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The Moscow EAC is pleased to send you the monthly program announcement for September 2006. Each month, we send this announcement to our contacts to provide you with updated information on opportunities for study in the United States. If you want to unsubscribe, please send us a note.

This month program announcement includes info on the following programs:

2007 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program

The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce the 2007 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie). The deadline to submit the application for this program is October 31, 2006.

Established by the US Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia, the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and administered by IREX. The program provides opportunities for graduate students and professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan for one-year non-degree, one-year degree or two-year degree study in the United States.

All fellows will attend classes full-time for one to two years and will be required to create and implement a project related to their professional interests that benefits the local community. Fellows will also be required to participate in a full-time summer internship after their first academic year.

The fellowship provides J-1 visa support, round-trip travel from fellowsТ home cities to their US host institutions, university tuition and mandatory university fees, accident and sickness coverage, monthly allowance for living expenses, limited book allowance, limited allowance for professional enrichment activities, pre-academic English-language training (if necessary), and a wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.

Eligible fields of study for the Muskie Program are: business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism and mass communications, law, library and information science, public administration, public health, and public policy.

Applications for the Muskie Exchange Program can be obtained and submitted by contacting IREX field offices and representatives in Eurasia. Applications can also be downloaded from or See application for eligibility requirements.

2007-2008 Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program
The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce the 2007-2008 Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD). The deadline for this application is November 7, 2006.

Established by the US Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia, the Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and administered by IREX. The program provides opportunities for first-, second- and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan for non-degree study in the United States for one academic year.

All fellows will attend classes full-time for one year and perform a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service in their host community their first semester and will complete a part-time internship their second semester. Students in their first year at the time of application will be enrolled in two-year community colleges and will live with host families or in dormitories. Students in their second or third year at the time of application will attend four-year colleges and universities and live in dormitories.

The fellowship provides J-1 visa support, round-trip travel from fellowТs home cities to host institution in the United States, accident and sickness insurance, tuition and mandatory university fees, room and board (housing and meals), small incidentals allowance, limited allowance for books, pre-academic English language training (if necessary), and a variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.

Fields of study for the UGRAD Program are accounting, agriculture, anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, environmental management, geology, hospitality management, international relations, journalism and mass communication, law, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, urban planning, and U.S. studies.

Applications for the Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program can be obtained and submitted by contacting IREX field offices and representatives in Eurasia. Applications can also be downloaded from or See application for eligibility requirements.

FLEX: The Future Leaders Exchange Program - 2006 Recruitment Starts

FLEX is an exchange program for secondary school students from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Participants live in the United States for an academic year, studying at a public high school and living with an American host family. They learn about the United States firsthand by taking part in school study, family life, extracurricular activities in their local communities. They also share their own culture with their families, schools, and communities.
FLEX was created by the U.S. Congress in order to extend a hand of friendship from the people of the U.S. to the people of the countries of the former Soviet Union. Now in its fifteenth year, the program has provided scholarships to more than 16,000 secondary school students. The program is fully funded by the U.S. government and is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
FLEX is open to all Russian students who:

  • are presently studying in the 9th and 10th grades
  • were born in the period between January 1, 1991 to July 15, 1992
  • have not lived in the United States for more than 3 months in the last 5 years
  • speak English well (determined by an English proficiency test)
  • possess personal skills, qualities, attitude and motivation that enable them to succeed as exchange students.

    FLEX is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ ACCELS. Representatives of ACTR/ACCELS will visit many regional (oblast) centers to conduct testing in the fall and winter of 2006-2007. All eligible students are invited to take part in the first of three rounds. Students who pass Round One (a short test of English) will be invited to Round Two, which consists of a comprehensive test in English and written essay. Applicants who pass Round Two will receive application materials and will be invited to an interview.

