selection will be made by a 
selection committee, and the students selected will reflect a 
diversity of academic levels, fields of study, gender and other 
characteristics.

In conjunction with the student's Researcher Sponsor, the ACMS offices 
in the US and Ulaanbaatar are available assist the students chosen for 
the program to prepare for their program in Mongolia by providing 
pre-departure information on Mongolia, helping with travel 
arrangements to and from Mongolia and within the country. The Research 
Sponsor for each project will be responsible for overseeing the 
students' living arrangements and academic program during their time 
at the research site. 

All participants will be required to submit a final report on their 
field experience that reflects on both their research program, and how 
the experience might impact their academic and career development. A 
poster presentation will be organized at the 2008 Association of Asian 
Studies annual meeting to allow participants an opportunity to report 
on their research experience. 

Funding for the program is provided by the Council of American 
Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the US State Department Bureau 
of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Details on the program are available from the ACMS website, 
www.mongoliacenter.org, or from the ACMS offices in Ulaanbaatar or at 
Western Washington University. If you have questions or need 
additional information, please contact the ACMS offices by email at 
info (a) mongoliacenter.org or through the contact information listed below.

American Center for Mongolian Studies US Office
Western Washington University
Humanities 230
Bellingham, WA 98225-9057 
Tel. (250) 382-0256 Fax (360) 650-6110

American Center for Mongolian Studies Ulaanbaatar Office
National University of Mongolia Building 5, Room 208
Mailing address: CPO Box 695, Ulaanbaatar-13, Mongolia
Tel. (976-1) 9973 9869

GRANT- International Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Phillip Watkins <pwatkins(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 22 Jan 2007


GRANT- International Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Institute


Open Society Institute

International Higher Education Support Program

Academic Fellowship Program

2007-2008
International Scholars Fellowship Program

For complete information, please see:   
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp 
<http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp> 

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

The program, part of the Academic Fellowship Program (AFP), welcomes 
applications from faculty, retired faculty, and others holding PhDs in 
anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender studies, economics, 
history, political science, international relations, psychology, 
public administration, philosophy, social work, sociology, public 
health, human rights & public law, and journalism/media studies.  The 
program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and 
performing arts, or business. 
Candidates apply to teach outside their country of citizenship and 
must hold an internationally-recognized PhD or JD.   AFP accepts 
applications for fellowship placements in Albania, Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, 
Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. 
AFP fellows are placed in carefully selected university departments 
that are amenable to change and demonstrate a realistic and clear 
vision for future development.   A list of current AFP partner 
departments can be found on our website.  The list is subject to 
change in the 2007-08 academic year.

The International Scholars Fellowship Program offers two arrangements: 
1) 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 are not be considered.
2) 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.  The resident option is available for placements ONLY in 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Mongolia.  
Fellowships generally include a stipend, transportation, and 
accommodation.  Resident fellows also receive health insurance and 
various other allowances.  

Application deadline: March 23, 2007.   Fellowships begin in August or 
September 2007 and normally last one academic year, with the 
possibility of renewal.  For applications and guidelines, please see 
our web site:  http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp 
<http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp> 

Open Society Institute 
Higher Education Support Program          
Academic Fellowship Program                
October 6 utca 12, H-1051, Budapest, Hungary

E-mail: afp(a)osi.hu <mailto:afp(a)osi.hu> 
Telephone: (36-1) 235 6160; Fax: (36-1) 411-4401

GRANT- Returning Scholars Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Phillip Watkins <pwatkins(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 22 Jan 2007


GRANT- Returning Scholars Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute


2007-2008
Returning Scholars Fellowship Program

Open Society Institute

International Higher Education Support Program

Academic Fellowship Program

For complete information, please visit: 
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/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, Bosnia & 
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, 
Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, 
Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

RSFP, a part of the Academic Fellowship Program (AFP), welcomes 
scholars from these countries who have received (or will receive by 
September 2007) an internationally competitive postgraduate degree in 
anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender studies, economics, 
history, political science, international relations, psychology, 
public administration, public health, philosophy, social work, 
sociology, human rights & public law, or journalism/media studies. The 
program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and 
performing arts, or business. 

AFP fellows are placed in carefully selected university departments 
that are amenable to change and demonstrate a realistic and clear 

vision for future development.  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.  Returning Scholars and partner departments also 
benefit from the presence of AFP-supported International Scholars, who 
provide expert mentorship in such areas as professional development, 
curriculum development and reform, research methods, and 
teaching/learning methodologies specific for their discipline.  

AFP supports placement of Returning Scholars primarily in AFP partner 
departments, with some exceptions.  A list of current AFP partner 
departments can be found on our website, though the list is subject to 
change for the 2007-08 academic year. Potential applicants are advised 
to explore placement possibilities with an AFP Region Manager or 
Country Coordinator before applying. 

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

Application deadline: March 23, 2007.  Fellowships begin in August or 
September 2007 and normally last one academic year, with the 
possibility of renewal.  For applications and guidelines, please see 
our web site:  http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp

Open Society Institute 
Higher Education Support Program          
Academic Fellowship Program                
October 6 utca 12, H-1051, Budapest, Hungary

E-mail: afp(a)osi.hu <mailto:afp(a)osi.hu> 
Telephone: (36-1) 235 6160; Fax: (36-1) 411-4401

GRANT- IREX 2007-2008 US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

Posted by: Nicole Mechem <NMechem(a)irex.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2007


GRANT- IREX 2007-2008 US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program


IREX FELLOWSHIP - 2007-2008 US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

IREX is pleased to announce the 2007-2008 competition of the US 
Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.  

The US Embassy Policy Specialist Program will allow fellows to travel 
to Eurasia and serve the embassy as policy specialists on a chosen 
topic and also pursue their own research project independently.  
Fellowships are available to successful applicants who demonstrate how 
their experience, skills, and knowledge will benefit US embassy 
personnel, as well as the academic merit and feasibility of their 
proposed research.  Fellows will serve the embassy and conduct their 
own research for approximately one month. Fellowship length and dates 
will be decided upon in consultation with the specific embassy. 
Examples of embassy service can include conducting field research, 
writing policy papers, consulting embassy staff, and assisting with 
grant panels. 

Fellows will be sponsored by IREX. Depending on the needs of the 
individual embassy, fellows may spend all or part of the time on-site 
at the embassy or work from a remote location in country. The EPS 
Program provides fellowships for up to eight weeks to US postdoctoral 
scholars and other graduate degree holders for independent or 
collaborative research projects in Europe and Eurasia.

Eligible Embassies & Fields are: 

 - Yerevan, Armenia:  Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Conflict Resolution, or 
   Corruption & Public Integrity
 - Chisinau, Moldova: Conflict Resolution
 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: Environment and Agriculture
 - Baku, Azerbaijan:  Religion, Conflict Resolution, or Ethnic/Cultural Studies
 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan:  Economics/Statistics, Conservation, or Religion

EPS Program information and application materials are now available on 
the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/eps/index.asp

The application deadline is March 30, 2007.

Please contact eps(a)irex.org or call (202) 628-8188 with any questions.

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

GRANT- IREX 2007-2008 Short-Term Travel Grant

Posted by: Nicole Mechem <NMechem(a)irex.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2007


GRANT- IREX 2007-2008 Short-Term Travel Grant


IREX FELLOWSHIP - 2007-2008 Short-Term Travel Grant Fellowships

IREX is pleased to announce the 2007-2008 competition of the 
Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program.  The STG Program provides 
fellowships for up to eight weeks to US postdoctoral scholars and 
other graduate degree holders for independent or collaborative 
research projects in Europe and Eurasia.

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

STG Program information and application materials are now available on 
the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/stg/index.asp 

The application deadline is February 1, 2007.

Please contact STG(a)irex.org or call (202) 628-8188 with any questions.

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

GRANT- Approaching Deadline, Institute of Public Policy Visiting Fellowship, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 11 Jan 2007


GRANT- Institute of Public Policy Visiting Fellowship, Kyrgyzstan

IPP Visiting Fellowship

The Institute for Public Policy, with support of the Office for 
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE, is pleased to 
announce the IPP Visiting Fellowship for political science researchers 
and analysts focusing on Kyrgyzstan.   

The goal of the fellowship is to contribute to quality research on 
various aspects of Kyrgyzstan politics. The fellowship provides 
foreign researchers with an opportunity to carry out field work in 
Kyrgyzstan, and thus incorporate more local knowledge and experience 
into their research output. Specific research areas include, but are 
not limited to:
 - Political institutions in Kyrgyzstan
 - The role of informal politics in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Public policy making in Kyrgyzstan
 - Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia (or wider)

Applicants are expected to have developed a detailed research project 
proposal for the fellowship duration, and to have specified a project output.  

Fellowship details:

The fellowship duration is one month, to take place within February 
and March, 2007. Only one fellowship is available at the moment. The 
fellowship will reimburse round-trip airfare to and from Kyrgyzstan 
(economy class only), and cover private accommodations in Bishkek as 
well as the costs of visa. The fellow will also receive a small 
stipend to cover living expenses in Bishkek.

Eligibility:

Potential applicants are expected to possess a PhD or be enrolled in a 
doctoral program at the time of application, and to have publications 
in their research field. Kyrgyz and/or Russian language skills will be 
an advantage. Eligible candidates would include university professors, 
PhD students, and researchers/analysts at public policy research centers.     

Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic are not eligible for this fellowship.

Application details:

To apply, please send the following:
 - CV and cover letter
 - Project proposal (no more than 1000 words) for the project you 
   would undertake during the fellowship. In addition, please specify the 
   project output. If the fellowship project is part of a wider research 
   project, please include additional information on the research and 
   specify how a fellowship at the IPP would contribute to the wider project.
 - Letter of recommendation from academic or professional supervisor

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2007. All application 
materials, as well as inquiries, must be sent to Shairbek Juraev at 
s.juraev(a)ipp.kg, with the subject heading "Visiting Fellowship."

NOTE: Those who have not received reply to their inquiries, please
send them again. Due to technical problems, several email messages
were lost.

FELLOWSHIP- Master's Program in Area Studies, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan

Posted by: Timur Dadabaev <dadabaev(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 3 Jan 2007


FELLOWSHIP- Master's Program in Area Studies, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan


FELLOWSHIP: The Master's Program in Area Studies, University of 
Tsukuba Special Program for Central Asian countries (MPAS/SPJSCA)

Deadline: January 19, 2007 (e-mailed applications and letters of 
references are accepted)

The Master's Program in Area Studies, the University of Tsukuba 
welcomes international applicants from Central Asian (CA) countries 
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) who are interested in studying 
and making research on international relations and other related 
fields with special emphasis on the Japanese studies.  This program 
aims to strengthen the capacity in teaching of various subjects 
broadly related to the international affairs and role of Japan in Asia 
as well as Japanese studies at various universities and institutions 
in CA. This program attempts to do so by accepting the junior staff 
members and graduate students of the CA universities as well as 
individual applicants into the educational programs at the University 
of Tsukuba. Taking into account that the majority of the faculty 
members and students in CA possess limited knowledge of Japanese 
language, the educational curriculum in the Master Program for Area 
Studies, University of Tsukuba offers a unique opportunity to obtain 
the first-hand information and knowledge through English language 
based educational curriculum in addition to a number of Japanese 
language courses available to enrolling students. Therefore, the 
previous knowledge of Japanese language is not required for enrolling 
into this program. The primary target countries for this program are 
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan). 

For futher information and application package, please refer to:
http://thais.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/admission/MPAS_SPJSCA/index_html

University of Tsukuba, Graduate School,
Master Program in Area Studies
MPAS/SPJSCA Selection Committee 
Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572
JAPAN 
E-mail: areas  (a)  sakura.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp
Fax: +81-29-853-6862

or to:

Timur Dadabaev, Ph.D. in International Relations,
Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

e-mail: dadabaev(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp

GRANT- Foreign Research Fellowship Program, American University- Central Asia

Posted by: Alexander Stefes <stefes_a(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 15 Dec 2006


GRANT- Foreign Research Fellowship Program, American University- Central Asia


Social Research Center
American University - Central Asia

205 Abdumomunov Street ~ Bishkek 720000 ~ Kyrgyz Republic

Phone: 996-(312)-66-40-89 ~ Fax: 996-(312)-66-32-01 ~ Email:
src(a)mail.auca.kg ~ Web: www.src.auca.kg

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University - Central Asia 
(AUCA) is pleased to offer interested foreign scholars (PhD students 
and post-doctoral fellows) the opportunity to conduct research within 
the framework of its Foreign Research Fellowship Program at our 
Bishkek-based research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral 
part of AUCA, with the mission to promote long-term development of the 
principles and practice of democracy, rule of law, and social equality 
in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia through carrying out research and 
policy analysis.

Advantages and opportunities of the Foreign Research Fellowship 
Program at the SRC:

 - Ideal surroundings: work and conduct research at one of the leading 
   universities in Central Asia, recognized internationally as a 
   university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and 
   critical inquiry.
 - Beneficial support: benefit from interaction with the AUCA faculty 
   members, local/foreign scholars and students.
 - Valuable networking: use our networking capacities to establish 
   contacts with local research institutions, universities, local 
   scholars, non-governmental organizations and many governmental 
   agencies in Kyrgyzstan.
 - Perfect working conditions: The SRC will provide a study/work 
   space, access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and 
   the university library resources.

