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Academy for Educational Development (AED) invites applications for the 1999 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Graduate International fellowships Competition. NSEP Fellowships are intended to provide support through overseas study and limited domestic tuition to students who will pursue the study of languages, cultures, and world regions deemed critical to U.S. national security. Excluded explicitly is study of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Award recipients incur a requirement to work for an agency of the federal government involved in national security affairs or in the field of higher education in an area of study for which the fellowship was awarded, in that order of precedence. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in or applying to graduate programs in accredited U.S. colleges or universities located within the United States. All applications must include formal study of a modern language other than English. Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 1999. Guidelines and application forms for NSEP Graduate International Fellowships may be obtained by contacting AED at 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009-1202; (800) 498-9360 or (202) 884-8285; e-mail ; .

American Council of Learned Societies. The Fellowship Program offers stipends of up to $25,000 maximum for junior scholars and $35,000 maximum for senior scholars. There will be at least 60 fellowships available. A new program was also initiated in cooperation with the New York Public Library. Up to five residential fellowships at the Library’s new Center for Scholars and Writers will be offered. For more information see: .  

Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund. The Fund provides two types of grant awards: (1) grants of up to $50,000 to support research by any eligible applicant; (2) grants up to $20,000 to support graduate students engaged in doctoral dissertation research. In exceptional cases, the Fund may award a grant larger than $50,000. To receive additional information contact: Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, The Aspen Institute, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Suite 1070, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 736-5838; fax (202) 467-0790; e-mail; .

Charles Phelps Taft Graduate Fellowships for Graduate Study at the University of Cincinnati. Applications are invited to support graduate study in several designated departments: Anthropology, Economics, English and Comparative Literature, German Languages and Literatures, History, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. The Fellowships includes a cash stipend of $12,000 and defrays all instructional fees for full-time enrollment. The total value of the award ranges from $17, 421 to $22, 359. The Taft Advanced Departmental Competitive Fellowships include a summer stipend of $3,000 beginning July 1st. Contact: Taft Faculty Executive Board, Mail Location 0037, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0037; (513) 556-0675.

Charles Phelps Taft Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Cincinnati available for the disciplines of: Anthropology, Economics, English and Comparative Literature, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology. The award carries an annual stipend of $30,000; $500 to defer moving expenses; $1000 for research-related expenses; and health insurance coverage for the Fellow and dependent(s). The Fellow may be appointed to teach one course for one quarter only in his/her Department. Teaching assignments and compensation with a minimum of $3000 are to be negotiated between the Fellow and the host Department. Applications are due January 15, 1999. For more information contact: Taft Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210037, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0037.

Institute of Turkish Studies, a non-profit educational foundation located in Washington, DC, is offering several grants. Individual grants are the following: Pre-Dissertation Graduate Fellowships; Dissertation Writing; Post-Doctoral Travel-Research in Turkey; Subventions for Publications; Teaching Aids. Institutional grants are the following: Library Procurement; Conferences, Lecture Series & Workshops; Seed-Money. Contact: Institute of Turkish Studies, Intercultural Center Box 571033, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1033; (202) 687-0295; fax (202) 687-3780; .

Irving Louis Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Applications are invited for research grants in the social sciences. The Horowitz Foundation approves three to five grants per year ranging from $2,000-$5,000 per grant. Interested parties are invited to request an application from the Foundation, and to return it along with a letter stating their research purpose, sample budget, curriculum vita, and names of three individuals who will submit letters supporting your proposal. Letters of support should be sent directly to the Foundation and must be received at the address below one month prior to the closing date for applications. Candidates should submit applications no later than December 1, 1998. Awards will be announced on or about April 1, 1999. Request an application from: 1998 Awards, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, P.O. Box 7, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-0007.

