March 29, 2011

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program

CRRC is happy to announce the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) for the 2011-2012 academic year. The program offers exceptional research opportunities in the United States for scholars from the South Caucasus. The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) is administered by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) in collaboration with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) and the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC).

Specifically, scholars in the social sciences and the humanities may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at universities and institutes in the United States. The program is directed at advanced researchers that already have a demonstrated track record in research. The research period lasts up to a full semester (4 months), starting either September 2011 or January 2012.

Individuals who are eligible to participate in the fellowship program:

  • Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
  • Applicants whose proposals relate to the following themes: The South Caucasus: Life in Transition.
  • 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.
  • Scholars who have publications (advanced graduate students may cite papers presented at academic conferences) in a particular field.
  • Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken English that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engage colleagues.
  • Scholars who are able to receive and maintain a United States J-1 visa.
  • Scholars who are able to begin the CRFP in the United States in September 2011, or January 2012.

NCEEER, the American Councils, and the CRRC do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, and disability. For more information please visit NCEEER website.

Applications need to be submitted in a hard copy to CRRC-Armenia office (52 Abovyan Str., room 305, Yerevan, Armenia). Deadline for applications is April 29, 5 p.m., 2011. We suggest applicants to study details in the guidelines and the application form closely, and in good time, to avoid disappointment. We will be accepting applications in the social sciences and the humanities. All costs for the scholars are covered, including round-trip airfare.

The Carnegie Research Fellowship presents an extraordinary chance to researchers that can advance their work through a period of self-directed study in the US. Note that the application process is very competitive, since a concise research proposal is expected.

If interested in the fellowship program, have a look at guidelines, application and privacy policy.

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