November 21, 2013

CFA: New funding for PhD students in Russian & East European Languages and Cultures at Cambridge University

Deadlines: January 10 and March 3, 2014 (see details for each deadline)


The Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge University is pleased to announce its partnership in a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture. Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and coordinated by the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), the new CDT will provide studentships for selected candidates who have been offered places on PhD courses in Russian, Slavonic and East European languages and culture at one of the four universities in the CDT consortium: UCL, Cambridge, Manchester and Oxford. For details on eligibility and application information, please consult the CDT homepage:

http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/students/cdt/

The new studentships are open only to applicants who are 'ordinarily resident' in the United Kingdom or European Union. Overseas students from outside the EU who wish to pursue doctoral study at Cambridge may apply for funding from the Gates Cambridge Trust. Information on the Gates Cambridge scholarships is available here:

http://www.gatescambridge.org/

Candidates for these studentships should note that their application for admission must be received in Cambridge by 10 January 2014. A separate application for the studentship must be received by CEELBAS not later than 4 pm on 3 March 2014.

The Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge has particular expertise in the fields of medieval studies; Russian and Soviet film studies; nineteenth and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture; and Ukrainian literature and culture. Information about the research areas of core staff can be obtained here:

http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/slavonic/staff/default.html

Although formal application for a PhD must be made through the University's Board of Graduate Studies, students are initially encouraged to contact the individual member of staff with whom they might particularly wish to work, to discuss the feasibility of their proposed research topic. General questions about the course may be addressed to the department’s liaison for graduate studies, Dr Susan Larsen at cam.ac.uk.

General information about graduate study in Modern Languages (including Russian, Slavonic and East European) at Cambridge is available here:

http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/graduates/graduate.html

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November 19, 2013

CFA: AHRC Doctoral Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Deadline: March 3, 2014

Postgraduate Funding Opportunity: AHRC Doctoral Research Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Application deadline: 3rd March 2014
Further details: http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/students/cdt

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) invites applications for postgraduate research studentships (PhD/D.Phil.) available through its new AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture.

The CEELBAS CDT is a consortium of four universities with extensive expertise in and resources for the study of the languages, literatures, cultures and history of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia:
. UCL (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies)
. University of Cambridge (Department of Slavonic Studies)
. University of Manchester (Department of Russian and East European Studies)
. University of Oxford (Sub-Faculty of Russian & Slavonic Languages)

External training partners of the consortium include:
. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
. The British Library
. openDemocracy
. Pushkin House

The CEELBAS CDT is currently able to offer AHRC Doctoral Studentships to candidates who have been offered a place on a relevant doctoral programme at one of its four partner universities (standard UK Research Council eligibility criteria apply). The application window for candidates who have been offered a place to start research in October 2014 is now open. For full application guidelines and further details about the Studentships and the CDT, please visit: http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/students/cdt

The application deadline for Studentship applications is Monday 3rd March 2014. Please note that to be eligible to apply for a Studentship you must have already been offered a place at one of the universities in the consortium - please check online or with the relevant institutional admissions offices for the deadlines for submission of the admissions application and statement of intent to apply for a CEELBAS Studentship.

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS)

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Funding: Global Europe Program - Research Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Global Europe Program - Research Grants

East European Studies (EES) offers residential research scholar 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.

This is a residential program requiring visiting scholars to remain in the Washington, DC area and to forego other academic and professional obligations for the duration of the grant.

Eligibility

EES research scholarships are available to American citizens in the early stages of their academic careers (generally before tenure but after Ph.D.) or to scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.


Amount
Upper $13,200USD
The award carries a stipend of $3,300 per month. Research scholarships will be awarded for 2-4 months of research in Washington, DC. Office space at the Wilson Center and a research assistant will be provided whenever possible.

Website
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/global-europe-research-grant-competition

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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/

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November 18, 2013

CFA: NYU Jordan Center Short-Term Fellowships (New York)

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Funding Announcement

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is pleased to announce a new Short-Term Fellowship Program that will launch in the 2014-2015 academic year. Short-Term Fellowships are designed to facilitate research in local collections, expose visitors to the intellectual life of the Russian field at NYU and in the greater New York community, and acquaint faculty and graduate students at NYU with the most recent world-wide trends in the study of Russia.

The fellowship program is geared toward scholars who have earned their doctoral degrees or equivalents. Fellowships can be awarded for use during any period of the year, lasting up to a maximum of one month. Candidates should supply a one-page written description of their current research and demonstrate their need to conduct research and open professional contacts in the New York area; a CV; a list of at least three referees; and up to three preferred time-periods for a proposed visit. Stipends of up $5,000 may be used for travel, housing, or daily expenses. Awardees will be expected to participate in the activities of the Jordan Center and to present their work to colleagues and graduate students. Awardees will be given an NYU affiliation, shared office space, and access to NYU libraries. The Jordan Center does not secure housing.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

For more information, please contact jordan.russia.center@nyu.edu.

Our mailing address is:
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU
19 University Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

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November 14, 2013

Fellowship: Alfa Fellowship Program

Deadline:December 1, 2013

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

Program Benefits
Drawing upon extensive contacts throughout industry, media, publican and nonprofit institutions in Russia, the Alfa Fellowship Program works together with the Fellows to identify suitable work placements at leading institutions in Russia in business, media, and public and social policy.


The Alfa Fellowship Program endeavors to secure positions that meet the interests of both the fellows and host institutions. Fellows’ progress is closely monitored by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue in Moscow.


In addition to individualized professional assignments, the Alfa Fellowship Program includes:

Four-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S. or U.K.
Four-month Russian language course in Moscow
Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., with accommodation and roundtrip travel
Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
Moscow seminar program
Generous monthly stipend
Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one to a neighboring country
Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance

Eligibility
Candidates for the Alfa Fellowship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

U.S. or U.K. citizen
25–35 years old at the application deadline
Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered
Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline
December 1, 2013 for the 2014-2015 program year.

For more information, please contact: alfa@culturalvistas.org.

