Call for Applications from Faculty in Selected Countries of Europe and Eurasia

Science and developmentUniversity of Banja Luka

Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan invites applications for Weiser Professional Development Awards from faculty and artists 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.

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 2013 awards support short-term (3-4 week) research visits 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 March-April 2013 or September-November 2013.

Selection of 2013 awardees will be made through a competitive review of proposals at the University of Michigan. These awards are made possible thanks to a gift from Ambassador Ronald Weiser, U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia from 2001-04, and his wife, Eileen Lappin Weiser.

Prior to applying, please read the FAQs below as some requirements have changed.

Applicants must submit:

  • 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, and c) how this opportunity will benefit your home institution
  • 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 NOTE: Applicants intending to work with U-M Law School faculty members MUST contact the Weiser Center before contacting faculty members.
  • One letter of recommendation from the rector or dean of your institution.
  • TOEFL score report, or consent to participate in interview via telephone or Skype.

Please contact the appropriate source listed below for additional information:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia (Kaliningrad District), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan:


University of Michigan:

Application Deadline: October 15, 2012