Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Politics in Post-Soviet Space: Fellowships at Harvard University

The Davis Center Fellows Program at Harvard University is now accepting applications for 2012-2013.

The Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. The program is coordinated by faculty from across Harvard University whose research interests include aspects of the selected theme. 

In 2012-2013, the Fellows Program will be coordinated by Professors Tim Colton (Government) and Serhii Plokhii (History). 
The theme for 2012-2013 is "Imperial Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space." Areas to be explored under this theme include history, identity issues, security, political economy, and regime building in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries of the region. Other topics of interest include social and cultural factors such as migration, public health, religion, organized crime, environmental degradation, popular culture, and the mass media. 

In addition to pursuing their own research, Fellows will participate in a bi-weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that will explore the theme. 
Papers will be presented by the visiting Fellows, Harvard faculty, and invited outside speakers. For more detailed information on the Fellows Program, and opportunities to apply for regional, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships, please visit the Davis Center web site, http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu. 

Note that scholars whose work does not address the annual theme may still apply for fellowships at the Davis Center; their applications will receive full consideration. 

Types of Awards 
The Center offers three types of fellowships: Postdoctoral, Senior, and Regional. The maximum stipend amounts for these awards are detailed below. Scholars with outside or sabbatical funding who wish to be in residence at the Davis Center in 2012–2013 should apply using the fellowships application and indicate that they do not require Davis Center funding. If selected, they will join the Center as Postdoctoral, Senior, or Regional Fellows. 

Postdoctoral Fellowships 
For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2012, but no earlier than September 2007 (less than five years). 
Stipend of up to $38,000. 
Citizens of all countries may apply. 

Senior Fellowships 
For senior scholars who have already made a significant contribution to the field. 
Applicants will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent prior to September 2007 and hold a full-time academic appointment. 
Stipend of up to $26,000 to bring salary to full-time level. In certain situations, if the stipend and the applicant's sabbatical pay are insufficient to cover necessary costs, the Davis Center may be able to provide additional funds. 
Citizens of all countries may apply. 

Regional Fellowships 
For advanced scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other specialists. 
Stipend of up to $46,000. 
Citizens of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus may apply. 
Scholars may apply to be in residence for one full academic year or a minimum of one semester.

The deadline for 2012–2013 fellowship applications is January 9, 2012.
Online info session, Thursday, December 1, 2 p.m. EST
Register by emailing Robyn Angley at rangley@fas.harvard.edu by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30.

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