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November 12, 2013

CFA: The Warburg Institute Short-term Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History (for scholars in the early stages of their careers)

Deadline: November 29, 2013

SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
All enquiries regarding Fellowships should be made to the Institute Manager (catherine.charlton@sas.ac.uk)

The Warburg Institute

The Warburg Institute is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the classical tradition - in the sense of those elements in European thought, art and institutions that have evolved out of the cultures of the ancient world. Its Library and Photographic Collection are designed and arranged to encourage research into the processes by which one culture learns from another and by which different fields of thought and art act on each other. They are particularly concerned with continuities between the ancient Mediterranean civilizations and the cultural and intellectual history of post-classical Europe, especially in the period to c. 1800.

The Institute is offering a number of short-term Fellowships of two, three or four months for tenure in the academic year 2014-15.
Fellowship Details

Brian Hewson Crawford Fellowship
A Research Fellowship has been endowed from the estate of, and in memory of, Dr Brian Hewson Crawford, who graduated from the University of London in 1926. A two-month Fellowship is available for the study of any aspect of the classical tradition. Under the terms of the deed, the Fellowship is open to European scholars other than of British nationality.

Alan Deyermond Fellowship
A group of former students of Professor Alan Deyermond FBA (1932-2009) have established a fund to support a short-term research fellowship at the Warburg Institute. A two month Fellowship is available to undertake research on a project related to Spanish or Portugese literature, culture or visual arts before 1600 (with a preference for the Medieval period).

Henri Frankfort Fellowship
The late Mrs Enriqueta Frankfort endowed a Research Fellowship in memory of her husband Henri Frankfort, who was Director of the Institute from 1949 to 1954. The Fellowship, which will be for two months, may be held in any of the areas in which Professor Frankfort made his distinguished contributions to scholarship: the intellectual and cultural history of the ancient Near East, with particular reference to society, art, architecture, religion, philosophy and science; the relations between the cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Aegean, and their influence on later civilizations. The Fellowship is not intended to support archaeological excavation.

Albin Salton Fellowship
The late Mr Albin Salton generously endowed an annual Research Fellowship to enable a career scholar to spend two months at the Warburg Institute pursuing research into cultural contacts between Europe, the East, and the New World in the late medieval, Renaissance and early modern periods. The Fellowship is intended to promote the understanding of those elements of cultural and intellectual history which led to the formation of a new world-view, understood in the broadest cultural, political and socio-economic terms, as Europe began to develop contacts with the world outside Europe, and that world came into contact with Europe.

Grete Sondheimer Fellowship
A Fellowship has generously been endowed by Professor Ernst Sondheimer in memory of his aunt, Grete Sondheimer, who worked in the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg in Hamburg and in the Library of the Warburg Institute in London from 1944 to 1947. The two month Fellowship, may be held in any of the areas of interest of the Institute.

Frances A. Yates Fellowships
Dame Frances Yates, who died in 1981, generously bequeathed her residuary estate to found research Fellowships in her name at the Institute. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions. A number of two-, three- and four-month Fellowships are available. Candidates domiciled in the U.K. may apply for three- or four-month Fellowships only.

Brill Fellowships at CHASE
The publishing house Brill (Leiden) is sponsoring up to two annual research Fellowships at the Warburg Institute’s Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE). The Fellowships have been made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing, which Brill won in 2012. Postdoctoral researchers may apply for a two, three or four month Fellowship for research projects on any aspect of the relations between Europe and the Arab World from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
Details for Applicants

Eligibility

The Fellowships are generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2008. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, they should explain the reasons for any interruption in their academic career in a covering letter.

General Conditions

Those employed as Professor, Lecturer or equivalent in a university or learned institution may normally hold an award only if they are taking unpaid leave for the whole of the period. Those who have previously held a short-term Fellowship at the Institute or are registered at the Institute for a degree are not eligible for the short-term Fellowships listed above. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another Fellowship or award. Other things being equal, preference will be given to candidates who do not live within daily travelling distance of the Institute. Any other conditions applicable to individual Fellowships are stated above.

All Fellows will be expected to carry out research on the topic for which they have been awarded their Fellowship, to participate in the life of the Institute and to put their knowledge at the disposal of the Institute by presenting their work in a seminar and by advising the Library and Photographic Collection. Fellows may teach elsewhere during tenure of the Fellowship only with the express permission of the Director. They will be required to present a brief written report at the conclusion of their appointment. A Fellowship may be terminated if the Appointing Committee is not satisfied that the conditions of the award are being met. All publications containing results of work done with the aid of a Fellowship shall include adequate acknowledgement of the fact.

Value of Fellowships

The Fellowship does not provide a stipend but gives financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London and towards travel expenses. The values of the fellowships (at 2013/14 rates) are: £2,500 for two months, £3,600 for three months, £4,800 for four months. The amount of these payments is absolute; no additional costs will be paid.

Tenure

Fellowships are tenable at the Warburg Institute. Fellows awarded two- or three-month Fellowships must hold at least three-quarters of their award during term-time. The approximate term dates for 2014-15 will be early October to mid-December 2014; mid-January to mid-March 2015; late April to the end of June 2015. Applicants should specify the length of Fellowship for which they are applying (see 1 below) but do not need to state in their application when they would wish to hold a Fellowship. Those awarded three-month Fellowships will need to stay at the Institute for a full three month period, i.e. for longer than one term. Those awarded four month Fellowships must hold them in one of the following fixed periods: 1 September to Christmas; 3 January to 30 April; 1 May to 31 August.

Selection

No interviews will be held. Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted in late January 2014 to ask them to submit samples of their written work. All shortlisted candidates will then be informed of the final outcome of their application in March 2014.

Applications

There is no application form. Applications should be made by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk by 29 November 2013, and should include the following information:

1. Completed cover sheet.

2. A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, date of birth, address (including email address) and present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience. Please ensure that you include start and end dates for all positions/scholarships/study periods etc held.

3. An outline of proposed research (of no more than 1,000 words) and the title of your research project.

4. The names and addresses of not more than three persons who have agreed to write, without further invitation, to the Director, Professor Peter Mack, in support of the application. These letters of reference should reach the Director by Friday, 29 November 2013. They must be signed by the referee and sent separately by the referee direct to the Director of the Institute. References may be scanned and sent by e-mail to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk or forwarded in hard copy by post. It is the responsibility of candidates to ask their referees to submit references by 29 November 2013.

