Digest for 95-12-21


Dear Friends!

We congratulate to all of you with very nice and sweet holiday
and wish to you ,your family  Merry Christmas and wonderful
holiday season!

Merry Christmas to you!!


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-21 December 95  Server Statistics for Friends and Partners

#02-21 December 95  Azerbaijan Home Page on Friends

#03-21 December 95  Conference proceedings from "Women, Politics, and
                    Environmental Action" symposium


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-21 December 95  Sender:  Jim Curtis (GRAJC@MIZZOU1.missouri.edu)
                   Subject: Minsk

02-21 December 95  Sender:  "Andrew V. Shipilov" (andrew@andyfu.crimea.ua)
                   Subject: A letter to Friends

03-21 December 95  Sender:  Fedor Babanine (fed@icc.ru)
                   Subject: Irkutsk

04-21 December 95  Sender:  Fedor Babanine (fed@icc.ru)
                   Subject: Re: Irkutsk

05-21 December 95  Sender:  Yuri Schoolov (yuris@lenti.med.umn.edu) (VetPatho)
                   Subject: Looking for business partners

06-21 December 95  Sender:  Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj (bohdan@TRYZUB.com)
                   Subject: My Culinary Christmas Present:
                            UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents: (fwd)

07-21 December 95  Sender:  bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
                   Subject: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents:  Events on Ukraine's
                            National (Narodnyj) Calendar

08-21 December 95  Sender:  marc levin (74011.3371@compuserve.com)
                   Subject: Digest for 95-12-18

09-21 December 95  Sender:  David Stickney (david@wvb.gomel.by)
                   Subject: *** Green Class, Gomel Belarus ***

10-21 December 95  Sender:  (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
                   Subject: Special American Business Internship Training
                            (SABIT) Program

11-21 December 95  Sender:  (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
                   Subject: IREX Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia Special

12-21 December 95  Sender:  (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
                   Subject: IIE--East Central Europe/NIS/Baltic
States--Professional


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

* Server Statistics for Friends and Partners can be found at:

  http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/stats/

  or from a link on the F&P home page.

  Our thanks to Sasha Ovchinnikov for putting these together.

* Azerbaijan page.  We are pleased to announce our new partnership
  with David Couchman of Southampton, England who has put together
  a wonderful resource on Azerbaijan.  Please visit from URL:

  http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/azerbaijan/

  or from a link from our Geography page.  (we will be putting
  a new page together on NIS republics soon)

* Women, Politics, and Environmental Action:  proceedings from
  an international symposium held in Moscow Russia in June 1994.

  Our thanks to Dr. Welling Hall for sharing this with us!  Please visit
  this interesting and very well organized resource at:

  http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/welling/

  or from a link on the science page.



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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

Please continue to send your e-mail to friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

** 01 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Jim Curtis (GRAJC@MIZZOU1.missouri.edu)
Subject: Minsk

Dear Friends,

Anyone who is going to Minsky anytime soon, and who would be willing to take
some things that an exchange student had to leave behind, will do him a great
favor and no doubt store up treasures in heaven.

If you're interested, please write to me: grajc@mizzou1.missouri.edu

Thanks,

Jim Curtis

** 02 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Andrew V. Shipilov" (andrew@andyfu.crimea.ua)
Subject: A letter to Friends

Dear Friends,

Our students asked about a program called "The Diversity Lottery" which
is carried out by the US government.
What is this program all about (if it really exists) and what are the recent
entrance requirements for 1996 year? Is that true that the US government
hands out the immigration visas as prizes for the "Jeopardy"?
All information will be greately appreciated.
Merry Christmas.

Andrew V. Shipilov                             Promoting Intercultural
Youth for Understanding                        Exchanges for Fifty Years...

International Exchange Crimea.

** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  root@tugr.irkutsk.su
Subject: Irkutsk

NOTE:  Friends, we present Fedor Babanine's letter below in hopes of
       locating/sharing information about possibilities of providing
       equipment for Internet servers.  Fedor's ideas are good and
       very well stated.  If you know of programs which might be
       willing to help - or if you would be interested in helping
       put together a "clearinghouse" of equipment for this purpose,
       please write to Fedor and to "equip@solar.rtd.utk.edu".


                                           Mr. Fedor Babanine
                                           Lermontova, 275-A, 63
                                           664033 Irkutsk
                                           Russia

Dear Sir or Madam:
We are a group of young networking specialists from Irkutsk
Computing  Center, East Siberia. The Center is the part of the Irkutsk
Scientific Center (so called "Akademgorodok"). We are seeking
financial and/or technical support of our work.
We would be very grateful for information about how we can apply
for support and what the criteria are for grant applicants.

We are mounting the first INTERNET WorldWide Web server in East
Siberia. You can find it at http://www.icc.ru using Mosaic or
Netscape (preferable).

Plans for the future include development of information services
in Irkutsk to bring all the useful properties of WorldWide
networking technology and to give an access to information from
the INTERNET to the people of Irkutsk and the region.

We will be
  - implementing network gates e-mail - postal service (snail-mail)
    for Irkutsk residents,
  - providing home-page service for pen-pal and local businesses,
  - posting news from the local newspaper on the net along with
    weather forecasts for the region,
  - posting current economic reports for the region and information
    on bank papers and currency rates,
  - providing information services for local businesses,
  - organizing, via the Internet, local tours, hotel and ticket
    reservations for tourists and businessmen,
  - providing local scientists from the Irkutsk Science Center
    (also know as "Akademgorodok") opportunities to access the
    Internet and Worldwide Web, as well as contribute their
    information to it.
  - informing local businesses about opportunities with the
    Internet and providing easily understood descriptions of
    the Internet and the services we offer.

These are especially important because Irkutsk has very poor
telephone service and the postal service (figuratively "smail-mail")
to the rest of the world is unreliable and very slow.

Unfortunately, there are several hinderances to our work due to a
poor technical base.  We need at least a 486 computer (to use the
Netscape) and scanner to put the texts and pictures on the server.
At the moment, we use an old 286 computer with a CGA monitor to
mount the text information, but our friends in Germany help to
scan the pictures (which we must send to them by postal service).

We understand the importance of rapid access to world-wide
information, the ability to share information and ideas with
colleagues on an international basis, and full participation with
the global information infrastructure in order to foster an
exchange of scientific and technical information.  This finally
will help to build a stable democracy and improve international
understanding.

We would be grateful if you would supply us with information
regarding what ways our work could be supported by your
organization also in the way of cooperation.

We are hoping for your help in bringing Irkutsk city to the
global information infrastructure and for the development of
free information exchange in our region of Russia.

Fedor Babanine
WWW Irkutsk Webmaster
root@tugr.irkutsk.su



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Sender:  Fedor Babanine (fed@icc.ru)
Subject: Re: Irkutsk

I think it is great proposal of you and we of course permit
to post our request on F&P.
I include also an annonunce of Radio Liberty program,
dedicated to our WWW Irkutsk Information Centre. Feel free
to post it as well.

With kind regards,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Fedor Babanine
WWW Irkutsk Webmaster

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Re: WWW Irkutsk on the Radio Liberty

Dear friends!

We would like to announce the radio program about WWW Irkutsk and
Internet in Irkutsk. It will be broadcast by Radio Liberty
(Radio Svoboda) on Tuesday, 19 Dec, 1995 at 21:10. It will be
repeated at 1:10 and 9:10 next day. Moscow time (GMT + 3 hours).
See below the table with local times and frequencies.
The weekly program about the Internet is named "Sed'moi kontinent"
(7th continent) and is in Russian.

The topics of the program are the importance of the Net for a Russian
provincial city and its scientific community, the benefits for
the population in general, for the handicapped and for
the business community.

