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August 23, 2007

Postdoctoral funding: Special Initiatives Research Fellowship, ACTR

American Councils (ACTR) is pleased to announce that applications for its 2008-2009 Special Initiatives Research Fellowship are now available. Applications for spring and summer programs are due October 1; applications for fall and academic year programs are due January 15.

The Special Initiatives Research Fellowship, available through American Councils, offers post-doctoral scholars and faculty up to $35,000 for field-based, policy-relevant research in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Applicants may apply to conduct research in more than one country but must plan to spend at least four months in the region overall.

Eligibility: Applicants to the Special Initiatives Fellowship must:
- Hold a Ph.D. in a policy-relevant field
- Possess sufficient language skills to carry out their proposed research
- Plan to spend at least four months conducting research in the region
- Plan to begin their projects no later than June 1, 2008 if applying on the October 1, 2007 deadline (spring and summer programs) and no later than December 31, 2008 if applying on the January 15, 2008 deadline (fall and academic year programs)
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. All applications will receive consideration without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age (with authorized exceptions), political affiliation, or disability.

Applications are available for download at www.americancouncils.org or by contacting the American Councils Outbound Office.

For more information, please contact:
Outbound Programs/ Title VIII Research Scholars American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org

With its extensive network of offices and staff throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus, American Councils is uniquely suited to assist scholars in the field with travel, visas, academic affiliations, archive access, insurance, and logistical support.

Funding for the program is made available by the U.S. Department of State's Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).

Posted by meloches at August 23, 2007 05:26 PM