Judicial Fellows Commission invites applications for the 1999-2000 Judicial Fellows Program. Up to four Fellows will be chosen to spend a calendar year in Washington, DC at the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, or the United States Sentencing Commission. Candidates must be familiar with the federal judicial system, have at least one postgraduate degree and two or more years of successful professional experience. Fellowship stipends are based on salaries for comparable government work and on individual salary histories, but will not exceed GS 15, step 3 level, presently $80,789. Deadline is November 6, 1998. Contact: Vanessa M. Yarnall, Administrative Director, Judicial Fellows Program, Supreme Court of the United States, Room 5, Washington, DC 20543. (202) 479-3415.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) is announcing the 1998 Taking the Next Step: Technical Assistance Workshop for post doctoral and pre-doctoral students, and other individuals with recent PhDs, MDs or related doctoral degrees who are members of groups under-represented in aging research. Workshop faculty will provide information and technical assistance on applying for funding from NIA. Depending on career stage, participants will make brief research presentations in workshops and receive feedback from peers and NIA staff. The workshop will occur on November 19th and 20th in Philadelphia, PA immediately prior to the Gerontological Society of America’s 51st Annual Scientific Meeting. Participation is by competitive application. The applicant may be new to the NIH application process or poised to begin an independent program of research. Investigators who demonstrate a commitment to research careers related to minority aging issues are also encouraged to apply. Space is limited. First-time applicants will be given priority. With support from the NIH Office of Research on Minority Health, NIA can provide transportation and lodging expenses and a modest fee for preparation and participation for first-time participants. Applications must be postmarked by September 1, 1998. Do not miss this opportunity! The deadline is extended. To request an application or additional information, contact Nenomie Palmer; (301) 496-0765; fax (301) 496-2525; e-mail . The application is also available on the NIA Web Homepage:   under "What’s New!"

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Post-doctoral fellowships are available to scholars with research interests related to the 1999-2000 topic, The Culture of the Market. The fellowships are open to anyone in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Recipients may not hold a tenured position in an American college or university. The stipend is $25,000. The Pembroke Center particularly wishes to encourage third world and minority scholars to apply. Applications are due December 11, 1998. Contact: Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Box 1958, Brown University, Providence, RI, 02912.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. Recent graduates of doctoral programs in economics, political science, and sociology, including junior faculty, are invited to apply for this unique and challenging fellowship. Up to 12 Scholars are selected annually to participate in the Program at one of three nationally prominent academic institutions—the University of California-Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California-San Francisco); The University of Michigan; and Yale University. There they have the opportunity to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary environments with faculty from the social sciences, medicine, public health, public policy, management, and law. Scholars also have access to the full range of university resources and receive annual stipend support of $57,500 for the first year and $60,000 for Year Two of the program. To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree in economics, political science, or sociology received after January 1, 1994 but no later than July 15, 1999. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously worked in the area of health policy research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The deadline for receipt of applications by the national program office is set for October 30, 1998. Candidates are encouraged to make inquiries and begin preliminary discussions with the national program office as early as possible. Inquiries about the program and requests for application forms should be addressed to: Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, Boston University School of Management; 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 546B, Boston, MA 02215; (617) 353-9220; fax (617) 353-9227; e-mail .

The Rockefeller Foundation Africa Dissertation Internship Awards. Doctoral students from sub-Saharan Africa are invited to apply to the Rockefeller Foundation for dissertation research support. The program enables PhD students enrolled for a degree from U.S. and Canadian universities to return to Africa for extensive research involving field observation or the use of primary sources available only in Africa. Priority is given to research on equitable development in the fields of agriculture, environment, education, health, the life sciences, population, and the humanities. Applicants are responsible for arranging affiliation with an African institution able to provide needed research support, such as laboratory facilities, access to study sites, and technical advice. The candidate’s faculty advisors, the host institution in Africa, and the agency with primary responsibility for financing the student’s graduate work must all send letters of endorsement. The maximum award is $20,000. Deadlines for applications are October 1, 1998 and March 1, 1999. Under the auspices of the African Development Dissertation Workshop Program, doctoral students from sub-Saharan Africa are invited to apply to dissertation workshops, which enable participants to engage in intensive discussion of each other’s projects and issues common to conducting field research in Africa. Deadlines vary by host institution for workshops to be held February—June, 1999. Alumni of the ADIA program and African scholars who have received support from other Rockefeller Foundation programs and who obtained their doctoral degrees after December 31, 1990 are invited to apply for Rockefeller Foundation African Science-Based Development Career Awards. Applicants must have returned to Africa or be planning to return upon completion of their doctoral training. For a full description of the competition, application requirements, or program components, please write to: Africa Dissertation Internship Awards, The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2702. Additional information can be found on the Rockefeller Foundation website . Choose "The Programs," then "African Initiatives."

