Tuesday | 10 April. 2012
Carnegie Research Fellowship Program
CRRC is happy to announce the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) for the 2012-2013 academic year. The program offers exceptional research opportunities in the United States for scholars from the South Caucasus. CRFP is administered by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) in collaboration with the American Councils for International Education, ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) and the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC). 
Scholars in the social sciences and the humanities may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at universities and institutes in the United States. The program is directed at advanced researchers that already have a demonstrated track record in research. The research period lasts up to a full semester (4 months), starting either September 2012 or January 2013. 
Individuals who are eligible to participate in the fellowship program:
  • Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia;
  • Applicants whose proposals relate to the theme: The South Caucasus: Life in Transition;
  • Advanced graduate students, university faculty and scholars at any stage in their careers who have not recently conducted research projects at U.S. institutions;
  • Scholars who hold a “Kandidatskaya” degree or higher, or who are working towards a “Kandidatskaya” degree at the time of application;
  • Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken English that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engage colleagues;  
  • Scholars who have publications (advanced graduate students may cite papers presented at academic conferences) in a particular field;
  • Scholars who are able to receive and maintain a United States J-1 visa;
  • Scholars who are able to begin the CRFP in the United States in September 2012, or January 2013.

How to Apply: Please submit the following documents: 
  • Two letters of recommendation (with official stamp)
  • Five to seven page research proposal
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • A clear photocopy of your international travel passport (if available)
  • Privacy Policy Agreement
Applicants from the South Caucasus should submit their applications to the CRRC’s local offices in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia or electronically/by email to
We suggest applicants to study details in the guidelines and the application form closely, and in good time, to avoid disappointment. NCEEER, the American Councils, and the CRRC do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap or disability.  
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: documents should reach the office by 5 p.m. on April 30, 2012.  The Carnegie Research Fellowship presents an extraordinary opportunity to researchers that can advance their work through a period of self-directed study in the US. Note that the application process is very competitive, since a concise research proposal is expected.

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