PROGRAM: This program is designed to address the implications of the collapse of the Soviet Union on the study, analysis, and teaching of social, economic, and political processes now under way in the successor states. It is also intended to aid in reassessing the effects of the Soviet and imperial experiences on non-Russian areas of the former Soviet Union. The program is not designed to provide direct support of research, nor to support training outside the United States. Awards will be provided for formal courses of instruction at appropriate educational institutions in the United States designed to assist the applicant in acquiring: a) additional language capability (other than Russian) of a successor state of the Soviet Union; b) additional competence in quantiative and/or other research methodologies; and c) skills in comparative and non-traditional disciplinary approaches.
QUALIFICATIONS: Postdoctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens and have completed their dissertations prior to 1988 in research methodologies and non-Russian language training.
MONETARY SUPPORT: $6,000.
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