Grant Opportunities - East European studies
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We would like to inform you of the following grant opportunities. Please note that these are available only to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Feel free to forward to interested parties. Additional grant opportunities are available at www.wilsoncenter.org/ees.

Junior Scholars' Training Seminar (JSTS)
Deadline
The deadline for receipt of this year's JSTS applications and supporting materials is April 16, 2010. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.

Background Information
East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting applications for the twenty third annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies, to be held from August 13-16, 2010. All domestic transportation, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the sponsors. This program is funded by a grant from Title VIII.

Eligibility
These scholarships are available to American citizens or permanent residents. 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.
Disciplines represented at JSTS 2009 included: anthropology; history; political science; and, sociology.

Program Description
JSTS successfully combines formal and informal meetings to promote a variety of intellectual exchanges. Past activities have included:
- individual presentations;
- constructive feedback and question and answer sessions;
- one-on-one meetings for Junior Scholars with Senior Scholars;
- advice regarding publishing;
- discussions about the state of the profession and obtaining employment in the field;
- various social activities, including the crab-fest and the annual volleyball challenge.

Additional Requirements
Successful applicants are expected to submit a five-page paper no later than July 1 on the sources and methodology of their report and the wider significance of their work. (In other words, what was researched, how it was researched, and what it all means.) This paper will serve as the basis for discussion at the seminar.

Application Information
To apply for the Junior Scholars' Training Seminar (JSTS), the applicant must submit the following:
- a completed application form; download application form (PDF: 48KB)
- a curriculum vitae (which must include social security number, institution where degree is expected or was received, title of dissertation/thesis, and name and department of academic advisor);
- a single page, single-spaced statement of the work you wish to discuss - either the dissertation/thesis or another project;
- one letter of recommendation from academic advisor.

The Junior Scholars' Training Seminar is supported by the Act for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and Independent States of the Former Soviet Union program (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

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

Electronic applications also will be accepted and should be emailed to .

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

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

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

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

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

Applications should be mailed to the following address:


East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Electronic applications also will be accepted and should be emailed to .
 
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