Digest for 95-12-01

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01-01 December 95  Sender:  Treehouse4@aol.com 
                   Subject: Re: Keypal for Tennessee girl

02-01 December 95  Sender:  "TERRY RETTIG" (TRET6938@Mercury.GC.PeachNet.EDU) 
                   Subject: Moscow correspondent

03-01 December 95  Sender:  Eric Michaud (emichaud@is.dal.ca) 
                   Subject: cyrilic character set?

04-01 December 95  Sender:  T.BUROLA@ICVAZG.ZTN.APC.ORG (T.BUROLA) 
                   Subject: European Consultants

05-01 December 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie) 
                   Subject: Environmental youth project in Russian Far East

06-01 December 95  Sender:  mpagel@fsmail.uwsp.edu 
                   Subject: translation software?

07-01 December 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie) 
                   Subject: 1996 FSA Graduate Fellowships

08-01 December 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie) 
                   Subject: IREX job in Tashkent

09-01 December 95  Sender:  Doug Eldred (Douglas.K.Eldred@cdc.com) 
                   Subject: re: TrueType Fonts

10-01 December 95  Sender:  (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu) 
                   Subject: U.S./NIS Academic Studies Inbound/Outbound Program

11-01 December 95  Sender:  (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu) 
                   Subject: Central and Eastern European Training Program

12-01 December 95  Sender:  hyland@glas.apc.org (Patrick Hyland) 
                   Subject: Babushka's charity organization.

13-01 December 95  Sender:  Alexandra Wood (wood@info.irex.org) 
                   Subject: Additional info: FSA Host Opps. (fwd)

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Sender:  Treehouse4@aol.com 
Subject: Re: Keypal for Tennessee girl

Hello, my name is Alice I'm really cool and looking for a keypal, I am nine
years old looking for a pal ages 7-10.

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Sender:  "TERRY RETTIG" (TRET6938@Mercury.GC.PeachNet.EDU)
Subject: Moscow correspondent

November 28, 1995  20:15
Hello-- I am a wildlife veterinarian who will be in Moscow from
February 15 until March 14, 1996, consulting with russian
veterinarians regarding their wildife parks.  I was hoping to find a
russian student with whom I could correspond prior to my trip.  I can
be reached at TRET6938@Mercury.GC.PeachNet.EDU, or 770/475-0600, or
FAX 770/475-0800.  Thanks very much for your help.

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Sender:  Eric Michaud (emichaud@is.dal.ca) 
Subject: cyrilic character set?

I am looking for a cyrilic character set/program that would help me remap
the keyboard for cyrilic characters so e-mail and other correspondence can
be writen in cyrilic.  Preferably a MS-Windows 3.1, 3.11
I have found a KOI-8 that works well in Netscape and allows me to read KOI8
complient home pages but I can't seem to be able to make it write in cyrilic!

I would appreciate your help. I thank you in advance and welcome any

Again thanks.

Eric Michaud                   *  "Life is not like a box of
emichaud@is.dal.ca             *   chocolate!  When you bite
emichaud@ug.cs.dal.ca          *   into it... it bites back!"
05michau@ac.dal.ca             *   Confusius Gump

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Subject: European Consultants

I am delivering a paper on European consulting companies that are involved
 with work in humanitarian aid, rehabilitation of infrastructure, economic
reconstruction, rule of law and human rights. Can anyone suggest net sites
or sources of information?

Thomas Burial
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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie) 
Subject: Environmental youth project in Russian Far East

(cross-post from CIVILSOC)

Date: Tue, 28 Nov 95 13:15:57 EST
)From: Ecobiokh (ecobiokh@as.khabarovsk.su)

                                                   21 November, 1995
                                                   Khabarovsk Territory
                                                   Youth Eco-Bio Center
                                                   Khabarovsk, Russia

