EES Grant Opportunities

Mar 03, 2007

For U.S. Citizens:


For East European Citizens:


If you have questions about any of our grant opportunities, please e-mail us or telephone (202) 691-4222.

Junior Scholars' Training Seminar (JSTS)
Deadline
The deadline for receipt of this year's JSTS applications and supporting materials has been extended until May 13, 2011. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.

Background Information
East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting applications for the twenty third annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies, to be held from August 12-15, 2011. All domestic transportation, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the sponsors. This program is funded by a grant from Title VIII.

Eligibility
These scholarships are available to U.S. citizens. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.
Disciplines represented at JSTS 2010 included: anthropology; history; political science; and, sociology.

Program Description
JSTS successfully combines formal and informal meetings to promote a variety of intellectual exchanges. Past activities have included:
- individual presentations;
- constructive feedback and question and answer sessions;
- one-on-one meetings for Junior Scholars with Senior Scholars;
- advice regarding publishing;
- discussions about the state of the profession and obtaining employment in the field;
- various social activities, including the crab-fest and the annual volleyball challenge.

Additional Requirements
Successful applicants are expected to submit a five-page paper no later than July 1 on the sources and methodology of their report and the wider significance of their work. (In other words, what was researched, how it was researched, and what it all means.) This paper will serve as the basis for discussion at the seminar.

Application Information
To apply for the Junior Scholars' Training Seminar (JSTS), the applicant must submit the following:
- a completed application form;
download application form (PDF: 48KB)
- a curriculum vitae (which must include social security number, institution where degree is expected or was received, title of dissertation/thesis, and name and department of academic advisor);
- a single page, single-spaced statement of the work you wish to discuss - either the dissertation/thesis or another project;
- one letter of recommendation from academic advisor.

The Junior Scholars' Training Seminar is supported by the Act for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and Independent States of the Former Soviet Union program (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

Completed application forms should be mailed to the following address:
East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Electronic applications also will be accepted and should be emailed to ees@wilsoncenter.org.

Summer Research Scholarships
Deadline
Applications for the Summer Research Scholarships must be received by March 1, 2011. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

Eligibility
The grant is available to graduate students (MA or higher) and scholars who are U.S. citizens. Summer Research Scholars will be given access to a workspace and computer facilities in the Wilson Center library. Grants are for 2 months during the summer and include residency at the Wilson Center. The award carries a stipend of $3,200 per month.

Project Scope
EES offers summer research scholarships to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.

Application Information
To apply for a Title VIII Summer Research Scholarship award, the applicant must submit the following:
- a concise description of his/her research project;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement of preferred and alternate dates of residence in Washington, DC;
- one letter of recommendation in support of the research to be conducted at the Center.

Completed application forms should be mailed to the following address:

East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Electronic applications also will be accepted and should be emailed to ees@wilsoncenter.org.

Research Grants
Deadline: The deadline for receipt of Research Scholar grant applications and supporting materials is December 1, 2011. Applicants will be notified approximately two months later.

Eligibility: EES research scholarships are available to US scholars, including advanced graduate students, whose research focuses at least in part on Central Europe, the Baltic States, or the Western Balkans. Research scholarships will be awarded for 2-4 months of research in Washington, DC. This is a residential program requiring visiting scholars to remain in the Washington, DC area. Office space at the Wilson Center will be provided and a research assistant may be provided whenever possible. The award carries a stipend of $3,300 per month.

Project Scope: EES offers residential research scholar grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. For this grant's purposes, East Europe includes the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology.

Application Information: To apply for a Title VIII Research Scholarship, the applicant must submit the following:
-a completed application
form;
-a concise (1-2 page) description of the research project;
-a curriculum vitae;
-a statement of preferred and alternate dates of residence in Washington, DC;
-two letters of recommendation in support of the research to be conducted at the Wilson Center.

Please mail application materials to:

East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
OR send them by email to: ees@wilsoncenter.org

Short-Term Grants
Deadline
Closing dates are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. The next deadline for receipt of Short-Term Scholar applications and supporting materials is June 1, 2011. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

Eligibility
These Title VIII grants are available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and do not include residence at the Wilson Center.

Project Scope
With funding provided by Title VIII (The Act for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and Independent States of Former Soviet Union), EES offers short-term grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.

Application Information
To apply for a Title VIII Short-Term award, the applicant must submit the following:
- a concise description of his/her research project;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement of preferred and alternate dates of residence in Washington, DC;
- two letters or recommendation in support of the research to be conducted at the Center.

The Short-Term Scholar Program is supported by the Act for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and Independent States of Former Soviet Union program (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

Applications should be mailed to the following address:


East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Electronic applications also will be accepted and should be emailed to ees@wilsoncenter.org.

For information on other opportunities at the Woodrow Wilson Center, please see the fellowships and internships pages.

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