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The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is soliciting proposals from scholars at Centers for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE) universities in the Russian Federation to participate in a two-week field survey workshop at UCB

The two-week field survey workshop will be held at UCB from October 21 to November 4, 2007. The workshop is funded by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

A total of four scholars from CASE universities („Carnegie Fellows“) will be brought to UCB for an intensive review of the key literature, theoretical approaches, and methods employed in a particular field of scholarship. Each Carnegie Fellow will work with an assigned UCB faculty member and graduate student with knowledge of the Carnegie Fellow’s field theme to develop undergraduate and graduate syllabi and teaching materials, explore innovative teaching and research techniques and technologies, and prepare a field survey (with a literature review) for use by other Carnegie Fellows and Russian scholars. The language of the workshop will be English.

Airfare, hotel, and meal expenses will be paid for by ISEEES. In addition, ISEEES will either pay for or reimburse each Carnegie Scholar for up to $600 in expenses relating to purchasing, copying, and posting teaching materials.

Applicants must have an advanced degree (kandidaty nauk or above) and be fluent in English. Proposals should indicate how the empirical and theoretical interests of the applicant relate to one of the following field themes:

  • Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and the Limits of Tolerance
  • Frontiers, Borderlands, and Boundaries
  • Modernization and Globalization
  • State and Nation-Building in Comparative Perspective
  • The Cultural Turn and Beyond
  • The Idea of Europe

Proposals should include a completed application form (see below), a statement of the applicant’s research and teaching experience and future plans (not exceeding 3 pages), a sample of scholarly research (not exceeding 10 pages), and a curriculum vitae. Finalists will be interviewed by telephone or computer (VOIP) by the Berkeley organizers.

Application forms can be found at The website also has a detailed description of the purpose and design of the workshop and an elaboration of each field theme.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail to Natalia Darsavelidze, CASE Program coordinator: natalyad[et] Proposals must be received by August 1, 2007. Winning applicants will be notified by e-mail on August 31, 2007.


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