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EAC / Study in the US / Financial Aid / Program Announcements / May 2002

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS EAST/CENTRAL EUROPEAN AND RUSSIAN ARTISTS In RESIDENCE PROGRAM, Academic Year 2002-03

International House, founded in 1924 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. And the Cleveland Dodge family, is a dynamic program center and residence for 700 graduate students and interns from over one hundred countries, including one-third from the U.S. The mission of International House is to enable selected residents from around the world to live and learn together in a challenging and supportive residential community that builds lifelong qualities of leadership, respect and friendship among individuals of all nations and backgrounds.

In an effort to encourage the participation of talented artists from East/Central Europe and Russia in our unique, diverse and collaborative community, we are pleased to announce the East/Central Europe and Russian Artists in Residence Program for the academic years 2001-02 and 2002-03. This program will include scholarships each year for two artists or musicians from the region who are pursuing graduate studies in New York City to live at International House for one academic year. The scholarship will cover the full cost of a room at International House and a stipend for meals in our Dining Room for one academic year. Recipients will be required to make a significant programmatic contribution during both semesters of residence at International House.

For applications or additional information about this program and other resident scholarships at International House, please contact:

Megan Amouzou
Director of Admissions
International House
500 Reverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212) 316-8436
Fax: (212) 316-18-27
E-mail: mamouzou@ihouse-nyc.org
Web site: http://www.ihouse-nyc.org/

Application deadline for the 2002-03 Artists in Residence Program: June 7, 2002.

The East/Central European and Russian Artists in Residence Program is made possible through the generous support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

MARYVILLE COLLEGE

Maryville College, which offers over 35 fields of study for the B.A. degree, is currently ranked in the TOP 10 of Liberal Arts Colleges in the southern U.S. by "U.S. News and World Report" magazine, including a top-ten ranking for cost-value ratio. The college features small classes and very close relations between students and professors. Though it is a small school (total enrollment is about 1,000), it has a strong international student body and offers those student services not found at other small schools. There are three student advisors for internationals. Moreover, the faculty: student ratio is 1:14.

Maryville College does have good financial aid policies for international students, although the aid cannot cover all the expenses. Here is a short outline of the Maryville College financial costs and awards:

The total cost for the College for the 2000-2001 academic year is $23,210. This includes tuition and fees ($17,560) and room and meals ($5,450). In addition, a student would need personal spending money, funds for books and supplies, and health insurance. The scholarship awards for international students range from $1,500 to $10,200 depending on the students' academic records.

For applications and additional information please contact:

International Services
Maryville College
Maryville, Tennessee 37804, USA
Tel.: 1-865/981-8183
Fax: 1-865/983-0581
Internat@Maryvillecollege.edu
http://www.Maryvillecollege.edu/

STETSON UNIVERSITY, Florida's First Private University

Each year, Stetson University welcomes international students from around the globe. Stetson offers a number of degree programs and majors that are attractive to international students. In addition, international applicants are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships ranging from &1,000 to $12,000 annually.

Stetson is conveniently located in the Central Florida area, between two international airports (Daytona Beach International Airport and Orlando International Airport) and close to many popular theme parks and tourist destinations.

If you have any questions, or would like any further information about Stetson University, please contact:

Center for International Education
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8412
DeLand, Fl 31720-3757
Office: (386) 822-81-65
Fax: (386) 822-81-67
E-mail: international@stetson.edu
http://www.stetson.edu/

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY, International Student Services

Effective in the Fall 2002 semester Ashland will offer Presidential Scholarships in the range of $4000 to $8000 a year to students based on a formula of grade-point-average and SAT score. Transfer students can gain an award of up to $4000 a year based on GPA.

If there is any further information you would like regarding Ashland University, please contact:

Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Tel.: (419) 289-50-52
Toll-free: (800) 882-15-48
E-mail: auadmsn@ashland.edu
http://www.ashland.edu/

CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES, INTERNATIONAL POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2003

All applications must be submitted online at http://www.osi.hu/ipf by August 1, 2002

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling for proposals for its year 2003 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 at the end 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:

2003 Fellowship Issue Areas
Note: Although the topics Conflict Prevention in Southeast Europe and The Future of the Caucasus are not included in this year's announcement, IPF remains especially interested in receiving applications from these regions. Please apply according to the relevant topic rather than region. Also please note that applicants interested in Gender Policy as it relates to education, the media, and health should apply in the education, media, and health categories.

