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EAC / Study in the US / Financial Aid / Program Announcements / May-June 2001

KENNAN INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM GRANTS IN 2001

The Kennan Institute offers Short-term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C., area. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. There is no official application form for short-term grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project, a curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Institute. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail except for the letters of recommendation. The letters should be sent with signatures either by fax or by post. Applicants should also note their citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials. Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side only, without staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C., for the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection for Short-term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. Applicants are notified of the competition results roughly six weeks after the closing date. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-Americans are eligible for Short-term Grants, although funding for non-American applicants is limited. Approximately one in three American applicants and one in six non-American applicants are awarded Short-term Grants in each of the four competition rounds.

The Short-term Grant Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian, and East European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation of the Short-term Grant Program in 2002-2003 is contingent on future funding.

Please send all application materials to:

The Kennan Institute, One Woodrow
Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
20004-3027.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Giglio via e-mail at giglioje@wwic.si.edu, call (202) 691-4246, or fax (202)691-4247, or visit http://www.wilsoncenter.org/

REGIONAL SCHOLARS EXCHANGE GRANTS

Regional Scholarships are available for individuals from the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union to conduct research in the fields of the humanities or social sciences. Eligible candidates include researchers and lecturers who hold at least kandidat degrees. Particular preference is given to junior faculty members and to individuals pursuing projects on contemporary issues. The selection criteria for applicants are based on 1) academic rigor of the proposed project, including a demonstration of the need to conduct research in Washington, D.C.; 2) feasibility of the proposed project, including time-frame and methodology; 3) English language proficiency of the applicants; 4) solid foundation in the applicant's discipline, including familiarity with general literature available to the applicants. Under the terms of the award, the Kennan Institute will provide a monthly stipend plus a food allowance and lodging. The scholarship also covers the cost of one round-trip ticket for air travel from the home country to Washington, D.C. and financial support for excursionary travel within the U.S.

The Kennan Institute will hold one round of competitive selection for six-month Regional Scholarships in 2001. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is 15 November 2001. Finalists will be interviewed in their home country and decisions on appointments should be made in March 2002. Scholars who are awarded grants should be able to commence their appointments as early as September 2002. The Regional Scholar Exchange Program is supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. For application forms and further information, please write to:

Regional Exchange Scholarships
Atiq Sarwari
Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Telephone: (202) 691-4242
Fax: (202) 691-4247
Internet: sarwaria@wwic.si.edu

CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES INTERNATIONAL POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2002

All applications must be submitted online at http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html by July 1, 2001.

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling for proposals for its year 2002 International Policy Fellowships (IPF) program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society Institute-Budapest. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for minorities and minority opinions. Launched in late 1999, the CPS works with a broadening circle of policy analysts and institutions to promote the development of policy center networks throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, as well as countries in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes policy research and advocacy that furthers the open society mission and disseminates quality analyses in accessible formats.

The CPS International Policy Fellowships are intended to support the analytical policy research of open society leaders and to provide these Fellows with professional policy training. The program aims to improve the quality of analysis in countries where the Soros foundations work by ensuring that these leaders are able to conduct research in their home region while maintaining local affiliations and a high degree of mobility and intellectual freedom. Fellows participate in four training seminars in Budapest over the course of the fellowship year conducted by professors of public policy from around the world and gain vital skills including how to write professional policy documents, identify appropriate policy instruments, and effectively advocate policies-skills that are underdeveloped in countries where the Soros foundations work. Good policy analysis is characterized by elements including a reliance on well-researched data; comprehensive, non-ideological assessment of relevant factors and options; explicitly stated criteria for assessing options; consideration of the interests and groups affected; and the clear presentation of feasible recommendations for action as well as how these recommendations should be communicated and implemented.

Outstanding Fellows from Eastern Europe may be nominated to participate in additional training and research opportunities including a three-month International Junior Public Policy Scholar Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in affiliation with the Woodrow Wilson Center's East European Studies program. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States' official memorial to President Wilson, was established by congressional legislation in 1968. Meant to reflect and continue Woodrow Wilson's commitment to a deeper understanding of issues crucial to global peace and stability, the Center serves as an international, interdisciplinary, non-partisan scholarly institute which fosters scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and encourages dialogue between the academic and policy communities. East European Studies, housed at the Woodrow Wilson Center, provides a non-partisan forum for bringing historical and contemporary understanding of the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the Baltics to the nation's capital and throughout the country. For more details on the Wilson Center and its East European Studies program, please see further details in the online version of this announcement and visit the Center's website at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/.

Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major issue to be published in English and translated into other languages:
Fellowship Issue Areas
The Public Policy Process
The Impact of European Union Expansion on Non-Accession Countries
Policies to Promote Criminal Justice Reform and the Rule of Law
Conflict Prevention in Southeast Europe
The Role of Universities in Social Transformation
Primary and Secondary Education Reform Policy
Information Policy
Media Policy
Gender Policy
Roma Policy
Children's Services Policy
Cultural Policy
Urban Policy

Terms of the International Policy Fellowship Award

Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, expenses including travel, and needed communications equipment to work full-time on research of their design in one of the above areas. The amount of the award will vary depending on standards in the Fellow's country of residence and the budgetary needs of the proposal.

To Apply: Application Requirements and Procedures

All initial queries must be entered online via the Internet directly into the IPF application database found at http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html. Those who have no possibility to access the Internet (including from public libraries, Internet centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an e-mail to fellows@osi.hu or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to discuss the best alternate application solution. Finalists will be interviewed at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants will be notified in November or December 2001 and no later than January 15, 2002. The fellowship research cycle will approximate the period from February 2002 to February 2003. Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless you received prior approval from IPF staff to use an alternative method of application.

FULBRIGHT GRANTS FOR VISITING SCHOLARS

Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available in selected countries. These scholars apply for grants through the Fulbright commission/foundation or public affairs section of the U.S. embassy in their home countries. CIES affiliates visiting scholars and provides assistance to them during their stays in the United States.

For the 2002-2003 competition, applications will be accepted from citizens of the Russian Federation in the following disciplines only: American History, Education, Music, American Literature, Environmental Sciences, Performing Arts (Theater / Dance), American Studies, Film / Photography, Philosophy, Anthropology / Archaeology, Geography, Political Science, Architecture / Urban Planning, History (non-U.S.), Psychology, Art History, History and Philosophy of Science, Public Administration, Art Management, Language / Literature Law, Religious Studies, Business Administration, Law, Sociology / Social Work, Communications / Journalism, Library Science, TEFL / Applied Linguistics, Distance Learning, Linguistics, Economics, Medical Sciences (Infectious Diseases, Substance Abuse).

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM for Russian Scholars: OCTOBER 19, 2001.

Scholars wishing to obtain more information about this program or institutions of higher education interested in hosting a visiting American scholar under the Exchange of Senior Scholars may contact:

The Office of the Fulbright
Representative in Moscow
Fulbright Program
Library of Foreign Literature
ul. Nikoloyamskaya, 1
Moscow 109189
tel. (095) 956-32-61; 234-08-13
fax (095) 232-31-34
ul. Nikoloyamskaya, 1
e-mail: fulbright@fulbright.amc.ru

WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS

The Center awards approximately 20-25 fellowships annually in an international competition. Successful fellowship applicants submit outstanding proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues—topics that intersect with questions of public policy or provide the historical framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows should be prepared to interact with policymakers in Washington and with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar topics.

Eligibility.
Applications from any country are welcome. Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including government, the corporate world, and the professions, as well as academia) are eligible for appointment. For academic participants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level. Normally it is expected that academic candidates will have demonstrated their scholarly development by publications beyond the Ph.D. dissertation. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected. Applicants should have a very good command of spoken English, since the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its Fellows.

Themes.
The Woodrow Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are:

  1. Governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation.
  2. The U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership.
  3. Key long-term future challenges confronting the United States and the world.

Priority will be given to proposals related to these themes. Within this framework, the Center also supports projects that provide the historical context for some of today's key public policy debates.

Length of Appointment.
In order to foster a true community of scholars, the Woodrow Wilson Center expects its Fellows to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (September through May, i.e. 9 months), although a few fellowships are occasionally awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months.

Stipend.
In general, the Center tries to ensure that the stipend provided under the fellowship, together with the Fellow's other sources of funding (e.g., grants secured by the applicant and sabbatical allowances), approximate a Fellow's regular salary. Stipends provided in 2000 ranged from $20,000 to $60,000. In 2001-2002, the Center expects to be able to award a few fellowships at a higher stipend level, up to a maximum of $85,000.

Affiliation at the Center.
Fellows in residence will be affiliated with one of the Center's regional programs, which include the United States Studies Division and programs on Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and the former Soviet Union, and Western Europe, or with one of the Center's programs grouped in the International Studies Division, such as the Cold War History Project, the Environmental Change and Security Project, the Conflict Prevention Project, the Non-Proliferation Forum, and the Future Issues Initiative.

Facilities and Services.
Each Fellow is assigned a furnished office available every day around the clock. The Center is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., and includes conference rooms, a reference library, and a Fellows' dining room. The building is a smoke-free environment. Professional librarians provide access to the Library of Congress, university and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities. IBM-compatible computers are available, and each Fellow is offered a part-time research assistant.

Deadline for Applications.
The Center holds one round of competitive selection per year. The DEADLINE for receipt of applications is OCTOBER 1, 2001. Decisions on appointment will be made by early April 2002.

Further information and application forms may be obtained from:

Scholar Selection and Services Office
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
E-mail: fellowships@wwic.si.edu
Phone: 202/691-4170
Fax: 202/691-4001

CARNEGIE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program applications are available on the NCEEER website and on the American Councils website.

Please contact the nearest American Councils office, if you have questions regarding the form of your letters of recommendation, research proposal, and resume.

Moscow, NCEEER and American Councils office,
Leninskii Prospekt,
dom 2, kom. 526
Moscow 117049, Russia
tel: (095) 956-7808
fax: (095) 230-2233
e-mail: nceeer@actr.ru or academic@actr.ru or rsep@actr.ru

Ekaterinburg, American Councils office
c/o American Information Center
ul. Mamina-Sibiryaka, 193
Yekaterinburg 620055, Russia
tel/fax: (3432) 61-60-34
e-mail: actrekat@online.ru

MION (CASE)
c/o Homyakov M. B.
Ural State University
Prospekt Lenina, 51
Ekaterinburg 620083, Russia
e-mail: homyakov@mail.lacerta.ru

Tomsk
MION (CASE)
c/o Timoshenko A.G.
Tomsk State University
Prospekt Lenina, 36
Tomsk 634050, Russia
Tel: (3822) 41-5744
e-mail: tim@adm.tsu.ru

American Information Resource Center
Tomsk State University
Prospekt Lenina, 34a
Tomsk 634050, Russia
Tel: (3822) 41-5275
e-mail: E.Zalesskaya@lib.tsu.ru
Voronezh

MION (CASE)
c/o Titov V.T.
Voronezh State University
Universitetskaya Ploshad, 1
Voronezh 394693, Russia
Tel: (0732) 55-3495
E-mail: procom@main.vsu.ru
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