Greetings America!
        I am writing to you from the snowy city of Khabarovsk, Russia, a
city of 800,000 located on the Amur River in the Russia Far East.  I was given
your address from the Peace Corps, Vladivostok, Russia.  I am a Peace Corps
volunteer working as coordinator for the State Ecology-Biology Center.
This center works with eight other centers in the region on implementing
environmental education in the schools and consulting with individual
schools.  We also work with students on science projects that include
studying biology, ornithology, ecology, and air and water pollution
testing.  Throughout the year, scientists lead expeditions for students to
learn about environmental science and related fields.
        This July we would like to invite a group of Americans to take part
in an international camp and ecological expedition.  It will be a 2 to 3 week
camp with Russians students and scientists and an additional 2 to 3 weeks
exploring the wonders of the Russia Far East.  This may include mountain
climbing on the volcanoes of Kamchatka, exploring the wilderness of Sikhote-
Alin Reserve, whitewater rafting, and more.
        The goal of this camp is to focus attention on the preservation of
this fragile ecosystem.  Much international attention is being given to this
area that is home to vast Taiga forests, home to extensive mountains and
volcanoes, and home to the endangered Siberian tiger and Himalayan bear.
This area is at high risk of exploitation by international logging, mining,
and oil companies as a result of the opening up of Russia.  Because the
need for the preservation of this area is so immediate and wide ranging,
we want to include people from other countries to participate in this
     I would greatly appreciate any contacts of groups who might be
interested in such a environmental camp. We are looking for students who
are interested in learning about the environment, a cultural exchange with
Russians, and interested in camping, backpacking and other outdoor
recreation.  This expedition is open to all ages and interests, although we
would prefer older students and adults.  We are also looking for a group of
about 15-25.

                          Eric W. Stonebraker
                          Coordinator-U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer

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Sender:  mpagel@fsmail.uwsp.edu 
Subject: translation software?

Hello to all on the list!

Can anyone recommend a wordprocessor program (IBM compatable) that will
translate English to Russian?

As an amateur radio operator, I have made friends in Russia and write to them
now that shortwave communication is spotty at the bottom of the sunspot cycle.
Most of my Russian friends do not speak conversational english and manage to
read my letters only with extensive help from Russian/English dictionaries.
While their mastery of english is limited, it is much better than my knowledge
of Russian!  I'd like to lighten their load a bit by typing letters in
english, pushing a button and...you get the picture.

I have seen ads for translation software in various PC magazines but do not
know anyone actually using these products.  Do they work as advertised?  Are
some better than others?  I already have cyrilic fonts on my windows-equipped


Mike Pagel, KA9LAQ
Associate Director of Career Services
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI  54481
Tel:  (715) 346-4557
FAX:  (715) 346-3724
Internet:  mpagel@fsmail.uwsp.edu

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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie) 
Subject: 1996 FSA Graduate Fellowships

Date:         	Wed, 29 Nov 1995 10:06:32 -0500
)From: 			Aaron Twitchell -IREX (muskie@INFO.IREX.ORG
Subject:      	1996 FSA Graduate Fellowships


A Program of the United States Information Agency

The 1996 Freedom Support Act (FSA) Graduate Fellowship Program
provides grants to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to pursue one or
two years of graduate study at the master's level in the following

        Education Administration
        Library and Information Science
        Public Policy

The program is administered by the International Research &
Exchanges Board (IREX), the American Council of Teachers of
Russian/American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language
Study (ACTR/ACCELS), and the Soros Foundations/Open Society
Institute (Soros/OSI).

Fellowship provisions include:

  *Tuition, room and board, stipend, medical insurance, book allowance;
  *Round trip transportation to/from placement city in the United States.

Eligibility requirments include:

  *Citizen of one of the 12 participating countries listed above;
  *Under the age of 40 at the time of application (January 26, 1996);
  *No alternative funding for study in the United States;
  *Undergraduate degree or equivalent by June 1996;
  *English Proficiency (written and spoken);
  *Able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential
        in field of specialization;
  *No more than four months total employment, study, work, training or
        living outside of Eurasia during the period June 1994
        through June 1996.


