Funding Opportunities from ARISC for 2019-20

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The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces four funding opportunities for 2019-20!


• ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship
• ARISC Research Fellowship
• ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant (CHM)
• ARISC Small Grants

ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019

ARISC announces the availability of graduate/postdoctoral fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. During their stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to their research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship.

 

For the full call, eligibility requirements, and application materials, see https://arisc.org/arisc-graduate-postdoctoral-fellowships/


 
ARISC Research Fellowship


Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019

ARISC announces the availability of fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia).  The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, and all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Priority will be given to projects proposing research on entrepreneurship, science and technology, youth leadership, or higher education. This opportunity is open to US citizens who are scholars at the predoctoral (doctoral candidates), postdoctoral, or advanced professorial levels. Research awards will be made for $2,500 to $6,500, for a maximum of 3 months each to help cover transportation, room, board, incidental expenses, and other expenses needed to support scholar’s research in the South Caucasus. For ARISC grant purposes, mentoring is understood to involve integrating a local scholar into a research project in a fundamental way that involves cultivating skills and knowledge of methods that will contribute to the professional development of the local scholar. The fellows will give ARISC-sponsored presentations on a subject related to their research. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. ARISC offers connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its representatives in Baku, Tbilisi, and Yerevan.
 
For the full call, eligibility requirements, and application materials, see https://arisc.org/arisc-research-fellowship/
 
Funding for this fellowship is provided by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).


ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant (CHM)

Deadline: January 31, 2020

ARISC invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by private donors, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project. Grants will typically not exceed $4000.

For the full call, eligibility requirements, and application materials, see https://arisc.org/arisc-collaborative-heritage-management-in-armenia-grant/

ARISC Small Grants

Deadline: January 17, 2020

ARISC announces the availability of small grants in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia) for graduate and undergraduate students of the South Caucasus. Awards will be made for up to $300 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the grant is to help offset research costs for student scholars in the South Caucasus. Grantees are expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to their research upon completion of their project. The grantee will acknowledge ARISC in any publication or presentation that emerges from the research carried out during the grant.

For the full call, eligibility requirements, and application materials, see https://arisc.org/arisc-small-grants/

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.