Participants are Fedor Babanine (fed@icc.ru) through the Internet,
Andrea LaFayette-Fisher, Alexei Babanine and others. Moderator and
editor of the program - Alexei Tsvetkov (RFE/RL, Prague).

URL of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty is http://www.rferl.org
The RFE/RL broadcasts in short waves worldwide,
and in some big cities in Russia on "UKW", "SW" (Moscow, St.Petersburg,
Nizhnij Novgorod, Novosibirsk and others).

The local times and frequencies, concerning the program:

Zone and local time   First broadcast      First repeat        Second repeat
==============================================================================
Moscow  (MSK=UTC+3)  Tue Dec 19 21:10    Wed Dec 20  1:10    Wed Dec 20  9:10
GMT (UTC)            Tue Dec 19 18:10    Tue Dec 19 22:10    Wed Dec 20  6:10
Germany (CET=UTC+1)  Tue Dec 19 19:10    Tue Dec 19 23:10    Wed Dec 20  7:10
Irkutsk (UTC+8)      Wed Dec 20  2:10    Wed Dec 20  6:10    Wed Dec 20 14:10
==============================================================================
Frequencies (KHz)    Only "UKW" & "SW"   5955,61O5,722O,     61O5,7190,722O,
                      in big cities      7245,952O,9645      952O,11875,11885
Wavelength (m)                           50.3, 49.1, 41.5,   49.1,41.7,41.5,
                                         41.4, 31.5, 31.1    31.5,25.1,25.2
==============================================================================

There is also the last repeat on Wed Dec 20 at 12:10 UTC

[...]
RFE/RL, on the air since 1951, is the most popular foreign radio service to
this strategically vital region of the world.

More than 25 million regular listeners tune in our programs, which we broadcast
in 21 major languages of the region from our new International Broadcast Center
in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Our 240 broadcasters and journalists are supplemented by one of the largest,
trans-national networks of freelance contributors in Central Europe and
Eurasia. RFE/RL bureaus in the region's capitals provide listeners with
comprehensive news, interviews, commentary and analysis, edited to exacting
standards of fairness, balance, accuracy and objectivity.
[...]
Source: http://www.rferl.org/PR/kevin.html

You are welcome with your comments and suggestions.
Stay tuned.

Warm greetings from Siberia,
WWW Irkutsk
Fedor Babanine
http://www.icc.ru

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Sender:  Yuri Schoolov (yuris@lenti.med.umn.edu) (VetPatho)
Subject: Looking for business partners

Looking for business partners committed to
personaland professional development to help
promote new satellite company (educational
programs) by building an international subscriber
base.  If you are a team player looking for a part
or full time home-based business opportunity
with minimum start up costs and complete
training, please contact Dr. Yuri Schoolov at
(612) 521-3587 or send e-mail to:
yuris@lenti.med.umn.edu

or Dr. Paul Halvorson at (612) 379-3222 ext.32.

or write us at  Triad Group, 4213 Park Avenue
South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.  Please join us
now as we prepare to expand into Russia, Eastern
Europe in the fall of 1996.

*******************************
   yuris@lenti.med.umn.edu
-------------------------------
   Yuri Schoolov, M.D.
   3743 Upton Av. N.
   Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412
   phone/fax (612) 521-3587
-------------------------------
LIFE IS POWERFUL IN INTERACTION
*******************************

** 06 **********************************************************************

)From: Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj (bohdan@TRYZUB.com)
To:   owner-friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: My Culinary Christmas Present: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents:


Greetings,

      I have upload recipes on Varenyky (pyrohy), nalesnyky,
holubtsi and others!  Just in time for the holiday season!

Pages 66-75 of "The New Kitchen" published in L'viv
in 1928 and written by Osypa Zaklyns'ka can be accessed now.
The cookbook, of course, is in Ukrainian and available in "gif"
format (each page is now 35K and of an even higher quality
than earlier pages enplaced before).


The address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project is:

http://world.std.com/~sabre/UKRAINE.html

Either click the button labelled "Culture" by the
Tryzub (Trident) graphic or scroll down and click the
"Culture" section summary to access the Culinary
section.

