Study and Research Fellowships, University of Michigan

Deadline: 29/10/2010
Open to: applications from Eurasia, Middle, South and Eastern Europe
Fellowships: 3-4 week research visits include round-trip airfare, housing, health insurance

Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professional Development Awards
For Study and Research at the University of Michigan in 2011

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan invites applications for Weiser Professional Development Awards from faculty and artists at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

Applicants are invited to propose projects in any field of research or teaching with a faculty partner at the University of Michigan. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English language skills.

The awards support short-term (3-4 week) research visits to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and include round-trip airfare, housing, health insurance, and a modest per diem. Up to 10 awards will be granted for travel to Ann Arbor between January and April 2011 or September and December 2011.

Selection of awardees will be made through a competitive review of proposals at the University of Michigan. These awards are made possible thanks to a gift from Ambassador Ronald Weiser, U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia from 2001-04, and his wife, Eileen Lappin Weiser.

Applicants must submit:

* A completed application form (Slovakia) (other eligible countries)
* Your CV
* A copy of your doctoral diploma or highest professional degree
* A copy of your passport photo page
* A two-page personal statement describing: a) the research or collaborative project you plan to pursue at the University of Michigan, b) your reason for applying for this opportunity, and c) how this opportunity will benefit your home institution
* An invitation from the University of Michigan school, department, and/or faculty partner with whom the research will be conducted; email invitation is acceptable. (For more information about U-M departments and programs, consult www.umich.edu.)
* One letter of recommendation from the rector or dean of your institution.
* If you have taken the TOEFL exam in the last three years, attach a copy of your score report.

Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine:

Applications, including this application form, must be emailed by October 29, 2010 to [email protected]

Applicants from Slovakia:

Applications, including this application form, must be submitted by October 29, 2010 to:
Fulbright Commission
Levická 3
821 08 Bratislava 2
Slovak Republic
Applications may be submitted by email to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions about the Weiser Professional Development Awards

Application form

Application form – Slovakia only

Please contact the appropriate source listed below for additional information:

Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine:
Email: [email protected]

Applicants from Slovakia:
Email: [email protected]

University of Michigan
Email: [email protected]

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4 thoughts on “Study and Research Fellowships, University of Michigan

    1. Dear,

      in the Who can apply? section it says that:

      Faculty and artists teaching at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, and Ukraine may apply. Applicants should be actively engaged in teaching and must have a current appointment to which they intend to return. Junior and mid-level academics are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants must have either their doctoral diploma or highest professional degree at the time of application.

      I'm sorry but Kyrgyzstan is not on the list of countries.

  1. Dear Sirs,

    I want to ask you if Doctors of Medicine (MD) may apply for projects?

    If the answer is positive, please tell me if 2 persons who work together on their project won the award, will they travel together, or only one applicant will be awarded to Michigan?

    Thank you

  2. Dear,

    the call states that applicants are invited to propose projects in any field of research or teaching with a faculty partner at the University of Michigan.

    In the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about the Weiser Professional Development Awards) link you may find this:

    All applicants must have either their doctoral diploma or highest professional degree at the time of application.

    But I would encourage you to ask the responsible body: [email protected] or weiserawar[email protected].

    Good luck,

    Kristina,

    Mladiinfo

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