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The Moscow EAC is pleased to send you the monthly program announcement for May 2007. 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:

Undergraduate: Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA), focus on environmental science, $2000 Int. friendship award

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Program Description:
Founded in 1876, Juniata is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences. Located in the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, the beautiful 110-acre main campus is supplemented by the 315-acre Baker-Henry Nature Preserve and Baker Peace Chapel. In addition, a 365-acre Environmental Studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the most distinctive opportunities in environmental science in the nation. Juniata's strong academic programs attract students from around the world. Currently there are 74 international students on the Juniata campus who are from 24 countries. International students come to Juniata to study for an undergraduate degree; to participate in a semester or year exchange program; or to study English through the Intensive English Program.

Eligibility Requirements:
Juniata costs around $35,000 per year and it offers a $2000 International Friendship award to all qualified international students, students may be able to get additional financial assistance through Juniata grants or scholarships. However Juniata is unable to provide full scholarships;
applicants should be prepared to provide a substantial portion of their expenses.

Contact: Coordinator of International Admission
E-mail: Website:

Undergraduate and Graduate: Merit Based Scholarships, Bryant University (Smithfield, RI) $8000 to $22000

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Program Description:

Bryant University is a private, four-year institution that currently has 3,200 full-time and part-time undergraduate students from 31 states and 32 countries. Located in Smithfield, RI, Bryant University offers degrees in: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Economics, Applied Psychology, Communication, Liberal Arts, and Sociology. Additionally the College of Business offers
degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, and International Business.

Eligibility Requirement:
Bryant University is unable to offer need-based financial assistance to students who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Bryant traditionally awards merit based scholarships to a limited number of international applicants, however an offer of admission to international students is directly linked to their ability to meet all educational expenses. Applicants in need of financial assistance should understand that funding is limited and that in general, a financial award from Bryant will not cover all necessary expenses.

Award Type: Merit Based Scholarships ranging from $8000 to $22000

Contact and further information: John Eriksen, Associate Director of International Admission

Graduate: Teaching Assistantship in Physics, Wright State University

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Program Description:
The Wright State University Ms. in Physics program is looking for a qualified applicant to join their program this Fall quarter (September 2007) with a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

The Department of Physics offers two programs of graduate study leading either to the Master of Science or to the Master of Science in Teaching degrees. The program leading to the Master of Science degree is a research master's program with a required thesis and prepares graduates for
employment in private or government laboratories or for further graduate work. This program includes a medical physics concentration, which deals with medical imaging. The Master of Science in Teaching program is designed to enable high school physics teachers to upgrade their knowledge of physics by providing a thorough treatment of those areas of physics that form the
basis of our modern knowledge.

Information on the program can be found at:

Eligibility Requirements:
1. A 4-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning
2. TOEFL Score 213 or higher (80)
3. GPA: 3.0

The complete list of application requirements can be found at

All applications must be submitted by the first week of July to allow enough processing time as well as visa application time for the student.

For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon at

Graduate: Assistantship, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, tuition waiver and a monthly stipend - $800

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Program Description:

SIUE is a major public university offering a broad choice of degrees and programs ranging from career-oriented fields of study such as engineering and business to the essential and more traditional liberal arts. SIUE offers 43 baccalaureate degrees, 41 masters?s degrees and 2 first-professional degrees. SIUE is located 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis.

Eligibility Requirements:
Limited assistantships may be available for graduate students. A 50% assistantship provides a semester tuition waiver and a monthly stipend of $765 to $800. Appointees are required to work for the department for 20 hours per week. Assignments may be teaching, research or general duties.
Most appointments are for 9 months; some are for 12 months. A 25% assistantship also provides a semester tuition waiver. The monthly stipend is between $382 and $400 for 10 hours of work per week.

International Admissions Office
Phone Number: 1-618-650-3770
E-mail Address:
Please visit:

Applications for 2008-9 fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, at Stanford

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Deadline: June 30, 2007
Contact: CASBS, 75 Alta Road, Stanford, Calif. 94305
Phone: (650) 321-2052,

University of Pennsylvania - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Penn Humanities Forum

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Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Main Category: Humanities

Secondary Categories:
World History
Western Civilization
U.S. History
Russian/Soviet History
Religious Studies
Oral History
Medieval History
Latin American History
Jewish History
Intellectual History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
History of Science/Medicine/Technology
German History
European Studies
European History
Early Modern History
Department Chairs/Deans
Classical Studies
Canadian History
British History
Black Studies
Black History
Australian History
Atlantic Studies
Asian History or Studies
Art and Architectural History
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
Ancient History/Antiquities
American Studies
African and Middle Eastern History
African American History or Studies

PENN HUMANITIES FORUM - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 2008-2009 Research Topic: CHANGE

Application Deadline: October 15, 2007

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for untenured scholars, who are invited to submit applications related to the umbrella topic of "Change," the Forum's research topic for the 2008-09 academic year. Fellows teach one undergraduate course each of two terms in addition to conducting research. $42,000 stipend plus health insurance. The Fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility criteria.

