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December 17, 2012

Turkish Language Program for Summer 2013

ARIT Summer Fellowships for
Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
20 June - August 2, 2013

Application Deadline is February 5, 2013.

PROGRAM: For summer 2013, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer full travel and fellowships for approximately 15 advanced students and scholars for participation in the summer program in Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply.

PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities, followed by 10 hours of orientation upon arrival in Istanbul.

COURSE OF STUDY: ARIT fellowship supported courses are offered at the advanced level. Class size is limited to ten students. Each class meets twenty hours per week. Classes are held on weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm. They are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, language laboratory work, and open conversations with teaching assistants. In the afternoon, students meet with teaching assistants on an informal basis for additional instruction and free conversation. Participants also attend extracurricular activities including films, lectures, and cultural
events both on- and off-campus.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:
1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

ARIT Summer Fellowships for
Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
20 June - August 2,
2013 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Use the application form and procedures that are accessible on the web at the ARIT program webpage, http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html.

The application includes:
1. Application form and statement of purpose
2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
3. Application fee in the amount of $25, as a check or money order made out to ARIT

For further information, contact:
Director, Dr. Sylvia Önder
Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Georgetown University
210 North Poulton Hall
1437 - 37th Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20007
E-mail: aritfellowship@georgetown.edu

Nancy Leinwand
American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324
Telephone: (215) 898-3474
E-mail: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
Application deadline is February 5, 2013.

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and Georgetown University.

PLEASE NOTE: Boğaziçi University offers intensive Turkish language courses at all levels independent of the ARIT-AATT-Georgetown program. Students of Turkish language may also apply directly to the Boğaziçi University Summer School and seek outside funding through their university department or other source.

For further information about courses in Turkish language (all levels) and culture offered at Boğaziçi University, contact:
Turkish Language and Culture Program
The Language Center
Boğaziçi University
80815 Bebek
Telephone: (90-212) 257-5039
Fax: (90-212) 265-7131
E-mail: language@boun.edu.tr

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Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

Fellowship Announcement: Applications due January 25, 2013

Apply Now!

The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or academic work. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities and other research institutions outside their home countries anywhere in the world.

Since IIE-SRF's founding in 2002, the program has provided academic fellowships to nearly 500 scholars from 48 countries, placing them at over 250 host partner institutions in 40 countries.

Who can apply:
Professors, researchers and public intellectuals from any country, field or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.
Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats.
Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field and who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning.
We strongly encourage applications from female scholars and under-represented groups.
Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.

Information on eligibility and criteria can be found here.

To apply:
Please download the application materials from: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php (outreach messages are available in Arabic, French, Persian and Spanish)

To nominate a threatened scholar:
IIE-SRF accepts referrals and applications from third-party nominators who know of a threatened scholar's need for assistance. Please contact SRF@iie.org for details.

To host a IIE-SRF scholar:
Please visit: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php

Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.

How the Scholar Rescue Fund works:
IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting academic positions for up to one calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health insurance coverage and professional development assistance.

Fellowships are disbursed through dedicated host academic institutions, which provide direct support and a safe haven for IIE-SRF fellows. In most cases, hosts are asked to match the IIE-SRF fellowship award by providing salary/stipend support and other in-kind assistance that would make the scholar's appointment similar to any visiting position.

For a late February decision, please submit application materials by January 25, 2013.

Please note that applications are accepted at any time and can be considered on an emergency basis.

Visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.
About the Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education, a private not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. IIE designs and implements over 250 programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government and private sources. These programs include the Fulbright Student and Scholar programs, the Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Humphrey Fellowships, administered for the U.S. Department of State, as well as corporate and foundation training and scholarship programs. IIE also conducts policy research, provides advice and counseling on international educational opportunities abroad, and provides emergency support to students and scholars in danger. The Institute of International Education has a network of 17 international offices around the world and more than 1,000 college and university members. More than 60 Fulbright alumni, IIE alumni, IIE trustees and advisers have received Nobel Prizes.
About IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund

The IIE-Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit professors, researchers and public intellectuals to find temporary refuge at universities, colleges and research centers anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work in safety and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues and the community. In its first 10 years, IIE-SRF has provided fellowships to nearly 500 remarkable scholars from 48 countries, including leading an effort of historic proportion to save the intellectual capital of Iraq. The Iraq Scholar Rescue Project has saved the lives and work of more than 250 of Iraq's most senior and threatened academics in a wide range of academic disciplines through temporary academic positions at universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning in the Middle East and North African regions.

