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Subject: FELLOWSHIPS- Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, Deadline
> A distribution of: CentralAsia-L - Announcement List for Central Asian
> FELLOWSHIPS- Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, Deadline Oct. 1,
> 2002-2003 New Century Scholars Program "Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic
> and Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders"
> Application Deadline: October 1, 2002
> For more information see: <http://www.cies.org/cies/NCS/text_NCS.htm>
> I. Research Theme: "Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict
> within and across National Borders"
> Numerous intrastate and interstate locales can be identified around
> the world where sectarianism, ethnicity and culture have, wittingly or
> unwittingly, played a major role in violence, riots, civil war, and
> the attendant disruption of society and displacement of populations.
> fall on the high end of the continuum of ethnic conflict. In other
> however, where similar factors have created tensions, even violence in
> the recent past, the current situation appears to have settled, or is
> in the process of being settled. At the low end of the continuum there
> are still other places where similar factors have produced a stable
> environment in terms of ethnic relations.
> The aim of the New Century Scholars Program (NCS) for 2002-2003, is to
> identify those settings that might provide cases for intensive study
> along the lines of this tripartite differentiation. Particular
> emphasis will be
> isolating the historical and contemporary factors which in their
> result in a country or region occupying one or the other extreme of
> the continuum or cause it to fluctuate in one direction or the other.
> specific selection of areas to be studied is open and will be
> determined once the NCS Fellows have been selected, attention will be
> paid to
> broad geographical representation: Europe, NIS, Western Hemisphere,
> Middle East, Africa, East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific.
> NCS will encourage much needed innovative theoretical, conceptual and
> empirical comparative work to examine the religious, cultural and
> ethnic dimensions of conflict. To understand and assess how these
> components interact with each other to generate or to reduce serious
> or between societies and regions, calls for considerable collaborative
> effort. Ultimately we hope that the New Century Scholars Program and
> its collaborative research will provide informed assessments that will
> key factors leading to conflict and those which might also reconstruct
> a viable civil peace.
> NCS will provide a unique research opportunity for scholars selected
> from the U.S. and abroad to pursue individual research objectives as
> well as to engage in ongoing collaboration and interaction focusing on
> the NCS
> Prospective applicants are invited to submit research proposals which
> reflect ongoing research addressing issues relevant to the NCS theme.
> Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
> * cross-border ethnic identity and diaspora
> * stateless nations
> * religious nationalism and religious pluralism
> * the role of clergy in ethnic mobilization
> * clashing values of tradition and modernity
> * reconstruction of civil society
> * community development and reconstruction
> * innovative governance in multiethnic states
> * new initiatives for resolution of ethnic conflicts
> * democratic solutions to long-standing conflicts
> * third party intervention/mediation in ethnic conflicts
> * emigration and immigration as factors in multiculturalism
> * effects of refugee resettlement on the creation of new civil
> * women's groups in processes of reconciliation
> Proposals in any area of the social sciences, history, public
> administration/policy, law, media, and comparative religious studies
> considered. Interdisciplinary proposals are especially welcome.
> II. Program Activities
> Approximately 25-30 leading scholars and professionals representing a
> variety of disciplines from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as
> NCS Fellows.
> Approximately one-third of the NCS Fellows will be U.S. scholars
> Remaining NCS Fellows will be visiting scholars from outside the U.S.
> NCS Fellows will pursue individual research objectives as well as
> contribute to the proposed NCS study under the leadership of the
> Distinguished Scholar
> Edward Tiryakian, Professor Sociology, Duke University. While
> interacting with one another during the program year to share
> and research perspectives, NCS fellows will also undertake the group
> objective of producing a working paper as the basis of ongoing
> and ultimately of a volume dedicated to the NCS theme.
> NCS Fellows will be expected to pursue research activities related to
> the NCS research theme throughout the program year; to maintain
> contact with
> another as a means to expanding their own research directions and
> accomplishing NCS group objectives; and to participate in all
> the program, including:
> III. Orientation and Goal Setting Session
> A virtual or in-person orientation will occur in January/February
> 2003, to launch the program and encourage early interaction among NCS
> Fellows. The orientation, lead by the NCS Distinguished Scholar
> Leader, will allow the multinational and multidisciplinary Fellows to
> introduce themselves to one another and share their various approaches
> to the program's research
> The orientation will also provide an overall framework for Program
> objectives, help participants develop a common vocabulary, and set the
> for future sustained interaction and ongoing collaboration.
> The orientation for 2001-2002 NCS Fellows took place at the
> Rockefeller Conference and Study Center in Bellagio, Italy, thanks to
> the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation. Depending on
> availability of
> and dates, the orientation may be at Bellagio or another locale, and
> prospective applicants should take note of the proposed
> January/February 2003 date for the meeting. The exact location and
> dates will be posted on the CIES web site when available.
> All NCS Fellows are expected to participate in the orientation,
> whether virtual or in-person.
> IV. Mid-term Seminar
> At the mid-term of the program year - July/August 2003 - the
> Distinguished Scholar Leader will convene the NCS Fellows once again,
> either electronically or in person, to report interactively on the
> progress of accomplishing individual and group goals established at
> the orientation session. The mid-term meeting will ensure the input of
> all NCS Fellows on all proposals and products of the Program and
> ensure joint planning of the final plenary seminar in November 2003.
> Fellows will have the opportunity
> become more familiar with each other's work as an impetus to
> continuing communication and the cross fertilization of ideas.
