Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Accepting Applications for Dissertation Research

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997 to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences,  including psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, urban affairs, area studies, and political science.

Preference is given to projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences as well as issues of policy relevance. Additional priority will be given to projects that address large-scale geographical situations and those with policy applications beyond the research design itself; projects that rely on large empirically informed  sample sizes, often in historically rich time series, and that make few presumptions of application; projects that are theoretically rich and emphasize policy issues of broad meaning to the larger public sphere; and/or projects that fall under areas where few previous research applications are currently available.

Awards are made to individuals, not institutions;  if processed through an institution, a waiver for overhead is requested.

Grants are limited to aspiring Ph.D. students at the dissertation level whose project has received approval from their appropriate department head/university. Applicants may propose new projects or  solicit support for research in progress. Applicants are not required to be citizens or residents of the United States.

For complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, an FAQ, and application instructions, visit the Horowitz Foundation website.

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Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

Deadline: November 15, 2012

The American Council of Learned Societies announces Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies, Competition Year 2012-2013

•  Research fellowships for use in Eastern Europe
•  Writing fellowships for writing the dissertation in the United States after research is complete

Applications will be accepted for work related to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. university.  All requirements for the PhD except the dissertation (ABD) must be completed by June 2013.

All topics, periods, and approaches in the humanities and social sciences are welcome.

Application deadline: November 15, 2012

Further information is available at http://www.acls.org/programs/eesp.

ACLS has secured funding (for one year only) for this competition, which in the past has been supported by the Title VIII Program of the U.S. Department of State.

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New York, NY 10017-6795, www.acls.org<http://www.acls.org>

Elisabeta Pop
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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, Workshops: May 29 and June 1, 2012

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA competition for 2012 is now open and the deadline is June 14, 2012. Information about the competition and link to the application in the G5.gov application system are available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Paul Fogleman, the campus representative for Fulbright Hays, will be holdling application preparation workshops on Tues. May 29 from 2-3pm and Fri. Jun. 1 from 2-3. The workshops will be identical, however, you are welcome to attend both. They will be held in the conference room of the “International Programs” building at 201 N. Indiana Ave. (Between 6th & 7th St., across from Dunn Meadow.)

The various components of the application will be discussed at the workshop and we will review a mock application. To make the most of the short amount of time before the June 14 deadline, students applying for the grant should concentrate their efforts on the narrative statement, requesting letters of reference and securing or updating a letter of affiliation in the host country. 

If you cannot attend the workshops and need assistance, please contact Paul Fogleman by email (pfoglema@iu.edu) to set up an individual consultation. Students can also get assistance through the (GradGrants Center http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/). On the GradGrants web site, see “Workshops” for details about upcoming proposal development workshops.

Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408