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  3. Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its implementation by The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). YTILI empowers young European and Eurasian entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools, networks, and resources they need to grow their enterprises and contribute more fully to economic development and job creation, security, and good governance in the region. YTILI is also a vehicle for building a transatlantic network of innovators that can contribute to an ongoing policy dialogue that strengthens the transatlantic relationship. In 2019, the YTILI Fellowship will engage young European and Eurasian leaders in a series of professional development and leadership activities that are designed to support the growth and development of commercial and social business ventures in their home communities. The following document provides detailed information on the fellowship program elements, fellowship expectations, selection process, and timeline. II. Program Elements The 2019 YTILI Fellowship year will commence on April 1, 2019 and conclude on October 31, 2019. The cohort of fellows will engage in a robust program of in-person and virtual engagement during this time, including travel to the United States, which is the centerpiece of the fellowship experience. The full 2019 YTILI cohort will be connected virtually in pre-departure activities, an online platform, and at the opening summit in the Netherlands. Additional pre-departure and post-fellowship activities may be offered by individual U.S. embassies and consulates in the fellows’ current countries of residence. The following section outlines the main elements of the YTILI fellowship administered by GMF and its partners. • Orientation Webinar: All fellows will be required to participate in an orientation webinar to review the expectations of the program, launch the online platform, and begin the process of building a unified YTILI cohort. (Online; April 2019) • Opening European Summit: From June 1-6, 2019, YTILI Fellows will convene in Europe for an Opening Summit where they will meet their U.S. mentor teams and plan for their fellowship experience. Programming will also include additional professional development, networking, and peer-to-peer learning. U.S. and European experts in entrepreneurship and innovation will participate in the summit. The summit will be an opportunity for the fellows to prepare for the U.S. immersive experience, set goals for their fellowship year, and network across the full cohort of fellows. Departures will be scheduled for June 6. Additional details on the agenda will be shared throughout the fellowship year. (The Netherlands; June 1-6, 2019) • One-Week Immersive U.S. Experience: Fellows will be sent to selected U.S. cities with established or emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems for a one-week (7 business day) experience. During this period, fellows are expected to: (1) participate in activities outlined by the local mentor teams, which will vary by city, but may include individual appointments and/or events set up by the fellow, business advising with mentors, and group cultural activities; (2) explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the U.S. city to understand the policy context, institutional and financial landscape, and local networks that support innovation; (3) complete a revised pitch presentation and reflections of U.S. experience blog post. (September 7—14, 2019) • Washington, DC, Program: Fellows will conclude their experience in the United States with a program in Washington, DC. This concluding program will focus on three elements: (1) building the YTILI cohort and peer learning exchange; (2) networking with top U.S. government officials, as well as, global public, private, and non-profit leaders; (3) engaging in a transatlantic dialogue around issues of entrepreneurship and innovation. (Washington, DC; September 15—18, 2019) • Online Platform: As part of the fellowship experience, GMF and U.S. Department of State will offer an online platform for internal exchange and knowledge sharing. The platform will also provide an opportunity for additional training and skills development that complement the U.S. experience. (Online; Fellowship Year) • Additional Activities: Fellows and a mentor may jointly apply for a Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD) mini-grant to support travel and exchange after the U.S. Experience in the fellow’s home city. A limit number of TAD and other programs offered by U.S. missions abroad (conferences, alumni events and regional programs) may also be available to fellows in good standing. Additional information on these activities will be provided at the start of the program. (Various; Fellowship Year) III. Fellowship Requirements and Expectations If selected as an YTILI fellow, it is expected that individuals will participate in all elements of the program as outlined above and complete the fellowship deliverables as outlined below. Fellowship awards cannot be deferred. Expectations and Fellowship Deliverables: • Respond in a timely manner to inquiries and requests from GMF, the U.S. Department of State, and/or identified partners in the U.S. cities; • Fellows must be eligible to receive a J1 Visa issued by the U.S. Government as a requirement for participation in the program. Selected fellows agree to certain terms and conditions of obtaining a J1 Visa, which are outlined in greater detail on this website: https://j1visa.state.gov/participants/common-questions/ • Participate in all required appointments during the opening summit, U.S. experience period, and the Washington, DC closing conference; • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and abide by the GMF code of conduct for professional exchanges, which will be provided to fellows at the time of award; • Review pre-departure fellowship orientation materials, including the U.S. city entrepreneurial ecosystem, communicate with mentor team, and participate in the orientation webinar; • Research and identify four to six individuals in the U.S. city entrepreneurial ecosystem that would be most beneficial to advancing the fellow’s goals for the YTILI experience. (Deliverable: List of individuals to be shared at the opening summit in the Netherlands and used for planning with mentor team); • Complete at least three professional appointments or interviews with identified individuals during the U.S. experience; • Develop a new or refined pitch presentation or video for your venture based on feedback from GMF experts and mentor teams (Deliverable: Initial draft due at The Netherlands Opening Summit; revised draft due prior to U.S. Experience; and final pitch due on October 15, 2019); • Develop an Action Plan outlining pre-departure fellowship goals taking into consideration feedback from GMF experts and mentor teams (Deliverable: Initial draft due at the Opening Summit; revised draft due June 20, 2019;) • Develop Post-Fellowship next steps (Deliverable: Due for peer sharing at the concluding summit in Washington, DC); and • Write at least one blog post on the overall YTILI experience suitable for publication on the YTILI Medium page. All blog posts regardless of publication status will be posted on the YTILI online platform for sharing with the YTILI cohort. (Deliverable: Due to GMF on October 15, 2019); • Participate in all fellowship evaluation activities (including electronic surveys) throughout the fellowship year and for up to 18 months following the immersive experience in the United States. Please note: Fellows are not allowed to have dependents (including spouses and children) accompany them during the fellowship, including the U.S. experience and the European Summit. Sample schedule of U.S. portion of the YTILI Fellowship program Saturday (Day 1) Arrival to U.S. city Sunday - Saturday (Day 2–8) Immersive experience in U.S. city Saturday (Day Departure for Washington, DC Sunday - Tuesday (Day 9–11) Closing conference in Washington, DC Wednesday (Day 12) ½ programming and conclusion of U.S. experience Wednesday afternoon (Day 12) Departure for city of residence IV. Financial Provisions of the Fellowship There is no fee to apply to the YTILI Fellowship. The Fellowship does not cover salary while fellows are participating in the program. If selected as an YTILI fellow, the U.S. government will cover the following costs: • J-1 visa support. • Round-trip air travel from participant’s current city of residence to the United States and all required program travel. * • All activities related to the fellowship program for the European opening summit, one-week immersive experience in a U.S. city, and Washington, DC closing conference. • Online platform and related trainings. • Housing throughout the program (opening summit, one-week U.S. city experience, closing conference). * • Meals and local transportation throughout European opening summit and Washington, DC program; meals and transportation stipend during U.S. immersive experience. * • Accident and sickness benefit