> The mid-term seminar for 2001-2002 NCS Fellows was hosted by the
> Hungarian Fulbright Commission and took place in Eger, Hungary, with
> the continued support of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bureau of
> Educational and Cultural Affairs of the State Department. While an
> in-person mid-term meeting is envisioned for the 2002-2003 Fellows,
> its implementation will depend on the availability of funding.
> Prospective applicants should take note of the proposed July/August
> 2003 date for the meeting.
> All NCS Fellows are expected to participate in the mid-term meeting,
> virtual or in-person.
> V. New Century Scholar Final Plenary Seminar
> The final plenary seminar will take place towards the end of the
> program year, in November 2003, in the Washington, D.C. area. At the
> final plenary seminar, which represents the culminating activity of
> the Program, the Distinguished Scholar Leader will convene the
> multinational group of NCS Fellows for one-two weeks to share the
> results of their research and to report on the accomplishment of group
> objectives, including plans for the publication of a paper or
> NCS Fellows will also interact with and engage in dialogue with other
> specialists, policymakers and international experts to compare and
> their findings and to examine the most important national and
> issues facing issues of ethnic and sectarian conflict in the new
> century. NCS Fellows will have the opportunity to explore new avenues
> of inquiry
> collaboration and to making recommendations for framing policy
> discussions at both the national and international levels.
> Resource experts representing government agencies, NGOs, and other
> interested national and international organizations will be invited to
> attend the seminar and to take an active role in the proceedings.
> The reports and recommendations resulting from the final plenary
> seminar, with an introduction and summary by the Distinguished Scholar
> Leader, will be published and distributed in a print edition.
> VI. International Research Visit
> The international research visit is an important component of the
> Program and all NCS Fellows are expected to make one of three-six
> months during
> course of the program year. Visits may begin at any time after the
> orientation in January/February and must be completed by December 31,
> Scholars are encouraged to plan their international research visits
> around the final plenary seminar held in November 2003 to facilitate
> travel arrangements to the seminar.
> U.S. applicants may propose visits to any country in which there is an
> operating Fulbright scholar program; non-U.S. applicants will propose
> research visits for the United States. All applicants are responsible
> for prearranging and confirming their own affiliations, as well as
> making any housing and other arrangements related to carrying out
> their research activities at the host institution and in the host
> VII. Eligibility Requirements
> Leading scholars and professionals in any area of the social sciences,
> history, law, public policy/administration, media and comparative
> studies. Successful candidates will be active in the academic, public
> or private sector and will demonstrate outstanding qualifications and
> a distinguished record of experience, research and accomplishment in
> an area clearly related to the NCS theme. Applicants must be
> conducting current research relevant to the program's theme and
> objectives and be open to exploring and incorporating comparative,
> interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations.
> * For academic applicants, a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a
> relevant field.
> * For applicants in the professional fields, the appropriate terminal
> degree in a relevant field.
> * U.S. applicants must have U.S. citizenship and permanent residency
> * Non-U.S. applicants must be citizens of and residing in the country
> which they are applying at the time of application.
> * Non-U.S. applications must be submitted through a participating
> Commission or Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the home
> country. Please contact the relevant office to determine whether or
> it is participating in the program before you submit an
> * Fluency in English.
> VIII. Benefits
> Individual awards in the amount of $41,500 Travel and per diem, where
> applicable, for Program seminars All NCS Fellows will receive grants
> amount of $41,500 to cover expenses related to participation in the
> NCS Program, including: international travel and maintenance; domestic
> travel and per diem; books, supplies, and other materials or items
> necessary for completion of proposed research; research assistance;
> partial salary/benefits. The grant also includes an allowance to cover
> travel to the final plenary seminar. Travel and per diem connected
> with tentative in-person orientation at the beginning of the Program
> and the mid-term meeting will be covered separately. Dependent support
> is not covered by the grant.
> IX. Timeline
> * March 2002 - Program announced & application materials available
> * October 1, 2002 - Deadline for submission of application materials
> * January 2003 - 2003 NCS Fellows announced
> * January/February 2003 - Orientation and Goal Setting
> * March-December 2003 - International Research Visits
> * July/August 2003 - Mid-term Meeting
> * November 2003 - Final Plenary Seminar
> X. General Selection Criteria
> Applications will be reviewed and NCS Fellows selected on the basis of
> the following criteria:
> * Qualifications of the applicant, including academic degrees,
> rank and position; national/international reputation in his/her
> quality of professional accomplishments as demonstrated through
> publications, research grants, other professional achievements
> * Potential of the applicant to contribute to an interdisciplinary
> discussion and treatment of the NCS research theme
> * Merits of the research proposal, including its significance,
> feasibility and relevance to the New Century Scholars research
> * Potential of the applicant's proposed research to develop or add new
> approaches or perspectives to the New Century Scholar research topic
> * Potential of the proposed research to contribute to a better
> understanding of the research topic at the national and international
> * Justification for the proposed international research visit and its
> significance for advancing the proposed research, especially in
> adding a comparative or international dimension
> * Significance and relevance of applicant's research and other
> accomplishments to the objectives of the NCS Program
> * Ability of the applicant to carry out the project
> * Final selection will be based on the referenced criteria as well as
> the need for a diversity of projects, disciplinary fields and
> areas represented in the program.
> Contact Information
> Micaela S. Iovine, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer
> E-mail miovine@...
> Tel (202) 686-6253
> Dana Hamilton, Senior Program Associate
> E-mail dhamilton@...
> Tel (202) 686-6252
> For application materials, see:
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