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12-Jan-2006 07:20 AM
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LILKA
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Dear All:

I am pleased to announce Call for Applications for the OSI Higher Education Support Program (HESP) Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) Returning and International Scholar Fellowship Programs for the 2006-2007 academic year.


The Returning Scholars Fellowship Program (RSFP)

invites applications from talented scholars who seek university positions and academic careers in their home countries after studying abroad. The program is open to citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

RSFP welcomes scholars from these countries who graduated (or will graduate by September, 2006) from a Western-accredited university, where they received a postgraduate degree in anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender studies, economics, history, political science, international relations, psychology, public administration, philosophy, social work, sociology, human rights & public law, and journalism/media studies. The program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and performing arts, or business. RSFP helps universities in the region retain promising young scholars, who are essential to the revitalization of departments and to the sustainability of higher education reforms. The program represents part of a conscious strategy to combat "brain drain" by offering financial, institutional and professional development support, as well as further opportunities as AFP alumni.

Fellowships include a monthly stipend and various allowances, in addition to the opportunity to participate in departmental and professional development projects.



The International Scholars Fellowship Program (ISFP)

invites highly-qualified scholars in social sciences and humanities to teach and/or consult at selected university departments in Southeastern Europe, parts of the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. The program welcomes applications from faculty, retired faculty, and others holding PhDs in anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender studies, economics, history, political science, international relations, psychology, public administration, philosophy, social work, sociology, human rights & public law, and journalism/media studies. The program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and performing arts, or business. Candidates apply to teach outside their country of citizenship and must hold a PhD from a Western-accredited university. The Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) operates in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. A list of current AFP partner departments can be found on our website. The list is subject to change in the 2006-07 academic year.



The ISFP offers two arrangements:

- Resident International Scholars (RIS) live in the host country and teach courses for one academic year at partner universities. Fellows also work on a variety of projects within their host departments, and benefit from the diverse academic network connecting AFP program countries.

- Non-resident International Scholars (NRIS) share their expertise with host departments on a consulting basis, visiting the institution for several short consultations and remaining in contact for mentoring and advice between visits. Non-resident fellows are senior or well-established academics; recent PhD recipients will not be considered.

Fellowships generally include a stipend, transportation, and accommodation. Resident fellows also receive health insurance and various other allowances.

AFP is interested in those applicants who would like to work with the AFP selected target departments. In Armenia there are currently two selected target partner departments at Yerevan State University:

- Department of Political Science, Faculty of International Relations

- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Philosophy

A list of current AFP target departments all over the regions can be found on our website. Please note, the list is subject to change in the 2006-07 academic year, and applicants are advised to explore placement possibilities with their respective Country Coordinator.


Applications deadline: February 15, 2006. Applications may be accepted after the deadline if fellowships remain unfilled. Fellowships begin in August or September 2006 and normally last one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applications for RSFP and ISFP (both Resident and Non-Resident Scholar programs) are attached to this message. For more information, please see our website: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus_areas/afp or http://www.osi.am/applications/RIS.zip



For further questions, as well as application submission please contact Armenia Country Office:


Anna Harutyunyan

Country Coordinator

Academic Fellowship Program

Higher Education Support Program

Open Society Institute

1 Pushkin Street, apt. 2

Yerevan, Armenia

Tel/Fax: +374 10 542119, 541719, 543901

or OSI offices in other countries

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