Further questions regarding eligibility, contact information, and
application procedures may be directed to IREX, ACTR/ACCELS, or

Alexandra Patten Wood and Aaron Twitchell
FSA Programs
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-628-8188
fax: 202-628-8189
e-mail:  muskie@info.irex.org

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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie) 
Subject: IREX job in Tashkent

Date:         	Mon, 27 Nov 1995 19:14:59 -0800
)From: 			Eric Sievers (esievers@IGC.APC.ORG
Subject:      	IREX job in Tashkent


On-Site Representative


The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks a US
citizen to serve as Program Officer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. IREX
Program Officers are responsible for promoting ongoing research,
policy, and professional training programs as well as monitoring
opportunities for new cooperative activities in the region.

Administrative duties include managing all aspects of the IREX
office as well as overseeing and training local staff. Principle
IREX field office objectives include:  administering fellowship
programs for Uzbek scholars to study/conduct research in the
United States; organizing the on-site elements of professional
training programs for critical political, governmental, nonprofit,
media, and entrepreneurial cadres in Uzbekistan; providing field
access for American specialists to professional networks and
research resources in the region; structuring alumni activities;
expanding telecommunication access and competency within academic
and nonprofit communities; and implementing other IREX initiatives
in Central Asia. IREX field staff work closely with local higher
education, government, media and policy establishments and with
officials of the US Embassy as well as other nongovernmental
organizations and corporations operating in the area.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants for this position should have at least
a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and possess strong
Russian-language competency.  Excellent organizational skills and
administrative experience are essential.  Applicants should be
adept with computers and relevant software (word processing,
dbase, spreadsheets) and electronic mail communication.

Preference will be given to candidates with professional
experience in Central Asia and who have fluency in Uzbek or other
languages of the Central Asian region.

The International Research & Exchanges Board is a private,
nonprofit organization promoting American collaboration with the
academic, policy and professional communities of the NIS, Central
and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia.

IREX currently has ten representations in Eurasia: Moscow, Almaty,
Bishkek, Erevan, Irkutsk, Kyiv, Rostov-on-Don, Tashkent, Tbilisi,
and Vladivostok.

Send cover letter/resume to IREX/KGK, 1616 H Street, Washington,
DC 20006.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

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Sender:  Doug Eldred (Douglas.K.Eldred@cdc.com) 
Subject: re: TrueType Fonts


During recent trip to St. Petersberg I bought a keyboard with English and
Russian layouts, plus a utility, ParaWin which allows switching between
the two layouts. Also supplied were 3 switchable truetype fonts,
pragmaticctt, newtonctt and informctt. I have been told that there are many
others, eg Times New Roman, Arial. From where can I get them? (Or where can
I get them from?)

You can find a number of fonts on CompuServe by using File Finder and
looking for keywords "cyrillic" and "russian".  Some may not have the
keyboard layout you want, but some probably do.  Some are free, some are
"shareware".  One that is sort of Times New Roman-like is "cyrttf" which
is on CompuServe, or was when I checked last.

Another font useful for Russian-language email and newsgroups is "koi8".

For Macintosh users, Apple has just announced a $99 Russian language kit.
 Also, there are some excellent Macintosh Cyrillic TrueType fonts
available by ftp from ftp.apple.com; approximate equivalents of Times,
Courier, Helvetica, Geneva, Monaco, and Chicago exist there.  You can
completely "Russianize" your Macintosh, or you can use just the fonts,
though it takes a little editing to get the font names to appear in


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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu) 
Subject: U.S./NIS Academic Studies Inbound/Outbound Program

 U.S./NIS Academic Studies Inbound/Outbound Program

 SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

 SYNOPSIS:  The U.S. Information Agency is inviting applications for
 1997-98 academic year exchange projects between American high school
 students and high school students from the 12 newly independent states
 (NIS) of the former Soviet Union.

 DEADLINES:  1996-01-12

 OBJECTIVES:  Projects should build the capacity of organizations to
 conduct academic exchanges at the secondary school level between the
 United States and the NIS; sponsor study opportunities in the United
 States for NIS high school-aged students; and promote study abroad
 opportunities in the NIS for Americans. Eligible areas are Armenia,
 Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia,
 Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzebkistan.

 RESTRICTIONS: Public or private nonprofit organizations.

 MONETARY: $4 million.

