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James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize

James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize
Deadline: February 15, 2013

Background

James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize provides support annually for the best graduate student research paper in the humanities and social sciences regarding current or former communist regimes. Winners will receive support from the editorial staff of Problems of Post-Communism to prepare the paper for publication. Problems of Post-Communism has an all-scholar editorial board overseen by the NCEEER Board of Directors.

The paper topic should be of direct relevance to research issues and trends or contemporary concerns of scholars and policy makers regarding current or former communist regimes. To qualify, applicants must hold or be within one year of receiving an MA or Ph.D. in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration and considerable background on some aspect of the history, culture, politics, and economics of communist and post-communist countries. Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible to participate.

About Professor James R. Millar

Professor James R. Millar undertook cutting-edge research in the vitally important nexus between scholarly research and effective policy making, holding prominent positions in several major research universities and as a key advisor to the U.S. government on numerous occasions. Professor Millar mentored many leading scholars of the Eurasian and East European studies field and played a key role in building up the field in a variety of academic and administrative settings. He also served as past Editor of Problems of Post-Communism, ensuring the high research quality of the journal as ownership transferred from the U.S. government to the private sector

How to Apply

The deadline for submission of papers is December 31, 2018. The Problems of Post-Communism Editorial Board will judge the competition and applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 1, 2019.

In seeking the Millar Prize, applicants should submit via email to their papers of 15-25 double-spaced pages in 12-point font, with “Millar application: [your last name]” as the subject line. All submissions must be in English. Papers should be original research projects using primary sources, rather than reviews of existing literature.

 

For further information, please contact:

Dana Ponte

Senior Program Officer

910 17th Street NW, Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20006

Telephone: 202-296-1677

Fax: 866-937-9872

Title VIII National Research Competition Research on the Indigenous Peoples of Russia

Title VIII National Research Competition
Research on the Indigenous Peoples of Russia
Deadline: Suspended

NCEEER is pleased to announce, as part of its National Research Competition, the availability of funds for summer research proposals on the indigenous peoples of Russia. This fellowship supports collaboration of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at universities in the United States with demonstrated experience in scholarship and/or outreach with indigenous communities and populations. Such scholars and students will conduct research at the Gorno-Altaisk State University (GASU) in the Altai Republic in Russia, a leading Russian university for the support of research on the indigenous peoples of Russia. Research may be conducted at other Russian universities, but only if the proposal demonstrates clear and established contacts for placement at the Russian university. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Projects involving the participation of Native American graduate students are particularly encouraged.

The principal investigator must be a US citizen and hold a Ph.D in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences. The maximum award is $38,000. Research topics will focus on the following issues: environmental protection and sustainability, environmental journalism, preservation of indigenous language and culture studies, educational and curricular reform for indigenous populations, issues of self-determination, sovereignty, and treaty rights, cultural preservation and enrichment, land rights, and the study of networking of indigenous populations and organizations in Russia. Placements may begin as early as June 1, 2011. Applicants must spend no less than two months in the Altai Republic or another Russian research venue.


Program Requirements

Fellows will be required to submit to NCEEER a final report and a short working paper based on the results of their research. Successful applicants may be asked to present research results and other programmatic experiences to the Department of State. Research reports submitted to NCEEER for scholars' projects may also be considered for publication in the journal, Problems of Post-Communism.

Administrative Fees

Please note that NCEEER charges a 7% administrative fee for the management of grants negotiated directly between NCEEER and a successful grant applicant. If you wish to have your university administer your grant, please be advised that they are allowed to charge up to 10% of your grant for administrative costs. They could charge less. As such, applicants should check with their universities to see what the indirect charge is likely to be for your application. Applicants engaged in collaborative projects should work only through their universities. Those applicants engaged in individual research have the option of working with NCEEER directly. Please contact the NCEEER staff if you have questions.

Submission of Applications

Before beginning the application process, please thoroughly read the application guidelines.

You have three options to submit your proposal (all applications will be given equal weight, regardless of submission method):

  1. Apply on-line using our on-line grant application system--select "National Research Competition - RIPR" (Requires Mozilla Firefox)
  2. E-mail the application form and associated files as a single zipped attachment (.zip file) to . Indicate "NRC/RIPR Application: [your last name]" in the subject line.
  3. Mail your documents via the Postal Service to the address at the bottom of this page.

Application Components

All applications must include the following items:

  1. Application form--If applying by e-mail or mail, download and fill out(requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader); if applying on-line, fill out via the on-line application system
  2. A project proposal of no more than ten pages (double-spaced, 12-point font) describing the nature of the research to be conducted, including its relevance to contemporary concerns of U.S. policy-makers responsible for the formation of implementation of U.S. foreign policy
  3. An estimated budget
  4. A current Curriculum Vitae (CV) for each scholar, organized in chronological order and no longer than four pages.
  5. Human Subjects Review form, if relevant to your proposal
  6. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your work and your proposal. These are to be sent directly to NCEEER by the referees and must include the referee's physical or digital signature.

Deadlines

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is April 15, 2011. Documents sent through the Postal Service must be received by this date.

NCEEER's peer review selection committee will review and evaluate the proposals. NCEEER will notify you regarding the status of funding for your proposal on or beforeMay 15, 2011. NCEEER will not elaborate on the reasons given for the rejection of proposals.

NRC/RIPR Funding

Funding for the National Research Competition/Research on the Indigenous Peoples of Russia is provided under the Program of Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), which is administered by the Department of State. Accordingly, fellowships are subject to Federal laws, and regulations, including the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, and OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, A-128, and A-133. Fellowships are also subject to the availability of funds.

NCEEER Title VIII Dissertation Completion Grant Program

NCEEER Title VIII Dissertation Completion Grant Program


Deadline: December 31st, 2020

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) invites proposals for its Dissertation Completion Grant Program. This grant provides a maximum award of $25,000 to doctoral candidates in an advanced stage of dissertation work whose research concerns the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia on topics of relevance to current U.S. foreign policy.

To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a U.S. institution, and have one year or less remaining to complete their dissertations.  Individual awards will be up to $25,000 with a duration of 9-12 months.



*Contingent on availability of funds


Countries Eligible for Research

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
   

Purposes and Requirements

The Dissertation Completion Grant supports doctoral candidates in an advanced stage of dissertation work whose research concerns the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia on topics of relevance to current U.S. foreign policy.

Eligible dissertation research is not limited by discipline, but must concern one or more of the countries listed below. Competitive dissertation topics will demonstrate a clear and compelling link to current U.S. foreign policy toward the region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Research that is "policy relevant" does not necessarily need to focus directly on a matter of current and intense concern to U.S. government policy makers. Projects in fields such as history, popular culture, and other matters that may be outside the immediate purview of government officials may be eligible for funding, as long as the applicant explains compellingly why the research is relevant to the formation of policy.

Research Results

Successful applicants will be required to submit regular reports to NCEEER, culminating in the completion of the dissertation. Should they wish to produce publications from their grant, they may also submit a short working paper based on the results of their research. Please note that research reports submitted to NCEEER for scholars' projects may be considered for publication in the journal Problems of Post-Communism.

Submission of Applications

You have two options to submit your proposal (all applications will be given equal weight, regardless of submission method):

 

  1. E-mail the application form and associated files as a single zipped attachment (.zip file) to . Indicate "DCG Application: [your last name]" in the subject line.
  2. Mail your documents via the Postal Service to the address at the bottom of this page (attn.: Anastasia Moore).

Application Components

 
The application forms can be downloaded by visiting the "Apply" section of this website.  All applications must include the following items:
  1. A Curriculum Vitae of no more than 2 pages, single-spaced, 12-point font.
  2. An Abstract of the dissertation, no more than 1 page, single-spaced, 12- point font.
  3. A project proposal of no more than 4 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font), detailing the following information:
    • the dissertation topic: its relevance to U.S. foreign policy, and its contribution to the academic field
    • a timeline for the completion of the dissertation within the 9-12 month project period (to conclude no later than September 1, 2022).An estimated budget
  4. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor or chair of the dissertation committee. This is to be sent directly to NCEEER by the referee and must include the referee’s physical or digital signature.

Deadlines

The deadlines for the submission of applications is December 31, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by March 1, 2021. All work must be completed by September 1, 2022.

Funding

The Dissertation Completion Grant is supported by federal funds. Accordingly, grants are subject to Federal laws and regulations, including OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, A-128, and A-133. Grants are also subject to the availability of funds.

National Research Competition

National Research Competition

Deadline: December 31st, 2020

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) invites proposals for its National Research Competition. This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or Eastern Europe. All scholars on collaborative or individual projects must be U.S. citizens and PhD holders. In addition, applicants must have completed any previous NCEEER grants received before they may apply for a new grant.

