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Graduate Fellowship, The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and/or Azerbaijan). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the Southern Caucasus. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and/or living expenses in the Southern Caucasus. During his/her stay in the Southern Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried during the fellowship.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, budget, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation by January 15, 2011 to info@arisc.org. All information must be received by January 15, 2011 in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.

Please see
http://arisc.org/RESOURCES/Funding-Opportunities/ARISC-Fellowships for the full description of the fellowship as well as the application form.

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Conflict Resolution in the South Caucasus, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS

May 27th- June 5th, 2011    3 CREDITS    $3695 w/o Airfare

DESCRIPTION: This exciting new program brings you to the heart of conflict in the South Caucasus. The course will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia with lectures by a variety of specialists, including academics and practitioners.  Formal sessions are complemented by various site visits, governmental and non-governmental, to encourage a more comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted issues affecting societies in conflict.

The program aims to provide context for understanding the change that the South Caucasus has experienced during the past years, opportunities for understanding conflict tensions surrounding inter-community relations, and the aftermath of wars involving South Ossetians, Abkhaz, Russians, and Georgians, as well as the conflict over Karabakh. Related dynamics in the North Caucasus and globally will also be considered.

Dr. Susan Allen NanINSTRUCTOR: Dr. Susan Allen Nan will lead this program.  Dr. Nan is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution whose main focus is on the South Caucasus. She also works on evaluating conflict resolution initiatives and community conflict resolution approaches. She has engaged long-term in conflict resolution in Eurasia, as well as contributing to a variety of initiatives in Eastern Europe.

APPLICATION PROCESS: In order to be eligible for the course in the Caucasus,  participants must submit a CV (or resume), a personal statement of no more than one page explaining why they want to participate  and a photocopy of their passport to Program Director, Bram Houben at ahouben@gmu.edu

PROGRAM FEE & DETAILS:

$3,695.00

Program fee includes double-occupancy hotel lodging; daily breakfast; most other meals; in-country ground transportation; airport transfer; emergency evacuation insurance; pre-departure orientation; cultural excursions; course trainers and speakers costs; Tuition for 3 Credits (CONF 399*/695); but NOT international airfare. 

ELIGIBILITY: Conflict Resolution in the South Caucasus is open to all Mason and Non-Mason bachelors, Ms and Ph.D students as a 3 credit course and to non-students as a professional development seminar.  Mason students can take the course as CONF 385*/399*/695  (Other options may be available – check with your advisor).

*Please check with your advisor

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Master Students graduating in the Spring 0f 2011 are still eligible to walk during the May Graduation Ceremony while enrolled in this class.

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Two Programs at the National Yiddish Book Center

The National Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for two exciting educational programs: the Fellowship Program for recent college graduates and the Steiner Summer Program for undergraduates.

The Fellowship Program offers talented young college graduates who are passionate about Yiddish language and culture the opportunity to work at the Book Center for a year. As paid, full-time staff members, fellows provide content for existing programs and spearhead new ones, while continuing their education in Yiddish language, literature and culture. Applicants should have strong backgrounds in Jewish studies or related disciplines and a working knowledge of Yiddish. Application deadline: January 3, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program

The Steiner Summer Program
offers matriculating college students a unique opportunity for a tuition-free, seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language and culture. Beginning and intermediate students will study original and adapted Yiddish texts, as well as the history, literature, culture and music of the Jews of central and Eastern Europe. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program as of January 1, 2011. Application deadline: February 1, 2011. For more information, please visit  http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/steiner-summer-program-yiddish

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Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for its 2011 Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Designed for students in the early stages of the dissertation process, each fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000, travel support for attending the CES International Conference of Europeanists, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual publication of the Council for European Studies.

More specifically, the Council seeks applicants for the following:

1) Twenty (20) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships for graduate students working on general topics in European Studies. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

2) One (1) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship for a graduate student working on a topic within the field of Portuguese Studies and whose research requires travel to Portugal for all or a portion of the research term. Funded by the Luso-American Development Foundation.

3) One (1) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship for a graduate student working within the discipline of Anthropology on a topic in European Studies. Funded by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe.

For more information, please visit the website
(http://ces.columbia.edu/awards/awards.html).

Council for European Studies
420 West 118th Street, MC3307
New York, NY 10027
Email: ces@columbia.edu
Website: http://www.councilforeuropeanstudies.org/

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate
students to apply for its 2011 Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships.
Designed for students in the early stages of the dissertation process,
each fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000, travel support for
attending the CES International Conference of Europeanists, and the
opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual
publication of the Council for European Studies.

More specifically, the Council seeks applicants for the following:

    1) Twenty (20) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships for graduate
students working on general topics in European Studies.  Funded by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    2) One (1) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship for a graduate
student working on a topic within the field of Portuguese Studies and
whose research requires travel to Portugal for all or a portion of the
research term.  Funded by the Luso-American Development Foundation.

