Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ACMS Library Fellowship 2012

American Center for Mongolian Studies is pleased to announce the second year of the ACMS Library Fellowship. This fellowship supports US advanced graduate students, faculty members, or professionals in library and information sciences from colleges and universities to conduct short-term library development projects and/or research in Mongolia for a period of up to 12 weeks between May and October 2012. The ACMS Library Fellowship program is intended to help support the development of the ACMS research library and build stronger connections among local library partners through specific defined projects designed to enhance collection content, resource accessibility, and training.

Fellows are hosted by the ACMS and should propose projects that have measurable positive outcomes for the scholarly community served by the ACMS. Project proposals with similar outcomes and impacts on local partner libraries are also especially encouraged. Fellows spend a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks onsite in Mongolia at the ACMS library. Projects must begin after May 1, 2012 and end no later than September 30, 2012. Prior experience working in Mongolia is not a requirement. Due to conditions set by the funding agency only US citizens are eligible to apply to this program.

Deadline to submit application: February 15, 2012.

More information on how to apply at: www.mongoliacenter.org/librarian

The fellowship is supported with funding from the US State Department Education and Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Council of American Oversees Research Centers.

ACMS Mongolian Visiting Scholar Program 2012

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is pleased to announce the second year of the ACMS Mongolian Visiting Scholar Program. The Visiting Scholar Program provides funding support for 3-12 week short-term visits by Mongolian scholars to US universities and academic research centers to work with US based counterparts on collaborative projects and public outreach activities. Project proposals in all academic fields are eligible, and small colleges and universities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications for the program must be submitted by a US host institution representative on behalf of an invited Mongolian scholar. Visits to the US must begin between September 1 and December 31, 2012. This program is intended to fund non-degree, scholarly exchange activities.

Deadline to submit application: February 15, 2012.

More information about how to apply at: www.mongoliacenter.org/exchange.

The Program is supported by the US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (ECA) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program 2012

The ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program was initiated in 2006 to foster a new generation of Mongolian Studies scholars by creating an opportunity for field studies early in the careers of both US and Mongolian scholars. During the 2012 program, the ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program is open to research proposals from advanced undergraduate to post-doctoral US scholars, including university and college faculty, for the purposes of conducting short-term field research projects in Mongolia between May and October 2012.

Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled full-time (students) or employed at least part-time (post-docs and faculty) at a university or college. Students graduating in Spring 2012 are eligible for the program. Undergraduate applicants must have at least third year standing in their program, while graduate applicants can be at a masters, pre-dissertation, or doctoral candidacy level. Post-doctoral scholars and faculty must regularly teach at least one course at a US university or college to be eligible. The program priority for post-doctoral scholars and faculty is to support individuals from non-research intensive universities and colleges, especially those who are helping guide student research projects or who can show how the fellowship experience will enhance their teaching and outreach.

Joint applications submitted by a student and post-doctoral scholar or faculty member are highly encouraged. Joint applicants must submit individual applications, but the applications will be evaluated both individually and jointly during the review process. Joint applications are not required, and individual applications are welcome. Prior research or study experience in Mongolia is not required to apply.

Deadline for submitting applications: February 15, 2012.

More information about how to apply at: www.mongoliacenter.org/field.

The ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program is funded by a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Online Mongolian Course Fall 2011

The American Center for Mongolian Studies is pleased to announce the fall semester of "Mon 101: Introduction to Mongolian Language and Culture", an online Mongolian course being offered at University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) from August 29 to December 17, 2011. The course is co-organized by UMA and ACMS. The course is open to anyone (you do not need to be a student at UMA to participate), and it is the first semester in a two semester offering of beginner Mongolian.

More information about the course is available at: www.mongoliacenter.org/mon101.

Friday, April 15, 2011

ACMS Panel at the NAMBC Meeting April 28, Washington DC

9:00 AM - 12noon – “Common Ground: The Intersection of Mining and Cultural Heritage in Mongolia,”

Location: Phoenix Park Hotel Ballroom, Lobby Level, on Capitol Hill at 520 North Capitol Street, NW near Union Station

Moderator: Charles Krusekopf, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)

  • Uranchimeg Tsultem, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Art History and Adviser to the Mongolian President for Cultural Heritage Issues – Art and Landscape in Mongolia
  • Jeffrey Altschul, Ph.D., President, SRI Foundation/Chairman, Statistical Research, Inc – Protecting the Past, Preserving the Present: The Oyu Tolgoi Cultural Heritage Program
  • Paula DePriest, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution – Gold Fever in the Mongolian Taiga
  • William Fitzhugh, Ph.D., Director, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution –Mongolia's Archaeological Treasures: Preserving the Past for the Future
  • Robin Charpentier, ACMS Resident Director – Improving Mongolian Cultural Relations at the Mining and Cultural Heritage Interstices

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ACMS Annual Membership Meeting

April 28th, 2011, 5pm-7:30pm, Washington, DC

The ACMS will hold its annual membership meeting in the top floor conference room of the Rome Building at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) from 5-7:30pm. The meeting will include an overview of the ACMS's activities over the year, a keynote lecture, and reception with a cultural program. Dr. Uranchimeg Tsultem, Lecturer, UC-Berkeley and Adviser to the Mongolian President for Cultural Heritage issues, will give the keynote address on preserving Mongolian cultural heritage. This event is free and open to all ACMS members and the general public. Contact: info@mongoliacenter.org.