GRANT- 2008 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium on Frozen Conflicts, April 2008
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Grant for US Graduate Students, Pre-Tenure Faculty and Professionals
to Participate in the 2008 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium
Frozen Conflicts and Unrecognized States in Southeast Europe and Eurasia
Application Deadline: December 3, 2007
IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration
with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan
Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2008 Regional Policy
Symposium - Frozen Conflicts and Unrecognized States in Southeast
Europe and Eurasia.
The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of
State (Title VIII Program), will bring together US junior and senior
scholars and members of the policy community to study and discuss
timely topics related to the frozen conflicts and unrecognized states
in Southeast Europe and Eurasia. Topics may include: security and
military cooperation; economic trends; environment and safety; human
rights; cross-border ethnic issues; trade development; legal reform;
and foreign relations.
Research focus areas include: Abkhazia; Kosovo; Nagorno-Karabakh;
Republika Srpska; South Ossetia; and Transnistria.
Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to
present their current research on the region. Grants will be awarded
to approximately 10 junior scholars.
The Regional Symposium is scheduled to take place on April 9 - 11,
2008 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and will involve two
full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable
discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.
Technical Eligibility Requirements:
* Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United
States who are currently residing in the US.
* Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD,
or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less.
Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.
* Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office)
and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to
the symposium site.
* Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.
To receive more information on the 2008 Regional Policy Symposium,
please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium@irex.org.
Application materials are available on the IREX website at:
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