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The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC), an independent not-for-profit organization, supports research in and about the three countries of the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.  Current activities are featured on the blog roll below and resources for the study of these countries and grant opportunities to work there are linked above.

*** For information about the ARISC funding opportunities see http://arisc.org/?page_id=70 ***

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ARISC is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Illinois and has been accorded tax-exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service.Our Branches: ARISC Georgia Branch, located at 3/5 Chavchavadze Ave., Ilia State University E Campus, Room E236, offers its services to US visiting scholars while researching or just traveling to the region, provides access to online facilities as well as scientific and cultural activities. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=108The ARISC Armenia Branch serves as a hub where visiting scholars to Armenia can meet, seek logistical support, have access to a computer with internet and printing facility. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=110

ARISC in Azerbaijan offers support to US scholars interested in researching and visiting the country by providing information on lodging, transportation in Baku and regions, information for visa application, orientation for libraries and archives, etc., as well as organizing various activities. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=112

 

 

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Funding Opportunities through CAORC

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program
The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of four months.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program
The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.

Deadlines: January 31, 2018

For more information, see our Grants and Fellowships page.

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ARISC Fellow Lecture: “‘Sari Aghjik’ and Other Stories: The Promises and Pitfalls of Musical Diplomacy”

Alyssa Mathias, University of California, Los Angeles
ARISC Fellow

LOCATION: Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, Room#406, Yerevan, Armenia
DATE: September 8, 2017
TIME: 13:00-14:30

For more information, please visit our Events page.

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WiP: Geopolitical Ecologies: The politics and effects of mining governance in post-Soviet Georgia

By Jesse Swann-Quinn, Syracuse University and ARISC Fellow

Date: July 12, 2017, at 18:30 pm
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

For additional information, please visit our events page.

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WiP: “A Child in Every Family”: Family Planning, Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Georgia

By Annabell Körner, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Date: May 17, 2017, at 18:30 pm
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

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WiP: “Calling for Unity in the Caucasus 1917-1921: The Georgian National Democrats in 1917”

By Sarah Slye, Title VIII Combined Language and Research Fellow

Date: May 10, 2017, at 18:30 pm
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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