Title VIII Alert:
The Department of State has announced that it has suspended funding for the Title VIII Program for fiscal year 2013 (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014). As a result, NCEEER will not offer any new competitions or programming under the Title VIII Program for this period.
The suspension includes the National Research Competition, the Short-Term Travel Research Grant, the Hewett Fellowship, and the Indigenous Peoples Research Fellowship.
At this point, current NCEEER Title VIII grant holders will not be affected. Questions may be directed to Dana Ponte,
NCEEER and American Councils Select 2013-2014 Carnegie Research Fellows
(2013 Carnegie Fellow Natalia Baliuk presents her research at the NGO G20 summit of youth NGOs in Ukraine, May 2013)
NCEEER is pleased to annouce the selection of the following Carnegie Research Fellows, who will arrive in Washington, DC in September 2013.
- Vahagn Aglyan (Armenia) "Patterns of Regional Hierarchical Relations in the CIS: Russian-Armenian Relations in the 21st Century"
- Neli Balode (Moldova) "Social and Psychological Factors of Teacher Burnout: Prevention and Coping Strategies"
- Felicia Banu (Moldova) "Higher Education Reforms to Enhance Teaching Quality and Graduate Employability"
- Dmytro Khutkyy (Ukraine) "Efficient Participatory Democracy: A Real Utopia Model for Ukraine"
- Stanislav Menzelevskyi (Ukraine) "Chornobyl in Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukrainian Film: Transformation of Visual and Social Meaning"
- Tinatin Tabidze (Georgia) "Corpus Linguistics and its Application in Teaching: A Model for the Republic of Georgia"
The Carnegie Research Fellowship is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and is administered by NCEEER with cooperation of the American Councils for International Education.
Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in the South Caucasus and Western CIS
(NCEEER Senior Program Officer Alexei Kharlamov presents on the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program at Odessa National University in Ukraine)
NCEEER has received support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to continue the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in the South Caucasus and Western CIS. The program brings scholars from these regions to the United States for four-month, intensive research stays in the social sciences and humanities at US host universities. For more information on this program, please e-mail NCEEER Senior Program Officer Alexei Kharmalov
NCEEER and American Councils welcome their newest Carnegie Research Fellows to Washington, DC
(NCEEER President Dr. David Patton addresses the January 2013 Carnegie Research Fellows)
The newest Carnegie Fellows have now begun four month research stays at their U.S. host institutions, which are Harvard University (Ukranian Research Institute and the Kennedy School of Government), UCLA, UC - Berkeley, the University of Miami Medical School, the University of Wisconsin, and SUNY Buffalo. The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program is an initiative of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and has been administered by NCEEER since 2002. More information on the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program can be found here.
NCEEER and other Title VIII-recipient organizations collaborate on a "funding opportunities" panel at the 44th annual Association of Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (ASEEES) conference in New Orleans.
(From left: Alissa Kirchoff - University of Illinois, Terrance Graham - American Councils, Andrzej Tymowski - ACLS, Dana Ponte - NCEEER)
Representatives from ACLS, American Councils, IREX, NCEEER, SSRC, and the University of Illinois - REEEC presented the Title VIII grant and fellowship programs that they will offer in 2013 to advance scholarship on the region. Title VIII is funded by the US Department of State and seeks to promote high quality, policy-relevant scholarship on the Former Soviet space, which is brought to the service of the US policymaking community. NCEEER is currently accepting proposals for its Title VIII Short-Term Travel Grant (deadline December 15, 2012) and its Title VIII National Research Competition (deadline February 15, 2013). Application materials can be downloaded here.
NCEEER Welcomes its Fall 2012 Carnegie Research Fellows
The Fall 2012 Carnegie Research Fellows gathered in Washington, DC for an orientation led by NCEEER and American Councils, before moving on to their US host universities. The Fellows - who are from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia - are conducting four month research stays at the University of Washington, the University of South Florida, Brown University, George Washington University, and the University of Wisconsin. Research projects include a study of the socioeconomic impact of Russia's new restrictions on Georgian labor migration; a survey instrument for determining the casual effects of well-being and national self-identification in the Western CIS; and an evaluation of devolutionary political trends in the Moldovan region of Gagauzia.
The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered by NCEEER in partnership with American Councils and the Caucasus Research Resource Centers. More information on the Program can be found here.