Rockefeller Humanities Fellowships invites applications from scholars, advocates, and activists conducting innovative interdisciplinary work on the intersecting themes of sexuality, gender, health and human rights in U.S. and international contexts. The program provides a supportive intellectual location to further the sometimes separate conversations that have occurred within studies of sexuality, gender, health, and human rights. Each year, the Program will award residential fellowships of varying lengths (for one year, one term, and shorter residencies from two to six months). Fellows will participate in interdisciplinary forums and seminars, which bring together scholars, researchers, and advocates. Fellows will receive a stipend, access to libraries, computer facilities, office space and equipment, as well as health insurance. Applicants should have the PhD or an equivalent level of professional achievement, experience, and publication at time of application. The Program is located at Columbia University, in the Division of Sociomedical Sciences at the School of Public Health, which sponsors interdisciplinary scholarships that crosses traditional boundaries of health, humanities, and the social sciences, while incorporating questions of advocacy and activism. Application deadline January 15, 1999. For further information and application materials, contact: Program for the Study of Sexuality, Gender, Health and Human Rights, Division of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University School of Public Health, 600 West 168th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10032; (212) 305-5656; fax (212) 305-0315; e-mail ; .

Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships to provide support for social scientists and humanists to conduct dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. The program is open to full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities, regardless of citizenship, enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. The program invites proposals for field research on all areas or regions of the world, as well as for research that is comparative, cross-regional, and/or cross-cultural. Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements except the field research component by the time that the fellowship is announced (May 1999). Standard fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of field research and related expenses, but will not exceed $15,000. Application receipt deadline is November 18, 1998. Contact: International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship Program (IDRF), Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail ;  

Social Science Research Council, Near and Middle East Program will offer research and training fellowships in the social sciences and humanities pending funding. (1) Pre-Dissertation Research and Training Fellowships. Fellowships are offered to graduate students to spend from four to nine months engaged in direct preparation for their dissertation research through training and study in the Middle East. Graduate students who are U.S. citizens, and who are currently enrolled in a PhD degree program, and who will have completed at least two academic years of work toward the doctorate at the time of application, are eligible to apply. Application receipt deadline is November 1, 1998. (2) Dissertation Research Fellowships in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Contingent upon funding, fellowships are offered to graduate students in the social sciences and humanities, who have completed all PhD requirements except their dissertation, to spend from four to nine months engaged in dissertation research requiring fieldwork in the Middle East. Full time students, who meet the above criteria, who are U.S. citizens, who are enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the U.S. or abroad, and who have completed all PhD requirements except their dissertation by June 1999, are eligible to apply. Application receipt deadline is November 1, 1998. (3) Advanced Research Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Contingent upon funding, fellowships are offered for periods from four to nine months to scholars in the social sciences and humanities engaged in advanced research requiring fieldwork in the Middle East. Applicants should be scholars with demonstrated competence for research on the area and who intend to make continuing contributions to the field. Scholars who are U.S. citizens and who hold the PhD in a social science or humanities discipline are eligible to apply. Application receipt deadline is December 1, 1998. (4) Junior Faculty Tenure Support Fellowships. Contingent upon funding, fellowships are offered to junior faculty (two to six years past their PhD), for a period of four to nine months for research in a Middle Eastern country. The fellowship has been created to permit junior faculty to spend an extended period of time in the field, with the aim of building their publication records and increasing their prospects for tenure. Applicants will be selected based upon evidence of substantial work in progress, evidence of a high capacity to operate effectively in the field, and evidence of the applicant’s standing in his or her department. Scholars who are U.S. citizens and who have held the PhD in a social science or humanities discipline for between two to six years are eligible to apply. Scholars who have been granted tenure are not eligible to apply. Application receipt deadline is December 1, 1998. (5) Mid-Career Skills Enrichment Program for Tenured Faculty. Contingent upon funding, fellowships are offered to associate and full professors in the social sciences and humanities, for a period from four to nine months for research in a Middle Eastern country in which they have not previously studied, and/or for training in a new field, discipline or method. Scholars who are U.S. citizens and who have held the PhD in a social science or humanities discipline for less than twenty years are eligible to apply. Application receipt deadline is December 1, 1998. For further information please contact: The Near and Middle East Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax: (212) 377-2727; .