5. If you wish to add any additional comments you may enclose a covering letter.

NOTES:

Please note: Candidates applying for more than one type of short-term Fellowship need only submit one application and should state on the cover sheet (see 1 above) for which Fellowships they wish to apply.

Please note that all application documents must be sent as a single PDF document by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk. Please name your application document as follows: Surname_ST Fellowship application, e.g. Smith_ST Fellowship application.

Candidates should NOT submit publications or written work with their application. Those shortlisted will be contacted in late January and will be asked to send material at that stage of the application process.

Closing date

Applications must be emailed to the Institute by no later than midnight on Friday, 29 November 2013.

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CFA (Funding Opportunity): ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Grant in the Republic of Armenia

Deadline: January 17, 2014

Funding Opportunity: ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Grant in
the Republic of Armenia 2013-14

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals
from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation
of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage.
This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery!, seeks to
foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and
institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of
heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts.
Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that
not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate
efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current
techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require
active participation of both American and Armenian principal
investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.

Proposals are submitted jointly by a team of two or more scholars and/or
specialists. At least one must be a citizen of the U.S. and one a
citizen of the Republic of Armenia. Proposals must show evidence of
endorsement from all relevant institutions in Armenia in order to
demonstrate the feasibility of the undertaking. These grants are not
intended for primary research. The participants must demonstrate that
the project requires true collaboration between both PIs, as well as
active participation by both PI’s in all aspects of the work required
to complete the project.

Awards are usually made for a period of 12 months during which the work
described in the proposal must be completed. Extensions will be granted
only with the explicit approval of ARISC. Grants will typically not
exceed $3000.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including
the application form, narrative description of the project, supporting
documents, budget, budget summary, curriculum vitae, and evidence of
endorsement from all relevant institutions in Armenia by January 17,
2014 to info "at" arisc. org. All information must be received by
January 17, 2014 in order for the proposal to be considered for the
fellowship.

For a full description and application form, please see www.arisc.org >
Opportunities > ARISC Grants and Fellowships.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition,
ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a
covered veteran.

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CFA: Fellowships in in Russian Jewish studies for graduate students and faculty (Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry)

Deadline: December 15, 2013


Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry

http://www.brandeis.edu/bgi/research-grants/index.html

Building the future leadership of the Jewish community among Russian speakers rests on developing a broad knowledge base. Brandeis is in an exceptionally strong position to construct and disseminate this base of knowledge, building on its tradition of excellence in Jewish studies, the study of Eastern Europe, and research into contemporary Jewish life.

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute awards grants to support research projects in multiple disciplines on Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may come from various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods - from Imperial Russia and Soviet era to Post-soviet contemporary period. The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions. The grants are funded by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers two types of research grants:
Graduate Research Grants

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers grants for thesis, pre-dissertation and dissertation research in Russian Jewish studies. Grants up to $2000 will be awarded to cover travel expenses (such as airfare, meals, and lodging), research expenses (such as visits to archives & museums), purchase of research materials, such as microfilm (but excluding books), as well as costs of data collection and processing.

Eligibility and Requirements

All students enrolled in recognized doctoral or masters programs in the U.S. and overseas are eligible to apply. Overseas applications are welcome.

The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute to students pursuing Masters degrees will not exceed $1,000 and may cover up to 100% of the total project cost

The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute to students enrolled in PhD. programs will not exceed $2,000 and may cover up to 100% of the total project cost. We encourage applicants to seek matching funds for their projects and specify the availability of matching funds on the application form where appropriate. Brandeis University students are encouraged to submit proposals for matching funds to the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies in their respective research fields.

The grantees are expected to complete their projects within one or maximum two academic years. Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be expected to submit a report documenting their use of the funds and their research findings.

Faculty Research Grants

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers grants to established scholars pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of Russian Jewish studies and Russian Jewish experience.

Eligibility and Requirements

The awards are open to applicants irrespective of religion or place of residence. The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute will not exceed $2,500 and will cover up to 50% of the total cost of the proposed research project. Should the grant be awarded applicants will be required to provide proof (e.g. additional award letter or a written statement that the balance will be self-funded) of the availability of matching funds to cover the remaining 50% of the cost of the project by May 30, 2014.

The award covers all eligible project related costs, including travel, data collection and processing, translation and work time (not to exceed 25% of the total cost of the project)

The grantees are expected to complete their projects within a maximum of two academic years after receiving the award. Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be expected to submit a report documenting their use of the funds and their research findings.

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CFA: Alfa Fellowship Program

Deadline: December 1, 2103

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

Program Benefits
Drawing upon extensive contacts throughout industry, media, publica nd nonprofit institutions in Russia, the Alfa Fellowship Program works together with the Fellows to identify suitable work placements at leading institutions in Russia in business, media, and public and social policy.

The Alfa Fellowship Program endeavors to secure positions that meet the interests of both the fellows and host institutions. Fellows’ progress is closely monitored by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue in Moscow.

In addition to individualized professional assignments, the Alfa Fellowship Program includes:

Four-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S. or U.K.
Four-month Russian language course in Moscow
Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., with accommodation and roundtrip travel
Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
Moscow seminar program
Generous monthly stipend
Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one to a neighboring country
Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance

Eligibility
Candidates for the Alfa Fellowship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

U.S. or U.K. citizen
25–35 years old at the application deadline
Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered
Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline
December 1, 2013 for the 2014-2015 program year.

For more information, please contact: alfa@culturalvistas.org.

OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.

http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/alfa-fellowship

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November 05, 2013

CFA: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Cultural Fellowships in Russia

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 12 till May 25, 2014 for American and European professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare (economy class) and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.

By February 1, 2014 the Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from the USA and Europe who are currently working on creative projects related to Russian culture or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required. Students are not eligible. Working languages of the program are English and Russian.