Research Contracts support collaborative projects involving multiple scholars who are U.S. citizens and PhD holders, with a maximum award of $40,000. Research grants support projects by individual researchers who are U.S. citizens and PhD holders, with a maximum award of $20,000. Contracts provide funding to scholars or researchers via institutional awards, while Grants are awarded directly to the scholar or researcher. Accordingly, Contracts and Grants involve different application forms and guidelines, which can be found in the Apply section of this website.



*Contingent on availability of funds


Countries Eligible for Research

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Research Activity

Research Contracts support collaborative projects involving multiple scholars who are U.S. citizens and PhD holders, with a maximum award of $40,000. Research Grants support projects involving an individual scholar who is a U.S. citizen and PhD holder, with a maximum award of $20,000. Contracts provide funding to scholars or researchers via institutional awards, while Grants are awarded directly to the scholar or researcher. Accordingly, Contracts and Grants involve different application forms and guidelines, which can be found in the Apply section of this website.

Summer Salary Support

Funding for summer salary support is ordinarily not fundable by NCEEER. Research support funding is primarily to be devoted to necessary travel and research expenses. While regular salary support will be considered, summer salary support will be considered as the lowest priority for funding. Any exception concerning summer salary support will need to have clear and detailed specification of its necessity for completion of the proposed project.

Administrative Fees

Please note that NCEEER charges a 7% administrative fee for the management of grants negotiated directly between NCEEER and a successful grant applicant. If you wish to have your university administer your grant, please be advised that they are allowed to charge up to 10% of your grant for administrative costs. They could charge less. As such, applicants should check with their universities to see what the indirect charge is likely to be for your application. Applicants engaged in collaborative projects should work only through their universities. Those applicants engaged in individual research have the option of working with NCEEER directly. Please contact the NCEEER staff if you have questions.

Submission of Applications

 

Before beginning the application process, please thoroughly read either the Contract application guidelines or the Grant application guidelines, depending on for which one you are applying.  All application materials can be found in the "Apply" section of this website.

You have three options to submit your proposal (all applications will be given equal weight, regardless of submission method):

  1. Apply online by visiting the "Apply" section and following the instructions.

  2. E-mail the application form and associated files as a single zipped attachment (.zip file) to . Indicate "NRC Application: [your last name]" in the subject line.

  3. Mail your documents via the Postal Service to the address at the bottom of this page.

Application Components

The application forms can be downloaded by visiting the "Apply" section of this website.  All applications must include the following items:

NRC Contract
  1. Application form – if applying by e-mail or mail, download the relevant application forms from the NCEEER website (from the home page, click Apply/Application Forms)
  2. A project proposal of no more than ten pages (double-spaced, 12-point font) describing the nature of the research to be conducted, including its relevance to contemporary concerns of U.S. policy-makers responsible for the formation of implementation of U.S. foreign policy toward one or more countries of the region
  3. An estimated budget
  4. A current Curriculum Vitae (CV), organized in chronological order and no longer than four pages
  5. A transmittal letter from the institution that will be submitting the Application
  6. A Human Subjects Review form, if relevant to your proposal
  7. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your work and your proposal. These are to be sent directly to NCEEER by the referees and must include the referee's physical or digital signature.
NRC Grant
  1. Application form – if applying by e-mail or mail, download the relevant application forms from the NCEEER website (from the home page, click Apply/Application Forms)
  2. A project proposal of no more than ten pages (double-spaced, 12-point font) describing the nature of the research to be conducted, including its relevance to contemporary concerns of U.S. policy-makers responsible for the formation of implementation of U.S. foreign policy toward one or more countries of the region
  3. An estimated budget
  4. A current Curriculum Vitae (CV), organized in chronological order and no longer than four pages
  5. A Human Subjects Review form, if relevant to your proposal
  6. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your work and your proposal. These are to be sent directly to NCEEER by the referees and must include the referee's physical or digital signature.

Deadlines

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is December 31, 2020. Documents sent through the Postal Service must be received by this date.

The Board of Directors will review and evaluate the proposals. NCEEER will notify you regarding the status of funding for your proposal on or before March 1, 2021. NCEEER cannot elaborate on the reasons given for the rejection of proposals.

Funding

NCEEER's National Research Competition is made possible by federal funds. Accordingly, Grants and Contracts are subject to Federal laws and regulations, including OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, A-128, and A-133. Grants are also subject to the availability of funds.

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