plan. *Finalists will be provided more information prior to the start of the program. The following items are not paid for by the Fellowship program: • Airport transfers in country of residence. • Changes made to airfare already booked by GMF, including any airline fees associated with flight changes. • Additional food and beverages outside of planned meals of the European opening summit and Washington, DC closing conference. • Additional food and beverages outside of the meals and transportation stipend provided during the travel days of the U.S. immersive experience period; stipend will be based on U.S. government guidelines for meals and incidental expenses by U.S. city. • Leisure activities not offered by the program. • Personal purchases and gifts. Please note the following parameters on the transportation, housing, and meals paid for by the program: • Fellows may be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms, shared houses/dormitories, or similar accommodations. Fellows may be expected to share a bedroom and bathroom with another fellow of the same gender. • During the European opening summit and Washington, DC closing conference, there will be group meals offered at the hotel, catered at meeting locations, or in restaurants. During the week-long immersive experience in a U.S. city, participants will receive a stipend to cover meals that are arranged on their own. Participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals, depending on availability at U.S. accommodation. Please note that the same types and varieties of foods that applicants may have access to in their country of residence may not be available in the U.S. city. GMF and its partners will make reasonable efforts to accommodate special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, etc. • All air travel will be booked in coach class on carriers and schedules (arrival and departure dates) determined by GMF based on program requirements. Fellows will receive advance notice of all itineraries prior to booking; however, GMF is unable to accommodate special requests for preferred carriers or routing. • GMF will provide group airport transfers in the United States • Public transportation will be the preferred method of daily transportation in the U.S. cities. V. Eligibility Requirements Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other protected characteristic as established by U.S. Law. Please review the following eligibility requirements for the YTILI fellowship: • Are between the ages of 24 and 35 by November 15, 2018 (the launch date of the application). • Are a citizen of one of the participating countries*: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. • Currently resides in one of the participating countries*: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. • Are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 Visa. For more information on the J1 Visa program, please visit: https://j1visa.state.gov/participants/common-questions/ • Have at least two (2) years of entrepreneurial/leadership experience with a startup business or social venture. • Are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. • Are not a U.S. government employee. • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Please note: Fellows are not allowed to have dependents (including spouses and children) accompany them during the fellowship, including the U.S. experience and the European Summit. The U.S. Department of State and The German Marshall Fund of the United States reserve the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible. If you do not meet the technical eligibility requirements for this program, we invite you to visit www.exchanges.state.gov for information on other U.S. Department of State exchange opportunities. VI. Selection Process and Criteria The YTILI Fellowship selection process is a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed and scored against the evaluation criteria outlined below. Following the initial review, U.S. Department of State and GMF will select a group of semi-finalists. All semi-finalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in their country of residence, either in-person or by video conference. If advanced to the semi-finalist round, applicants must provide a copy of their international passport (if available) or other government issued photo identification at the time of the interview. Following the semi-finalist interview, U.S. Department of State and GMF will make the final selection of the fellows. Notification of status will be sent to all applicants following the initial evaluation and to semi-finalists at the conclusion of the selection process. The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications: • Venture Development and Entrepreneurial Competencies This category evaluates how the applicant presents their commercial or social venture, including the stage of growth of their venture, and their experience working as an entrepreneur. Applicants will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial experience, commitment to growing a commercial or social venture in their country of residence, and the potential to benefit from participating in the YTILI fellowship program. • Professional Achievement and Leadership Potential This category evaluates an applicant’s professional achievements and leadership potential both as an entrepreneur and in other aspects of their career. Applicants will be evaluated on notable professional achievements, demonstration of leadership skills; and the potential to become a leader within their local entrepreneurial ecosystem. • Civic and Community Involvement This category evaluates an applicant’s desire to learn about U.S. entrepreneurial ecosystems and engage in transatlantic dialogues on issues of innovation and entrepreneurialism. Applicants will be evaluated based on their desire to explore entrepreneurial themes, examine systems of innovation, and apply best practices to growing their venture and participating in local entrepreneurial activities. • YTILI Goals and Program Benefits This category evaluates an applicant’s motivation to set goals for their personal experience with the YTILI program and how the experience would advance their own professional development and the growth of their venture. Applicants will also be evaluated on their potential to contribute towards a dynamic fellowship cohort. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, January 4, 2019 http://www.gmfus.org/sites/default/files/YTILI Overview Selection Process 2019.pdf
  4. The Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position, located at CEU’s Budapest campus. Position for: Faculty Unit: Department of Political Science Status: Full-time Start date: Mar 1, 2019 Post-doctoral researcher ‘Power-sharing and Democratization’ Department of Political Science Starting date: as soon as possible, ideally before or on March 1, 2018 Application deadline: rolling, application review starts on December 21, 2018 Full Or Part Time: Full-time (40 hours/week), over 18 months The Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position, located at CEU’s Budapest campus. The successful candidate will collaborate in a research project on power-sharing and democratization in ethnically heterogeneous societies, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Duties and responsibilities: Contribute to the research and publication agenda of the project, in close collaboration with the principal investigator at CEU Budapest, and with a team at UCL and the University of Zurich. Collaboration in data collection, and supervision of coding assistants at CEU Budapest. Qualifications: PhD in Political Science, International Relations/Conflict Studies or another relevant discipline (defended or close to completion). Strong skills in quantitative methods. Ideally, the candidate is experienced in the collection of country-level or regional data, and a range of methods of analysis. He or she brings qualitative/quantitative research experience related to non-democratic countries and/or heterogeneous societies. He or she is fluent in English, and has strong working skills in further languages related to the research field. Compensation We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The contract is for 18 months. CEU is an equal opportunity employer. About CEU Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English. For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu How to apply: Applicants need to submit: CV and Cover letter Two representative writing samples Contact information for two referees. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Daniel Bochsler (bochslerd@ceu.edu). Please send your complete application package to: advert102@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/102 The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at https://hro.ceu.edu/KEE_privacy_notice. Email: advert102@ceu.edu https://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/post-doctoral-researcher-‘power-sharing-and-democratization’
  5. a quick reminder about the email you mentioned you will write :) 