    For more information, please go to or

    To view the testing schedule, please visit

    Applicants may contact American Councils for International Education,
    tel: (495) 230-45-58, 230-45-85
    fax: (495) 230-2223
  • The Call for Applications for the Junior and Senior Fellowships of the Central Asia Research and Training Initiative (CARTI)
    Dear Colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the Junior and Senior Fellowships of the Central Asia Research and Training Initiative (CARTI). Please help us disseminate this information among potentially interested qualified young scholars in the post-soviet states of Central Asia, Afghanistan and Mongolia and encourage your colleagues in the region who are currently working on or have recently obtained their first doctoral degrees and who would benefit from this collaborative long-term academic support to apply for the 2007 Fellowships. Below is a brief introduction to the program, and attached are a full Call for Applications, Application Forms and a Guide for Applicants. Further details on the eligibility, notes on the language and nature of the supported projects, description of the awards and application forms and guidelines are available at <>

    CARTI is a regional initiative of the Open Society Institute's International Higher Education Support Program that promotes the development of indigenous capacities for original scholarly and academic work in the humanities and social sciences and internationalization of scholarship in the broadly defined region of Central Asia. In working to enhance independent research of university-based academics, CARTI is committed to innovation in, and enrichment of, university teaching in the humanities and social sciences and emphasizes the role of research in the development of academics as scholars in the classroom. The program provides support to innovative scholarly work and advanced training and networking opportunities to motivated young academics in crucial early stages of their careers in the home academic environment. The program aids these individuals in becoming conversant with the state-of-the-art scholarship and within international scholarly discourse in their subject areas, active scholars applying contemporary research methods and resources, innovators in teaching making active use of their own scholarly experience and motivated and prepared to pursue advanced learning opportunities.

    CARTI Junior Fellowships support the individuals in early stages of their formal Doctoral studies (such as aspirantura) and focus on development of ideas and skills for high-quality research work. Junior Fellowships serve as medium for testing and challenging the theories, methods and assumptions in the core of the individual research projects, while at the same time guiding and assisting the Fellows in the first independent large-scale research efforts. Senior Fellowships are offered to young scholars who have recently received their Doctoral (e.g. Candidate of Science) degrees. The Fellowships support the advancement or revision of their research agenda and development of international research and teaching partnerships with special emphasis on presentation of scholarly work and translating/incorporating the outcomes and experience of research into teaching.

    CARTI supports active direct collaborative engagement of Fellows with advanced International Scholars engaged in similar studies and offers a versatile training program in foundation theories and methodologies of the disciplines and subject areas of the CARTI-supported projects, as well as venues for peed feedback, discussion and collaboration on the regional and international levels.

    All Applicants for CARTI Fellowships must be citizens and residents of the following countries: Afghanistan*, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan* and Uzbekistan. Complete applications must be submitted to the OSI/HESP office in Budapest no later than October 6, 2006.

    *The requirement of formal registration with a Doctoral Program may be waived for applicants from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. For further information on the applicant eligibility for Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, interested individuals are encouraged to inquire directly with the program office at the contact information below.

    Please do not hesitate to contact the program office with any further inquiries and comments:
    OSI / HESP Central Asia Research and Training Initiative
    Oktober 6. u.12., Budapest 1051 Hungary
    Telephone: +36 1 327 3854 - Fax: +36 1 411 4401 - Email:
    Oleksandr Shtokvych, Senior Program Manager, E-mail:
    Program Coordinator, E-mail:
    Thank you for helping us reach out with this information to the potential applicants!

    Kind regards,
    Oleksandr Shtokvych
    Senior Program Manager
    Higher Education Support Program
    Open Society Institute

    Havighurst Center

    Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually by the Havighurst Center. Fellowships are given in all areas of academic study related to Russia and other post Soviet countries, including history, politics, music, culture, art, architecture, religion, literature, and daily life.

    The fellowships are designed for junior scholars of exceptional promise. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue their research agenda for a calendar year with the support of a competitive salary and up to $2,000 for research support.

    Fellowships are for one year, but may be renewed for a second year. Fellows normally are expected to teach four 15 week courses in the field of their primary research interest per year and to assist in developing Havighurst programs in the area of their interest. Fellows must have their Ph.D. (or Kandidat nauk) in hand by the beginning of their fellowship, and those without native ability in English must have a demonstrated capability to lecture in English. Fellowships are open to applicants from all countries. The areas that the Center is interested in will change annually, and candidates are encouraged to contact the center directly before making an application.

    Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a one page description of their research proposal, a description of each of the courses they would like to teach, and three letters of reference--in English--to

    The Havighurst Center, Fellowship Program, Harrison Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 45056.

    For best consideration applications should be received by November 1 to be considered for the following academic year.

    Queries may be addressed to

    Miami University is an equal opportunity employer and applications from female and minority scholars are strongly encouraged.