 CONTACT INFO: Shalita Jones; 301 Fourth Street, SW; Room 320 ;
 Washington,  DC  20547


 Telephone:  202-619-6299

       FAX:  202-619-5311

 Email Address:  sjones@usia.gov

 Miscellaneous Information

 Program Number:  010066

 Source of Information: SPIN;  1995-11-27; 3

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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu) (by way of
Subject: Central and Eastern European Training Program

 Central and Eastern European Training Program

 SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

 SYNOPSIS:  The U.S. Information Agency is seeking proposals to develop
 training programs for professionals from Central and Eastern European
 countries in areas of local government/public administration,
 independent media development and business administration.

 DEADLINES:  1996-01-12

 OBJECTIVES:  Projects should link the U.S. organization's
 international exchange interests with counterpart institutions and
 groups in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech
 Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland,
 Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The solicitation specifies
 training priorities by country. Projects may include short-term
 professional training workshops conducted in Central/Eastern Europe;
 four- to 10-week internships in the United States; and professional
 training programs and study tours in the United States. Proposals
 should demonstrate in-depth, substantive knowledge of the issues of
 concern to the designated countries and the capacity to organize and
 conduct the program, including appropriate orientation activities for
 the participants; a detailed work plan for all phases of the project;
 tentative agendas for study tours, workshops and internships; letters
 of commitment from internship hosts; and selection procedures.

 RESTRICTIONS: Public and private nonprofit organizations. USIA will
 give priority to proposals from U.S. organizations with established
 connections in Central/Eastern Europe.

 MONETARY: USIA will give preference to proposals for less than
 $150,000. The maximum award is $60,000 for organizations with fewer
 than four year's experience in conducting international exchange

 CONTACT INFO: Christinia Miner; 301 Fourth Street, SW; Room 216;
 Washington,  DC  20547


 Telephone:  202-619-5319

       FAX:  202-619-4530

 Email Address:  cminer@usia.gov

 Miscellaneous Information

 Program Number:  015748

 Source of Information: Federal Register;  1995-11-16;

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Sender:  hyland@glas.apc.org (Patrick Hyland) 
Subject: Babushka's charity organization.

Moscow, Russia 125080Volakolomskoye sh. 7(b) - 59
Patrick Hyland                  tel./fax 158-5096       
Mayor Yuri Luzhkov

Fellow Internetters:
        I would like to address you today in regards to a very grave social
problem in Moscow and a possible solution to it.  As you know, one of the most
difficult problems facing Russian society today is the plight of the elderly.
Special projects to help this group must begin in order to improve their status.
The most important aspect of any project is its financing.  I have a proposal
which would solve the financing problem and establish an organization that would
greatly benefit the elderly people of Moscow.  If successful, this program will
be repeated in other cities of Russia.
        Russia is quickly moving forward on the path to prosperity as it adapts
to the market economy.  One group, however, is being left behind, the elderly.
Though they worked hard all their lives and contributed immensely to the
development of the USSR, today they are the disenfranchised of Russian society.
Their monthly pensions are not enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
A burgeoning government provides little hope as it struggles to support its own
        In my country, the USA, senior citizens are generally better off.
Although inflation has cut into the savings of many of the elderly, there are
still enough funds to provide the basics.  Charitable non-profit organizations
often fill the gap left between savings and governmental funds.  Churches and
social organizations have hot meal programs, collections for food and clothing
and other programs to help the elderly.  Clearly, the situation of the elderly
in Russia is much more dire, and more direct action should be taken.
        There is one model that I think could do very well in Moscow, with some
adaptation.  One California city has a program to help the homeless.  It is a
business which provides the homeless with jobs and the profit it creates goes
into other projects to house, feed, and train the homeless for other jobs.  It
provides these people with an honorable way to make a living and create a new
future for themselves.  The business is a chain of hot-dog stands all over the
city.  Each stand is worked by a program participant who is or was homeless.
The stands sell a good product, and gains support from the public by providing a
high quality service.  The workers have to abide by strict rules of no drugs or
drinking, cleanliness, proper conduct, etc.  Because these people aren't begging
for a handout but are working for a good cause, they gain the goodwill of the
public.  In this way, the business does not suffer from "donor fatigue" as a
charity would.
        From seeing the number of new Steff-Houberg hot-dog stands throughout
the city, I know fast food would still be a good vehicle for this business in
Moscow.  I suggest, however, that we go with more traditional Russian food with
a Western offering as well.  The program that I have envisioned will be called
Proposal for Establishment of Fast Food Catering Carts In Moscow

