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Collaborative Research Grants

Collaborative Research Grants provide opportunities for teams of scholars to pursue interpretive research projects that offer new explanations of art and its history. Collaborations that foster a cross-fertilization of ideas and methodologies are particularly encouraged. Collaborative Research Grants also fund the research in preparation for scholarly exhibitions.

These grants are intended to support established scholars who have attained distinction in their fields. Teams may consist of two or more art historians, or of one or more art historians together with one or more scholars from other disciplines. Teams for exhibition projects should include scholars from both museums and universities. Individual scholars may not apply as a member of more than one team. Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities.
We prefer that applications be submitted by a university, museum or other nonprofit charitable organization, although we will also accept applications directly from team members.
Applications for the development of basic research tools, such as computer databases or art-historical reference works, are not eligible in this grant category. Requests to fund conferences or edited anthologies will be considered only if they are part of a broader research program.
Before submitting an application, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to send a brief letter of inquiry (one to two pages) describing the project to determine its eligibility and competitiveness.

Grants provide support for projects that will begin between June 1, 2005, and September 1, 2005. Grant periods vary according to the needs of the individual projects, but are generally available for research periods of one to two years. Although team members may alternate their periods of leave to work on the project, the proposed plan for its completion must include a portion of time dedicated to joint study; such periods of joint study may include travel.
Grant amounts vary. Eligible costs include salary replacement, travel, research assistance, and limited funds for research material (excluding equipment). These grants are not renewable.
Grant recipients pursue their research wherever necessary to complete their projects. Although grantees are welcome to use the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute if their projects bring them to Los Angeles, the grants are nonresidential.

Application Deadline
Completed application materials must be received in the Grant Program office on or before November 1, 2004. We regret that incomplete or late applications (those received after November 1, 2004, regardless of their postmark date or place of origin) cannot be accepted for consideration. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or sent by e-mail or fax. Application materials cannot be returned.

Applicants will be notified of the Grant Program's decision in spring 2005.

Review Process
Grants will be awarded through an open competition administered by the Getty Grant Program. Applications are reviewed by scholars in the field of art history and are judged on the basis of the following: the quality and originality of the proposed project; the nature of the collaboration; the team members' past achievements; the feasibility of the research plan; and the contribution of the project to the understanding of art and its history. see


The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2005-2006. Fellows newly appointed for 2005-2006 must have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 1999 and July 1, 2005.

Aims of the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities
The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences. The program is designed to strengthen the intellectual and academic qualifications of the fellows: first, by affording them time and resources to develop independent scholarship within a broadening educational and professional context; second, by involving them in interdisciplinary programs of general education and in innovative courses of their own design; and third, by associating them individually and collectively with some of the finest teaching scholars in the University.
The Society is comprised of the fellows, faculty members of the governing board, and other invited faculty. The Society holds weekly meetings to advance the intellectual and educational purposes common to the membership.

Fellows are appointed for one year at a rank equivalent to that of lecturer. The appointment is ordinarily renewed for a second year. Each fellow is required to teach a section of one of the introductory courses in the Core Curriculum: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Major Cultures, including the cultures and civilizations of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
In the first year, one of these introductory courses each semester constitutes the full program of teaching, with required attendance at the weekly staff meetings for the Core Curriculum course that the fellow is teaching. In the second year, fellows may wish to take the opportunity to develop and teach an experimental one-semester course in addition to the course in the Core Curriculum.

Stipend of Fellows
The stipend for 2005-2006 is $50,000. Full fringe benefits are added and an additional $3,000 is available for each fellow to support research needs.

Applications may be downloaded from this website:
Completed applications should be returned to: The Director
When mailing via courier service:
Society of Fellows in the Humanities The Director Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700 Society of Fellows in the Humanities Columbia University Heyman Center, 3rd Floor, East Campus 2960 Broadway Columbia University New York, NY 10027 118th St at Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027.
The deadline for completed applications is October 1, 2004.

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Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program Support

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program Support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows are selected from countries and territories in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia.

