8. Fellowship: IREX, 2014-2015 INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)


Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program

 The IARO program provides U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. The fellowship provides international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.

Eligibility: Master’s students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

·         Information and online application: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

·         Deadline:  November 25, 2013

·         Topics of Interest:  Counterterrorism, Cyber Security, Cross-Regional Issues, Transnational Crime and Corruption, Religious Minorities

·         Contact: By email at iaro(at)irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188

Countries Eligible for Research:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

IARO is funded by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Program

This month we have sadly farewelled Frances Medley, former chair of the Magdalena Project board, who chose to end her life after living with multiple sclerosis for eight years. Fran was the chair at the time of our 25th anniversary celebrations in 2011, and provided strong leadership that helped to ensure the success of the event. Her humour, wisdom and courage are greatly missed. Read Gilly Adams' eulogy for Fran here.