From now on RCA Newsletter plans to inform our international colleagues of different grant opportunities to carry out research in Russia or about Russia. If you are aware of any of such opportunities that could be published in our newsletter, please let us know.
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:
INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (IARO)
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.
THE CAUCASUS REGIONAL POLICY SYMPOSIUM
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.
SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM (STG)
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.
JOHN J. AND NANCY LEE ROBERTS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
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 encouraged.
CALL FOR CONSULTANTS
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (202) 628-8189. No phone calls please. EOE. Please visit www.irex.org/careers/ for more information.
Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please contact IREX for applications and more information on these and other programs by e-mail at www.irex.org, by phone at 202-628-8188, or visit www.irex.org.