As always, please feel free to email us at faq@tryzub.com
with comments.   We always are looking for contributions
as well.


                                Regards,

                Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj

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Sender:  bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
Subject: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents:  Events on Ukraine's National
(Narodnyj) Calendar

(Narodnyj) Calendar

Greetings,

   Now, when you access the home page of the Ukraine FAQ Plus
Project, you will be able to click on an entry to see what happened
on that particular day.  Events from Ukraine's history and folk arts
will be available.

The address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project is:

http://world.std.com/~sabre/UKRAINE.html

Scroll down and locate the entry:

"Click here for today's entry from Ukraine's National Calendar."

Clicking on "here" will then generate a page listing the items for the day.


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Date:          Fri, 22 Dec 1995 18:22:41 GMT+4
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As always, please feel free to email us at faq@tryzub.com
with comments.   We always are looking for contributions
as well.


                                Regards,

                Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj

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Sender:  marc levin (74011.3371@compuserve.com)
Subject: Digest for 95-12-18


Professor Petro,
I am responding to your message regarding current travel conditions in St.
Petersburg and Novgorod, Russia.  Just returning from St. Petersburg yesterday I
jumped at the chance to encourage you to GO GO GO!!!  I have just spent the past
four months studying in Pete's and am counting the minutes until I can return.
I also had the chance to go to NOvgorod as one of my classmates at Connecticut
College is studying there for the year.

What can I say...  It's cold now and snows quite a  bit, so be prepared to
bundle up and don't forget a hat.  Even if you do forget something along those
lines I must say that you can really find anything you may need there
inexpensively, except for contact lens cleaner.
As for medical care...  I am not sure how long your prospective trip will be.  I
was registered at the A merican Medical Clinic located on the Fontanka in the
center of town.  Luckily I did not have to visit (as my host family has\d home
remedies that kills any Western medicines), but a friend of mine needed stitches
after a fall down the stairs of a metro escalator and received excellent care by
a Western physician.  Russian doctors, however are well qualified, but access to
supplies and medicines are still intermittantly avaliable.  So, bring all of
your own medicines.  Also, AMC is very expensive, so you may want to look into
insurance possibilities.
Crime... The only crime I either was a victim of, or witnessed was in Moscow.  I
felt extremely safe, even at night, in St. Petes, and even safer in Novgorod
considering that the town is only about 5000 people.  Novgorod is definitely not
used to tourists, so do not expect to get around without knowing Russian.  As
for Petes it is possible to use English as a crutch, but it is necessary to at
least know the Cyrillic alphabet.
Hotels... I lived with a family, but I know that the Grand Hotel Europe in St.
Petes runs around $300 a night and the hotel Pribaltiskaya about $200.  I
suggest you look into an intourist  or a youth hostel, as they are much less
expensive and are clean and have heat and hot water (as do all buildings).

This (St Pete) is undoubtedly the most exciting, beautiful, educational, and
intriguing city in the world.  The only caution I heed to you is that it has
captured a bit of my soul.

If you have any further questions or want more details, please write back.  I
hope you take the opportunity to go.I envy you greatly.  If  you do decide to go
and have a little extra room in your bags, I would greatly appreciate if you
could take some letters and photographs with you for my family, but it certainly
is up tp you.

Good Luck,
Leah Levin
e-mail until mid January  74011.3371@compuserve.com
e-mail at school  lrlev@conncoll.edu
home phone 908-531-8039

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Sender: David Stickney (david@wvb.gomel.by)
Subject: *** Green Class, Gomel Belarus ***

Dear Friends,

        I would like to introduce you to a national NGO which I have helping
        with some projects in the country of Belarus, This is a first noch
        local org with lots of energy, and would make a great partner for
        joint efforts.

Best,
David Stickney
IAEWP U.N. (NGO)
Associate member Green Class

(-- From G. Karopa, president "Green Class" --)

The Green Class Association of Belarus

Goal:
        To develop systems and methodology of environmental education in the
        country of Belarus.

