Weiser Professional Development Visiting Fellowship in USA

  • Target: The citizens of the specified countries
  • Benefits: Varies (5-7 awards)
  • Level and Discipline: Research program in any available discipline
  • Host Institution: University of Michigan – USA
  • Deadline: 15 September every year

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan is deligted to invite applications for the Weiser Professional Development Awards. This call is exclusively intended to those from faculty and artists at institutions of higher education in one othe countries mentioned below.They are required to propose projects in any field of research or teaching with a faculty partner at the University of Michigan. An interesting research fund will be given to the winning fellows. Applications must be received no later than 15 September every year.

Fellowship Description
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. The awards support short-term research visits of 4 weeks or 3 months to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and include round-trip airfare, housing, health insurance, and a modest per diem. The Weiser Center will grant 5-7 awards for travel to Ann Arbor in February-April or September-Novembe.

Award Value
The Awards support short-term research visits of 4 weeks or 3 months to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and include round-trip airfare, housing, health insurance, and a modest per diem. The Weiser Center will grant 5-7 awards for travel to Ann Arbor in February-April or September-November.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in a discipline offered at the University of Michigan.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
Faculty and artists teaching at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan may apply. Applicants should be actively engaged in teaching and must have a current appointment to which they intend to return. Junior and mid-level academics are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants must have earned a terminal degree, either their doctoral diploma or highest professional degree (e.g., M.F.A.) at the time of application.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the citizens of the following countries are invited to apply; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Application Instruction
To apply, please provide all of the materials as follow:

  • 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, c) how this opportunity will benefit your home institution, and d) your reason for selecting a 4-week or 3-month visit
  • 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 umich.edu.) NOTE: The process for applying to work with U-M Law School faculty has changed; please carefully review the FAQs for details.
  • One letter of recommendation from the rector or dean of your institution
  • A copy of your TOEFL score report (if you have taken the exam in the last three years)

Submission Deadline
15 September every year.

Website and Application Link

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