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The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs will be awarding three fellowships to mid-career professionals from Eastern Europe, Russia, the former Soviet Republics, South Asia, Latin America and Africa to pursue the Master of International Policy and Practice program during the 2002-2003 academic year. The fellowships, made possible by a generous grant from the Starr Foundation, will cover tuition, fees, and a living stipend (for a total value of approximately $35,000). The fellowships are ideal for professionals taking a sabbatical from their organization, though they are not limited to that use.

Criteria for Admission
The fellow will have one year to complete the Master of International Policy and Practice (M.I.P.P.) program at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Candidates must have a B.A. plus either eight years of professional work experience or an advanced degree to be eligible for the fellowship. GREs are strongly recommended but not required. A TOEFL score of 600 (250 on the computer test) is usually required for admission.

The M.I.P.P.
The M.I.P.P. is a 27 credit hour degree program for mid-career professionals. It prepares international affairs professionals to understand complex global trends, and analyze and forecast international events. M.I.P.P. candidates take three core courses: one in international politics, one in international economics, and one exclusive seminar that engages participants in discussions with prominent guest speakers from international business, the policy community, the international media, and the nonprofit sector. Remaining coursework is tailored to participants' individual needs. M.I.P.P. candidates can concentrate on a wide range of related subjects including international business, economics, politics, development, security policy, or science and technology policy. M.I.P.P. candidates may also choose to study the dynamics of a particular region, such as Latin America or Asia, or the international aspects of U.S. policy.

Applications for the Starr Fellows program are due by JANUARY 15, 2002.

For details, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
The George Washington University
Elliott School of International Affairs
2013 G Street, NW, Rm. 102
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-7050 Telephone, (202) 994-9537 Fax

Additional information is available on our web site at


The Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester is soliciting applications from talented students for the Ph.D. in Business program. We seek applicants in all areas of business, especially the fields of Operations Management, and Computers and Information Systems. The Simon School is well known as one of the top research institutions in management in the United States. It is renowned for its research in quantitative analysis of business problems, as well as in finance and accounting.

General information about the Simon School is found at Specific information about the Ph.D. program and a downloadable Ph.D. application packet, in PDF format, are found at Other information about the programs in Operations Management, and Computers and Information Systems can be found at:

Each year we admit 10 to 20 new Ph.D. students. We admit students with a wide variety of backgrounds, including sciences, humanities and engineering. Candidates are expected to demonstrate outstanding credentials for scholarly research. Typically, applicants' scores on the GMAT exam are above 650. The average score of admitted students is usually over 690. Facility with English is expected. The school provides a full tuition stipend and an additional fellowship of up to US $22,000 for living expenses. Applications for admission or other information may be obtained by sending an email to the project's administrator, Cynthia Baylark. To facilitate communication, in your request, please include any available email address/es, telephone and/or fax numbers. The admission procedure requires a completed application, reports of either GMAT or GRE exams, report of TOEFL exam, two letters of recommendation, preferably from academics, and an official transcript of prior education. More details are available in the admission packet. We are currently admitting students, and we would like to receive applications by late JANUARY in 2002.


The Nieman Program
Nieman Fellowships were established at Harvard University in 1938 by bequest of Agnes Wahl Nieman in memory of her husband, Lucius, founder and long-time publisher of The Milwaukee Journal. Every year up to twenty-four journalists from the United States and abroad are awarded Nieman Fellowships to study at the University. The program provides a mid-career opportunity for newspeople to broaden their intellectual horizons through Harvard's many offerings.

There is no school of journalism at Harvard; Nieman Fellows seek academic substance as a background for their work and plan individual programs with faculty guidance. They are free to study in all schools and departments of the University - graduate and undergraduate. Fellows have pursued courses not only in the central Faculty of Arts and Sciences, but also in the Graduate School of Business Administration, the Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, the Graduate School of Design, the Divinity School, the Graduate School of Education, and the School of public Health, among others.

In an extracurricular seminar program, Nieman Fellows meet with distinguished figures from journalism, public service, the arts, business, and education to discuss contemporary issues.

Criteria for Application
In order to apply for a Nieman Fellowship, journalists must have had at least three years of professional experience; most have had five to ten. Full-time staff or freelance journalists working for the news or editorial department of newspapers, news services, radio, television or magazines of general public interest are eligible to apply. Each applicant must obtain his or her employer's consent for a leave of absence for the academic year, September to June. There are no educational prerequisites for application, nor is any academic credit received for courses taken while a Fellow.

International Journalists
Each year ten to twelve international Nieman Fellows are appointed. These Journalists must meet the same requirements for application as their American counterparts. Selection is made by the Nieman Curator with advice from alumni and other journalists. Since income from the Nieman endowment supports in general only citizens of the United States, applicants from abroad must compete for restricted grants available to the program or secure their own financial backing.

For additional information and application form, please contact:

Nieman Foundation
Walter Lippmann House
One Francis Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2098
Te: (617) 495-2237 Fax: (617) 495-8976

APPLICATION DEADLINE for International journalists - JANUARY, 31.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Office of Grants and Special Programs PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2002

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will award at least 80 five-year fellowships for full-time study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences.

The fellowships are intended for students who have completed less than one year of graduate study toward an M.S., a Ph.D., or Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences. Students who hold or are pursuing medical or dental degrees (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S) may also be eligible to apply for fellowship support for study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D.

The Program is open to both U.S. citizens and foreign citizens. Students with U.S. citizenship may take the fellowship abroad. Non-U.S. citizens must study in the United States.

Fields of Study
Biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunilogy, mathematical and computational biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, virology.

Fellowship Award
An annual stipend of $21,000 and an annual fellow's allowance of $2,500, and an annual institutional allowance of $13,500

Application Deadline: November 13, 2001

How to Apply
This international fellowship competition is administered by the National Research Council. Applicants are expected to apply via the web. The program announcement, instructions, and sample application materials are available at

For Additional Information, please contact:

Hughes Predoctoral Fellowships
The Fellowship Office
National Research Council
Tel.: (202) 334-2872


A "quiet revolution" in women's lives is occurring across the world. Women's roles in society are changing dramatically. More and more women are assuming leadership roles in some of the most future oriented sectors of their societies. Information technology, business administration, finance and medicine/public health and higher education are increasingly attracting their talents. This transformation of roles will have an impact in the future on democratization, economic liberalization and the development and evolution of vibrant, inclusive civil societies.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (ECA) is sponsoring a conference for current Fulbright grantees and alumni (including Humphrey program alumni) to be held in Istanbul at Bosphorus (Bogazici) University. Interested academicians and public policy practitioners who are now working in, or who have previously worked in the Near East, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and South Asia on women's issues broadly defined, are invited to propose papers. Papers will also be considered from highly qualified individuals who have not had Fulbright grants.

ECA's Near East/South Asia Fulbright branch (ECA/A/E/NEA-SA), with the assistance of the Public Affairs Section of the Consulate in Istanbul and the Fulbright Commission in Turkey, is inaugurating this "first-of-its-kind" conference. This seminar will introduce a series of annual/biannual meetings, which ECA/A/E/NEA-SA will coordinate to promote dialogue between Fulbright grantees/alumni on important public policy issues. A regional conference on a topic parallel with the Fulbright program's recently launched New Century Scholars Program will provide programmatic synergy and increased visibility for the Fulbright Program in years to come.

Panel presentations and participant discussions in breakaway sessions will be in the following five broad areas:
• Education
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Economic Policy
• Public Health
• Civil Society

Since ECA wants to explore issues of interest and importance to grantees and alumni, the Bureau reserves the right to adjust the agenda to areas of greatest interest. In exceptional circumstances, proposals can be on other topics as well.

The deadline for submitting papers is January 15, 2002. For those submitting papers, please send via electronic mail a one page abstract and a diskette containing the file saved in ASCII or MS Word format. Papers should be double-spaced and limited to no more than 20 pages. Please use 12 point Times New Roman font. Participants will be selected on the basis of proposed topic and geographic diversity, as well as their contribution to a desired mix of students, practitioners and academics (current and alumni). Conference registration information will be sent in February. However, if you are interested in attending the conference but are not submitting a paper, please send e-mail by JANUARY 15 indicating your interest. Submissions of papers and expressions of intent to attend conference should be sent to

Selected conference participants will be housed on the campus of Bosphorus (Bogazici) University. Most meals will also be provided. This historic university is known for its excellent conference facilities and accommodations convenient to downtown Istanbul. To learn more about this renowned, scenic university, see its website at A book exhibit featuring grantee and alumni publications is being planned as well as a boat trip on the Bosphorus. A prominent keynote speaker has been invited.

Please note that in selecting participants, ECA will give priority to presenters of papers. Conference participants must provide their own travel and make travel arrangements. A small number of travel grants will be available for Fulbright grantees and alumni who can demonstrate need.


The 2001 L.A. Dexter Environmental Fellowship supports participation in the Program in International Development Policy (PIDP) for the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 academic years. The Fellowship covers the full cost of program tuition and fees, medical insurance, reasonable living expenses and airfare for the successful candidate.

The Lewis Dexter Fellow will be selected from the strongest pool of applicants who wish to advance their training on issues of sustainable development and the environment through participation inthe PIDP. The fellowship enables the Center for International Development Research (CIDR) at Duke University, to train people who will return to assume higher positions of responsibility in their countries' sustainable development, with particular emphasis on the environment. Successful applicants to the PIDP whose professional and/or research experience focuses on environmental issues are automatically considered for the Fellowship.

To be eligible for the Dexter Fellowship:
• You must complete an application to the PIDP and submit it to CIDR by the application deadline.
• You must apply for the two-year M.A. in International Development Policy degree program.
• You must be accepted to the PIDP and admitted to the Graduate School at Duke university.
• You must demonstrate that your professional and/or research interests and experience are primarily focused on issues of sustainable development and the environment.

If you meet the above criteria you will automatically be considered for the Dexter Fellowship. There is no separate application process for this fellowship.

Competition for this fellowship is very keen and CIDR can award only one full fellowship for the two year-degree. Therefore applicants should also actively pursue all other possible sources of funding for participation in the PIDP. Further information concerning funding and financial assistance is included in the program brochure and application form, or can be requested from CIDR. A PIDP information brochure and/or application form can be obtained by contacting CIDR at the address below.

To request further information and/or an application for the PIDP, please write to:

Program in International Development Policy (PIDP)
Center for International Development Research
Duke University Box 90237
Durham, NC 27708-0237 USA
Tel.: (919) 613-7333
Fax: (919) 684-2861

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