New Opportunities in Southeast European Studies
New opportunities for Research and Language Training from the American Council of Learned Societies. 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).
Dissertation fellowships For graduate students who have passed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation itself (ABDs)
- developmental fellowships [NEW] for use in the United States in preparation for research in Southeastern Europe. Applicants may propose language training, acquisition of methodological or other specialized skills, or work in U.S. archives
- research fellowships [NEW] for use in Southeastern Europe
- writing fellowships for writing the dissertation in the United States after research is complete
- research fellowships for scholars with area expertise in Southeast Europe
- developmental fellowships [NEW] for scholars with primary area expertise outside Southeastern Europe to gain knowledge or language skills for adding comparative perspective to their research
Language grants to institutions For U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct intensive summer language courses
- intensive summer language courses
, designed to cover a full academic year of instruction in the basic structures of the language in a 6-8 week program
- advanced-mastery language courses for training in skills required for advanced fieldwork or ar- chival research, or professional work in government agencies and non-governmental organiza- tions. The skills may include, but are not limited to, translation of texts, interpretation of speech, editing/copyediting, advanced reading/sorting for relevance of specialized materials
Language grants to individuals [NEW] For attendance at summer language courses, including atten- dance at ACLS-sponsored advanced-mastery language courses.
Request for proposals for research on heritage speakers of Southeast European languages [NEW] Individuals or collaborative teams are invited to propose research projects on Americans who are heritage speakers of a Southeast European language. The project should culminate in an ana- lytical paper and a syllabus for an advanced-mastery course for heritage speakers.
Travel grants [NEW] For travel to conferences to present papers, including papers on Southeastern Europe at conferences with more general themes and papers by scholars whose area expertise lies outside the region for delivery at a Southeast Europe-focused events.
Conference grants [NEW] To support conferences for presentation of significant new research in South- east European Studies
Further information is available
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Published: Thursday, July 27, 2006