MINELRES: IREX: Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants for PhD or other professional graduate degree holders

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Original sender: Teodor Stan <tstan@irex.org>


Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants

US Department of State’s Title VIII Program
      
IREX is pleased to announce the 2007 Policy-Connect Collaborative
Research Grants competition. IREX’s Policy-Connect program seeks to
attract, select, and support advanced research by US experts in
policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia,
facilitate collaboration among and between US and international
scholars, and disseminate knowledge about Europe and Eurasia to a wide
network of constituents in the United States and abroad.

Policy-Connect provides American scholars with the means and support
necessary to conduct research, particularly on lesser-studied regions
such as the Balkans, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, where issues
central to the national security and foreign policy interests of the
United States must be studied. The knowledge and expertise gained by the
grant recipients become a valuable resource for the policymaking
community, as the scholars share the results of their research through
research briefs, policy fora, and individual meetings.

The Policy-Connect Program provides fellowships to US scholars and
professionals for overseas research on contemporary political, economic,
historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy.
Fellowships support collaborative teams of two or three US scholars and
professionals for up to 12 months.  Upon completion of the project,
scholars will be requested to present their research findings at a
Policy Forum at the US Department of State and to write a short policy
paper.

This year applications will be accepted for research on the following
topics and regions:

• Eurasia & Southeast Europe: ethnic and religious conflict, transition
economics, access to information, youth and women’s issues, and citizen
participation in politics and civil society.

• Cross-regional: Post-Soviet relations between Eurasia and the Middle
East/North Africa and/or South Asia.

Eligible Countries of Research Focus

• Eurasia:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan.

• Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Kosovo, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of), Romania, Serbia and
Montenegro.

• Cross-regional: Countries of Eurasia (see above) and Algeria,
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United
Arab Emirates, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.

Applications and supporting materials for Policy-Connect Collaborative
Research Grants are available on the IREX website at:

http://www..irex.org/programs/policy-connect/index.asp

- Grant Award: Up to $30,000

- Duration: Up to 12 months

- Application Deadline: April 1, 2007


Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants are funded by the US
Department of State’s Title VIII Program and John J. and Nancy Lee
Roberts.

Questions may be addressed to the Policy-Connect Program Staff at
policyconnect@irex.org or by calling (202) 628-8188.

IREX, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037
USA

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