Research Areas

The SRC is broadly interested in the political and social development 
of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the following areas:
 - Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on 
   economic and social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central
Asian countries)
 - Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
 - Islam: political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central 
   Asian countries)
 - Development of non-governmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan
 - Security cooperation in Central Asia

Interested scholars should

 - Preferably be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows.
 - Offer a research project related to the research interests of SRC.
 - Be willing to submit two research papers per semester (four months)

Period:
>From one month to one year

Number of Fellowships:
SRC can host five Research Fellows at a time.

How to apply


 - Fill out the application form posted on the "Vacancies" section at 
   www.src.auca.kg
 - Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other 
   information related to your application to:

Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center
American University - Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040

or apply by e-mail: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg
 - Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC within 2-3
   weeks

For further information

 - If you are interested in finding out more information about current 
   and previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website: 
   www.src.auca.kg
 - If you would like to find out more about American University - 
   Central Asia, please refer to: http://www.auca.kg/
 - For further inquires or information on your application status, 
   please contact Alexander Pugachev at: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg

Logistical support

The SRC will provide
 - assistance in arranging visas
 - support in finding accommodation in Bishkek.

Unfortunately, the SRC does not have the ability to cover
 - travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses.

GRANT- CERES Post-doctoral Fellowship in Central Asian Affairs, Georgetown

Posted by: Jennifer Long <longj(a)georgetown.edu>
Posted: 12 Dec 2006


GRANT- CERES Post-doctoral Fellowship in Central Asian Affairs, Georgetown


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

invites applications for a postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Asian 
Affairs for the Fall and Spring semesters, 2007-08.  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 2007-08 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: January 15, 2007

GRANT- Institute of Public Policy Visiting Fellowship, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 11 Dec 2006


GRANT- Institute of Public Policy Visiting Fellowship, Kyrgyzstan


IPP Visiting Fellowship

The Institute for Public Policy, with support of the Office for 
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE, is pleased to 
announce the IPP Visiting Fellowship for political science researchers 
and analysts focusing on Kyrgyzstan.   

The goal of the fellowship is to contribute to quality research on 
various aspects of Kyrgyzstan politics. The fellowship provides 
foreign researchers with an opportunity to carry out field work in 
Kyrgyzstan, and thus incorporate more local knowledge and experience 
into their research output. Specific research areas include, but are 
not limited to:
 - Political institutions in Kyrgyzstan
 - The role of informal politics in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Public policy making in Kyrgyzstan
 - Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia (or wider)

Applicants are expected to have developed a detailed research project 
proposal for the fellowship duration, and to have specified a project output.  

Fellowship details:

The fellowship duration is one month, to take place within February 
and March, 2007. Only one fellowship is available at the moment. The 
fellowship will reimburse round-trip airfare to and from Kyrgyzstan 
(economy class only), and cover private accommodations in Bishkek as 
well as the costs of visa. The fellow will also receive a small 
stipend to cover living expenses in Bishkek.

Eligibility:

Potential applicants are expected to possess a PhD or be enrolled in a 
doctoral program at the time of application, and to have publications 
in their research field. Kyrgyz and/or Russian language skills will be 
an advantage. Eligible candidates would include university professors, 
PhD students, and researchers/analysts at public policy research centers.     

Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic are not eligible for this fellowship.

Application details:

To apply, please send the following:
 - CV and cover letter
 - Project proposal (no more than 1000 words) for the project you 
   would undertake during the fellowship. In addition, please specify the 
   project output. If the fellowship project is part of a wider research 
   project, please include additional information on the research and 
   specify how a fellowship at the IPP would contribute to the wider project.
 - Letter of recommendation from academic or professional supervisor

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2007. All application 
materials, as well as inquiries, must be sent to Shairbek Juraev at 
s.juraev(a)ipp.kg, with the subject heading "Visiting Fellowship."

GRANT- American Councils Programs for Research & Language Training in Eurasia

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 8 Dec 2006


GRANT- American Councils Programs for Research & Language Training in Eurasia


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces 
the following Fall 2007 and Academic Year 2007-2008 fellowship 
programs: Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support 
for three to nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the 
South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include 
roundtrip 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 for research through American Councils from U.S. Department 
of State (Title VIII) grant support. Application deadlines: January 15 
(Fall and Academic Year Programs).

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides 
full support for research and approximately ten hours per week of 
advanced language instruction for three to nine months in Russia, 
Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. 
Fellowships include roundtrip 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. Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall and Academic 
Year Programs).

Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship: Provides grants of up to 
$35,000 for field research on policy-relevant topics in 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. Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall 
and Academic Year Programs).

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

GRANT- Call for Proposals, Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Anu Kangaspunta <akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 6 Dec 2006


GRANT- Call for Proposals, Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute 


Call For Proposals
Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute
December 2006

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

Priorities for grantmaking in 2007 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 
   grassroots initiatives that focus on protecting 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.  

Please note that the Central Eurasia Project usually does not accept 
applications for individual grants, such as fellowships, scholarships, 
or travel grants.  

Organizations applying for funding may be based in the region or 
outside.  However, organizations located in Central Eurasia that are 
planning to conduct activities in their own country alone are 
encouraged to first contact their national Open Society Foundation 
about funding opportunities. The Central Eurasia Project reserves the 
right to refer all single-country proposals submitted by organizations 
based in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Mongolia, and Tajikistan to the applicable local Soros Foundation for 
consideration.  Please go to 
www.soros.org/initiatives/regions/central-eurasia for contact 
information for these foundations.

Proposals on Turkmenistan should be submitted directly to the CEP's 
Turkmenistan Project (www.eurasianet.org/turkmenistan.project).
Proposals to support projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and the 
Middle East should be directed to OSI's Middle East Initiatives 
(www.soros.org/initiatives/mena).
Proposals on Turkey should be directed to the Open Society Assistance 
Foundation - Turkey (www.soros.org/about/foundations/turkey).

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

Grants applications will be considered three times during 2007 
according to the following schedule. Proposals should be submitted by 
e-mail to akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org.  

1st Application Deadline: January 5, 2007
Decisions announced: March 2007

2nd Application Deadline: April 6, 2007
Decisions announced: June 2007

3rd Application Deadline: August 10, 2007 
Decisions announced: October 2007

For any further information, please contact Anu Kangaspunta at 
akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org. 

GRANT- American Councils (ACTR) NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 1 Dec 2006


GRANT- American Councils (ACTR) NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship

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

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the 
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) are 
currently accepting applications for the 2007-2008 NEH Collaborative 
Humanities Fellowship.

Full and partial fellowships are available through American Councils 
and NCEEER from National Endowment for the Humanities grant support. 
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. Especially encouraged are 
applications with a strong regional focus and the potential to broaden 
and strengthen international academic linkages beyond the traditional 
centers such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Prague.

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. U.S. citizenship, 
permanent resident status, or residency in the U.S. for three years 
before date of application is required.  

Application Deadline: February 15, 2007 

For more information and an application, please contact:

Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522
Website: www.americancouncils.org 
Email: outbound(a)americancouncils.org 

Program Officer
NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship
NCEEER
University of Washington
Room 224 Thompson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
Phone (206) 543-1666
Website: www.nceeer.org 
Email: dc(a)nceeer.org 

All applications will receive consideration without regard to any 
non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual 
orientation, national origin, marital status, age, political 
affiliation, or disability.

GRANT- Deadline Extended, 2007 Regional Policy Symposium, Washington, DC

Posted by: Sarah Shields <sshields(a)irex.org>
Posted: 30 Nov 2006


GRANT- Deadline Extended, 2007 Regional Policy Symposium, Washington, DC


IREX/WWC Grant for US Graduate Students, Pre-Tenure Faculty and 
Professionals to Participate in the 2007 Regional Policy Symposium 

The Former Soviet Republics of Central Asia and the Contemporary Silk Road

Application Deadline: Extended to December 15, 2006 

IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration 
with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan 
Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2007 Regional Policy 
Symposium - The Former Soviet Republics of Central Asia and the 
Contemporary Silk Road.

The research symposium, which is being supported by the United States 
Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring together US 
senior and junior scholars to examine and discuss a variety of 
political, security, economic, historical, educational, and cultural 
topics related to the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and 
their relationships with countries along the contemporary Silk Road. 

Countries include: Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, 
Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 


Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to 
present their current research on the region. Applicants must be US 
citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Grants will be 
awarded to approximately 10 junior scholars. 

The 2007 Regional Symposium is scheduled to take place on April 26 - 
29, 2007 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and will involve 
two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable 
discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.  

Grant Provisions

 - Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office) 
   and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to 
   the symposium site; and
 - Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To receive more information on the 2007 Regional Policy Symposium, 
please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium(a)irex.org 
<mailto:Symposium(a)irex.org> . 

Application forms and instructions are available on the IREX website 
at: http://www.irex.org/programs/symp/index.asp 
<http://www.irex.org/programs/symp/index.asp>  

GRANT- 2007 Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 30 Nov 2006


GRANT- 2007 Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development


2007 Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at 
Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International 
Studies invites policymakers and activists from countries undergoing 
political, economic, and social transitions to participate in its 
third annual Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development program.

The 2007 program will be held from July 30 - August 17, 2007 at 
Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

The Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development Program 
(SSFDD) is a three-week executive education program that is run 
annually on the Stanford campus by an interdisciplinary team of 
leading Stanford faculty. The program brings together a group of 
approximately 30 civic, political, and economic leaders from 
transitioning countries. Stanford Summer Fellows are former prime 
ministers and presidential advisers, senators and attorneys general, 
journalists and civic activists, academics and members of the 
international development community. Since the program was introduced 
in 2005, we have typically received more than 800 applications each year.

This program is aimed at early to mid-career policymakers, academics, 
and leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of 
trade unions, nongovernmental 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 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 his or her country.

To learn more about the program, past participants and curriculum, and 
to apply, go to http://cddrl.stanford.edu/fellowships/summerfellows/

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

Posted by: Kris Rees <kris.rees(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Nov 2006


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


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

Title VI Foreign Language and  Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are 
awarded to universities in order  to promote the graduate training of 
students who intend to make their  careers in college or university 
teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of 
foreign cultures is a prerequisite for  success. 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.

1. Academic Year 2007-2008 FLAS:

Each fellowship covers the academic year and carries a stipend of 
$15,000. In addition, the fellowship provides a fee scholarship of 12 
credits of course work each semester (a total of 24 credits). 
Recipients of FLAS fellowships must undertake  full-time study during 
the period of the award and be enrolled in formal  instruction in the 
language of the award.

IAUNRC will accept applications  for the study of the following 
languages in the academic year 2007/2008:  Estonian, Finnish, 
Hungarian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Persian/Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek, and 
Uyghur. If you wish to take a level 3 or beyond of a language not 
included in the regular IU schedule of classes, you may apply for the 
Advanced Directed Language Study. For ADLS information and application 
go to www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc.

Applications should include:

 - 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 training
 - Statement on language training and proposed program of study
 - ADLS application if applicable

Apply on-line at  www.indiana.edu/~flas

Deadline: February 1, 2007

2. Summer 2007 FLAS for  Non-IU Language Instruction:

Title VI FLAS fellowships may  be awarded to an Indiana University 
student for summer language instruction  at another institution (in 
the U.S. or abroad) in a language or level  of language study not 
available at IU SWSEEL. The award includes a $2,400 stipend and fee 
scholarship. Applicants for the summer FLAS for a non-SWSEEL program 
should fill out the academic year FLAS application and submit it to 
IAUNRC by March 1, 2007.

3. Summer 2007 FLAS for SWSEEL:

Title VI FLAS fellowships are awarded to graduate students enrolled in 
intensive instruction in the  Indiana University Summer Workshop in 
Slavic, East European, and Central  Languages (SWSEEL). Eligible 
languages will include Azeri, Kazakh, Mongolian, Tajik, Turkmen, 
Uyghur, and Uzbek. Awards include stipends of $2,500 plus fee scholarship.

The SWSEEL application serves as the FLAS application for this 
program.  Apply on-line at www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel

Deadline: March, 23, 2007

Inner Asian and Uralic National  Resource Center
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall 324
+1(812)-856-5263
iaunrc(a)indiana.edu

GRANT- Graduate Fellowship Program, Harvard Club of Central Asia

Posted by: Gulnur Bolyspayeva <gulnur_bolyspayeva(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 27 Nov 2006


GRANT- Graduate Fellowship Program, Harvard Club of Central Asia


The Graduate Fellowship Announcement

The Harvard Club of Central Asia is pleased to announce a Graduate 
Fellowship Program for 2007-2008. 

The program provides an opportunity for Master's level study at 
Harvard University, USA to citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 
Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. 

Fields of study: 
Students participating in the program are expected to undertake a 
full-time study at one of the following graduate schools of Harvard 
University: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Anthropology and 
Regional Studies), John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard 
Business School, Harvard Law School, and Graduate School of Education.

