Thursday, October 13, 2011

Call for Applicants: Grant for Study of Transnational Crime and Corruption in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

via PSRT-L:

*Grant Opportunity for Graduate/PhD Students Pre-Tenure Faculty,
Scholars, and Professionals*

2012 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium:

Application Deadline: *December 9, 2011*

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center
for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2012
Regional Policy Symposium, “Transnational Crime and Corruption in
Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of
State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior
scholars and members of the policy community together to examine and
discuss transnational crime and corruption in Eastern Europe and
Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include:
organized crime, corruption, human trafficking, drug trafficking,
illicit trade, terrorism, cyber crime, financial crime and
environmental crime, among others.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to
present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants
will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

The Symposium is scheduled to take place April 18-20, 2012 in the
Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of
reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the
dissemination of research results to the policy community through a
networking event.

Technical Eligibility Requirements:
*Applicants must be US citizens
*Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MFA, MBA,
MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD or PhD program or have held a graduate degree
for 10 years or less.  Applicants who hold an academic post must be

Grant Provisions:
*Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office)
and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to
the symposium site.
*Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To learn more about the 2012 Regional Policy Symposium, please send
e-mail inquiries to or visit the program webpage:

Application materials are available on the IREX website at: