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

The Returning Scholars Fellowship Program (RSFP) invites applications from talented scholars who seek university positions and academic careers in their home countries after studying abroad. The program is open to citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

RSFP, a part of the Academic Fellowship Program (AFP), welcomes scholars from these countries who have received (or will receive by September 2007) an internationally competitive postgraduate degree 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, or journalism/media studies. The program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and performing arts, or business.

AFP supports placement of Returning Scholars primarily in AFP partner departments, with some exceptions. A list of current AFP partner departments can be found on our website, though the list is subject to change for the 2007-08 academic year. Potential applicants are advised to explore placement possibilities with an AFP Region Manager or Country Coordinator before applying.

Fellowships include a monthly stipend and various allowances, in addition to the opportunity to participate in departmental and professional development projects.

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

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