Financial terms: 
Fellowships awarded under the program are fully-funded and provide the 
following:
J-1 Visa Support 
One round-trip airfare from home city in Kazakhstan to Boston, 
Massachusetts, USA 
Monthly stipend 
Medical insurance 
Tuition and mandatory university fees 
Limited allowance for books 
Pre-academic English language training (if necessary)
Legal terms: 
Under the terms of this program and the laws governing the J-1 visa, 
fellows must return to Kazakhstan immediately upon completion of the 
program to work at any of Kazakhstan-based governmental, 
non-governmental and international organization. Fellows are not 
eligible for visa extensions or transfers under any circumstances. 

Eligibility criteria:
Citizens and residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan with outstanding 
academic ability and leadership potential are welcome to apply. 

Selection process consists of the following three stages:
1. Preliminary selection: the program applicants submit statement of 
interest (not more than 500 words) and resume to the Harvard Club of 
Central Asia via email: harvard.club.kz(a)gmail.com or fax: +7 (3272) 
619 009. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2006.

The Harvard Club of Central Asia pre-selects the candidates and 
informs the semi-finalists by December 29, 2006. 

2. Application to Harvard University: The program applicants apply 
online to one of the aforementioned schools. All instructions on how 
to apply including the application forms can be accessed at 
http://www.harvard.edu/admissions/#grad. In addition, the Harvard Club 
of Central Asia will provide all necessary information upon request. 

Since the application deadlines differ from school to school, the 
applicants should check the deadlines online. All applicants are 
encouraged to submit their application well before the deadlines.

Most of the schools require the submission of the test scores. The 
tests must have been taken by the specified deadline for the program 
to which one is applying: 

The applicants will have to inform the Harvard Club of Central Asia on 
the status of their admission once they receive notification from the 
admission offices. 

2. Final selection: The Harvard Club of Central Asia selects 3 to 5 
finalists and informs them by May 1, 2007.  

For questions, please contact: harvard.club.kz(a)gmail.com, +7(3272) 
619090 (ext 5231).

 

GRANT- 2007-2008 Short-Term Travel Grant (STG) IREX Fellowships

Posted by: Nicole Mechem <NMechem(a)irex.org>
Posted: 18 Oct 2006


GRANT- 2007-2008 Short-Term Travel Grant (STG) IREX Fellowships

IREX is pleased to announce the 2007-2008 competition of the 
Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program.  The STG Program provides 
fellowships for up to eight weeks to US postdoctoral scholars and 
other graduate degree holders for independent or collaborative 
research projects in Europe and Eurasia.

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

STG Program information and application materials are now available on 
the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/stg/index.asp

The application deadline is February 1, 2007.

Please contact STG(a)irex.org or call (202) 628-8188 with any questions.

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

GRANT- "The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs"

Posted by: Sarah Snyder <ssnyder(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 17 Oct 2006


GRANT- "The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs"

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

The National Bureau of Asian Research is pleased to announce "The Next 
Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs" fellowship for 2007-2008. 
Recent master's degree recipients are encouraged to apply for this 
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 is breaking 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 15, 2007. Fellowships begin June 4, 
2007. For further information and application materials please visit 
http://www.nbr.org/NextGeneration.

A poster version of this announcement is available at 
http://files.nbr.org/NBRFellowshipPoster.pdf.

GRANT- Fellowship Available in History of Medicine in Central Asia

Posted by: Harold J. Cook <fgcook(a)btinternet.com>
Posted: 28 Sep 2006


GRANT- Fellowship Available in History of Medicine in Central Asia

The Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL seeks 
applications for a three-year research fellowship on any field of the 
history of Central Asia and medicine. PhD or an equivalent research 
degree, and an active programme of research in Kazak and Uzbek, are 
required. Remuneration will be in the range from the low to 
mid-30,000 pounds sterling, depending on seniority. The fellowship 
may be taken up as early as January 2007. UCL will be offering 
language studies in Kazak and Uzbek, and hopes that it might be 
possible to raise funds for a longer term academic post. A letter of 
application, curriculum vita, and the names of three referees are due 
by post or email to Prof. Cook by 17 November 2006. For further 
information, please see www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed or contact the Director, 
Harold J. Cook, at h.cook(a)ucl.ac.uk or 210 Euston Rd., London NW1 2BE, UK. 

Harold J. Cook, Ph.D. FRCP (Hon.)
Professor and Director
Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London

GRANT- Spring/Summer 2007 American Councils Grants in Eurasia, 10/01 Deadline

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 20 Sep 2006


GRANT- Spring/Summer 2007 American Councils Grants in Eurasia, 10/01 Deadline

American Councils is pleased to introduce new applications for its
2007-2008 Research Scholar Program. Applications for spring and summer
programs are due October 1; applications for fall and academic year
programs are due January 15. Applications are now available at
www.americancouncils.org.

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,
Russia, 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. Full and partial fellowships are available for research through
American Councils from the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant
support.

Award Components: The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar
fellowships, administered by American Councils, ranges from $5,000 to
$25,000. Typical awards include: 
 - International airfare from the scholar's home city 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. 
 - A 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 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 a two to three-page research proposal and
bibliography, curriculum vitae, archive lists (if relevant), a one-page
research synopsis in the host-country language, application form, 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. At least one letter of
recommendation must directly address the applicant's language skills
and ability to conduct research in the host country. Applicants must be
U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All competitions for funding are
open and merit based. 

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

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

GRANT- 2006-2007 Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant

Posted by: Michael Rouland <roulanm(a)muohio.edu>
Posted: 11 Sep 2006


GRANT- 2006-2007 Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant

The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic and East European video and DVD
collection is the leading collection outside of the Russian Federation, 
with a holding of more than 6,000 items, including extensive holdings in 
Russian, Slovak, and Central Asian cinema.  Online information about the Pitt
collection, which is non-circulating, is available at
http://www.pitt.edu/AFShome/s/l/slavic/public/html/video/.

Supported by Pitt's Russian and East European Studies Center (REES), 
The Slavic Department, and Film Studies, the 2006-2007 Pittfilm Travel to
Collections Grant solicits applications from scholars with developed
research projects that would benefit from on-site access to this 
collection.

The selection committee would look favorably on those applications that
include a research presentation as a public lecture.

Travel awards are $1000 each, intended to defray costs of domestic
airfare, two nights' lodging, and a modest per diem for three days.  Two
scholars will be chosen in the 2006-2007 competition.

Deadline: 15 October 2006.

Recipients will be notified by 15 November 2006 and funds must be 
spent by 30 June 2007.

Interested scholars should send an electronic copy of a one-page,
single-spaced project description (including preferred dates and a list 
of anticipated research materials in the Pitt collection) to Prof. Vladimir
Padunov at padunov(a)pitt.edu with the Subject Heading "Pittfilm
Travel-to-Collections Grant."

Vladimir Padunov
Associate Director, Film Studies Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1433 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
voice: 1-412-624-5713
fax: 1-412-624-9714
padunov(a)pitt.edu

Russian Film Symposium, http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu

KinoKultura, http://www.kinokultura.com

FELLOWSHIP- Emerging Leaders Program, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Deadline Extended

Posted by: Amal Muhammad <AMuhammad(a)gc.cuny.edu>
Posted: 11 Sep 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Emerging Leaders Program, Deadline Extended

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Emerging Leaders 
International Fellows Program provides leadership training through 
applied research and professional mentorships for young 
scholar-practitioners in the nonprofit sector. The program is open to 
scholars and practitioners interested in building Third-Sector 
capacity in the United States and overseas. This year's Fellows will 
be selected from abroad and also from communities of color 
under-represented in the U.S. grantmaking sector. Fellows are based at 
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they 
design and pursue an individualized research project and participate 
in a seminar with Third-Sector leaders. Specific topical areas are 
chosen each year.

The research topic for applicants to the 2007 Emerging Leaders 
Program, including the program's Diversity Fellowship, is community 
foundations. A limited number of fellowships for research on diaspora 
or corporate philanthropy are also available for applicants based 
outside the United States.

Please note that due to a high volume of applications received, 
research proposals that address topics other than community 
foundations, diaspora philanthropy, and corporate philanthropy will 
not be considered. 

Fellows will participate in a 3-month seminar (March 1 to May 31, 
2007) on the U.S. and international voluntary sectors. Fellows are 
expected to produce a 25-page research paper on their findings, which 
will be presented in the seminar. They will learn about the work of 
key agencies and meet with foundation and nonprofit representatives. 
They will also attend selected workshops or conferences.

Each fellowship covers the cost of tuition and includes a $1,300 per 
month stipend to cover living expenses. The Center will also provide 
single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at 
International House (adjacent to Columbia University), as well as 
economy round-trip air travel to and from the United States. 

Tuition-based appointments may also be made, pending approval by the 
selection committee. Tuition information is available upon request.

Eligibility and Selection 
The program is open to practitioners and researchers under the age of 
36. Applicants must hold a college or university degree and speak and 
write English fluently. Preference will be given to candidates with 
strong ties to a Third-Sector institution and demonstrated research 
skills. Traditionally, selected fellows are citizens of countries 
other than the United States. In 2007, the program will also include 
two fellows from communities of color under-represented in the 
grantmaking sector in the U.S. 

To apply, prospective candidates should submit and application package 
consisting of the following materials in English: a) a résumé or 
curriculum vitae identifying past and present employment, as well as 
educational experience, and TOEFL scores (if English is not the first 
language) and including, if applicable, a list of relevant 
presentations and publications; b) a 3-5 page research proposal that 
identifies a research topic on community foundations, or diaspora or 
corporate philanthropy), questions to be addressed in the research, 
and the anticipated methodology; and c) a statement of what the 

applicant seeks to accomplish during the program and how the 
fellowship would enhance career plans. Any overseas experience should 
also be described.

Please note that only research proposals that address the topics of 
community foundations, diaspora philanthropy or corporate philanthropy 
will be given consideration. 

A cover sheet must accompany the proposal and include the following 
information: name, country of origin, country of residence, date of 
birth, current organizational affiliation and position, topic and 
title of proposed research paper, current address, home/work/cell 
telephone numbers, home/work fax numbers, and email address(es). 

Two letters of recommendation are required from scholars and/or staff 
members of NGOs, nonprofits or donor agencies. The letters must be 
signed, printed on original letterhead, and sent directly to the 
Center by the referee via post. 

We strongly encourage applicants to apply online. To submit online 
applications, please click here.  

Applications sent via post and letters of recommendation are to be 
addressed to the attention of Dr. Kathleen D. McCarthy, Director / 
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY / 
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5401 / New York, NY 10016 / USA. Electronic 
submissions must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper. 

The deadline for submission of applications has been extended.  
Application materials must be received no later than October 1, 2006. 
The selection will be made by a committee of leaders from the 
voluntary sector. Awards will be announced on or before November 13, 2006. 

FELLOWSHIP- Spring & Summer 2007 Language Training & Research Programs, ACTR

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 30 Aug 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Spring & Summer 2007 Language Training & Research Programs, ACTR

American Councils is pleased to introduce new applications for its
2007-2008 Combined Research and Language Training Program. Applications
for spring and summer programs are due October 1; applications for fall
and academic year programs are due January 15. Applications are now
available at www.americancouncils.org.

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 Eurasia, require
supplemental language instruction. 

Programs are available in Belarus, Central Asia, Russia, 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. 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.

Award Components: The total value of Title VIII CRLT fellowships,
administered by American Councils, ranges from $5,000 to $25,000.
Typical awards include: 
 - International airfare from the scholar's home city to his/her
   host-city overseas. 
 - Academic affiliation at a leading local university or educational
   institution.  
 - 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. 
 - 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 an in-country orientation 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 a two to three-page research proposal and
bibliography, curriculum vitae, archive lists (if relevant), a one-page
research synopsis in the host-country language, application form, clear
copy of the inside page of their passport, and two letters of
recommendation from colleagues, professors, or other qualified persons
who are familiar with the applicant's work. At least one letter of
recommendation must directly address the applicant's language skills
and ability to conduct research in the host country. Applicants must be
U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. All competitions for funding are
open and merit based. 

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

For more information, please contact:

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

FELLOWSHIP- 2007-08 Special Initiatives Research Fellowship, ACTR

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 30 Aug 2006


FELLOWSHIP- 2007-08 Special Initiatives Research Fellowship, ACTR

American Councils (ACTR) is pleased to introduce new applications for
its 2007-2008 Special Initiatives Research Fellowship. Applications for
spring and summer programs are due October 1; applications for fall and
academic year programs are due January 15. Applications are now
available at www.americancouncils.org.

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. 

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 June 1, 2007 if applying
   on the October 1, 2006 deadline (spring and summer programs) and no
   later than December 31, 2007 if applying on the January 15, 2007
   deadline (fall and academic year programs) 
 - Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 

Application Instructions: To apply, scholars must submit an original
and five copies of the following: 
 - An application form 
 - A two to three-page research proposal and bibliography 
 - A one-page research synopsis in the host-country language
 - A policy-relevance essay
 - A list of proposed archives (if relevant) 
 - Curricula vitae or resume 
 - Budget form

In addition, applicants must submit one copy of: 
 - The inside page of their U.S. passport, valid for at least six 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). At least one letter
   of recommendation must directly address the applicant's language
   skills and ability to conduct research in the host country.

