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November 19, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship

Deadline: February 28, 1014

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

SYNOPSIS: The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program is designed
to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or
transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months
each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending
on the seniority of the applicant.

Contact: Susanne Dieper, Director of Administration and Grants Management

Address: 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
U.S.A.
E-mail: sdieper@aicgs.org
Web Site: http://www.aicgs.org
Program URL: http://www.aicgs.org/employment/daad-aicgs-research-fellowship/
Tel: 202-332-9312
Fax: 202-265-9531

OBJECTIVES: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to
produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS
website and distributed via the Institute's bimonthly email
newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output
of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities
for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.
Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or
more of the Institute's three research and programming areas: Business
and Economics; Foreign and Domestic Policy; and Society, Culture, and
Politics.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be German or American citizens. Applicants must be
Ph.D. students or recent Ph.D.s. Only in exceptional cases will
fellowships be awarded to applicants with a M.A., who are not Ph.D.
students. German nationals must be eligible for and obtain a J-1 visa
from a U.S. consulate or embassy in Germany.

FUNDING
Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on
the seniority of the applicant, for research stays of two months each;
transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the
Institute.

Posted by jmkirsch at 02:45 PM

Fellowship: Kanner Fellowship in British Studies

Deadline: February 1, 2014

This fellowship, established through the generosity of Penny Kanner, supports research at the Clark Library in any area pertaining to British history and culture.


Eligibility

The fellowship is open to both postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars.


Amount
$7,500USD
The stipend is $7,500 for the three-month tenure. Appointments may be held anytime during a given fiscal year (from 1 July to 30 June).


Website
http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/content/postdoc-sup.htm

Posted by sarayu at 01:17 PM

Funding: Swaziland-Mbabane

Deadline:Nov 28, 2013

Swaziland-Mbabane: EDF - Technical Assistance to the National Authorising Officer (NAO) Support Unit and Relevant Line Ministries in Order to Build Capacity in Project Management

The objective of the contract is to improve the capacity of the National Authorising Officer (NAO), relevant line ministries implementing EU-funded projects, parastatals and NSAs who are beneficiaries of the 9th and 10th EDF.

These include capacity building and training in:
i) all stages of project cycle management (PCM) including project programming, identification, formulation, implementation and evaluation;
ii) training in sound financial management;
iii) training in EU procedures (EDF and budget);
iv) assist with the integration of cross-cutting issues in all EU-funded projects by helping projects draw up and implement guidelines and action plans;
v) supporting the establishment of a management information system (MIS) for EU and donor projects.

The contract is supportive of the EU's backbone strategy on providing technical assistance, with some experts assisting in the implementation of projects while others solely focus on training and capacity building.


Amount
Upper €1,250,000EUR
The maximum budget is 1 250 000 EUR.


Website
http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:361328-2013:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0


Eligibility:

Participation in tendering is open on equal terms to natural and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of tenderers) which are established in a Member State of the European Union, ACP States or in a country or territory authorised by the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement under which the contract is financed. Participation is also open to international organisations.


Eligibility

Participation in tendering is open on equal terms to natural and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of tenderers) which are established in a Member State of the European Union, ACP States or in a country or territory authorised by the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement under which the contract is financed. Participation is also open to international organisations.

A consortium may be a permanent, legally-established grouping or a grouping which has been constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. All members of a consortium (i.e., the leader and all other members) are jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority. The participation of an ineligible natural or legal person will result in the automatic exclusion of that person. In particular, if that ineligible person belongs to a consortium, the whole consortium will be excluded. Same criteria for legal and natural persons.

The following selection criteria will be applied to candidates. In the case of applications submitted by a consortium, these selection criteria will be applied to the consortium as a whole:
1) Economic and financial capacity of candidate: In the case of the applicant being a public body, equivalent information should be provided:
a. the candidate has an average annual turnover for the past 3 years for which accounts are available that is 3 times the annualised maximum budget of the contract (i.e. the maximum budget stated in the procurement notice divided by the initial contract duration in years).
2) Professional capacity of candidate:
a. has at least 5 members of staff currently working for the applicant in fields related to this contract (i.e. capacity building, training in project management, cross-cutting issues, and NAO support services);
b. at least 2 members of staff currently working for the candidate in fields related to this contract are permanent.
3) Technical capacity of candidate:
a. the candidate has successfully provided long-term technical assistance to at least 3 EU-funded projects with a budget of at least 3 000 000 EUR (amount refers to size of project not TA contract) in fields related to this contract and that were implemented during the 3 years preceding the submission deadline;
b. the candidate has successfully provided long-term technical assistance to at least 1 NAO support project of at least 3 000 000 EUR (amount refers to size of project not TA contract) that was implemented during the 3 years preceding the submission deadline.

