CARNEGIE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
FOR SCHOLARS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
A Program of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)
In conjunction with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Supported by a Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York
The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research is pleased to announce the competition for the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholars of the humanities and social sciences from eligible regions may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at universities and institutes in the United States. This competition selects university faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. All fellows will conduct research on specific topics in the social sciences and humanities, write a 15 to 30 page academic paper upon the fellow’s return home, and deliver lectures with the goal of contributing to the further development of higher education and scholarship in their regions. The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) is administered by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) in collaboration with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils). Participants in the CRFP will conduct research in the United States for four months.
Participants in the CRFP will receive the following: 1) round-trip airfare from their home cities to their host universities in the United States; 2) a pre-departure orientation, and an orientation program in Washington D.C.; 3) a monthly stipend; 4) health insurance; and 5) access to libraries and archives, and alumni activities.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:documents should reach the office by 5 p.m. on April 30, 2015
Details can be obtained from:
Senior Program Officer/Western NIS and South Caucasus
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)
American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS)/
35a Chavchavadze Avenue
Tbilisi Georgia 0162
Tel: +995 32 229 21 06
Fax: +995 32 225 21 07
organized by US Embassy and American Councils/EducationUSA
You are welcome to participate in “Alumni Fair” to learn more about prestigious US Universities directly from the US alumni and US Embassy staff. Over 20 US Universities will be represented by alumni. Information on education system, admission criteria, degree programs and financial aid opportunities will be provided to students at this fair.
To register online, go to: http://svy.mk/18637zb
Fair Date: 14 March, Saturday
Fair Time: 15:00-17:00
Location: American Center
60, Rashid Beybudov str.
University of Languages, 2nd floor
For additional information, please, contact:
American Councils/ EducationUSA
Phone: (+994 12) 436-75-29; (+994 12) 448-28-45
PROFESSIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM IN AZERBAIJAN
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. In Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine it is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS.
PFP Program Goals are: to strengthen understanding of U.S. legislative process; to create partnerships between U.S. and foreign institutions; to establish a common language for developing practical solutions for shared problems and concerns.
Important Facts: The Azeri fellows of the 2015 program year, fall season will be selected through a competitive application process. All interested candidates should apply online at: https://ais.americancouncils.org. Semifinalists will be selected based on their applications and then interviews will be conducted at the American Councils office in Baku. Final decision upon finalists will be made by the independent committee members at American Councils DC office.
Upon arrival in the United States fellows will participate in a three-day intensive introduction to the U.S. political process. Fellows will then begin their 4-5 week long fellowships across the United States in federal and state legislative and executive offices, city halls, and NGOs immersing themselves in the daily operations of state governance, government oversight, and citizen participation. At the end of the program, Fellows will be given a unique opportunity to meet Professional Fellows from around the world at a wrap-up conference organized by the State Department in Washington, DC. For more information view http://professionalfellows.americancouncils.org
Anyone who meets below listed eligibility requirements can participate in the program:
• Be 25 to 35 years of age Azerbaijan citizen at the time of application;
• Be a college graduate (equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree or higher);
• Be proficient in English, as demonstrated by paper based TOEFL scores over 500, IBT scores over 61 or its equivalent (for example, university-level study in an English-speaking program or IELTS band 6 or higher). If you have none of these and are selected as a semi-finalist, we will give you an institutional TOEFL exam;
• Have relevant experience in and commitment to a career in the public sector;
• Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.
For more information please contact us:
Deadline for Professional Fellows Program fall season: April 15, 2015
American Councils for International Education ACTR/ ACCELS
40 J. Jabbarli Street, Caspian Business Center, 2nd Floor, Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1065 Tel./Fax: +994124367529/30/31; Cell phone: +994519963460;
PFP Program Coordinator
EducationUSA Alumni Fair March 2015
Upcoming Presentations – May
International Education Week
American Councils for International Education is pleased to invite all interested students to celebrate International Education Week at US-Azerbaijan Education Center on November 17-21, 2014.
Registration for SAT and SAT Subject Tests
American Councils for International Education’s Baku office administers the SAT exams. You can take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the following dates available for 2014-2015:
Test Center Name:
CASPIAN BUSINESS CENTER
40 J. JABBARLY STREET, 5TH FLOOR AZ1065
Test Center No. 60109
For more information, please visit sat.collegeboard.org