CRRC Armenia Fellowship 2007

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Information about CRRC Armenia Fellowship 2007

Published on June 24, 2007

Author: Gulkund


Slide1:  Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) – Armenia A Program of the Eurasia Foundation February 16, 2007 Yerevan, Armenia Developing Caucasus Research CRRC Publication Fellowship 2007 Slide2:  What is CRRC? CRRC builds research communities by: providing resources offering training conducting research (Data Initiative Survey) offering research fellowships A regional network of resource and training centers in Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan. Partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Eurasia Foundation, and local universities. Why do we offer the Fellowship?:  Why do we offer the Fellowship? Fellowships are a key part of CRRC activity because we want to build local research capacity increase knowledge of and about the South Caucasus address pressing public policy issues, offering a sophisticated understanding of these issues help local researchers succeed (with their research, but also in gaining recognition, and access to international networks) What is the Publication Fellowship"?:  What is the Publication Fellowship'? Fellows will do original, high quality research to meet standards of international scholarship Research on a social-science topic of their choice: Issues that are broadly public-policy relevant (useful for the GoA, also as mentioned in the Millennium Development Goals) Describe local developments (i.e. migration, democratization, etc.) Build on existing research ( Are focused (not too broad topics) Are rigorous (incorporate both quantitative and qualitative methodologies) Are „transformative„ (have impact both locally and internatioanlly) What is the Publication Fellowship"? (continued):  What is the Publication Fellowship'? (continued) Produce and submit comprehensive (8-30 pages), scholarly articles to a peer-reviewed journal(s). Journals pay for editing, publication. Peer-reviewed publications are the gold standard of scholarship, and Publications make our fellows REAL, internationally recognized scholars Moodle platform for E-learning, collaboration, peer-review ALL applicants learn before they are accepted Who is the Publication Fellowship for?:  Who is the Publication Fellowship for? The PFs are designed for local applicants with a track record in research and/or higher education a Master's degree functional English (English will be the dominant language for our fellowships, exceptions for quantitative or survey work) research teams welcome! Slide7:  What should fellows have? Ability to conduct research Sensitivity towards potential mistakes Motivation to persist and succeed (See also David Perkins 'Beyond Abilities: A Dispositional Theory of Thinking') Fellows should fully understand the criteria by which scholarship is judged apply these criteria to themselves know where to find support recognize potential problems/risks of research process match or synthesize research means with research ends seek for collaboration with researchers from the region and abroad Slide8:  Criteria of Evaluation The following criteria guide our evaluation: Relevance (social science theme, relevant to public policy) Focus (clearly defined issue; research question, hypothesis) Groundedness (builds on existing research, providing footnotes, contributes to a scholarly debate) Feasibility (data will be available and accessible) Methodology (must pursue research goal with the appropriate methods) Transformative (must tell us something new) Moreover, we will obviously check Qualification of applicant to undertake research Budget framework of project Why would you want to do the PF?:  Why would you want to do the PF? Professional and personal opportunities follow your curiousity have your work recognized internationally get financial support (minimum $2,000; for some projects/surveys – up to $4,000) meet excellent researchers from the region and abroad! What to do to participate?:  What to do to participate? The first step is very simple! Write to to get signed up in the Moodle platform on the web. Do it now, and certainly no later than February 22, 2007 After you are selected for the first phase, you will get signed up onto the Moodle platform on the web and you will be asked to upload your research proposal there (Feb 22 – March 5). You will also receive guidance on developing/adjusting your proposal once you have uploaded your proposal. The selection will take place in March and the final results will be known by the end of March – beginning of April. The contracts will be signed with fellows in April. The research projects can have 4-8 months of duration. What‘s new in 2007?:  What‘s new in 2007? Application and project development will take place through the Moodle online platform. All of the research fellowships will be directed at an actual publication (which is why we also describe them as 'research publication fellowships'). We want fellows to work with each other in a peer group, even if they undertake different research. The Moodle Platform:  The Moodle Platform Slide13:  You can choose your research topic from here: Slide14:  Coming back to the terms: An example of a peer-reviewed journal

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