    3) One (1) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship for a graduate
student working within the discipline of Anthropology on a topic in
European Studies.  Funded by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe

For more information, please visit our website
(http://ces.columbia.edu/awards/awards.html).
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Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia, CDS International, Inc. and Alfa-Bank

Alfa Fellowship Program

Program Overview

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing qualified young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. The program accepts 10 American citizens and 5 British citizens per year. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing US/Russian and British/Russian relations.

The program includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance.

Program Highlights

Drawing upon extensive contacts throughout industry, media, government, and nonprofit institutions in Russia, the Alfa Fellowship Program works together with participants to identify suitable professional assignments at leading Russian institutions in business, media, and civil society. The Alfa Fellowship Program endeavors to secure positions that meet the interests of both the participants and host institutions. Fellows’ progress is closely monitored by the Center for International Fellowships in Moscow.

In addition to individualized professional assignments, the Alfa Fellowship Program includes:

  • Four-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S.
  • Four-month intensive Russian language course in Moscow
  • Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., with accommodation and roundtrip travel included
  • Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
  • Monthly stipend
  • Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance
  • Moscow seminar program
  • Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one in a neighboring country

Application Deadline

December 1, 2010 for the 2011–2012 program year.

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Five Fellowship Programs at the American Center for Mongolian Studies

GRANTS- ACMS Fellowship Programs 2011

Posted by: American Center for Mongolian Studies <info@mongoliacenter.org>

American Center for Mongolian Studies

ACMS Is Now Accepting Applications for Five Fellowship Programs for 2011

The ACMS has added a new program to its current slate of offerings,
bringing the total number of Fellowship programs to five, for a
maximum of 16 slots. In addition to the US-Mongolia Field Research
Fellowship Program for students, the Faculty Research Program, the
year-long Research Fellowship Program funded by the Henry Luce
Foundation, and the Summer Language Fellowship Program, is the new
Library Fellowship Program.

The application deadline for all of these programs is February 15,
2011. Contact: info@mongoliacenter.org with questions.

ACMS Field Research Fellowship 2011 Program

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), with funding support
from the US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau,
will make awards for the sixth consecutive year for the ACMS
US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program which supports student
field research in Mongolia. The program will provide awards of up to
$4,000 to approximately 4-5 students from US universities to conduct
academic field research in Mongolia between May and October 2011.
Student applicants can be at an advanced undergraduate, masters or
pre-dissertation doctoral level, and all fields of study are eligible.
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently
enrolled full-time in a university or college in the United States.
Students graduating in the Spring of 2011 are eligible to apply. For
further details visit: www.mongoliacenter.org/field

ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Fellowship Program Summer 2011

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) invites applications
from students and scholars wishing to participate in an eight week
Intensive Mongolian Language Program from June 13 to August 12, 2011
in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Approximately four Fellowships of up to
$3000 each (including $1,000 to cover expenses and a $2000 tuition
waiver) will be awarded. The purpose of this summer language program,
now in its fourth year, is to provide Intermediate-level students of
the Mongolian language with an opportunity to enhance their
communicative competence through systematic improvement of reading,
writing, listening and speaking skills, in an authentic environment.
Classroom and supervised outside-the-classroom activities will help
students achieve more fluent, accurate and multi-functional
communication. The program entails intensive study of the Mongolian
language at the Intermediate level of language learning which is
equivalent to approximately 9 semester credit hours. The course will
be taught by experienced Mongolian language teachers and is open to
students from all countries. For further details visit:
www.mongoliacenter.org/language

ACMS Faculty Research Fellowship 2011

The American Center for Mongolian Studies is pleased to announce the
second year of the ACMS Faculty Research Fellowship. Up to five
fellowship awards of approximately $4000 each will be provided for
travel and living expenses. The fellowship supports faculty members
from US colleges and universities to conduct short-term field research
in Mongolia between May and October 2011.  Applicants must be US
citizens or permanent residents currently teaching at a college or
university in the United States. The program priority is to support
faculty from non-research intensive universities and colleges,
especially faculty who are helping guide student research projects or
who can show how the experience will enhance their teaching. Prior
experience working in Mongolia is not a requirement and the program is
open to all fields of study. For further details visit:
www.mongoliacenter.org/faculty

ACMS Library Fellowship 2011

American Center for Mongolian Studies is pleased to announce the first
year of the ACMS Library Fellowship. This fellowship supports US
advanced graduate students or faculty members in library science from
US colleges and universities to conduct short-term projects and/or
research in Mongolia for a period of up to 3 months. Applicants must
be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in or
teaching at a college or university in the United States.  The ACMS
Library Fellowship program is to help support the development of the
ACMS research library through specific defined projects designed to
enhance the collection content and resource availability. The Fellow
will also offer training and support for local scholars and the
public. Fellows will spend up to 12 weeks onsite in Mongolia at the
ACMS library; prior experience working in Mongolia is not a
requirement. One to two Fellowships will be awarded to fund travel and
living expenses ($2,000 for travel and up to $2,000 for a project
stipend unless otherwise agreed upon). For further details visit:
www.mongoliacenter.org/librarian

ACMS Research Fellowship 2011

The ACMS Research Fellowship Program will annually support three
fellows to conduct up to 12-months of doctoral dissertation or
post-doctoral research in Mongolia on topics in the Social Sciences or
Humanities. Natural Science research is not eligible, unless there are
clear areas in which the research furthers social, cultural,
political, or policy knowledge relevant to Mongolia or the region. All
applicants must be citizens of the US or Canada, and must be attending
or recently graduated from a university in the US or Canada. The
program seeks to promote research opportunities in Mongolia among
scholars who have not included the country in their previous research,
and to broaden the knowledge base of scholars already working in the
country. Previous Mongolian Studies experience is not required, but
projects should enhance knowledge of Mongolia and the Mongols within
relevant academic disciplines or fields of study. Projects that link
research conducted in Mongolia to research in other parts of Asia or
across academic fields are especially encouraged.  For further details
visit: www.mongoliacenter.org/doctorate

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The Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities, University of Southern California

University of Southern California
Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities

Call for Applications

The University of Southern California is pleased to announce a new
opportunity for outstanding young scholars, the Provost’s Postdoctoral
Scholars Program in the Humanities. The program has two overarching
goals. First, we seek to further the professional development of
scholars in the humanities by providing time for research and writing,
an opportunity to establish an independent teaching portfolio, and
faculty mentoring to help scholars prepare for careers as tenure-track
faculty. Secondly, we seek to add new voices from other institutions to
our conversations within and across disciplines in the humanities, as
well as to our conversations about the value and place of the humanities
within the university and in society at large.

Appointments are for two years, with a start date of August 15, 2011.
Provost’s scholars will teach three courses over four semesters, with
one semester free for full-time research. They are expected to reside
in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in
the scholarly life of the host department and the university through
seminars and other scholarly activities. The salary is $50,000 per year
plus fringe benefits, with a research and travel account of $6,000 per
year. It is understood that scholars may get jobs and leave the program
after the first year.

Candidates should choose one of the following programs as their proposed
host department and explain the choice briefly in their cover letter:
American Studies, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature,
Critical Studies (Cinema), East Asian Languages and Cultures, English,
French, History, Linguistics, Musicology, Philosophy, Slavic Languages
and Literatures.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their prior academic
accomplishments, the significance and intellectual merit of the proposed
project, and their potential to contribute to the intellectual life of
their host department and the community of scholars at USC. Candidates
must have received the Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2007 and must have
the degree in hand by July 1, 2011. The provost expects to make five to
eight postdoctoral awards per year in order to maintain a full cohort of
approximately 10 scholars.

Application materials
Applicants should submit the following items as .pdf files to
http://grad.usc.edu/PostDocApp :

• Cover letter including explanation of desired program affiliation
• CV
• Writing sample of one chapter or one article (up to 30 pages
double-spaced)
• Research proposal describing applicant’s plans for the period of the
grant. This may include revising the
dissertation for publication and/or plans for the candidate’s
next academic project (up to three pages double-spaced)
• Teaching statement (up to two pages double spaced)
• Names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of three
faculty members who can supply letters of reference
directly to USC.

Notification
Recipients of the USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar awards will be
notified in mid March 2011.

Further information about the program can be found by visiting the
program website: http://grad.usc.edu/PostDocApp . For information
regarding postdoctoral policies and benefits, look under the heading
“postdoctoral research associates” at
http://www.usc.edu/research/students/postdocs/ . Inquiries about the
USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities should be
directed to Vice Provost Sarah Pratt at vpgp@usc.edu.

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Fellows Program at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Deadline January 10

The Davis Center is pleased to announce a new Fellows Program for 2011-2012. The Fellows Program will bring together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. The Program will be coordinated by faculty from across Harvard University whose research interests include aspects of the selected theme.

In 2011-2012, the Fellows Program will be coordinated by Professors Terry Martin (History), William Mills Todd III (Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Rawi Abdelal (Harvard Business School). The theme for 2011-2012 is “Informing Eurasia: Informational Approaches to Eurasian Cultures, Politics and Societies.” Eurasian studies currently has no sub-field of “Information Studies,” but historians, literary critics, and social scientists working on Eurasia have recently produced novel work on surveillance, the social construction of collective identities, autobiographical and documentary self-fashioning, horizontal and vertical communication (rumors, petitions, denunciation), political policing, censorship and Aesopian strategies, the construction of economic and political data, and the impact of such information on political and economic decision-making. The Davis Center invites scholars working on, or interested in pursuing, such informational approaches to Eurasia to apply to our Fellows program.

In addition to pursuing their own research, Fellows will participate in a bi-weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that will explore informational approaches to Eurasian studies. Papers will be presented by the visiting Fellows, Harvard faculty, and invited outside speakers. For more detailed information on the fellows program, and opportunities to apply for postdoctoral and senior fellowships, visit the Davis Center web site http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/.

Additionally, the Davis Center will be hosting an online question and answer session on December 15 from 12-2 p.m. Details will be posted on the Davis Center website by the middle of November.

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