    The Filson Historical Society Filson Fellowships & Internships
    Deadline: October 16, 2006

    The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for fellowships and internships. Applications must be received by October 16, 2006. Detailed information about fellowships, internships, and application procedures can be found on The Filson's website: Information about The Filson's research collections can be found on the online catalog.

    The Filson anticipates that fellows will publicize the results of their research in Ohio Valley History, a peer-reviewed journal published jointly by The Filson, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and the University of Cincinnati.

    Questions regarding the fellowships and internships program should be directed to Dr. A. Glenn Crothers, Director of Research for The Filson Institute: or

    Organized May 15, 1884, the mission of The Filson Historical Society is to collect, preserve and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley history and culture. The Filson is headquartered in the Ferguson Mansion in Old Louisville and houses a library, a museum, and a special collections department.

    Dr. A. Glenn Crothers
    Director of Research, Filson Historical Society
    Associate Editor, Ohio Valley History
    1310 South Third Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    502-635-5083, ext. 235

    NEH Announces Scholarly Edition Grant Competition

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the annual competition for Scholarly Editions Grants that support the preparation by a team of at least two editors and staff of texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects involving significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials are typical in this grant program, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. In applying, applicants will need to demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. This year, there is a new twist on the application process that has caused some consternation within the documentary edition community: in keeping with the goals of the NEH Digital Humanities Initiative, the Scholarly Editions Program now requires that applicants employ digital technology in the preparation, management, and online publication of all critical and documentary editions. Also projects that include TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) conformant transcription and offer free online access are encouraged and will be given preference.
    Guidelines may be found at: .

    Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships, Woodrow Wilson Fndn--2007
    Competition Now Open

    The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. Thirty awards of $19,000 each will be available in the 2007 competition. Applications are available online only. To learn more, and to apply, visit Potential applicants who have questions AFTER a full review of the Newcombe Fellowship Web site may email

    Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships
    The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
    Visit the website at

    Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Dissertation Fellowships--2007 Competition
    Now Open

    The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses issues of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. Awards of $3,000 each are applicable to research/travel costs. Applications are available *online only*. To learn more, and to apply, visit Potential applicants who have questions AFTER a full review of the Women's Studies Fellowship Web site may email

    Women's Studies Program
    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
    Visit the website at

    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

    The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies announce the 2007 competition of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program designed to support distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. Fifty fellowships of approximately $20,000 will be awarded in 2007 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is at once located in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except on-site dissertation research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2007, whichever comes first. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. The fellowship must be held for a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2007 and December 2008.
    For more detailed information on application procedures and eligibility requirements, visit the IDRF website at or contact program staff at
    Deadline: November 1, 2006.

    Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Location: Missouri
    Deadline: 2006-12-01
    Description: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences Washington University announces the sixth year of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and ...

    The Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant
    Deadline: 2006-10-20

    Description: The Pan Am Historical Foundation announces the first annual Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant. Up to $1,500 will be awarded to support scholarly research using the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records held by the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections Division.

    EL Publishers Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to both current undergraduate students in any field of study and students expecting to enter university in 2006 or 2007. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined based on quality of work submitted.

    Students must submit an essay no longer than 500 words on ONE of the following topics to be eligible for the scholarships:

    DEADLINE: September 30, 2006
    Award Amount: up to $10,000 available
    Submit Essay To:
    Topic 1: If you could pick any city in the world to live in, what city would it be? And Why?
    Topic 2: Suppose you have just inherited I million dollars. You are instructed to give the entire sum of money to one charity. What charity would you pick and why.
    Topic 3: What do you think of the current immigration policies employed in your country? Are they too lenient, too stringent; or precisely what they need to be.

    American Philosophical Society

    Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2005 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $303,000 to 70 scholars, and the Society expects to make at least that many awards in this year's competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

    Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Pre-doctoral graduate students are not eligible, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received their PhDs. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have received Franklin grants may reapply after an interval of two years.

    Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2007. Grants are not retroactive; the beginning work date cannot antedate the month of the meeting when the proposal will be considered. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

    For applications and two letters of support ON OUR FORM:

    October 1, 2006, for a January 2007 decision for work in March and beyond December 1, 2006, for a March 2007 decision for work beginning in May and beyond

    These are receipt deadlines, NOT postmark deadlines. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all required materials, including letters of support, reached the Society on time; contact Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, at or 215-440-3429.