Location: Various

Title: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Missouri
Deadline: 2004-11-01
Description: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences Washington University announces the fifth year of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and ...
Announcement ID: 140509

Title: Gerald R. Ford Library Research Travel Grant
Location: Michigan
Deadline: 2004-09-15
Description: The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awards grants of up to $2000 each in support of research in the archival collections of the Gerald R. Ford Library, part of the system of presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The collections are especially rich on U.S. ...
Announcement ID: 140488

CALL FOR PAPERS-2005 SOYUZ symposium, "Post Post Socialism?"
Indiana University, Bloomington

SOYUZ, the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), invites paper submissions for its 2005 meeting, to be held March 4-5, 2005, at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The two-day symposium is an intimate forum where scholars (including graduate students, junior faculty, and senior faculty) from across the world can exchange ideas and engage in dialogue.
The theme of this year's symposium is "Post Post-Socialism?" Scholars have recently begun suggesting that many aspects of social and cultural life once considered unique to socialist and post-socialist societies actually have parallels in post-colonial, post-modern, and post-welfare societies. Just what these parallels are still requires concrete discussion, but in all cases we sense that old analytical models that anticipate stability in social organization and relations, centralized systems of political power, and master cultural narratives - have lost much of their explanatory potential. Empirically, we see societies in transition, states struggling to maintain authority, citizens who hold diverse hierarchies of values, and a general fragmentation of order, power, and cultural norms and expectations. Is this kaleidoscope of social and cultural forms really a new phenomenon? Has it always been there? Does it really reflect a transitory moment, to be resolved soon into new patterns of order and authority? Or will the study of culture and society be increasingly challenged by these changes?
We would like to develop this line of inquiry as it applies to the post-socialist societies of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Participants in SOYUZ symposia have traditionally been specialists in the study of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In the last several years, however, we have encouraged specialists on other socialist and post-socialist societies to join our discussions to better clarify what social and cultural patterns are best identified as "socialist" or "post-socialist"; which are local variations of these broad patterns; and which ought better to be considered under other analytical categories ("European," "national," "rural," etc.).
Proposed papers should therefore be based on ethnographic research in a socialist or post-socialist society. Presentations may come from any discipline (anthropology, sociology, folklore, political science, history, literary scholarship, etc.), if they strive to creatively and successfully combine solid ethnographic and/or empirical evidence with theory. We are also open to multiple topics (including, but not limited to, such recently popular themes as memory and nostalgia, tourism, new economic patterns including consumption, advertising, and property restitution, health and healing, national and transnational identity processes and politics, the constraints and promises of membership in the EU or other international organizations, gender and sexuality, youth and the elderly, minority relations, media, high culture, and the entertainment industries, and folklore and folklife). We do, however, request that participants critically reflect on the significance of post-socialism as an analytical and comparative category, particularly in the current era of "posts". Papers from graduate students who are completing or have completed their dissertation research are especially encouraged and welcome.
We tentatively hope to have travel scholarships available for up to two foreign scholars.
Please send an abstract (no longer than 500 words) and a brief CV to Sarah D. Phillips, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington by October 15, 2004. Applicants will be notified of the organizing committee's decision in December, 2004.

Sarah D. Phillips, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University
Student Building 130
701 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington IN 47405
(812) 855-0216

Senior Fellowships

The United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the Senior Fellowship competition in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The Institute funds projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics.
The fellowship award includes a stipend based on the fellow's previous year's salary and professional standing, up to a maximum of $80,000 for a ten-month fellowship. Fellows are also provided partial reimbursement of health insurance premiums; an office with a computer and voicemail; and the services of a part-time research assistant. The competition is open to citizens of all nations. Women and members of minorities are especially encouraged to apply

Location: DC
Deadline: Sep 15, 2004

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, NED
Democracy Fellowships

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications to its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Established in 2001 to enable activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change, the fellowship program is based at NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies, in Washington, D.C.
Program: The program offers two tracks: a practitioner track (typically three to five months) to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and to exchange ideas and experiences with counterparts in the United States; and a scholarly track (typically five to ten months) to conduct original research for publication.
Program: The program offers two tracks: a practitioner track (typically three to five months) to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and to exchange ideas and experiences with counterparts in the United States; and a scholarly track (typically five to ten months) to conduct original research for publication.
Projects may focus on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies and approaches.

Eligibility: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is intended primarily to support practitioners and scholars from new and aspiring democracies. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are also eligible to apply. Practitioners are expected to have substantial experience working to promote democracy. Scholars are expected to have a doctorate, or academic equivalent, at the time of application. The program is not designed to support students working toward a degree. A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program.

