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CfA: Title VIII Prize for Policy Paper (graduate students an d recent MA/MS/PhD)

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    From: Baker, Susie Dear Colleagues, Please post and/or distribute the below prize announcement. The deadline is June 30, 2006.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 30, 2006
      From: "Baker, Susie" <BakerS@...>

      Dear Colleagues, Please post and/or distribute the below prize announcement.
      The deadline is June 30, 2006. Printer-friendly version is attached. Many

      Susie Baker
      Title VIII Program Officer
      U.S. Department of State
      Title VIII on the Web: www.state.gov/s/inr/grants
      <<Title VIII prize anncmt 051506.doc>>

      Deadline: June 30, 2006

      Rules of eligibility for the 2006 Title VIII prize competition:
      * The policy paper must have been submitted to the Title VIII Program
      office in 2005 or 2006;
      * Authors must be graduate students or recent graduates (Master's or
      PhD within the past three years) who are citizens or permanent residents of
      the United States;
      * The author is not required to have received prior Title VIII funding
      for research or language training, and the submission need not be published
      to be eligible;
      * The policy paper must be based on the author's own work and can be
      any type of article, graduate school term paper, policy brief, white paper,
      or analytical assessment, preferably by a single author, or by no more than
      two authors;
      * There is no limit to the number of pages submitted, however the
      applicant should demonstrate an understanding of policy style and format and
      edit appropriately;
      * Any submission that is a summary of a longer work (e.g., policy
      brief, etc.) should include the longer work for comparison purposes (e.g.,
      dissertation chapter, research paper, etc.)
      * Works may deal with any area of Southeast Europe, Russia, or
      Eurasia; works may cover cross-border, regional, or comparative issues that
      include countries outside these specific regions as long as the eligible
      countries are a key component of the policy paper;
      * Policy papers that reflect the author's understanding of foreign
      policy priorities and are written in a length and style accessible to U.S.
      Government policy makers, program officers and analysts will be considered
      very competitive;
      * Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, and reference
      works are ineligible.

      2006 Title VIII Prize Committee and Nominating Instructions

      Send the nomination by email, with the submission and applicant's
      C.V. as email attachments, to <bakers "AT" state.gov>:
      Susie Baker, Committee Chair
      Title VIII Program Officer
      U.S. Department of State

      The deadline for submissions has been extended: nominations must be
      received no later than June 30, 2006. Submissions should be clearly marked
      "Title VIII Prize Nomination" in the subject line of the email. Nominations
      may come from any source from within and outside of academia, and applicants
      may self-nominate. An acknowledgment that your nomination was received will
      be sent by email.

      Committee Members will include U.S. Government officials,
      representatives from academia, think tanks, non-governmental organizations
      and/or other entities engaged in work requiring policy expertise.

      The 2006 award will be announced at the 38th AAASS National
      Convention in Washington, DC. We expect to award two prizes. Prize-winning
      policy papers are published and distributed throughout the U.S. federal
      government interagency community by the U.S. Department of State, and the
      author(s) may be invited as a featured speaker for the Title VIII Policy
      Forum Series at the State Department.

      Please contact Susie Baker <bakers "AT" state.gov> with any
      questions about the award and/or policy paper style and format. Title VIII
      on the web: www.state.gov/s/inr/grants <http://www.state.gov/s/inr/grants>
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