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Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies is offering postdoctoral fellowships in alcohol abuse treatment/intervention research. NIAAA-supported stipends range from $21,000 to $33,012 per year for training pharmacologic, behavioral, social and health care scientists for a career in alcohol abuse/alcoholism research. Applications received by February 15, 1999 will receive full consideration. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. For further information and application write: Richard Longabaugh, Director, Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G-BH, Providence, RI 02912; (401) 444-1837; fax (401) 444-1888.

Dartmouth College, Summer Humanities Institute on "The Question of Privacy," June 24-August 21, 1999. Applications for resident fellowships are invited from junior and senior faculty in the humanities and related disciplines; external (non-Dartmouth) fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend. Application deadline: January 30, 1999. Contact: Sandra Gregg, Assistant Dean of the Faculty, Dartmouth College; (603) 646-3756; e-mail ; .

Family Research Consortium, a National Institute of Mental Health sponsored program, announces the availability of six, three-year postdoctoral positions beginning June 1, 1999. The program provides research training in theoretical, methodological, and substantive issues concerning family processes and child/adolescent mental health in ethnic/racial and socioeconomically diverse populations. To apply applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD, including the dissertation defense, by the time of appointment and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applications close January 15, 1999. Contact: Dee Frisque, Research Center Coordinator, Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts, 106 Henderson Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802; (814) 863-7106; e-mail . Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Irving B. Harris Fellowship in Child Development and Public Policy. The Harris School at the University of Chicago seeks applicants for one-year AM training program in childhood development and policy research and analysis. Full tuition and $10,000 stipend awarded. Applicants must hold graduate degree in early childhood development or related field. Apply by January 15, 1999. Contact: Ellen Cohen, Director of Admissions, (773) 834-2576; e-mail .

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. Several Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships will be awarded by the Princeton University Center for Human Values for the academic year 1999-2000. Applications invited from outstanding teachers and scholars who are interested in devoting a year in residence at Princeton to write about ethics and human values. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or a professional post-graduate degree and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. The deadline for application materials is December 16, 1998 for fellowships beginning September 1999. For further information contact: Stephanie Resko, University Center for Human Values, Louis Marx Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544; (609) 258-4798; e-mail ; .

Laurance S. Rockefeller Professorship. The University Center for Human Values invites applications from distinguished scholars of any discipline whose teaching and scholarship is devoted explicitly and in significant measure to ethical and evaluative issues. Interested scholars should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of potential referees who may be contacted. Applications are due by November 1, 1998, but will be considered until the position is filled. Contact: Director, University Center for Human Values, Louis Marx Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.

University of Minnesota is pleased to announce a postdoctoral position, a National Research Service Award, sponsored by the NIMH, on the psychosocial determinants of mental health and adjustment in childhood, adolescence, and the transition to adulthood. Full-time, 12-month research training will be provided for a two-year period. U.S. citizens or residents are eligible. The award provides an annual stipend in accordance with NRSA guidelines, tuition, fees and medical insurance. Postdoctoral candidates, who have received a PhD in a social science discipline or an equivalent degree, such as an MD, public health, or nursing degree by September 1999, should provide a letter describing current research interest, a complete vita, university transcript, three letters of recommendation, and samples of written work. For full consideration, send postdoctoral application materials by January 5, 1999 for admittance in September, 1999. Contact: Candace Kruttschnitt, Life Course Center, Department of Sociology, 1014 Social Sciences Building, 267 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

National Science Foundation will award approximately 1,000 new Graduate Research Fellowships to support graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering. The NSF contracts with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to provide the support services for this prestigious fellowship program. Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States at the time of application. Each three-year fellowship provides a stipend of $15,000 for 12-month tenure, and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 per tenure year. Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded on the basis of ability. Applications are evaluated based on all available evidence of ability, including academic records, recommendations, and Graduate record Examinations (GRE) scores. The deadline for applying in the 1999 competition is November 5, 1998. Contact: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, ORAU, P.O. Box 3010, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010; (423) 241-4300; fax (423) 241-4513; e-mail .

