Carnegie Research Fellowship Program For Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, USA

Publish Date: Feb 15, 2016

Deadline: Apr 30, 2016

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program For Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences

A Program of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) in conjunction with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and Supported by a Grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research is pleased to announce the competition for the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholars of the humanities and social sciences from eligible regions may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at universities and institutes in the United States. This competition selects university faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. All fellows will conduct research on specific topics in the social sciences and humanities, write a 15-to-30- page academic paper upon the fellow’s return home, and deliver lectures with the goal of contributing to the further development of higher education and scholarship in their regions. The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) is administered by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) in collaboration with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils). Participants in the CRFP will conduct research in the United States for four months.

Participants in the CRFP will receive the following: 1) round-trip airfare from their home cities to their host universities in the United States; 2) a pre-departure orientation, and an orientation program in either Seattle or Washington D.C.; 3) a monthly stipend; 4) health insurance; and 5) access to libraries and archives, and alumni activities. Additionally, all CRFP scholars will be eligible for a scholar development fund to aid in purchasing books, technology, and other research tools, or to attend a conference and become affiliated with professional groups in the United States.

Awards for this program are contingent upon the availability of funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Applications must be emailed by 5pm (Tbilisi time) to



Individuals who are eligible to participate in CRFP:

  • Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
  • Applicants whose proposals relate to the themes chosen by one of the Centers for Advanced Study and Education (CASE) in their region or country:
    • Theme for applicants from Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine: CASE at the European Humanities University - Social Transformations in the Western Eurasia Border Region--Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine
    • Theme for the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi): The South Caucasus: Life in Transition
  • Advanced graduate students, university faculty, and scholars at any stage in their careers who have not recently conducted research projects at U.S. institutions.
  • Scholars who hold an equivalent of “Kandidatskaya” degree or higher, or who are working towards a “Kandidatskaya” degree at the time of application.
  • Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken English that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engage colleagues.
  • Scholars who have publications (advanced graduate students may cite papers presented at academic conferences) in a particular field.
  • Scholars who are able to receive and maintain a United States J-1 visa.
  • Scholars who are able to begin the CRFP in the United States in September 2016 or January 2017.

Note: NCEEER and the American Councils do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, or disability.

Individuals NOT eligible:

  • Spouses of U.S. citizens or spouses of citizens of countries other than the countries specified.
  • Individuals who have applied for an immigrant visa to any country, or who have requested political asylum in any country (this includes individuals who hold or have applied for a U.S. “green card” or who have applied to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery).
  • Employees of NCEEER, the American Councils, and CRRC, their spouses, children, and grandchildren are not eligible to participate in any NCEEER/American Councils/CRRCadministered competition.

The CRFP provides no financial support for the family members or dependents of program participants.

All CRFP participants may be required to return to their home countries for at least two (2) calendar years upon completion of the program in the United States. No requests for visa extensions, waivers, or transfers will be granted under any circumstances.


All applicants must submit the completed applications and all supporting materials electronically to by the deadline date of April 30, 2016. Make sure your recommendations, passport copy and signed privacy policy be sent scanned. Applications should ARRIVE in the office by 5pm on April 30 (local time of the Tbilisi office).

Successful applicants will be notified and in-person interviews conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine and Tbilisi, Georgia in early June 2016 by multi-national committees. The semi-finalists will be notified by telephone and/or by email by NCEEER/the American Councils about their interviews. All applicants will be notified of the results in due course.

All applications to the CRFP will be reviewed and evaluated by a multi-national group of specialists in the field who will provide written assessments of each proposal’s viability, need for access to U.S. resources, and potential contribution to the discipline in the applicant’s home country. A multi-national committee will interview each semi-finalist in English in order to discuss each applicant’s research project and how that project will benefit the applicant’s profession in his or her home country after returning from the United States, including possible benefits to the CASEs in which applicants have participated. Based on the evaluation of the written application and the results of the interview, finalists and alternate 2016 CARNEGIE APPLICATION GUIDELINES 5 candidates will be selected by a panel of American specialists in the United States. Fellows will begin their programs in the United States in September 2016 or January 2017. Dates for fellowships and all placements will be determined by NCEEER or ACTR/ACCELS.

Note: CRFP reserves the right to verify all of the information indicated in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible.

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