Sunday, August 05, 2012

Fellowships for U.S. or Japanese Citizens Researching Topics of Pressing Global Concern In Multidisciplinary Teams

From The Foundation Center...

[For more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" or the live SSRC web site link in the last paragraph at the end of this blog post.]

"Deadline: September 1, 2012

"Abe Fellowship Offers Support for International Multidisciplinary Research on Topics of Pressing Global Concern

"The Social Science Research Council, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and the American Council of Learned Societies have announced the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition.
The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Applications for the program, which provides research support to individuals, are welcome from scholars and non-academic research professionals.

"The fellowship program committee seeks applications for research explicitly focused on policy-relevant and contemporary issues with a comparative or transnational perspective that draw the study of the United States and Japan into wider disciplinary or theoretical debates.

"Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the program's three themes — traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy, global and regional economic issues, and social and cultural issues.

"The competition is open to citizens of the U.S. and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the U.S.

"Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application.

"Terms of the fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of researchers at different stages in their careers. The program provides fellows with a minimum of three and maximum of twelve months of full-time support over a twenty-four month period. Candidates should propose to spend at least one third of the fellowship tenure in residence abroad in Japan or the U.S.

"Visit the SSRC Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures."

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