Purpose:   To form a company for the benefit of the pensioners in Moscow.  All
profit that is not put back into development of the business will be used for
various projects to help the elderly in Moscow.  Examples of these programs
include hot meals programs, meals on wheels, housing projects for displaced
elderly people, legal protection services etc.
Projected Make-Up of the Organization
        -       Non-profit organization.
        -       5-10 full time employees, marketing, management, production
        -       Volunteers, possible stipend, to work with "Babushkas", drive
support vehicles,               provide general support
        -       Employ workers for carts, senior age, 55+, (Babushkas)
                each of these workers would work a 4 hour shift and be paid on
an hourly               basis.

        Moscow residents of pension age will be able to apply to the "Babushka's
assistance fund".  A percentage of profit will be distributed to particularly
needy pensioners.  Loans for small amounts may also be made available through
this fund.

General Business Plan for Babushka's Blini and Burritos
        A menu will be decided on based on availability, mass appeal and cost
effectiveness.  Burritos are a very likely candidate because they are not
expensive to make with local products, the fillings could be customized to be
Russian, rather than Mexican or American, in flavor.  Burritos are neat, and
easily handled, perfect for kiosk areas, a wholesome, economical and fast meal
for people on the go.  Blini are also easy to handle, economical and are good
with a variety of fillings, from ham and cheese to chocolate, or even ice cream.

        Babushka's will be well known for the quality of its product.  All
meats, vegetables, etc. would have to meet rigorous quality requirements.
Babushka's would develop it's own farms and contract farmers in order to
maintain the high quality of the food supplies.
        Carts, or Kiosks, would be located throughout the city.  Each morning
drivers would bring all the ingredients, supplies, and cash boxes out to each
location.  Throughout the day, drivers will check up on each Babushka's location
replenishing stocks, checking on the "Babushka's" and collecting cash.
Benefits for The Elderly
        The first benefit to the elderly will be to the "Babushkas" who are
given employment at the stands.  They will earn an hourly wage for their work.
They will work no more than  6 hour shifts.  Other benefits would be allotted to
workers, insurance, low interest loans, etc.  This will allow them to earn a
living with dignity as part of a collective effort to better the plight of the
elderly.  They will have the satisfaction of helping others while increasing
their own income.  No longer will they have to endure the humiliation of begging
in the metros or peddling plastic bags on the street.
        The secondary beneficiaries will be elderly citizens who enroll in
"Babushka's" other programs.  These programs may include, but are not limited
to, pension supplements, low interest loans, hot meals programs, meals on
wheels, shelters, and medical treatments.  People not able to work as
"Babushkas" will receive support from the "Babushka" programs.
The Government
        Obviously, a program like this will not be able to work without the
support of the government, both federal and municipal.  The federal government
could greatly assist the program by issuing the necessary approvals and licenses
for the program to work as a non-profit charitable organization and by declaring
"Babushka's" a tax free enterprise, as it currently does with the athletic
        The most important help would come from the city government.  Its
support will be crucial if we are to gain the necessary permits, office space,
warehousing space, and cafe sites.  I realize that the only hope for this
project is the support of mayor Yuri Lushkov and the city government.  Police
protection will be of particular importance as these cafes will be manned by
elderly people.  It would be particularly helpful if the city government and
police could persuade the elements of organized crime to take a hands off
attitude towards the "Babushka's" cafes.
The Contributors
        I am confident that members of the business community, both
international and domestic, will be eager to provide contributions to help
launch this project.  Because this would not be like other charities where one
must continually send donations, there will be no "donor fatigue".  Each donor
of over, say, $25,000.00 would become a founding contributor to the project and
would have the trademark of its company placed on each and every "Babushka's"
stand in the city.  This would be a form of socially responsible advertising for
the companies.  Also, their names would be listed in all pamphlets, menus, etc.
that are printed by "Babushka's".  Some companies will donate in the form of
labor, time, materials, or services.  Businesses will, of course, only donate if
they think that the program has a chance of succeeding.   The support of the
Mayor is tantamount to that chance.  Without his endorsement, they will not risk
        "Babushka's" will have to be strictly controlled and monitored in order
to maintain the goodwill of the public, the donors, the government, and the
elderly.  Two independent accounting firms will regularly audit "Babushka's"
assuring that profits are put into expanding the operations or are going to
programs for the elderly and not to some bureaucrat's pocket.  Every ingredient,
every ruble will be accounted for.  "Babushka's" would also have to comply with
health codes, safety codes, etc.  The quality of the products used will be
strictly controlled.  Producers will be contracted to supply food ingredients at
certain quality levels.  Russian ingredients will be used when possible.