An economic operator may, where appropriate and for a particular contract, rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. It must in that case prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for performance of the contract, for example by producing an undertaking on the part of those entities to place those resources at its disposal. Such entities, for instance the parent company of the economic operator, must respect the same rules of eligibility and notably that of nationality, as the economic operator.

Subcontracting is not allowed.

Posted by sarayu at 01:13 PM

Fellowship: Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship for a Bulgarian Scholar

Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship for a Bulgarian Scholar


Abstract:
The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship will enable a junior scholar to spend six months at the IWM in Vienna to pursue her or his research project while working in residence at the Institute. The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellow will be a member of the international and multidisciplinary scholarly community at the IWM and is invited to present her or his project at the Institute.

Projects should fall within the humanities and social sciences, and be related to Bulgaria and/or South-Eastern Europe in a broader European or international context. Preference will be given to proposals that closely match the research priorities
of the IWM. Research at the Institute is currently focused on six fields:
1. Sources of Inequality
2. Religion and Secularism
3. The Future of Democracy
4. United Europe - Divided History
5. Cultures and Institutions in Central and Eastern Europe
6. The Philosophical Work of Jan Patočka

Amount:
Upper €9,000EUR
The fellow will receive a stipend to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna (travel, accommodation, health insurance, incidentals). The IWM will provide the grantee with a personal office including access to Internet, in-house research and administrative facilities. In addition, the fellow will be provided free of charge with standard consumable supplies and lunch in its cafeteria. The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of Euro 1,500 per month. The 6-month research term must be completed between January and December 2013.


Eligibility:
Candidates must be Bulgarian citizens, must be enrolled in a doctoral program or recently have obtained a PhD, and must not be older than 35 years.


Requirements:
Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator


Citizenship or Residency:
Bulgaria


Activity location:
Austria

Website
http://www.iwm.at/fellowships/tsvetan-stoyanov-fellowship-for-a-bulgarian-scholar/

Posted by sarayu at 01:00 PM

November 18, 2013

Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, November 20th 5-6 pm in the Honors Program Lounge (1330 Mason Hall).

Post-Graduation Fellowship Info Session

Please join Henry Dyson, Honors Scholarships Advisor, and panelists for a conversation about fellowship opportunities for graduating seniors on Wednesday, November 20th 5-6 pm in the Honors Program Lounge (1330 Mason Hall).

Featured fellowships will include Humanity in Action, the U.S. State Department's Charles Rangel, Thomas Pickering, and Donald Payne Fellowships, U-M Wallenberg Fellowship, Kathryn Davis Projects for Peace, Herbert Scoville Jr. PeaceFellowship, and Rotary Global Grants.

Ava Morgenstern (PhD student in Sociology and HIA alumna) and Katie Collins (Pickering Fellow and Masters of Public Policy student) will talk about their fellowship experiences.

All students are welcome to attend to learn about these opportunities even if you are not graduating this year. Plus, there will be pizza.

Please RSVP for this session here.

Boren Scholarships Information Session
Deadline: January 15, 2014

Boren Scholarship Information session (for Undergraduate students).

Presenter: Katie Davis, Service Team Research Specialist
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, Flagship Fellowships, and EHLS Scholarships
Defense Language and National Security Education Office

Date: Monday, November 18, 2:00 pm
Location: International Institute, 2609 Social Work Building.

Named in honor of David L. Boren, former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, and funded by the National Security Education Program (NESP), Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. These areas include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The strongest applicants show a clear relevance of the applicant’s country and language to U.S. national security; have a serious commitment to further foreign language competency while abroad and upon the applicant’s return home; have a commitment to working for the federal government, and have an overseas program of 6 months or longer. Applicants must be US citizens.

