Stipends for Lectures and Workshops in the South Caucasus – Closed

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites applications for U.S. scholars to conduct lectures and/or workshops in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

All topics in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible, and a list of preferred topics is included below. Proposals will be judged on the quality of their academic caliber and on the impact to the local scholarly community. Selected applicants will be given a $200 stipend for a lecture, or $500 for an all-day workshop.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form* and curriculum vitae/resume, by Friday, November 23, 2018, to Applicants not employed by a U.S. institution must submit a letter from their affiliated U.S. institution (e.g., a scholarly or professional organization) confirming their affiliation. Graduate students must submit a letter from their department confirming their status as PhD candidates. All information must be received by Friday, November 23, 2018, in order for the applicant to be considered for the priority deadline. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted, at which time our website will indicate the competition closed for 2018-19.

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Additional Terms and Conditions:

  • Applicants must be professors, lecturers, independent researchers, or PhD candidates affiliated with a U.S. institution. Preference will be given to ARISC members: institutional, individual, or student. If your institution is not a member, you can sign up for a student membership for $10, individual membership for $40. Information on membership is available at
  • Lectures/workshops must take place in the South Caucasus and must be completed by September 30, 2019. Extensions will not be granted.
  • Workshops will be all-day (5 hours) and should be as interactive, applied, and hands-on, as possible.
  • Each request for a lecture or workshop will be considered separately and a separate application must be submitted for each.
  • Awardees are expected to make contact with the ARISC country representative in each country or countries where they will be traveling as soon as possible upon acceptance of proposal to begin coordinating the event. Due to limited summer hours at many local institutions, lectures/workshops should be avoided during the summer holiday (from the last week of July until the first week of September).
  • ARISC does not advise fellows on tax questions concerning their stipend.

Preferred Topics:

  • Methodological training
  • Curriculum development training
  • Faculty development
  • Methods for conducting research
  • Research proposal writing
  • Grant writing
  • Academic writing

Stipends will be paid upon completion of proposed lecture/workshop and submission of final report. Funding for this opportunity is made possible through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

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