RFP: UC Berkeley Scholars Workshop – October 28 – November 10, 2012

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), in collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE) at the European Humanities University (EHU) and the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), is soliciting proposals from scholars in the social sciences and history from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to participate in a two-week workshop at UCB from October 28 to November 10, 2012. The workshop is funded by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
A total of four scholars (“Carnegie Fellows”) will be brought to UCB for an intensive review of key literature, theoretical approaches, and methods employed in a particular field of scholarship (the “field theme”). Each Carnegie Fellow will work with a paired UCB faculty member and graduate student with knowledge of the Carnegie Fellow’s field theme to develop undergraduate and/or graduate syllabi and teaching materials, explore innovative teaching and research techniques and technologies, and prepare a field survey (with a literature review) for use by other Carnegie Fellows and scholars from the region. The language of the workshop will be English.Airfare, hotel, and meal expenses will be paid for by ISEEES.  In addition, ISEEES will either pay for or reimburse each Carnegie Fellow for up to $600 in expenses relating to purchasing, copying, or posting teaching materials. ISEEES will provide letters of invitation, but each Carnegie Fellow will be responsible for obtaining and paying for a U.S. visa.
Who is eligible to participate? 

  • Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
  • Scholars who hold the equivalent of a Ph.D.
  • Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spoken English that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engage in scholarly debate. 

To apply, please submit the following

  • A completed application form. Application forms can be found athttp://iseees.berkeley.edu/case-crrc#app. The website also has a detailed description of the purpose and design of the workshop. Applicants should be sure to read the Program Description in full to ensure that they are familiar with the design and requirements of the program.
  • A statement of purpose not exceeding three pages indicating the applicant’s proposed field theme and the course syllabus or syllabi the applicant expects to develop while at Berkeley. 
  • A sample of scholarly research in English not exceeding five pages.
  • A full Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications.

Applications from Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine should be submitted via email to Olga Breskaya at olga.breskaya@ehu.lt.  Applications from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia should be sent toapplications@crrccenters.org. The application deadline is September 14, 2012.