2010 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium: “Regional Security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia,” Grants Available, Deadline: December 11

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2010 Regional Policy Symposium, “Regional Security in 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 study and discuss timely issues concerning regional security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: economic stability; energy security; nonproliferation; terrorism, trafficking of drugs, weapons and people; among other issues critical to regional security.
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 6 – 9, 2010 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 or permanent residents of the United States who are currently residing in the US.
  • 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 to the symposium site.
  • Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.
Deadline: December 11
To receive more information on the 2010 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/programs/us_scholars/uss_info.asp
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