Other Grants and Fellowships

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.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

    • carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia;
    • be postdoctoral scholars;
    • be US citizens or foreign nationals who have been residents in the US for three years prior to the application deadline.

Applications
Applications for the NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

CAORC 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.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification;
  • have a PhD or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation;
  • be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences;
  • seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the US, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (AORC). Please note travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen.

Applications
Applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Manoogian Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) invites graduate students to apply for the Manoogian Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity to graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs at other universities in the US or abroad engaged in graduate-level research related to Armenian Studies to benefit from the resources of the University of Michigan (libraries, collections, faculty, and courses) for short or long periods of time. Applicants may have their own financing or could apply for funding from ASP.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in full-time graduate or professional degree programs
  • Applicants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research
  • Research should be related to Armenian Studies (history, language, literature, culture, and politics).

Application:
Application materials should be sent directly to armenianstudies “at” umich. edu.

  1. Current CV
  2. A writing sample/paper in English
  3. Statement regarding proposed research during tenure as a Fellow (maximum 2 pages)
  4. Two letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly from recommenders to ASP at armenianstudies “at” umich. edu.

Applications for 2018-19 Pre-doctoral Fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2018.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies “at” umich. edu or 734.763.0622.

Manoogian Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) invites junior scholars to apply for the Manoogian Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The purpose of the Fellowship is to offer research and teaching opportunity to junior scholars in Armenian Studies. Fellows will be asked to participate in the ASP sponsored events, present one public lecture, and teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. Scholars are required to spend the 2018-19 academic year (September –August) in residence at the University of Michigan.

ASP will award up to two one-year Post-doctoral fellowships for 2018-19 academic year.

Eligibility:

  • The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation before the start of their potential tenure as Manoogian Fellows.
  • Applicants may be no more than three years out of their doctorate and they may not be tenured yet (may not be tenured during the fellowship year either).
  • Research and proposed course should be related to Armenian Studies (history, language, literature, culture, and politics).

Benefits:
For the 2018-19 academic year, the Fellowship carries a stipend of $48,000 and a $2000 research/travel fund. Fellows will be eligible for the U-M high-quality benefits package.

Application:
Application materials should be sent directly to armenianstudies “at” umich. edu.

  1. Current CV
  2. Electronic copy of dissertation. If dissertation is not complete at the time of the application, applicant should forward the completed parts with a detailed outline of the rest of the work. If dissertation is not in English, please provide a chapter in translation and other writing samples in English.
  3. Statement regarding proposed research during tenure as a Fellow (maximum 2 pages)
  4. Description of course(s) the applicant proposes to teach (maximum 1 page per course)
  5. Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly from recommenders to ASP at armenianstudies “at” umich. edu.

Applications for 2018-19 Post-doctoral Fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2018.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies “at” umich. edu or 734.763.0622.

Manoogian Fellowships for Visiting Scholars

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) invites senior scholars to apply for the Manoogian Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The purpose of the Fellowship is to diversify the Armenian studies curricular offerings to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan. Visiting Scholars, who are usually invited for one semester (Fall or Winter), will be asked to teach one class, participate in the ASP sponsored events, and present one public lecture. Fellowships can also be offered for mini-courses to be taught over three or four weeks. Preference will be given to candidates outside the disciplines of history, language, and literature. Previously awarded visiting scholars should wait seven years before applying for this program again.

The scope and number of fellowships awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Application:
Application materials should be sent directly to armenianstudies “at” umich. edu.

  1. Current CV
  2. Copy of work published or pending publication (if publications are not in English please provide a writing sample/paper in English)
  3. Description of possible courses the applicant proposes to teach (maximum 1 page per course)
  4. Two letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly from recommenders to ASP at armenianstudies “at” umich. edu.

Applications for 2018-19 Visiting Scholar Fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2018.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies “at” umich. edu or 734.763.0622

CFA: Course Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Deadline: January 5, 2018

The Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, are running a national competition to solicit applications from faculty and instructors at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop new courses that focus on Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia, or to redesign an existing course. Through funding from the International and Foreign Language Education division of the federal Department of Education, these six Title VI National Resource Centers will give out subawards from $1,000-$3,000. Recipients can use the subaward funds for research related travel, curriculum and research purchases, and salary for research or curriculum design time. The goal of the program is to create more courses with 25% or more content that relates to Eastern Europe/Eurasia, broadening access to area studies coursework at community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

To Apply: For full information, including institution eligibility requirements, and to submit an online application, please visit: http://slaviccenter.osu.edu/curriculum-development-stipends.

Please contact Eileen Kunkler, the Assistant Director at the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University, at kunkler.10 “at” osu. edu for any questions.

Franklin Research Grants

Scope
This American Philosophical Society program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Eligibility
Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award
From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadlines
December 1, 2017; notification in January and March.

Linda Musumeci
Director of Grants and Fellowships
American Philosophical Society
LMusumeci ” at ” amphilsoc.org
215-440-3429

For more information, see http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Apply now for the 2018 summer program!
Deadline: November 15, 2017

About the Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State.

How to Apply
The application for the 2018 CLS Program is now live. Apply online by November 15, 2017 for an opportunity to study abroad and learn a critical language!

Languages Offered
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.
•    Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
•    Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
•    Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

For more information visit http://www.clscholarship.org/

CFA: Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Following on four successful grants cycles, through which more than sixty-five individual fellowships totaling nearly 2.5 million USD have been awarded, the SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2018 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately fifteen grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to five years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects.

Deadline: September 27, 2017

For more information, see https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/transregional-research-fellowship/

Wenner-Gren Institutional Development Grants

The Institutional Development Grant (IDG) supports the growth and development of anthropological doctoral programs in countries where the discipline is under-represented and where there are limited resources for academic development. The grant provides $25,000 per year and is renewable for a maximum of five years providing a total of $125,000. The grant may be used for any purpose that contributes to the development goals of the applicant department. These may include, but are not limited to, things such as staff/faculty or student training activities, networking activities, student fellowships, staff/faculty or student exchange programs with partnership institutions, the acquisition of equipment, library materials and other resources, etc.

The Foundation expects applicants to arrange partnerships with one or more national or foreign institutions that can help the applicant department achieve its development goals. (Click to see a list of the departments awarded the IDG and a description of their projects).

There are two stages in the Institutional Development Grant application process. The first stage is a preliminary inquiry. The deadline for submitting a preliminary inquiry is May 15, 2017. If the preliminary inquiry is successful, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for submitting a full application is September 15 and the final decision is normally made within eight to ten weeks. Applicants must be prepared to receive a site visit from representatives of the Foundation at any time during the duration of the grant. One new award is made each year. Awards and renewals cover a 12-month period beginning January 1 of each year.

Successful applicant departments are expected to participate in periodic Foundation-sponsored networking activities with successful departments from other years to share ideas and experience.

Further questions about this program should be e-mailed to: development “at” wennergren.org.

For more information see http://www.wennergren.org/programs/institutional-development-grants

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

Deadline to apply: March 14, 2017

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge of languages and cultures not generally included in U.S. curricula. More broadly, Fulbright-Hays programs aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

Program Features:
The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent(s) allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research-related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.

Eligible Applicants:
Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education. A student is eligible to receive a DDRA fellowship from his or her IHE if he or she:

      • Is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
      • Is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE
      • Is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages or area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins
      • Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program
      • Possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project

To apply, click here.

CAORC’s National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program, which supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. 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.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

      • carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2016-2017 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia;
      • be post-doctoral scholars;
      • be United States citizens or foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant.

Applications
Applications for the NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is February 26, 2017 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2017. More information can be found here.

CAORC’s Multi-Country Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. 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 United States, 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.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

      • be a U.S. citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification;
      • have a Ph.D. or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation;
      • be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences;
      • seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the United States, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (ORC).

Applications
Applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is February 12, 2017 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2017. More information can be found here

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund. Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of Krikor Zohrab, a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.

Funding Interests: Graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training) Independent research or study projects which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America. Publications focusing on Armenian studies, Armenian history and Armenian literature of the nineteenth century or earlier.

Grant Cycle: Fellowship applications are distributed to designated universities in October, applications are due in January and notifications are sent by mid-June.
Publications deadlines are April 15th and November 15th.
More information is available here.

Manoogian Fellowships 2017-2018

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 competition for the Manoogian Fellowships for post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and pre-doctoral students to foster teaching and research in Armenian Studies.
All applications must be received by 11:59 pm EST on February 1, 2017.
Applicants will be notified of results in March 2017.

More information is available here.

Visegrad Scholarships EaP Program

The EaP chapter of Visegrad scholarships supports Masters and post-Masters (Ph.D./postdoc) studies/research stays at higher-education institutions in the V4 region specifically targeting scholars who are citizens of Eastern Partnership countries. The Scholarship Program is a specific program of the Fund created to facilitate academic exchanges by providing financial support to students or researchers who are citizens of the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, (the Republic of) Moldova and Ukraine to study in the V4 countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (hereinafter the “Member States”).

Deadline: 31 January 2017
Open to: participants  from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
Scholarship: 2,300 EUR/semester for the scholar + 1,500 EUR/semester for the host

For additional information, please follow the link: http://www.edu-active.com/phd/2016/nov/27/visegrad-scholarships-eap-program.html

Curriculum Development Stipends

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COURSE DEVELOPMENT STIPENDS FOR RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE, AND EURASIA

Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, six Title VI National Resource Centers plan to award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. These National Resource Centers (NRCs) receive grants under the Higher Education Act to train specialists and to work with other postsecondary institutions to expand Russian, East European, and Eurasian content in the classroom.

Faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions throughout the U.S. are invited to apply for a course development stipend. Awards will be from $1,000-$3,000. All full-time, regular part-time, and adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply. Applicants can propose to redesign an existing course or to develop a new course including at least 25% content on Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia. Funds will be made available to awardees in the form of a subaward to their home institution that can be used to cover research related travel, off-duty/additional pay and benefits, curriculum and research purchases, or consultation with a faculty member from a participating NRC. Awardees can also access the library of one participating NRC during the funding period. To be eligible as a minority-serving institution, the institution must be listed by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible for Title III and Title V for FY2016 (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/idues/eligibility.html#el-inst).

Those applications selected for funding will be given a subaward. Applicants should make sure that their home institution is prepared to accept a subaward for the amount of their application and follow any internal procedures for applying for external funding. Funds for compensation and travel will be made available following their home institution’s system and policies.

2016 Call for Applications: Course Developmnent Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017.  Please email completed applications to Eileen Kunkler at kunkler.10@osu.edu. Award notifications will be sent out by mid-February 2017.

Applicable Countries:

      • Albania
      • Armenia
      • Azerbaijan
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Bulgaria
      • Croatia
      • Czech Republic
      • Estonia
      • Greece
      • Georgia
      • Hungary
      • Kazakhstan
      • Kosovo
      • Kyrgyzstan
      • Latvia
      • Lithuania
      • Macedonia
      • Moldova
      • Mongolia
      • Montenegro
      • Poland
      • Romania
      • Russia (including Tatarstan)
      • Serbia
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • Tajikistan
      • Tatarstan
      • Turkey
      • Turkmenistan
      • Ukraine
      • Uzbekistan

Participating Centers:
Indiana U., Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana U., Russian & East European Institute
Ohio State University, Center for Slavic & East European Studies
U. of California, Berkeley, Institute of Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
U. of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian & East European Studies
U. of Washington, Ellison Center for Russian, East European, & Central Asian Studies

For more information or questions, please contact Eileen Kunkler, the assistant director at the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State, at kunkler.10@osu.edu.

Central Asia – Azerbaijan Fellowship Program

The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its Central Asia – Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.

The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) is intended for young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and political activists – who want to enhance their research and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their respective countries. More generally, the fellowship program seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and to build lasting intellectual networks among the Central Asian, Azerbaijani, and U.S. scholarly and policy communities.

CAAFP fellows will spend five months in residence at GW, where they will participate in tailor-made programs and will be introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in both Washington, DC and New York. Fellows are required to attend seminars, workshops and training sessions, to write one policy brief on a predetermined theme, and to present their research at two public seminars. Throughout their fellowship, fellows will be mentored by program faculty affiliates.

Three fellows will be selected for Spring 2017.  Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes). Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC will also be covered.

The theme for the Spring 2017 session is:
Socio-Cultural Transformations in Central Asia and Azerbaijan
How have the societies of Central Asia and Azerbaijan evolved during the past 25 years? How important are the changes in terms of national identification, religion and moral values, cultural practices, and interactions with a globalized world?

Applicants are free to focus on one country or consider several countries in the region.
In their proposal for the policy paper, applicants need to:
1. Explain why the selected topic is among the most important in the transformation of the society.
2. Analyze the problems that this particular transformation poses.
3. Provide policy recommendations.

Eligibility

      • Applicants must be between 25 and 40 years of age.
      • Applicants must be a citizen of any of the following six countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan AND currently reside in one of the six countries.
      • Applicants must have a background in government, policy, academia, human rights, or democracy.
      • Academic candidates must possess a Master’s degree and have experience in policy-oriented activities. For non-academics an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.
      • Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Selection
Fellows will be selected by the Central Asia Fellowship Advisory Board. The decision of the jury is final and no appeal is possible. All candidates are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail.

