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EAC / Study in the US / Financial Aid / Program Announcements / April 2001

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Research and Writing Grants for Individuals.
These grants support research and writing projects that have practical applications for policymaking and society. Interdisciplinary analysis is encouraged, as are historical approaches with demonstrated contemporary relevance. Individual researchers may request funding for a period of up to 18 months. Grant funds may cover stipend, research materials, research-related travel, publication subsidy, and equipment necessary for the execution of the project.

Human Rights
Environment and Society
Peace and Security

The competition is open to individuals, including scholars, journalists, policy analysts, and other practitioners. Eligible applicants must be citizens and current residents in one of the states of the former Soviet Union during the proposed grant period.

The annual deadline for submitting applications for the Research and Writing competition is June 15. Decisions about grant awards will be announced the following March. Application forms are available year-round.

Universities and Scholarly Infrastructure.
The Foundation is committed to sustaining and advancing the intellectual capacity of the post-Soviet states and helping train new generations of scholars and researchers whose efforts will contribute to resolving the social, environmental, economic, and security problems facing Russia and neighboring states. To this end, the Foundation supports:

  • new independent colleges and universities
  • centers of excellence in the sciences and social sciences at state universities
  • university infrastructure
  • journals and networking, and independent public policy institutes

With limited exceptions, the Foundation is currently concentrating its funding for Universities and Scholarly Infrastructure on institutions and organizations in the Russian Federation.

The MacArthur Foundation will identify and invite proposals from prospective institutions and organizations engaged in building research and training capacity. The Foundation is unable to accept unsolicited proposals for projects on these topics.

Special Projects
A limited number of grants will be awarded to organizations engaged in research and practical work in the areas of environment and society, human rights, and peace and security. Priority will be given to projects that support networks of analysts or practitioners with strong representation in various regions, or projects undertaken by particularly effective organizations in specific Russian regions. With very few exceptions, Special Project support will be available only to organizations in the Russian Federation.

An organization wishing to approach the Foundation may submit a letter of inquiry informing the Foundation of the proposed project. Based on this information, the MacArthur Foundation may invite proposals from prospective projects and organizations. The Foundation is unable to accept unsolicited proposals for Special Project funding.

The letter of inquiry must include:

  • The issue addressed by the project
  • A description of the projectТs objectives, methods to be employed, and significance of anticipated results
  • Proposed starting date and duration of the project
  • Total amount of requested funding
  • List of project participants
  • Information about the organization and its activities

For more information please contact:

MacArthur Foundation, Moscow Office
Khlebnyi pereulok 8, Suite 2
Moscow, Russia 121069
Tel: (7 095) 290-5088
Fax: (7 095) 956-6358 (within NIS)
(7 503) 956-6358 (international satellite)
E-mail: macarthur@glas.apc.org
Program on Global Security and Sustainability, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (1 312) 726-8000
Fax: (1 312) 917-0200
Web:http://www.macfound.org/

The United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program

From June 24 to June 30, 2001, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University will be offering an intensive summer study program in conjunction with the UNA-USA. Focusing on the challenges faced by the UN in the coming century, this week-long program utilizes the advantages of both an academic setting at Seton Hall as well as the exciting environment of UN Headquarters. Students may earn academic credit while mastering the concepts and practices of multilateral diplomacy. The program will feature extensive contact with experienced diplomats and UN officials, and will also include cultural activities in New York City. University housing is available for participants.

For more information, contact Dr. Courtney Smith at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations: (973)275-2515, or visit us on the web at http://www.shu.edu/

Partner Search Program (U.S. Industry Seeking FSU Partners)

Introduction

The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) announces the Partner Search Program. This program is designed to assist U.S. Industry in identifying scientists and engineers in the FSU who are working in the same or complementary fields, and who have specific technical capabilities which match company needs. Based on the information provided by the applicant, CRDF will provide to the U.S. company a list of several potential collaborators, including the necessary contact information and the results of our research.

The primary focus of this program is on setting the stage for industry-oriented R&D collaborations. Follow-up travel and project funding are available through CRDFТs Travel Grant Program and the Next Steps to the Market Program.

The Travel Grant Program. This program provides short-term travel support for FSU scientists to travel to the U.S. to meet with potential collaborators to explore new industrial R&D collaborations.

The Next Steps to the Market Program. This technology development program supports pre- commercial collaboration in applied research and development projects designed to facilitate and expedite the commercial utilization of research results.

Application Submission

Applications to CRDFТs Partner Search Program may be submitted on a rolling basis until the program funds are expended. Applicants must submit one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic version of their application to the offices of the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation at the following address:

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation Partner Search Program
1800 N. Kent Street, Suite 1106
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: 703-526-9720 ext 264
Fax: 703-526-9721
E-mail: partnersearch@crdf.org
Web: http://www.crdf.org/Industry/partnersearchprogram.html

Cooperative Grants Program 2001

The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) announces a new competition for its Cooperative Grants Program. This program will provide one- to two-year support to joint US-FSU research teams in all areas of basic and applied research and development.

The program allows joint teams of FSU and U.S. scientists and engineers to apply for support for cooperation in any area of civilian research and development in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The average anticipated grant size is $40,000 USD per year over a one-to two-year period. At least 80% of the funds awarded to each project will be used for project-related expenses of the FSU component of the research team, including institutional support. No more than 20% may be used for U.S. team expenses.

All proposals must be in English. Each proposal must be submitted electronically through CRDFТs website no later than 6:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday, May 18, 2001: http://www.crdf.org/

U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation
1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1106
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Tel (703) 526-9720 Ј Fax (703) 526-9721
E-mail: cgp@crdf.org

Ambassador Scholarship Program for International Students

Dear Student:

As part of our goals to offer select students from around the world the opportunity to study at Michigan Tech and to support a globally aware academic community here in Houghton, Michigan, we are proud to announce the new Ambassador Scholarship Program for International Students.

The Ambassador Scholarship carries a maximum award of $6,213 per year to be applied towards tuition. All new international undergraduate students may apply for the Ambassador Scholarship. Awards will be based on the following criteria.

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Evidence of leadership
  3. English language competency
  4. Major field of academic interest
  5. Region of origin
  6. Financial need

Students receiving awards must maintain a 2.5 grade point average at the end of each academic year in order to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Ambassador Scholarship Program application forms are available at Michigan Tech's Center for International Education or can be printed from the electronic version. Completed forms should be returned to CIE with the admission application and all supporting documents.

We wish you success in your application process and look forward to welcoming you to Michigan Technological University.

Sincerely,
James P. Cross Ph.D., Director
Mary Anne Brunner, Associate Director
Contact Information:

Michigan Tech's Center for International Education
131 Administration Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: 906/487-2160
E-mail: cie@mtu.edu
Web: http://www.mtu.edu/cie/is/

Turner Foundation Grants Program

The Turner Foundation is now accepting proposals from NGOs from different European and NIS countries to participation in a new grants program that is designed to protect rivers, lakes, wetlands, and other water systems from pollution and debasement. Video and television films, books and journals, and other mass-media projects will not be funded. Turner Foundation does not finance private individuals, but helps NGOs obtain funding annually.

—ontact Mr. Peter Bahauth, Executive Director, Turner Foundation, Inc. via e-mail turnerfi@mindspring.com or visit web site of the foundation.


Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship Program

The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce the Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship Program, established to encourage economic and democratic growth in Georgia, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine.

The Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship Program will place citizens from the countries listed above in doctoral level programs in business administration, economics, public administration, and public policy. Academic programs will begin in the fall of 2001. Applicants must posses a Master's degree from a U.S. institution in the field for which they are applying, or recognized equivalent, prior to application. Funding from the U.S. government will cover a period of four years, or through the award of the U.S. Ph.D. degree, whichever period is shorter.

The Muskie Ph.D. Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the United States Department of State, and is administered by the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Muskie Ph.D. fellows will be matched with U.S. academic institutions according to their academic achievements and professional goals. Subject to the availability of funding, ECA anticipates awarding the following number of fellowships by country: Georgia (4), the Russian Federation (10), and Ukraine (6).

Application Deadlines 2002Ц2003 Program Participant: April 26, 2001

Applications:

Complete information about participant and host institution eligibility is included in the application materials, which may be downloaded from the site: http://www.actr.ru/link.pl?link=programs/Current/muskiephd.htm or will be mailed upon request.

To request materials via mail, contact the nearest ACTR/ACCELS office or Educational Advising Center. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, and mailing address in any correspondence.

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