New Century Scholars
competition is now open for the Fulbright New Century Scholars
Program (NCS), an exciting and innovative new research initiative
in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
in its second year, NCS brings together annually 25-30 outstanding
research scholars from the U.S. and abroad to engage in multidisciplinary
collaboration on a topic of global significance under the leadership
of a Distinguished New Century Scholar Leader. For the academic
year 2002-2003, the research focus is "Addressing Sectarian,
Ethnic and Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders."
Edward Tiryakian, Professor of Sociology, Duke University, will
serve as the NCS Distinguished Scholar Leader. Approximately one
third of the participants will be U.S. scholars; the remaining
two thirds will be visiting scholars from outside the U.S.
provides a unique research opportunity for participants to pursue
individual research objectives as well as to engage in ongoing
collaboration and interaction focusing on the NCS research theme.
NCS Fellows will not only undertake a 3-6 month international
research visit during the program year but will also come together
for a pre-program orientation and goal setting session, a mid-term
meeting, and a final plenary seminar.
include individual awards in the amount of $41,500 plus travel
and per diem to cover participation in program seminars and meetings.
for receipt of applications is October 1, 2002. Program
details and application materials will be available on www.cies.org
requests to be added to the NCS mailing list should be directed
may also contact Micaela S. Iovine, Senior Program Officer at:
Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department
of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
M. Randolph, Executive Director, Office of International Programs