Ronald and Eileen Weiser
Professional Development Awards
For Study and Research at the University of Michigan in 2014
Call for Applications from Faculty Members in Selected Countries of Europe and Eurasia
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, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Applicants may 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; proficiency will be verified.
The awards support short-term (3-4 week) research visits to the University of Michigan. Paid expenses include round-trip airfare, housing, health insurance, and a modest per diem. Visits may be planned for the months of March, April, September, October, or November 2014 only. Prospective applicants should read all Frequently Asked Questions here: www.ii.umich.edu/wcee/opportunities/visitingfellows.
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 (download available at www.ii.umich.edu/wcee/opportunities/visitingfellows)
• 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.) NOTE: Applicants intending to work with U-M Law School faculty members MUST contact the Weiser Center before contacting faculty members.
• One letter of recommendation from the rector or dean of your institution
• Consent to participate in interview via telephone or Skype
Who can apply: Teaching faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their field
Length of research visit: 3-4 weeks
Application deadline: October 15, 2013
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