Fields of Activity:
        Environmental education; Gathering and distributing information about
        the environment; Conducting seminars; Coordinating environmental
        initiatives; Promotion of environmental awareness; NGO development;
        Development of information systems.

Other information:
        Organized in 1983 as a means of promoting environmentalism in
        education. The organization has international experiance, and has a
        extremely extensive coverage in country. A Counterpart NGO, it has
        recieved grants from The Soros Foundation as well as ISAR.

Green Class is always seeking new information and contacts, and welcomes both
in thier chalenging work in the highly polluted country of Belarus.

Address:

        Dr. Gennady Karopa
        President


        Belarus 246028
        Sovetskaya D. 106 KB. 65
        Gomel Belarus
        Tel: (0232) 56-99-17
        Email: gnkaropa@by.glas.apc.org



--
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*   IAEWP (NGO) United Nations  ECOSOC, UNICEF, UNICED, UNDPI and UNESCO  *
*   david@gomel.by        Tel (7) (0232) 55-00-17           Fax 55-06-23  *
*         C/O World Vision Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, 246050 Gomel         *
*                14 Pushkina P.O. BOX 346 Gomel,  Belarus                 *
*                 (FTP) solar.rtd.utk.edu /friends/caaa                   *
*                (Listserver) W-Vision@Solar.rtd.utk.edu                  *
*          http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/wvision/index.html            *
*            http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/caaa/index.html             *


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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program


 Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program

 SPONSOR:  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

 SYNOPSIS:  The International Trade Administration, is seeking a
 program coordinatro who possesses the following basic quailifications:
 1) knowledge of history, government, demongraphics, and policies in
 the former Soviet Union; 2) ability to communicate, both orally and in
 writing, in Russian; 3) ability to perform liaison functions among
 various organizations involved in the SABIT Standardization Program;
 4) strong organizations skills, in particular ability to organize,
 plan and coordinate logistics involved in supervising a group of 20
 interns from the former Soviet Union, including arranging ground
 transportation, lodging, and domestic airtravel, if necessary; 5)
 strong administrative skills; 6) strong intercultural communication
 skills; and 7) strong public speaking ability.

 DEADLINES:  OPEN

 OBJECTIVES:

 RESTRICTIONS: Applicants who meet the Basic Qualification Requirements
 above will be further evaluated based on their experience, education
 and training as shown. The quality ranking factors include previous
 experience living in Russia or other NIS country; experience working
 with technical assistance, training, or exchange programs for the
 former Soviet Union; and fluency in Russian.

 MONETARY:

 COMMENTS: All responsible sources may request in writing a copy of the
 request for quotation within fifteen calendar days after publication
 of this notice. Late response will not be accepted.

 CONTACT INFO: Annita L. Wimbish; 1325 East West Highway ; Station
 4301; Silver Spring,  MD  20910-3283

 _________________________

 Telephone:  301-713-0829

 Miscellaneous Information

 Program Number:  200897

 Source of Information: Commerce Business Daily;  1995-12-14; Section U

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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: IREX Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia Special Projects

 IREX Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia Special

 SPONSOR:  International Research & Exchanges Board

 SYNOPSIS:   Support is provided collaborative projects in the study of
 Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Projects must be in the
 humanities and social science disciplines only. All projects must
 involve both American participants and non-American participants from
 one or more of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe or Eurasia.
 Grants do not normally exceed $20,000.