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

For more information, please contact: 

Outbound Programs/ Title VIII Research Scholars
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound(a)americancouncils.org 
Website: www.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
phone: 202-833-7522
fax: 202-833-7523
www.acrussiaabroad.org
www.americancouncils.org

FELLOWSHIP- International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Posted by: Nidhi Chaudhary <nchaudhary(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 23 Aug 2006


FELLOWSHIP- International Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of 
Learned Societies announce the 2007 competition of the International 
Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program designed to support 
distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences 
conducting dissertation research outside the United States.  Fifty 
fellowships of approximately $20,000 will be awarded in 2007 with 
funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge 
about non-U.S. cultures and societies grounded in empirical and 
site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or 
manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection).  The program 
promotes research that is at once located in a specific discipline and 
geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and 
cross-regional perspectives.

Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except on-site 
dissertation research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 
2007, whichever comes first.  Fellowships will provide support for 
nine to twelve months of dissertation research.  The fellowship must 
be held for a single continuous period within the eighteen months 
between July 2007 and December 2008.

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

Deadline: November 1, 2006.

FELLOWSHIP- TOSCCA Travel Research Grant for Central Asia

Posted by: Paul Bergne <PaulBergne(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 23 Aug 2006


FELLOWSHIP- TOSCCA Travel Research Grant for Central Asia 

The Oxford Society For The Caspian And Central Asia (Toscca)
invites applications from UK-based post-graduate students at MPhil
or DPhil/PhD level for grants of up to £1000 to support research
and/or field-work in the countries of former Soviet Central Asia
and Xinjiang in the academic year 2006-7.

Applicants should be undertaking a full time MPhil or DPhil/PhD
course at an institution of Higher Education in the UK.  They
should send a description of their research project in no more than
500 words by post to:

Paul Bergne
St Antony's College,
Oxford,
OX2 6JF

or by e-mail to:
PaulBergne(a)compuserve.com, 

together with a cv giving their work and qualifications to date,
details of other grants already received or applied for, and
details of two academic referees by the 15th September 2006. 

The research project envisaged may be in any area in the humanities
and social sciences.  On completion of their project, applicants
will be expected to give a presentation on their work to a
specialist audience in Oxford.

 

FELLOWSHIP- New Deadline- Institute for Public Policy Fellowship, Bishkek

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 16 Aug 2006


FELLOWSHIP- New Deadline- Institute for Public Policy Fellowship, Bishkek

IPP Visiting Fellowship- Deadline Extended To September 15, 2006

The Institute for Public Policy (Bishkek), with the support
of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the
OSCE, is pleased to announce the IPP Visiting Fellowship for political
science researchers and analysts focusing on Kyrgyzstan.

The goal of the fellowship is to contribute to quality research on
various aspects of Kyrgyzstan politics. The fellowship provides
foreign researchers with an opportunity to carry out field work in
Kyrgyzstan, and thus incorporate more local knowledge and experience
into their research output. Specific research areas include, but are
not limited to:

 - Political institutions in Kyrgyzstan
 - The role of informal politics in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Public policy making in Kyrgyzstan
 - Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia (or wider)

Applicants are expected to have developed a detailed research project
proposal for the fellowship duration, and to have specified a project
output.

Fellowship details:

The fellowship duration is one month, starting from October 15, 2006.
Only one fellowship is available at the moment. The fellowship will
reimburse round-trip airfare to and from Kyrgyzstan (economy class
only), and cover private accommodations in Bishkek. The fellow will
also receive a small stipend to cover living expenses in Bishkek. The
IPP will provide a working space and access to all events at its
premises.

Eligibility:

Potential applicants are expected to possess a PhD or be enrolled in a
doctoral program at the time of application, and to have publications
in their research field. Kyrgyz and/or Russian language skills will be
an advantage. Eligible candidates would include university professors,
PhD students, and researchers/analysts at public policy research
centers.

Application details:

To apply, please send the following:

 - CV and cover letter
 - Project proposal (no more than 1000 words) for the project
    you would undertake during the fellowship. In addition, please specify
    the project output. If the fellowship project is part of a wider
    research project, please include additional information on the
    research and specify how a fellowship at the IPP would contribute to
    the wider project.
 - Letter of recommendation from a supervisor or colleague
 - Letter of support from an organization or university department

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2006. All application
materials, as well as inquiries, must be sent to Shairbek Juraev at
s.juraev(a)ipp.kg, with the subject heading "Visiting Fellowship."

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent,
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues. For more,
check www.ipp.kg.

 

FELLOWSHIPS- Opportunities on Central Asia at Newcastle University

Posted by: Nick Megoran <Nick.Megoran(a)newcastle.ac.uk>
Posted: 17 Jul 2006


FELLOWSHIPS- Opportunities on Central Asia at Newcastle University

The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle is part
of a consortium of universities forming the Centre for Russian,
Central and East European Studies.

Within this consortium, suitably qualified applicants are invited to
apply for PhD studentships and postdoctoral fellowships in any of the
following key research themes related to current and past
developments in Central Asia, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and
the Baltic Republics.

  * Aspects of identity and culture and their social, political and
    economic implications

  * Economic and social transformation

  * Political transformation and international relations

  * Literary, cinematic and cultural developments

  * The politics of language.

The PhD studentships provide funding for up to 5 years, and offer 3
years of doctoral supervision plus training in research methods and
language (Uzbek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Serbian-Croatian,
Slovene, Slovak, Latvian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Estonian).
Postdoctoral fellowships will provide an opportunity for new
researchers who have recently gained a PhD to disseminate research
and to further improve their skills through specialized training.

The PhD studentships are only open to UK citizens or EU citizens
permanently resident in the UK. The Postdoctoral fellowships are open
to everyone. The consortium of universities includes Glasgow,
Nottingham, St Andrews, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Paisley and
Strathclyde, and applicants would normally be expected to spend time
in more than one institution.

The School is keen to attract excellent applicants with interests in
geography, sociology and anthropology, related to those of the School
staff involved (Nick Megoran, Alison Stenning, Alex Jeffrey and
Anselma Gallinat). Nick Megoran is particularly keen to supervise and
work with students and fellows interested in Central Asia.

Whilst formal applications will be processed by the University of
Glasgow, potential applicants are requested to contact Alison
Stenning (alison.stenning(a)ncl.ac.uk or + 44 191 222 8017) informally
in the first instance. The closing date for formal applications is
4th August so informal contact should be made as soon as possible.

Dr Nick Megoran, Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography,
Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, England.

Tel: +44 191 222 6450 Email: nick.megoran(a)ncl.ac.uk
Website: www.megoran.org <outbind://6/www.megoran.org>

FELLOWSHIP- Institute for Public Policy Visiting Fellowship, Bishkek

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 1 Jul 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Institute for Public Policy Visiting Fellowship, Bishkek

IPP Visiting Fellowship

The Institute for Public Policy (Bishkek), with the support
of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the
OSCE, is pleased to announce the IPP Visiting Fellowship for political
science researchers and analysts focusing on Kyrgyzstan.

The goal of the fellowship is to contribute to quality research on
various aspects of Kyrgyzstan politics. The fellowship provides
foreign researchers with an opportunity to carry out field work in
Kyrgyzstan, and thus incorporate more local knowledge and experience
into their research output. Specific research areas include, but are
not limited to:

 - Political institutions in Kyrgyzstan
 - The role of informal politics in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Public policy making in Kyrgyzstan
 - Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia (or wider)

Applicants are expected to have developed a detailed research project
proposal for the fellowship duration, and to have specified a project
output.

Eligibility:

Potential applicants are expected to possess a PhD or be enrolled in a
doctoral program at the time of application, and to have publications
in their research field. Kyrgyz and/or Russian language skills will be
an advantage. Eligible candidates would include university professors,
PhD students, and researchers/analysts at public policy research
centers.

Fellowship details:

The fellowship duration is one month, starting from October 15, 2006.
Only one fellowship is available at the moment. The fellowship will
reimburse round-trip airfare to and from Kyrgyzstan (economy class
only), and cover private accommodations in Bishkek. The fellow will
also receive a small stipend to cover living expenses in Bishkek. The
IPP will provide a working space and access to all events at its
premises.

Application details:

To apply, please send the following:

 - CV and cover letter
 - Project proposal (no more than 1000 words) for the project
    you would undertake during the fellowship. In addition, please specify
    the project output. If the fellowship project is part of a wider
    research project, please include additional information on the
    research and specify how a fellowship at the IPP would contribute to
    the wider project.
 - Letter of recommendation from a supervisor or colleague
 - Letter of support from an organization or university department

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2006. All application
materials, as well as inquiries, must be sent to Shairbek Juraev at
s.juraev(a)ipp.kg, with the subject heading "Visiting Fellowship."

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent,
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues. For more,
check www.ipp.kg.


Shairbek Juraev

Research program coordinator
Institute for Public Policy
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel: +996(312)906240, 906230
Email: s.juraev(a)ipp.kg
www.ipp.kg

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Research and Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 15 Jun 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Research & Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Call for Applications - Readvertisement

2 Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application Deadline Extended: July 15, 2006

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote
and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian
region, enshrined in its fundamental understanding of comprehensive
security. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in
the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a
distinctive regional approach in its activities.

Requirements:

The qualified candidate holds a MA/MSc or a higher degree in Political
Science or a related field and should have teaching experience.

The fellowship has the following terms and components:

1) A teaching assignment of either a course on Approaches & Issues in
International Relations or Approaches & Issues in Political Theory.
These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a week for 90 min
sessions from September 1, 2006 through December 22, 2006. The period
of contract is from August 25 to December 25, 2006. The idea behind
the Approaches & Issues courses are to provide a survey of these
fields introducing the students to major approaches and theories,
important topics, and the contemporary developments. As such, these
should be introductory courses at a graduate level involving lectures,
seminars, research papers, and critical discussions, and roundtable
presentations, and supervision of students' works. Additionally, we
allocate 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses with
lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and
grading/evaluation of students.

2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students, 4 hours a
week; as well as participation in the reading colloquium of the
Academy, 3-5 hours per week. Depending on other events at the Academy,
such as workshops, conferences, meetings, research presentations, 2-4
hours of additional time will be needed.

4) Overall, the commitment at the Academy will not exceed the load of
20 hours per week. However, due to the nature of an academic
environment, the load may vary from about 15 to 25 hours per week.
During the rest of the time, the fellows are encouraged to conduct
their research and will receive full support of the Academy and our
partners. We would kindly ask the fellows to present their research to
the students and the greater audience during the fellowship period with us.


The OSCE Academy will provide/cover:  a) Economy class roundtrip
airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek, up to 1000
Euros; b) Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any; c) Housing will
be provided by the Academy; d) Fee of 600 Euros per month for teaching
the 3 credit hour course, (50 Euros per hour = 150 Euros per week); e)
100 Euro one-time settling in fee; f) office space and a computer, as
well as access to all of our facilities. NOTE: The Academy will not be
able to provide health insurance.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, letter confirming
availability of funds for research, and a short summary of their
research project to fellowship(a)osce-academy.net until May 31, 2006.
For question please contact t.moldogaziev(a)osce-academy.net or
t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It
operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment
decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the
candidates, taking into consideration regional and gender balance.

Dr. Tim Epkenhans
Director
OSCE Academy in Bishkek
Tel.: +996-312-54 23 01
Fax: +996-312-54 23 13
Web: www.osce-academy.net

GRANT- Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Senior Fellows Program, Deadline Extension

Posted by: Amal Muhammad <AMuhammad(a)gc.cuny.edu>
Posted: 10 Jun 2006


GRANT- Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Senior Fellows, Deadline Ext.

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for application to the
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's is 2006 Senior International
Fellows Program has been extended to July 1, 2006.

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center of The
City University of New York is pleased to announce a unique fellowship
opportunity: the fall 2006 Senior International Fellows Program.  This
program provides an opportunity for the professional development of senior
level Third-Sector practitioners from outside the United States.  The program
in 2006 will focus on the topics of community foundations, as well as
corporate and diaspora philanthropy.  The program is designed to help build
Third-Sector capacity in the Fellows& home countries.  The deadline for
receipt of applications has been extended to July 1, 2006.  For further
details on eligibility and application guidelines, please visit
www.philanthropy.org and click on "International Fellows Program."
Information is also available via e-mail from <cpcs(a)gc.cuny.edu>.

Amal A. Muhammad
Program Associate
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
Fifth floor, Suite 5401
New York, NY 10016

GRANT- Research Fellowship in Warwick, England, Subcultures and Livestyles in Russia

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 31 May 2006


GRANT- Research Fellowship in Warwick, Eng., Subcultures & Livestyles in Russia

Department of Sociology
Fixed term contract for 18 months
£22,289 - £26,740 pa

You will work in close collaboration with the project leader and a
team of researchers based in Russia to complete designated work
packages as part of a large EU-funded project on 'Subcultures and
Lifestyles' (SAL). You will take responsibility for individual parts
of the work package as well as work as part of the whole team. You
will undertake some sessional teaching (approx. 3 hours per week plus
related preparation and marking); the exact courses will be agreed
with you.

You will have completed or be close to completing a PhD in the field
of Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies or Russian Studies and
have experience of conducting fieldwork in Russia. You must be able to
read, write and speak fluently in Russian and English.