How to apply
ONLINE APPLICATION
Applications for the Spring Session (January 15 – June 15, 2017) should be received no later than Friday, September 16, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified by email by mid-October 2016.

Funders: The Fellowship is funded by the Open Society Foundations – NY
http://centralasiaprogram.org/blog/2016/08/09/call-for-applications-central-asia-azerbaijan-fellowship-program-spring-2017/

Natural Heritage Scholarships

EUROPARC and the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung are pleased to announce the 2016 call for Natural Heritage Scholarships. Applicants from European nationality are eligible for these scholarships to undertake study visits in Protected Areas in 2017.
Deadline for application is 14th May, 2016.

More information is available at http://scholarship-positions.com.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program aims to encourage the study of regions and cultures that are not commonly explored.

Deadline: May 6, 2016

For more information, please visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html?utm_content&utm_medium=email&utm_name&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)-Armenia Junior Fellowship 2016 announced!

Caucasus Research Resource Center-Armenia Foundation invites applications from recent graduates to participate in Junior Fellowship program 2016.
It is designed to provide a substantive work experience for junior researchers who are interested in embarking first-hand policy-relevant research analysis careers as well as gain valuable professional insight under the guidance of experienced staff. The program runs for a maximum of 3 months. Junior fellows will receive a gross monthly stipend of 120.000 AMD.

The deadline for application is May 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

For more information please visit CRRC-Armenia website.

Civil Society Scholar Awards

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.
The awards support activities such as fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication.

Eligibility Criteria
The awards are open to the following academic populations:

– doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
– full-time faculty members teaching at universities in their home country

Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, or Yemen.

– Project duration: between two to nine months
– Eligible dates: August 1, 2016–August 31, 2017
– Maximum funding requests: $10,000 for doctoral students; $15,000 for faculty members

The awards support short-term, international academic projects, such as: fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international research collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication.

Requests for support for first-year tuition and fees only will be considered on the basis of a clearly demonstrated need from doctoral students who have gained admission to universities outside of their home country.

Online Applications
Applicants are strongly advised to submit their application online.
For more information, please visit https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/civil-society-scholar-awards-20151125

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program 2016-2017

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research is pleased to announce the competition for the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholars of the humanities and social sciences from eligible regions may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at universities and institutes in the United States. This competition selects university faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. All fellows will conduct research on specific topics in the social sciences and humanities, write a 15 to 30 page academic paper upon the fellow’s return home, and deliver lectures with the goal of contributing to the further development of higher education and scholarship in their regions. The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) is administered by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) in collaboration with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils). Participants in the CRFP will conduct research in the United States for four months.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

For additional information, please visit: http://www.americancouncils.ge/carnegie-research-fellowship-program/

ASEEES Announces New Dissertation Research Grant Program

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is delighted to announce a new Dissertation Research Grant Program for doctoral students at US universities. Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, we are sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The application deadline is April 30th.

Please follow the link to find out more about the available grants: http://aseees.org/news-events/aseees-news-feed/aseees-announces-new-dissertation-research-grant-program

PFP – The Professional Fellows Program

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, it is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS.

The Professional Fellows Program affords promising young professionals the opportunity to gain practical experience in, and exposure to, United States government. The fellows will be part of a larger cohort of the Professional Fellows Program, joining fellows from Belarus, Russia, and Turkey. The knowledge and interest of these young Eurasian professionals in American political processes will be expanded through short-term fellowships in state legislatures and city halls across the United States, as well as on Capitol Hill and in non-profit organizations that address policy issues.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

For additional information, please visit: http://www.americancouncils.ge/pfp-2/

Visby Programme Scholarships for PhD studies and postdoctoral research

The aim of the Visby Programme is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centered on the Baltic Sea while also including EU Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

The Visby Programme is open to citizens of the following countries: Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The objective is to strengthen co-operation and network-building between those countries and Sweden in fields such as higher education and research.

Deadline: January 16, 2016

For additional information, please visit: https://eng.si.se/areas-of-operation/scholarships-and-grants/visby-programme/visby-programme-scholarships-for-phd-studies-and-postdoctoral-research/

Special Call for Applications: Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (February 1-June 30, 2016)

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its new Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.

The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) is intended for young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and political activists – who want to enhance their research and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their respective countries. More generally, the fellowship program seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and to build lasting intellectual networks among Central Asian, Azerbaijani, and U.S. scholarly and policy communities.

CAAFP fellows will spend five months in residence at GW, where they will participate in tailor-made programs and be introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in both Washington, DC and New York. Fellows are required to attend seminars, workshops and training sessions, to write one policy brief on a predetermined theme, and to present their research at two public seminars. Throughout their fellowship, fellows will be mentored by program faculty affiliates.

One Fellow from Azerbaijan will be selected for Spring 2016. He/she will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000. Travel to and from Azerbaijan to Washington, DC, as well as U.S. visa costs and health insurance in the U.S., will also be covered.

Eligibility

Applicant must be between 25 and 40 years of age.
Applicant must be a citizen of Azerbaijan.
Background required in government, policy, academia, human rights, or political advocacy.
Academic candidates must possess a Master’s degree and have experience in policy-oriented activities. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.
Applicant must be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Selection

Fellows will be selected by the CAAFP Advisory Board. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail.

Application Procedure
To apply, please include all documents in one PDF attachment:
1. A letter of motivation.
2. A concise proposal for a policy paper, written in English, on a policy-relevant topic related to current Azerbaijan.
3. A résumé (CV) of no more than five pages.
4. The names, titles, and contact information (email) of two references.

Materials should be sent in one attachment in PDF format by email to infocap “at” gwu.edu
Applications for the Spring Session (February 1-June 30, 2016) should be received no later than December 15, 2015.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Applicants will be notified by email by the end of December.

Funders
The Fellowship is funded by the Central Eurasia Project at the Open Society Foundations – NY.

Title VIII Research Scholar Program, American Councils

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine.

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 or educational institution
      • Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in direct collaboration with academic host institutions in order to facilitate archive access and guarantee timely visa registration
      • A housing stipend
      • A monthly living stipend
      • Health insurance of up to $100,000 per accident or illness
      • Ongoing logistical support from American Councils offices throughout the region, including in-country orientation and 24-hour emergency aid

Deadline: December 15, 2015

For additional information, please visit: http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/researchscholar

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program, American Councils

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction. The synergistic nature of the research and language training aspects of the Combined Research and Language Training Program promises both more productive research and efficient language acquisition.

Applicants must conduct research and language study for a minimum of three months in the field to a maximum of nine months in the field. Participants must have attained at least an intermediate level of language proficiency to apply.

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
      • Up to ten academic 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, if necessary for the country of research
      • A monthly housing stipend
      • A monthly living stipend
      • Health insurance of up to $100,000 per accident or illness
      • Ongoing logistical support from American Councils offices throughout the region, including an in-country orientation and 24-hour emergency aid

Deadline: December 15, 2015

For additional information, please visit: http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/crlt

Pontica Magna Fellowship Program at New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania, 2016-2017

New Europe College, an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania is offering through competition Fellowships in a newly launched program – Pontica Magna. This program targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from the countries around the Black Sea, but also beyond it (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine). Candidates are welcome to apply with projects on topics of their choice, for in-residence fellowships of one or two terms at the NEC.

Deadline: December 7, 2015

For additional information, please visit: http://nec.ro/fellowsh…/pontica-magna/call-for-applications/

ASCN Scholarship for participation in ECPR Methodology Summer School

ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques 2015
23 July – 8 August 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) regularly organizes summer schools for PhD candidates in political science. The “ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques” planned on 23 July – 8 August 2015 in Ljubljana provides high quality up-to-date training in a broad range of specially selected methods across the whole spectrum of approaches employed within the social sciences.

In line with its main objective to support promising young researchers from the South Caucasus, ASCN offers 2 PhD students in social sciences from Universities in Georgia and Armenia the opportunity to participate in this 2-week Summer School.

Courses and Modules

Scholars must choose one or two modules from the courses SB101 to SB109, SC101 to SC105, SD101 to SD107 and SD201 to SD208 as described on the course list of the summer school website. Participation in a 3-day refresher course (SA101 to SA107) may also be covered by ASCN and is strongly encouraged. Full information about the summer school is to be found here.

Eligibility criteria

PhD candidates in social sciences (political science or sociology) from any university in Georgia or Armenia
Citizens of Armenia or Georgia normally residing in Armenia or Georgia
strong skills in research methodology
excellent knowledge of English
Candidates with potential to transfer the acquired knowledge further within their institution (through teaching) will be given priority.

Deadline: Please merge all the requested documents into one single pdf file and submit the application to info “at” ascn.ch until 20 April 2015 with the following subject line: ECPR Summer School / ASCN. Applications submitted after 20 April 2015 will not be taken into consideration. Further Information is available here

Junior Research Fellowship at CRRC Georgia

CRRC Georgia announces a Junior Research Fellowship for young Georgian researchers who want to gain:

• Valuable research experience in various social science research projects
• Ability to analyze complex issues
• Advanced English writing skills
• Project management and organizational experience
• Proficiency in essential computer programs, including statistical data analysis programs
• The opportunity to work with extraordinarily experienced and committed colleagues
• A 6-month fellowship with a monthly stipend of 500 GEL a month

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2015

For additional information, please visit: http://www.crrc.ge/208222/Junior-Fellowship-Program-2016-Announced

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi announces the annual Fulbright competition for Georgian scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for junior and senior researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions in Georgia who wish to conduct post-doctoral research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States.  The length of the program is three to six months.

Deadline: November 13, 2015

For more information, please visit: http://georgia.usembassy.gov/resources/programs/exchange-programs/fulbright-program.html

Request for Statements of Interest (SOI) Human Rights Chair

The East-West Management Institute (EWMI), with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing the Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) activity, the overall goal of which is to strengthen Georgia’s justice system to ensure due process, judicial independence, and the protection of human rights. A key focus of EWMI-PROLoG is to promote human rights teaching and research at the university level. In order to ensure that human rights research and teaching is improved, EWMI-PROLoG seeks to establish a Human Rights Chair at one or more Georgian universities by providing a teaching and research grant award to selected universities. The grant will also provide some limited funds for part-time researchers to support the Chair in his/her teaching, research, and outreach efforts.

Deadline for Statement of Interest Submission: November 10, 2015

Contact Information:

EWMI-PROLoG is located at 5 Marjanishvili Str 0102 Tbilisi, Georgia, Tel/Fax (995 32) 2505404. The contact person for this competition is Giorgi Vashakidze at gvashakidze[at]ewmi.org. E-mails must have “Human Rights Chair” in the subject line.

Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship, Chatham House

Chatham House, in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, hosts fellows from the six countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia.

The fellowship offers an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly. The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers in the early stages of their careers.

The fellows spend nine months working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia Programme team. During this time they will conduct a research project of their own design relating to the politics, economies and/or societies of the post-Soviet region. In the course of the fellowship, the scholars will conduct research trips to the region and also spend time at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. The fellowships are part of Chatham House’s Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2015

For additional information, please visit: http://www.chathamhouse.org/academy/fellowships/robert-bosch?dm_t=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0

Call for Applications from Faculty in Selected Countries of Europe and Eurasia

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan invites applications for Weiser Professional Development Awards from faculty and artists at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Deadline: September 15

For additional information, please visit: http://www.ii.umich.edu/wcee/opportunities/visitingfellows

CRRC-Armenia Junior Research Fellowship 2015

CRRC-Armenia Junior Research Fellowship 2015 announced!

Are you a research-minded university graduate who wants to gain an important skill set that is absent in Armenia? Do you want to work hard and open the door to career and research opportunities? If so, then this is for you!

Who is eligible?

Armenian citizens between the age of 22 and 30 holding a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (PhD holders are not considered for this fellowship program)
Those available to commit 8 hours of work per day from October, 2015 to January, 2016
Those with excellent English reading, writing, speaking and understanding abilities
Those with excellent writing skills in Armenian.

More information is available here:

Fulbright Opportunity in Armenia-2016-2017

This opportunity in Armenia gives scholars the opportunity to teach, research, or both for four to ten months at one of several possible host institutions. Candidates may also propose a Flex award, meaning a project completed over multiple, short-term stays abroad. This award is open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals, and a PhD is required. More information is available here.

The application deadline is August 3, 2015.

Fulbright Scholar Program 2016-2017

Opportunities in European Area Studies

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program announces grant opportunities in Europe and Eurasia in the field of area studies. Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty and professionals, including early career.

We are soliciting applications for a broad range of awards in your field, including but not limited to:

Azerbaijan: All Disciplines
European Union: Fulbright Schuman European Union Affairs Program
Finland: Fulbright Bicentennial Chair
Slovak Republic: Social Sciences
Poland: Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and, as specified by the individual award description, hold a PhD or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application. The application deadline is August 3, 2015.

In addition, All Disciplines awards are available in many countries and can be a good option if no discipline-focused award matches your expertise. Please visit the 2016-17 Catalog of Awards at http://catalog.cies.org to learn more about the opportunities available in this year’s competition. For most awards, English is sufficient for teaching and foreign language proficiency is only needed to the extent required by the proposed research project, if applicable.