Remarque Institute invites applicants for fellowships tenable in the academic year 1998-99. The Institute’s program during the years 1997-2000 will emphasize "Europe in Question: An Uncertain Continent." Applications are invited from candidates with relevant interests in contemporary Europe. The one-year postdoctoral fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000, together with support for housing and travel. Senior fellowships are for one semester (non-stipendiary); assistance with travel and housing will be provided. Deadline for applications is January 15, 1998. Contact: Tony Judt, Director, Remarque Institute, New York University, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012; e-mail . It would be helpful if applicants could specify for which fellowship they wish to apply.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program 1998. This program is intended to identify and assess policies that can reduce the harm caused by substance abuse; to analyze their feasibility, effectiveness, and likely consequences; and to help ensure that the understanding gained through these analyses will be used by decision makers in the public and private sectors. Experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, and other behavioral and policy sciences are encouraged to conduct research in four areas: tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, and combinations of multiple substances. Approximately $6 million will be made available. Total project awards will be funded up to $350,000 and may extend up to three years. Letters of intent for projects requesting under $100,000 may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed as they are received. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent for projects requesting $100,000-$350,000 is December 16, 1998.Contact: Andrea L. Ebbers, Substance Abuse Policy Research Program, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1063; (336) 716-9714; e-mail aebbers@rc.phs . For an abstract or the full text of the Call for Proposals, visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation web site . Once on the site, click on "Applying for a grant," then "List of Open Calls for Proposals."

Social Science Research Council. The International Migration Program announces a competition for fellowships to research international migration to the United States during 1999-2000. The goal is to foster innovative research that will advance theoretical and interdisciplinary understandings of a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, the causes, processes, and patterns of migration and refugee flight; economic, political, social and cultural outcomes of immigrant and refugee settlement; and the transformative impact of migration on both immigrants, refugees, and native-born Americans. Fellowships are available to support 12 months of dissertation or postdoctoral research and a summer dissertation workshop for students from minority backgrounds to develop research topics, methods, and proposals. Deadline: January 13, 1999. Contact: International Migration Program. Social Science Research Council. 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; e-mail ; http://www. .


Modern Language Association invites editors to compete for the third MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition. For the 1999 competition, the committee solicits submissions of editions published in 1997 or 1998. The prize, which consists of a $1,000 check and a certificate, will be presented to the winning editor at the association’s annual convention in December 1999. Entries must be received by May 1, 1999. For further information contact: Richard Brod, Director of Special Projects, Modern Language Association, 10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981; (212) 614-6406; e-mail .

Modern Language Association Martin N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters. The committee solicits entries of important collections of letters published in 1997 or 1998. The prize, which consists of a $1,000 check and a certificate, will be presented to the winning editor at the association’s annual convention in December 1999. Entries must be received by May 1, 1999. For further information contact: Richard Brod, Director of Special Projects, Modern Language Association, 10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981; (212) 614-6406; e-mail .

Modern Language Association requests submissions for its annual prizes for books published in 1998. (1) James Russell Lowell Prize. For an outstanding literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography. Open to studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history, or interdisciplinary topics. Deadline March 1, 1999. (2) MLA Prize for a First Book. Criteria is the same as for the James Russell Lowell Prize. Deadline April 1, 1999. (3) MLA Prize for Independent Scholars. For a scholarly book in the field of English or other modern languages and literatures. Deadline May 1, 1999. (4) Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize. For an outstanding book published in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. Should be broadly interpretive works that enhance understanding of the interrelations among literature, the other arts, and society. Deadline May 1, 1999. (5) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies. For an outstanding scholarly work in comparative literary studies involving at least two literatures. Deadline May 1, 1999. (6) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Literary Studies. For an outstanding scholarly work in French or Francophone linguistic or literary studies. Deadline May 1, 1999. (7) Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize. For a research article in the field of teaching foreign languages and literatures. Deadline May 1, 1999 (8) Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize. For a research publication in the field of teaching English language, literature, rhetoric, and composition. Deadline May 1, 1999. (9) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures. For an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of the Slavic languages. Deadline May 1, 1999. (10) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature. For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length work of literary history, literary criticism, philology, or literary theory. Deadline May 1, 1999. (11) Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work. For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work. Deadline April 1, 1999. For all awards contact: Richard Brod, Director of Special Projects, Modern Language Association, 10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981; (212) 614-6406; fax (212) 533-0680; e-mail .