    decision is coming back in approx. a week from now

  6. Međunarodni akademski centar će sa korisnicima raditi po izmenjenom radnom vremenu u subotu, 1. decembra 2018. godine. Imajući u vidu održavanje standardizovanih testova SAT i TOEFL, neki resursi Centra neće biti dostupni tokom dobrog dela dana. Tog dana nas možete čuti i posetiti između 14:00 i 15:30, pošto će pre toga telefoni biti nedostupni, a kancelarija će biti zatvorena zbog održavanja testova. Možete nam poslati e-mail na office@iacbg.org ili nam ostaviti sms, Viber ili WhatsApp na 065/3349639 tokom celog dana i odgovorićemo što je pre moguće.
  7. hello, ill be coming to belgrade on thrusrday around 3 o clock, so if you have time between consultations, i would really like to pop by for a quick chat, please let me know  :)

  8. Priprema za SAT, ispit potreban za upis koledža i univerziteta u Americi i na drugim lokacijama u svetu, počinje u utorak, 4. decembra 2018. godine i traje osam nedelja. Tokom svake sedmice predavanja se održavaju utorkom i četvrtkom po dva sata, a u kalendar će zbog obima rada biti dodato i nekoliko subotnjih termina. Predavanja se radnim danima održavaju pre podne od 10:00 i popodne od 16:00 sati. Predavanja su potpuno ista i sami kandidati odlučuju na koji termin časova mogu da dođu. Nakon uplate prve rate dobija se jedna od dostupnih knjiga za pripremu koja služi kao referentno sredstvo i udžbenik za deo vežbanja. Tokom priprema kandidati će dobijati i materijal koji je sastavljen od originalnog sadržaja sastavljenog u Centru i od najboljih delova dostupne literature za pripremu testa. Ukoliko se ukaže potreba da se dodatno vežba, Centar može da obezbedi dodatne praktične zadatke i instrukcije bez dodatne naplate. Tokom priprema organizuju se simulacije testa koje će naši predavači oceniti i objasniti kandidatima koje se greške moraju ispraviti kako bi se poboljšao rezultat. Kada se pripreme završe, kandidati i dalje mogu da vežbaju kod nas bez ikakvog plaćanja i da se konsultuju sa predavačima oko delova testa koji im mogu biti problematični. Priprema košta 48,000 dinara i plaća se u dve rate. Prvi deo u iznosu od 30,000 dinara se plaća na početku, a drugi deo kada istekne prvi mesec priprema. Sam test ne ulazi u cenu priprema i mora se samostalno prijaviti na sajtu http://www.collegeboard.org i platiti kreditnom ili de bitnom karticom kojom se može plaćati na Internetu. Broj mesta za testove je ograničen i savetujemo svim kandidatima da se za test prijave što je pre moguće. Na časovima se obrađuju sve sekcije ispita - jezički i matematički deo i pisanje eseja. Osim rada na samim časovima, dostupna vam je biblioteka resursa Centra u kojoj možete dodatno da vežbate bez dodatne nadoknade, a predavači uvek ostavljaju dosta vežbanja koja se mogu poneti i uraditi kod kuće. Pre početka priprema potrebno je uraditi besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Zakazivanje termina probnog testa može se obaviti pozivom brojeva telefona kancelarije - 011/334 9639 i 011/334 9638. Podsećamo vas da će se pripreme održavati u novim prostorijama Centra u Zdravka Čelara 12/III. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/centar-na-novoj-lokaciji-od-septembra-2018 . Prijava za pripremu obavlja se na našem sajtu popunjavanjem odgovarajućeg formulara na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Ako imate problema sa formularom, molimo vas da nas nazovete tokom radnog vremena ili pošaljete e-mail na office@iacbg.org .
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    Priprema za SAT od 4. decembra 2018.

    Priprema za SAT, ispit potreban za upis koledža i univerziteta u Americi i na drugim lokacijama u svetu, počinje u utorak, 4. decembra 2018. godine i traje osam nedelja. Tokom svake sedmice predavanja se održavaju utorkom i četvrtkom po dva sata, a u kalendar će zbog obima rada biti dodato i nekoliko subotnjih termina. Predavanja se radnim danima održavaju pre podne od 10:00 i popodne od 16:00 sati. Predavanja su potpuno ista i sami kandidati odlučuju na koji termin časova mogu da dođu. Nakon uplate prve rate dobija se jedna od dostupnih knjiga za pripremu koja služi kao referentno sredstvo i udžbenik za deo vežbanja. Tokom priprema kandidati će dobijati i materijal koji je sastavljen od originalnog sadržaja sastavljenog u Centru i od najboljih delova dostupne literature za pripremu testa. Ukoliko se ukaže potreba da se dodatno vežba, Centar može da obezbedi dodatne praktične zadatke i instrukcije bez dodatne naplate. Tokom priprema organizuju se simulacije testa koje će naši predavači oceniti i objasniti kandidatima koje se greške moraju ispraviti kako bi se poboljšao rezultat. Kada se pripreme završe, kandidati i dalje mogu da vežbaju kod nas bez ikakvog plaćanja i da se konsultuju sa predavačima oko delova testa koji im mogu biti problematični. Priprema košta 48,000 dinara i plaća se u dve rate. Prvi deo u iznosu od 30,000 dinara se plaća na početku, a drugi deo kada istekne prvi mesec priprema. Sam test ne ulazi u cenu priprema i mora se samostalno prijaviti na sajtu http://www.collegeboard.org i platiti kreditnom ili de bitnom karticom kojom se može plaćati na Internetu. Broj mesta za testove je ograničen i savetujemo svim kandidatima da se za test prijave što je pre moguće. Na časovima se obrađuju sve sekcije ispita - jezički i matematički deo i pisanje eseja. Osim rada na samim časovima, dostupna vam je biblioteka resursa Centra u kojoj možete dodatno da vežbate bez dodatne nadoknade, a predavači uvek ostavljaju dosta vežbanja koja se mogu poneti i uraditi kod kuće. Pre početka priprema potrebno je uraditi besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Zakazivanje termina probnog testa može se obaviti pozivom brojeva telefona kancelarije - 011/334 9639 i 011/334 9638. Podsećamo vas da će se pripreme održavati u novim prostorijama Centra u Zdravka Čelara 12/III. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/centar-na-novoj-lokaciji-od-septembra-2018 . Prijava za pripremu obavlja se na našem sajtu popunjavanjem odgovarajućeg formulara na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Ako imate problema sa formularom, molimo vas da nas nazovete tokom radnog vremena ili pošaljete e-mail na office@iacbg.org .
  10. Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 21. novembra 2018. godine i traje do 28. decembra 2018. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
  11. administrator