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars at http://www.cies.org/event-type/webinar-schedule or join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

ASEEES Regional Scholar Travel Grant

ASEEES is able to offer a limited number of travel grants to subsidize the travel of faculty, research specialists, and independent scholars who permanently reside in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to present their papers at the ASEEES annual convention. Applications will be judged on intellectual merit of the paper topic with a view to disciplinary and regional balances. Where possible, priority will be given to candidates who are first-time convention presenters or junior scholars whose institutions offer limited funding.

Grant Amount:  Up to $1,000 USD plus convention registration fee waiver

Eligibility: Applicant must be:

      1. A permanent resident in any of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan;
      2. Presenting a paper on a regular panel (chairs, discussants, and roundtable participants are not eligible to apply);
      3. A regular member of ASEEES at time of application (affiliate, joint, and student members are not eligible to apply – view reduced membership fee offer);
      4. NOT a student (Graduate students from all parts of the world are encouraged to apply for the Davis Student Travel Grants.)
      5. Not in receipt of ASEEES regional scholar travel grant in the last three years.

Deadline: June 1, 2015 (All applicants will be notified of their status by July 1)

For more information, see http://aseees.org/convention/grants/regional

Invention Competition for University Students in Armenia

ARPA Institute organizes an Invention Competition for University Students in Armenia annually. The deadline for submission of proposals is May 30, 2015. Help Armenia advance in science and technology through innovations and help its economy by the creation of new and better than existing products. For more information, please visit here:

Paul Celan Fellowship

The aim of the Paul Celan Fellowship Program is to overcome deficits and asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and the reception of scholarly literature which result from the division of Europe in the 20th century. Therefore, the program supports translations of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. Deadline for Application: February 28, 2015 For more information, please visit here:

Ph.D. fellowships (social and political science) in the field of Caspian Studies

The Conflict Research Group of the Department of Conflict and Development Studies of Ghent University is looking for 2 Ph.D. researchers in the framework of the project Around the ‘Caspian: a doctoral training for future experts in development and cooperation with focus on the Caspian region’ (CASPIAN 2015-19). This is an Innovative Training Network that has received 3.8 million € under a Marie Sklodowska Curie scheme funded by the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission with the goal of training the next generation of experts on the Caspian region. The full partners of this project are Dublin City University, Ghent University (Universiteit Gent), Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool), Oxford Brookes University, University of Saint Andrews, the University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) and the Forschungsstelle Osteuropa Bremen.

Applications due by Monday, 16 February 2015, 17:00 CET. For full call, eligibility and contact information see http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33977837

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships   

National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

CFA: 2015-2016 Manoogian Fellowships

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 competition for the Manoogian Simone Foundation (MSF) Fellowships for post-doctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and pre-doctoral students to foster teaching and research in Armenian Studies.

All applications must be received by February 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified in early March. Application materials and questions should be forwarded to:

Armenian Studies Program,
armenianstudies “at” umich.edu or (734) 763-0622.
Please visit their website for instructions on how to apply.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $10,500 each will be given.

To apply for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program, please visit https://caorc.fluidreview.com

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program is funded through a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. 

For more information, visit: CAORC.ORG, FACEBOOK.COM/CAORCTWITTER.COM/CAORC

Andrew. W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Scholars must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident; be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (September 2004 or later); propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project; and propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Fellowship awards will not exceed $33,500.

To apply for the Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program, please visit https://caorc.fluidreview.com

The Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program is funded through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information, visit: CAORC.ORGFACEBOOK.COM/CAORCTWITTER.COM/CAORC

Full or Partial Scholarships at Transparency International School in Lithuania

Transparency International School is offering a limited number of full or partial scholarships to senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35. Scholarships will be awarded for a seven days TI School course in the field of anti-corruption and accountability. The School seven-day format offers a powerful mix of an intensive academic schedule, unconference-like atmosphere and continuous peer-to-peer interactions which all makes it into an unforgettable one-week-long adventure. The applications deadline is 1 May 2015.
Read more at TI page.

Research Grants in Armenian Studies

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) is prepared to consider applications for grants for research within the field of Armenian Studies. As funds are very limited, the following conditions should be noted by prospective applicants:

1. Grants may be given for travel, cost of digitization or microfilm or other research materials and for similar expenses, for a period not exceeding one year. Excluded are stipends for living expenses in the applicant’s own institution or home and scholarships to colleges and universities.

2. Each applicant must state in full detail the purpose and scope of his research. Applicants must also indicate the exact sum of money required and whether other sources have been approached for financial support, giving the proposed itinerary in the case of an application for travel funds. In addition to a curriculum vitae, recommendations from at least two persons of academic standing familiar with the applicant’s previous work and proposed research are required.

3. A copy of any book, article, report or other work, the writing of which has been assisted by a grant, is to be deposited with NAASR. A final report and financial accounting is expected within 15 months of a grant. Support of NAASR should be acknowledged in any publication resulting from a research grant.

4. NAASR reserves the right of access to all microfilms, software, copies of documents, or other materials acquired with a NAASR grant.

Quarterly deadlines for submissions are March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15.

For more information, please visit  NAASR web-site.


Postdoctoral opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University

Fellowship Competition 2015-2016
Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2015-2016 Competition

Applications Due by October 6, 2014

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2015-2016. Fellows newly appointed for 2015-2016 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2013 and 1 July 2015. The Fellowship Stipend for 2015-2016 is $61,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $6,000 research allowance per annum.

Applicants may apply by clicking the “Go to Application” button on the Website homepage or any of the Fellowship-related pages on this site. The “Application Materials (PDF)”– which includes detailed application instructions— may be downloaded at “Application Materials (PDF)” or from any Fellowship-related page.

Please be sure to read the instructions carefully before submitting your application.

For more information, see http://societyoffellows.columbia.edu/fellowship/

Call for proposals: Electronic learning initiatives for the Armenian diaspora

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2014

The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has opened a call for proposals to develop electronic and on-line children’s learning games, language programmes, apps, interactive books, cartoons and any other electronic means to encourage children and young adults to learn and maintain Armenian in the diaspora. Western Armenian will be privileged in the first instance, but Eastern Armenian programmes, specifically in the diasporan context, will be considered, as well as programmes in both dialects.


The proposals should include the track record of the applicant(s) in this domain, description of the educational activity, the target group (age, linguistic proficiency, bilingualism, etc.), a time line when it will be ready, a budget, dissemination strategy, technical information (including suggested platform(s) and operating system(s), upgradability potential), names of the technical and linguistic/pedagogical teams developing the programme, and any other information that is relevant to the application. The programmes must be freely available on line or through other electronic dissemination means. The initiatives can be new programmes or Armenian version of popular existing programmes. Awards granted will vary in range based on proposals received (the total budget allocated to this initiative is 250,000 USD).

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2014. Winning bids will be announced in November 2014.

Applications should be sent to arman “at” gulbenkian.pt, clearly indicating in the subject line ‘Electronic learning proposal’. For more information, please see http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Activities/ArmenianCommunities?a=5040

Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme

Hrant Dink Foundation launches
TURKEY-ARMENIA FELLOWSHIP SCHEME!

63 organisations from Turkey, 25 from Armenia are ready to act as Host Organisations for fellows from the neighbouring country.

The Hrant Dink Foundation has established the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme with a view to promote cross-border affiliation and cooperation of professionals from the two neighbouring countries within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process financed by the European Union. The Fellowship Scheme will offer 18 professionals from Armenia and Turkey the opportunity to live and follow a special programme at a specific Host Organisation in the neighbouring country for 4 to 8 months. Individuals are also invited to propose their own project ideas, other than the fellowship opportunities offered by the listed Host Organisations.

The Fellowship Scheme aims to enable cross-border learning opportunities in areas where further exchange of expertise and lasting cooperation is much needed, such as academia, civil society, media, culture and arts, translation and interpreting/language-learning and law.

For more information, please visit here:

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities in the Caucasus

The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2015-2016 is launched and offers opportunities to postdoctoral scholars as well as early career and more advanced scholars to teach and/or conduct research in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia:

Armenia
Award #5138: All Disciplines
This award offers up to three opportunities in the category for teaching, research, or a combination of teaching and research. Academics (except early-career scholars) from a wide variety of fields and specializations are encouraged to apply. Preferred specializations include sustainable urban development, biodiversity and conservation, IT and the environment, comparative and EU politics, new and alternative media, social journalism, and labor economics.

Azerbaijan
Award #5162: All Disciplines
This teaching award is open to academics with university teaching experience (including early-career scholars). Universities in Azerbaijan are in great need of American academics in priority disciplines to assist in curriculum development and to share their knowledge of current teaching methodologies. Preferred specializations include agriculture, American History, American Literature, American Studies, Archaeology, Architecture, Area Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, History (non-U.S.), Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Urban Planning.

Georgia
Award # 5226: All Disciplines
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization and assist with student advising and curriculum development, as needed. Conduct research. For Flex: conduct research in any area of interest. In addition to their primary grant activities, Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community. Please note that Flex grants are for research only, with no teaching component.

Award #5227: American Studies
This teaching award is open to academics with university teaching experience (except early-career scholars). Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but preferred specializations include American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Economics, Geography, Law, Music, and Philosophy. Affiliations will be determined in consultation with the U.S. Embassy.

Award #5229: Science, Technology, and Engineering
This teaching/research award is open to academics (except early-career scholars) with minimum of five years teaching experience at university level. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, consult on program and curriculum development, and (if applicable) conduct research in his/her area of specialization. Preferred specializations include anthropology, chemistry, engineering, medical sciences, psychology, and public/global health. All teaching will be in English.

Armenia and Georgia
Award #5000: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Grant activities for the Global TEFL award include teaching and, in some locations, an opportunity to do research. Activities may include:

      • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, with an emphasis on English language teacher training.
      • Conduct training programs for senior English students, junior level English teachers and faculty.
      • Conduct workshops to build assessment capacity and/or research capacity to teacher trainees.
      • Assist with student advising, provide tutorials, supervise student practical works and participate in seminars.
      • Assist in the development of programs and curricula, resource material development, testing and evaluation and program design and implementation.
      • Where applicable, conduct research in area of specialization.
      • Applicants for combined teaching and research are required to indicate the planned ratio in the project statement.
      • Final activities and courses determined in consultation with host institution.

More information about the Fulbright Scholar Program can be found on the website of The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES): http://www.cies.org/; and the complete catalog of awards can be accessed online at http://catalog.cies.org/. As outlined in the Eligibility Guidelines, all applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. The current competition will close on August 1, 2014.

The Humbert H Humphrey Fellowship Program

The United States Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, announced the annual competition for the 2015-16 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This program brings accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of graduate-level, non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities.  By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.

The submission deadline for the online application is June 15, 2014.

For additional information, please visit the website of the US Embassy in Georgia

ASCN Call for Research Proposals – Georgia & Armenia 2014

The ASCN Programme, hosted at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, launches a call for project proposals in the social sciences, open to researchers from and resident in Georgia or Armenia. The research proposals to be submitted should be relevant to transition themes, and they should address and deal with specific issues at stake. Furthermore, the proposals must fit into one of the two topics below defined specifically for Georgia and Armenia:

1) The South Caucasus and Europeanisation – institutions and actors

2) What holds societies together? Consensus, conflicts and integration in the South Caucasus

Full topic descriptions are to be found on the ASCN website or in the attached document.

Funding

The budget made available per project will be 50,000 Swiss Francs (CHF) over two years, with a maximum of 25,000 CHF per year. Projects must have a duration of 24 months. Initial funding is provided for 12 months.

The funding will contribute to covering costs for honoraria, financial management, financial auditing, equipment and field work, access to knowledge, international and regional cooperation and networking, improvement of methods and training, mentoring by internationally recognised researchers, publishing and promotion.

Submitting several applications is permissible; each application will be judged according to its individual merits.

Submission

The official application form must be used to submit research proposals by the deadline of 1 June 2014. Applications arriving after 1 June 2014 will not be taken into consideration. The first page of the application form has to be signed and scanned. All documents (application form, CVs, annexes, etc.) have to be submitted as one PDF file to the ASCN Management at info “at” ascn. ch and tamara.brunner “at” ascn. ch with the following email subject line “ASCN Call – Georgia 2014” or “ASCN Call – Armenia 2014”.

For any queries or additional information, please write to info “at” ascn. ch or contact our local coordinators, Archil Abashidze in Georgia (archil.abashidze “at” ascn. ch) or Sergey Minasyan in Armenia (sergey.minasyan “at” ascn. ch).

Evaluation Criteria

Details are to be found on the ASCN website or in the attached document.

Selection Timeframe

The evaluation process will take place in the following steps:

•          1 June 2014: Deadline to submit research proposals

•          Mid-July 2014: Final decision of the Scientific Board

•          1 October 2014: Start of approved research projects

Information and Application Form

www.ascn.ch and info “at” ascn. ch

The ASCN website contains information on current and completed research projects.

About ASCN

ASCN is a programme aimed at promoting the social sciences and humanities in the South Caucasus (primarily Georgia and Armenia). Its different activities foster the emergence of a new generation of talented scholars. Promising junior researchers receive support through research projects, capacity-building trainings and scholarships. The programme emphasizes the advancement of individuals who, thanks to their ASCN experience, become better integrated in international academic networks. The ASCN programme is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). It is initiated and supported by Gebert Rüf Stiftung.

CRRC Junior Fellowship Program 2014 in Georgia

Are you a research-minded university graduate who wants to gain an important skill set that is absent in Georgia?  Do you want to work hard and open the door to international opportunities? If so, then this is for you!

What you will gain? 

• Valuable research experience in various social science research projects

• Ability to analyze complex issues

• Advanced English writing skills

• Project management and organizational experience

• Proficiency in essential computer programs, including statistical data analysis programs

• The opportunity to work with extraordinarily experienced and committed colleagues

• A 6-month fellowship with a monthly stipend of 400 USD a month

What will you be required to do?

• Write analytical policy papers

• Contribute to complex research projects on issues that are important to Georgia’s future

• Work harder than you ever have before

• Learn and be extremely inquisitive

• Be an active member of a team and work independently

• Write blog posts based on CRRC data

Who is eligible?

• Georgian citizens between the ages of 20 and 30 holding a minimum of a bachelor’s degree      (PhD holders are considered as overqualified for this project)

• Those available to commit to a minimum of 6 hours of work per day starting from March through August 2014

• Those with excellent English reading, writing, speaking and understanding abilities

• Those who are good writers in their native Georgian language

The Application process

Step 1: Fill out this application form and submit it no later than December 30, 2013.

Step 2: If you are short listed, you will be asked to take two different tests by the end of January 2014.

Step 3: After the tests, if you are selected for the next round, you will be invited for an intensive training for 7-10 days in February 2014.

Step 4: The best candidates will be selected to receive the Junior Fellowships and will be employed from March until the end of August 2014.  Further employment opportunities are possible.

Other Details

If you have any questions about the application process, send an email to Tamuna Khoshtaria atJFPGeorgia”at”crrccenters.org

See more details http://www.crrc.ge/news/?id=355

SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

The Warburg Institute

The Warburg Institute is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the classical tradition – in the sense of those elements in European thought, art and institutions that have evolved out of the cultures of the ancient world. Its Library and Photographic Collection are designed and arranged to encourage research into the processes by which one culture learns from another and by which different fields of thought and art act on each other. They are particularly concerned with continuities between the ancient Mediterranean civilizations and the cultural and intellectual history of post-classical Europe, especially in the period to c. 1800.

The Institute is offering a number of short-term Fellowships of two, three or four months for tenure in the academic year 2014-15.

Fellowship Details

Brian Hewson Crawford Fellowship
A Research Fellowship has been endowed from the estate of, and in memory of, Dr Brian Hewson Crawford, who graduated from the University of London in 1926. A two-month Fellowship is available for the study of any aspect of the classical tradition. Under the terms of the deed, the Fellowship is open to European scholars other than of British nationality.

Alan Deyermond Fellowship
A group of former students of Professor Alan Deyermond FBA (1932-2009) have established a fund to support a short-term research fellowship at the Warburg Institute. A two month Fellowship is available to undertake research on a project related to Spanish or Portugese literature, culture or visual arts before 1600 (with a preference for the Medieval period).

Henri Frankfort Fellowship
The late Mrs Enriqueta Frankfort endowed a Research Fellowship in memory of her husband Henri Frankfort, who was Director of the Institute from 1949 to 1954. The Fellowship, which will be for two months, may be held in any of the areas in which Professor Frankfort made his distinguished contributions to scholarship: the intellectual and cultural history of the ancient Near East, with particular reference to society, art, architecture, religion, philosophy and science; the relations between the cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Aegean, and their influence on later civilizations. The Fellowship is not intended to support archaeological excavation.

Albin Salton Fellowship
The late Mr Albin Salton generously endowed an annual Research Fellowship to enable a career scholar to spend two months at the Warburg Institute pursuing research into cultural contacts between Europe, the East, and the New World in the late medieval, Renaissance and early modern periods. The Fellowship is intended to promote the understanding of those elements of cultural and intellectual history which led to the formation of a new world-view, understood in the broadest cultural, political and socio-economic terms, as Europe began to develop contacts with the world outside Europe, and that world came into contact with Europe.

Grete Sondheimer Fellowship
A Fellowship has generously been endowed by Professor Ernst Sondheimer in memory of his aunt, Grete Sondheimer, who worked in the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg in Hamburg and in the Library of the Warburg Institute in London from 1944 to 1947. The two month Fellowship, may be held in any of the areas of interest of the Institute.

Frances A. Yates Fellowships
Dame Frances Yates, who died in 1981, generously bequeathed her residuary estate to found research Fellowships in her name at the Institute. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions. A number of two-, three- and four-month Fellowships are available. Candidates domiciled in the U.K. may apply for three- or four-month Fellowships only.

Brill Fellowships at CHASE
The publishing house Brill (Leiden) is sponsoring up to two annual research Fellowships at the Warburg Institute’s Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE). The Fellowships have been made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing, which Brill won in 2012. Postdoctoral researchers may apply for a two, three or four month Fellowship for research projects on any aspect of the relations between Europe and the Arab World from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

Details for Applicants

Eligibility

The Fellowships are generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2008. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, they should explain the reasons for any interruption in their academic career in a covering letter.

General Conditions

Those employed as Professor, Lecturer or equivalent in a university or learned institution may normally hold an award only if they are taking unpaid leave for the whole of the period. Those who have previously held a short-term Fellowship at the Institute or are registered at the Institute for a degree are not eligible for the short-term Fellowships listed above. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another Fellowship or award. Other things being equal, preference will be given to candidates who do not live within daily travelling distance of the Institute. Any other conditions applicable to individual Fellowships are stated above.

All Fellows will be expected to carry out research on the topic for which they have been awarded their Fellowship, to participate in the life of the Institute and to put their knowledge at the disposal of the Institute by presenting their work in a seminar and by advising the Library and Photographic Collection. Fellows may teach elsewhere during tenure of the Fellowship only with the express permission of the Director. They will be required to present a brief written report at the conclusion of their appointment. A Fellowship may be terminated if the Appointing Committee is not satisfied that the conditions of the award are being met. All publications containing results of work done with the aid of a Fellowship shall include adequate acknowledgement of the fact.

Value of Fellowships

The Fellowship does not provide a stipend but gives financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London and towards travel expenses. The values of the fellowships (at 2013/14 rates) are: £2,500 for two months, £3,600 for three months, £4,800 for four months. The amount of these payments is absolute; no additional costs will be paid.

Tenure

Fellowships are tenable at the Warburg Institute. Fellows awarded two- or three-month Fellowships must hold at least three-quarters of their award during term-time. The approximate term dates for 2014-15 will be early October to mid-December 2014; mid-January to mid-March 2015; late April to the end of June 2015. Applicants should specify the length of Fellowship for which they are applying (see 1 below) but do not need to state in their application when they would wish to hold a Fellowship. Those awarded three-month Fellowships will need to stay at the Institute for a full three month period, i.e. for longer than one term. Those awarded four month Fellowships must hold them in one of the following fixed periods: 1 September to Christmas; 3 January to 30 April; 1 May to 31 August.

Selection

No interviews will be held. Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted in late January 2014 to ask them to submit samples of their written work. All shortlisted candidates will then be informed of the final outcome of their application in March 2014.

Applications must be emailed to the Institute by no later than midnight on Friday, 29 November 2013.

For more details visit: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fellowships/short-term/

 

Call for Applications: J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships

Application Opens: November 1, 2013

Deadline: January 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State inaugurated the J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship (Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship) in academic year 2012-13. Formerly the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, the award was renamed to honor former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her dedication to public service and role in the program’s creation.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.

Candidates must:

      • Be U.S. citizens by November 1, 2013.
      • Have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2014, OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period which will commence in September 2014.

Candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible.

Candidates with Medical Degrees are eligible with some stipulations, please see the FAQs below for details

      • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

Factors in selection of Fellows will include:

      • Academic and professional record
      • Proficiency in the local working language of the host country (additional information will be available when countries are announced). Proficiency will be determined by the application and also will be verified during the application process, which will require an interview in the host country language
      • Knowledge of the host country/region (history, culture, etc.)
      • Personal and professional qualifications
      • Preference factors as indicated below

Preference in selection will be given to candidates with:

      • Fluency in the local working language(s)
      • Deep knowledge of the host country/region (history, culture, etc.)
      • A strong service orientation and a high degree of versatility, resourcefulness, and creativity
      • Applicable professional experience
      • Advanced communication skills

Application Process

The application will open on Friday, November 1, 2013. Applications submitted for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship prior to this date will not be reviewed. The deadline for submission of the Fulbright U.S. Student online application is January 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

for more info see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-clinton-fellowships

Visiting Research Fellowships Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Each year, the Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year. The Institute particularly seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives.

For the 2014-15 academic year, the Institute has identified the following two initiatives as the hosts of visiting research fellows:

Peace Accords Matrix (PAM)

The Kroc Institute’s Peace Accords Matrix provides comparative data on the provisions of all comprehensive peace accords signed since 1989, as well as information on the implementation of each provision. The Kroc Institute invites post-doctoral researchers and senior scholars interested in using or augmenting the PAM database for their research to apply for Visiting Research Fellowships. Although we will consider a range of proposals, the Kroc Institute is particularly interested in research that makes use of PAM to explore:

      • the effects of peace agreement implementation on socio-economic development, quality of life, and/or public health issues, and
      • intermediary roles and functions in the development and support of negotiation processes in civil conflicts, including issues such as overcoming impasse and breakdown in negotiations.

The successful candidate will work closely with Peace Accords Matrix project researchers, trained coders, and scholar-practitioners at the Kroc Institute. Strong proposals will offer a clear and concise description of the research project, its significance, and how it will contribute to and build on the PAM initiative.

Models of Peace

The Institute also invites post-doctoral or senior scholars who focus on models of peace to apply for visiting research fellowships. By “models of peace” we mean research that explores why and under what conditions peace prevails in or between countries. (We are not seeking researchers who focus primarily on the study of armed conflict.)  Examples might include organizational or institutional determinants of peace, the role of territory in peaceful relationships, the impact of climate adaptation on peace, or other peace-related foci. The ideal candidate will be methodologically open, systematic, and interested in theorizing about and/or testing models of peace.

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree. If you are currently enrolled in Ph.D. program, you must have completed your doctoral degree before the beginning of the fellowship.

Fellowships begin at the start of the University of Notre Dame’s semester (August or January) and can run for one semester or an academic year. Junior (untenured) fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester; senior (tenured) fellows receive $30,000 per semester. Housing is provided in furnished Institute apartments at no cost. Fellows have library and Internet access and document retrieval services.

Applications for residence in 2014-2015 must be submitted by email to the Visiting Research Fellows Manager and received by December 16, 2013.

A complete application consists of:

      • The Visiting Research Fellows Application Form 
 (click to view and fill in form; you will be asked to choose “Peace Accords Matrix” or “Models of Peace.”)
      • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae research project proposal (maximum 10 pages) that concisely describes the basic elements of the research project (sources, data and analysis), a timetable, and expected products. Those applying for the PAM visiting research fellowship should specify how they plan to use the PAM database in their research.
      • A bibliography listing citations relevant to your proposed research Two letters of recommendation. Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation directly to Anne Riordan, Visiting Fellows Manager, at riordan.14″at”nd.edu

A confirmation email will be sent to each applicant after materials are received. A Kroc Institute faculty committee reviews the applications and makes the selections. Selection criteria include evidence of academic excellence; clarity of the link to existing research emphases; and anticipation of participation in the intellectual life of the Institute. Results will be announced by March 1, 2014.

For more information see: http://kroc.nd.edu/research/grants-and-fellowships/apply-visiting-research-fellowships

 

IREX, 2014-2015 INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program

The IARO program provides U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. The fellowship provides international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.

·         Eligibility: Master’s students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

·  Deadline:  November 25, 2013

·   Topics of Interest:  Counterterrorism, Cyber Security, Cross-Regional Issues, Transnational Crime and Corruption, Religious Minorities

· Contact: By email at iaro(at)irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188
Countries Eligible for Research:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

IARO is funded by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Program

For more info see http://www.irex.org/application/individual-advanced-research-opportunities-iaro

 

A SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN BULGARIA FOR SENIOR FOREIGN SCHOLARS

The Centre of Excellence in the Humanities “Alma Mater” at SU “St Kliment Ohridski”
announces a competition for 10 (ten) fellowship grants for a short-term research visit for senior foreign scholars applying with a research project in the field of the humanities for a period of 4 weeks at SU “St Kliment Ohridski”. The grant is up to 5000 (five thousand) Euros for a period of 4 weeks while the exact payment scheme is to be specified in the contract signed with the beneficiary. The short-term research visit is to be conducted in the period 01/02/2014 – 15/07/2014.

The fellowship is aimed at senior scholars, carrying out a research and/or teaching in the
following academic fields: history, social and political sciences, law, philosophy, cultural
studies, pedagogy, philology and journalism, economy, administration and management,
geography. They must hold a senior academic position and work at a foreign higher education institution, research centre or other academic organisation at the time of applying.