Boren Scholarships have a number of very specific stipulations including a one-year service commitment to work for the Federal Government in an area of national security related to their field experience. Please visit the Boren Scholarships website for specific details.

Candidates may not submit applications directly to the Boren Scholarships Program. They must apply to and be nominated by U-M's official representative for the scholarship, Linda Popovic in the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. U-M application information here.

U-M Contact: Linda Popovic (lpopovic@umich.edu) in the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. Applications are due January 15, 2014

Beinecke Scholarship
Deadline January 17, 2014

The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship is awarded to juniors who are planning graduate work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. To be eligible for this scholarship students must receive financial aid from the University or Federal Government. Successful applicants typically have a 3.8 GPA or better.

Please contact Henry Dyson in the LSA Honors Program for information about the application process: you will submit a completed application form, a current resume, a copy of your transcript (unofficial is all right for the preliminary phase), a financial data sheet completed by a financial aid officer certifying that you qualify for need-based financial aid, a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interest, plans and aspirations.

Copies of the application form, financial aid data sheet, and other details are available on the Beinecke website.

The deadline for submission of applications to the U-M Beinecke Committee (honors.scholarships@umich.edu) is January 17.

Posted by jmkirsch at 11:37 AM

CFP: SDAW/Foundation German-American Academic Relations

Deadline: March 31, 2014

“Stiftung Deutsch Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen” (SDAW/Foundation German-American Academic Relations) has just issued its “Call for Proposals 2014”. SDAW is prepared to fund research groups composed of German and North American scholars, and, where appropriate, other European scholars, who propose to explore topics of particular relevance to the transatlantic relationship. Research projects may focus on international or domestic topics; comparisons with cases outside the US European context are welcome, as are proposals that seek to open up new methodological approaches.

Please find our CfP enclosed and/or online at

http://stiftung.stifterverband.info/t260/sdaw2014_call_for_proposals.pdf

and accordingly

http://www.sdaw.net.

We would very much appreciate it if you could bring this “Call” to the attention of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic.

Posted by jmkirsch at 11:33 AM

Internship and Other Opportunities at The International

I am contacting you on behalf of The International, a news website that features articles from a variety of sources on issues of public interest:http://www.theinternational.org.

We are currently looking for reporters at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. We provide our interns with all the training on how to write for the online environment while maintaining high journalistic standards, a skill that proves invaluable for anyone who may want to break into journalism or write a blog in the future.

A little about us: We are a small, but dedicated team that works toward furthering global understanding of issues through focused investigative journalism. Our team has always been quite young, with most of us in our twenties, but we have established very high standards for ourselves. Our goal is not to shape what people think, but to carefully nourish a more perspicacious approach towards consuming the news. We are an independent company.

If you want to dig deeper into what The International is and offers, you can take a look at our editorial policy here:http://www.theinternational.org/EP.

apply for our internships here:
http://www.theinternational.org/opportunities

Contact:
Jenny Peek
Managing Editor, The International
jenny@theinternational.org

Posted by jmkirsch at 11:32 AM

November 14, 2013

CFP: Spring (Break) Human Rights Program in Bosnia

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Call for Participants
Spring (Break) Human Rights Program in Bosnia
March 21 - April 1, 2014
Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

Global Youth Connect is now accepting applications for our brand new March 2014 (Spring Break) Human Rights Program in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Program Dates are March 21 - April 1st. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2013.

For young leaders, ages 18 - 30, who are interested in international relations, post-conflict studies, peacebuilding, human rights advocacy, cross-cultural programming, or any related subject.


In an exciting new partnership with the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR-BH) -- one of Bosnia’s most active and accomplished human rights organizations -- this GYC program will focus on how local Bosnian youth and civil society organizations are trying to rebuild the country nearly two decades after the signing of the peace accord.


Despite endemic political corruption in BiH, the organizations and youth involved in this program are tirelessly working to advance women’s rights, children’s rights, LGBTI rights, Roma rights, the rights of missing persons, the arts, conflict resolution, and a responsible media, among others.


The program will bring together 10 - 15 US/International youth with an equal number of emerging Bosnian youth activists in a blend of workshops and brainstorming sessions, site visits to important historical locations, meetings with representatives from the government, bilateral and international organizations, media and cultural figures, volunteer service in the form of a group project, and two nights in homestays.