    Priprema za TOEFL od 21. novembra 2018.

    Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 21. novembra 2018. godine i traje do 28. decembra 2018. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
  12. Alumni sajam, odnosno Sajam studenata američkih koledža, održava se u nedelju, 18. novembra i o tome više detalja možete naći na ovoj stranici. Nekadašnji i sadašnji studenti američkih koledža i univerziteta, kao i pojedini roditelji trenutnih studenata, razgovaraće sa svima koje interesuje obrazovanje o Americi o studiranju i životu na drugom kontinentu. Tokom Sajma Centar će angažovati i volontere koji će asistirati u aktivnostima oko i tokom samog događaja, kao i prevoditi u slučajevima kada predstavnici američkog obrazovanja ne govore srpski jezik kao maternji. Ako smatrate da možete da volontirate tog dana, pošaljite nam CV ili više detalja o sebi elektronskom poštom na office@iacbg.org. U ovom trenutku ostalo je još par mesta dostupnih za volontiranje, tako da će se kandidature razmatrati odmah po redosledu pristizanja.
  13. SAT je prijemni ispit potreban za upis na američke univerzitete i koledže i polaže se nekoliko puta godišnje na lokacijama širom sveta. Ritam polaganja ovog testa je takav da se strategija pripreme mora razmatrati detaljno i planirati na vreme. Poslednji ispit pred slanje prijava za studije za početak studija od 2019. godine je 1. decembra. Za sve koji su prijavili ovaj rok, ili neki od sledećih, i žele da vide kako test izgleda i kakav bi bio njihov potencijalni rezultat na polaganju, Centar organizuje simulaciju i ocenjivanje testa. Simulacija pred decembarsko polaganje održava se u subotu, 24. novembra 2018. godine od 15:00. Prijava za ovaj probni test dostupna je na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/7zpq1GzJSMFGQs772. Za sva pitanja o simulaciji kontaktirajte nas telefonom tokom radnog vremena ili slanjem e-mail poruke na office@iacbg.org.
  14. administrator

    Simulacija SAT - 24. novembar 2018.