Creative project could be a museum exhibition project, a theater performance, a film, photo exhibition, preparation of fiction or research books, etc. related to Russian culture or history. Creative project should be conceived in the USA or Europe for a broad American or European audience. Residence in Russia should serve as an important stage in the realization of the applicant’s cultural project.

The Likhachev Foundation will prepare individual programs for the fellows according to their projects’ specifics, to help them achieve maximum results during their fellow-ships. These programs will include meetings with Russian colleagues, possibilities to work at St. Petersburg museums, libraries, archives and other organizations.

Ten two-week fellowships will be organized from May 12 till May 25, 2014 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Deadline for submitted applications is
February 1, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by March 1, 2014.
Application should include:

CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia and previous visits to Russia).
Description of creative project (up to 3 pages) such as museum or exhibition project, theater performance, film, preparation of fiction or research book and other types of cultural projects related to Russian culture or history. It should contain, in particular, a paragraph on how a residency in St. Petersburg will benefit the applicant’s creative project and which cultural organizations in St. Petersburg the applicant would like to work with.

Please, email your application in Russian or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru and elenavitenberg@gmail.com with subject line «application for the fellowship».
http://cf.lfond.spb.ru/about/announce/

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October 31, 2013

Scholarship: Polish History Museum

Deadline: December 16, 2013

The Warsaw-based Polish History Museum is pleased to announce its scholarship program

The Scholarship Fund endowed by the Polish History Museum supports academic research on the history of Poland as well as activities propagating Polish history abroad.

The scholarship is addressed to foreigners who study or wish to study Polish history.


Scholarships are awarded for a period of one to three months. The amount of the grant is 1,000 euro monthly.

The scholarship holder is responsible for travel and accommodation expenses.


Scholarships are awarded to the winners of a competition for the best project, either education-, research- or promotion-related. A jury of eminent Polish historians will select the winners.

The Museum may also support the publication of works that result from materials gathered over the course of the scholarship.

The Polish History Museum is a state institution of culture involved in activities promoting open science and in broadening the availability of works supported by public funding.

Since the seventh edition, works realized with material gathered during the program will be published

by the open-license not-for-profit organization Creative Commons, as selected by the recipient of the grant.

There is no limit to the number of times one may apply for the scholarship.


The deadline for submission of applications is December 16, 2013.

Results will be announced by late January 2014.

You will find detailed information about the regulations of the scholarship, financial issues

and requirements for applicants at our website - http://stypendia.muzhp.pl/en


Please note: Regulations for the seventh edition of the scholarship will be available after 28 October 2013.

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October 29, 2013

CFA: Postgraduate funding in Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Nottingham

Deadline: January 9, 2014

AHRC funding for UK/EU arts and humanities research students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

The University of Nottingham School of Cultures Languages and Area Studies is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

• Russian, Slavonic & Eastern European Language & Culture

(Including Soviet and post-Soviet cultural studies, Russian and Soviet cinema, 19th and 20th-century Russian literature, Russian theatre, Russian émigré culture, literary and cultural theory, early Russian and Byzantine history and culture, modern and contemporary Serbian and Croatian cultural studies, Serbian and Croatian literature and cinema, Slovene culture.)

• Film and Television Studies

• Cultural Studies and Critical Theory

• American and Canadian Studies

• Comparative Literature

• French Language & Culture

• German Language & Culture

• Iberian & Latin American Language & Culture

• Translation Studies

The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 9 January 2014, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have provided two references to a university within the DTP. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk.

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CFA: Funded Fellowships at the Davis Center, Harvard University

Deadline: January 7, 2014

Fellowships at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
“Mapping Cultural Space: Sites, Systems, and Practices across Eurasia”
Deadline: January 7, 2014
More information: http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/research/individual-research/fellows-program

Q&A session with convening faculty at ASEEES Convention

Saturday, November 23, 12 p.m., Columbus I in the Marriott Copley Place

Online info sessions (register by writing to dcpdoc@fas.harvard.edu):
Wednesday, October 30, 3 p.m. EDT
Friday, December 1, 2 p.m. EST
Thursday, December 19, 2 p.m. EST

The Davis Center Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. The program is coordinated by faculty from across Harvard University whose research interests include aspects of the selected theme. Professors Julie Buckler (Slavic Languages and Literature), Eve Blau (Graduate School of Design), and Kelly O’Neill (History) will coordinate the 2014–2015 program.

Types of Fellowships

1. Postdoctoral Fellowships: Junior scholars who will have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2014 and no earlier than September 2009. Stipend of up to $38,500.

2. Senior Fellowships: Senior scholars who have made a significant contribution to the field and have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2009 and hold an academic appointment. Stipend of up to $26,500 to bring salary to full-time level.

3. Regional Fellowships: Senior scholars who have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2007 or policy-makers, journalists, and specialists. Citizens of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus may apply. Stipend of up to $46,500.

NOTE: Scholars with outside or sabbatical funding who wish to be in residence at the Davis Center in 2014-15 should also apply using the fellowships application and indicate that they do not require Davis Center funding.

In addition to pursuing their own research, Davis Center Fellows participate in a bi-weekly interdisciplinary seminar series with sponsoring faculty and advanced graduate students. The seminar for 2014–15 will explore the significance of cultural space as both an object and a tool of analysis, taking as our focus Eurasia, an area of the world where political and cultural boundaries have been repeatedly reconfigured.


We are looking to build an intellectual community for a project that may extend beyond 2014–15, in order to deepen our understanding of the complex and enormous territory of Eurasia in both theory and practice, and to explore interdisciplinary discourse and methodologies, as well as collaborative, multimedia forms of scholarly output that serve multiple functions (research, pedagogy, etc.).


With “Mapping” as our central theme, we will bring together our overlapping geographical-cultural interests, considering diverse practices of mapping cultural space in different disciplinary modes, and examining mapping practices more generally as forms of cultural politics. Not least, we will reflect on “mapping” as a revealing metaphor for our own scholarly practices and production.


Our interest in the social production of cultural space grows out of the 1990s “spatial turn” and accompanying work on cultural “mobilities,” advanced by more recent work in globalization and memory studies. We understand “cultural space” to denote culturally-defined zones, physical or virtual, geographical or imagined, that are produced, sustained, monitored and contested by human practices. Cultural space is a dynamic product of cultural activity and discourse, as well as a framework for the evolution and transmission of beliefs, behaviors, memories, and values. Since cultural space is such a capacious construct, however, we will be working together to map both its enormous reach and its necessary limits.


