March 16, 2010

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program 2010

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 next 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.

Eligible applicants:
- 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.

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;
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. 

Established in January 2001 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program brings Russian and former Soviet scholars to the United States for short-term, non-degree research at American universities and research institutions. All fellows spend up to four months at their host universities conducting research on specific topics in their fields and write a 15 to 30-page academic paper for presentation upon the fellow's return home. It is expected that returning fellows will actively participate in the development of the program activities of the CASE with which they are affiliated. Fellows are also expected to present their work at conferences and receive peer evaluation of the results of their research.

A select number of successful participants are designated as George F. Russell fellows and placed at the University of Washington. 

Deadline for application: April 30, 2010.


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