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Mellon and CIC fellowships

MELLON/ACLS DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIP

· This fellowship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.

· The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support.

· Deadline: October 24, 2012 at 9p.m. EST

· See attached announcement for more details.

CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

· This fellowship is designed to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources. It enables dissertation writers to do research using original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad.

· A stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience. The maximum award will be $25,000.

· Deadline: November 14, 2012 at 5p.m. EST

· See attached announcement for more details.

SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program

· The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

· Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000.

· Deadline: November 7, 2012

· See attached announcement for more details.

CIC/Smithsonian Institute Fellowship

· The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution invite applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.

· The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

· Deadline: October 31, 2012.

· NOTE: The CIC website will be updated on October 1 with current program description and application instructions, including web link to application. You will receive an official announcement at that time.

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Boren Fellowship 2013-2014

See attached for the announcement of the Boren Fellowship competition for funding in the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline is January 31st, 2013 at 5pm ET.

Boren Fellowships provide graduate students with up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

More Information:

· Contact Jessica Smith (jessicasmith@uchicago.edu) to set up an advising session.

· Attend an information session led by a Boren representative on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4-5pm in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club. Boren Announcement 2013

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Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Application Deadline:
November 7, 2012

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Open for applications, next deadline is November 7th 2012. Apply Now

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.
Eligibility

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences — regardless of citizenship — enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2013 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2013, whichever comes first.

The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, about non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

Applicants from select disciplines within the humanities (Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Literature, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion) are welcome to request three or more months of funding for international on-site dissertation research (in combination with US-based research, for a total of nine to twelve months of funding). All other applicants (for instance, those in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology, among others) must request nine to twelve months of on-site, site-specific dissertation research with a minimum of six months of research outside of the United States.

Applicants who have completed significant funded dissertation research in one country by the start of their proposed IDRF research may be ineligible to apply to the IDRF to extend research time in the same country. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the IDRF program, depending on completed research time and funding. The IDRF program expects fellows to remain at their research site(s) for the full nine- to twelve-month funding period. The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write-up. The program does not accept applications from PhD programs in law, business, medicine, nursing or journalism, nor does it accept applications in doctoral programs that do not lead to a PhD. For more information on the 2013 IDRF competition, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Selection Criteria

The IDRF competition promotes a range of approaches and research designs beyond single-site or single-country research, including comparative work at the national and regional levels and explicit comparison of cases across time frames. The program is open to proposals informed by a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and manuscript collections, fieldwork and surveys, or quantitative data collection.

Applicants are expected to write in clear, intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary and cross-regional. Proposals should display a thorough knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields, as well as a bibliography relevant to the research. Applicants should specify why an extended period of on-site research is critical for successful completion of the proposed doctoral dissertation. The research design of proposals should be realistic in scope, clearly formulated, and responsive to theoretical and methodological concerns. Applicants should provide evidence of having attained an appropriate level of training to undertake the proposed research, including evidence of a degree of language fluency sufficient to complete the project. For more information on the 2013 IDRF competition, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Association for Students and Teachers of Color in Slavic Studies (STC) Seeking New Members

Association for Students and Teachers of Color in Slavic Studies (STC) Seeking New Members

The Association for Students and Teachers of Color in Slavic Studies (STC) is an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), which is dedicated to better connecting and expanding the network of minority scholars working in the profession. STC is committed to improving general understanding of the unique challenges faced by students and educators of color studying, teaching, and conducting research in and about the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The Association seeks to serve as a platform for discussions of race and ethnicity in the region. Its first annual meeting was held at the ASEEES conference in Washington in November 2011, and the second annual meeting is planned for November 16, 2012 at the ASEEES conference in New Orleans.

