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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=108

The 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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2-Day Workshop on Research Design and Research Methods in the Social Sciences

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites early graduate and advanced undergraduate students to participate in a 2-day workshop on “Research Design and Research Methods in the Social Sciences” organized on May 17-18, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The workshop will be delivered by Eteri Tsintsadze-Maass, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Kentucky, and Richard Maass, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Evansville.

Deadline for applications: April 25, 2019

For additional information, please visit the following URL: http://arisc.org/events/#Georgia

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ARISC Internship Opportunity

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is looking to fill an Internship position in Yerevan.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Duties include updating our country guides and contact lists,creating information materials, particularly infographics for social media, helping in organization of talks and events and assisting US scholars with the logistics of their research. Performing other tasks, as requested by the ARISC Armenia Branch Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Professional fluency in English and Armenian languages;
– Some knowledge of graphic design software;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Attention to details;
– Research and drafting skills;
– Good organizational skills with the ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
– Good IT knowledge, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and Internet research.

The internship is a volunteer one for up to 8 hours a week, for a negotiable length of time, and is compensated with an annual Student Membership to ARISC and a symbolic stipend.

It is a great opportunity to learn more about the South Caucasus and make contacts with US scholars. Interested applicants should send their CV and a short letter of motivation with the subject “ARISC Internship” to armenia “at” arisc.org. For more information, please visit www.arisc.org or email us at armenia “at” arisc.org.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 22, 2019.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran with respect to membership, rights, privileges, programs or activities of ARISC.

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Spring 2019 Networking Opportunities

Back by popular demand! ARISC is offering networking opportunities for South Caucasus scholars. Learn more and sign up here!

“Gender Successes and Gender Struggles: Including Gender Dimension into Teaching” with Dr. Joanna Regulska
Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 10:30am – 11:30am EDT (New York time)

“Social Media Use in Academia” with Dr. Ian Lindsay
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT (New York time)

“Women and Gender in Armenian Studies” with Dr. Houri Berberian
Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT (New York time)

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ARISC Internship Opportunity

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is looking to fill an Internship position in Yerevan.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Duties include updating our country guides and contact lists,creating information materials, particularly infographics for social media, helping in organization of talks and events and assisting US scholars with the logistics of their research. Performing other tasks, as requested by the ARISC Armenia Branch Director.

REQUIREDQ UALIFICATIONS:
– Professional fluency in English and Armenian languages;
– Knowledge of graphic design software;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Attention to details;
– Research and drafting skills;
– Good organizational skills with the ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
– Good IT knowledge, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and Internet research.

The internship is a volunteer one for up to 10 hours a week, for a negotiable length of time, and is compensated with an annual Student Membership to ARISC and a symbolic stipend.

It is a great opportunity to learn more about the South Caucasus and make contacts with US scholars. Interested applicants should send their CV and a short letter of motivation with the subject “ARISC Internship” to armenia “at” arisc.org. For more information, please visit www.arisc.org or email us at armenia “at” arisc.org.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 8, 2019.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran with respect to membership, rights, privileges, programs or activities of ARISC.

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Workshop: Teaching the South Caucasus: A Workshop for College and University Educators

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for a pedagogical workshop on integrating the South Caucasus into higher education classrooms.

To apply to the workshop and Title VIII funding, visit: http://reeec.illinois.edu/programming-and-events/summer-research-laboratory/
Application deadline: February 18, 2019

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Funding Opportunity: Research Fellowships

Deadline extended:

ARISC announces the availability of fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia).  The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, and all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Priority will be given to projects proposing research on entrepreneurship, science and technology, youth leadership, or higher education. Research awards will be made for $2,500 to $6,500, for a maximum of 3 months each to help cover transportation, room, board, incidental expenses, and other expenses needed to support scholar’s research in the South Caucasus.

See the full call on our website. All information must be received by Sunday, February 3, 2019.

Funding for this fellowship is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

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Funding Opportunity: Stipends for Lectures and Workshops

ARISC invites applications for U.S. scholars to conduct lectures and/or workshops in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. All topics in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible, and a list of preferred topics is included on our website. Selected applicants will be given a $200 stipend for a lecture, or $500 for an all-day workshop. See the full call on our website . All information must be received by Friday, November 23, 2018, in order for the applicant to be considered for the priority deadline.

Funding for this opportunity is made possible through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

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Funding Opportunity: ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships

ARISC announces the availability of graduate/postdoctoral fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. Due date: Friday, December 28, 2018.

For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit our website!

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