Thursday | 01 September. 2011
Call for Applications: UC Berkeley Scholars Workshop, October 30 – November 12, 2011
The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Study and Education (CASE) at the European Humanities University (EHU) and the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), is soliciting proposals from scholars in the social sciences and history from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to participate in a two-week workshop at UCB from October 30 to November 12, 2011. The workshop is funded by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
A total of four scholars (“Carnegie Fellows”) from the South Caucasus will be brought to UCB under the program for an intensive review of key literature, theoretical approaches, and methods employed in their particular field of scholarship (“field theme”). Each Carnegie Fellow will work with a paired UCB faculty member and graduate student with knowledge of the Carnegie Fellow’s field theme to develop undergraduate and graduate syllabi and teaching materials. They will also explore innovative teaching and research techniques and technologies, and prepare a field survey (with a literature review). English will be the language of the workshop. 
Airfare, hotel, and meal expenses will be paid for by ISEEES.  In addition, ISEEES will pay for or reimburse each Carnegie Fellow for up to $600 in expenses relating to purchasing, copying, and posting teaching materials. ISEEES will provide letters of invitation, but each Carnegie Fellow will be responsible for obtaining a U.S. visa with assistance from local CRRC offices in Baku, Tbilisi, and Yerevan.
Who is eligible to participate? 
• Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia• Scholars who hold a "Kandidatskaya" degree or higher• Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken English that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engage in scholarly debate. 
How to apply/documents to submit 
• Completed application form.• A statement of purpose not exceeding 3 pages indicating the applicant’s proposed field theme and the course syllabus or syllabi that the applicant will develop while at Berkeley.  For sample field themes and work products, see• A sample of scholarly research in English not exceeding 5 pages (introductions and conclusions are sufficient).• A full curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
Application forms can be found at The website also has a detailed description of the purpose and design of the workshop. Applicants should be sure to read the entire Program Description carefully to ensure that they are familiar with the design and requirements of the program.
Applications from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia should be submitted via email  The application deadline is September 21, 2011. 

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