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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:02:30 -0400
From: Kevin Eric Laney <kel1@columbia.edu>
Reply-To: nhaimson@acls.org
To: harriman-news@columbia.edu
Subject: ACLS East European Training Grants & Fellowships

From: Natalia Haimson <nhaimson@ACLS.ORG>

ACLS announces a competition for grants in amounts up to $10,000 to U.S.
institutions for beginning or intermediate courses that provide intensive
instruction in East European languages.  These courses are to be conducted
in the United States in the summer of 2006.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Research and
Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former
Soviet Union Act of 1983 (Title VIII).

Due to new eligibility guidelines issued by the funder for this
competition, most of these grants will be awarded for instruction in
Albanian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, or Romanian.
However, some funding will also be available for Czech, Estonian,
Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, and Slovenian.

The intent of this competition is to assure the availability of elementary
instruction in all of these languages and of intermediate instruction in
the more commonly taught of them.  A single institution may apply for
several languages and language levels.

The deadline for the receipt of completed applications for courses to be
conducted in summer 2006 is January 13, 2005.  Applicants will be notified
of awards in May 2005.  Send completed applications to: The Committee on
East European Language Training, ACLS, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY
10017-6795.

There are no application forms.  Guidelines for preparing application
materials are available on request; they should be carefully followed.
Brochures, catalogues, or bound material should not be included.
Proposals must be submitted by U.S. mail or overnight-courier service;
they will not be accepted by fax, e mail, or other electronic means.
Applicant institutions that have received ACLS grants for summer courses
in the previous three years must submit final reports for each of those
courses to ACLS by the application deadline.  These reports constitute an
important element of the application.

Language instruction should be offered in an intensive course lasting 6
8 weeks, designed primarily for those making a long-term commitment to
research and teaching in East European studies.  The course should cover
all the basic structures of the language in at least 3   4 contact hours
of language instruction per day, five days per week.  Instructors should
have appropriate academic credentials and demonstrated teaching skills.
Applications should describe proposed teaching methods, listing the texts
and other materials to be used.

Grants are primarily intended to support faculty salaries.  Funds may also
be requested for instructional materials and other expenses, but not for
university overhead.  Supported programs must waive tuition for graduate
students specializing in East European studies in any discipline.

ACLS will publicize the summer programs of study supported by these
grants.  The purpose is to inform individuals of the options for summer
intensive language study as far in advance as possible, thereby increasing
potential enrollments in ACLS-funded programs.

For application information contact Natalia Haimson at (212) 697-1505,
ext. 135; <nhaimson@acls.org>.

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The American Council of Learned Societies announces a competition for
grants in amounts up to $2000 to be used at intensive summer programs in
2005 for training in Southeast European languages.  Due to new eligibility
guidelines issued by the funder, eligible languages are Albanian, Bosnian-
Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, or Romanian.

Funding for these grants is provided by the U.S. Department of State under
the Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of
the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983 (Title VIII).

Grants are primarily intended for graduate students at US universities
making a serious commitment to research and teaching.  Therefore,
preference will be given to applicants
    1) who cannot study their chosen language (at the appropriate level)
at their home institution,
    2) who will be continuing the study of this language in the year
following summer study, and
    3) who have begun or are beginning language training early in their
academic careers.
Applicants should explain particular circumstances that would constitute
exceptions to this general rule.

Grants will support elementary or intermediate study in the U.S. (in
special cases, proposals to study in Southeastern Europe will also be
considered), or advanced study in Southeastern Europe.

Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and others who need one of the
eligible languages in their professional careers are eligible to apply.
U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residence is required.  The deadline
for receipt of completed applications is January 13, 2005, for study
during the summer of 2005. Application forms may be obtained through the
ACLS website, <www.acls.org>.

Applicants must apply directly to the language study program they wish to
attend, applying to the ACLS only for financial assistance.  Applicants
should therefore contact the appropriate institutions regarding course
offerings and admission procedures.  This should be done as soon as
possible.  Applicants may apply for ACLS awards before being admitted to a
language program, but the awards will be made only contingent upon
admission.

Successful applicants must inform ACLS if they receive any other financial
assistance for the proposed language study, which might result in
adjustment of the ACLS stipend.  After completion of the training
supported by these awards, awardees must submit a report to ACLS
describing the progress they have made.

Notice of language programs in 2005 supported by ACLS

ACLS supports selected intensive language programs at U.S. institutions of
higher education with funds provided by Title VIII.  A list of these, with
full contact information, may also be found on the ACLS website
<www.acls.org>.  In summer 2005 ACLS will support programs in Albanian,
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, and Romanian.

In announcing these programs, ACLS would like to publicize the fact that
all institutions receiving ACLS support must waive tuition for any
graduate student pursuing a course of East European studies in any
discipline.  However, there is no expectation that individuals will apply
only to ACLS-supported programs, nor that they will receive special
consideration by the selection committee if they do so.

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ACLS is pleased to announce competitions for the following Fellowships and
Grants in East European Studies for scholars in the humanities and social
sciences. ACLS Fellowships and Grants in East European Studies are
supported by funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress and administered by
the Department of State under terms of the Research and Training for
Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act
of 1983 as amended (Title VIII).

Changes in eligibility guidelines.  Under new guidelines issued by the
funder for this year's competitions, most awards will be for work on
Southeastern Europe, defined as:  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro
(including Kosovo).  However, a few awards will also be available for work
on the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,
Slovakia, and Slovenia.  All programs require U.S. citizenship or
permanent residence.  For more information about eligibility and selection
criteria, please see: http://www.acls.org/eeguide.htm

Applications concerned primarily with the Soviet Union or its successor
states should be directed to the Social Science Research Council
(http://www.ssrc.org) rather than to ACLS.

Fellowships     Deadline: November 10, 2004.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS:  Up to $25,000 for at least 6
consecutive months of research on Southeastern Europe, to be conducted in
the U.S. except for brief visits to the area. Due to new eligibility
guidelines issued by the funder, Postdoctoral Research fellowships will be
awarded only for the study of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo).
Fellowships are to be used between July 1, 2005 and September 1, 2006.
Applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree by the application deadline.  Grants
are intended primarily as salary replacement to provide time free for
research and writing.  Applicants for post-doctoral grants in East
European studies (including those for work on countries no longer eligible
for Title VIII) should also consider applying to the ACLS core fellowship
programs.  For information see:  http://www.acls.org/fel-comp.htm

DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS:  One-year grants, with a stipend of up to
$17,000, for dissertation writing on topics related to Eastern Europe, to
be conducted in the United States except for brief visits to the area.
Due to new eligibility guidelines issued by the funder, most awards will
be for work related to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo).
However, a few awards will also be available for work on the Czech
Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and
Slovenia.  Fellowships are to be used beginning between June 1 and
September 1, 2005.

Language-Training Grants      Deadline: January 13, 2005.

EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGE-TRAINING GRANTS TO INSTITUTIONS:  Grants up to
$10,000 will be available to US institutions for support of intensive
summer language programs in 2006.  Please note: due to new eligibility
guidelines issued by the funder, most of these grants will be for course
instruction in Albanian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian,
or Romanian.  However, some funding will also be available for Czech,
Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, and Slovenian.

EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGE-TRAINING GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS: Grants up to $2,000
will be available to individuals for beginning or intermediate study at
intensive summer 2005 courses in Albanian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian,
Bulgarian, Macedonian, or Romanian.  Please note: due to new eligibility
guidelines issued by the funder, individual grants will be awarded only
for the study of these Southeast European languages.



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Kevin Eric Laney
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