One important component of our work together in the Fellows Seminar will be its close connection to a 4-year Mellon Foundation grant on interdisciplinary recontextualization of urban studies, co-coordinated across all of the Harvard schools by Professors Blau and Buckler. This Mellon project includes a major research portal on Berlin and Moscow, opening out to all post-socialist cities across Eurasia. Our consideration of Eurasian cultural space will by no means be limited to urban environments, however.


Relevant project topics might include the following:

SITES: Physical markers of cultural memory, such as UNESCO World Heritage sites, crisscrossed by the politics of preservation, restoration, and reclamation; spaces set apart, such as prisons and labor camps, environmental disaster areas and zones of ecological particularity; overlapping and contested areas including frontiers, borderlands, and war zones.

SYSTEMS: Cultural networks and institutions such as economic markets, immigration policies, kinship networks, and imperial bureaucracies. The spaces these systems produce might take the form of diaspora communities, sovereign nations, legal systems, international organizations, or virtual worlds.

PRACTICES: Generating, transmitting, and transforming cultural space via imperial conquest and expansion, modernization, war and terrorism, globalization and mass media. On a micro level, mechanisms relevant to this theme might include local commemorative practices, cartographical representations, the space of private life, and virtual community venues such as blogs.


We invite applications from all fields of the humanities and social sciences. We are looking for applicants whose projects are demonstrably engaged with the notion of cultural space, and welcome projects on a wide variety of specific regions, sites, or historical periods. In your application statement, please describe your past experiences working on cultural space, and the significance of this concept for your current work.


Applicants should be eager to participate in active yearlong conversations about interdisciplinary work and methodologies, and to work collaboratively, as well as independently on their proposed individual projects. Applicants should also have acquired a reasonable digital literacy and be willing to attend targeted workshops for training in skills and technologies relevant to the larger project and virtual community.


The application for “Mapping Cultural Space: Sites, Systems, and Practices across Eurasia” is available at http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/research/individual-research/fellows-program/application.

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CFA: American Research Institute of the South Caucasus Graduate Fellowship 2013-14

Deadline: December 20, 2013

Call for Applications: ARISC Graduate Fellowship

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and/or Azerbaijan). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the
fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. During his/her stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including
the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work
schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Friday, December 20, 2013, to
info "at" arisc.org. Two letters of recommendation must also be
submitted. All information must be received by Friday, December 20,2013, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship, as
well as in any presentations of the research results.

Please see www.arisc.org > Opportunities > ARISC Grants and Fellowships
for the full description of the fellowship as well as the application
form.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition,
ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a
covered veteran.

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Fellowships & Funding CFA: American Councils announces a one-time competition for Summer 2014 Title VIII Grants

Deadline: January 1, 2014

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce a special, one-time competition for Summer 2014 Title VIII Grants for research and language study in Eurasia and Southeast Europe.


Applications are now available for Summer 2014 Title VIII Grants for research and advanced language training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.


The application deadline is
January 1, 2014.

Please note that applicants must conduct research and/or language training in the field for a minimum of three consecutive months. All grant activity must be completed no later than August 31, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required to receive Title VIII funding.


Fellowships will be offered in two categories:

*Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides full support for research and up to ten academic hours per week of advanced language instruction in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Ukraine, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipend, tuition, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.


*Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Ukraine, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipend, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.


Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). All competitions for funding are open and merit based. All applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, or disability.


Applications are available for download at: http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/ or by contacting the American Councils Outbound Office. Applications must be postmarked by January 1, 2014.

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October 28, 2013

Call for Applications: ARISC Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: December 20, 2013


Call for Applications: ARISC Graduate Fellowship

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and/or Azerbaijan). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. During his/her stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Friday, December 20, 2013, to info "at" arisc.org. Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted. All information must be received by Friday, December 20, 2013, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship, as well as in any presentations of the research results.

Please see www.arisc.org > Opportunities > ARISC Grants and Fellowships for the full description of the fellowship as well as the application form.

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CFA: East European Studies Summer Research Scholarships

DEADLINE: March 1, 2014


East European Studies Summer Research Scholarships

Eligibility: The grant is available to graduate students (MA or higher) and scholars who are U.S. citizens. Summer Research Scholars will be given access to a workspace and computer facilities in the Wilson Center library. Grants are for 2 months during the summer and include residency at the Wilson Center.

Project Scope: EES offers summer research scholarships 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 Summer Research Scholarship 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 of recommendation in support of the research to be conducted at the Center

Deadline: Applications for the Summer Research Scholarships must be received by March 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

Please mail application materials for all grants to:

Global Europe Program
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

OR send them by email to: European.Studies@wilsoncenter.org

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/east-european-studies-summer-research-scholarships

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CFA: Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Deadline: January 14, 2014

Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from Kathryn Davis, to address today's critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.

The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools

The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

The Kathryn Davis Fellowships are competitive, merit-based awards. Financial aid forms are not required for the Davis awards, but students are encouraged to apply for regular Middlebury College financial aid (awarded on a demonstrated-need basis), through the office of financial aid.

To be considered for the Davis Fellowship, you must have a complete Language School application on file. Note that the Language Schools application includes a non-refundable processing fee of $65.

Applications for the Kathryn Davis Fellowship must be postmarked by January 14, 2014. If you live in an area requiring a long mail time (e.g., in a foreign country or remote area), please contact your Language Schools Coordinator to discuss mailing options.

To be considered for a Davis Fellowship, please submit:

1. A complete application for admission to an eligible Language School, including letters of recommendation and all other supporting materials. If you have already submitted a complete application, you do not need to resubmit it.

2. Two copies of the Davis coversheet;

3. Two copies of the Davis Fellowship essay (double spaced), no staples please;

4. Two copies of a resumé or curriculum vitae.

Download the 2014 Coversheet and Essay Question Here

http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

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CFA: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

DEADLINE: January 15, 2014

Application Process for the 2014-2016 Fellowships

The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries
Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between the humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.