    SAT je prijemni ispit potreban za upis na američke univerzitete i koledže i polaže se nekoliko puta godišnje na lokacijama širom sveta. Ritam polaganja ovog testa je takav da se strategija pripreme mora razmatrati detaljno i planirati na vreme. Poslednji ispit pred slanje prijava za studije za početak studija od 2019. godine je 1. decembra. Za sve koji su prijavili ovaj rok, ili neki od sledećih, i žele da vide kako test izgleda i kakav bi bio njihov potencijalni rezultat na polaganju, Centar organizuje simulaciju i ocenjivanje testa. Simulacija pred decembarsko polaganje održava se u subotu, 24. novembra 2018. godine od 15:00. Prijava za ovaj probni test dostupna je na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/7zpq1GzJSMFGQs772. Za sva pitanja o simulaciji kontaktirajte nas telefonom tokom radnog vremena ili slanjem e-mail poruke na office@iacbg.org.
  15. Razgovor sa nekadašnjim i trenutnim studentima sa američkih koledža i univerziteta organizujemo i ove godine. Predstavljanje institucija na kojima su stekli osnovne, master ili doktorske studije održaće se u nedelju, 18. novembra 2018. godine u beogradskom Domu omladine, Makedonska 22, od 16:00 do 19:00. Šta sve možete da saznate na ovom besplatnom događaju? Oni koji su prošli obrazovni proces u američkim institucijama ponudiće vam savete o životu u Americi, kampusu, obavezama na koledžu, ispitima, odmorima, sportu i zabavi. Saznaćete više i o samim institucijama koje su nekadašnji diplomci završili i imaćete ideju da li je baš taj koledž ili univerzitet pravo mesto za vaše dalje obrazovanje. Osim nekadašnjih studenata, neke od institucija predstavljaće i roditelji trenutnih studenata. Pojedini diplomci će komunicirati sa vama uglavnom na engleskom jeziku, ali će Centar obezbediti volontere koji će prevoditi. Prijava za besplatni događaj obavlja se na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/STYigDgbUMPxiEms1 Dan američkih koledža organizuje Međunarodni akademski centar, domaća organizacija koja kao deo mreže savetodavnih i obrazovnih centara EducationUSA predstavlja zvanično mesto u Srbiji za informisanje o obrazovanju u Sjedinjenim Državama. Na licu mesta biće i savetnici Centra koji će pomagati zainteresovanim potencijalnim studentima i njihovim roditeljima da razreše nedoumice u vezi sa konkretnim pitanjima. Šaljite nam sva pitanja o Danu američkih koledža na e-mail office@iacbg.org . Ako ste završili koledž u Americi i želite da predstavite drugima svoje obrazovanje, kontaktirajte nas što pre porukom ili pozivom na 065/3349639 ili elektronskom poštom na office@iacbg.org. Koje će sve institucije biti predstavljene na Alumni sajmu koledža: Boston University University of Wyoming University of California, Davis Northeastern University University of California, Los Angeles University of Maryland, College Park University of Arkansas DePaul University Princeton University Vassar College Brown University College of the Atlantic Macalester College Swarthmore College Pomona College University of Wisconsin, Madison Eastern Washington University California State University, Fresno Grinnell College Drexel University Amherst College Hunter College, CUNY Loyola University New Orleans University of Connecticut Florida State University University of California, Berkeley University of Washington Sonoma State University Ohio State University University of Rochester Grand Valley State University Georgetown University University of Texas, Austin Beloit College Davidson College
  16. Razgovor sa nekadašnjim i trenutnim studentima sa američkih koledža i univerziteta organizujemo i ove godine. Predstavljanje institucija na kojima su stekli osnovne, master ili doktorske studije održaće se u nedelju, 18. novembra 2018. godine u beogradskom Domu omladine, Makedonska 22, od 16:00 do 19:00. Šta sve možete da saznate na ovom besplatnom događaju? Oni koji su prošli obrazovni proces u američkim institucijama ponudiće vam savete o životu u Americi, kampusu, obavezama na koledžu, ispitima, odmorima, sportu i zabavi. Saznaćete više i o samim institucijama koje su nekadašnji diplomci završili i imaćete ideju da li je baš taj koledž ili univerzitet pravo mesto za vaše dalje obrazovanje. Osim nekadašnjih studenata, neke od institucija predstavljaće i roditelji trenutnih studenata. Pojedini diplomci će komunicirati sa vama uglavnom na engleskom jeziku, ali će Centar obezbediti volontere koji će prevoditi. Prijava za besplatni događaj obavlja se na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/STYigDgbUMPxiEms1 Dan američkih koledža organizuje Međunarodni akademski centar, domaća organizacija koja kao deo mreže savetodavnih i obrazovnih centara EducationUSA predstavlja zvanično mesto u Srbiji za informisanje o obrazovanju u Sjedinjenim Državama. Na licu mesta biće i savetnici Centra koji će pomagati zainteresovanim potencijalnim studentima i njihovim roditeljima da razreše nedoumice u vezi sa konkretnim pitanjima. Šaljite nam sva pitanja o Danu američkih koledža na e-mail office@iacbg.org . Ako ste završili koledž u Americi i želite da predstavite drugima svoje obrazovanje, kontaktirajte nas što pre porukom ili pozivom na 065/3349639 ili elektronskom poštom na office@iacbg.org. Koje će sve institucije biti predstavljene na Alumni sajmu koledža: Boston University University of Wyoming University of California, Davis Northeastern University University of California, Los Angeles University of Maryland, College Park University of Arkansas DePaul University Princeton University Vassar College Brown University College of the Atlantic Macalester College Swarthmore College Pomona College University of Wisconsin, Madison Eastern Washington University California State University, Fresno Grinnell College Drexel University Amherst College Hunter College, CUNY Loyola University New Orleans University of Connecticut Florida State University University of California, Berkeley University of Washington Sonoma State University Ohio State University University of Rochester Grand Valley State University Georgetown University University of Texas, Austin Beloit College Davidson College
  17. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. The program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented, non-elite backgrounds, who have not had other opportunities to study in the United States. Successful applicants can expect an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to enhance their professional skills. All academic fields of study are eligible.* The scholarship covers international travel, tuition, room and board, medical insurance, required books, and a small monthly stipend. All participants will be enrolled in full-time, non-degree, undergraduate course work chosen from their host institution’s existing curriculum. Participants will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States. Participants will live in campus housing facilities with American peers, and will be required to participate in twenty hours of community service and cultural enrichment activities. There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop. For application information and instructions, and to apply please visit the Global UGRAD website Eligibility for the Global UGRAD Program: Applicants must be a citizen of the country in which they apply for the Global UGRAD Program. Applicants must be studying in the country in which they apply for the Global UGRAD Program. Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study. Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program. Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. Applicants must demonstrate a command of written and spoken English. The TOEFL exam will be required of those selected as finalists or alternates. Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. or outside of their home countries. Applicants are required to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. (http://www.miusa.org/storymap) Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the Global UGRAD Program: U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States; Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country; Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment; Immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) of U.S. Department of State and USAID employees; family members are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment. Before you begin/Useful tips: The online application includes step-by-step application instructions and essay writing tips. Student recommendation guidelines. Prospective participants should request their transcripts as soon as possible, as they will not be able to add additional information after the December 31. Visit Global UGRAD Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GlobalUGRAD) for the information about the Global UGRAD students’ and alumni activities. Be patient and persistent! It takes longer than two hours to submit a quality proposal. For additional information please write to: BelgradeG-UGRAD@state.gov * Per J-1 visa regulations, for the students of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacology or other clinical fields of study, the direct patient care, including animal care, is not permitted, and therefore academic coursework and/or program activities at participating U.S. institutions may be limited. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31, 5:00PM EST https://rs.usembassy.gov/global-undergraduate-exchange-program-2019-20/