Support:The fellowship year begins October 1 and runs through July 31, with major entry dates in October and March. All fellows receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support through the Forum's Democracy Resource Center and Internship

For further details and instructions on how to apply, please download the "Information and Application Forms" booklet available online at or visit and follow the link to Fellowship Programs. Please note that all application materials must be type-written and in English.

Deadline:Applications for fellowships in 2005-2006 must be received no later than November 1, 2004. Notification of the competition outcome is in April 2005.

Program Assistant, Fellowship Programs
National Endowment for Democracy
1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005 USA
Tel.: (202) 293-0300
Fax: (202) 293-0258

2004-2005 Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit scholars to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression.

How the Scholar Rescue Fund Works:
• Academics, researchers and independent scholars from any country, field or discipline may qualify. Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field; who have been employed in scholarly activities at a university, college or other institution of higher learning during the last four years (excluding displacement or prohibition); who demonstrate superior academic accomplishment or promise; and whose selection is likely to benefit the academic community in the home and/or host country or region. Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.
• Universities, colleges and research centers in any country may apply to serve as hosts.
• Applications and nominations should be made to the Fund's Selection Committee. Institutions interested in hosting a particular scholar should submit a letter with the scholar's application. Fellowships are awarded to institutions for support of specific individuals, to be matched in most cases by the institution or third-party. Fellowship recipients are expected to continue their work in safety at the host institution-teaching, lecturing, conducting research, writing and publishing. Fellowships from 3 months to one calendar year will be considered with up to 25 fellowships awarded annually. The maximum award is US $20,000.
• Applications are accepted at any time. Emergency applications receive urgent consideration. Non-emergency applications will be considered according to the following schedule:
Fall 2004: Applications received by September 1; decision by November 1.
Winter 2005: Applications received by January 1; decision by March 1.
Spring 2005: Applications received by April 1; decision by June 1.

How to apply:Download this document (see especially page 4).

Location: Open
Deadline: Various

Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International
relations at Library of Congress

Location: District of Columbia, United States
Deadline: 2004-10-01

The Kissinger Scholar is a distinguished senior research position in residence at the Library of Congress for a period of ten months. Using research facilities and services at the Library, the Scholar is expected to engage in research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication. The Scholar may be of any nationality. The annual appointment of the Kissinger Scholar is made by the Librarian of Congress upon the recommendation of a four-person Selection Committee, consisting of two members of the academic community and two high-ranking foreign policy experts no longer in office. Members of the Selection Committee are in turn appointed for three-year rotating terms by a Steering Committee which administers the Kissinger Chair Program.
A stipend of $135,000 during the term of appointment supports the Scholar. The Library of Congress does not supply health insurance coverage but can provide contacts with commercial providers. Because the United States does not have a national health plan, if a selectee becomes ill or injured during the term of appointment, there is no provision for care.

Kissinger Scholar Applications require:
• a completed application form: for a blank copy of the form visit the web at:
• a brief statement (of no more than three double-spaced pages) of the scholar's proposed research and a short bibliography of basic works. The statement should include an indication of the kinds of material at the Library of Congress that will be of use during the research period; a single paragraph summary of the proposed research; a curriculum vitae which demonstrates evidence of prior scholarly work and publication; three letters of recommendation from colleagues, administrators, employers, and others having knowledge of the applicant's project and scholarship.

Applications and supporting materials must be post-marked no later than October 1, 2004. While they may be sent by fax or e-mail to the address below, a hard copy should also be submitted as confirmation. The mail address is:

Kissinger Scholar Selection Committee
Office of Scholarly Programs
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington DC 20540-4860
Robert Saladini, Program Officer
John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. 20540
FAX: (202) 707-3595


The competition is sponsored by the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) in cooperation with the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements( UN-Habitat), United Nations programme on ageing, Department of Economic and Social Affairs and other partners. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture endorses the competition. The competition was established in 1995 and winners have been exhibited at United Nations Headquarters in New York and abroad in Santiago, Chile (for the North and South America), Budapest, Hungary (for Central and Eastern Europe), Madrid, Spain, Shanghai, China, Bangkok, Thailand and St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Competition invites architecture students around the world to apply their creative talents in developing solutions, which integrate older persons into the fabric of the community and fully include them in all social, cultural, and productive activities. This Competition is held in conjunction with the "Caring Communities for the 21st Century: Imagining the Possible" International Conference, February 2005, in support of the Commission for Social Development at United Nations Headquarters, NY. This Conference presents and excellent opportunity to develop and publicize design recommendations.
Submissions will be Juried January 2005, and awards and winning entries will be exhibited February 2005 at United Nations Headquarters. Other exhibitions will be held in Spain, Hungary, at Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan (May 2005) and other related venues around the world.
A growing number of older persons are living in cities, towns, suburbs, and rural areas around the world. Each month 1.2 million people turn 60 worldwide. A 'demographic agequake' is occurring peoples age 60 and older will more than double, from 10 to 22 per cent, between 2000 and 2050, at which time it will be as large as the proportion of children (0-14 years); by 2030 it will reach 1.4 billion people. In some developed countries, the number of older persons will be more than double that of children by 2050! This "Agequake" poses serious design and planning challenges. Yet most communities are not yet prepared for dramatic changes in composition. Therefore, it is time to present municipalities with recommendations, which accommodate and integrate older people as full and productive members of their communities.
The design competition for architecture students was established by ICCC's cofounder, the late eminent architect-historian Dr. Albert Bush Brown, The adoption of a holistic approach to the impact of the "graying society" was first explored in the book Hospitable Design in Healthcare and Senior Communities, written by Dr. Bush-Brown and Professor Dianne Davis. As a non-profit organization with Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). The ICCC responds to the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly aging global population by stimulating and identifying successful strategies and solutions that deal creatively with addressing a society for all generations. ICCC encourages their adaptation and/or replication at grassroots level throughout developing and developed countries through its Competitions, educational programs, international expert conferences, publications, technical support and public/private partnerships are all vehicles for raising awareness, for publicizing innovative projects and for stimulating new thinking on ways to meet the emerging needs of an ageing population.
Mainstreaming ageing issues especially the built environment and the impacts of ICT are the centerpieces of ICCC's global dialogue. ICCC serves not only as an instigator but also as a bridge joining universities, government agencies, the private sector, NGOs as well as United Nations agencies to promote a Society for all Generations.

Undergraduate and graduate students of architecture are eligible to submit projects. All submission must be the work of an individual student or approved group.

To enter the competition, instructors or individual students are encouraged to send an entry form to the International Council for Caring Communities by October 15, 2004. Entry Projects must be received by December 31, 2004; and Jury will meet early January 2005. Awards and finalists' presentations will take place during the Commission for Social Development, February 2005, at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

Finalists will be invited to present and exhibit their projects at the February 2005 Caring Communities for the 21st Century: Imagining the Possible" International Conference held during the Commission for Social Development at United Nations Headquarters.
Winners will receive: first prize $10,000, second prize $5,000, and third prize $2,500. At the discretion of the jury there can also be honorable mentions. All submissions will be recognized with a certificate acknowledging a student's participation.

Location: Open to Architecture Students Worldwide
Deadline: Oct 15, 2004


Studying abroad is an increasingly important part of any undergraduate student's education. American students often cite their time studying abroad as a high point of their university experience. European students have also profited from the Erasmus and Socrates programs. Recognizing this strong student desire for an international dimension to education, American University (AU) in Washington, D.C., is embarking on a bold new program to welcome the best students from around the world to study for a year or a semester in the capital of the United States. The program, Abroad at AU, will begin with the fall 2005 semester. Abroad at AU will create a truly global campus where hundreds of students from diverse cultures and societies will interact with American students in the U.S. capital, learning from each other and enriching each others' experiences. All classes will be taken with students from the United States. International students will be accommodated in university housing with other AU students. They will have access to the same student services provided to AU students. They will participate actively in campus events and join with other AU students in experiencing all that the nation's capital has to offer.

International students participating in Abroad at AU will take courses from the university's extensive course offerings for undergraduate students. The academic centerpiece of the program, however, will be two innovative courses designed especially for this new program:
What Is America? This course, which will be taught by the most outstanding lecturers on the AU campus, will explore American culture, economy, history, politics, and society in all their diversity and complexity. The course will be interdisciplinary and will aim to introduce all aspects of the American experience. International students will take the course together with American students, providing many opportunities to help both understand each other while they jointly discover America.
How Washington Works. This course, which will be taught by AU's distinguished experts on American politics, will focus on how the key political actors in Washington-including the President, Congress, Supreme Court, bureaucracy, interest groups, press, embassies, and international organizations-conduct their business. To supplement their classroom experience, some students will have the opportunity to participate in internships within the agencies and organizations that will be studied in the course.

