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November 25, 2008

The American Institute for Yemeni Studies - Research Fellowships

Mellon Research Fellowships for Central and Eastern European Post-Doctoral Scholars in Yemen 2009-2010

Fellowship Program: The American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS) is pleased to invite applications for Mellon Research Fellowships in Yemen for 2009-2010. AIYS is offering two fellowships to scholars who are citizens of-and are permanent residents of-East European and Baltic countries including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Applicants must hold the PhD or its equivalent. They may engage in individual advanced research projects in any research field of the humanities or the social sciences involving Yemen. The fellowships are for two to three months for research to be carried out in affiliation with AIYS center in Sana'a, Yemen.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided funds for the fellowships to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers to administer for the purpose of bringing East-Central European scholars of the humanities into a broader research community. Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, Bulgarian, and Romanian scholars are eligible to apply. Applicants who previously held a fellowship under this program may apply under this program may apply only after five years have lapsed since the prior fellowship. Preference will be given to scholars in the early stages of their careers. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their projects and to participate in the activities of the Institute.

The program offers a stipend-up to $11,500- to cover the costs of conducting the scholar research project for two to three months, including travel, living expenses, and work-related costs. The deadline for application is March 1, 2009.

For details about the program, eligibility, and application requirements, visit the AIYS website at http://www.aiys.org/fellowships or contact Dr. Maria Ellis, Executive Director of AIYS, at the AIYS Administrative office; American Institute for Yemeni Studies; P.O. Box 311; Ardmore, PA 19003-0311; tel: 610-896-5412, fax: 610-896-9049; email: mellis@sas.upenn.edu

Posted by kpfister at November 25, 2008 04:34 PM

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