Click here for further details of the post.

Click here for an application form. To receive a hard copy application
pack, please contact Personnel Services, on 44(0)24 7652 3685 (24 hour
answerphone), or by e-mail to Recruit(a)warwick.ac.uk.

An application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for
this post. Please note that the hard copy application pack and the
on-line application pack are the same.

Please quote job vacancy reference number 59401-056.

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2006.

For further details on how to apply for a post at Warwick, the
benefits that we offer, information on Warwick people, what it is like
working here, and more, please see our jobs introduction page.

The university values diversity.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- Prize for Policy Papers, US Dept. of State, Title VIII Program

Posted by: Susie Baker <BakerS(a)state.gov>
Posted: 31 May 2006


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- Prize for Policy Papers, US Dept. of State, Title VIII

The Title VIII Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's
Title VIII Program, is awarded annually by the AAASS for two
distinguished policy papers by graduate students or recent MA/MS/PhD
grads, one on Southeast European Affairs and one on Eurasian Affairs
in any policy relevant discipline.

Rules of eligibility for the 2006 Title VIII prize competition:

 * The policy paper must have been submitted to the Title VIII Program
   office in 2005 or 2006;
 * Authors must be graduate students or recent graduates (Master's or
   PhD within the past three years) who are citizens or permanent
   residents of the United States;
 * The author is not required to have received prior Title VIII
   funding for research or language training, and the submission need not
   be published to be eligible;
 * The policy paper must be based on the author's own work and can be
   any type of article, graduate school term paper, policy brief, white
   paper, or analytical assessment, preferably by a single author, or by
   no more than two authors;
 * There is no limit to the number of pages submitted, however the
   applicant should demonstrate an understanding of policy style and
   format and edit appropriately;
 * Any submission that is a summary of a longer work (e.g., policy
   brief, etc.) should include the longer work for comparison purposes
   (e.g., dissertation chapter, research paper, etc.)
 * Works may deal with any area of Southeast Europe, Russia, or
   Eurasia; works may cover cross-border, regional, or comparative issues
   that include countries outside these specific regions as long as the
   eligible countries are a key component of the policy paper;
 * Policy papers that reflect the author's understanding of foreign
   policy priorities and are written in a length and style accessible to
   U.S. Government policy makers, program officers and analysts will be
   considered very competitive;
 * Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, and reference
   works are ineligible.


2006 Title VIII Prize Committee and Nominating Instructions


Send the nomination by email, with the submission and applicant's C.V.
as email attachments, to
<bakers "AT" state.gov>
Susie Baker, Committee Chair
Title VIII Program Officer
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
U.S. Department of State

The deadline for submissions has been extended: nominations must be
received no later than June 30, 2006.  Submissions should be clearly
marked "Title VIII Prize Nomination" in the subject line of the email.
Nominations may come from any source from within and outside of
academia, and applicants may self-nominate.  An acknowledgment that
your nomination was received will be sent by email.

Committee Members will include U.S. Government officials and
representatives from academia, think tanks, non-governmental
organizations and/or other entities engaged in work requiring policy
expertise.

The 2006 award will be announced at the 38th AAASS National Convention
in Washington, DC.  We expect to award two prizes.  Prize-winning
policy papers are published and distributed throughout the U.S.
federal government interagency community by the U.S. Department of
State, and the author(s) may be invited as a featured speaker for the
Title VIII Policy Forum Series at the State Department.

Please contact Susie Baker <bakers "AT" state.gov> with any questions
about the award and/or policy paper style and format.  Title VIII on
the web: www.state.gov/s/inr/grants

FELLOWSHIP- Senior and Research Fellowships, IFK, Vienna

Posted by: Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften <ifk(a)ifk.ac.at>
Posted: 8 May 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Senior and Research Fellowships, IFK, Vienna

The IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften was founded 
in Vienna in 1993. It is an independent institute for advanced study that 
aims to support and develop the intellectual enterprise of transdisciplinary 
cultural analysis and the study of culture.

Website: http://www.ifk.ac.at/fellowships-en.html

Application Deadline: July 1, 2006

Senior Fellowships

Designed to support excellent scholars, who are well advanced in their 
academic careers. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to 
nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation; although preference 
is given to applicants of international repute who have published 
significant papers in recognized refereed journals and books that establish 
the author as a leading expert in his/her academic field.

Duration and funding: Senior Fellowships will be granted for one academic 
semester (1 October - 31 January or 1 March - 30 June). Fellowships entail a 
monthly stipend of 2.325 Euros,-- (75 Euros,-- per day), office space at the 
IFK equipped with electronic facilities including internet access as well as 
one-time travel costs to and from Vienna and free accommodation in a studio 
apartment (35 m2). The IFK will not contribute to retirement or health 
benefits.

Research Fellowships

Designed to support post-doctoral scholars early in their careers. 
Applicants must have a Doctorate or a Ph.D. at the time of application. 
Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, 
institutional, or departmental affiliation; although preference is given to 
qualified Austrian applicants.

Duration and funding: Research Fellowships will be granted for one academic 
semester (1 October 2007 - 31 January or 1 March - 30 June). Fellowships 
entail a monthly stipend of max. 2.325 Euros,-- (75 Euros,-- per day), 
office space at the IFK equipped with electronic facilities including 
internet access as well as one-time travel costs to and from Vienna and free 
accommodation in a studio apartment (35 m2). The IFK will not contribute to 
retirement or health benefits.

General Criteria of Evaluation for Senior and Research Fellowships:

A thematic link to the IFK's current research foci on 'The politics of 
looking - visual cultures in conflict' and 'The cultural paradoxes of 
globalization' is desired but not a prerequisite for application. The IFK 
will also accept 'independent' projects within the realm of culture studies 
and humanities unrelated to the present research foci. Applications may be 
submitted either in English or German.

Applications will be peer-reviewed by the IFK's International Academic 
Advisory Board. A final decision will be taken in regard to the requirements 
of the yearly scholarly program. The Board looks for four essential features 
in fellowship proposals:

 - a well-defined and innovative research question
 - a clear definition of the uniqueness of the work and/or the significance 
   of the research to important theoretical and methodological issues in 
   interdisciplinary culture studies and humanities
 - a discussion of the work in the context of appropriate research done by 
   international scholars
 - clear methodological provisions that guarantee an interdisciplinary 
   research focus

The IFK discourages proposals that are either exclusively theoretical or 
exclusively empirical in character. It supports projects that combine 
empirical investigation with thoughtful theoretical work. Research proposals 
that present a clearly formulated problem, demonstrate familiarity with the 
scholarly field(s), and develop an interdisciplinary methodological 
framework stand the best chance of approval by the International Academic 
Advisory Board.

Application Deadline and Decision Notification:

Application deadline: 1 July 2006
Decision notification: 1 December 2006

For the application form or for more information, go to:

<http://www.ifk.ac.at/fellowships-en.html>

FELLOWSHIP- MUSE Georgia International Fellowship Program

Posted by: Anna Kalandadze <akaland(a)VOANews.COM>
Posted: 5 May 2006


FELLOWSHIP- MUSE Georgia International Fellowship Program

The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia announces new a 
international fellowship program-MUSE Georgia for those interested in the 
Georgian culture/literary and scientific heritage as it pertains to 
political, scientific and cultural realities.  Participants will be awarded 
stipend and spend time working on their professional development in Georgia.

View Details:

MUSE Objectives:

The International Literary and Research Fellowship Muse is targeted to 
foster the Georgian-foreign literary and research exchange; to set up 
productive conditions for the foreign writers and scholars interested in 
Georgia's cultural past and present to learn Georgian culture and promote 
their broad creative and academic contacts with the Georgian writers, 
artists and scholars; to support foreign writers and scholars whose actual 
literary and academic projects thematically refer to Georgia, or who want to 
link the immediate segment of their professional activities to Georgia.

Assessment criteria

The major eligibility criterion for the commission is the significance of 
the estimated results of the submitted projects for the Georgian culture and 

its comprehensive integration into the global literary and humanities 
context; high level of literary and scholarly expertise, and the project 
implementation terms. Among the academic projects the preference will be 
given to the PhD candidates; among the literary projects - to those writers 
whose book-project has been accepted for publication in their home country 
under a contract with a press.

Expectations

The Muse Fellowship organizers expect:

1. One week before the expiration of the stipend term, submission of a 
   written report presenting the output of the work implemented during the
time 
   spent in Georgia;
2. In the following six-nine months period - submission of the output for 
   translation and publication in Georgian;

The Georgian translation and publication of the output presented by the 
grantee in his/her native language is arranged by the Ministry of Education 
and Science of Georgia, upon the permission of the press which holds the 
copyright of the publication of the grantee's work in the native language. 
The author receives no honorarium from the first edition of his/her work in 
Georgian; the total of sales' proceeds is transferred to the fellowship fund 
to provide for the upgrading of the fellowship term services.

Fellowship Terms

Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia grants annual 8 literary and 4 
research fellowships (except for the year of 2006, see below).  Each 
fellowship is granted for three months.

The amount of the fellowship for 2006 is earmarked Euro 750 per month; also 
- free accommodation and utility services. The fellowship is tax-exempt.

The grantee's insurance is optional and free of charge.

Application for the fellowship can be submitted by the writers and scholars, 
which are the citizens of any country outside Georgia, notwithstanding their 
age, confessional or political beliefs.

The fellowship does not cover travel costs to and from Georgia.

No extra free accommodation is provided for the grantees attended by their 
family members. Upon their choice the attendants can stay in the apartment 
provided for the grantee, or under a preliminary agreement with the 
fellowship organizers, rent a room in the Muse Palace for preferable length 
of stay. The total of stipend is not increased in case of the attending 
family members; the attendants' insurance costs are not covered by the 
stipend foundation.

Merab Berzenishvili International Cultural Centre MUSE

The Muse Palace in which the grantees reside is located in the outskirts of 
one of the central districts of the capital of Tbilisi, surrounded by a park.

500 meters away from the palace is located the Turtle Lake with recreational 
and entertainment complexes. Adjacent to it is the Open Skies Museum of 
Georgian ethnic culture and traditional architecture.

Fresh air, tranquil environment and beauteous nature provide ideal 
conditions for creative activities and intellectual exchange between the 
grantees.

The grantees will have the opportunity to establish contacts with the 
artists and scholars coming from various countries of the world and visiting 

the Muse International Center.

The grantees are provided with 24-hour free internet access, communal 
self-service kitchen and the restaurant abounding with Georgian food.  Each 
room is equipped with a telephone-set, a computer, a TV-set, a fridge and a 
shower.

For the sake of tranquility and maximal securing of work conditions the 
attendance of underaged children is not allowed.

No pets allowed for the grantees.

The grantees, who for their work need consultancy of Georgian historians, 
ethnographers, philologists, or other experts, will be provided with such 
services. For the same needs, the grantees are provided with English, 
French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking interpreters. All services of 
this kind are free of charge.

Fellowship Panel

The independent fellowship panel members are Georgian writers and scholars, 
annually invited by the fellowship board. The panel members are not supposed 
to publicize their individual decisions or clarify and justify the motives 
of their choice to the applicant. The panel members have the same rights 
with the final decision. The list of the panel members is published right 
upon the selection of grantees. The applicants are informed about the 
decision of the panel in two months time after the application.

Grantee's Obligations

1. A grantee is obliged to spend at least two months out of the three in 
   Georgia;
2. A grantee not able to use the stipend, in three months before the 
   commencement of the grant period should inform the fellowship panel (one 
   month for 2006 application).
3. The last Friday of each month is the day for meeting the journalists. The 
   mandatory time allocated for a grantee to meet the journalists on this day 
   is two hours. Meetings with the journalists any other time for the grantees 
   are unlimited.
4. The last week of the third month the grantee is obliged to make an 
   additional public presentation at the selected University based on the 
   academic topic chosen by the grantee. The minimal time allocated for the 
   presentation and the discussions is two academic hours.

Application

The grant applicant must attach to the standard application form the following:

1. Bio-Bibliography;
2. Two photos;
3. Project summary, indicating the possible volume of the projected work 
   (not more than A4 format 2 print pages);
4. Project implementation plan and estimated time of completion (A4 format I 
   print page).

Mail the application form and the attached documents to:

Dr. Bela Tsipuria
International Literary and Research Fellowship 'Muse'
Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia
52, Uznadze Street
Tbilisi, 0102
Georgia

Or e-mail: muse(a)mes.gov.ge
(All e-mailed documents should be in PDF format).

For the current pilot grant year of 2006, the Ministry of Education and 
Science of Georgia, as exclusion, provides one literary and one research 
fellowship for September-October-November grant period. The application 
deadline for this fellowship is June 15, 2006. (If the documents are sent by 
mail, valid is the mailing date verified by the postal seal on the envelope).