Terms of Appointment
The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences has four departments participating in this search: Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music and Theater Arts. Applicants must designate one of the four academic units in which they would like to be located. Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2014. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2015 and one per semester the following year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. Salary will be $61,500 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Eligibility and Selection
To be eligible for the position, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2011 and no later than July 1, 2014. If you have not earned your degree at the time you apply for the fellowship, please forward a Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office at your institution to confirm that you are expected to formally receive your degree by July 1, 2014. Applicants who have not formally received their degree by that date will not be considered. Fellows may not hold other appointments during the period of the Fellowship. Fellowships are awarded only to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT. Fellows will be announced in March 2014.

Application Materials

· Letter describing the applicant's teaching and research experience, and presenting a brief proposal for a new research project to be completed during the term of the fellowship

· Curriculum Vitae

· One-page description of an undergraduate class to be offered in Spring 2015

· Three letters of recommendation

· Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office certifying that the applicant will formally receive a PhD diploma by July 1, 2014. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due.

Application due no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2014
Applications must be received at MIT by January 15, 2014. Late applications cannot be considered.

Questions?
Please check out the FAQ page. Email shass-mellon@mit.edu, or call Elizabeth Rollins in the Dean's Office at 617-253-8962.

Begin the Online Application
Online application will be available September 15, 2013. Access the online application.

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Fellowships & Funding: AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce our 2nd competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the USA, who have received their PhD within the last ten years (2004-2013) and are US citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the US.

In accordance with the mission of ARCS, the fellowship is open to candidates whose research focuses on any aspect of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Bulgaria and the six other countries we serve from antiquity to the present day. In addition to conducting her/his research based at ARCS, the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the academic program of ARCS by presenting a small number of lectures and seminars and organizing one regional workshop/conference.

The Fellowship will be held for six months within the period September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015 with a total stipend of $12,000 ($2000 per month); ARCS will reimburse up to $2000 for travel between the US and Bulgaria and research-related travel in the Balkans during the term of the fellowship.

Please submit an application and ask two people familiar with your academic work to send letters of reference to Dr. Dilyana Ivanova at usadmin@arcsofia.org. Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Dr. Eric De Sena at sofiadirector@arcsofia.org

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014. 
Decisions will be announced by late February/early March 2014.

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October 22, 2013

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Near Eastern Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Near Eastern Studies Princeton University)

Sponsor:
Princeton University
Department of Near Eastern Studies

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Fellowship Funding: Armenia COS Funding

Senior Fellowships
Deadline: January 7, 2014

Three Armenia funding opportunities

Senior Fellowships

Sponsor:
Harvard University
Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Amount:
$26,500

Deadline:
January 7, 2014


Regional Fellowships

Sponsor:
Harvard University
Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Amount:
$46,500

Deadline:
January 7, 2014


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor:
Harvard University
Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Amount:
$38,500

Deadline:
January 7, 2014

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October 17, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Silk Road Studies

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Silk Road Studies

Applications are invited for a one-year, non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University beginning Fall 2014. The postdoctoral fellow will play an active role in the year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar titled “Critical ‘Silk Road’ Studies,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by Georgetown faculty members James Millward (Department of History, School of Foreign Service) and Michelle C. Wang (Department of Art and Art History). Applicants whose scholarly work addresses any of the geographical regions covered by the Silk Road, from ancient to contemporary, and represents any discipline in the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply. The fellow will be expected to attend all sessions of the Sawyer Seminar and to be an active participant in the Sawyer Seminar and University community. Additionally, the fellow is expected to pursue an active research agenda by making use of the resources of Georgetown University and the greater Washington, DC area.

The goals of the seminar are to provide an interdisciplinary and interregional platform in order to investigate the invention and development of the concept of the Silk Road as well as its on-going impact, its potential and limitations for framing fields of academic inquiry, and even its role in policy-making. By inviting the participation of scholars representing research specializations ranging from ancient and modern history, art history, religious studies, literature, musicology, anthropology, archaeology, as well as foreign policy academics and practitioners in an interrogation and exploration of the notion of the Silk Road, the seminar will furthermore address the challenges of seeing beyond the chronological, regional, linguistic, and disciplinary compartmentalization of specialists in order to better understand the workings of the trans-Eurasian Silk Road as a broader phenomenon. For further information about the seminar, please visit silkroadseminar.georgetown.edu.

Junior faculty and recent Ph.D. recipients are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Advanced graduate students with the Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered. The position offers an annual salary of $50,000 with benefits and office space. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing research areas and interest in the Silk Road, CV, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3277. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi at nhs22@georgetown.edu. Questions regarding the postdoctoral position should be directed to Yelizaveta Raykhlina at silkroadseminar@georgetown.edu. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2013, and the successful applicant will be notified by mid-April 2014.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

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Fellowships & Funding: 2014 Summer Language Study and Study Abroad with Arizona State University

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is pleased to announce its summer 2014 summer offerings in the U.S. and abroad.

CLI provides tuition-free, accredited summer courses and study-abroad programs for selected less commonly taught languages of Eurasia and the Middle East.

Support is available to graduate and undergraduate students through the Melikian Scholars program and for ROTC students through Project GO.

THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CRITICAL LANGUAGES INSTITUTE

Summer Intensive Courses & Study-Abroad Programs for Less Commonly-Taught Languages

- HYBRID PROGRAMS: Intensive study at ASU, then optional in-country immersion

- OVERSEAS PROGRAMS: Summer-long study abroad

- FUNDING: Graduate and undergraduate funding available

ROTC funding available

- COST: $960, plus study-abroad fees if applicable

- CREDITS: 8–13, depending on program

- PROGRAM DATES: Vary. See (http://cli.asu.edu).

- APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2014

- DETAILS: http://cli.asu.edu

HYBRID PROGRAMS: 2 months intensive study at ASU with option of 1 month additional study in country, for 8–13 academic credits.