 DEADLINES:  03-01-1996

 OBJECTIVES:   The sponsor provides support for collaborative projects
 in the study of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The objectives
 of these grants are to develop American expertise and advance cultural
 and historical knowledge about Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia;
 to address contemporary scholarly and policy questions through basic
 and applied research; and to foster professional cooperation among
 scholars from the U.S. and the region. Projects must be in the
 humanities and social science disciplines only. RESTRICTIONS: Eligible
 applicants must be affiliated with a university or research
 institution. All projects must involve both American participants and
 non-American participants from one or more of the countries of Central
 and Eastern Europe or Eurasia. Grants do not normally exceed $20,000.
 Expenses normally covered include: travel; accommodations; per diem;
 fees for use of facilities; and publication cost or other expenses
 associated with presenting results to policymakers, scholars, and the
 general public. Special projects are designed to support collaborative
 research and related activities in the form of, but not limited to:
 conferences, seminars, workshops, publications, field surveys, working
 visits, and roundtable meetings. Special projects support cannot be
 used for: individual research projects in the natural sciences;
 subsidies to publish journals, newsletters, or other periodicals;
 undergraduate research and training; equipment or other capital
 expenditures; institutional overhead; or commercial endeavors.
 Requests for honoraria and/or salary subsidies are unlikely to be
 funded. In 1995, eighteen grants were made to Eurasia and fourteen
 grants were made for Central and Eastern Europe. Application forms and
 guidelines are available from the above address, or can be accessed
 on-line at: gopher://info.irex.org. (kal)

 RESTRICTIONS:

 MONETARY:  20000

 CONTACT INFO: Obrad Kesic, Program Officer; 1616 H Street, N.W.;
 Washington,  DC  20006; U.S.A.

 _________________________

 Telephone:  202-628-8188

       FAX:  202-628-8189

 Email Address:  irex@info.irex.org

 Miscellaneous Information

 Program Number:  021665

 Source of Information: APA Funding Bulletin;  ;

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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: IIE--East Central Europe/NIS/Baltic States--Professional

 IIE--East Central Europe/NIS/Baltic States--Professional
 Dev. Flwshp.

 SPONSOR:  Institute of International Education

 SYNOPSIS:   Support is provided for young American researchers in
 professional, policy and public adminstration-related fields who want
 to develop a specialized knowledge of East Central Europe, the Baltic
 States, and the NIS. Grants are for three to seven months, and include
 round trip international airfare; a monthly living stipend; insurance;
 and allowances for books and travel.

 DEADLINES:  02-02-1996

 OBJECTIVES:   Support is provided for young American researchers in
 professional, policy and public adminstration-related fields who want
 to develop a specialized knowledge of East Central Europe, the Baltic
 States, and the NIS. Candidates may apply for grants to Albania,
 Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan,
 Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia,
 Slovakia, Slovenia or Ukraine. The program is intended to support
 young specialists in the fields of business and economics, law,
 journalism, public adminstration, and international relations. Fellows
 will go to a country in the region to deepen their understanding of
 current reforms and become familiar with scholarly resources which
 they will use in a feasible researcher study plan for the period of
 the fellowship and indicate a desired institutional affiliation in the
 host country. RESTRICTIONS: Applicants must be U.S. citizens; be at
 least in the second (or terminal) year of graduate or professional
 degree program; have graduated within five years from a graduate or
 professional degree program; or have language ability sufficient to
 carry out the proposed project by the time of departure from the U.S.
 Preference will be given to candidates under forty years of age.
 Grants are available for periods of three to seven months. Grant
 provisions include round trip international airfare; a monthly living
 stipend; insurance; and allowances for books and travel in the host
 country. No provisions will be made for fellows' dependents. Fellows
 may not receive any other Title VIII support during their fellowship
 tenure. Application materials forms and guidelines are available.
 (lab)

 RESTRICTIONS:

 MONETARY:  0

 CONTACT INFO: U.S. Student Programs; Professional Development
 Fellowships; 809 United Nations Plaza; New York,  NY  10017-3580;
 U.S.A.

 _________________________

 Telephone:  212-984-5330

       FAX:  212-954-5325

 Miscellaneous Information

 Program Number:  021641

 Source of Information: APA Funding Bulletin;  ;


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To post a message to FRIENDS, send it to: friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

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
                           http://alice.ibpm.serpukhov.su/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 198.78.213.165
                                                          193.124.128.211

Please address any comments, questions, or suggestions to your
moderators:

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