    Reports are due no later than one month after completing the work for which the award was made.

    Applications and additional information are available at the American Philosophy Society's website, Click on the "Fellowships & Research Grants" tab. Questions may be directed to Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, at 215-440-3429 or
    Linda Musumeci
    Research Administrator
    American Philosophical Society
    104 S. Fifth Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Visit the website at

    The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
    wards 45 funded residential fellowships each year designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment.
    Date: 2006-10-02
    Contact: URL:

    IAS School of Social Science 2007-2008 Visiting Member Awards
    Location: New Jersey
    Date: 2006-11-15
    Description: Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites fifteen to twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and ...

    The Yale World Fellows Program
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    Finaid: full
    Date: starting date: September 2007
    Deadline: nomination deadline: December 31, 2006
    Open to: see 'Eligibility and Selection Process'

    Announcement follows:

    Every generation faces difficult issues, but the pace of change in our increasingly globalized world makes the present leadership challenges particularly daunting. In the decades ahead, intelligent, effective leadership in the service of common goals and capable of bridging differences will be an increasingly critical asset. Developing this kind of leadership must be a high priority in every country. To promote this vision of a group of men and women who understand the challenges of tomorrow and the need for international cooperation, Yale University established the World Fellows Program. It offers a group of emerging leaders from diverse countries and cultures the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, gain new perspectives, sharpen their skills, and build the networks of relationships needed to meet the demands of issues on the local, national, and global scales.

    Training leaders is an enterprise in which Yale University excels; for three centuries, Yale's graduates have achieved prominence across the spectrum of American political, economic, and cultural life. Yale does not have a formal leadership curriculum, but the essential ingredients have been gathered and refined over many years. An outstanding faculty attracts extraordinary students and challenges them to think -- to test and apply ideas and to weigh moral judgments in the context of real, practical problems. A Yale education emphasizes analysis and synthesis rather than the simple manipulation of information in a sterile way. Diverse in every respect, Yale's highly trained scholars and students constitute a living forum in which issues are debated from a global perspective, giving due weight to a wide range of values, interests, and points of view. Forming the backdrop and resource base for this program of dynamic intellectual activity are Yale's unsurpassed libraries, museums, laboratories, facilities, and technology support.

    Building in a deliberate way upon the University's tradition, the World Fellows Program provides a training ground for leaders that reflects a rigorous standard of excellence, a commitment to inquiry, and an ongoing pursuit of innovation.

    The Yale World Fellows Program Experience

    Each September, 16 to 18 World Fellows come to Yale's campus in New Haven, Connecticut, for a concentrated 17-week program designed specifically for those leading and refining the critical institutions in societies around the globe. To augment their accelerating careers, the World Fellows Program provides a lively intellectual setting within which to analyze issues, debate goals, define strategies, reexamine values, and undertake a unique set of professional development opportunities. Recognizing that contemporary issues and problems defy easy categorization, the scope of the World Fellows Program is deliberately interdisciplinary, flexible, and capable of meeting the needs of Fellows across a wide range of fields. The Program also provides participants with an expanding network of contacts and connections both on campus and off to further enhance their future effectiveness.

    The Yale World Fellows Program consists of five critical elements:

  • A program of academic study tailored to meet the individual Fellow's needs and interests;
  • A specially designed Yale World Fellows Seminar addressing critical global issues;
  • Extensive interaction -- both formal and informal -- with Yale faculty, students, alumni, and University guests;
  • Extracurricular activities, including a weekly speaker series and trips to Washington, DC and New York City;
  • The Return to Yale Forum, a biennial Fellows Alumni convocation to reunite the entire Fellowship for several days of discussion and reflection.

    Eligibility and Selection Process

    Nominations and applications for the Yale World Fellows Program are solicited from around the world. A Fellowship candidate must be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United States. Preference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational experience in the United States, particularly at Yale. Candidates should be in the early mid-career stage, roughly five to fifteen years into their professional lives, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. A reasonable command of English is essential.

    Fellowship candidates must complete an online application (online application forms are available at and submit at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Regional panels review semifinalist candidates and recommended finalists to a Yale faculty selection committee. The faculty committee aims to assemble a Fellowship group that is diverse, geographically balanced, and representative of a wide range of professions, talents, and perspectives.

