LINGUIST List 14.2443

Mon Sep 15 2003

FYI: Individual Grant Opportunity, Phonetics

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  1. Amy Moore, IREX Grant Opportunities for US Scholars
  2. Karen Chung, Phonetics discussion list

Message 1: IREX Grant Opportunities for US Scholars

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 15:59:07 -0400
From: Amy Moore <>
Subject: IREX Grant Opportunities for US Scholars

IREX is pleased to announce the 2004-2005 grant opportunities for US
scholars. IREX's US scholar programs are funded by the United States
Department of State Title VIII Program, the National Endowment for the
Humanities, John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts, and IREX's own Scholar
Support Fund. IREX supports the following programs:

Deadline: November 1, 2003
Grants of up to $40,000 for up to nine months to US scholars for
research in the social sciences and humanities in Europe and
Eurasia. Applicants can choose from fellowships in policy research and
development or fellowships in the humanities. Limited funding is
available for cross-regional research in Mongolia, Iran, and Turkey
for humanities scholars. Grants of one to three months are available
to master's students for research on policy-relevant theses or
equivalent projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2003
IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center for
International Scholars, will be administering a symposium to bring
together senior and junior US scholars to discuss a variety of
political, economic, historical, and cultural topics related to the
Caucasus and its relationships with neighboring Russia, Turkey, and
Iran. Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national
competition. Applications must demonstrate a commitment to continued
study, research, and work on and with the countries of the Caucasus
region. The symposium is scheduled for spring 2004 in the Washington,
DC, area.

Deadline: February 1, 2004
Grants of up to $3,000 for up to two months of independent or
collaborative research in Europe and Eurasia for postdoctoral scholars
and professionals with terminal degrees. Successful projects must make
a substantive contribution to knowledge of the contemporary political,
economic, historical, or cultural developments in the region and must
demonstrate how such knowledge is relevant to US foreign policy.

Deadline: March 15, 2004
A single grant of up to $30,000 for research projects lasting up to 12
months. This year applications will be accepted for research only on
primary, secondary, and higher education in the Middle East. This
program supports research for scholars with PhD or equivalent terminal
degrees. Studies involving more than one country and collaborative
research programs involving international colleagues are strongly

Deadline: Open
IREX seeks qualified American experts to serve as peer review
selection committee members for its programs. The consultants will
take part in the selection process by reading, scoring, and ranking
applications submitted by US and international citizens and possibly
interviewing candidates for participation in these programs. IREX will
provide a small honorarium to selected consultants. Please submit a
resume and cover letter specifying your regional interests and field
of expertise to the IREX Washington, DC, office to the attention of
IREX/SS by e-mail to or by fax to (202) 628-8189. No
phone calls please. EOE. Please visit for more

Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please contact IREX for
applications and more information on these and other programs by
e-mail at <>, by phone at 202-628-8188, or visit
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Message 2: Phonetics discussion list

Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 11:46:01 +0800
From: Karen Chung <>
Subject: Phonetics discussion list

Lots of you may be teaching a new group of phonetics or introduction
to linguistics students with the beginning of a new semester; or you
may be taking such a class yourself - or maybe you are just interested
in becoming more involved in phonetics online. In any case, we
heartily invite you to join the PHONETICS e-mail discussion list.

PHONETICS currently has 485 subscribers from dozens of countries
around the world. The main target of the list is *students*, so
teachers are especially encouraged to get your students signed up to
extend their involvement in phonetics outside the classroom; you can
send an e-mail invitation out to your students to make it easier, or
add a sign-up link or field to a Web page. PHONETICS is a place to ask
any question at all about phonetics, no matter how basic or advanced -
there are lots of people, including many high-profile scholars and
researchers in academia and industry, to offer some answers. The list
is relatively low-traffic (an average of 5 messages per week), so you
don't have to worry about a stuffed inbox.

 The sign-up page for PHONETICS is here:

 Or you can send a blank e-mail to:

 Archives are viewable here, if you'd like to see some sample posts:

 Please join us. We look forward to hearing from you over PHONETICS!

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University

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