- Albanian (ASU + Tirana)

- Armenian (ASU + Yerevan)

- Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (ASU + Sarajevo)

- Modern Hebrew (ASU only)

- Macedonian (ASU only)

- Persian (ASU + Samarqand)

- Polish (ASU + Poznan)

- Russian (ASU + Kazan)

- Turkish (ASU + Ankara)

- Uzbek (ASU + Samarqand)

Sessions in ASU include daily co-curricular programming, grant mentoring and career planning assistance.

Sessions abroad feature academically challenging study, extensive co-curricular programs, and peer-assisted cultural programming integrated into academic coursework.

OVERSEAS PROGRAMS: 8- or 10-week study abroad, providing 8–10 academic credits.

- Advanced Armenian (Yerevan)

- 2nd–4th-year Russian (Kazan)

- 4th– 6th-year Russian (Kiev)

- 5th–6th-year Russian (St. Petersburg)

- 1st–2nd-year Tatar (Kazan)

- 1st–4th-year Ukrainian (Kiev)

Programs feature homestays, peer-assisted cultural programming integrated into academic coursework, and internships at the 5th-year level and up.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2014

APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS: (http://cli.asu.edu)

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October 10, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA 2014-15

Deadline: January 20, 2014

AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA 2014-15 PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

ELIGIBILITY

Graduate students of any citizenship enrolled at North American academic institutions, or academic institutions accredited in North America, engaged in research in the humanities and/or social sciences with a focus on Bulgaria or the Balkan Peninsula (antiquity through modern day).

THE PROGRAM

The fellowships are of 9-month (September to May) or 3-month (September to November, February to April) duration. In addition to independent research, fellows will participate in the academic program of ARCS, which includes a lecture series, seminars, and excursions designed to provide a broad thematic vision of Bulgarian and Balkan history and culture from prehistory to the present.

THE FELLOWSHIPS

Fellows receive a $600 monthly stipend, housing in Sofia, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria. The fellowship may be combined with additional funding; however, ARCS must be notified, and the terms of the ARCS Fellowship will be subject to negotiation. We strongly encourage you to inquire in about possibilities for funding from your home institution and to indicate this in your application.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A complete application consists of the official application form (available at http://www.arcsofia.org/bg/node/301), official university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation from scholars in the field, commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. The transcript and letters of recommendation should be sent separately. All application materials must be in English. For full consideration, these materials must be emailed to the ARCS Fellowship Committee at usadmin@arcsofia.org by January 20, 2014. Please direct any questions about the fellowship program to Eric C. De Sena, Director of ARCS, at sofiadirector@arcsofia.org

ABOUT ARCS

ARCS facilitates academic research in Bulgaria and collaboration between scholars from North America and countries in Southeastern Europe. Located near the heart of Sofia, ARCS hosts a state-of-the-art library collection that focuses on Balkan history, society, and art from prehistory to the modern day.

The center organizes lectures, workshops, and conferences. It offers fellowships and travel awards to support North American and Bulgarian graduate students and scholars, and a grant program that furthers archaeological research and helps to preserve the rich historical and cultural patrimony of Bulgaria.

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October 08, 2013

CFA: Boren Awards

Deadline for Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students): January 15, 2014 (U-M internal deadline)
Deadline for Boren Fellowships (for graduate students): January 28, 2014

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships
(for undergraduate students)and Fellowships(for graduate students)
are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

Application Deadlines

Boren Scholarship: January 15, 2014 (U-M internal deadline--see details below)

Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014(national deadline)

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

University of Michigan

U-M Undergraduate students:

All Undergraduate Boren
Scholarship applications materials must be turned into the Center for Global and Intercultural Study office (G155 Angell Hall) by Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by 5 pm. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm. For your convenience, we have a drop box outside our office door for after office hour delivery.

All undergraduate applicants will be required to sign up for an on-campus interview, which will take place in the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. More information regarding times for the interviews will be available in the CGIS office shortly before the January 15 deadline.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about the application or the process.

Linda Popovic

Ann Arbor, Michigan

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/cgis/

On-Campus Scholarship Deadline: 01/15/2014
BOREN FELLOWSHIP ADVISOR

Ms. Kelly Peckens
Academic Program Officer
This contact can provide you with application guidance and answer questions about the Boren Fellowship.
University of Michigan International Institute
1080 South University, Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, 48109-1106
United States


Office: 734.764.9135
Office: kpeckens@umich.edu

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October 04, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Endowment offers approximately 10 one-year
fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals
who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research
assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.

Junior Fellows provide research assistance to
scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment’s programs. Junior Fellows
have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal
articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level
officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize
briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government
officials. The sponsor's programs areas are: Democracy; Nuclear
Policy; Energy and Climate; Middle East Studies — Native or
near-native Arabic language skills essential; South Asian Studies —
Strong background in international relations, strategy and military
issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy
is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency
in R, SPSS, or Stata a plus). Note: Foreign language skills not
required; China Studies (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading
skills a huge plus; Japan Studies (Asia Program) — Japanese language
skills required; Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program) — Background
in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative
techniques a plus; Economics (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading
skills a huge plus; and Russian and Eurasian Studies — Excellent
Russian language skills required.

E-mail: jrfellowinfo@carnegieendowment.org
Web Site: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows
Program URL: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=FAQ

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have
graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started
graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where
the student has completed a joint bachelor's/master’s degree program).
The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating
universities via designated nominating officials. You need not be a
U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a
full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation.
Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States
for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the
program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United
States, you must be a U.S. citizen (due to work permit
requirements).

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CFA: Faculty Research in International Business Award Competition 2014

Deadline: November 25, 2014

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)/ Global Initiatives announces its faculty research awards for 2014. This competition is open to all full-time faculty in all University of Michigan schools and departments. For more information contact Vicki Simon at (734) 936-3917 or at vicsimon@umich.edu

Awards are made by the CIBER executive committee. Faculty from all disciplines are eligible, including political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, communications, psychology, engineering, law, public policy, public health, and education, as well as all business disciplines. The committee uses the following criteria, presented in their order of importance:
1. The extent to which the project makes an original, practical, and significant addition to our knowledge and understanding of international business.
2. Cost-effective and realistic design of the research project. Research methodologies, the qualifications of the applicant(s), and the project budget will be taken into account.
3. The extent to which the project contributes to the professional development of the faculty participants.
Samples of funded proposals may be viewed if requested.

