IREX Grant Opportunities for US Scholars and Institutions

Mon, 7 Nov 1994 14:12:29 EST

American scholars in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to
apply for the programs described below; eligibility requirements vary by
program. Please contact IREX for further information on these and other

International Research & Exchanges Board
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 628-8188 Fax: (202) 628-8189
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Individual Advanced Research Opportunities
Application deadline: November 1, 1994

Research placement and access for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars at
institutions in the host country for a period of 2-12 months. Regions:
Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe, Mongolia, Newly Independent

Research Residencies
Application deadline: November 1, 1994

Research Residents spend 9-12 months in the host region/country pursuing
individual research and improving language skills. IREX requires Research
Residents to submit quarterly reports on developments in the local
academic and policy communities. Regions: Albania, Baltic States, Croatia,
Macedonia, Newly Independent States, Slovenia, Slovakia.

Bulgarian Studies Seminar
Application deadline: November 1, 1994

One-month fellowships for American scholars wishing to improve their
knowledge of the Bulgarian language and culture. The seminar, held in
Sofia during the month of July, consists of lectures on Bulgarian
language, history, culture, and literature. Topics vary each year to
complement the needs and interests of each group of scholars. Region:

Special Projects in Library and Information Science
Application deadline: January 15, 1995

Opportunities for support of librarians, archivists, and information
specialists pursuing projects relating to Central and Eastern Europe and
Eurasia. Regions: Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe, Newly
Independent States.

Special Projects
Application deadline: March 1, 1995

Financial support for collaborative projects in the study of Central and
Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Proposals from all disciplines in the
humanities and social sciences are welcome. All projects must involve
American and non-American participants from one or more of the eligible
countries. Regions: Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe, Newly
Independent States.

Short-Term Travel Grants
Application deadlines: October 1, 1994; February 1, 1995; and June 1, 1995

IREX offers travel grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and
Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Mongolia. Support is available for brief
visits (1-2 weeks) for individuals who do not require administrative
assistance from IREX. Regions: Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe,
Mongolia, Newly Independent States.

US Host Universities for Graduate Students from Eurasia and the Baltics
[Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support Act Fellows]
Application Deadline: January 27, 1995

These Fellowships are funded through the US Information Agency and
administered by IREX and three other organizations to bring graduate
students from the countries of Eurasia and the Baltics for one- and
two-year, degree and non-degree programs in professional fields. IREX
accepts proposals from US universities with masters-level programs in
economics, journalism/mass communications, and library and information
science to serve as host universities for approximately 90 fellows.

US Host Institutions for Teaching Assistants from Russia
(Russian Teaching Assistants Program-RTAP)
Application deadline: October 7, 1994

RTAP, a new program funded by the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Branch of the
US Information Agency, matches Russian Teaching Assistants with US two-
and four- year academic institutions. US host institutions may apply to
receive teaching assistants for either a six- or eight- month program.
Russian participants are recent graduates of pedagogical institutes and
primarily specialists in the field of English. The TAs may also serve as
resource persons in departments of Russian language and culture, either as
occasional lecturers in courses related to Russian language, society, and
culture. In addition to serving as a TA, the Russian participants will
enroll in two to three courses per semester to broaden their understanding
of their fields of specialization and/or American culture and society.