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Post-Doctoral Research Officer Wanted

Post-Doctoral Research Officer – Security in Transition
Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development
London School of Economics & Political Science

Salary from £32,148 pa incl. to £38,887 pa incl.
Initially fixed term for 1 year and to ideally commence in March 2013

The Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the LSE is pleased to invite applications to the above post which will contribute to the Research Programme Security in Transition: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into the Security Gap, funded by the European Research Council.

You will coordinate and carry our research on different aspects of the security gap in the context of the Middle East, with a focus on Syria. This will include a dialogue with critical intellectuals throughout the region. You will work closely with the principal investigator, Professor Mary Kaldor.

You should have a PhD, or be close to submission, in Middle East studies, security studies, or another relevant field. You should have a strong analytical background, demonstrating the ability to coordinate and design appropriate projects and methods of research; as well the ability to develop a publishing record that furthers the goals and profile of the programme. You should also possess a working knowledge of Arabic, and good communication skills.

You will be expected to play an active intellectual role in research programme and the life of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, including collaborating with our regional partners and networks in the Middle East, research programmes and units at the LSE and beyond.

Candidates are encouraged to obtain additional information about the Security in Transition research programme at http://www.securityintransition.org/

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post please go to www.lse.ac.uk/Jobs at LSE and select “Current vacancies’’. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, please email hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk quoting reference 1298225. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 January 2013 (11.59pm, UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Presentations and interviews are likely to take place mid-February 2013.

We value diversity and wish to promote equality at all levels.

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Intensive Summer Language Program at UW-Madison

We are pleased to announce that the UW-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) is now accepting applications for Summer 2013, which will run from June 15 to August 10. APTLII is an eight-week intensive summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Outside of the classroom, students commit to using their target language at all times - in their shared living space on campus, at meals, and at co-curricular activities that combine to create a language immersion experience.

Courses are offered at levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced (depending on sufficient enrollment), and provide two semesters of academic credit. Instruction is given in small groups taught by native speakers and experienced language teachers. The classes are intensive, involving a minimum of 4.5 hours contact hours daily Monday through Friday, with a packed schedule of afternoon and evening activities and workshops. The total charge is $7,000 including tuition, housing, and meals. Students are eligible to apply for Summer FLAS fellowships from UW-Madison Global Studies to cover the entire cost of the program (visit flas.wisc.edu for details).

For more information about APTLII, including student newsletters from past summers and the current application, visit our website at http://aptlii.global.wisc.edu/

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Call for Papers

The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Organization at the University of Arizona

13th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies



The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Organization (MENA), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona cordially invite you to participate in the 13th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies to be held from Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Friday, April 05, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.


This conference aims to strengthen ties between academic disciplines, provide a platform for graduate students to present their research projects, exchange ideas, and create a network of emerging scholars spanning a variety of fields. For this reason, we encourage abstract submissions not only from students within Middle Eastern Studies programs, but also from disciplines such as Anthropology, Economics, Education, Gender & Women’s Studies, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Religious Studies, etc.

Paper Topics

Applicants are encouraged to submit pre-organized panel proposals. Proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Select papers may be published in the group’s online journal, Zaytoon. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

Human Rights
Media & Visual Arts
Art & Architecture
Peace & Security Studies
Social Movements
Dance & Performative Arts

Submission Guidelines

Paper abstract submissions are due Thursday, December 13, 2012 for international students (requiring a visa) and Thursday, January 17, 2013 for others. Abstracts must be 250 words or less and submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. Non-standard fonts should be embedded in the PDF format. Abstracts must be anonymous aside from paper title and description and emailed to confuamena@gmail.com. In the body of this email, please include author name, school and department affiliation, phone number, and email address. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out within three weeks of the abstract submission deadline. For further information,
please visit http://menas.arizona.edu/mena-conference or submit your inquiries to confuamena@gmail.com.

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