The application has three parts:
1. Research narrative, maximum of two-thousand words. Describe your research objectives, the design of the project, your qualifications and those of any collaborators, and the research output to be generated. Explain your motivation for pursuing the project and the contribution the proposed research will make to your career development.
2. A one-page, detailed budget and justification that adheres to the allowable expenses described above and includes short explanations of unusual items. Be sure to include any other committed or potential funding sources in your budget. You only need to show a budget for the first year of multi-year projects. Expenditures for the first budget may begin on 10/1/2013 and must conclude by 9/30/2014.
3. Curriculum vitae for all faculty participants.

Mail proposal to:
Vicki Simon
Center for International Business Education & Research/ Global Initiatives
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Street, K3340
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Or e-mail proposals to vicsimon@umich.edu
Proposals may be submitted on or before 25 November 2013. The committee meets in early December, and we anticipate that decisions will be announced before the semester break.

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Title VIII Research Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Eligibility

Title VIII Research Scholarships are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens.

Research proposals examining the countries of Central Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia, the Caucasus and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Kennan Institute was founded in December 1974 as a division of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars through the joint initiative of Ambassador George F. Kennan, then Wilson Center Director James Billington, and historian S. Frederick Starr. The Woodrow Wilson Center, the nation's official memorial to President Wilson, was established by legislation in 1968. The center is an international, interdisciplinary scholarly institute which fosters scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and encourages dialogue between the disciplines and the professions. Named in honor of Ambassador Kennan's relative, George Kennan "the Elder," a nineteenth-century explorer of Russia and Siberia, the Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge about Russia and the former Soviet Union. It is one of several area studies programs of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C., for the duration of their grant. The Title VIII Research Scholar Program is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

For more information visit: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/title-viii-research-scholarships

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September 05, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: Lilly Fellows Postdoctoral Teaching Program

Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowships are two-year residential fellowships for teacher-scholars who seek to renew and enrich their intellectual and professional lives while preparing for leadership roles at church-related institutions of higher learning. Each academic year, up to three Fellows are appointed for two-year periods. Fellows are selected from applicants who have an interest in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and seek a career at a church-related college or university. Fellows are in residence at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Lilly Fellows are incorporated into a community of Christian teacher-scholars through:

Teaching experiences in seven courses over two years in appropriate departments and Christ College (Honors College) at Valparaiso University
Mentoring over the course of two years by a senior faculty member from the Fellow's discipline or Christ College
Participation in weekly meetings of a two-year colloquium program led by Senior Fellows from Valparaiso University
Research opportunities for scholarly or creative work in the Fellow's field and in the relationship of Christianity to the academic vocation
Opportunities to develop contact with representatives selected from the Program's National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities
Assistance in the second year with post-doctoral career planning and placement

For Eligibility, Appointment, and Compensation, click here

For Application Procedures, click here

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Fellowships at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of
Heidelberg. Building on the structures established by the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global
Context," it is open to scholars especially in the humanities and the social sciences. Founded in April 2013, the
Institute assembles scholars from all over the world to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue and to enhance their
understanding of transcultural processes. The institute offers an M.A. and a Doctoral Programme in Transcultural
Studies.

In addition to five permanent fellows (the HCTS professorships in Transcultural Studies), a group of senior and junior
fellows is invited each year to join the HCTS to pursue their own research and to engage in discussions with other
fellows as well as graduate students around a common theme. Fellows can choose to be in residence in Heidelberg
for a period ranging from between six months to two academic years.

Detours—Mediated Circulations of Knowledge

Movements of knowledge depend on multiple agents, frames, and pathways, and rarely proceed in linear fashion.
How can we get a firmer grasp on the ways and means by which knowledge is mediated in different times and
spaces? Who are the intermediaries that make knowledge travel, how can we best describe their practices, and
what are the objects on which their mediations rely?

Transcultural exchanges in a pre-modern world

The premise that cultures are formed through transcultural relationships implies that migrant actors, objects and
knowledge are not unique attributes of the globalized present. What kind of a conceptual framework do we require to
make sense of circulatory practices before the advent of modern communication and to describe the nature of the
shifts such practices undergo in the present? How can the investigation of transcultural links in Antiquity, the Middle
Ages or the Early Modern Period lead to a rethinking of notions of periodization, community and representation?
How can we recuperate experiences, cosmologies and practices which articulated and simultaneously shaped a
consciousness of worlds beyond the local?

Urban Spaces

Urbanisation patterns and processes are key to cultural dynamics and globalisation. For a better understanding of
entanglements between Asia, Europe and the world, across time and space, questions of the (trans)formation of
urban space are central. How do traditional forms of living change through media, mobility and demographic
developments, what concepts and perceptions of urbanity are developed accordingly? How can we reconceive, from
a transcultural perspective, the management of migration flows, citizenship, ethnopolitical discourses and
demographic shifts (ageing, gender, leisure) as they manifest themselves in urban space? In what ways could the
intensity of entanglement generate modes of resistance and discourses of radical alterity?

Themes 2014-15

Detours—Mediated Circulations of Knowledge
Transcultural exchanges in a pre-modern world
Urban Spaces

Application and more info: www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/research/hcts-fellowship-programme.html

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Fellowships & Funding: Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2013

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
awards three to nine month scholarships to academic participants in
the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose
careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an
equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Those
proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia,
the Caucasus and contemporary issues are particularly welcome.

Address: Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
U.S.A.
E-mail: kennan@wilsoncenter.org
Web Site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships-grants
Program URL: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/title-viii-research-scholarships

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July 14, 2013

CFA: The Einstein Fellowship 2015: Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. Applications for 2015 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.

All documents must be received by January 15, 2014.

At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Daimler and Benz Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.

A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. THE PROPOSED PROJECT MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT IN CONTENT, AND PREFERABLY FIELD AND FORM, FROM THE APPLICANT’S PREVIOUS WORK.

http://www.einsteinforum.de/index.php?id=35&L=1

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