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US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program, IREX, Deadline March 15

2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

IREX is pleased to announce 2011-2012 competition for the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

EPS provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight weeks to serve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently. EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and provides a stipend for living expenses.

Eligible Embassies and Fields (for more detailed descriptions of research fields please see application instructions posted on the link below):

Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
·        Caspian Geography/Environment
·        Labor
·        Education

Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
·        Media

Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
·        Civil Society
·        Foreign Relations

Kyrgyzstan (US Embassy, Bishkek)
·        Anti-Corruption
·        Policy Coordination
·        Cross-border trade

Russia
·        History of US-Russia Relations (US Consulate, St. Petersburg)
·        Environment (US Embassy, Moscow)
·        Science Policy (US Embassy, Moscow)
·        Energy/Public Policy (US Embassy, Moscow)

Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
·        International Relations
·        Economics/Corruption

Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
·        Religion
·        Education
·        Alternative/Solar Energy

Ukraine (US Embassy, Kyiv)
·        Environmental Studies/Public Health

The EPS application and instructions are available on the IREX website:

http://www.irex.org/application/us-embassy-policy-specialist-program-eps-application

Completed applications are due no later than March 15, 2011

Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship  are eligible to apply for the EPS Program.

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-942-9111.

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

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2011 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium: Gender in the 21st Century Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Application Deadline December 10

2011 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium:

GENDER IN THE 21st CENTURY EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA

Application Deadline: December 10, 2010

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, “Gender in the 21st Century Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to examine and discuss gender and women’s issues in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: education, migration, trafficking, women in politics, domestic violence, and economic opportunities, among others.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

The Symposium is scheduled to take place April 5-8, 2011 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.

Technical Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be US citizens
  • Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less.  Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.

Grant Provisions:

  • Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office) and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site.
  • Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To receive more information on the 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium@irex.org

Application materials are available on the IREX website at: http://www.irex.org/application/regional-policy-symposium-application

Symposium Program Evaluation Survey: http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/SymposiumProgEval.pdf

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