LINGUIST List 12.2681

Fri Oct 26 2001

Support: Regional Scholar Exchange Program

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  1. Cris Peterson, Regional Scholar Exchange Program: PhD/Postdoc Fellowship

Message 1: Regional Scholar Exchange Program: PhD/Postdoc Fellowship

Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 16:44:22 -0400
From: Cris Peterson <>
Subject: Regional Scholar Exchange Program: PhD/Postdoc Fellowship

************************FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT**********************
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is pleased to
announce an open competition for the Regional Scholar Exchange Program
(RSEP) for citizens of the United States. Deadline for application
submission: * January 15, 2002.*
US RSEP, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
US Department of State, and administered by IREX, provides
opportunities for junior and mid-level university faculty,
researchers, scholars, and advanced graduate students from the US to
conduct research in the New Independent States (NIS) for a period of
up to nine months with the goal of contributing to the further
development of higher education and scholarship in their home and host

This is a fully funded fellowship, covering travel, housing, stipend,
medical insurance, and a collaborative research
allowance. Participants may travel to one or more of the 12 NIS
countries, including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

All applications must contain developed and focused research
proposals, and all proposals must demonstrate relevance to the
political, economic, social, legal, educational, historical, cultural,
and/or philosophical challenges facing the NIS. Research proposals
must address one of the eligible topics listed below.

At the time of the deadline, applicants should:
* Be a US citizen;
* Hold a degree of PhD or equivalent or be working towards a PhD degree;
* Possess a level of proficiency in the written and spoken language of the
host country adequate to conduct independent research and engage colleagues.

* Other eligibility requirements apply. Refer to the program application for
more details.

Applications for US RSEP can be obtained by contacting IREX/
Washington, DC at the following address: Applications
are also available online at

Eligible Research Topics for US RSEP:

*Area Studies (including literature)
*Art and Architecture
*Business Administration (including business and management education)
*City Planning and Urban Studies
*Civic Education
*Conflict Resolution
*Criminal Justice
*Cultural Anthropology
*Economics (including international trade, finance and investment)
*Education (including university administration) 
*Environmental Studies
*Ethics and Philosophy
*Foreign Policy and 
*International Relations
*History (Twentieth Century preferred)
*Information Technology (Internet and the application of new information
technologies in higher education)
*Labor Relations
*Language and Linguistics
*Library Science
*Military Science 
*Political Science
*Public Administration
*Social Work
*Women's Studies
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