Full guidelines, "Change" topic description, and application are available online only:
Questions? Email or call Jennifer Conway, Associate Director, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania (see website for details).

Contact Info:
Wendy Steiner
Richard L. Fisher Professor of English
Director, Penn Humanities Forum
University of Pennsylvania
3619 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6213

Financial Aid Opportunities for International Students at University of Oregon

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The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and public research university located in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities, one of only two such universities in the greater Northwest.

The UO offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for learning in the liberal arts and professional programs in architecture, arts, business, education, journalism, law, and music and dance. In the classrooms and laboratories, students are inspired by a faculty of prominent scholars and work side by side with eminent researchers involved in breakthrough discoveries. Prospective international students can learn more at

International Student and Scholar Services website at provides information for international students on admissions, orientation, visa matters and much more. International Student & Scholar Services in the Office of International Programs (OIP) supports about 1,200 international students from over 80 countries around the world.

The University of Oregon (UO) offers a wide variety of financial aid opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. A comprehensive list of financial aid opportunities is available at

Natural Hazards Center Seeks Post-Doctoral Researcher, Colorado

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The Natural Hazards Center is seeking to hire a professional research assistant/post- doctoral scholar to assist with the coordination of its research program. This soft-money appointment extends for one year with the possibility of extension to two-three years.

The purpose of the position is to collaborate with the Natural Hazards Center director, program manager, research coordinator, and other staff on Center projects funded by NSF, the Department of Homeland Security, and others. The position will play a lead role in a newly funded Center project on preparedness among community-based and faith-based organizations and other non-profits providing services to at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Minimum Requirements:
Education: PhD in a social/behavioral science discipline or closely related field (e.g., public health).

Skills & Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, procedures, and techniques; experience coordinating fieldwork teams; advanced knowledge of qualitative data analysis techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills, accompanied by the ability to communicate with diverse audiences both inside and outside academia; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others; and the ability to design, plan, implement, troubleshoot, and administer all phases of the research work. Must be willing to travel.

Experience: Two or more years of experience in fieldwork related to hazards and disasters.
Applications will be considered beginning June 1, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. Send vitae, samples of written work, and the names of three professional references to:

Kathleen Tierney, Director
Natural Hazards Center
University of Colorado
482 UCB Boulder, CO 80303
Via email:
The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Scholarship in Volleyball, U of Iowa

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We are very interested in bringing a high level volleyball player to our program at The University of Iowa, which is in the Big 10 Conference. We are the top level of volleyball in the States, so we need to bring in a top caliber player. We do offer full scholarships for our volleyball players. The student would need to send a video tape of her playing, and any information about height, position, vertical jump and at what level she has played.

You can check out our website at and
Cindy Fredrick
Head Volleyball Coach
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

PostDoc Evolutionary Biology, Univ of Buffalo, NY

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University at Buffalo, NY
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Postdoc (Evolutionary Biology)

A postdoctoral fellow *position* is available in the laboratory of Katharina Dittmar De La Cruz at the Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY Buffalo, NY ( The *post*-*doc* should have a keen INTEREST IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, and some experience in molecular biology (e.g., in situ hybridization, RT-PCR, protein expression).

Previous exposure to phylogenetics and/or genomics is advantageous. The candidate will work on protein coding sequences that appear to be undergoing adaptive evolution/ changes of function in specific parasitic groups (e.g. Siphonaptera, Streblidae, Nycteribiidae) and study them from a computational and experimental perspective (see my website for details).

The *post*-*doc* IS ABSOLUTELY ENCOURAGED to pursue own ideas and projects.

Available Lab Resources include:
1. A PCR wet lab combined with molecular biology facilities.
2. Ample computational resources (e.g., Individual Lab Cluster)

Additional Facilities that are available include:
1. The CCR (Center for Computational Research);
2. A computer visualization lab;
3. The LMVA (Laboratory for Molecular Visualization and Analysis).

The desired starting date is November 1, 2007. The *position* is for two years with possible extension. Salary will start at $36.000 - $38.000 plus benefits, depending on experience. Participation in international field work (e.g., India, Europe, Puerto Rico, Brazil) is possible if desired. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Non-US based applicants are also encouraged to apply, and will receive assistance with VISUM requirements. However, English communication skills are a MUST!