For the first half of the 2007 (January-June) the grant application deadline 
is August 15, 2006.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- USAID's Economic Policy Reform Project in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Erbol Yahshilikov <erbol(a)bearingpoint.uz>
Posted: 4 May 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- USAID's Economic Policy Reform Project in Uzbekistan

USAID's 'Economic Policy Reform Project in Uzbekistan', implemented by 
Bearing Point Global Operations invites submission of proposals to conduct 
economic policy-relevant research under 2006 Grant Program. The goal of the 
competition is to support research projects that have the potential to 
improve economic policy in the country. Grants made under this program are 
expected to result in research of a rigorous nature that is accessible and 
of interest to practitioners, policymakers and the public. Priority Research 
Grants are funded in the amount of $4,000 to $7,000 depending on the level 
of effort, and normally last for at least 6 months. Identified research 
areas for grant competition are following:

1. Land reforms in Uzbekistan. Project aims to study alternative land 
   policies and their impact on agricultural output in Uzbekistan. For 
   achieving its goal project identified following research components:

1.1. Productivity of different farm types in Uzbekistan. Research in this 
     component will explore and compare productivity of land use in different 
     farm types in Uzbekistan. (partial productivity of land and labor, total 
     factor productivity)

1.2. Analysis of land privatization impact on commercial crop production. 
     Research in this component will explore farmer's perception on commercial 
     crop production in small plots, study the possible scenarios of land 
     privatization impact on levels of commercial crop production, and 
     investigate opportunities and challenges of crop diversification.

1.3. Land reform and land distribution There exist two major farm types in 
     Uzbekistan, private farm holdings and individual household farms.
Research 
     will identify the land distribution between these two different farm
types 
     and study them.

1.4. Land Leasing. Analysis of legal, economic, and traditional institutions 
     of land leasing in Uzbekistan, including qualitative analysis of issues 
     associated with land leasing/renting.

1.5. In addition to listed components research might explore other relevant 
     issues in the area of land reform in Uzbekistan.

2. Export study for Uzbekistan fruit and vegetable industry. Project's goal 
   is to explore ways of improving export competitiveness of Uzbekistan fruit 
   and vegetable products. Research will include at least the following three 
   components:

2.1. Russia's accession to the WTO and its impact on level of Uzbek fruit 
     and vegetable exports. Qualitative assessment of Uzbek exporters'
perception 
     on this threat. What might happen and why, and what are the strategies
Uzbek 
     food exporters would follow under given scenario.

2.2. Expansion of supermarket nets in Russia and its impact on level of 
     Uzbek fruit and vegetable exports In this component research will address 
     the analysis of changes in the consumption patterns in Russia and
other CIS 
     countries (major export destinations of Uzbek food products) as result of 
     expansion of supermarket networks, and suggest strategies to Uzbekistan 
     government and exporters on possible threats and opportunities.

2.3. Case study. Case study of one or more firms exporting food products 
     from Uzbekistan.

Small - Grants:

Any other research proposal that has potential to impact economic policy in 
Uzbekistan will also be considered as small-research grant. For 
small-research grants, the expected funding amount is $2,000 to $4,000.

Who Can Apply?

In addition to the NGO's, Economic Departments of local Universities and 
local independent research bodies that have a legal status of NGO are 
eligible to apply for the grants.  Applications should clearly indicate the 
name of the organization, as well as its legal status on whose behalf it is 
submitted. The team members for the priority research grants should include 
three to five individuals. For the small grants the size of the research 
team should be two to four individuals.

Application Procedure

Potential applicants should request a more detailed description of any 
research topics in which they are interested using the email address shown 
below.  Applicants are asked to submit no more than three-page summary 
outlining any proposed enhancement or changes to the concept paper, the 
level of effort expected from each researcher for each major component of 
the project, and curriculum vitae that describes their qualifications to 
conduct this research. If possible, the applications and applicants resumes 
should be submitted in either English or Russian or Uzbek. The curriculum 
vitae should include the list of publications and research projects each 
individual was involved in. The application and applicants resumes should be 
combined in one Word file for the ease of processing. Requests for 
additional information and applications should be sent to: 
smallgrants(a)bearingpoint.uz.

Evaluation Criteria:

The selection committee will consider all proposals that contribute to the 
Project's research program. Proposals will be evaluated according to the 
following criteria: (1) technical merit and professional qualifications of 
applicants; (2) consistency of the proposed research with the Project's 
research agenda; (3) data and methodology availability; and (4) prior 
research experience.

Deadline for Submission:

In order to be considered for selection process applications must be 
received no later than one month from the day the announcement was first 
made public, May 1, 2006.

FELLOWSHIP- Senior Int'l Fellows Program 2006, Ctr. on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Posted by: Amal Muhammad <AMuhammad(a)gc.cuny.edu>
Posted: 26 Apr 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Senior International Fellows Program 2006

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Senior International Fellows Program 2006

The Program

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Senior International Fellows 
Program provides an opportunity for the professional development of 
Third-Sector practitioners from outside the United States who are 
decision-makers in their professions. The program is designed to help build 
Third-Sector capacity in the Fellows' home countries.

Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, 
where they attend weekly seminars, explore the work of key agencies and 
foundations, meet with nonprofit representatives, and study U.S. and 
international community foundation models.

The topics for the year 2006 will be community foundations, as well as 
corporate and diaspora philanthropy.

Fellows will participate in a 1-month seminar on the U.S. and international 
voluntary sectors. The program will run from October 15, 2006 through 
November 11, 2006. Based on the seminars, readings, discussions with leaders 
in the field, and the Fellows' own experiences, each Fellow will produce a 
position paper with recommendations for the development, adaptation or 
expansion of community foundations, or on corporate or diaspora philanthropy 
in his/her country or region. It is expected that these recommendations will 
draw from the variety of experiences of community and other foundations and 
will reflect the political, social, economic, and legal frameworks in the 
Fellows' home countries.

Each fellowship covers the cost of tuition and includes a $1,300 stipend to 
cover living expenses. The Center will also provide accommodations proximate 
to The Graduate Center on 34th Street, as well as round-trip air tickets for 
travel to and from the United States.

Tuition-based appointments may also be made, pending approval by the 
selection committee. Tuition information is available upon request.

Special thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott 
Foundation for their support of this program.

Eligibility and Selection

The program is open to senior-level practitioners over the age of 35 who are 
citizens of countries other than the United States. Applicants must speak 
and write English fluently. Candidates must have a strong institutional base 
and a clear interest in working with the community foundation concept or 
with diaspora or corporate giving.

There is no application form. To apply, prospective candidates should submit 
the following materials in English: a) a résumé or c.v. identifying past and 
present employment, as well as educational experience; b) a list of 
publications, if applicable; c) a 3-5 page research proposal for the 
position paper, indicating research focus and questions; d) a statement 
outlining a plan to implement the recommendations developed in the position 
paper; and e) how the fellowship will contribute to the candidate's 
professional development. Any overseas experience should also be described.

A cover sheet must accompany the proposal and include the following 
information: name, country of origin, country of residence, date of birth, 
current organizational affiliation and position, title of proposed paper, 
current address, home/work/cell telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail 
address(es). Two original, signed letters of recommendation are required 
from scholars and/or staff members of NGOs, nonprofits or donor agencies. An 
optional writing sample may be included.

Please submit materials electronically and by mail.  Send to 
cpcs(a)gc.cuny.edu; and to Dr. Kathleen D. McCarthy, Director / Center on 
Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY / 365 Fifth 
Avenue, Suite 5401 / New York, NY 10016-4309 / USA. Electronic submissions 
must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper.  Please note that original signed 
letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead and sent by the 
referee via post.

Application materials must be received no later than June 12, 2006. The 
selection will be made by a committee of leaders from the voluntary sector. 
Awards will be announced no later than July 7, 2006.

The Center

Founded in September 1986, the Center's mission is to strengthen 
philanthropy and civil society through education, research, and leadership 
training. Located amid the nation's largest concentration of foundations, 
corporate donors, and local, national, and international nonprofit 
organizations, the Center serves as a base for research and ongoing 
interchange among scholars and practitioners in the field.

The Center's activities are interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on 
multicultural, women's, and international philanthropy.  Within this 
framework, the Center offers a varied format of seminars, symposia, 
conferences, research projects, fellowships, courses, working papers, and 
publications.

Center Director

Kathleen D. McCarthy, the Center's founding Director, received her Ph.D. in 
history from the University of Chicago and joined the history faculty of The 
Graduate Center of The City University of New York in 1986. She is the 
author of American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 
1700-1865 (University of Chicago Press, 2003); Women's Culture: American 
Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930 (winner, ARNOVA Distinguished Book Award) as 
well as many other books, edited volumes and articles on local, national, 
and international philanthropy, and has lectured on these topics worldwide.

Dr. McCarthy has served as Visiting Research Fellow with the Rockefeller 
Foundation; a consultant to The Ford Foundation and the National Endowment 
for the Humanities; Assistant Secretary of the Metropolitan Life Foundation; 
President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and 
Voluntary Action; and a member of the board of Independent Sector, and the 
advisory boards of the National Center on Nonprofit Law at New York 
University and the Rockefeller Archive Center.  She is currently Treasurer 
of the International Society for Third-Sector Research and a member of the 
Editorial Board of VOLUNTAS. She was also a member of the informal planning 
group of, and delegate to, the first White House Conference on Philanthropy 
in 1999. 

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5401
New York, N.Y. 10016-4309
Tel.: (212) 817-2010
Fax:  (212) 817-1572
Email: cpcs(a)gc.cuny.edu
Web: www.philanthropy.org

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Kurt Schork Awards for Print Journalists, Deadline June 1

Posted by: Schork Awards <schorkawards(a)iwpr.net>
Posted: 25 Apr 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Kurt Schork Awards for Print Journalists

Print journalists from developing or transition countries are eligible for 
the Kurt Schork Awards, organized by the Reuters news agency and the Kurt 
Schork Memorial Fund. Entry deadline: June 1.

The awards recognize print journalists who show courage and commitment as 
they cover controversial topics. One freelance journalist and one local 
reporter from a developing or transition country will receive US$5,000 each.

Entries should include up to three articles, with English translations if 
necessary. The articles should have been published between March 1, 2005 and 
March 31, 2006.

The organizers created the prize in 2002 to honor American war correspondent 
Kurt Schork, killed May 24 that year in Sierra Leone while working for 
Reuters. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is administering 
the awards this year.

For more information, contact schorkawards(a)iwpr.net or visit 
http://snipurl.com/pfb3

Entries may be sent to schorkawards(a)iwpr.net or by post to Alan Davis, IWPR, 
48 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT, UK.

FELLOWSHIP- International Journalism Exchange Program in US, Deadline June 1

Posted by: International Center for Journalists <ije(a)icfj.org>
Posted: 25 Apr 2006


FELLOWSHIP- International Journalism Exchange Program in US, Deadline June 1

Editors worldwide eligible for fellowship in U.S.:

Experienced newspaper editors from developing or transition countries are 
eligible for a six-week fellowship program in the United States.

Application deadline: June 1.

Ten editors will participate in the International Journalism Exchange (IJE) 
program from October 7 to November 11. That includes a week of orientation 
in Washington, D.C., a four-week internship at a community newspaper, and a 
two-day trip to New York.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the American Society of 
Newspaper Editors administer the program. Since the program began in 1984, 
it has sent more than 200 editors to 180 newspapers across the U.S.

To apply, editors should have at least five years of experience and 
proficiency in English. Packets should include an application, a 300-word 
essay, an evaluation of the applicant's English, and an agreement to program 
conditions.

For more information, contact Dawn Arteaga of ICFJ at ije(a)icfj.org, 
telephone +1-202-737-3700, fax +1-202-737-0530, or visit www.icfj.org/ije.html.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Democracy Commission Small Grants Program for Tajikistan, Deadline May 26, 2006

Posted by: Almaz Saifutdinov <Saifutdinov(a)state.gov>
Posted: 24 Apr 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Democracy Commission Small Grants Program for Tajikistan

The U.S. Embassy requests Project proposals for the Democracy Commission 
Small Grants Program Submission

Deadline: May 26, 2006

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe announces a new request for proposals under the 
2005-2006 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.  The purpose of the 
program is to award small grants for specific projects that support the 
development of democratic institutions in Tajikistan.  Primarily, grants 
will be awarded to non-governmental, non-profit organizations (NGOs). The 
amount of a grant must be around $8000 dollars but Commission will give 
priority to the applications that offer the implementation of the similar 
project with lower budget.  To be eligible for consideration, every 
applicant must be engaged in, or propose to carry out, a project whose 
purpose is to further the development of democratic institutions in 
Tajikistan.  The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program has existed in 
Tajikistan since 2001.

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will only accept proposals for consideration of 
the Democracy Commission Small Grants program for the following Presidential 
Election themes:

 - Scientific polling to query on social, economic, and political issues 
that most concern Tajiks.
 - Grants to mass media organizations to develop and publish and/or 
broadcast election and voting issue materials.

Please note:

Projects NOT funded by the U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission include those 
requested by non-Tajikistani organizations and individuals, those relating 
to partisan political activity, charitable activity and humanitarian aid, 
fund-raising campaigns, commercial projects, those involving individuals not 
affiliated with an organization that can provide long-term sustainability to 
the project, and those that duplicate existing projects. 