When visiting the Krajina Region -- where some of the most intensely perpetrated (and ignored) ethnic cleansing occurred – GYC participants (along with their Bosnian peers) will explore the concept of conflict resolution with GYC’s longstanding partner organization, the Center for Peacebuilding (CIM).


GYC participants will gain experience in the application of international human rights theory, as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, while helping to bolster Bosnia's future through strengthening its network of youth and civil society organizations.


For more information and to download an application, please visit www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate


Note that the Applications for GYC’s Summer 2014 Programs will be officially launched in early December for a February 15 deadline.

If you or your networks would like to read a recap of our Summer 2013 Programs in Rwanda and in Bosnia -- Please click here.

Posted by sarayu at 12:48 PM

November 12, 2013

CFP: 2014 Transatlantic Policy Symposium Hot Wars and Cold Wars: Europe's Near Abroad

Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

8th Graduate Student Conference

2014 Transatlantic Policy Symposium


CALL FOR PAPERS


Hot Wars and Cold Wars: Europe's Near Abroad


The 2014 Transatlantic Policy Symposium will bring together established experts in European foreign policy with the upcoming generation of thinkers to discuss topics related to Europe’s relations with its near abroad. This daylong conference will be comprised of expert panel discussions and student panel responses, as well as a high-level keynote address. We invite PhD and Master’s candidates to submit policy papers to present at the Symposium.

Paper submissions should address one of the panel topics below:


1. Building New Bridges: EU Neighborhood Policy Enters Its Second Decade

In 2004, the EU launched the European Neighborhood Policy with the stated intent of promoting ‘stability, security, and well-being for all.’ This panel will evaluate the success of the ENP thus far. Has the ENP succeeded or failed in making the EU’s neighborhood more stable and secure? What about the world outside of the EU’s immediate neighborhood? How do the interventions in Libya and Mali fit into Neighborhood Policy or conflict with it? What does this mean for the future of the EU’s neighborhood?


2. Is it a Zero-Sum Game? The Contest for Influence over Eastern Europe and Central Asia


The EU’s recent quest for building closer ties with neighboring post-Soviet countries and the Caucasus region has increased tensions with Russia. This panel will discuss the role of the Eastern Partnership and other EU initiatives, the prospects for further EU expansion eastward, and the tensions surrounding the Vilnius Summit of November 2013. Will the growing tension between Russia and the EU result in countries having to pick between the two for partnerships? Or is there a way for Russia and the EU to share influence in this region without challenging the other’s authority? How could this tension affect the EU’s foreign policy in the future?


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Deadline for submission: MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1:00 PM EST.


Submissions should be made via email to: TAPSGeorgetown@gmail.com.


Submission Requirements:


● Paper format: policy memo or a policy-oriented paper, maximum 2000 words. Submissions must be in English. References may be in any format but should be consistent.

● Please include a CV or Resume, in English.

● Please note your selected topic in the body of your submission email.

● Applicants should use their papers to express clear and concrete opinions, assessments, criticisms, and recommendations regarding EU foreign policy.

● Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their proposals relate to the fields of politics, economics, history, and/or culture.

● Participation is limited to currently enrolled Master’s and Doctoral students.

● The BMW Center will contribute to travel expenses for select panelists.


Questions?
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Consult our website for further details: http://cges.georgetown.edu/events/conference/​

Posted by sarayu at 12:56 PM

November 07, 2013

CFP: 12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs

Deadline: November 18, 2013

12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece

Call for Papers and Participation

The Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece.

For further details (including previous programs), please go to the conference website: www.atiner.gr/politics.htm. The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations and governments of Politics and International Affairs and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

If you think that you can contribute, please submit a 300-word abstract by 18 November 2013, by email, atiner@atiner.gr to: Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2014/FORM-POL.doc.

Announcement of the decision is made within 4 weeks after submission, which includes information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a mini conference or a panel (session), chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (gtp@atiner.gr), President, ATINER.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of five Research Divisions and twenty-three Research Units. Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER's objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member, please download the form (membership form). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.

Currently, ATINER is upgrading its system of mailing list. Please let us know if you want to receive emails from us. Typically, we will not send you more than 5 email alerts per year.

Posted by sarayu at 12:12 PM