The Policy Process
Building Institutions
Cross-Border Cooperation Outside the European Union
Cultural Policy
Education Policy
Enhancing the Learning Experience in Central and East European Higher Education
Primary and Secondary Education Policy
Environmental Policy
International Climate Change Policy
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal as Policy-Making Tools
The Future of Central and Southwest Asia
Gender Policy: Intra-Enterprise Level Gender Inequalities in Post-Socialist Societies
Information Policy
Media Policy
Public Health Policy
Tobacco Economics Research and Advocacy
Policy Priorities in Public Health
Social Responsibility in Global Governance Structures
State Capacity and the Leading Economic Sector in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe
State Responses to the Challenge of Multiethnicity
Reform of Monetary and Fiscal Policy with a View Towards Enhanced Growth

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. 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 by telephone at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants will be notified in November or December 2002 and no later than January 15, 2003. The fellowship research cycle will approximate the period from March 2003 to March 2004. 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.

POINT PARK COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All full-time international students offered admission to Point Park College in an academic program of study are considered for academic scholarships and awards.

Academic Scholarships
FRESHMEN meeting the proper criteria can be awarded academic scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 distributed equally for all four years of study. To be awarded this scholarship, two of three criteria must be met:
• A 3.2 secondary school grade point average or equivalent grades in their home country where the student completed all exams and coursework to be eligible for university studies.
• An SAT score of at least 1000 and a TOEFL score of 500 (computer-based test 173) or better.
• A class ranking in the upper quarter of their high school class. (If the secondary school does not have a ranking system, an individual evaluation of the student's transcript will be used to determine scholarship eligibility.)

TRANSFER students meeting the proper criteria can be awarded academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year if they have attained a 3.0 (B average) grade point average in a post-secondary institution of higher learning and have completed a minimum of (12) academic credits/hours.

To remain eligible for an academic scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Community Service and Leadership Awards
Community Service and Leadership Awards is awarded on the basis of a strong record of involvement or leadership in school or community service activities. Freshmen recipients are awarded $2,000 to $12,000 distributed equally over four years of study. Transfer recipients are awarded $500 to $3,000 per year throughout the completion of the undergraduate program. To apply, students must submit an essay describing their leadership or community service activities and at least one letter of recommendation.

Department Scholarships
Each academic department of Point Park College offers scholarships of $500 to $1,000. The Department Scholarship is offered for each year of study throughout the completion of the undergraduate program.

Additional Scholarships and Awards
Performance Awards ranging from $500 to $3,500 per year are offered to students pursuing degrees in the Conservatory of Performing Arts. Athletic Awards ranging from $500 per year to full tuition may be offered to students selected by the coach of the sport.

For additional information, please contact Kari Gazdich in the Office of International Admission (412) 392-3815, or E-mail isd@ppc.edu, or web site http://www.ppc.edu/

Point Park College
Office of Admission
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984
Tel.: (412) 392-3430
1-800-321-01-29
Fax: (412) 392-39-02
Web site: http://www.ppc.edu/

THE JOHN D. and CATHERINE T. MacARTHUR FOUNDATION

THE JOHN D. and CATHERINE T. MacARTHUR FOUNDATION is pleased to announce the newest round of the annual Individual Research and Writing grants competition in the Initiative in the Russian Federation and Post-Soviet States.

By making research grants in such priority areas as Law and Society, Human Rights, Environment and Society and Peace and Security, the Foundation seeks to develop the potential for independent research and policy analysis, as well as the establishment of civil society in the newly independent states.

The Individual Research and Writing competition is unique in that it provides financial assistance to scientists, activists and civic leaders who are pursuing research in their home countries.

During the selection process, special attention will be given to original scientific work and analytical research having practical application and relevance to finding political solutions to pressing societal issues in the region.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 14, 2002. Successful candidates may begin work on their projects in June 2003 for a period not to exceed 18 months. Grants typically do not exceed the equivalent of $10,000 to $17,000.

For additional information and application forms, please contact:

MACARTHUR FOUNDATION MOSCOW OFFICE
Khlebnyi Pereulok, 8, 2nd floor
121069 Moscow, Russia
Tel.: (095) 737-0015
Fax: (095) 956-6358
E-mail: moscow@macfound.org
http://www.macfound.org/

АЙРЕКС / IREX создает базу данных партнерских организаций, желающих участвовать в программе <Партнерство: взаимодействие, укрепление, развитие> ("Партнер")

О программе "Партнер":
Программа "Партнер" финансируется Агентством США по международному развитию (АМР США) в объеме трех миллионов долларов США, предоставленных для поддержки партнерских проектов, содействующих социально-экономическому развитию Приволжского федерального округа (ПФО). Подробную информацию о программе "Партнер" можно получить на сайте АЙРЕКС: http://www.irex.ru/programs/partner/ Кроме того, вопросы относительно очередного конкурса, проводимого в рамках программы "Партнер", вы можете направлять по электронной почте: partner@irex.ru.

АЙРЕКС завершил первый конкурс партнерских проектов, участниками которого были российские и американские организации, имеющие устойчивые партнерские отношения.

В следующих конкурсах, проводимых в рамках программы "Партнер", помимо проектов устойчивых партнерств, будут поддерживаться партнерские проекты, предполагающие установление новых партнерских отношений между российскими и американскими организациями, а также проекты, представленные партнерствами российских организаций.

В партнерства могут входить некоммерческие организации, региональные и местные органы власти, коммерческие организации и профессиональные ассоциации.

Программа "Партнер" будет приветствовать установление новых партнерских отношений между американскими организациями и российскими организациями из городов Саратов, Казань, Пермь, Ульяновск, Киров и Уфа. Организации из этих, а также и из других городов ПФО, желающие найти американского партнера, могут заполнить приложенную "Анкету потенциального партнера" и прислать ее в программу "Партнер".

Программа "Партнер" будет поддерживать совместные проекты российских организаций, направленные на тиражирование результатов деятельности и успешного опыта, приобретенного в ходе совместного российско-американского проекта, финансировавшегося ранее правительством США, американскими частными фондами, американскими коммерческими или другими организациями. АЙРЕКС будет приветствовать участие в этих проектах тех российских организаций, которые совместно с американским партнером осуществляли успешные проекты на территории ПФО. Тем не менее, российские организации, имеющие успешный опыт сотрудничества с американским партнером в других регионах России, также могут присылать заполненные анкеты в АЙРЕКС.

Приложенная анкета не является приглашением к участию в конкурсе и предназначена исключительно для предоставления информации организациям, которые хотят найти американского или российского партнера.Каждый последующий грантовый конкурс, проводимый в рамках программы "Партнер", будет объявляться дополнительно. Очередной конкурс будет объявлен в середине июня 2002 г. АЙРЕКС направит объявление о новом конкурсе всем организациям, заполнившим анкету. Заинтересованные организации смогут найти официальное приглашение к участию в конкурсе также на сайте АЙРЕКС.

Поиск партнерской организации:
Российские организации, которые хотят участвовать в программе "Партнер", но пока не имеют американского или российского партнера, могут заполнить приложенную "Анкету потенциального партнера". Также "Анкету потенциального партнера" можно найти на сайте АЙРЕКС : http://www.irex.ru/programs/partner/register.html

Информация из присланных в АЙРЕКС анкет будет размещена в базе данных на сайте АЙРЕКС и будет доступна для всех организаций, заинтересованных в поиске партнера. В том случае, если потребуется дополнительная информация или будут необходимы уточнения, АЙРЕКС свяжется с организациями, приславшими заполненные анкеты.

Для участия в программе российская организация должна:

  • Иметь опыт в осуществлении проектов, по крайней мере, в одной из трех стратегических областей (см. вопрос 11 анкеты).
  • Быть официально зарегистрированной в течение не менее 12 месяцев на момент подачи анкеты.
  • Продемонстрировать конкретные результаты и/или достижения по предыдущим проектам.
  • Быть заинтересованной в совместной работе с американскими или российскими организациями, способствующей социально-экономическому развитию ПФО.
  • Иметь проектную идею, соответствующую целям программы "Партнер" и отвечающую интересам ПФО.
  • Для организаций из ПФО: Определить роль американской или российской партнерской организации в совместном проекте.

Организации должны направить заполненную анкету в АЙРЕКС по электронной почте: partner@irex.ru или по адресу АЙРЕКС в Нижнем Новгороде:

603005
Российская Федерация
Нижний Новгород
Театральная площадь д.3а, офис 13
Факс: 7 (8312) 19-33-29
Владимиру Белай

После получения полностью заполненной анкеты, информация о потенциальном партнере будет размещена в базе данных на сайте АЙРЕКС. Предполагается, что организации, представившие информацию для базы данных, будут с ее помощью самостоятельно подыскивать себе партнерские организации в США или России и затем связываться с ними непосредственно. В отдельных случаях АЙРЕКС может оказывать дополнительную помощь в подборе партнеров, работающих в схожих программных областях.

Американским организациям, заинтересованным в участии в программе "Партнер", рекомендуется посетить англоязычный сайт программы "Партнер" по адресу: http://www.irex.org/volgapartner

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