[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: Abe Fellowships

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Jun 25 19:38:15 EDT 2008

Abe Fellowships
 Deadline: September 1 annually

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 

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  

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 responsibility.

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

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.

Contact Details

For further information and to apply, go to:

Contact SSRC staff at abe at ssrc.org

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