Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professional Development Awards 2012

Deadline: 31 October, 2011
Open to: Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.
Prizes: The 2012 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.

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 teaching at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan, 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. 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.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Applicants from faculty and artists at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

Prizes

The 2012 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 February and April 2012 or September and December 2012.

Application

  • A completed application form
  • 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.

The Application form is on the official website.

Application forms and additional information may be obtained from:
Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine:
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.fulbright.edu.pl
Applicants from the Slovak Republic:
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.fulbright.sk
University of Michigan:
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ii.umich.edu/wcee

The Official Website

2 thoughts on “Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professional Development Awards 2012

    1. Dear xhaferi,

      As it says in the eligibility criteria- Applicants from faculty and artists at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine can apply. Kosovo is in the list, so yes, you can apply.

      Kind regards,
      Dijana
      Mladiinfo

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