    Applications for the 2007 Program will be accepted commencing in July 2006.

    Funding and Support

    In addition to underwriting all program and educational costs, Yale provides Fellows with housing and a travel allowance, as well as a stipend of $30,000 to cover living expenses. The World Fellows Program will assist in making appropriate arrangements for Fellows who are joined in New Haven by a spouse or dependent minors for the duration of the Program.

    Some number of extended fellowships at Yale may be available for those World Fellows who have the flexibility to stay beyond the 17-week Program for a substantive project which would benefit from additional time at Yale.

    Contact Information
    Mailing Address

    Yale World Fellows Program
    Yale University
    P.O. Box 208360
    New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8360 USA
  • Hayek Fund for Scholars United States
    Finaid: awards up to 1000 USD
    Deadline: applications are accepted year-round Open to: all students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition

    Announcement follows:

    The Hayek Fund for Scholars makes strategic awards of up to $1,000 to graduate students and untenured faculty members for career-enhancing activities such as:
    Presentations at academic or professional conferences.
    Travel to academic job interviews (on campus or at professional/academic conferences)
    Travel to and research at archives or libraries.
    Participation in career development or enhancing seminars.
    Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field.
    Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers.
    Application Instructions

    Apply by sending the following items:
    A 1- to 2-page cover letter that explains how participation in the activity advances your career and advances an understanding of the principles of the classical liberal/libertarian tradition.
    An abstract or copy of the paper (if you intend to present at a conference).
    An itemized list of expected expenses.
    A curriculum vitae or resume.
    Applications are accepted year-round by email, fax, or postal mail. Applicants will be notified of committee's decision within four weeks. Awards are disbursed after presentation of original receipts.

    Applications may be emailed to, faxed to IHS at (703) 993-4890 if fewer than 8 pages, or sent by postal mail to IHS at 3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 440, Arlington VA 22201-4432.


    Senior Fellowship United States Institute of Peace, USA

    Finaid: a stipend of up to $80,000 Date: a period of up to ten months
    Deadline: September 15, 2006
    Open to: all interested

    Announcement follows:

    The United States Institute of Peace is an independent,nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict.

    Twelve to fifteen fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators, NGO professionals and lawyers.

    The Institute funds projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, nonviolent social movements, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics.

    This year the Institute is especially interested in topics addressing problems of the Muslim world, post-war reconstruction and reconciliation, and responses to terrorism and political violence. Projects which demonstrate relevance to current policy debates will be highly competitive.

    Fellows reside at the Institute in Washington DC for a period of up to ten months to conduct research on their projects, consult with staff and contribute tot he ongoing work of th Institute. Books and reports resulting from fellowships may be published by the USIP Press.

    The fellowship award includes a stipend of up to $80,000, travel to Washington for the fellow and dependents, health insurance, an office with computer and voicemail, and a half- time research assistant.

    The competition is open to citizens of all nations. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. All application materials must be received in our offices by September 15, 2006.


    Jennings Randolph Program
    U.S. Institute of Peace
    1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20036-3011
    Phone: +1 202 429 3886
    Fax: +1 202 429 6063

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Washington University, USA

    Finaid: for the 2006-07 academic year the annual stipend will be $40,700
    Date: a two-year appointment
    Deadline: December 1, 2006
    Open to: Ph.D.s

    Announcement follows:

    Washington University announces the sixth year of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences.

    Beginning in September of 2001 the Fellowship Program has brought to Washington University new and recent Ph.D.s who wish to strengthen their own advanced training and to participate in the university's ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars.

    The Postdoctoral Fellows receive two-year appointments with stipends; for the 2006-07 academic year the annual stipend will be $40,700. Fellows will outline a plan for their own continuing research to be pursued with a senior faculty mentor from Washington University.

    Over the course of their two-year appointment, fellows will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate during a spring term in leading a seminar in the theory and methods of interdisciplinary research.

    There is no application form; applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than three single-spaced pages), a brief proposal for the seminar in theory and methods, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted in paper copy.

    Submit materials by December 1, 2006, to:

    Steven Zwicker,
    Department of English
    Washington University Campus Box 1122
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130

    Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
    Employment eligibility verification requested upon hire.
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