PROGRAM: Fellowships prepare scholars for eventual field research in Central and Eastern Europe, the states of the former Soviet region, or Mongolia. Developmental fellowships are limited to use in the United States. Scholars will accomplish one of the following: gain background in language and area studies of Central and Eastern Europe, the states of the former Soviet region, or Mongolia to pursue research in such fields as archaeology, anthropology, business economics, geography, demography, law, musicology, political science, psychology, sociology, and other fields underrepresented in American research on the region; develop competence in non-Russian areas of the states of the former Soviet region (for applicants with a strong background in Soviet area studies); and/or cultivate dual-area competence (for applicants who have expertise in a specific world region) for the purpose of eventual comparative research. Applicants may apply for language training or area studies tuition, language tutoring, stipend, travel, or other research expenses for fellowship tenures of three to 24 months.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are advanced doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, or faculty members in the humanities and social sciences. Fellows are required to apply to an overseas International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) program following their tenure.
International Research and Exchanges Board 1616 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 ATTN: Romy Toussaint Annand Program Officer, (609)683-9500