Qualified applicants should submit a CV and contact information of three references to Katharina Dittmar De La Cruz at

*Requirements: *
Ph.D., or similar (e.g., D.V.M., M.D., Dr.)
Katharina Dittmar De La Cruz
109 Cooke Hall, Department of Biological Sciences
Buffalo, NY 14260
*Phone:* 307 766 5223

Postdoctoral Research Position in Mass Spectrometry

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Postdoctoral Research *Position* in Mass Spectrometry Instrument Development

Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description:
The Organic and Biological Mass Spectrometry (OBMS) Group in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) currently has an immediate opening for a research scientist with particularly strong skills in tissue imaging and high throughput analysis. The research will involve the use and development of novel surface sampling and ionization methods coupled with mass spectrometry. Extensive knowledge of atmospheric pressure ionization sources and metabolism studies would be beneficial. The successful candidate will be able to work well within a team of experienced scientists. The successful candidate will be expected to participate creatively in program development and proposal writing for
existing and new sponsors and to initiate new research directions.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants may apply online at ORNL_*POST*
All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions at When applying for this *position*, please reference the *position* title and number
(ORNL07-45-CSD) .

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program and is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who currently work in the U.S and are available for interview, without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

Brad Parish, PHR
Program Manager, ORNL Postdoctoral Recruitment Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
phone: 865-576-2311
fax: 865-576-0287

U.S. Department of Energy's
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Building 5100, MS-6173
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6173
*Requirements: *
This *position* requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, biology or a related field with significant formal training and hands-on experience in mass spectrometry instrument development. A strong record of research accomplishments and publications and the ability to work in a team environment are required. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are required; presentations of scientific results at national meetings and their publication in peer-reviewed journals is expected.
Brad Parish

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma Invites Applications for Ochberg Fellowships

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Deadline: July 20, 2007

The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship has been established by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
( ) and the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma ( ) in order to build a cohort of journalists better prepared to report responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events -- on crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war, and genocide.

The Dart Center provides six or more expense-paid fellowships to mid-career journalists who want to apply knowledge of emotional trauma to improving coverage of violent events.

Fellowships are open to print and broadcast reporters, photographers, editors, and producers with at least five years of journalism experience.

Fellows will attend a two-day seminar on the role emotional trauma plays in coverage of violent events, then will have access to all events and speakers in the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The
2007 Seminar will take place November 12-17, 2007, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Visit the Dart Center Web site for complete program information.

Applications for 2008-9 research fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

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Deadline: January 8, 2008

Contact: John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Box 1894, Providence, R.I. 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2725
Fax: (401) 863-3477,

Fellow - Environmental Risk Management East-West Center

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Fellow - Environmental Risk Management
Research Program

Established by the United States Congress in 1960 to promote mutual understanding and cooperation among the governments and peoples of the Asia-Pacific region including the United States, the East-West Center seeks to foster the development of an Asia-Pacific community through cooperative study, training, and research. Center activities focus on the promotion of shared regional values and the building of regional agencies and arrangements; the promotion of economic growth with equity, stability, and sustainability; and the management and resolution of critical regional as well as common national-level political, economic, and social problems.
Issues addressed at the Center must have direct relevance for US-Asia-Pacific understanding and relations.

The Fellow will conduct theoretical and applied research in areas related to scientific, policy and institutional issues of environmental and hazards risk management in the Asia Pacific. Issues examined include impacts of environmental variability and change on human welfare, the capacity of human societies to respond to change, and options of enhancing the resilience of governments, communities, businesses, and natural resources in the Asia Pacific region. Topics of interest include ecological, economic, and human health/welfare consequences of changes in climate, atmospheric pollution, biodiversity, land use/cover; and the availability/ quality of freshwater. Additional topics include roles of institutions and information systems in improving the region's environmental risk management capabilities; the state of crucial natural resources (water, land, forests, biological reserves); and the risks due to natural hazards, emerging diseases, and food insecurity.

Candidates must have a demonstrated capacity in analytical and policy-relevant research in an area of environmental risk management with an emphasis on the Asia Pacific region that is either complementary to the above areas or expands the scope of the program. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline (a Master's degree and ten years relevant research experience is considered as equivalent to the PhD) and a strong interest in the Asia Pacific region (including the United States); capacity to lead international teams in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects; and good communication skills in the English language demonstrating the ability to communicate results and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to academic as well as informed policy, public, and private-sector audiences. Candidates who wish to be considered for a position at Levels 12 or 13 must demonstrate a record of success in obtaining funding for research projects.

Desired qualifications include experience with academic, research, and policy communities in the Asia Pacific region; quantitative skills in formal risk assessment methods, spatial statistics, remote sensing, econometrics, epidemiology, and/or other advanced risk tools; demonstrated experience in publication, workshop organization, proposal development and implementation; experience with environmental management and/or risk management programs; and fluency in an Asia-Pacific language.