North Central Sociological Association is accepting nominations for the 1999 Scholarly Achievement Award. This award is given to authors of published research monographs that make an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sociological knowledge. Deadline for nominations is November 15, 1998. For further information contact: Rebecca Bordt, NCSA Scholarly Achievement Award Committee, Department of Sociology, 325 O’Shaughnessy Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556; (219) 631-7619; e-mail .

Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research invites applications for the Rabin-Peres Peace Award. The award will be used to fund scholarships in fields related to the Middle East Peace Process in order to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel. The Center invites: (1) Joint research proposals from senior American and Israeli scholars on topics concerning the Middle East Peace process. A limited number of grants, each between $10,000 and $20,000, will be awarded for the conduct of this research. (2) PhD dissertation research proposals to support the completion of dissertations on topics concerning the Middle East Peace Process. Applicants will be considered for grants of $5,000-$10,000. For further information contact: Eliya Ribak, The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel; fax (972-3) 640-7489; e-mail .

Other Organizations

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed is an organization which evolved from a conference on the work of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal in their efforts to help oppressed people of the world develop critical literacies to overcome social systems of oppression. New members are sought for this national organization which will be holding conferences in New York in 1999 and Minneapolis in 2000. Contact: Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, P.O. Box 31623, Omaha, NE 68131-0623; (402) 554-3471; e-mail .


ASA Committee on Society and Persons with Disabilities seeks concerns and suggestions from individuals with disabilities regarding their experiences at ASA Annual Meetings. Forward comments to: Diane E. Taub, Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-4524; (618) 453-7628.

International Sociological Association seeks an outstanding sociologist with wide intellectual interests to be the new editor for the Sage Studies in International Sociology. The Editor of the series is expected to ensure that all published chapters meet the highest standards of linguistic accuracy (in either English or French). A modest degree of financial or material support from the Editor’s institution is also required. The Editor will also serve as a member of the ISA’s Publications Committee. The Editor will be appointed for an initial period of four years, but the appointment may be extended with the approval of the ISA’s Publications Committee. Applications, containing (1) a statement of plans for the series (2) a full curriculum vitae, and (3) a note about institutional support, should reach the Chair of the selection committee no later than January 15, 1999. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chair of the Selection Committee: Christine Inglis, Department of Demography and Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia; fax 61-2-62493031; email .

Caught in the Web

International Scope Review, a new electronic review, is seeking people interested in participating in its editorial board. This review will conform to the best international standards. It will focus on three fields: (1) Economic Policies, Management and Capital-Labour Relationships, (2) Interethnic Relationships, (3) Interpersonal Relationships. By crossing the approaches to these three fields, the Review will offer a unique view of contemporary changes in our societies. Its editorial board will be tripartite: European, American and Asian. The review will normally start on April 2, 1999. Contact: Patrick Hunout, University of Lille, France; e-mail .

The NORC General Social Survey was originally designed to be an omnibus database for the production of social indicators as indices of chronological social change. AMINSO went further and constructed segmented cross-sectional indicators of social structure, functioning, and development using pooled longitudinal data. Approximately two hundred raw GSS variables for 1986-1996 have been reduced to sixty-four behavioral indicators of lifestyle, status, attitude, and socialization in the cultural, political, family, and economic institutional domains. These cross-sectional indicators are segmented into regional, birth-cohort, and combined habitat-and-work groups. All indicators, including the chronological ones, are complete with indices of social justice and injustice obtained with the help of multinomial ordinal skewed probit analysis. For further information, visit  or write to: AMINSO, 19620 67th Avenue, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365.

Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, is now available online, providing a fully browseable, searchable electronic journal, with high quality images and text reproduced exactly as they would appear in print. Visit the Perspectives website at:   or .

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