CARNEGIE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES FOR SCHOLARS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

CARNEGIE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
FOR SCHOLARS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

A Program of the National Council for Eurasian and East European
Research (NCEEER)

In conjunction with the American Councils for International Education:
ACTR/ACCELS and The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC)

Supported by a Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research is
pleased to announce the competition for the Carnegie Research
Fellowship Program in the United States for the 2009-2010 academic
year. Scholars of the humanities and social sciences from eligible
regions may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at
universities and institutes in the United States. This competition
selects university faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students,
and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from the Russian
cities of Kaliningrad and Rostov-na-Donu, as well as scholars from
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. All
fellows will conduct research on specific topics in the social
sciences and humanities, write a 15 to 30 page academic paper upon the
fellow's return home, and deliver lectures with the goal of
contributing to the further development of higher education and
scholarship in their regions. The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program
(CRFP) is administered by the National Council for Eurasian and East
European Research (NCEEER) in collaboration with the American Councils
for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) and the
Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC). Participants in the CRFP
will conduct research in the United States for four months.

Participants in the CRFP will receive the following: 1) round-trip
airfare from their home cities to their host universities in the
United States; 2) a pre-departure orientation, and an orientation
program in either Seattle or Washington D.C.; 3) a monthly stipend; 4)
health insurance; and 5) access to libraries and archives, and alumni
activities. Additionally, all CRFP scholars will be eligible for a
scholar development fund to aid in purchasing books, technology, and
other research tools, or to attend a conference and become affiliated
with professional groups in the United States.

Awards for this program are contingent upon the availability of
funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: April 30, 2009


ELIGIBILITY: Individuals who are eligible to participate in CRFP:

" Citizens of Russia who are residing, working, or studying in the
cities of Kaliningrad and Rostov-na-Donu, and their respective
regions. Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova
and Ukraine.

" Applicants whose proposals relate to the themes chosen by one of the
Centers for Advanced Study and Education (CASE):

- Kaliningrad CASE at the Kaliningrad State University - Russia and
Europe: Past, Present, Future

- Rostov CASE at the Rostov State University - Russia's Modernization
Problems

- European Humanities University, Center for Advanced Studies and
Education on Social Transformations in the Western Eurasia Border
Region -- Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.

- Caucasus Research Resource Centers (Baku, Erevan, Tbilisi). The
South Caucasus Region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

" Advanced graduate students, university faculty and scholars at any
stage in their careers who have not recently conducted research
projects at U.S. institutions.

" Scholars who hold a "Kandidatskaya" degree or higher, or who are
working towards a "Kandidatskaya" degree at the time of application.

" Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken
English that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engage
colleagues.

" Scholars who have publications (advanced graduate students may cite
papers presented at academic conferences) in a particular field.

" Scholars who are able to receive and maintain a United States J-1
visa.

" Scholars who are able to begin the CRFP in the United States in
September 2009, or January 2010.

NCEEER, the American Councils, and the CRRC do not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin,
handicap or disability.

All applicants from Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine must submit
an original and three copies of completed applications and all
supporting materials to the American Councils/NCEEER office in Kyiv
(see address below) by the deadline date of April 30th, 2009.

Additional information, incl. application forms, available on
http://www.nceeer.org (Carnegie Program) and via alexei@nceeer.org or
nceeer@actr.ru (c/o Kharlamov Alexei)

CONTACTS:

Alexei Kharlamov
The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
vul. Melnykova 63
Kyiv 04050
Tel: (+380-44) 482-0221 / 482-0222 / 483-25-32 / 483-91-38
Fax: (+380-44) 482-0220
E-mail: alexei@nceeer.org
Website: http://www.nceeer.org/

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2009-02-11 16:42:09



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