  18. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by World Learning, the Digital Communications Network exchange program created and supports a collaborative network of communication professionals from across Europe and Central Asia, working together to strengthen communication skills through the development and dissemination of digital content. Over the last year, over 100 fellows from more than 20 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia participated in our exchange program with the goal of exploring the ways that digital information technology has impacted our way of life from e-governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, social movements, and the media. The program alumni created the Digital Communication Network (DigiComNet), an international association to connect professionals in the digital age from a variety of backgrounds in order to generate ideas, tools, and products for media outlets, civil society organizations, businesses, and government. Now, over 4,000 members of the DigiComNet engage in cross-sector learning and the promotion of a free flow of quality information across borders. Since the first program in October 2015, DigiComNet organized a variety of events in Moldova, Estonia, Lithuania, Armenia, Poland, Ukraine, Serbia, Romania, Greece, and is working on an upcoming forum in Slovakia. A total of 14 participants will be selected through an open competition process to come to the United States for an 16-day long professional program, scheduled from April 8-24, 2019. Participants should work and reside in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Ukraine. Selection will be based on the overall quality of the candidates, as well as their willingness and preparedness to make a contribution to the program. Please note that not all countries will be represented. Candidates from other countries should not apply. Candidates for the program should be communication professionals, either with a journalistic or entrepreneurial background. They should work for media organizations (traditional or new), communication companies, NGOs and social movements, or e-governments focusing on delivering media methods and using new tools of digital communications. Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest and capacity to develop or transform organizations for the digital age, and/or to create new digital communication products. The U.S. based programs will include an orientation and overview of the issues, a case study looking at different facets of communication with a focus on digital content, professional fellowship placements, training workshops, learning labs, and participation in relevant industry events. Fellowship placements will be in media companies, non-profit organizations, NGOs, public policy organizations, communication companies, or university institutes across the United States. Placements will focus on topics such as the use of technology for advocacy and social causes, development of mobile applications to disseminate information and promote open responsive government, multi-media storytelling, creation of integrated multi-channel social messaging, communication strategies, ethical journalism, investigative reporting, and the nexus of digital and mainstream journalism. Professional development will be supplemented through an online platform, offering social media resources and MOOCs, as well as trainings on planning, executing, and assessing integrated and effective social media campaigns. To enhance program sustainability and effectiveness, participants will create and implement individual follow-on projects in their home countries. Action plans for these projects will be developed throughout the course of the U.S. programs. Accommodation in the United States will consist of double-person shared hotel rooms. A small stipend will be provided to participants while in the U.S. to cover basic living expenses. The cost of international and domestic travel, program-related ground transportation, cultural activities, and all other programmatic and logistical arrangements will be covered as part of the Digital Communication Network exchange program. Additional selection criteria include: • English language competency • Minimum two years professional experience in a relevant field • Stated commitment to free and fair information flow • Ability to disseminate information to a wide and diverse audience • No travel within the United States since April 2016 (preferred) The application must be completed entirely in English. The deadline for submitting the application is December 1, 2018 Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. As a precondition for the application to be considered, applicants must join the program’s existing communication network, DigiComNet. No application will be considered unless the candidate is part of the network. Read more here.
  19. Dear IAC Friends, As many of you know - because I repeat it ad nauseam - this forum is an attempt to revive what was an active, informative, and vibrant forum - enjoyed by many prospective students and contributed to by many successful and high esteemed students that went on to very fulfilling careers. Unfortunately our active, informative, and vibrant forum crashed. So I spent most of Friday working with this very stubborn new forum which seems to have a mind of its own. I wanted to share some excellent multi-media with you that had whistles and bells and interesting things about the two colleges that will be visiting us on MONDAY 5 November at 3.30 pm - as in TODAY. Instead, I have this rather meager offering consisting of a list of PhD feeder schools for various subjects where Wabash has a prominent place. Also it is a great idea to visit the sites of both schools, Wabash and Augsburg. For the grand finale, I have attached the profiles of both schools from the College Data Site. Unfortunately the Common Data Site does not include the Financial Aid details for International students from the Common Data Set. However, Wabash does publish this information for international students and in 2016-7, Wabash provided 58 students with aid averaging $34,544 per year. . Let me emphasize that this is an average, so it may be possible to quality for more or less than that amount. Augsburg states on the website that it also provides scholarships/financial aid to international students and based on a combination of searches, it looks to be about $21,000 to $23,000 as reported by the school to Big Future, the International Students Handbook, and other reference publications that focus on international students. Absolutely the best way to learn about the schools is to come out and hear the presentations. Take notes and ask questions. It is the FOUR years of your life, dear friends, and it should be a life changing experience! 1 Wabash_College_College_Profile.PDF 2 Augsburg_College_College_Profile.PDF
  20. Hello friends, Here is where we can discuss the event that will take place on November 5th, 2018 15:30h at IAC. Two admissions officers, one from Wabash College in Indiana and the other from Augsburg University in Minnesota, will come to the Center to meet with students and discuss all things admissions. This event is for all people interested in the process of getting admitted to university in the United States, even if you are not intending to add one of these schools to your application list. If you are seeing this and you were not sent an e-mail invitation, please feel free to join the event! All we ask is that you please fill out this form so that we know that you're coming and can collect your basic information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFEiyHhQkB_kA5s9a_amQiDtiphJVryUi1tPsu2xKLI9yYGg/viewform?usp=sf_link Hope to see you there!
  21. Always known for having bigs, Florida State landed another good one on Friday night as Balsa Koprivica picked the Seminoles. A native of Serbia, Koprivica has been in the United States for the entirety of his high school career, and after an up and down experience the past few years, the Seminoles stuck with him and ultimately landed his commitment. Along with Florida State, Baylor, Seton Hall, and several other schools were involved with Koprivica. Still Florida is the only home in the United States that he has known, and now Koprivica will stay there for college as well. About his decision to pick the Seminoles, Koprivica said, "I just felt comfortable with this decision. I just thought it was the best opportunity for me, and fir for all aspects." At roughly 7-feet tall with skill and mobility, Koprivica has all of the tools to be a very effective big man at the college level. He has good hands, can hit shots out to 15 feet, and also has the ability to rebound both in and out of his area. Koprivica has struggled at times with consistency, but Leonard Hamilton and his staff are convinced they are going to be able to get the best out him, and get him to his potential ceiling, which is significant. Now at Montverde Academy, Koprivica is finally healthy and looking forward to having a big senior season. He previously was at University School in Fort Lauderdale. This is the fourth commitment for the Seminoles in the class of 2019. Along with Koprivica, Florida State has another four-star prospect committed in wing Patrick Williams. Also junior college guard Nathanael Jack and three-star wing Zimife Nwokeji are committed to Florida State. https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Talented-four-star-center-Balsa-Koprivica-is-headed-to-Florida-State-123834645/
  22. Hi! I wanted to let you know that I will be in the Center on Friday , taking the ACT. I wanted to ask you if you maybe have some time to kill after I'm done with the ACT. I would love for you to look over my school list and my common app essay and give me some feedback, and discuss something I would like to ask you about Vanderbilt :) 

