Thursday, October 16, 2014

Award: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Deadline: January 15, 2015

The Endowment offers approximately 10 to 12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.


Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment’s programs. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize
briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.   The sponsor's programs areas are: Democracy; Nuclear Policy; Energy and Climate; Middle East Studies — Native or
near-native Arabic language skills essential; South Asian Studies — Strong background in international relations, strategy and military issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy
is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency in R, SPSS, or Stata a plus). Note: Foreign language skills not required; China Studies (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading
skills a huge plus; Japan Studies (Asia Program) — Japanese language skills required; Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program) — Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative
techniques a plus; Economics (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus; and Russian and Eurasian Studies — Excellent Russian language skills required.

ELIGIBILITY
 Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where
the student has completed a joint bachelor's/master’s degree program). The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. You need not be a
U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation.
Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a U.S. citizen (due to work permit requirements).

FUNDING
 Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior
fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,083.33 per month
($37,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.
(jap)



DEADLINE NOTE
The Carnegie Endowment’s deadline is January 15 (or the Friday before
if the January 15 
falls on a weekend or holiday). However, most
schools set an earlier deadline (some as early as November) to receive
and review applications. Consult your university for application
deadlines and details on the school’s application process.

E-mail:           jrfellowinfo@carnegieendowment.org
Web Site: http://carnegieendowment.org/about/?fa=jrFellows

Award: Vestnik The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies Jury Award

Deadline: December 30, 2014

Each issue of Vestnik: The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies awards the best original student research published in that issue. Vestnik, the Journal of Russian and Asian Studies, welcomes papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Research on any subject is accepted - politics,
literature, art, history, linguistics, etc.

ELIGIBILITY
Submissions should not be more than 25 pages, should be in double-spaced, 12-point TNR type with one-inch margins, and in MS Word or a capital program. The sponsor will accept MLA, ALA, and Chicago formats. Submissions should be accompanied with a statement from the author saying where he/she is currently enrolled as a student (or was at the time the paper was written), class (freshman, sophomore, graduate student, etc., if applicable), their future plans (educational and professional), and the author's agreement to Vestnik's policies and procedures. Submissions should be in English.

FUNDING
The recipient will be sent an official letter of congratulations along with a $200 check.  


E-mail:           jwilson@sras.org
Web Site: http://www.sras.org/grants_and_scholarships_for_russia
Program URL: http://www.sras.org/vestnik_editorial_board


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Prize: European Union Studies Association Book Prize

Deadline: November 21, 2014

The sponsor offers this prize for a published book in English on any aspect of EU studies and published in the two years prior to the EUSA Conference.

This prize is to honor a book written in English on any aspect of EU studies and published in the two years prior to the EUSA Conference.  For the 2015 EUSA Book Prize, to be awarded in Boston, books published in 2013 and 2014 will be eligible.

ELIGIBILITY
Authors or publishers will submit three copies of the nominated book (with a letter of transmittal), one to each member of the EUSA Book Prize committee and a cover letter or email to the EUSA main
office.

FUNDING
This prize carries a cash award of $300 USD to the author(s).

E-mail:           eusa@pitt.edu
Web Site: http://www.eustudies.org
Program URL: https://eustudies.org/about/eusa-prizes
Tel:              412-648-7635

Prize: Prize for Best Dissertation

Deadline: November 21, 2014

The EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation in EU studies will be awarded in 2015 to a dissertation written in English on any aspect of European integration between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2014.  The prize carries a cash award of $250.

ELIGIBILITY
 The student must have defended and deposited the final dissertation and graduated (been awarded the PhD degree) during this period as well. Dissertations submitted for students who did not receive the PhD
degree and graduate during the specified time period will be disqualified. Only one dissertation per department at an institution may be nominated for this prize.  Department chairs (not the dissertation committee chair) should submit an electronic copy in Microsoft Word of the dissertation with a short cover letter (letter of transmittal) from the chair to the EUSA Administrative Office.

FUNDING
The prize carries a cash award of $250. (kww)

Fellowship: Haas Fund Fellowship Competition

Deadline: November 21, 2014

The sponsors' Haas Fund Fellowship Competition is an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. The purpose of this fellowship is to assist graduate students with their EU-related dissertation research.


ELIGIBILITY
 Applicants must: be pursuing the doctoral degree (PhD) at an accredited institution in any country; be writing a dissertation in English; have an EU-related, doctoral dissertation topic approved by the professor who will supervise it; and, be able to demonstrate clearly the relevance to EU studies of the dissertation topic.

FUNDING
The sponsor will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of a minimum of $1,500 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic in the academic year 2014-2015.  


E-mail:           eusa@pitt.edu
Web Site: https://eustudies.org/
Program URL: https://eustudies.org/about/eusa-prizes
Tel:              412-648-7635
Fax:              412-648-1168

Scholarship: Scholarship Program for Junior Researcher

Deadline: December 31, 2014

The support of scientific projects and the academic communication and exchange are among the central concerns of the Herder Institute. Therefore, the Institute provide individuals with scholarships. 


With its collections and its scientific library, the Institute provides an scientific infrastructure, which can be used for the duration of the scholarship. The Institute sees itself as a forum of scientific discussion with an international orientation, which serves the visiting scientists as a platform for exchange and networking. For this reason, all visiting scientists are encouraged to join the Herder Alumni Network (LINK) after finishing their stay. 

Eligibility
All applicants should have a scientific qualification. This means that the scholarship program for junior researchers aims primarily at graduates and PhD students and other junior researchers. 

Good German OR English skills are a necessary condition to apply for the program. The scholarships are especially those from East Central European countries and those from Western Europe.


For more information, click here 

Scholarship: Scholarship Program for Senior Researcher

Deadline: December 31, 2014

The support of scientific projects and the academic communication and exchange are among the central concerns of the Herder Institute. Therefore, the Institute provide individuals with scholarships. 

With its collections and its scientific library, the Institute provides an scientific infrastructure, which can be used for the duration of the scholarship. The Institute sees itself as a forum of scientific discussion with an international orientation, which serves the visiting scientists as a platform for exchange and networking. For this reason, all visiting scientists are encouraged to join the Herder Alumni Network (LINK) after finishing their stay.


Eligibility
The scholarship program for senior researchers aims primarily at postgraduates, as well as at scientists who have finished their PhD and at professors. Good German OR English skills are a necessary condition to applyfor the program.
The scholarships are especially those from East Central European countries and those from Western Europe. 

For more information, click here.