Initial appointment would be for a period of three years. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an attractive benefits package. Annual salary (including a cost-of-living allowance currently at 25%, but subject to change) is as follows:

Level 11 (for new or recent PhDs) starting at c. $58,000.
Level 12 (for PhD plus four or more years of post-PhD experience) starting at c. $70,000.
Level 13 (for PhD plus eight or more years of post-PhD experience) starting at c. $83,000.

*Applications must include:*

A cover letter documenting relevant interests, qualifications, experience, and future research plans
Curriculum vitae
Two recent publications
The names and contact information for three referees

These should be sent to:

Human Resources Office
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601, USA
FAX: (808) 944-7270

Applications received by *June 15, 2007* will receive full consideration. The EWC retains the right not to fill the position.
*An Equal Opportunity Employer*
http://www.eastwest 125

The Central European University Тs (CEU) Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)

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The Central European University Тs (CEU) Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) funded by the Open Society InstituteТs (OSI) Higher Education Support
Program (HESP), is launching a call for applications for a new, experimental
one-year research and collaboration grant program:

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship (SOTL Fellowship) CRC
invites applications from scholars (full time teaching faculty) from the
region to design and implement research projects on their own teaching
practice and their students learning. (including selection of content and
approach, student assessment strategies, teaching and evaluation methods).
The aim of the projects will be to create knowledge on teaching and learning
in the disciplines and contexts of our region.

Fellowship aims

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning began as a tool to facilitate
professorsТ self-reflexivity in the classroom - taking an academic approach
(i.e. a research approach) to the question of innovation in their teaching
practice and to questions surrounding student learning in their courses. The
new program will help develop the higher education practitionersТ own
engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning, moving from
reflection to analysis and research of their own courses, classrooms, and
teaching contexts. The main aim of the program is to foster these academicsТ
capacity to become scholars of teaching through project development and
writing over one year, through financial resources and methodological
support, and by creating a collaborative community of scholars able to
influence the discussion on teaching and learning in their contexts
(institutions and disciplinary networks).

Fellowship structure

The grant consists of 10 months stipend, support with necessary teaching,
research or evaluation resources and ongoing collaborative support. Two
Writing Residencies in Budapest are planned, to facilitate project design,
proposal and paper writing and peer evaluation, at the beginning and end of
the program. For most of the year the participants will teach and reside in
their home institutions where they will implement their projects. The date
for the first residency is planned at the end of September 2007, the second
in July 2008.

Research outcomes and areas for investigation

The research outcome is an original research paper. Solicited projects
should aim at the improvement of student learning and creation of knowledge
on teaching and learning in the disciplines and in specific institutional
contexts. The projects can be based on research of one existing course
developed by the applicant, or a cross-analysis of several courses. Areas
for investigation include, but are not limited to:

Ј the connection between the course content and a method of teaching or
Ј the link between teaching and research in research-based courses
Ј the development of graduate level student skills (MA or doctoral level)
Ј the development of research, writing, or other appropriate skills at
undergraduate level
Ј the development of discipline-specific ways of thinking in a particular
Ј the result on students learning of a specific methodological innovation or
new teaching approach
Ј the impact of a specific aspect of current university context on student
learning as documented in the teacherТs own classroom
Ј the development of interdisciplinary models of teaching and learning in
social sciences and humanities

Application is restricted to resident citizens of Eastern- and South-Eastern
Europe, the Former Soviet Union and Mongolia. Citizens of new EU member
countries (including Bulgaria and Romania) are not eligible to apply. The
call is meant for individual research projects.

The nature of the fellowship is to support innovative and high quality
university courses and academics who are, or have the potential to become,
excellent or expert teachers. Therefore a Ph.D. or its equivalent, three
years teaching experience and a full time university position is a
pre-requisite. Documented exposure to faculty development programs, and
interest in teaching and learning is an advantage. Advanced proficiency in
English language is a pre-requisite for the purpose of writing and

Selection process

Research proposals and background documents will be reviewed by a selection
committee consisting of CRC SOTL team, relevant faculty and an external SOTL
expert. Short-listed applicants might be asked to provide additional
materials to their applications, and will be interviewed.

Application procedure

All applicants need to:
1. Fill out a SOTL Fellowship application form which can be downloaded from
this website:
2. Attach one signed reference letter from a senior academic administrator
of the institution where the project is to be implemented.
3. Attach a curriculum vitae, which should include a list of academic
qualifications, list of publications, conference papers and any relevant
faculty development experience.
4. Enclose a detailed research proposal of two-three pages which identifies
one of the preliminary research questions and ideas on research
implementation to be developed during the fellowship.
5. Enclose background documents relevant to the project, such as syllabi or
course descriptions and earlier pieces of work on teaching and learning, if

For further information, consult the project description available at:
For further general information on SOTL consult this website:
Please send your proposals and any further questions to this email address:
APPLICATION DEADLINE (emailed application is requested): 03 August 2007
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