[URBANTH-L]IREX Junior Scholar Symposium: "Frozen Conflicts & Unrecognized States in SE Europe & Eurasia

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Sep 5 22:31:27 EDT 2007

Grant for US Graduate Students, Pre-Tenure Faculty and Professionals to
Participate in the 2008 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium 


Application Deadline: December 3, 2007

IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration
with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan
Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2008 Regional Policy
Symposium - Frozen Conflicts and Unrecognized States in Southeast Europe
and Eurasia.

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of
State (Title VIII Program), will bring together junior and senior
scholars and members of the policy community to study and discuss timely
topics related to the frozen conflicts and unrecognized states in
Southeast Europe and Eurasia. Topics may include: security and military
cooperation; economic trends; environment and safety; human rights;
cross-border ethnic issues; trade development; legal reform; and foreign

Research focus areas include: Abkhazia; Kosovo; Nagorno-Karabakh;
Republika Srpska; South Ossetia; and Transnistria.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to
present their current research on the region. Grants will be awarded to
approximately 10 junior scholars.  

The Regional Symposium is scheduled to take place in late March 2008 in
the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and will involve two full days of
reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the
development of policy recommendations.  

Technical Eligibility Requirements:
* Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA,
JD, or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less.
Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.

* Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the
United States who are currently residing in the US.

Grant Provisions:
* Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office)
and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to the
symposium site.

* Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To receive more information on the 2008 Regional Policy Symposium,
please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium at irex.org.

Application materials are available on the IREX website at:

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