Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Open Society Foundation’s Returning Scholars Fellowship Program

The Open Society Institute’s Returning Scholars Fellowship Program, as part of a conscious strategy to combat “brain drain” in the social sciences and humanities, supports talented young scholars who, after earning a postgraduate degree abroad, seek university positions and academic careers in their home countries.  The program operates in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

Securing the services of such scholars is essential to the revitalization of academic departments and the sustainability of higher education reforms, to which Academic Fellowship Program also contributes. The program offers scholars financial, institutional, and professional development support, as well as opportunities for further professional growth as program alumni.

Returning Scholars and partner departments also benefit from the presence of Academic Fellowship Program-supported International Scholars, who provide expert mentorship in such areas as professional development, curriculum development and reform, research methods, and teaching/learning methodologies specific for their discipline.

The deadline to submit applications is 11 April 2011. For more information, visit this link

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