        I have sent a copy of this letter to the mayor of Moscow to gain his
support.  I welcome all advice, contacts, and offers of help that any of you
might have.  My approach is an all or nothing stance, with Moscow as the target.
It may well be easier to start this type of a program in Kiev, St. Petersburg,
or some small city.  If Lushkov isn't interested, then I will be open to
suggestions of other cities.  There is much to do after a city is decided on.  I
am looking for individuals who would like to volunteer their time, expertise,
money and/or connections.  I would think USAID and the European Union would love
to fund a project like this, If there are any experienced grant writers who
would like to help garner these funds, please contact me.  We could use the
talents of accountants, restaurant managers, chefs, admistrative personnel,
advertising and marketing people.  Anyone with contacts in Russian city and
federal government would be greatly appreciated.  We will need to conduct
feasibility tests, construct a detailed business plan, coordinate with other
charitable organizations, and to recruit individuals who will act as organizers,
managers and fund-raisers.  Please respond to my e-mail address,
hyland@glasnet.ru.  Please include personal information on your profession,
experience and how you think you can help.  I am hoping to contact serious
individuals who think they have something to offer and who would like to see
this project succeed.
                                        Patrick J. Hyland

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Sender:  Alexandra Wood (wood@info.irex.org) 
Subject: Additional info: FSA Host Opps. (fwd)

RE: Follow-up to digest post dated 95-11-17, on Institutional Host
Opportunities for the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program

Applications are available for institutions interested in hosting
Fellows from the Newly Independent States under the auspices of the
Edmund S. Muskie AND/OR Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Programs.

The Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program,sponsored by the
United States Information Agency, brings qualified individuals from
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the
Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to
the United States to pursue master's-level degree or professional
development programs in business administration, economics, education
administration, journalism/mass communications, law, library and
information science, public administration, and public policy.

Program type: degree, non-degree, or certificate
Program length: nine months, one year, eighteen months, or two years

Deadline for receipt of host applications: January 26, 1996, 5:00pm EST

For further information and to request an application, please contact (by

For degree programs in
Business Adminstration,
Public Administration, and
Public Policy:

Muskie/FSA Programs
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
e-mail: fellows@actr.org

For degree/non-degree programs in
Journalism/Mass Communications, and
Library and Information Science:

Muskie/FSA Programs
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
e-mail: muskie@info.irex.org

For degree programs in
Law and
Education Administration:

The Soros Foundations/Open Society Institute
Muskie/FSA Programs
888 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10106
e-mail: akehoe@sorosny.org

For one-year, non-degree Professional Development Awards in
Business Administration,
Economics, and
Public Administration:

Institute of International Education
Muskie Program
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005-2403
e-mail: moleszek@iie.org


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To visit the FRIENDS WWW server, use the following URLs if you have
a World Wide Web browser:  http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/home.html

If you don't have a WWW browser, just telnet to solar.rtd.utk.edu
and enter 'friends' (in lower case and without the quotes) at the
login prompt.

or those who need it, the IP address of our computers are

Please address any comments, questions, or suggestions to your

  Natasha Bulashova, natasha@alice.ibpm.serpukhov.su
  Greg Cole, gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu