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Funding: Procházka Funds for Czech or Slovak Studies, Application Deadline May 20







Friday, May 20, 2011


for Czech and Slovak Language Study
Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is soliciting applications for those interested in any area in Czech or Slovak Studies during Summer 2011 with the support of a fellowship from the Procházka Funds

All applicants must be graduate students. Priority will be given to graduate students in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.

There is no application form for the award, but application letters should include:

  • a cover letter and a statement of purpose describing the proposed plan of study or research and its relevance to your academic program
  • a proposed budget
The selection committee will also request a copy of each applicant’s graduate transcript for review.
Applications are due by Friday, May 20, 2011.

Submit applications to:
Prochazka Funds
c/o Tracy Davis
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Foster 406)

If you are interested in information about language study programs in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, please contact Steven Clancy at


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Funding: Human Rights Research Funding Proposals 2011-2012, UChicago, Deadline April 4

The University of Chicago Human Rights Program

Human Rights Research Funding Proposals 2011-2012

Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2011

The Human Rights Program announces the 2011-12 round of grants to support UChicago faculty and student research in Human Rights. The Human Rights Program seeks to support projects which will make a significant contribution to the field of human rights studies. Proposals are sought from faculty and graduate students from all the Divisions andprofessional schools.  Proposals should be for projects that can be carried out between Summer 2011 and Spring 2012.  As funds are available, a further round of proposals will be opened in Winter 2012.

Grants will be made in the following categories:

1)  Up to two fellowships of $5000 for research by a graduate student to support her or his thesis project. While priority will be given to PhD students, applications are invited from MA and professional students. Grants may be used to support travel or for other research expenses;

2) Up to two grants to faculty (including post-doctoral Lecturers with two year appointments) for support of small or medium size research symposia.  Grant proposals should be in the range of $3000 – $10,000 and have support from at least one other Department or Center;

3) One grant of up to $10,000 to support initiation of a major public conference involving a Human Rights theme to be presented in academic year 2011-12;

4) Insofar as funds allow, up to two grants of $5000 each – to faculty for support of interdisciplinary Human Rights research initiatives involving at least two Chicago faculty.

Proposals are due by email to the Human Rights Research Committee c/o Sarah Patton Moberg, Program Manager, at by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011.  Proposals should contain a statement of not more than 1000 words setting forth the purpose of the research and its relevance to Human Rights studies. Please include the C.V.s of the principal proponents of the research or conference initiative. Please include a tentative budget with a listing of support committed or requested from other sources.

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Institute of Turkish Studies 2011-2012 Grants, Application Deadline March 13

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Research and Travel Grants for Graduate Students for 2011-12, The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, Deadline February 11

Research and Travel Grants for Graduate Students for 2011-12

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce its second annual competition for graduate research and travel grants in Jewish Studies.

Eligibility: University of Chicago Ph.D. students in all Divisions and Schools are eligible to apply.

Scope: The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies awards grants to students to support their work in any area of Jewish Studies.  Eligible expenses include (1) research travel and materials, (2) advanced foreign language study (beyond the level offered at the University), and (3) conference travel and fees. Because funds are currently limited, priority will be given to proposals in the order listed.  Students may combine their awards with funding from other sources.

Application: Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, February 11, 2011 to Christina Heisser (Tel: 773-702-7108), Walker 109, 1115 E. 58th St. Chicago, IL 60637. Applicants should submit both paper and electronic copies of the application. Paper copies may be mailed or dropped off; electronic copies should be e-mailed as Word attachments to

The application materials include:

1. CCJS Cover Sheet (see attached)

2. Project proposal (no longer than two pages)

3. Rough Budget covering the entire trip, including the total amount being requested

4. Current CV

5. E-mail from the student’s departmental Chair of Graduate Studies stating that the student is in good standing

Award: Grants will be awarded by March 18, 2010. The number of awards and the amount of each award will be based on the needs of the strongest applicants. Grant funds should be used by December 10, 2011.

Post-award report: All awardees must submit a one-page report by January 7, 2012.  The report will (1) detail the use of funds, (2) describe research progress during the grant period, and (3) explain the impact of the grant funds on that research.

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IREX 2011-2012 Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program, Deadline February 2

Short-Term Travel Grants (STG)

Applications are currently being accepted. The application deadline for 2011-2012 is February 2, 2011. Applications for US Scholar Grant and Funding Opportunities are made available approximately three months prior to the deadline for each program.

Scholars interested in STG can apply to conduct research in up to two countries for up to eight weeks. As part of the STG fellowship, participants are provided with visa assistance, international roundtrip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, and emergency evacuation insurance.


STG applicants must have a graduate degree (PhD, MA, MD, MBA, MFA, MPA, MPH, MLIS, MS, JD) at the time of application and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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Kennan Institute Grant Opportunities (Research, Short-term, and Summer), Deadline December 1

Here is a message from our friends at the Kennan Institute:

Dear Title VI National Resource Center Directors:

I am writing to you in your capacity as head of a Title VI National Resource Center for Russia and Eastern Europe to let you know about some exciting research opportunities at the Kennan Institute next year that may be of interest to you and your colleagues.  As in the past, we will be accepting applications for our Title VIII Research Scholar program in Washington, D.C., ranging from 3-9 months, as well as for our one month Short-Term grants.   In addition, we will again be offering our Title VIII 2-month Summer Research grant that can be used from May – September 2011.  This grant will be available to applicants who hold a MA degree or higher.

1. Research Scholar Grants. The Kennan Institute offers resident grants to scholars to utilize the unique resources of the Washington area. The Title VIII Research Scholar program is open to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed, and provides 3 to 9 months of support-including office space, a research intern, and special borrowing privileges at the Library of Congress.

2. Short-Term Grants.  Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide up to 30 days of stipend support and use of Institute facilities to conduct research in Washington, and are open to scholars who either possess a doctoral degree or are doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations.

3.  Summer Research Grant. Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area can apply for the new Summer Research grant. The summer grants must be used between May-September 2011, and grant applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Grant will provide a stipend of $3,200 per month, support for a summer intern, and access to the facilities of the Kennan Institute, including its library. The Kennan Institute cannot provide office space for Summer Grant scholars.  Travel and accommodation expenses also are not directly covered by this grant.

The deadline for the Research Scholar and the Summer Research grants is December 1, 2010. The Short-Term grant competition takes place on a quarterly basis, and the next deadline for Short-Term grants is also December 1, 2010.  Please note that there has been a change in the eligibility requirements.  Title VIII awards are limited to applicants who are U.S. citizens upon commencement of their scholarship.  I encourage you to share these exciting opportunities with your students and colleagues, and have them visit our website to learn about the application process (

Please do not hesitate to contact me at (202) 691-4237 or by email at if you should have any questions.

William E. Pomeranz
Deputy Director

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