Deadline for submitting the documents: 10 November 2013 (date of receipt)

Please see more details here: https://www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/eng/news/news_and_events/announcement_for_a_short_term_research_fellowship_in_bulgaria_for_senior_foreign_scholars

American Geographical Society Library Fellowships for 2014

*American Geographical Society Library Fellowships for 2014*

The American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, welcomes applications for two short-term research fellowship programs:

*McColl Research Program Fellowships*
This is a short-term fellowship program available to individuals who wish to communicate their geographical research results to a broad, educated general audience. Awards of $3300 for four-week fellowships will be provided to support residencies for the purpose of conducting research that makes direct use of the Library, and results in publication in a mutually agreed upon outlet.

*Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowships*
This is a short-term fellowship intended to support individuals whose research would benefit from extensive use of the AGS Library. Stipends of $400 per week, for periods up to 4 weeks, will be awarded.

The American Geographical Society Library is one of North America’s foremost geography and map collections with strengths in geography, cartography and related historical topics. An extensive collection of books, periodicals, photos, maps, pamphlets, atlases, globes, electronic data, and the archives of the Association of American Geographers and the American Geographical Society are maintained at the AGS Library. In addition, researchers benefit from access to the UWM Libraries print and online collections during their residency. Please note that not all AGS Library materials are listed in the online catalog, but finding aids and professional staff are available to assist in determining if resources in the AGSL are suitable for a given research project.

Applications must be received by October 21, 2013. All fellowships are tenable in 2014.

For further information and detailed application instructions visit:

http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/AGSL/fellowships.cfm or write, call or e-mail the Marcy Bidney, Curator, AGS Library, P.O. Box 399, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0399, Tel. (414) 229-6282,  bidney “at” uwm. edu

ASCN Call for Regional Research Projects in the Field of Social Sciences– Georgia & Armenia 2013

Application Deadline: 7 October 2013

The ASCN Programme, hosted at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, launches a call for regional research project proposals in the social sciences, open to researchers from and resident in Georgia or Armenia. By regional projects, ASCN means joint Armenian-Georgian projects, bringing together at least one institution from each of the two countries and covering both Armenia and Georgia as research object. The research proposals to be submitted should be relevant to transition themes and should fit into one of the two topics below, defined specifically for Georgia and Armenia:

1) Regional Cooperation and Security
Proposals for this first topic should examine the achievements, obstacles and prospects for regional cooperation in the South Caucasus. Proposals are invited especially to assess pathways and forms of cooperation between Georgia and Armenia, such as in economics and trade, which may contribute to wider processes of regionalism. Projects may assess actual or potential institutional arrangements or formal structures (hard regionalism). Equally projects may study initiatives arising from within societies which can develop cross-border or transnational linkages (soft regionalism); these may take the form of economic, social, political, intellectual or environmental networks and would reflect the disciplinary knowledge of applicants in these fields. More broadly projects are sought which study comparatively domestic influences on security policy formation in Georgia and Armenia. Proposals are also invited which analyse the role of external actors (organisations such as the European Union and states) in fostering values and norms on a regional basis, as well as the interaction between the processes of regionalism and globalization, in the South Caucasus.

2) Actors and Institutions: A Comparative Approach
Proposals that fall into this second topic should compare domestic actors and institutions in the two countries. In terms of actors, particular consideration should be given to organised interest groups, such as political parties, media (both ‘new’ and ‘traditional’), social movements or sectoral organisations (such organised labour and employers’ or business groups). In terms of institutions, we have in mind constitutional arrangements, in particular executive-legislative relations, as well as institutions that determine structures of local and regional government and electoral institutions. Note that the primary aim of projects submitted within this topic should be a comparative study of Georgia and Armenia, but it should have as a point of reference the wider body of literature in the field of study. Moreover, while the focus should be on domestic arrangements, proposals that look at how global changes impact upon domestic actors and institutions will be especially welcome.

Funding
The budget made available per project will be 100,000 Swiss Francs (CHF) over two years, with a maximum of 50,000 CHF per year. Projects must have a duration of 24 months. Initial funding is provided for 12 months.

The funding will contribute to cover costs for honoraria, financial management, financial auditing, equipment and field work, access to knowledge, international and regional cooperation and networking, improvement of methods and training, mentoring by internationally recognised researchers, publishing and promotion.

Submitting several applications is permissible; each application will be judged according to its individual merits.

Submission
The official application form must be used to submit research proposals by the deadline of Monday 7 October 2013. Applications arriving after Monday 7 October 2013 will not be taken into consideration. The first page of the application form has to be signed and scanned. All documents (application form, CVs, annexes, etc.) have to be submitted as one PDF file to the ASCN Management at info “at” ascn. ch  and jan.kreuels “at” unifr. ch (for safety reasons, use both addresses) with the following email subject line ” ASCN Call for Regional Research Projects – Armenia and Georgia 2013″. For any queries or additional information, please write to info “at” ascn. ch  or contact our local coordinators, Prof. Giga Zedania in Georgia (giga.zedania “at” ascn. ch) or Dr. Sergey Minasyan in Armenia (sergey.minasyan “at” ascn. ch).

Evaluation Criteria
The following criteria will be applied to assess the submissions for research projects:

–          Completeness of application
–          Scientific quality (elaboration of research question, use of relevant scientific theoretical concepts, methods and research plan are the most important components);
–          Regional dimension (cooperation and networking), alignment with relevant initiatives for changes (regional, European, other), inclusion of at least 2 research institutions (one from Armenia, one from Georgia); inclusion of both Armenia and Georgia as research object;
–          Relevance and link to the ASCN research topics;
–          Feasibility;
–          Innovation;
–          Coherence of proposed topic with research already conducted at home institution;
–          Scientific competence of the applicants (scientific record);
–          Involvement of younger researchers (project leader under 50; at least 2 PhD students under 35 in each country)
–          Ability to select an appropriate international mentor
–     Level of fluency in English
–     Clear outputs (publications)
–     Sound financial management capacities and adherence to good governance principles (accountability, efficiency, non-discrimination, participation, transparency).

Research projects are evaluated by an independent and international Scientific Board (visit our website for further details).

Selection Timeframe
The evaluation process will take place in the following steps:

•          7 October 2013: Deadline to submit research proposals
•          Mid-December 2013: Final decision of the Scientific Board
•          1 February 2014: Start of approved research projects

Information and Application Form
www.ascn.ch and info “at” ascn. ch

The ASCN website (http://www.ascn.ch/en/research.html) contains information on current and completed research projects.

About ASCN

ASCN is a programme aimed at promoting the social sciences and humanities in the South Caucasus (primarily Georgia and Armenia). Its different activities foster the emergence of a new generation of talented scholars. Promising junior researchers receive support through research projects, capacity-building trainings and scholarships. The programme emphasizes the advancement of individuals who, thanks to their ASCN experience, become better integrated in international academic networks. The ASCN programme is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). It is initiated and supported by Gebert Rüf Stiftung.

 

Fellowships at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Heidelberg. Building on the structures established by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” it is open to scholars especially in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Founded in April 2013, the HCTS assembles scholars from all over the world to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue and to enhance their understanding of transcultural processes. The Centre offers a Master’s and a Doctoral Programme in Transcultural Studies.

In addition to five permanent fellows (the HCTS professorships in Transcultural Studies), a group of senior and junior fellows is invited each year to join the HCTS to pursue their own research and to engage in discussions with other fellows as well as graduate students around a common theme. Fellows can choose to be in residence in Heidelberg for a period ranging from between six months to two academic years.

The HCTS now welcomes applications
(beginning on March 1st, 2014, or September 1st, 2014):

3 Visiting Fellowships are available to scholars worldwide.
3 Senior Fellowships are available to scholars from within Heidelberg University.
2 Junior Fellowships are available to postdocs from within Heidelberg University.

In 2014-15, fellows at the HCTS are invited to pursue their own research, with a suggested focus on one of the following three themes:

1. Detours—Mediated Circulations of Knowledge
2. Transcultural Exchanges in a Pre-modern World
3. Urban Spaces

Researchers working on all historical periods, all regions of the world and from all relevant disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply and to develop new, innovative ways to pursue their research from a transcultural perspective. Group applications are welcome. Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed within or outside the University who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the programme themes, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the candidate’s ability to contribute to intellectual life at the HCTS.

What we offer

Fellows benefit from the finest research facilities, the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars, and an excellent digital humanities unit.
All Fellows will be offered the support of research assistance and library services. Senior Fellows will receive funds for the partial reduction of their teaching load (equivalent to 1/2 “Lehrstuhlvertretung”). Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend to make up for losses in (sabbatical) salary and for additional costs incurred by their stay in Germany. Junior Fellows will receive a budget to facilitate their research.
Fellowship terms

Fellows must be in residence in Heidelberg during their fellowship so that they can interact with one another and participate actively in the regular working meetings. Fellows are also invited to attend other events at the HCTS.
Application Procedure

The application deadline is October 1, 2013.
The application (in German or English) consists of two (2) items and should be submitted in electronic format (single PDF File):

1. Curriculum vitae
2. Research proposal (maximum of 1500 words)

To apply for a fellowship, please submit these materials as a single PDF file to the Acting Director, Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler, at application-hcts-fellows”at”asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
For further Information, please see here or contact Dr. Isabel Gallin, General Manager, HCTS at info-hcts-fellows”at”asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowships, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed for two years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

Terms

The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.

Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $65,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.
How to Apply

Applications for the next class of Academy Scholars are due October 1 each year. There is no application form. The following materials are required for a complete application:
a current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (include 3 copies)
a statement of the applicant’s proposed research—usually, preparing the dissertation for publication or completion—including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work (no more than 2,500 words; include 3 copies)
an official copy of each graduate transcript
three letters of recommendation
a cover letter which succinctly states the applicant’s academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed or actual research topic (include 3 copies)

Please do not staple materials. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Finalists will be invited to Cambridge for interviews with the Senior Scholars in December 5, 2013.

For more information, visit here

CCWH Catharine Prelinger Memorial Award 

The CCWH will award $20,000 to a scholar, with a Ph.D. or A.B.D., who has not followed a traditional academic path of uninterrupted and completed secondary, undergraduate, and graduate degrees leading to a tenure-track faculty position. Although the recipient’s degrees do not have to be in history, the recipient’s work should clearly be historical in nature. In accordance with the general goals of CCWH, the award is intended to recognize or to enhance the ability of the recipient to contribute significantly to women in history, whether in the profession in the present or in the study of women in the past. It is not intended that there be any significant restrictions placed on how a given recipient shall spend the award as long as it advances the recipient’s scholarship goals and purposes. All recipients will be required to submit a final paper to CCWH on how the award was expended and summarizing the scholarly work completed.

Deadline –  September 15, 2013
http://www.theccwh.org

Two-week workshop at University of California, Berkley, USA

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), in collaboration with the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), is soliciting proposals from scholars in the social sciences and history from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to participate in a two-week workshop at UCB from November 3 to November 16, 2013. The workshop is funded by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

A total of two scholars (“Carnegie Fellows”) will be brought to UCB for an intensive review of key literature, theoretical approaches, and methods employed in a particular field of scholarship (the “field theme”). Each Carnegie Fellow will work with a paired UCB faculty member and graduate student with knowledge of the Carnegie Fellow’s field theme to develop undergraduate and/or graduate syllabi and teaching materials, explore innovative teaching and research techniques and technologies, and prepare a field survey (with a literature review) for use by other Carnegie Fellows and scholars from the region. The language of the workshop will be English.

Airfare, hotel, and meal expenses will be paid for by ISEEES.  In addition, ISEEES will either pay for or reimburse each Carnegie Fellow for up to $600 in expenses relating to purchasing, copying, or posting teaching materials. ISEEES will provide letters of invitation, but each Carnegie Fellow will be responsible for obtaining and paying for a U.S. visa.

Who is eligible to participate?
 
  • Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
  • Scholars who hold the equivalent of a Ph.D.
  • Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken English that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engage in scholarly debate.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A completed application form. Application forms can be found at http://iseees.berkeley.edu/case-crrc#app. The website also has a detailed description of the purpose and design of the workshop. Applicants should be sure to read the Program Description in full to ensure that they are familiar with the design and requirements of the program.
  • A statement of purpose not exceeding three pages indicating the applicant’s proposed field theme and the course syllabus or syllabi the applicant expects to develop while at Berkeley.
  • A sample of scholarly research in English not exceeding five pages.
  • A full Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications 

Applications should be sent to applications@crrccenters.org.  The application deadline is September 13, 2013.

The Robert Bosch Fellowship at Chatham House

The Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung invites researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to apply for a Visiting Fellowship at Chatham House in London.

The Fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for the next generation of leaders, researchers and opinion-makers from these countries to advance their knowledge of regional politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK and the EU. The Fellowship is aimed at researchers at an early stage in their career.

Two successful applicants will spend nine months each working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia team. During this time, they will conduct a research project of their own design relating to the politics, economies and societies of Russia, Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus.

For more information and details on how to apply please visit here

The deadline for applications is 13 September 2013.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch: robertboschfellowships@chathamhouse.org

 

Caspian Fellowship Program

Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN) “Fellowship Program” is an annual certificate program to be held between August 12-28, 2013. The program is an educational endeavor that provides opportunities to analyze and learn energy, foreign policy, security and economic issues of the Caspian region. In the program, the lectures and seminars are to be taught by academicians, policy makers and business executives.

The program is designed for young researchers, executives and diplomats from the Caspian Region and is limited to 20 participants only. Lectures and seminars will be given in the first two weeks of the program followed by the participant presentations in the final week of the program.

The program is not limited to lectures and seminars, during the program the participants will visit several Turkish government institutions such as Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, National Security Council and the Parliament. These visits will provide a valuable opportunity to get first hand policy information.

In addition to the courses, participants will have the chance to visit historical places in Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosgue, Topkapı Palace  as a part of Cultural Program.

Successful participants will be awarded with a certificate by the Caspian Strategy Institute.

The language of instruction is English.

Application Requirements

Requirements for admission to the Fellowship Program are same for both Turkish and International participants

Participants must;

-Have a Master’s degree or PhD

-Candidates studying energy, foreign policy and conflict issues regarding the Caspian Region, Caucasus and Central Asia will be preferred.

Application Deadline: July 29, 2013.

Please submit application form to the attention of  emin.akhundzada “at” hasen.org.tr

Download application form

url: http://hasen.org.tr/hasenhaber/detay/158/fellowship_program_for_master_and_phd_students

PhD fellowships at Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig

The Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig kindly invites applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals for 3 PhD fellowships to commence as soon as possible. The IfL is a non-university research institute and member of the Leibniz Association with currently around 70 employees. It is institutionally financed by the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of a common research funding agreement.

The fellowships include
• a monthly stipend of 1400,00 € granted for six months plus financial support for conferences and field research,
• access to the academic service infrastructure of the IfL (e.g., the Central Geographical Library; The Archive for Geography; cartographic  and IT services, scientific seminars),
• individual support in terms of exchange and discussions within the international research network of ira.urban and
• flexible working arrangements in Leipzig.

The fellowships will be financed within the framework of the international comparative re-search project “Urban reconfigurations in post-Soviet space” (ira.urban). They aim at analyz-ing and explaining continuities and discontinuities in the reconfiguration of urban spaces in the light of traditional, reproduced Soviet and newly formed post-Soviet conditions as well as of changing global economic and social orders. On basis of transnationally comparative case study research, the project focuses on the question to what extent urban development has become part of a socially negotiated adjustment processes, and a mirror of a comprehensive modernisation process of urban societies in the republics of the former Soviet Union.

The fellowships will be offered to researchers working in one or more of the following three fields:
(1) Large Housing Estates in post-Soviet Cities: Housing strategies and prospects for sustainability – (subject: ira.urban_housing)
(2) Contested and Negotiated Urban Space: modes, impacts and potentials of civil and economic actors in post-Soviet urban development – (subject: ira.urban_conflicts).
(3) Spatial Organisation of Knowledge-Based Urban Economies: The Role of Permanent and Temporary Clusters in post-Soviet Space – (subject: ira.urban_economy)

The research fellows are expected to empirically and/or conceptually contribute to one of the aforementioned topics.  The successful candidates will be in an advanced stage of their PhD projects, have gained skills in social research methods as well as experiences in urban research in post-Soviet space and/or have elaborated concepts for researching one of the topics in question. Furthermore, we expect geographic flexibility, fluency in English and in at least one language of the post-Soviet space, as well as working knowledge in Office software. The positions require hard working individuals with analytical strengths, communication skills, self-initiative and a strong team spirit.

Please submit your complete application package in English or German as one pdf-file by e-mail to: Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography, Administration Management, Beata Kirch-ner, personal “at” ifl-leipzig. de. The deadline for applications is July 20th 2013.

Please enclose the following documents:
o CV
o letter of motivation/ statement of purpose, including a short display of the links between your PhD project and ira.urban (2 pages max.)
o exposé of your PhD project, including your time table and work progress (5 pages max, excluding sources)
o list of your publications and presentations
o Certificates, references etc.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Isolde Brade (I_Brade “at” ifl-leipzig. de) or Carola Neugebauer (C_Neugebauer “at” ifl-leipzig. de).

CCWH/Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

The Coordinating Council for Women in History Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing. The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award. The deadline for the award is 15 September 2013. Please go to www.theccwh.org for membership and application details.

Fully-funded PhD scholarship dedicated to the folklore and literature of the Caucasus region

Venue: University of Sheffield, UK
Application deadline: June 30, 2013

Description
Thanks to a generous donation, the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield invites applications for a fully-funded PhD scholarship dedicated to the folklore and literature of the Caucasus region. Proposals may pertain to the folklore andliterature itself, the history of scholarship on the question, and therole they have played in the formation of social and cultural identity.

The scholarship includes all University fees, a grant for living expenses and funds for approved research expenses.

Eligibility
Fluency in Russian language is essential, and knowledge of one Caucasian language would be an advantage.

Application Procedure
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Craig Brandist (c.s.brandist “at” sheffield. ac. uk) to discuss possible projects.
You are invited to submit the following documents to Professor Brandist by 30 June 2013:

CV
a research proposal of c.400 words
a covering letter explaining your interest

Organizer
Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield

Information & contacts
Professor Craig Brandist
Professor of Cultural Theory and Intellectual History
E-mail: c.s.brandist “at” sheffield.ac. uk

url: http://www.pecob.eu/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/SU_/fully-funded-PhD-scholarship-dedicated-folklore-literature-Caucasus-region

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

Application Deadline: June 3, 2013

CFDA Number: 84.022A
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS- 050213-001

The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is pleased to announce a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program opportunity.

Under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program, the institutional grants provide fellowships to enable doctoral students enrolled in modern foreign language and area studies programs at U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct dissertation research overseas for 6-12 months.

Duration: Applicants may apply for a maximum grant performance period up to eighteen months in duration; proposed start and end dates should be October 15, 2013-April 15, 2015.  The minimum time abroad is six weeks total.

Eligible Applicants:  U.S. institutions of higher education.

Eligible Participants: An individual is eligible to participate in a Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship if she/he is: (1) A citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States; (2) is a graduate student admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at a U.S. higher education institution; (3) is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program; and (4) possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project. An individual applies for a fellowship by submitting an application through the institution of higher education in which the individual is enrolled.

Financial Provisions: The institutional award may pay travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; a maintenance stipend for the fellow and his or her dependents related to cost of living in the host country or countries; an allowance for research-related expenses, such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel; health and accident insurance premiums; and other expenses in the country of study deemed necessary for the project’s success and approved in advance by the U.S. Department of Education.

The DDRA program will not provide funds for: 1) visa fees; 2) passport expenses, including photographs; (3) equipment costs (laptops, digital cameras, records, etc.); (4) research or transcription assistants; (5) language tutoring, tuition, or fees that might be required by the American grantee institution, (6) medical expenses such as malaria pills or vaccinations.  Please note that students may not accept certain grants (IIE, Boren, IREX, Japan Foundation) in the same fiscal year that a US/ED Fulbright-Hays grant is awarded.

The application package will be available starting May 2, 2013 at www.G5.gov, please scroll to the bottom of the page to e-Application Packages. Both the student and the institution of higher education must complete portions of the application correctly and submit via the G5 e-Application system. For more information, please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html.

ASCN Research Fellowship at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Research Fellowship in South Caucasus Studies

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in association with the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, invites applications for a newly established postdoctoral Research Fellowship in South Caucasus Studies. The fellowship is tenable for one year (1 October 2013 – 30 September 2014) and will be attached to St. Antony’s College.

Applications are open to all Georgian citizens, with priority to be given to those who are normally resident in Georgia. They should be social science scholars, with a doctorate awarded less than seven years ago. Preference will be given to candidates with several years of research activities at institutions other than where they obtained their doctorate and a record of research publications.

The Fellow will be expected to be resident in Oxford for the duration of the Fellowship, to conduct and present independent research on the South Caucasus and to engage fully with the intellectual life of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre as well as St Antony’s College more broadly. The Fellow will be expected to organise one or more seminars in their field of study and to present their research at the College

The Fellowship carries a stipend of £20,000 for the year. The taxation treatment in the UK and elsewhere will depend on the individual circumstances of the candidate and independent personal advice should be taken as necessary. The costs of international travel to/from Oxford at the start and end of the Fellowship will be covered. The Fellow will be provided office space and facilities, a High Table (dining) allowance and mentoring support. The Fellow will have access to all advertised events (seminars, lectures etc.) at the College and Oxford University as a whole.

There is no application form. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae/ resume, a research proposal of not more than three pages, a covering letter, and the names, addresses and email addresses of three referees. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2013. Applications should be sent by e mail to the ASCN at jan.kreuels “at” unifr. ch with the following email subject line: ASCN Oxford Fellowship 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the selection committee in Tbilisi on 20 June 2013.

Further Information
ASCN Website
Full Particulars and Information about St. Antony’s College and the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Denis Dafflon, ASCN Programme Manager, denis. dafflon “at” unifr. ch.

About ASCN

The fellowship is financed by ASCN.

ASCN is a programme aimed at promoting the social sciences and humanities in the South Caucasus (primarily Georgia and Armenia). Its different activities foster the emergence of a new generation of talented scholars. Promising junior researchers receive support through research projects, capacity-building trainings and scholarships. The programme emphasizes the advancement of individuals who, thanks to their ASCN experience, become better integrated in international academic networks. The ASCN programme is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). It is initiated and supported by Gebert Rüf Stiftung.

2013 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 10 until August 2. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).  Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 10-15, 2013.

The deadline for grant funding is April 15 and is fast approaching! REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.

For more information and to apply, please see the SRL website: http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/

For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills.  Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

The SRS is an extensive service that provides access to a wide range of materials that center on and come from: Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Czech and Slovak Republics, Former Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania. The International & Area Studies Library, where the Slavic reference collections are housed, contains work stations for readers, a collection of basic reference works, and current issues of over 1,000 periodicals and 110 newspapers in Western and area languages. The Slavic Reference Service provides access to several unique resources pertaining to the Russian, East European and Eurasian region.  Currently, there are plans at the University of Illinois’ to become the first library in the Western Hemisphere to gain access to the Russian State Library’s Electronic Dissertations Database, which contains the full text of nearly 1 million dissertations in a wide variety of fields. In addition, the SRS provides access to

*         the only copy of the famous 594-volume Turkestanskii Sbornik  of materials on Central Asia prior to 1917 available outside Uzbekistan;

*         recent direct acquisitions from Central Asia which include the complete national bibliography of Kazakhstan (2002-2010) and the complete digitized national bibliography of Uzbekistan (1917-2009), both of which are not held by any other U.S. library;

*         perhaps the most complete collection of Russian Imperial provincial newspapers (gubernskie vedomosti) in North America; and

*         extensive print, digital, and microform holdings relating to Eastern Europe, including rare materials acquired via Keith Hitchins and other noted scholars.

Call for Applications – SSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections

Deadline: March 29, 2013

The SSRC is pleased to offer continued support for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program. Following on a successful pilot phase in which 19 individual fellowships were awarded, the SSRC plans to offer 15-20 fellowships in 2013-2014.

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric “Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections”. Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship/

 

EPF Annual Media Grant Competition: “New Content and New Technologies”

The “Alternative Resources in Media” (ARM) program aims at enhancing and improving access to pluralistic and unbiased information in Armenia via traditional and alternative media through the use of new information technologies.
The program is jointly implemented by “Internews” (USA), EPF, the Yerevan Press Club (YPC) and the “Internews Media Support” NGO (Armenia). The program is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Goal of the Competition
The goal of the competition is to promote the creation and dissemination of alternative content through the use of the latest technologies and new means of distribution.

Produced materials should address critical developments in the social, political, economic and cultural sectors.

Creative approaches are most encouraged. Priority will be given to those proposals employing new and diverse technologies, building on new patterns of information dissemination and linking people to diverse sources of information. EPF is seeking proposals that have a clear vision of impact sustainability and synergy with the achievements of ARM projects from 2011-2012 rounds. Synergy is encouraged, but follow-up projects which repeat already funded ones will not be regarded favorably. Synergy means using/cooperating with previously funded projects (see the list at the bottom of this document).The competition will follow a two-tier approach:
– Innovative Content and Production: Preparation of innovative content on television, print, radio and online media outlets, and/or the use of multi-media platforms to make such content accessible to an audience using as diverse approaches as possible; and production of video materials – short documentary films, public service announcements, etc. Applicants should also provide proof of broadcast capacity (commitment letter from TV, popular online channels).
– Citizen Journalism: Content – video-audio information – development and dissemination via blogs, social networks, crowdsourcing and mobile technology.

Eligibility
Media, NGOs and individuals or groups of individuals are eligible to apply.

Proposal Requirements
The application should include one print and one electronic copy of the project proposal (either Armenian or English). The body of the proposal should not exceed 5 pages (without annexes), 12 pt font, Arial. The print copy must be certified and stamped/signed by the organization’s executive director. In the case of an individual applicant, the copy should be signed. Electronic copies of the proposal should be sent to info-epf “at” epfound. am address, with a subject line ‘Media grant competition’. Application gudelines and a budget template are enclosed with this announcement. Organizational applicants should also complete an additional GMQ form (enclosed).

Co-funding Requirement
A mimimum project co-funding committment of 25% is highly encouraged of applicants, either organizations or individuals. Contributions can be in the form of monetary resources or salaries, broadcast time, staff time, in-kind contributions, etc. Please note that other USG funding cannot be counted as co-funding.

Grant Duration and Budget
The duration of the grant projects is 6 – 12 months.  Each grant will typically range from $3,000 to $20,000

Proposal Selection Criteria
Applicants will be given a five-week period to prepare their proposals and to submit them to the Eurasia Partnership Foundation for review. All proposals received from competition applicants will be prescreened by EPF staff for completeness.
The applications will be assessed by a jury which comprises the leaders of the ARM project, USAID representative and independent experts.

The applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
A. Preliminary criteria:
– Whether or not the project falls within the remit of RFA (relevance)
– Whether or not the applicant, organizationally, individually or as a group, has a capacity to implement the project (capacity, past background)
These two criteria will be assessed based on a two-scale assessment: Yes or No
After the application passes these two criteria, the following major criteria will be applied:
B.   Criteria for every project proposal:
– The innovation proposed
– The high importance of the idea for the current context
– The self-sufficiency of the project (i.e. whether or not there is a high likelihood that the project will have sufficient resources to continue on after funding ends; and/or has significant future funding perspectives; and/or it will have an impact by the end of the current funding, even if no future funding will be available)
– The likelihood of the project to have a significant impact
– The quality of the budget
These criteria will be assessed on a scale from one to five.
Those applications which acquire more than 50% of the score will be shortlisted.
C. The final decision on which projects will be funded will be based on the last round of voting by the Jury, which will base its decisions also on the following:
– Whether or not the geographic scope of the applicants represents a variety of locations in Armenia
– Whether or not the proposals cover a sufficient variety of new media, content, and other issues relevant for the call
– Whether or not the proposals complement each other and do not repeat each other
– Whether or not the proposals from different types of organizations (media and NGOs) as well as from individuals and/or groups had equal chances to compete

The final decision on funding will be made for those shortlisted proposals which acquire the highest score for the criteria in point B. and which pass the Jury voting based on considerations in point C.
Application and Review Information
To apply one must fill out the attached proposal form. It can also be downloaded from the Foundation’s website or a hard copy picked up at the EPF office.
Pre-competition orientation seminars will take place on November 12 and 14, at 3:00pm at the EPF office. Guidelines regarding the application process, as well as further technical clarifications will be be presented to aspirant applicants.
The deadline for submitting the completed proposal forms to the EPF office is December 12, 2012 by 5:00pm.
The Jury will review all eligible applications. Final results of the competition will be announced on December 27, 2012. The projects will be launched during February, 2013.

Grant Competition Timetable
November 5                                       announcement of the competition
November 12, 3:00PM                      pre-competition orientation seminar on “Innovative Content and Production”
November 14, 3:00PM                      pre-competition orientation seminar on “Citizen Journalism”
December 12, 5:00PM                      proposal submission deadline
December 27                                    announcement of final grant awards.

For questions regarding the “New Content and New Technologies” grant competition please contact EPF Program Managers Marina Mkhitaryan (58-60-95; x205) and Alice Ter-Ghevondian (58-60-95; x208) or email at mmkhitaryan “at” epfound. am, aterghevondian “at” epfound. am.
For questions regarding the “Alternative Resources in Media” program, please contact Program Director Manana Aslamazyan at Tel: 58-36-20, 58-60-95 or manana “at” internews. tv.
Our address:
Eurasia Partnership Foundation
56 Zarobyan Str., Yerevan 0009, Armenia
Phone: (374 10) 586095
Website: www.epfound.am

Annual Grant Competition Facts:
As part of its previous 2011 and 2012 annual grant competitions, EPF has supported 23 projects throughout the country. Successful initiatives included support to new media development in Berd and Armavir regions, promotion of multimedia journalism on A1Plus, Lragir, Alt TV, Lori TV, Tsayg TV, 168 Zham and Hetq, design of individual online initiatives like “Badu.am”, “dprocakan blog”, “ArmComedy”, Art Daily,  platforms, support to production projects like “Theory of improbability”, “Hayrenadardz.org”, Media Lab, PanMan and “WebTV.am”, as well as support to I-Report initiatives like election crowdsourcing through I-Ditord platform and citizen journalism at MyNews.

PhD Grants: the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology: Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia

Department II of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology has the opportunity to offer:

http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/vacancies/data/PhD_ANARCHIE_210212.html

PhD Grants

for the first cohort of the International Max Planck Research School for ‘Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia’ (IMPRS ANARCHIE), starting 1 October 2012.

Department II – Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia
Details

The aim of ANARCHIE is to renew transdisciplinary agendas in fields where socio-cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians have much to gain from cross-fertilisation. The designated priority themes include collective identifications, religion and ritual, and economic and demographic causation. Students will obtain their doctorate in one of the three disciplines, but will participate in a common programme organised jointly by the staff of Department II of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the Institutes for History and for Art History and European Archaeology of the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg.

The PhD Grants are generally awarded for 2 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions.

Successful candidates are to take residence in Halle.

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, provided they have equal qualifications.

There is no application form. Applicants should send the following documentation:

– cover letter
– CV, including list of publications
– short (no more than two pages) summary of the research proposed, which should demonstrate clear links both to the applicant’s previous work and qualifications and to the IMPRS ANARCHIE
– photocopies of university degrees
– names of two referees, whom we may contact

Final selection will be made following interviews at a date yet to be arranged. Please send applications to the following address by 7 May 2012:

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
P. O. Box 11 03 51
D – 06017 Halle/Saale
Germany
or email to: wagenbrett “at” eth. mpg. de

For further information about the Institute please visit: http://www.eth.mpg.de
Informal enquiries concerning the positions may be directed to Prof. Chris Hann (hann “at” eth. mpg. de).

Call for Proposals: Production Grants to Individuals

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Program are offering grants for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan. With these grants, it supports visual documentation of important human rights and social issues in the region and provide training and mentorship to local photographers.

Eligibility-
The competition is open to photographers from the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Applicants must currently reside in their home country. Exceptions will be made for applicants from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan living outside their home country.
Applicants from other countries may also be eligible if they can demonstrate a long-term commitment to one of the designated countries (for example, by having lived and worked in one of the countries for many years).
Professional and emerging photographers are eligible to apply. Photographers who have not specialized in documentary photography will be considered as long as the proposed work is documentary in nature.
Technical familiarity with photography is required Journalists or activists who have not had experience with photography are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must speak English or Russian.
Participants must be able to attend both workshops (in November 2012 and June 2013) and commit themselves to working and communicating consistently over the six months of the grant term.
Collaborative projects will be considered and applicants from different countries may apply together (in which case each photographer will receive a $3,500 grant).

Deadline- May 10, 2012

For more information, visit this link: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/news/production-grants-20120321

Our Shared Past: A collaborative grants program offered by the British Council and the Social Science Research Council

The British Council and the Social Science Research Council are pleased to announce the launch of Our Shared Past, a collaborative grants program to encourage new approaches to world history curriculum and curricular content design in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. The next deadline is May 31, 2012. To learn more, visit the program webpage at: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/our-shared-past/.

Our Shared Past is premised on the notion that many of the categories used to frame and teach world history—civilizations, nations, religions, and regions—occlude as much as they reveal. Although there have been successful attempts at incorporating recent historical scholarship in world history writing, the core of world history instruction continues to be shaped by civilizational, national, and regional narratives that emphasize discrete civilizations and traditions frequently set at odds with one another at the expense of historical and material connections and continuities.

Our Shared Past grants will promote the development of international scholarly communities committed to analyzing history curriculum and reframing the teaching of world history through the identification of new scholarship and the development of new curricular content that illustrate shared cultural, economic, military, religious, social, and scientific networks and practices as well as shared global norms and values that inform world history and society.

Our Shared Past is a program of the British Council and the Social Science Research Council with support provided by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Eligibility
Grants will be made to research teams or research centers on US university campuses, including, but not limited to, Title VI National Resource Centers. While we especially encourage research teams/consortia that include partner institutions from the United Kingdom and/or the Middle East/North Africa region, the principal investigator must be based at a US university.

Funding Priorities
Funds are available to projects that develop robust networks of faculty who possess the expertise to study existing world history curriculum (K–14, i.e., at pre-collegiate and collegiate levels) in a specific national or regional setting and who are positioned to propose alternative curriculum design based on that scholarship.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants with a demonstrated ability to reform curriculum design and identify partner organizations/individuals that can help to put scholarly content or specific recommendations in the hands of educators and policymakers who can influence curriculum reform at national and local levels. In the case of public events, this may include identifying non-university partners who can successfully draw appropriate audiences to the theme as well as partners who will disseminate research findings strategically.

Application Process
Applications must be submitted online through the SSRC application portal, which is accessible at:http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/our-shared-past/. No hard copies will be accepted. All applications are due by May 31, 2012.

Additional Information and Questions
For further information, please contact the program directly at osp “at” ssrc.org. This Program is directed by Thomas Asher, Program Director at the Social Science Research Council, and Emmanuel Kattan, Program Manager at the British Council.

CAORC Funding Opportunities

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowships

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $10,500 each will be given.

For more information and to download the application form http://caorc.org/programs/multi.htm
Due Date: January 15, 2013

SQCC Research Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is proud to partner with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) to promote advanced research in the Sultanate of Oman. The SQCC Fellowship Program is open to American pre- and post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in Oman. Scholars in fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and allied Natural Sciences are encouraged to apply.

Up to 20,000 Omani Riyals (approximately $51,000) will be awarded to a scholar or team of scholars who wish to conduct research in Oman. Proposals that seek links or comparisons between the US and Oman are desirable; up to one month of the proposed four-month project may be for used for composing publication of results. Up to two fellowships will be given for 2013.

More information: http://caorc.org/programs/sqcc.htm
Due Date: January 7, 2013
For more CAORC Programs, please see www.caorc.org/programs/index.html

Other Funding Opportunities

2013-2014 International Fellowships for US Scholars and Professionals

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) Short Term Travel Grants Program (STG)

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program.

These innovative and flexible programs offer U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. Fellowships provide international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.

(See below for the Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO))

The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a short-term, flexible program for postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct targeted, policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
• Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be US citizens.
• Information and online application: Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) http://www.irex.org/application/short-term-travel-grants-stg-application
• Deadline: February 6, 2013
• Examples of Recently-Funded Research Topics: Regional Economic Development, Islamic Influence in Central Asia, Human and Civil Rights in Eastern Europe, Gender and Politics
• Contact: By e mail at stg “at” irex. org or by telephone at             202-628-8188

Countries Eligible for Research:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan IARO and STG are funded by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Program

Call for Applications Summer 2013 – Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine from Cambridge Colleges

Since 1986, a consortium of Cambridge Colleges has invited scholars in universities and institutes around the world to spend a month in Cambridge with the objective of advancing research and cultivating scholarly exchange.

This year, in partnership with the Open Society Foundations and with the support of CamCREES, the consortium welcomes applications from scholars from selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, which are currently: Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.

Scholars must be of post-doctoral or equivalent status who are faculty members of their universities or research institutes and engaged in a programme of study which can be carried out in Cambridge for one month during the summer vacation period between July and September 2013. Applicants may wish to work in libraries completing a book, creating a new syllabus, or accessing new publications to which they do not have access at home. They may wish to develop working relationships with Cambridge-based academic specialists in their field of study.

Details and an application form (based on the applicant’s nationality) can be obtained from the following sources:

Armenia – http://www.osi.am
Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation
Tumanyan Street 2nd blind alley, House 7/1, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel/Fax: +374 10 533862/536758
info @ osi . am
Contact person: Anna Gevorgyan: anna “at” osi . am

Georgia – http://www.osgf.ge

Centre for International Education
Open Society Georgia Foundation
10, Chovelidze Street
0108 Tbilisi
Georgia
Tel:             (+995 32) 252615      , 250463
Fax: (+995 32) 252615
Contact person: Natia Nanava: natia “at” osgf . ge

Ukraine – http://www.dfc.ukma.kiev.ua
International Education Advising Center-Academy
8/5 Voloska str., NaUKMA
Building 5, room 319
Kyiv, 04655
Ukraine
Tel/Fax             +38 (044) 425 60 33
Contact person: Lyubov Shchitka: int_educ “at” ukma . kiev . ua

Completed application forms plus a recent photograph should be returned to one of the above offices no later than 12 December 2012.

Visiting Fellowships

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg ‘Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe’ at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, invites applications for two visiting fellowships during the academic year 2013, from April 2013 to March 2014. Applicants should have expertise in one of the following specializations and a focus on inter-religious contact and transfer:

1. History of Central Asian religions, from early modern to present times. More details –
http://www.khk.ceres.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/static/uploads/khk/aktuelles/cfa_central_asia.pdf

2. History of ancient Near Eastern religions
http://www.khk.ceres.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/static/uploads/khk/aktuelles/cfa_ancient_near_east.pdf

Both fresh and seniors scholars may apply. The Ruhr University Bochum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and members of minorities to apply. Applications are expected to include a letter of
interest, a current résumé, a list of publications, and an exposé of the intended research of about five pages.

Please e-mail your application (as a single PDF file) by 15 November 2012 at the latest to Lucia an der Brügge. For more details please follow this link
http://www.khk.ceres.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/news/all/en-2012-09-26-cfa-fellowships/

2013-2014 International Fellowships for US Scholars and Professionals

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) Short Term Travel Grants Program (STG)

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program.

These innovative and flexible programs offer U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. Fellowships provide international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to conduct policy-relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
• Eligibility: Master’s students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
• Information and online application: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)http://www.irex.org/application/individual-advanced-research-opportunities-iaro
• Deadline: November 14, 2012
• Examples of Recently-Funded Research Topics: Role of Social Media in Political Engagement, Peace Education in Post-Conflict Settings, Cultural Identity and Nation Building, Migration Studies
• Contact: By e mail at iaro “at” irex. org or by telephone at             202-628-8188

Countries Eligible for Research:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan IARO and STG are funded by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Program

The Wayne Vucinich Visiting Scholar Fellowship at Stanford

The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at Stanford University invites applications for the Wayne Vucinich Visiting Scholar Fellowship. This is a twelve-week residential fellowship to be offered in Spring 2013. The fellowship award funds international travel, health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a $10,000 stipend for living expenses. The fellow will have access to university libraries and archives and will have use of a shared work space at the Center. He or she will be expected to be in residence throughout the fellowship period (March-June 2013) and to participate actively in the scholarly activities of the Center.

Preference will be given to scholars who have completed the PhD (or equivalent) in the past five years and who are residents of countries that fall under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan). The fellowship is open to scholars working on the region in any discipline.

Please submit a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and a short proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop(s) for Stanford graduate students to Robert Wessling (rwess “at” stanford . edu), CREEES Associate Director, by November 1, 2012. For more information about the Center, please consult our website,http://creees.stanford.edu/.

OSF Central Asia and Caucasus Research and Training Initiative
2013 Junior and Senior Fellowships

The International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) promotes the advancement of liberal education in support of open society and nurtures capacity and leadership at universities to enable well-informed, vigorous social deliberation. Aiming to contribute to the internationalization of scholarship and development of indigenous capacities for independent and critical academic work in the social sciences and humanities in the region of post-Soviet countries of South Caucasus and Central Asia, Afghanistan and Mongolia, CARTI program targets university-based academics in the early stages of their postgraduate training and recent graduates of doctoral programs and provides support and training for original research in their home academic environment. CARTI helps motivated academics during crucial early stages of their careers to gain critical competence with the foundational and current scholarship and develop active involvement in international intellectual exchange and debate in their subjects. With the support of CARTI, the Fellows engage state-of-the-art resources, theories, methodologies and approaches to their research and teaching in the subjects and areas of importance to the social transformations underway in the region. CARTI is committed to enrichment and innovation in higher education in the humanities and social sciences and emphasizes the significance of original and critical scholarly work in the development of university teaching and curricula.

CARTI Junior Fellowships support individuals in early stages of their formal doctoral studies (such as aspirantura) and focus on developing ideas and skills for original academic research in the social sciences and humanities. Junior Fellowships provide a medium for testing and challenging the theories, methods, and assumptions in the core of individual research agendas, while at the same time guiding and assisting the fellows in their first independent research efforts. Senior Fellowships are open to young scholars who have recently received their first Doctoral (e.g. Candidate of Science) degrees in the social sciences and humanities from the universities in their home countries/region. The Fellowships support innovative and critical research agendas and development of international research and teaching partnerships with special emphasis on publication of scholarly work, active contribution to public debate and integrating the new scholarly thinking and outcomes and experience of research into teaching.

Through its mentoring scheme, CARTI helps to establish and supports active direct collaboration of Fellows with advanced International Scholars engaged in the studies and teaching on the similar subjects. The program offers training opportunities to help Fellows develop competence with theoretical debates and research design and methods in their academic subject areas and broaden venues for peer discussion, feedback and collaboration on the regional and international levels.

CARTI Fellowship support is extended for an average 24 month term. The award covers research expenses; purchase of and access to research and teaching resources, materials and equipment; exchange visits between the Fellows and the International Scholars (including full funding for semester-long academic visits of Fellows to the universities of the International Scholars); development of teaching resources; a support stipend.

All Applicants for CARTI Fellowships must be citizens and residents of the following countries: Afghanistan*, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan * and Uzbekistan.

*The requirement of formal registration with a Doctoral Program may be waived for applicants from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. For further information on the applicant eligibility for Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, interested individuals are encouraged to inquire directly with the CARTI program office.

Interested individuals are invited to apply via the OSF On-Line Application System: https://oas.soros.org/oas. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted electronically to the HESP office in Budapest no later than 1 November 2012 (5:00 p.m. Budapest time).

Call for Applications: The Robert Bosch Fellowship at Chatham House

Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung invites scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to apply for a Visiting Fellowship at Chatham House in London.

The Fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from these countries to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK and the EU. The Fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers at an early stage of their careers.

Two successful applicants will spend six months each working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia team. During this time, they will conduct a research project of their own design relating to the politics, economies and societies of the post-Soviet region.

The deadline for applications is 14 September 2012.
For further details see http://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/vacancies#job-177897

If you have any further questions, contact Ms Lubica Pollakova lpollakova “at” chathamhouse . org            +44 (0)20 7314 2775

CRRC Publication Research Fellowships 2012 Available

Explore issues – handle data – satisfy your curiosity – get published – generate opportunities
CRRC-Armenia is offering a new round of research fellowships. Are you curious about a social science issue? Do you have some ideas or hypotheses that you want to explore further? This fellowship could be the perfect opportunity for you!

What issues are we looking to address?
We’re looking for social science research that addresses pressing issues Armenia and the South Caucasus region faces. The Millennium Development Goals (click here) constitute one such urgent research agenda. Other likely issues include poverty, youth, social capital, migration and democratization. Pretty much any advanced analysis based on our Caucasus Barometer is of interest to us. We can also help you develop your topic if you are unsure about it, but are committed to undertaking professional research. Look at our blogs, crrc-caucasus.blogspot.com and   crrcam.blogspot.com, to see some of the issues that previous fellows have worked on.

What issues are we NOT looking to address?
We are open to innovative ideas and projects. But we are not particularly interested in geopolitical studies, partisan pieces, or research that is unfocused, speculative (or too theoretical) and does not ground itself in the relevant existing literature. We prefer research that can make a real impact by improving people’s lives.

What results?
We want you to produce international quality research. You should aim to publish your research in a peer-reviewed journal (we will help you find one). This will give your research international recognition. We also expect your work to contain prescriptive richness and ask you to present you findings to relevant interested groups (researchers, government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, etc) in Armenia. We definitely want you to use some of our great data from the Caucasus Barometer and other surveys.

Who is the fellowship for?
You are smart, committed, curious and want to apply all your abilities. Typically you will have at least a Master’s Degree. You are committed to develop your research ability and have a track record of excellence. You may work in fields other than research, but you are interested in getting back into research because you realize there are excellent long-term opportunities there. We require a working knowledge of English, since you want to publish internationally. Funding is available to Armenian citizens residing in Armenia. (Sorry, no funding for stipends abroad, or for expatriates.)

What do you get?
Primarily you get the satisfaction of doing excellent work and of being part of a small but vibrant community of internationally recognized research scholars in the South Caucasus. Moreover, if you get published internationally, many opportunities follow. The fellowship provides an opportunity to prove your professionalism, which you can use for many other applications (jobs, consultancy work, joint research projects, conference participation, and international research stipends such as CRRC’s Carnegie Fellowship, to name the most obvious). Depending on your research project, you can also get between 2200 and 4000 USD (surveys, for example, may have higher costs) for pursuing your research interest.

Is it easy?
Yes and no. We will try to help you to possible extend. But it certainly is not easy money. In research you confront new challenges and difficult decisions all the time. That is why we are doing it, after all. It requires determination and persistence — we hope you will join us in the thrill of discovery.
The fellows will be required to attend special trainings/workshops (possibly through Moodle platform) for the benefit of the research output within the areas of research paper design, academic writing, information and contemporary education technologies, getting published in a peer-reviwed journal, etc.

How to prepare?
Send your application package to fellowship “at” crrc. am no later than August 31, 2012. The application consists of application and budget forms (attached to the message) and your CV with your personal and professional details. An information session will be held at 11.00 on August 20, 2012 to address your questions. Please call or write back if you intend to participate. An alternative communication with CRRC-Armenia staff will be available through Moodle online learning platform. Applicants are required to send a letter of intent to us at fellowship “at” crrc. am to get a log-in and password to register on the Moodle platform before August 16, 2012 (the sooner, the better). This will also help you to further develop your application.

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers program (CRRC) is a network of research and training centers established in the capital cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. A partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, and local universities (Yerevan State University in Armenia), the CRRC network offers scholars and practitioners stable opportunities for integrated research, training and collaboration in the region.

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.
Fellows are expected to take full advantage of the foundations’ expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization’s ambit. Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.

Eligibility Criteria: The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment. Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network. Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proficiency in spoken English is required.

Ineligibility Criteria: The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.

This is a fellowship for individuals only; proposals from two or more applicants will not be accepted.

Guidelines: Interested applicants should download and review the fellowship guidelines athttp://www.soros.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

Applicants who are uncertain whether their topic fits within the foundations’ focus areas are invited to submit a brief letter of inquiry, accompanied by a CV, before proceeding with the online application process. That letter of inquiry should be addressed to OSFellows “at” sorosny . org.

Proposals received by August 1, 2012, will be evaluated by November 16, 2012. The next deadline will be in the spring of 2013 for evaluation later that year.

Call for Applications: 2012-13 Junior Faculty Development Program ( JFDP ) Fellowship

Opportunity for University Faculty – Application due June 18, 2012.

The American Councils of International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) is pleased to announce the open competition for the Junior Faculty Development Program ( JFDP ) for the 2013 spring semester.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Junior Faculty Development Program provides university instructors with a semester-long opportunity to expand their knowledge and expertise in their academic field by attending classes and working with faculty members at universities in the United States. Individuals may apply for fields in the humanities and social sciences.

The competition is open to citizens from ARMENIA , Albania , Azerbaijan , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Croatia , Georgia , Kazakhstan , Kosovo , Kyrgyzstan , Macedonia , Montenegro , Serbia , Tajikistan , and Turkmenistan .

To qualify for a JFDP Fellowship, an applicant must:
* hold a university degree;
* be currently teaching at an institution of higher education;
* have at least two years of full-time teaching experience at an institution of higher education; and,
* have a mastery of the English language.

The primary and distinct goal of the JFDP is to provide university instructors with opportunities to engage in curriculum development and explore alternative teaching methodologies, expand their knowledge in their fields of study and gather new teaching materials and resources. Participants in the JFDP are also encouraged to forge relationships between U.S. universities and their home universities, in order to support ongoing contact and collaboration. JFDP Fellows work closely with faculty mentors from host universities in the United States to develop their knowledge in their fields of study, gather new academic materials and resources, garner new educational perspectives, and enlighten U.S. faculty and students on education and life in their home countries. Throughout their stay in the United States , JFDP Fellows observe and listen to courses, attend academic conferences, and may be invited to teach or co-teach classes at a U.S. university. Fellows do not earn academic degrees, credits or transcripts through the JFDP , and must return to their home countries after completing the program.

Each JFDP Fellow will spend a total of five months (January-May 2013) in the United States . American Councils is responsible for placing Fellows at U.S. host universities and for providing logistical support for the Fellows throughout their stay in the United States . The JFDP Fellowship provides round-trip international and domestic transportation, medical insurance, monthly stipends, and a professional development fund. In addition, ECA and American Councils sponsor events and activities for JFDP alumni after they return to their home countries.

Additional information, including the 2012-2013 calendar, academic field descriptions, a list of frequently asked questions, and information about past program participants and host institutions can be found at the JFDP http://www.jfdp.org and American Councils http://www.americancouncils.am/junior-faculty-development/ websites:

TO APPLY:
JFDP applications may now be downloaded as a print version at the JFDP http://www.jfdp.org and American Councilshttp://www.americancouncils.am/junior-faculty-development/ websites. The downloaded print version of the application must be submitted to the American Councils representative office in the applicant’s country of citizenship by the noted deadline to be eligible for the competition.  For questions about the program or application process, contact American Councils Armenia office (nane “at” americancouncils. am).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
17:00 pm, June 18, 2012

Returning Scholars Fellowship Program: Open Society Foundations

2012-13 academic year

The Returning Scholars Fellowship Program invites applications from talented scholars who seek university positions and academic careers in their home countries after studying abroad. The program operates in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

The Returning Scholars Fellowship Program supports scholars from these countries who have received (or will receive by September 2012) an internationally competitive Master’s or postgraduate degree in the following fields: anthropology, area/cultural studies, economics, gender studies, history, human rights & public law, international relations, journalism/media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy/ environmental studies, public policy/public health, social work, and sociology. The program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and performing arts, and business.

Application deadline: May 10, 2012.
Applications should be submitted via Online Application System (https://oas.soros.org/oas/ ).
For inquiries please contact:  Susanna Khachatryan, AFP Armenia Country Coordinator, Open Society Foundations – Armenia, 7/1 Tumanyan str. 2nd Blind Alley, 0002 Yerevan;  Tel.: 093 82 09 29; Email: susanna “at” osi. am

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