September 07, 2010

Fellowships, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDY SOFIA - www.cas.bg CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ADVANCED ACADEMIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2011/2012 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.
The programme is carried out with the kind support of a donator within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.OBJECTIVE
CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited

Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia.

For the academic year 2011/2012 CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply.


Candidates should
Be non-Bulgarian citizens;
Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;
International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.

As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English which is also the language of the presentations of research results. Therefore, a good command of English is highly desirable.

Application form
<http://cas.bg/uploads/files/Call%20Adv%20Academia%20Intl/Application_Form_CAS_Advanced_Academia_2011_2012.doc>

Application Checklist

Please carefully consider these two documents when preparing your application. They can be downloaded also from www.cas.bg

For Junior scholars (up to 12 years after PhD defense) only: two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant's academic work should be faxed/mailed/emailed to CAS by the referees.
Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented (maternity leave, long-term illness leave, national service).
All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to kolarska@cas.bg with a subject entry “"Advanced Academia Fellowships”"

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2010

SELECTION CRITERIA
High quality of the candidate’s academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research;
Innovative research proposal with significant contribution;
Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
The selection will be carried out by the international Academic Council of CAS based on evaluation of the potential of the candidate relative to his/her career stage and the quality of the proposed project.
In some special cases candidates may be invited for an interview. The results will be announced by the end of January 2011 by e-mail and at the website of the institute: www.cas.bg.

CONTACT PERSON
Ms Neliya Kolarska, e-mail: kolarska@cas.bgCentre for Advanced Study Sofia7B, Stefan Karadja Str, Sofia 1000, BULGARIA
tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662

The selected Fellows are entitled to:
A monthly stipend of 700 euro (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia.
Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases.
Travel allowance (400 euro)
Research expenses (100 euro p.m.)

Candidates must indicate the preferred fellowship duration and its starting date within the following periods:
1 March 2011 – 31 July 2011
1 October 2011 – 29 February 2012

The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper Series.ELIGIBILITY

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Fellowship: NEH Teaching Development

Deadline is September 30, 2010

NEH Grant Opportunity: Teaching Development Fellowships

Grant Deadline: 2010-09-30

The National Endowment for the Humanities will award Teaching Development Fellowships to support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving an existing undergraduate course that has been taught in at least THREE different terms prior to the application deadline. The research undertaken as a part of the project may involve engaging with fundamental texts or sources, exploring related subjects or academic disciplines, or cultivating neglected areas of learning. Research in any area of the humanities is welcome.

Teaching Development Fellowships cover periods lasting from three to five months and carry stipends of $4,200 per month. Thus the maximum stipend is $21,000 for a five-month award period. The application deadline is September 30, 2010. For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/TD_Fellowships.html

(202) 606-8200
Email: tdfellowships@neh.gov

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August 24, 2010

East European Studies (EES) and the Southeast Europe Project

The following are upcoming grant opportunities with East European Studies (EES) and the Southeast Europe Project:

Please note: Currently, EES grant opportunities are available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Short-Term Grants
Deadline
Closing dates are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. The next deadline for receipt of Short-Term Scholar applications and supporting materials is September 1, 2010. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

Eligibility
These Title VIII grants are available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and do not include residence at the Wilson Center.

Project Scope
With funding provided by Title VIII (The Act for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and Independent States of Former Soviet Union), EES offers short-term grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.

Application Information
To apply for a Title VIII Short-Term award, the applicant must submit the following:
- a concise description of his/her research project;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement of preferred and alternate dates of residence in Washington, DC;
- two letters or recommendation in support of the research to be conducted at the Center.

The Short-Term Scholar Program is supported by the Act for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and Independent States of Former Soviet Union program (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

Applications should be mailed to the following address:
East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Electronic applications also will be accepted and should be emailed to ees@wilsoncenter.org.

Southeast Europe Project
Scholar Application Guidelines

Along with its robust public affairs programming, the Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project offers a number of exciting opportunities for research scholarships. The Project looks to foster innovative scholars and analysts whose works identify and illuminate emerging regional and functional issues involving Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, or Bulgaria, as well as related issues affecting broader geopolitics throughout southeast Europe.
For more information and guidelines visit www.wilsoncenter.org/sepcompetition

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July 16, 2010

ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. At least 20 awards of $25,000.00 each will be available in the 2011 competition.

Applications are available online only. To learn more, and to apply, visit http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe. Potential applicants who have questions AFTER a full review of the Newcombe Fellowship Web site may email billmaier@woodrow.org

Susan E. Billmaier
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship
5 Vaughn Drive Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540-6313
Office: 609-452-7007 (310)

Email: billmaier@woodrow.org
Visit the website at http://woodrow.org/newcombe

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July 15, 2010

ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.