In the meantime, STC’s officers are starting a few projects this summer and welcome the help of anyone who would like to get involved. The group plans to send out a short summer newsletter that will include, among other things, information on various funding sources. They will also be working on the group website and starting a group blog. If you are familiar with setting up websites or maintaining a blog and would like to help, or if you have ideas as to what should be included in the newsletter, please contact the group officers. You can connect with STC at the following sites:

Facebook page — http://www.facebook.com/groups/153286684736881/

ASEEES page (with contact information for group officers) — http://www.aseees.org/organizations/stc.html

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Eurasia Internship: Freedom House

Eurasia Internship: Freedom House
Description: The Intern will support program activities and advocacy campaigns to advance democracy and human rights across Eurasia, a region that remains one of the world’s most repressive regions. She/he will support the team in administration and logistics of program implementation, research, fundraising, and outreach. This is a 40 hour per week paid Internship that will require a 6-month commitment. The Intern will report to the Eurasia Program Director. Continue reading →

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Research Associate, International Institutions and Global Governance: Council on Foreign Relations

Research Associate, International Institutions and Global Governance: Council on Foreign Relations

Description: The Council’s Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. Continue reading →

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Program Assistant Intern: World Affairs Councils of America

Program Assistant Intern: World Affairs Councils of America

Description: The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) seeks a Program Assistant Intern for Fall 2012.

Duties and activities encompass, but are not limited to, the following:

• Assist Program Officer in management of all national education programs

• Assist in planning and organizing the 2012 National Conference

• Develop and edit content for national Academic WorldQuest competition

• Update and maintain speaker database

• Perform research projects on international relations and nonprofit management topics

• Help to prepare best practices operational papers for the council system

• Work on special projects as needed

• Visit key institutions in Washington and report on hearings/talks

• Assist with preparation for national board meetings

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with background research and design for proposals and proposal resources
Provide feedback and edits on proposals
Produce interesting visual representations of proposal information
Attend relevant events and other external meetings as necessary and provide readout to proposal coordinator and related teams
Assist with proposal production in line with the parameters of solicitations
Other related duties as assigned. Continue reading →

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Researcher Information Session

–Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Researcher Information Session–

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Stuart Hall, Room 102
5835 N. Greenwood Ave.

Please join Fumiyo Kamiko, Deputy Director of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Elene Rozhkova, Argonne National Laboratory Scientist and former JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, for an information session on current fellowship and grant opportunities for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines in the physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The JSPS is a partner organization of NSF and NI and more information can be found at: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english.

Beverages and Flirty Cupcakes will be served.

Please Reply Online by Monday, July 16, 2012.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Woods at: jqwoods@uchicago.edu

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Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize

Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize (to be handed out in conjunction with the Central Slavic Conference 2012)
Graduate students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to
participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.
Dedicated to the memory of Professor Timberlake as teacher and mentor, the
prize carries a cash award. Submissions should be sent electronically to
prize coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at monniern@missouri.eduno later than
October 25th,2012.

For more on the CSC annual meeting see the previous post:

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/ceeresebulletin/2012/06/08/cfp-central-slavic-conference-2012-50-years-and-beyond/

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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud to announce the second annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 18-August 10, 2012.

In summer 2012, CESSI will offer intensive courses in beginning and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. With sufficient enrollment, other Central Eurasian Turkic languages could also be offered. Please contact the CESSI program coordinator if you are interested in a language not listed above. Scheduling of all courses is contingent upon enrollment. Please apply to CESSI as early as possible to help ensure that your class will be offered.

CESSI 2012 will also feature lectures (in English) on Central Eurasian history and culture and a rich program of cultural events and field trips related to the countries of Central Eurasia. Information and application materials are available on the CESSI Web site:

www.creeca.wisc.edu/cessi

The deadline for admission and the fee remission grant is April 16, 2012. The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 15, 2012. More information about UW-Madison FLAS fellowships is available at:

www.flas.wisc.edu

CESSI is a joint initiative of 16 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 10 U.S. universities.

For further information about CESSI 2012, please contact Nancy Heingartner, CESSI program coordinator,cessi@creeca.wisc.edu, 1-608-262-3379.

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