    Please let me know soon! 

    See you on Friday (Hopefully) 

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    2. maksimvojvodic

      maksimvojvodic

      Okay, thanks for the info! I've sent them to Vanderbilt, and honestly I'm not too hopeful about it- I don't feel like i will get in. 

      That being said, I would also like to give you a small reminder about the email you mentioned you can write- it would mean A LOT to me, and I thank you for that! 

      I will be seeing you on Sunday, if I get to see you there I will definitely come say hi! :) 

    3. elz

      elz

      Thanks, Maksim.  Yes, I have not forgotten about the letter.  It does not have to arrive with the deadline, so a week or two from now will be fine, and put you on the radar with good timing.  

      Good that you are coming to the fair.  Please be sure and spread the word to the other FLEX alums and your schoolmates. 

    4. maksimvojvodic

      maksimvojvodic

      I just wanted to let you know that the fair went extremely well! Great job to all of you at IAC! I learned some pretty good information and I had some very good conversation with a man from Princeton and Georgetown (I might even consider applying there even if I dont have very good chance :D ) If you know either of the two men from Georgetown or Princeton please tell them I thank them for sharing some very insightful things with me (I'd personally do it but I forgot to ask them for their business cards) 

      I might run by IAC some day next week, whenever you have time, just to finalize my college list for the last time and just get your feedback on some ideas I had for some supplemental essays :) 

  23. Hi Nikola, You are looking at several different situations here. Let me see if I can knock some of them out for you: I have finished the highschool as valedictorian and straight a student ( with average mark 5.00 ) and i'm also playing soccer for 7 years. Thus i need to know does it helps me in geting full scholarship and am i able to combine the academic scholarship with athlete scholarship ( if i get that.) Yes, it is possible that a coach and an admission officer will work together to create a scholarship package that combines funding for your sports talent along with academic merit. Other schools, including DIII schools, may not offer sports scholarships, but will instead offer full merit scholarships which are based on academic excellence, and a student's overall achievement in other areas. Also i need to know what is the highest percent of academic scholarship that i can get and what is the minimum SAT score that i must achieve to get full scholarship or minimum score which can be combined with athlete scholarship to get full treatment? Each school is going to determine the amount of funding that they will provide to you. A great deal of this depends on how you will compare to the other students that are in the applicant pool. For example, according to the SAT Suite Annual Report, around 1.7 million students took the SAT. Of that group, 6% scored 700 or above on the Evidence-based Reading & Writing Sections (ERW), while 7% scored at 700 or above on the Math area. In the next group, 600 to 690, 23% scored in that range for the ERW, and 18% for the Math. Next we have an ERW of 35% and a math group of 36% in the 500 to 590 range - 400 to 490 scorers sit at about 28% in both areas, ERW and Math. Also i need to know how to be added to the recruiting list( should i send e-mails to all coaches that i can find and ask tham to do that, or i should only send my highlights to them, and they will put me on the list if they want) For getting recruited you have several choices, but you definitely have to write to coaches. Typically the coaches will not only be interested in your athletic data, but they will also want to know where you stand with your TOEFL - you must meet that required number in order for the International Student Offices to sign off on your documentation that makes you eligible to apply for a student visa at that school, so you have to hit that. Naturally coaches are not interested in players that cannot get visas to come and play for the team. If you want to see a good way to present oneself, the newest site that I have found, and I really like it is ViewmySport.com because you see some of the videos that the athletes have put up. I like the introductory video because some of the players have made this video in their room and it looks very nice and informal - they talk about other things outside of sports which I think is very important because it also touches on the admissions office - and that is where acceptances and rejections come from in the final process. Then you can see some highlights. It is my understanding that you can put up a resume for free, and that can be good, but I am not sure how popular this site is with coaches just yet. (I believe that it will take off). However, you can put up some info there, and at the same time, I would suggest that you create a youtube channel that you can direct coaches to as well. Berecruited.com is also an excellent way to get more attention from coaches, and of course, the old fashioned way of contacting them yourself is also tried and true. Mostly they want your data - height, weight, stats for your sport, and they will ask to see SAT and TOEFL scores so they can be confident that you will have a good chance of being admitted. I hope this helps you, some.
  24. We invite applicants from the fields of history, the arts, philosophy and sociology to reflect on the conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. This reflection exposes the intellectual and professional practices (journalistic, sociological, artistic, political, archival) that both reflected and shaped the meaning and scope of the Cold War phenomenon. The applications could be inspired by (but not limited to) the suggested topics below : Toolkits and media practices to ensure objectivity Conceptualizing and classifying opposition (selection and support for what counts as a "movement", "dissidence" or "non-conformism") Techno-sciences of mass communication Cold War wikipedia: documenting personalities and biographies (biographical card files, personal archives) Circuits of communication and (anti-)propaganda techniques: information gathering and classification, textual and visual dissemination (book programs, samizdat, TV monitoring, instructional and documentary movies) Problems of documentation and verification of human rights abuses Construction of political ‘facts’ amidst socio - economic issues (standards of living, urbanization, education, religion etc); Historical analysis of socialist welfare policy and poverty under communism Documenting transnational phenomena in a time of polarized visions and imbalances between centers and peripheries Consequences of Cold War conceptual schemes and treatment of information on current economic and socio-political issues Related to the centennial of the Bolshevik revolution OSA encourages both scholars and artists to reflect on the (Cold War) receptions, instrumentalizations and revisions of the history and the notion of the Revolution. The Open Society Archives’ holdings are informative not just about different phenomena during and after the Cold War, but also about the forms through which these phenomena were reflected, archived, classified, reported and commented. By hosting collections related to the Radio Free Europe research section, the Soviet press, sociological institutes, former dissidents or book distribution programs, our documentary portfolio functions as both a repository of ready-made topics and as a cluster of media practices in analyzing, gathering and selecting information. OSA Research Program The current call is part of a reflexive-research program at OSA interested in the working knowledge and skills that characterized the investigations of Cold War experts and diverse monitoring agencies before 1989. As an institution dedicated to linking teaching, researching and archiving, OSA is engaged in a research program dedicated to conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. This “practice focus” is parallel with the “practice turn” in the history of science with an interest in the history of Cold War ideology and social thought. Admission The goal of the selection process is to bring together scholars and artists who have exciting and interesting projects. We seek to promote exchanges among people with backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the way they think through and about archives. From this point of view, the invitation is not only addressed to scholars working specifically on Cold War topics, but to all those interested in theories of knowledge and practice-oriented epistemology who would use OSA documents as props for larger reflections and activist concerns. Fellowship requirements and OSA support While working on their own subject, fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with OSA researchers and to transform their archival investigation into a full research experience. The fellows are invited to give a final presentation about their research findings at OSA and the ways in which the documents were relevant to their research. The presentations