NEH Collaborative Research Fellowship: Eurasia & E Europe

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Applications are now available for the 2009-2010 National Endowment for
Humanities Collaborative Research Fellowship.

Application deadline: February 15, 2009.

The Collaborative Research Fellowship, administered by American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the National Council for Eurasian
and East European Research (NCEEER) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides up to $40,000 for four to twelve months of collaborative research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

The Collaborative Research Fellowship supports a wide range of humanities
topics including, but not limited to, linguistics, literature, history,
philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics and the history
criticism, and theory of the arts. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or other
terminal degree and have a working knowledge of one or more of the languages of East-Central Europe or Eurasia, or be able to demonstrate that such language proficiency is not critical for the successful completion of their
particular projects. Additionally, all projects must involve at least one
collaborator from the region.

Program organizers will make every effort to support the work of U.S.
humanists from fields under-represented in scholarship on East-Central
Europe and Eurasia. In the past, for example, American studies, art history,
comparative literature, cultural anthropology, musicology, and philosophy
have been supported through the Collaborative Research Fellowship. All
awards place a premium on the potential for further valuable humanistic
collaboration beyond the specific award period of the NEH fellowship.
American Councils and NCEEER encourage applications from scholars proposing innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to their subjects.

Applicants must propose to conduct at least four months of full-time
research, of which two months must be spent overseas. Scholars who are able
to begin their projects between May 2009 and May 2010 are welcome to apply
to this year’s competition. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or
residency in the U.S. for three years before date of application is required.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2009.

For more information and an application, please contact:
For projects in Eurasia:
Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound [at] americancouncils dot org

For projects in Central and Eastern Europe:
Program Officer
NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship
2601 Fourth Ave, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone (206) 441-6433
Email: dc [at] nceeer dot org

All applications will receive consideration without regard to any non-merit
factor such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, marital status, age, political affiliation, or disability.