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EAC / Study in the US / Financial Aid / Program Announcements / November 2004

Applications Invited for International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships

Deadlines: November 1, 2004 (online) - November 8, 2004 (mail-in)

Administered by the Social Science Research Council (http://ssrc.org/) in partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies, the International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship program provides support for social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Up to fifty fellowships will be awarded in the year 2005. Funds are provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. IDRF awards are designed to enable doctoral candidates of proven achievement and outstanding potential to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program is open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, regardless of citizenship, enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. The program invites proposals for field research on all areas or regions of the world, as well as for research that is comparative, cross-regional, and cross-cultural. Proposals that identify the U.S. as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that require no substantial research outside the U.S. are not eligible. Standard fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months in the field, plus travel expenses. Funding will rarely exceed $20,000.

See the SSCR Web site for complete program information and application procedures. RFP Link: http://ssrc.org/programs/idrf/

The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Individual Research Grants for anthropological projects

Eligibility: Scholars from Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and other countries.

http://www.wennergren.org/programsirg.html#fieldwork

Programs
The Wenner-Gren Foundation pursues its two major goals - advancing basic research in anthropology and building an international community of anthropologists - through several funding programs.

Individual Research Grants
Description: Grants for amounts up to $25,000 are available for basic research in all branches of anthropology. Grants are made to seed innovative approaches and ideas, to cover specific expenses or phases of a project, and/or to encourage aid from other funding agencies. The foundation particularly invites projects employing comparative perspectives or integrating two or more subfields of anthropology. A small number of awards is available for projects designed to develop resources for anthropological research and scholarly exchange.

The foundation, under its Individual Research Grants Program, offers:
• Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
• Post-Ph.D. Grants
• Richard Carley Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

Budgetary Guidelines:
Grants cover research expenses directly related and essential to the project (i.e., travel, living expenses during fieldwork, equipment, supplies, research assistance, and other relevant expenditures). Aid is not provided for salary and/or fringe benefits of applicant, tuition, non-project personnel, travel to meetings, institutional overhead, or institutional support. Low priority is given to dissertation writeup or other support for writing (except under the Hunt Fellowship), publication assistance, and film- or video-making (unless inherent to the research project). Expenses incurred prior to the effective date of an award will not be covered; budgets should reflect foundation deadlines.

Application information:
A formal application must be submitted. Those interested in receiving an application can contact the foundation to have the appropriate forms mailed to them, or (if they know their eligibility) individuals can download the forms directly from this website. Please note that our application forms have been revised; forms dated prior to year 2000 cannot be accepted.

Deadlines:
There are two deadlines each year, May 1st and November 1st. For applications submitted by the May 1st deadline, funding will be available the following January 1st. Under the November 1st deadline, funding will be available the following July 1st. Applicants should meet the most appropriate deadline for their research plans. Decisions for each application cycle will be announced six to eight monthes after the deadline date. Only one application may be submitted during any twelve-month period.

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to individuals to aid doctoral dissertation or thesis research. Applicants must be enrolled for a doctoral degree. Application must be made jointly with a thesis advisor or other scholar who will undertake responsibility for supervising the project. Awards are contigent upon the applicant's successful completion of all requirements for the degree other than the dissertation/thesis. Applications may be submitted before such requirements have been met; however, should an award be approved, the foundation will at that time request evidence of that the applicant is "all-but-dissertation/ advanced-to-candidacy". Qualified students of all nationalities are eligible.

Post-Ph.D. Grants are awarded to individual scholars holding the doctorate or equivalent qualification in anthropology or a related discipline. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality or institutional affiliation. Application for Post-Ph.D. Grants may be made by the scholar either as an individual or on behalf of an organization. Ph.D. candidates seeking postdoctoral support should file a Dissertation Fieldwork

Grant application and indicate that support is being requested for postdoctoral research; if an award is approved it will be made after the Ph.D. is in hand.

A limited number of Richard Carley Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships, nonrenewable awards with a maximum of $40,000, is available to scholars within ten years of receipt of the Ph.D., to aid the writeup of research results for publication. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality or institutional affiliation. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application.

CONACyT 2005 Call for Scholarship Applications

Eligibility:
Mexicans wishing to pursue Specializations, Master's or Doctoral studies in the United States or Canada. Please visit the website for more information.

http://www.conacyt.mx/dafcyt/avisos_sol/convocatoria2005_EUyCA.html

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships for doctoral students in the United States.

(no citizenship requirement)

The International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) program provides support for social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Up to fifty fellowships will be awarded in the year 2005. The program is administered by the Social Science Research Council in partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies. Funds are provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF awards enable doctoral candidates of proven achievement and outstanding potential to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program supports scholarship that treats place and setting in relation to broader phenomena as well as in particular historical and cultural contexts. Standard fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months in the field, plus travel expenses. They will rarely exceed $20,000. In some cases, the candidate may propose fewer than nine months of overseas fieldwork, but no award will be given for fewer than six months. The fellowship must be held for a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2005 and December 2006.

Eligibility:
The program is open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. The program invites proposals for field research on all areas or regions of the world, as well as for research that is comparative, cross-regional and cross-cultural. Proposals that identify the U.S. as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that require no substantial research outside the United States are not eligible. Proposals requesting support for a second year of field research will be funded only under exceptional circumstances. Proposals may cover all periods in history, but must address topics that have relevance to contemporary issues and debates. Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except fieldwork and dissertation by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2005, whichever comes first. Standard fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months in the field, plus travel expenses. They will rarely exceed $20,000. In some cases, the candidate may propose fewer than nine months of overseas fieldwork, but no award will be given for fewer than six months. The fellowship must be held for a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2005 and December 2006.

New- Fellowship programme for persons belonging to national or ethnic religious and linguistic minorities

Five Fellows to be chosen

Through this Programme, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities , particularly young minority women and men, an opportunity to gain knowledge in the field of international human rights in general, and on minority rights in particular.

The Fellowship Programme is intended to assist organizations and communities in protecting and promoting human rights. Five Fellows will be chosen to participate in this first Programme to be held from the end of February to the beginning of June 2005.

The Minorities Fellowship Programme for 2005 will run from end of February to beginning of June 2005. The five Fellows will be based at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva , Switzerland for a period of three months, from the end of February to the end of May. During this period the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Commission on Human Rights will be in session.

There will be an opportunity to learn about the work of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and establish contact with the representatives who will be participating in their International Coordinating Committee and with representatives attending the annual session of the Commission on Human Rights. Additionally, opportunities will be provided to establish contacts and to network and lobby with the non-governmental community and other inter-governmental organizations, such as UNDP and UNITAR.

After an introduction to the work of treaty bodies, particularly CERD, and to charter-based bodies work particularly, the Commission on Human Rights, the five Minorities Fellows will be given the opportunity to learn about the country-focused work of OHCHR and about the practical ways of strengthening national human rights protection systems. Training will also be provided on UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities and the work of the UN Working Group on Minorities.
It is expected that the five Minorities Fellows at the end of the Programme will gain general knowledge about the treaty and charter-based bodies work on human rights, greater knowledge about the work of CERD and the Commission on Human Rights as it relates to issues of relevance to minorities. Furthermore, by the end of the Programme, each of the Minorities Fellows should be capable of giving trainings within their communities and organizations on the work of CERD and the Commission on Human Rights in general, and on minority rights in particular, and be able to disseminate the information and knowledge gained during the Fellowship Programme.

Five Fellowships will be awarded for 2005. Each Fellowship award will include the following:
• An economy class air ticket from the country of residence to Geneva (return);
• A monthly grant to cover modest accommodation in Geneva for the duration of the Programme and other living expenses in Geneva;
• Health insurance for the duration of the Programme.

Selection process and criteria:
The final selection of successful candidates will be made by an advisory group for the Minorities Fellowship Programme, which will include the members of the Working Group on Minorities and OHCHR secretariat. If a large number of applications were to be received, regrettably, only successful candidates would be contacted.

The following guidelines and general criteria pertain to the selection of candidates for the Minorities Fellowship Programme:
The individual candidate:
• Age should not be a limitation to participation in the Minorities Fellowship Programme, although preference initially will be given to candidates between 25 - 35 years.
• Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the Minorities Fellowship Programme, if relevant experience can be demonstrated.
• Candidates should have ability and willingness to train other persons belonging to minorities upon return to their respective communities/organizations.
• The candidate should have the written support of their community or organization.
• The candidates must have a good understanding of the English language, as all trainings and debriefings will be conducted in English. The sponsoring organization/association/community.
• The overall goal of the Minorities Fellowship Programme is to offer persons belonging to minorities the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the field of international human rights in order to assist their organizations and communities in protecting and promoting human and minority rights. Therefore, it is important that the candidate proposed and nominated by a minority organization or community be someone who will return to his or her NGO to work in this field.It is desirable that the sponsoring organization or association undertakes work on minority issues and is composed of persons belonging to minorities.
Other guidelines and criteria:
• The selection of the Minorities Fellows should reflect a regional and gender balance.
• Ten alternates should be selected in the event that any of the first five preferences will not be available for the period of the programme.

Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed.
Fellowship applications must be faxed or sent by regular post. E-mailed applications will not be taken into consideration.
Fellowship applications or any questions pertaining to the Programme should be addressed to:

Minorities Fellowship Programme
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNOG-OHCHR
CH-1211 Geneva 10
SwitzerlandTelephone number: (+ 41 22) 917 9204 or 917 9140
Telefax number: (+41 22) 917 9010
E-mail: Applications@ohchr.org

Global Fellows at UCLA

University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) International Institute will appoint up to eight new Global Fellows for the 2005-2006 academic year, to commence residence on September 1, 2005. Fellows will be drawn from the arts and humanities (including literary studies and philosophy), the natural sciences (including engineering, medicine, and public health), and the social sciences (including law, public policy, and management). There is no citizenship requirement. Applicants must have received their doctoral degree no earlier than 1 January 1998 and no later than 1 April 2005. Appointment as a Global Fellow will carry an annual salary of up to $50,472.

Further information is available at www.international.ucla.edu/.
Inquiries should be directed to globalfellows@international.ucla.edu or (310) 825-4921.

Applications and nominations should be submitted, on-line, between November 15, 2004 and January 15, 2005. The names of the Global Fellows should be announced, and formal invitations extended, by March 1, 2005

Location: CA, US
Deadline: Jan 15, 2005
Website: www.international.ucla.edu/

Post Doctoral Opportunities

The Santa Fe Institute, an Equal Opportunity employer, anticipates openings for postdoctoral fellowships beginning in September 2005. SFI research is devoted to complex phenomena drawing input from a wide variety of fields, including biology (genomics, evolution, ecology, immunology, biochemistry & cellular organization, systems & bioinformatics, structure of non-human social groups), computer science (adaptive & resilient computation, novel forms of computation, simulation), physics and mathematics (nonlinear systems, statistical physics, biophysics), and the sciences of human behavior (cognition, neuropsychological development, cultural evolution, market structure & function, evolution of human language). Applications are also welcome from disciplines other than those listed here.

Candidates should have a PhD (or expect to receive one before September 2005), with an academic record of scientific excellence, an ability for independent research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration.

Applications are welcome from candidates in any country. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Successful foreign applicants must acquire an acceptable visa as a condition of employment. For more details about the postdoctoral fellowships, including application requirements, please visit our website: http://www.santafe.edu/postdoc05.html. Occasional opportunities for graduate research are also available.

Application materials must be received via post or submitted electronically by December 1, 2004.

Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: December 1, 2004

Oak Institute Fellowship

Deadline: January 14, 2005

The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights is soliciting nominations and applications for the Oak Human Rights Fellowship for the Fall of 2005. The Oak Institute is located at Colby College, a small liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine.The Oak fellowship offers an opportunity for prominent practitioners in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from their work and spend a semester (September-December) as an "activist-in-residence" at the College. This provides the Fellow time for reflection, research, and writing. Following the period of the award, it is expected that the Fellow will return to her or his human rights work.
For the fall of 2005, the Oak Institute seeks a human rights practitioner working on health-related human rights issues. Possible areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: Psychological counseling for victims of human rights abuses, HIV-AIDS, the rehabilitation of torture victims, the treatment of refugees or the victims of landmines, forensic anthropology, combating unsafe health and sanitary conditions, women's health issues, and infant malnutrition and mortality.While all human rights practitioners are eligible, we especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in "on-the-ground" work at some level of personal risk.
The Oak Fellow's responsibilities include some collaborative teaching with members of the Colby Faculty, ongoing meetings with student discussion groups, and assistance in shaping a lecture series associated with the Fellow's area of expertise.
The Fellow is also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the campus to enable our students to work and study with a professional in the field.

The fellow will receive a stipend and College fringe benefits (approx. $30,000) plus round-trip transportation from the Fellow's home site, housing for a family, use of a car, and some meals on campus. The Fellow will also receive research support, including office space, secretarial support, computer and library facilities, and a student research assistant.Nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2005 Oak Completed applications must arrive no later than January 14, 2005. More information - including application forms - is available on the Institute's Web site at http://www.colby.edu/oak

Final selections will be announced by April 30, 2005.

Location: ME, US
Deadline: Jan 14, 2005
Website: http://www.colby.edu/oak

The University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the 2005-2006 S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley. Applications are open to all disciplines. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals with a primarily statistical or econometric orientation are not eligible for consideration.

Two types of awards are available:
• A one-year postdoctoral award with a salary of $41,940, renewable for a second year. It is expected that the applicant will possess a doctorate or equivalent conferred within the past five years.
• A one-year award with a salary of $41,940 to support a professional or sabbatical leave from an academic or professional position, without option to renew. Applicants for sabbatical fellowships must have received their doctorate or equivalent within the last ten years.

Both types of fellowships include $2,000 toward research-related expenses and one-way economy airfare for each fellow and his/her immediate family.

Boston University 2005 Summer Legal Institute in London

For lawyers and advanced law students trained outside the U.S.

Course Offerings
Part A: Legal English and Writing for the Global Lawyer - July 10 - July 30, 2005

Part B: Select Topics in American Law - July 31 - August 20, 2005
• U.S. Contract Law
• U.S. Corporate Law
• International Business Transactions

Boston University is pleased to announce its Summer 2005 Legal Institute in London, a unique program designed to prepare international lawyers for the challenge of global legal practice. In two three-week sessions, the Institute offers participants intensive training in legal English and writing and exposure to substantive American law topics in key areas of international business practice. All courses are taught by faculty from Boston University School of Law and/or Boston University's acclaimed Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP).

The Institute is ideally suited for current and future lawyers who:
• seek to improve their ability to communicate and work effectively in English with American-trained lawyers and U.S. law firms and corporations;
• want substantive training in important American commercial law topics; or
• anticipate pursuing an LL.M. degree at a U.S. law school, whether at Boston University or elsewhere.

The Summer Legal Institute is housed in Boston University's London Center at 43 Harrington Gardens, in the heart of fashionable South Kensington, one of London's safest and most exclusive districts. All participants live in furnished apartments in South Kensington, within easy walking distance to the London Center.

The application deadline for both parts is April 15, 2005. Participants may enroll in Part A, Part B, or both.

John Riccardi, Director, Summer Legal Institute in London
Boston University School of Law
email: sli@bu.edu
phone: +1 617-353-5323
web: http://www.bu.edu/law/londonlaw

Fund for American Studies

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) was founded in 1967 to help instill in young people an appreciation for the American form of government and the free enterprise system. TFAS sponsors Institutes that teach college students about the principles and values upon which the United States was founded.

The following Institutes are held each summer around the world and are sponsored in part by Georgetown University:
• American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) based in Prague, Czech Republic for students from Central and Eastern European Countries and the United States.
• International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES) based in Crete, Greece, for students from the Eastern Mediterranean region and the United States.
• Asia Institute on Political Economy (AIPE) based in Hong Kong, for students from countries in Asia and the United States.
• European Journalism Institute (EJI) Week-long seminar based in Prague, Czech Republic for both working and student journalists from Europe.

Location: Greece, Czech Republic, Hong Kong
Deadline: Jan 2005
Website: http://www.tfasinternational.org/tfas/about/index.asp

American University Pilot Project

In an ambitious effort to create a truly global education experience for students, American University will be offering a select group of international students the opportunity to study for a year or a semester on its campus in northwest Washington, DC at a greatly reduced tuition rate of $5,000 per semester for non-degree studies.

Abroad at AU's first pilot class will matriculate in September 2005 and will represent the best students from throughout the world.

While credits earned on Abroad at AU may not be used toward a degree at American University or other accredited universities in the United States, American University will work with student's home institution to ensure that you receive credit towards your degree.

Abroad at AU students will be able to choose their courses from the University's extensive undergraduate course offerings in 53 subject areas. They will also take at least one of two new courses designed especially for this program-What Is America, a comprehensive interdisciplinary introduction to the American experience, and How Washington Works, a thorough introduction to how the key political actors and institutions in Washington conduct their business. Students will also have the unique opportunity to participate in internships at businesses, NGOs, government agencies and multilateral institutions in the Washington DC area.

Abroad at AU students will be fully integrated into University life, and will participate in a wide array of special events on the University's main campus in beautiful northwest Washington.

Full information on the program can be found at http://AbroadAtAU.american.edu.

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