Students participating in the Abroad at AU program will be required to take one of these two new courses. They may take both if they so desire. These will be 3-credit courses and will be supplemented by courses from the rest of the AU catalog so that students take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, thus qualifying them as full-time students. Students will receive a transcript and a certificate from AU for their work in the program. However, transferability of credits for course work will be determined by the students' home institutions.

The program aims to attract outstanding students from throughout the world. Abroad at AU students will need to satisfy the admission requirements for international transfer students to the university, including demonstrated proficiency in English. Students must apply by January 15, 2005, for admission to the full 2005-2006 academic year or fall 2005 semester, and by July 1, 2005 for the spring 2006 semester. Students will need to obtain F-1 ("student") or J-1 ("exchange visitor") visas considerably in advance of their travel to the United States. They will be welcomed to the AU campus with an orientation program designed especially for international students. Students attending under exchange agreements with AU will pay tuition to their home institutions. Non-exchange students will pay AU tuition directly. Some scholarships will be available to help non-exchange students meet the costs of attending AU. For these and other details on applying for and participating in the Abroad at AU program, interested students may consult the program's Web site at:

AU has a well-deserved reputation as a global university, with students from 140 countries, many award-winning faculty members engaged in international scholarship and research, and a curriculum notable for its wide array of courses with international themes. Many of the university's academic programs are rated among the best in the United States. A distinctive feature of many programs is their close integration with Washington-based organizations and decision-makers, both governmental and nongovernmental. The university is committed to public service, diversity, and experiential and interdisciplinary learning. AU is located on an 84-acre campus in northwest Washington, at the top of "Embassy Row" and close to downtown. The campus is in a beautiful residential neighborhood with many homes of diplomats and is in one of the safest areas in Washington, D.C. It has 14 classroom buildings, a library with over 780,000 titles and ties to other area university libraries, a 50,000-watt broadcast center, a state-of-the-art language resource center, science and computer science laboratories, and buildings for art and the performing arts. AU is known for its advanced information technology resources, including its wireless capacity for all students. Interested students may learn more about the university by consulting Abroad at AU will provide a stimulating and memorable experience for international students who are unable to spend a full four years at a U.S. university but strongly desire to study abroad.

Mark Hayes, Associate Director Marketing and Recruitment
AU Abroad
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8039
tel. 202-885-1323
fax 202-885-1370

MHS-NEH Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the academic year of 2005-2006. MHS-NEH fellowships are made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be no more than $40,000 for a term of six to twelve months or $20,000 for a term of four to five months. Within the constraints of the NEH's guidelines, the Society will also supplement each stipend with a housing allowance of up to $500.00 per month. MHS-NEH fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must have completed their professional training; NEH-sponsored fellowships are not available to graduate students. The awards committee will give preference to candidates who have not held a long-term grant during the three years prior to the proposed fellowship term.

Application deadline: January 15, 2005.

For information about MHS-NEH fellowships and about the Society's other awards, including short-term grants and support through the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, please check the Society's web site,, or contact
Cherylinne Pina,
Massachusetts Historical Society,
1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

The Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict

will offer an interdisciplinary 8-week Summer Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, June 6-July 29, 2005

The Institute bridges the gap between research and practice by bringing together social scientists and practitioners to study the origins and consequences of ethnopolitical conflict, including issues relevant to working with refugees and others suffering from these conflicts. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or a Masters degree augmented with significant field experience; previous Summer Fellows have included academics, clinicians, and government, military, and NGO officers. The Center expects to support approximately 15 Fellows, including tuition, travel, and living expenses. Interested individuals are encouraged to review curricula for previous Summer Institutes at Applicants should send a cv, two letters of recommendation (flap sealed and signed by recommender), ! and a detailed letter describing interests, experience, and career plans.

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 15, 2004;
notification of acceptance will be no later than January 15, 2005.

Applications should be addressed to: Roy Eidelson, Executive Director,
Solomon Asch Center,
University of Pennsylvania,
St. Leonard's Court, Suite 305,
3819-33 Chestnut Street. Philadelphia, PA 19104


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