Open Society Institute – International Scholars Fellowship Program 2007/2008
Application deadline: March 23, 2007

The International Scholars Fellowship Program invites highly-qualified scholars in social sciences and humanities from around the world to teach and/or consult at selected university departments in South Eastern Europe, parts of the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia.

The program, part of the Academic Fellowship Program (AFP), welcomes applications from faculty, retired faculty, and others holding PhDs in anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender studies, economics, history, political science, international relations, psychology, public administration, public health, philosophy, social work, sociology, human rights & public law, and journalism/media studies. The program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and performing arts, or business.

Candidates apply to teach outside their country of citizenship and must hold an internationally-recognized PhD or JD. AFP accepts applications for fellowship placements in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

AFP fellows are placed in carefully selected university departments that are amenable to change and demonstrate a realistic and clear vision for future development. A list of current AFP partner departments can be found on our website. The list is subject to change in the 2007-08 academic year.

The International Scholars Fellowship Program offers two arrangements:
– Non-resident International Scholars share their expertise with host departments on a consulting basis, visiting the institution for several short consultations and remaining in contact for mentoring and advice between visits. Nonresident fellows are senior or well-established academics; recent PhD recipients are not considered.
– Resident International Scholars live in the host country and teach courses for one academic year at partner universities. Fellows also work on a variety of projects within their host departments, and benefit from the diverse academic network connecting AFP program countries. The Resident option is available only for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Mongolia.

Fellowships generally include a stipend, transportation, and accommodation. Resident fellows also receive health insurance and various other allowances.

Fellowships begin in August or September 2007 and normally last one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

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