are organized within the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA lecture series and as such former Visegrad alumni and external guests can also attend. OSA academic and archival staff will assist the fellows in their investigations, facilitate contact with the CEU community, and grant access to the CEU library. Besides its archival analogue collections, OSA can also offer access to unique, audio-visual materials related to documentary practices, a special collection of RFE (anti)propaganda books and a growing collection on digital humanities, human rights, archival theory and philosophy. Submission deadlines for the 2018/19 academic year: July 25, 2018 November 15, 2018 Assessment The Selection Committee will evaluate proposals on the strength of the professional quality and novelty of the research proposal, its relevance to the chosen topic and the involvement of the OSA holdings in the research. In the case of equal scores those from V4 countries have advantage. Application procedure Please submit the following to OSA: Application letter in English (should specify expected period of stay and preferred dates). Please note that the Archive’s Research Room is closed during the Christmas period, and the research stay must end on the last day of the given academic year, July 31. Research description/plan in English (about 800 words and should include the following: introduction, presentation of the stage of research, literature on the subject, preliminary hypothesis, questions, identification of possible documents in the OSA holdings). Artists are expected to submit a portfolio, too. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Proof of officially recognized advanced level English language exam (native speakers and those with qualification from an English language institution/degree program are exempted) Names of two referees with contact address. Letters of reference are not needed. The Application letter, C.V., the Research description/plan, the copy of a language exam certification and the Referees’ contact information should be sent by email to Katalin Gadoros at gadoros@ceu.edu. www.osaarchivum.org/work-with-us/fellowship/visegrad-scholarship
  25. The Department of History, University of Nottingham, invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified Home candidates for a fully-funded 4-year programme of study leading to a PhD in Modern Russian & East European social and/or economic history (from the mid-19th century). Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an excellent record of academic achievement in History, Russian & East European Studies or a related discipline, and potential for completing an original and independent research project in modern Russian & East European history. The Department will select one or more candidates to co-develop full applications for funding offered through the Area Studies (Russian and East European) Pathway of the Midlands Graduate School (MGS) Doctoral Training Partnership. The MGS is one of 14 accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK, and comprises the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham. To apply, you must meet the ESRC’s residency requirements for a full award, intend to study full-time, and have a working knowledge of the relevant Russian & East European language(s). At the University of Nottingham, successful applicants will join a strong team of PhD and Postdoctoral researchers in Russian & East European History in the Department of History, working under the joint supervision of Professor Sarah Badcock and Dr Nick Baron. For a list of current ESRC-funded PhD projects in the Department, please see under the ‘Research’ tab here. The MGS Area Studies (Russian and East European) Pathway 4-year programme comprises one year of training in relevant social science research methods (to MA level) plus 3 years of supervised research on an original topic in Russian & East European social and/or economic history (to PhD level). Candidates who already have an ESRC-accredited MA in History or a cognate discipline, and can demonstrate extensive expertise in social science research methods, may apply for a +3 PhD programme. Candidates without MA degrees and those with a non-ESRC-accredited MA degree may only apply for the 1+3 programme. MGS Studentships cover fees and maintenance stipend and offer extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants. Application procedure If you are interested in applying, please contact Professor Badcock (sarah.badcock@nottingham.ac.uk) and Dr Baron (nick.baron@nottingham.ac.uk) as soon as possiblebefore 1 December 2018 (we cannot consider any enquiries or expressions of interest after that date), sending your CV, a one-page note on your preparation and motivation to conduct research to PhD level in modern Russian socio-economic history, and a one-page outline of your proposed research topic. We can advise on your eligibility and the fit of your proposed research with our interests and expertise. If the Department agrees to support your application to the MGS, you will then need to submit an application a PhD place to the University of Nottingham (two academic references will be required) and for funding to the Midlands Graduate School, the deadline for which is Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (23:59 GMT). https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BNF606/phd-studentship-modern-russian-and-east-european-social-economic-history-arts122
  26. With more than 21,000 students, the University of Regensburg is an innovative and interdisciplinary campus university with diverse research activities and a wide range of courses for young people from Germany and abroad. In the Historical Institute, Chair for Early Modern History, there is a vacancy as Research Associate part-time (65 %, 26,07 hours per week) for a limited period of 3 years. Remuneration is based on TV-L pay group 13. Your task • to contribute to the research project "Entangled Objects? The Material Culture of Diplomacy in Transcultural Negotiation Processes in the 18th Century " funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) • to work in subproject 1:"The Material Culture in Habsburg-Ottoman Diplomacy (1716-1776)". • From a transcultural perspective, you will study the variable forms, functions and political-legal semantics of material artefacts that were used in Habsburg-Ottoman diplomacy, including their effects on success and failure in diplomatic negotiation processes. • to prepare a monographic study on the topic of your subproject and to present research results in the context of scientific conferences and workshops in Germany and abroad. Our requirements • above-average university degree in History, Ottoman Studies, Turkology, Oriental Studies or related sciences • interest in theory-based and interdisciplinary scientific work, especially in the approach of material culture as well as diplomatic history and cultural transfer • reading skills in German and classical Ottoman, and possibly also first research experiences in Turkish archives or libraries are particularly desirable • ability to work independently as well as team-oriented, readiness to research stays in European countries as well as in Turkey We offer you • to participate in a challenging and promising research project that will be intensively supervised and guided by the project leaders • an introduction to scientific methods and theories of material cultural research and the history of early modern diplomacy • the opportunity for a doctorate The University of Regensburg is particularly committed to reconcile families and careers (for more information, see http://www.uni-regensburg.de/chancengleichheit). If the qualifications are essentially the same, severely handicapped applicants will be preferred. Please point out that there is a severe disability already in the application. Please note that we cannot cover the costs of a possible job interview. If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Prof. Dr. Harriet Rudolph harriet.rudolph@ur.de. We look forward to your application with a scientific CV, certificates, if applicable a publication list and information on relevant knowledge and abilities, please send them by 15.11.2018 in electronic form to the following address: Sekretariat.Fruehneuzeit@ur.de
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    Where do I start on my PhD?

    Ferdie, In all the excitement around the Scholarship Fair there was some break in communication, so you missed the critical piece of instruction. All the guests of ours at the Fair were given a chance to register for a special time slot of graduate advising on October 28 - all they needed to do was to send an e-mail with "bgd stipendija" in the title to receive registration form. It's still not too late for you to get that link and register for the event. In your case, searching for multidisciplinary study would take a lot of explaining in writing, and we would advise to come to our session with adviser. This time of the year is the hardest for us with all the prospective students gathering all the resources and preparing to apply, and it would be easier to take your questions live.
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