At least 20 awards of $25,000.00 each will be available in the 2011 competition. Applications are available online only. To learn more, and to apply, visit http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe. Potential applicants who have questions AFTER a full review of the Newcombe Fellowship Web site may email billmaier@woodrow.org

Susan E. Billmaier
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship
5 Vaughn Drive Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540-6313

Office: 609-452-7007 (310)

Email: billmaier@woodrow.org

Visit the website at http://woodrow.org/newcombe

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School of Russian and Asian Studies

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) sponsors a work study translation program, as well as two types of grants for study in Russia. The next cycle of deadlines is for those interested in studying abroad this spring.

a) Work Study: Translation. Applicants are expected to have both the English writing skills and Russian comprehension skills to be able to produce well-written and accurate English translations of Russian materials. This is a practical academic program offering intensive Russian lessons, professional, hands-on translation experience, and a small stipend.

Application deadline: Oct.16, 2010.
Read more here: http://sras.org/sras_work_study_translation

b) The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant. Students who apply for an SRAS language program (http://sras.org/programs) and who have completed two semesters of Russian, Chinese, or the study of any Central Asian language may apply. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full time in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying.

Application deadline: October 1, 2010
Read more here: http://sras.org/language_grants_russia

c) SRAS Research Grants. Upperclassmen (juniors and seniors), graduate and postgraduate students in any field of study may apply. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.2 or above and must be enrolled in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying. The applicant must also apply for an SRAS educational program (http://sras.org/programs) to be eligible.

Application deadline: Sept. 17, 2010
Read more here: http://sras.org/research_grants_russia

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May 04, 2010

Visiting Research Fellowships, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position: Visiting Research Fellow
Host institution: Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia (www.src.auca.kg)

Period: From 1 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is pleased to offer interested scholars (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows only) the opportunity to conduct research within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellowship Program at our Bishkek-based research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral part of AUCA, with the mission to promote long-term development of the principles and practice of democracy, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia through carrying out research and policy analysis.

Advantages and opportunities of the Foreign Research Fellowship Program at the SRC:
* Ideal surroundings: work and conduct research at one of the leading universities in Central Asia, internationally recognized as a university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry.
* Beneficial support: benefit from interaction with the AUCA faculty members, local/foreign scholars and students.
* Valuable networking: use our networking capacities to establish contacts with local research institutions, universities, local scholars, non-governmental organizations and governmental agencies in Kyrgyzstan.
* Perfect working conditions: SRC will provide access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and the university library resources.

Research Areas
The SRC is broadly interested in the political and social development of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the following areas:
* Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on economic and social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries)
* Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
* Islam: political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries)
* Development of civil society in Kyrgyzstan

Interested scholars should
* Be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows
* Offer a research project related to the research interests of SRC
* Be willing to submit a research paper every 1-2 months of fellowship at SRC

Period:
From one month to one year

Number of Fellowships:
SRC can host up to five Research Fellows at a time.

How to apply
* Fill out the application form posted on the "Research Fellowship" section at www.src.auca.kg
* Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other information related to your application to:

Ms. Ainura Asamidinova
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040
or apply by e-mail: asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg

Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC within 2-3 weeks.

For further information
* If you are interested in finding out more information about current and previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website: www.src.auca.kg
* If you would like to find out more about American University of Central Asia, please refer to: www.auca.kg
* For further inquires or information on your application status, please contact Ms. Ainura Asamidinova at: asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg

The SRC provides the following logistical support:
* assistance in arranging visas
* support in finding accommodation in Bishkek.
* support in arranging airport pick-up.

Unfortunately, the SRC does not have the capacity to cover travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses.

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April 12, 2010

Institute for Advanced Study School of Social Science, NJ

Institute for Advanced Study School of Social Science Fellowship Award 2011-12 Announcement

New Jersey

Fellowship Deadline: 2010-11-01

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2011-2012 the focus will be Moralities, under the direction of Professor Didier Fassin. The application deadline is November 1, 2010.

Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications.

Donne Petito

Email: donne@ias.edu

Visit the website at http://sss.ias.edu/applications

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January 11, 2010

Eurasian and East European Research

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

We are pleased to announce that our 2010 grant competitions are now open for application. To obtain information and/or apply for one of our programs, please see the following page: http://www.nceeer.org/Programs/programs.php


The NCEEER Staff

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