Monday, September 20, 2010

From REEI: Funding, Grants, and Scholarships

American Association of University Women, American Fellowships
Deadline for most fellowships: November 15, 2010

The American Council of Learned Societies: Fellowships and Grants in East European Studies, 2010-11
Deadlines vary.

For research and language training related to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983, as amended (Title VIII).
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Dissertation fellowships (deadline: November 10, 2010) For graduate students at U.S. universities who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABDs). Applicants can apply for research fellowships for use in Eastern Europe or for writing fellowships for completing the dissertation outside of Eastern Europe after research is complete.

Early career postdoctoral fellowships (deadline: November 10, 2010): For scholars before tenure, including independent scholars.

Language grants to institutions (deadline: January 14, 2011): For U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct intensive summer language courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced-mastery levels.

Language grants to individuals (deadline: January 14, 2011): For attendance at intensive summer language courses (priority given to graduate students seeking to acquire the language as a basic research tool).

Travel grants (deadline: January 28, 2011): For travel to conferences to present research papers (all academic ranks).

Conference grants (deadline: January 28, 2011): To support planning workshops and conferences for the presentation of significant new research.

Request for proposals for research on heritage speakers (deadline: January 14, 2011): Individuals or collaborative teams are invited to propose socio-linguistic research on U.S. communities of heritage speakers of an East European language.  The project should produce an analytical paper and a syllabus for an advanced-mastery course for heritage speakers to bring their language competence to a professional level.

Further information is available at
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6795,
Deadline: January 1, 2011
The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) is pleased to announce, as part of its National Research Competition (NRC), the availability of funds for summer research proposals on the indigenous peoples of Russia. The NRC/RIPR fellowship supports the collaboration of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at universities in the United States with demonstrated experience in scholarship and/or outreach with indigenous communities and populations to study the indigenous peoples of Russia.

NCEEER is currently soliciting applications for this new program.  Please see the following page for more information and/or to apply, and contact with any questions:

About the National Research Competition/Research on the Indigenous Peoples of Russia (NRC/RIPR):

The NRC/RIPR fellowship supports the collaboration of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at universities in the United States with demonstrated experience in scholarship and/or outreach with indigenous communities and populations. Such scholars and students will conduct research at the Gorno-Altaisk State University (GASU, in the Altai Republic in Russia, a leading Russian university for the support of research on the indigenous peoples of Russia. Research may be conducted at other Russian universities, but only if the proposal demonstrates clear and established contacts for placement at the Russian university. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Projects involving the participation of Native American graduate students are particularly encouraged.
The principal investigator must hold a Ph.D. in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences. The maximum award is $38,000. Research topics will focus on the following issues: environmental protection and sustainability, environmental journalism, preservation of indigenous language and culture studies, educational and curricular reform for indigenous populations, issues of self-determination, sovereignty, and treaty rights, cultural preservation and enrichment, land rights, and the study of networking of indigenous populations and organizations in Russia.
Placements may begin as early as June 1, 2011. Applicants must spend no less than two months in the Altai Republic or another Russian research venue.
Deadline: October 28, 2010
The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs maintains exchange agreements which provide a variety of opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to conduct research, study, and teach at selected partner institutions abroad. Applicants may be students from any discipline, department, or campus. Each applicant must submit a proposal for a program that would constitute an integral part of a well-conceived graduate degree program at Indiana University.

Awards: Air transportation and living stipend.
Deadline: October 28, 2010 for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Contact: Shawn Reynolds, OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; Phone: 812-856-9024; Fax: 812-855-6884; E-mail:
Specific Program Guidelines:

Deadline: November 18, 2010
IU has the opportunity to send one faculty member or librarian to each of the partner institutions listed below. Approximately two-thirds of the advertised positions will be funded. In all cases, the partner institution will provide a stipend to help offset local expenses and the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs will cover round-trip air transportation for the exchangee. Applications are screened by world area exchange committees and a final recommendation is made by the International Affairs Exchange Review Committee before sending dossiers to partner institutions for final approval.

Please note that our office is not able to counsel faculty members on the research options available at all of our partner institutions. Although it is not required, we recommend that IU faculty identify a faculty counterpart at the proposed host university with whom they would like to work. Their Web sites links are provided to facilitate investigation of appropriate opportunities.
Funding: Round-trip airfare, housing, living stipend

Deadline: November 18, 2010

Contact: Shawn Reynolds, OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; phone: (812) 855-8669; and e-mail:
Specific Program guidelines:
University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary:
Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland:
Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow:
Information about other participtating universities is also available on the website:
Deadline:  October 19, 2010 by 9:00am

The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH)is now offering one-semester to one-year 2011 Fellowships for IUB faculty.  The Institute’s mission is to guide faculty through the process of developing, and bringing to fruition, innovative projects in the digital arts and humanities.  IDAH welcomes proposals from faculty who are in any stage of developing a digital project. For further information and an application go to and look on the right hand side of the page under Call for Proposals.

Deadline: October 1, 2010

Submissions are now being accepted for the Stanley Pech Prize for the most outstanding article published by a member of the Czechoslovak Studies Association in the past two years. Articles must have appeared in print between September 1, 2008 and September 1, 2010. Submissions must be received no later than October 1, 2010. The winner will be announced at the 2010 meeting of the AEEES (formerly AAASS).
Three copies of any submission should be sent to:

Professor Melissa Feinberg
History Department
Rutgers University
111 Van Dyck Hall
16 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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