Visiting Fellows, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, University of Michigan

Publish Date: Sep 04, 2015

Deadline: Sep 15, 2015

Visiting Fellows

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and its affiliated centers offer numerous opportunities for scholars from Europe and Eurasia to visit the University of Michigan for short- and long-term research and fellowship programs. Please follow the links below for information about visiting scholar programs as well as current and past fellows at CES, CREES, and WCEE.

CES Visiting Scholars+

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Weiser Professional Development Program Fellow Profiles

Call for Applications from Faculty in Selected Countries of Europe and Eurasia

Deadline: September 15

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan invites applications for Weiser Professional Development Awards from faculty and artists at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Applicants are invited to propose projects in any field of research or teaching with a faculty partner at the University of Michigan. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English language skills.

The 2016 awards support short-term research visits of 4 weeks or 3 months to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and include round-trip airfare, housing, health insurance, and a modest per diem. The Weiser Center will grant 5-7 awards for travel to Ann Arbor in February-April 2016 or September-November 2016.

Selection of 2016 awardees will be made through a competitive review of proposals at the University of Michigan. These awards are made possible thanks to a gift from Ambassador Ronald Weiser, U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia from 2001-04, and his wife, Eileen Lappin Weiser.

Prior to applying, please read the FAQs below as some requirements have changed.

Applicants must submit by September 15:

  • A completed application form | Slovak Republic | Other eligible countries  
  • Your CV
  • A copy of your doctoral diploma or highest professional degree
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • A two-page personal statement describing: a) the research or collaborative project you plan to pursue at the University of Michigan, b) your reason for applying for this opportunity, c) how this opportunity will benefit your home institution, and d) your reason for selecting a 4-week or 3-month visit
  • An invitation from the University of Michigan school, department, and/or faculty partner with whom the research will be conducted; email invitation is acceptable. (For more information about U-M departments and programs, consult NOTE: Applicants intending to work with U-M Law School faculty members MUST contact the Weiser Center before contacting faculty members.
  • One letter of recommendation from the rector or dean of your institution
  • A copy of your TOEFL score report (if you have taken the exam in the last three years)

Please contact the appropriate source listed below for additional information:

Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan:

Applicants from the Slovak Republic:

University of Michigan:

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