Proposals must be received no later than May 26, 2006.  Proposals should 
contain clearly formulated goals and target groups, and show the ability of 
the applying organization to carry out the project aims.  Proposals should 
be submitted both in English and Tajiki / Russian languages to:

U.S. Embassy
Attn: Abdumalik Kadirov, Grants Assistant
10 Pavlova Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
E-mail: KadirovAK(a)state.gov
Tel.: 21-03-48/50/52/54
Fax: 21-03-62

Consultations and grant application forms can be received each Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 12:00 or by e-mail.  Special consideration 
may be given to visitors from outside of Dushanbe.  If you have additional 
questions, please call the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at the 
numbers above.

FELLOWSHIP- 2007-2008 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Deadline Aug. 1, 2006

Posted by: Almaz Saifutdinov <Saifutdinov(a)state.gov>
Posted: 24 Apr 2006


FELLOWSHIP- 2007-2008 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Deadline Aug. 1

Announcing the 2007-2008 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Embassy of the United States of America in Tajikistan is pleased to 
announce applications are now available for the 2007-2008 Hubert H. 
Fellowship Program.

The Hubert H. Humphrey program is a Fulbright program that brings 
accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of 
academic and professional work. This is a non-degree program.  Appropriate 
candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a 
commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. 
Prospective fellows should have a minimum of five years of professional 
experience prior to August 2007 and should be interested in policies 
pertaining to their fields of specialization.

In addition, prospective fellows must have completed a university degree 
program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify 
for admission to U.S. programs or graduate study and be proficient in both 
written and spoken English with a minimum test of English as a foreign 
language (TOEFL) score of 525 paper-based, or 195 computer-based.

Fellowships are granted competitively to public and private sector 
candidates with a commitment to public service in the following fields:

Agricultural Development/Agricultural Economic, Communications/Journalism, 
Drug Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention, Economic Development, 
Educational Planning and Administration, Finance and Banking, HIV/AIDS 
Policy and Prevention, Human Resource Management Law and Human Rights, 
Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Public Health Policy and 
Management, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Teaching of 
English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development) 
Technology Policy and Management, Trafficking of Persons, Prevention and 
Policy, Urban and Regional Planning

Interested persons should submit completed application materials to the 
Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan by August 1, 
2006.  Late applications will not be accepted.

For additional information and a complete application package, please 
contact Maya Vakhobova via e-mail: VakhobovaMK(a)state.gov or telephone: 
210348/50/52, 241560 or 212057.

Please note:

Ineligible candidates include recent university graduates, university 
teachers with no management responsibilities, individuals who have attended 
a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during 
the seven years prior to August 2007, and individuals with other recent U.S. 
experience (more than six months during the five years prior to August 
2007).  Please be aware that individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. 
permanent resident status may not apply to the program.

Humphrey Fellows enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa 
and are subject to the two-year home - country residence requirement.

FELLOWSHIP- Research and Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 17 Apr 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Research and Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Call for Applications

2 Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application Deadline: May 31, 2006

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote and 
enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region, 
enshrined in its fundamental understanding of comprehensive security. 
Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider 
Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive 
regional approach in its activities.

For its MA Program Political Science the OSCE Academy invites applications 
for 2 Teaching/Research Fellowships for the forthcoming semester from 
September 2006 to January 2007.

Duties:

During the Research & Teaching Fellowship the successful candidates should 
take over a teaching workload of a 3 credit hour course and supervise 
students of the OSCE Academy. The courses to be taught are intro/survey 
courses on International Relations and Political Theory. Active 
participation in related activities (such as colloquia) is desired. However, 
workload at the OSCE Academy should not exceed 20 hours per week. 
Additionally, she/he should have an interest in conducting a research 
project related to Central Asia, and have a secured funding for this 
research elsewhere.

Requirements:

The qualified candidate holds a MA/MSc or a higher degree in Political 
Science or a related field and should have teaching experience.

Benefits:

The OSCE Academy covers the travel expenses to and from Bishkek (economy 
class), accommodation & living cost compensation. Additionally, the Academy 
provides communications and office space during the fellowship.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, letter confirming availability 
of funds for research, and a short summary of their research project to 
fellowship(a)osce-academy.net until May 31, 2006. For question please contact 
t.moldogaziev(a)osce-academy.net or t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates 
on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken 
on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, taking into 
consideration regional and gender balance.

Dr. Tim Epkenhans
Director
OSCE Academy in Bishkek
Tel.: +996-312-54 23 01
Fax: +996-312-54 23 13
Web: www.osce-academy.net

SCHOLARSHIP- 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals

Posted by: Muriel Joffe <mjoffe(a)cies.iie.org>
Posted: 10 Apr 2006


SCHOLARSHIP- 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals

Application Deadline: August 1, 2006

The Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals is offering a 
variety of opportunities for both area and non-area specialists to lecture, 
conduct research, or carry out both activities in the Baltic States, Central 
and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia for academic year 2007-08.  The traditional 
Fulbright Scholar Program offers awards that range from 2 to 10 months. 
Scholars may conduct research independently or in collaboration with host 
country colleagues. Applications are welcome from scholars in a broad range 
of disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. 
Opportunities also exist for professionals in such fields as law, public 
administration, conflict resolution, journalism, library science, and 
education. While many awards specify project and host institution, there are 
a number of open 'All Discipline' awards that allow candidates to propose 
their own projects and determine their host institution affiliation.  
Foreign language skills may be required for certain research projects, but 
lecturing awards are in English.

The application deadline for 2007-08 is August 1, 2006.

For general information about application requirements and staff contacts, 
visit the CIES Web site. You may apply online or download application 
materials. To request a paper copy or CD Rom please send an e-mail to: 
apprequest(a)cies.iie.org.

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

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Research Fellowship, Institute for Public Policy, Bishkek

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 3 Apr 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Research Fellowship, Inst. for Public Policy, Bishkek

The Institute for Public Policy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan is looking for 
researchers and analysts specializing and genuinely interested in the 
following and related areas:

 - Political developments, institutions in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Economic policies, business in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Social policies in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Foreign policy of Kyrgyzstan;
 - Public policy making in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Politics, economics in neighboring states (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, 
   Tajikistan and China).

Potential applicants would be expected to:

 - Have strong relevant educational background in political science, public 
   administration, governance, international relations, sociology, economics 
   and related areas, preferably with a Master's degree or higher;
 - Have very good writing skills, preferably with extensive writing experience;
 - Have very strong research skills, preferably with extensive research 
   experience;

Fellowship details:

 - Selected candidates will become research fellows affiliated with the 
   Institute for Public Policy, and will be expected to contribute to the 
   publications of the Institute for Public Policy on issue areas identified 
   and agree upon with the Institute within specified timeframes.
 - Selected applicants will be provided a series of trainings/workshops on 
   research, political analysis, writing policy papers and related topics,
free 
   of charge.
 - The payment will be exclusively performance-based, on the basis of 
   preliminarily agreed rates.

Important Note:

The position is not full-time: fellowship may be held in parallel with 
research fellow's main job.

To apply:

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter to Shairbek Juraev at 
s.juraev(a)ipp.kg by 17 April 2006. For questions, please email or call at 
+996 (312) 215763. IPP welcomes and appreciates all applications, however 
only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

About IPP:

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent research 
and policy-making institution. Its goals are to promote a participatory 
approach in establishing public policy; to strengthen expert analysis in 
order to promote effective and informed decision-making in matters of public 
policy and to create an independent platform for dialogue on public policy 
issues. The Institute provides expert consulting, research and surveys on 
Central Asian affairs, conflict management services as well as 
implementation of educational projects aimed at good governance.

FELLOWSHIP- 2007-2009 Rotary World Peace Fellowships

Posted by: Ann Ellingson <Ann.Ellingson(a)rotary.org>
Posted: 29 Mar 2006


FELLOWSHIP- 2007-2009 Rotary World Peace Fellowships

Rotary World Peace Fellowships

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2007-2009 Rotary 
World Peace Fellowship.  Successful candidates would pursue a master's level 
degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at 
one of seven Rotary partner universities: University of California, 
Berkeley; Duke University; University of North Carolina; International 
Christian University; University of Queensland; University of Bradford; 
Universidad Del Salvador.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, be committed to a career in peace 
building, and have relevant work experience.  Interested candidates would 
apply via their local Rotary Club.

Further information regarding the fellowships can be found at:

<http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/centers/scholars/index
.html>

FELLOWSHIP- ACTR/ACCELS Eurasian Regional Language Program

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 28 Mar 2006


FELLOWSHIP- ACTR/ACCELS Eurasian Regional Language Program

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible for full and 
partial fellowships to study on the American Councils for International 
Education: ACTR/ACCELS Eurasian Regional Language Program. The program 
provides intensive immersion-based instruction in the languages of the 
former Soviet Union at leading institutions throughout the region.  Students 
with at least two years of college-level instruction in Russian or the 
host-country language are eligible to apply to the program.

Applications for fall and academic year programs are due April 1.

Recent program participants have studied:

Azeri at Western University in Baku;
Georgian at Tbilisi State University;
Chechen at Tbilisi State University;
Kazakh at the Kazakh State University of International Relations and World 
Languages in Almaty;
Ukrainian at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiev;
Tajik at Dushanbe State University;
Persian at Dushanbe State University;
Uzbek at Alisher Navoi Language Institute in Tashkent; and
Kyrgyz at Arabaev Pedagogical University in Bishkek.

Programs also available for the study of: Armenian, Buryat, Dari, Pashto, 
Tatar, Tuvan and Yakut.  (Students seeking to study languages not listed 
here should contact the American Councils outbound office at 202-833-7522.) 
Please note that some languages are offered in more than one country.

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

Full and partial fellowships are available through American Councils from 
U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education 
(Fulbright-Hays) grant support.

Application deadlines:

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

For more information and an application, please contact:

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

FELLOWSHIP- Colgate University Post-Doc. in Peace and Conflict Studies

Posted by: Daniel Monk <dmonk(a)mail.colgate.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Colgate University Post-Doc. in Peace & Conflict Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace & Conflict Studies

Colgate University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies 
Colgate University's 30-year old, interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict 
Studies Program [P-CON] seeks to appoint a one-year postdoctoral scholar in 
Peace and Conflict Studies.

The Peace Studies Program focuses on reflexive and critical analyses of 
peace and conflict. We encourage applications from candidates whose own 
research addresses both the particular features of a regional/historical 
conflict, as well as the general intellectual frameworks developed to 
explain them.

We welcome applications from any field in the Humanities and Social 
Sciences. The Colgate Peace Scholar will teach one course in P-CON each 
semester, share their research work with the community, and actively 
participate in the planning and execution of P-CON Program events.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2004; persons 
holding tenure-track appointments are not eligible to apply. Ph.D. 
candidates must have degree in hand by the time of appointment. This 
position carries an annual salary of $37,500 with full benefits and some 
research or travel support; there is a possibility of renewal for a second 
year.

Colgate University is an AA/EOE institution and women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply. Developing and maintaining a diverse faculty and staff 
further the University's academic mission.

Please submit an application letter and supporting materials (CV, two 
recommendation letters, and sample of written work not to exceed 20 pages; 
cover letter should indicate what research or writing the candidate will be 
engaged in while at Colgate) as soon as possible to: Daniel B. Monk, 
Director, P-CON Program, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 
13346-9778.

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2006.

GRANT- MPI Siberian Studies Centre Grants, Max Planck Institute, Deadline May 31

Posted by: Joachim Otto Habeck <habeck(a)eth.mpg.de>
Posted: 13 Mar 2006


GRANT- MPI Siberian Studies Centre Grants, Max Planck Inst., Deadline May 31

The Max Planck Institute has the opportunity to offer three positions in the 
Siberian Studies Centre:

 - 2 Postdoctoral Grants,
 - 1 PhD Grant.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2006

The Siberian Studies Centre conducts social anthropological research in 
several regions of the Russian Federation (the North, Siberia and the Far 
East of Russia). Four priority areas constitute the nexus of the 
researchers' activities:

 - Land use, entitlements, different meanings of land, and environmental 
   perception;
 - Generation and gender;
 - Religion, conversion, and spirituality;
 - Ethnicity and indigeneity.

Applicants should indicate the main priority area that they want to address 
in their research and the region where they want to conduct fieldwork. 
Project proposals for research in urban or rural fieldwork sites are equally 
welcome. The Siberian Studies Centre puts emphasis on teamwork and 
grantholders will be asked to contribute to joint activities (publications, 
presentations, etc.).

The Postdoctoral Grants are for 15 months (from 1 October 2006 to 31 
December 2007). The possibilities for extending these Postdoctoral Grants 
will be considered towards the end of 2007. 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.

The PhD Grant will be awarded for 2 years (starting from 1 October 2006), 
with the possibility of two six-month extensions. The successful applicant 
may be expected to complete a year-long period of fieldwork as part of the 
studies.

Applicants should have an anthropological background and some field 
experience in the Russian Federation or Mongolia. Good reading, writing and 
communication skills in both English and Russian are essential.  Other 
language skills would be beneficial.

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.

Applicants should include in their applications:

 - a cover letter;
 - a CV including a list of publications;
 - a project proposal (two pages; two alternative ideas may also be 
   considered);
 - photocopies of university degrees (no translations needed at this stage);
 - names of two or three referees, who may be contacted for letters of 
   recommendation.

