International Snapshots

HOLOCAUST INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: The Research Institute of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks applications for the 1998-1999 Pearl Resnick Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. This program offers young scholars a year in residence at the Research Institute.

The Institute fosters research in Holocaust and genocide studies. Fields of inquiry include, but are not limited to, the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary society and culture, historiography and documentation of the Holocaust, ethics and the Holocaust, and comparative genocide studies. Other areas of concern include refuge and rescue, and propaganda and mass media as they relate to genocide. The Institute welcomes a variety of approaches by scholars in psychology, sociology, political science, history, as well as other disciplines. It especially encourages scholarly work that utilizes the substantial archival materials that the Museum has collected in Eastern Europe, Germany, and the former Soviet Union.

The Fellowship provides a $40,000 stipend for the academic year, along with office space. An additional stipend of up to $3,500 is available to cover travel expenses for the fellow and accompanying spouse and dependent children. Applications are welcome from persons in any country who have received a PhD or equivalent degree within the last 10 years. For application forms, contact: Academic Programs, Research Institute, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2150; Attention: Mr. Jaime J. Monllor; 202/488-6110 (telephone); 202/479-9726 (fax). The application deadline is December 1, 1997. A decision announcement will be made by February 15, 1998.

FOUNDATION PROVIDES GRANTS FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS IN YOUTH RESEARCH: The Johann Jacobs Foundation, a foundation devoted to the study of youth and to the improvement of youth-related services, accepts competitive grant proposals for empirical research investigations conducted by young investigators (with a particular interest in scholars from Eastern Europe and developing countries in Asia, Africa, Middle and South America).

Research topics include behavioral, educational, and social sciences, with emphasis on the following eight areas: positive beliefs about self-agency and the future; social relations and generational nexus; life skills and life planning; inner-city youth; impact of high-tech communication technology; cultural and individual diversity; educational values; and the match between institutions and individual development.

The Foundation offers both dissertation grants and young investigator grants. Dissertation grants of up to $5,000 are available to predoctoral students whose dissertation proposal has the approval of a dissertation mentor or a committee. Young investigator grants of up to $10,000 are aimed at postdoctoral investigators (normally within 4-6 years of doctoral degree receipt) who are initiating their own research in the field of adolescence and youth. Personal stipends/salaries are not covered by either grant program. For more information, contact the Johann Jacobs Foundation, Administrative Assistant, Seefeldquai 17, P.O. Box 101, CH-8034 Zurich, Switzerland; 41 1 388 6123 (telephone); and 41 1 388 6153 (fax).

ROYAL SOCIETY PROVIDES GRANTS: The British Royal Society is encouraging scientific links between the United Kingdom (UK) and the countries of East Central Europe (ECE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU) by providing travel grants for scientists from those countries to participate in two-year collaborative research projects. Applications must be for collaboration between an institution in the UK and a corresponding one in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, or Yugoslavia.

Grants are available for research in a number of areas, including: the scientific research aspects of psychology, engineering, geography, agriculture, and the history of science. Researchers covered under the grants must have at least postdoctoral status and be nationals of the UK or an eligible country. The award covers international airfare, subsistence in the host country, and internal travel for short research visits to and from the participant countries.

Project proposals must be completed jointly by the British and ECE/FSU teams and submitted by the UK project leader. Closing dates for proposal submission are November 15 and June 15 of each year. For further information and application forms, contact Mr. R. Constantinescu, International Exchanges, The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom; 44 171 451 2563 (telephone); 44 171 925 2620 (fax); (email).

FOUNDATION HELPS GRASSROOTS WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS: The Global Fund for Women is a grantmaking foundation that provides assistance to grassroots women’s organizations outside the United States. The Global Fund focuses primarily on women’s human rights and has supported groups working on issues that include: women’s and children’s health; women’s political participation and leadership; poverty and economic autonomy; reproductive freedom; the rights of sexual minorities; environmental degradation; education; and the prevention of violence against women.

Eligible organizations must demonstrate a clear commitment to women’s equality and human rights and be governed and directed by women. Applicants must be endorsed by the Global Fund’s Advisory Council or by other people known to Advisory Council members. Grant requests can be submitted in any language and in whatever form is convenient to the applicant groups. For more information, contact Anne McCarent-Gibbs, 425 Sherman Avenue, Suite 300, Palo Alto, California 94603-9460; 415/853-8305 (telephone) or 415/328-0384 (FAX).

ASIAN ASSOCIATIONS INTRODUCE JOINT PUBLICATION: The Asian Association of Social Psychology and the Japanese Group Dynamics Association are publishers of a new journal, the Asian Journal of Social Psychology. The new journal will publish theoretical and empirical papers, as well as book reviews, by Asian scholars and by those interested in Asian cultures and societies. All articles published in the journal will be in English, although authors may submit manuscripts in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese.

The publishers hope to provide Asian-Pacific scholars with a scientific forum for discussion, evaluation, and publication of their research; to encourage links between Asian and Western facts and principles of social psychology; and to promote research on Asian cultural traditions, philosophies, and ideas that have psychological contents or implications. For more information on the journal, contact Yoshihisa Kashima, PhD, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne, Victoria 3083, Australia; (email).

BPS OFFERS NEW PUBLICATIONS: The British Psychological Society (BPS) announces the publication of two new journals — Legal and Criminological Psychology and the British Journal of Health Psychology. The latter formerly appeared as a section with the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. The BPS invites submission of appropriate research papers to each journal. For more information, contact Michele Benjamin, Journals Manager, British Psychological Society, 13A Church Lane, East Finchley, London N2 8DX, England; 44 181444 1040 (telephone); 44 181365 3413 (fax); (email).

SIBERIAN UNIVERSITY SEEKS WORLDWIDE CONTACTS: Tyumen University, located in Western Siberia, is interested in creating a psychology center and would like to make contact with psychologists worldwide. They are particularly interested in inviting guest lecturers on clinical and organizational psychology and other applied specialty areas. Through such contacts, the University hopes to develop and secure funding for collaborative projects and multi-year programs. For more information, contact Eugene Dotsenko, PhD, Box 1506, Tyumen 625026, Russia; 3452 36 13 81 (telephone); 3452 36 19 30 (fax); (email).

OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HONORS INTERNATIONALIST: Hagop S. Pambookian, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, recently received the Ohio Education Association’s Paul Swaddling Award for his ongoing “contributions to and promotion of international understanding and peace.” A former Senior Fulbright Fellow, Pambookian spent nine months as a visiting professor of psychology at Yerevan State University in Armenia. He was also instrumental in establishing a faculty/student exchange program with Russia’s University of Nizhny Novgorod. Pambookian is a member of the International Council of Psychologists and is now completing a three year term on APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology.