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 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  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.

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