There is no application form to be filled out. Please send your application to:

Personnel Administration
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
PO Box 11 03 51
D-06017 Halle (Saale)
Germany

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

Applications should reach the institute by 31 May 2006 at the very latest. 
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in Halle in the first 
half of July 2006.  Final selections will be made by 31 July.

Please get acquainted with the research profile of the Siberian Studies 
Centre at the Institute's website at http://www.eth.mpg.de. Further 
enquiries concerning the research profile of the Siberian Studies Centre may 
be directed to Dr Joachim Otto Habeck (habeck(a)eth.mpg.de).

FELLOWSHIP- IREX International Fellowship Opportunities for PhD and Professional Graduate Degree Holders

Posted by: Lilly Dornic <ldornic(a)irex.org>
Posted: 1 Mar 2006


FELLOWSHIP- IREX Int'l Fellowships for PhD, Prof. Graduate Degree Holders

International Fellowship Opportunities for PhD or other professional 
graduate degree holders (MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD).

Application Deadline: April 1, 2006

Applications are now being accepted for the Policy Connect Fellowships

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

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

Lilly Dornic
Program Associate
Education Programs Division
IREX, www.irex.org
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
USA
Phone: (202)-628-8188 x140
Fax: (202)-628-8189
E-mail: ldornic(a)irex.org

FELLOWSHIP- Summer 2006 Language Study in Eurasia, ACTR/ACCELS, Deadline March 1

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 22 Feb 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Summer 2006 Language Study in Eurasia, ACTR/ACCELS

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

Applications for Summer programs are due March 1.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible for full and 
partial fellowships to study on the American Councils for International 
Education Eurasian Regional Language Program. The program provides 
participants the unique opportunity to study virtually any of the languages 
of the former Soviet Union in an overseas immersion setting.  Students with 
at least two years of college-level instruction in Russian or the 
host-country language are eligible to apply to the program.

Recent program participants have studied:

Azeri at Western University in Baku;
Georgian at Tbilisi State University;
Chechen at Tbilisi State University;
Kazakh at the Kazakh State University of International Relations and
World Languages in Almaty;
Ukrainian at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiev;
Tajik at Dushanbe State University;
Persian at Dushanbe State University;
Uzbek at Alisher Navoi Language Institute in Tashkent; and
Kyrgyz at Arabaev Pedagogical University in Bishkek.

Also available are programs for the study of Armenian, Buryat, Dari, Pashtu, 
Tatar, Tuvan, and Yakut.  (Students seeking to study languages not listed 
here should contact the American Councils outbound office at 202-833-7522.) 
Please note that some languages are offered in more than one country.

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

Participants are registered for credit at Bryn Mawr College. Graduate 
students receive the equivalent of 10 academic hours for the summer program. 
Undergraduate students receive the equivalent of 8 academic hours for the 
summer program.

Full and partial fellowships are available through American Councils from 
U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education grant support.

Application deadlines:

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

For more information and an application, please contact:

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

DEADLINE EXTENSION- SSRC Eurasia Program Teaching Fellowship, Deadline Feb. 13

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 31 Jan 2006


DEADLINE EXTENSION- SSRC Eurasia Program Teaching Fellowship, Deadline Feb. 13

SSRC Eurasia Program
2006 Teaching Fellowship Competition - Extended Deadline

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is 
currently offering a Teaching Fellowship of up to $10,000 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. Please note that these awards are 
intended for U.S. citizens or permanent residents and that applicants must 
have a degree in hand and be teaching at an accredited U.S. institution at 
the time of application. 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 has been extended and is now February 13, 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.

Extended Deadline: February 13, 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- US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program 2006

Posted by: Charles Krusekopf <charles.krusekopf(a)royalroads.ca>
Posted: 27 Jan 2006


FELLOWSHIP- US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program 2006

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) in conjunction with the 
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the US Department 
of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to 
announce the creation of the US-Mongolia Field Research Program to support 
academic research projects in Mongolia by US and Mongolian students in 
summer or fall 2006.

The program is expected to support approximately 3 students from US 
universities and 6 students from Mongolian universities to conduct field 
research in Mongolia between May and December 2006. Applicants must be 
either US or Mongolian citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled 
full-time in a university or college in the United States or Mongolia. 
Undergraduate applicants must have at least third year standing in their 
program, while graduate applicants can be at a masters or pre-dissertation 
doctoral level.

The student research work for the US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship 
Program must be conducted under the supervision of a Research Sponsor who 
plans to be on site in Mongolia in summer 2006. No independent field 
research projects by students will be supported under this fellowship. The 
Research Sponsor should have previous experience conducting academic field 
research, and must agree to oversee the student's research project in the 
field including a period of direct oversight.

The field research project should last a minimum of 6 weeks, and be 
conducted in Mongolia between May and December 2006. Mongolian students are 
expected to work with a Research Sponsor from a US-based institution, while 
US students may work with either US or Mongolia based Research Sponsors.

Research projects in any field, including humanities, sciences and social 
sciences are eligible. Final selection will be made by a selection 
committee, and the students selected will reflect a diversity of academic 
levels, fields of study, gender and other characteristics.

Funding for the program is provided by the Council of American Overseas 
Research Centers (CAORC) and the US State Department Bureau of Educational 
and Cultural Affairs.

Additional information on the program, an Application Package, and the 
General Terms and Conditions of the awards, is available from the ACMS 
offices or the ACMS website www.mongoliacenter.org, or from the ACMS offices 
in Ulaanbaatar or at Western Washington University.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the 
ACMS offices by email at info (a) mongoliacenter.org or through the contact 
information listed below.

American Center for Mongolian Studies US Office
Western Washington University
Humanities 230
Bellingham, WA 98225-9057
USA
Tel: (250) 382-0256
Fax: (360) 650-6110

American Center for Mongolian Studies Ulaanbaatar Office
National University of Mongolia Building 5, Room 208

Mailing address:

CPO Box 695
Ulaanbaatar-13
Mongolia

Tel: (976-1) 9973 9869

DEADLINE REMINDER- NEH Collaborative Humanities Grant for Post-Doctoral Research in Eurasia

Posted by: Sheila Dawes <sdawes(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 27 Jan 2006


DEADLINE REMINDER- NEH Collaborative Humanities Grant for Post-Doc. Research

Final Application Deadline Reminder: February 15, 2006

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.

Full and partial fellowships are available through American Councils and 
NCEEER from the National Endowment for the Humanities grant support.  
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 an application contact:

Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Tel: +1(202)833-7522
Website: www.americancouncils.org
Email: outbound(a)americancouncils.org

Program Officer
NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship
NCEEER
910 17th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
USA
Tel: +1(202)822-6950

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

Posted by: Milissa Markiewicz <mmarkiew(a)duke.edu>
Posted: 25 Jan 2006


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

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 2006 Fellowship period 
will begin October 1, 2006.  The Application deadline is May 1, 2006.  
Applications can be downloaded from the program website: 
http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/centers/civil/index.html.

Contact:

Milissa Markiewicz, Program Director, 919-613-9244 or 
mmarkiew(a)duke.edu

Milissa Markiewicz
Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Duke University
Box 90253
Durham, NC 27708
USA
Tel: (919)613-9244
Web: www.pubpol.duke.edu

FELLOWSHIP- Introduction to the Humanities Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships, Stanford University

Posted by: IHUM Teaching Fellows Program <ihum(a)vpue.stanford.edu>
Posted: 25 Jan 2006


FELLOWSHIP- Intro. to the Humanities Post-Doc. Teaching Fellowships,
Stanford U.

Stanford University
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows for Introduction to the Humanities

Stanford University seeks 9 - 10 post-doctoral Teaching Fellows for 2006-07. 
Teaching Fellows lead seminar discussions for Introduction to the 
Humanities (IHUM) lecture courses that fulfill Stanford's year-long liberal 
arts requirement for freshmen. IHUM courses build intellectual foundations 
in humanistic study, and enhance skills in textual analysis, reasoning, 
argumentation, and oral and written expression. Interdisciplinary, thematic 
courses in autumn quarter are followed by disciplinary two-quarter course 
sequences in winter and spring. Information about IHUM courses can be found 
at http://ihum.stanford.edu/courses.html.

Teaching Fellows work closely with each other on teaching teams and with 
members of the Stanford faculty in archeology, classics, comparative 
literature, cultural and social anthropology, drama, English, comparative 
studies in race and ethnicity, French and Italian, German, history, music, 
philosophy, religious studies, and Slavic. Teaching Fellows teach three 
seminar discussion sections each quarter (averaging 15 students) that meet 
twice weekly and coordinate with course lectures given by faculty.

Teaching Fellows are appointed September 1, 2006, for a one-year term in the 
2006-2007 academic year. The position is renewable for up to two additional 
years depending on programmatic need and job performance. Starting salary 
will be approximately $40,000. Professional development support is provided 
for fellows' research and scholarship as well as for technology in teaching. 
 Eligibility requirements include: Ph.D. filed by June, 2006; strong record 
of humanities scholarship; and evidence of teaching excellence. Other 
desired qualifications are: experience in teaching first-year university 
students; interdisciplinary research and/or teaching experience; familiarity 
with team-teaching; and expertise in writing instruction.

To apply for a Stanford Introduction to Humanities post-doctoral teaching 
fellowship:

1) Complete the on-line application form, and identify courses that 
   correspond to your teaching interests:
http://ihum-forms.stanford.edu/ihumapps/

2) Write a letter of application that addresses all aspects of your 
   qualifications (including the status of your dissertation) and describes
the 
   teaching interests identified in the on-line form.

3) Send application letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluation 
   summaries (if available) to the IHUM Teaching Fellows Search Committee, 
   Introduction to the Humanities Program, 250-251G, Main Quad, Stanford, CA 
   94305-2020.

4) Arrange for three letters of reference or dossier to be sent to this 
   address. Please be sure that at least one referee describes the status of 
   your dissertation progress.

5) Submit all application materials by March 1, 2006. Decisions are expected 
   to be announced by the end of May.

As a private institution, Stanford University has a strong and ongoing 
commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we especially 
encourage applications from all people including women, members of ethnic 
minority groups, and disabled persons.

Notes: 10 openings

GRANT- Micro Environment Grants, Caspian Environment Programme, Deadline April 7

Posted by: Oleg Guchgeldiev <pipp(a)online.tm>
Posted: 23 Jan 2006


GRANT- Micro Environment Grants, Caspian Environment Programme, Deadline Apr 7

Caspian Environment Programme (CEP)
Announces the Fourth Round of the Micro Environment Grants (MEG)

Caspian Environment Programme (CEP) announces the Fourth Round of the Micro 
Environment Grants (MEG IV). The purpose of the MEG is to raise public 
awareness, knowledge and understanding of the environmental problems facing 
the Caspian Sea.   The MEG will help you to finance the small-scale projects 
with a REAL impact to address urgent environmental problems through raising 
awareness of a number of specific issues including the declining 
biodiversity, pollution of land near the Caspian and of rivers that flow 
into the Caspian. MEG IV awards grants from a minimum scale of USD 500 to 
maximum USD 3,000. Grants will support projects in the Caspian Regions of 
Azerbaijan, I.R. Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan.  The Caspian 
Region is defined as coastal areas and 100 km inland of the sea, and also 
includes the major tributaries. Any group of people who has the capacity to 
raise public awareness is eligible.  This includes NGOs, Schools, Community 
Groups, specialist groups, associations, trade unions and others.  You may 
wish to contact Matched Small Grants and Public Participation Advisor (MPPA) 
in your country or Programme Coordination Office (PCU) in Tehran in case you 
are not sure whether you are qualify or not.

The deadline for submission of application from for the Fourth round of MEG 
is 7th April 2006.

For more information, please contact your National MPPA or the Programme 
Coordination Unit (PCU) in Tehran. Additional information and application 
forms are also available at CEP website: http://www.caspianenvironment.org. 

Programme Coordination Unit (PCU)

Micro Environment Grants Programme (MEG)

# 63, Golestan Alley, Valiasr Avenue
Tehran, 1966 733413
I.R. Iran
Tel: (+ 98-21) 22042285, 22042935, 22059574, 22048777
Fax: (+98-21) 22051850
E-mail: melina.seyfollahzadeh(a)undp.org or ali.mohammadi(a)undp.org
Web: http://www.caspianenvironment.org

MPPAs:

Azerbaijan:
Aytan Shirinova
Email: ashirinova(a)caspian.in-baku.com
Tel: (+994-12) 4938003 or (+994-12) 49717 85
Fax: (+99-412) 49717 86

I.R. Iran:
Hafez Ghaffari
Email: hafezghaffari(a)gmail.com
Tel: (+98-122) 6254754

Kazakhstan:
c/o Serik Akhmetov
Email: serik.akhmetov(a)mail.ru
Tel: (+7 31) 72 59 19 35
Fax: (+7 31) 72 59 19 35

Russia:
Amisei Guseynova
Email: DGMA-Patent(a)yandex.ru
Tel: (+7-8722) 67-19 -50
Fax: (+7-8722) 68-27-90

Turkmenistan:
Oleg Guchgeldiyev
Email: pipp(a)online.tm
Tel: (+993-12) 357341
Fax: (+993-12) 353716

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