Information: East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting
applications for the 24th annual training seminar for junior
scholars in East European studies, to be held during August, 2013. All
domestic transportation, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by
Eligibility: These scholarships are available to
U.S. citizens. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects
on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects
should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including,
but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic
Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to
highlight their potential policy relevance. Disciplines represented at JSTS 2012 included anthropology, history, political science, and sociology.
Description: JSTS successfully combines formal and informal meetings to
promote a variety of intellectual exchanges. Past activities have
included the following: - individual presentations - constructive feedback and question and answer sessions - one-on-one meetings for Junior Scholars with Senior Scholars - advice regarding publishing - discussions about the state of the profession and obtaining employment in the field - various social activities, including the crab-fest and the annual volleyball challenge
Requirements: Successful applicants are expected to submit a five-page
paper no later than July 1 on the sources and methodology of their
report and the wider significance of their work. (In other words, what
was researched, how it was researched, and what it all means.) This
paper will serve as the basis for discussion at the seminar.
Application Information: To apply for the Junior Scholars' Training Seminar (JSTS), the applicant must submit the following: -
a completed application form and a curriculum vitae (which must include
social security number and full date of birth, institution where degree
is expected or was received, title of dissertation/thesis, and name and
department of academic advisor); - a single page, single-spaced statement of the work you wish to discuss - either the dissertation/thesis or another project; - one letter of recommendation from academic advisor.
Deadline: The deadline for receipt of this year's Junior Scholars'
Training Seminar (JSTS) applications and supporting materials is April
15, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.
Please mail application materials for all grants to:
East European Studies The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004-3027