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Other Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Although CEES does not adminster the following funding opportunities, we post them our website to assist our faculty.

Other (Non-CEES) Funding Opportunities

Fulbright Opportunities in Post-Communist Transitions/International Relations

The Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals is offering research, lecturing and lecturing-research awards to Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Eurasia in international relations, European studies, and post-Communist transitions for academic year 2006-2007. Awards are available in Estonia (#6265), Poland (#6361), Lithuania (#6341), Latvia (#6333), Ukraine (#6205), Romania (all disciplines), and Bulgaria (an international relations award #6244). Requested specializations include European integration, foreign policy, peace studies, comparative politics, research methodology, and regional politics/studies. There are also a number of "social science" awards(Czech Republic #6256; Slovak Republic #6380) that list international relations among the specializations, as well as "all discipline" awards (Russia #6198) that allow applicants to propose their own projects. See also, the European Union Affairs Research Program (#6214). The application deadline is August 1, 2005. For general information about application requirements and staff contacts, visit CIES website. Application materials can be downloaded from the website or requested via e-mail to

IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities

Grants of two to twelve months for doctoral students and senior scholars for research at institutions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. American scholars in policy research and development and cross-disciplinary studies are strongly urged to apply. Contact IREX at (202) 628-8188, or visit the IREX website.

IREX Short-Term Travel Grants

Grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Support is available for up to two months for individuals who do not require administrative support from IREX. Check with IREX for deadlines.

IREX Social Sciences and Humanities Network

The Social Sciences and Humanities Network supports the ongoing stabilization and development of higher education in Russia, Ukraine, and the Caucasus through individual targeted exchanges, institutional partnerships, and information dissemination projects. All three components of the program actively encourage partnership and participation from American scholars and institutions. Check with IREX for deadlines.

American Council Of Learned Societies (ACLS) --ACLS Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Research in East European Studies

Support is provided to postdoctoral scholars for full-time research (for 6-12 months) in the social sciences and humanities and related to Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, or the successor states of Yugoslavia. Provides up to $25,000. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents. Check with ACLS for deadlines

East European Studies Research At The Woodrow Wilson Center

Grants (2-4 months) to scholars whose research focuses on East Europe and who have a particular need for the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Limited to American citizens (or permanent residents) in the early stages of their academic careers (generally before tenure, but after Ph.D) or American scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. Office space at the Wilson Center and a research assistant will be provided whenever possible. For more information, visit their website

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Fellowships at the dissertation and postdoctoral level for research in the social sciences and humanities on Eastern Europe, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and its successor states. Visit their web page at or

Civic Education Project

The CEP Visiting Lecturer program supports higher education reform in universities in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia by placing advanced graduate students/faculty in social science departments for a year of teaching and program development. For more information, visit the CEP website.

Robert Schuman Centre Fellowships

Supports post-doctoral research for one academic year that leads to a publication. Fellows carry out their work at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Fellowships are generally awarded to nationals of European Union Member States, though applications from other states are also considered. The Centre also funds research related to its current projects. For further information, visit their website.

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