Soros Fellowships in Drug Policy Studies. The Lindesmith Center ("TLC") is a public education and research institute concerned with broadening the debate on drug policy and related issues. It invites applications for a limited number of fellowships to support social science, humanities, and policy research on the history and politics of drug prohibition as well as its costs, consequences and alternatives. Proposals from outside the United States are welcome. Preference will be given to meritorious proposals that are unlikely to be funded by government agencies. Pre-doctoral fellowships provide $18,500 for one year. Applicants must be "advanced to candidacy" (i.e. working on the dissertation). Post-doctoral fellowships provide $32,000 to $42,000 for one year (depending on years post-PhD). Post-docs must have completed their PhD (or equivalent) within the past six years. All fellows are eligible for up to $4,000 in research/travel expenses. Complete application files must be submitted by October 19, 1998 to: TLC Pre/Post Doc Fellowships, The Lindesmith Center, 400 W. 59th, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019. Specific application procedures and additional information about these fellowships and other Center programs is available on the World Wide Web at .

The Stanford Humanities Center will offer six to eight external fellowships for 1999-2000 in the following categories: (1) senior fellowships for well-established scholars; (2) junior fellowships for scholars who at the beginning of their fellowship year will be at least three years beyond receipt of the PhD and normally no more than ten (i.e., who received their PhDs by September 30, 1996). For 1999-2000, junior Fellows will be offered stipends of up to $25,000 and senior Fellows stipends of up to $40,000. In addition, a housing/travel subsidy of up to $12,500 is offered, the specific amount to be determined at the time of award on the basis of a Fellow’s needs. Applicants are expected to seek supplementary financial support in the form of external grants or sabbatical or other contributions from their home institutions. Applications are due November 15, 1998. Application materials and further information may be obtained by contacting the Stanford Humanities Center, Mariposa House, 546 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-8630; (650) 723-3052; fax (650) 723-1895.

The United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 1999-2000 Peace Scholar dissertation fellowship competition of the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation’s capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Dissertations from a broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are eligible. Peace Scholars work at their universities or appropriate field research sites. Priority will be given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to the formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation by the commencement of the award (September 1, 1999). The dissertation fellowship award is $14,000 for one year and may be used to support writing or field research. All application materials must be received in our offices by November 16, 1998. For more information and an application form, please visit the Institute’s website at , or contact the Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1550 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; E-mail .

University of California-Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center, 1999-2000 Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies. The UCLA Asian American Studies Center will again offer a fellowship in 1999-2000 to a postdoctoral scholar in support of research or creative activity on Asian Pacific Americans. The fellowship ranges from $23,000 to $28,000 per year plus health benefits and up to $3,000 in research support. The fellowship can be awarded for less than a year in which case the stipend is adjusted to the length of the award, and can be used to supplement sabbatical salaries. The acceptance of the fellowship carries with it the commitment to make a contribution to the research activities of the Center, along with the teaching of one course and a presentation in the Center’s faculty colloquium series. Deadline for application and supporting documents is December 31, 1998. For an application form or more information, contact: Enrique De La Cruz, Assistant Director, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 3230 Campbell Hall, P.O. Box 951546, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546; (310) 825-2974; fax (310) 206-9844; e-mail ; .

The World Society Foundation funds selected proposals for research on the structure of and changes in world society. The next deadline for applications is June 30, 1999. For financial support selected projects may start in January 2000. The funding activity of the Foundation also results from the contributions contained in the three volumes of the series World Society Studies, published by Campus (Frankfurt 1990) resp. Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ, 1992 and 1994). Further detailed information is available at the following web site . Printed documentation as well as the application form may be ordered at the following address: World Society Foundation, c/o Sociological Institute, University of Zurich, Ramistr, 69, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland; fax +41 1 634 49 27.

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