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Sat Aug 16 01:59:33 EDT 2008

Reminder: Abe Fellowship Deadline
Deadline: September 1, 2008

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for
Global Partnership (CGP), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
announce the annual Abe Fellowship competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed
to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing
global concern. The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a
new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of
long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral
and global research network built around such topics.

The Abe Fellowship Research Agenda Applicants are invited to submit proposals
for research in the social sciences and related fields relevant to any one or
combination of the following three themes:

1) Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches to Security and Diplomacy Topic
areas include transnational terrorism, internal ethnic and religious strife,
infectious diseases, food safety, climate change, and non-proliferation, as well
as the role of cultural initiatives in peace building.
2) Global and Regional Economic Issues Topic areas include regional and
bilateral trade arrangements, globalization and the mitigation of its adverse
consequences, sustainable urbanization, and environmental degradation.
3) Role of Civil Society
Topic areas include demographic change, immigration, the role of NPOs and NGOs
as champions of the public interest, social enterprise, and corporate social

Research projects should be policy relevant, contemporary, and comparative or

Fellowship Terms
Terms of the fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of
Japanese and American researchers at different stages in their careers. The
program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of
full-time support over a 24 month period. Part-time residence abroad in the
United States or Japan is required.

• This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as
to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term
affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.
• Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or
equivalent professional experience. Applications from researchers in professions
other than academia are encouraged.
Abe Fellowship Program
810 Seventh Ave., 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-377-2700 x423
Fax: 212-377-2727
Email: abe at ssrc.org
Visit the website at http://fellowships.ssrc.org/abe

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