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Papers for German conference sought

The Eastern German Studies Association (EGSA) – an international network of scholars with research interests in the former German Democratic Republic and the new, eastern Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany – will hold its seventh triennial conference in Montréal on Sept. 12-15. In collaboration with the Université de Montréal, the EGSA invites younger and established scholars from any field of the social sciences and humanities to submit proposals for original papers to be presented with reference to the theme “East(ern) Germany between Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity.” Paper presenters may wish to address such topics as cultural hybridity, state socialism, and right-wing radicalism, among others.

Paper presenters should submit their proposed title, a 250-word abstract in English, and a five-line C.V. in a PC-compatible electronic format to by Friday, March 15. Paper presentations may be made in English, French, or German. The international selection committee will inform presenters of the acceptance of their proposals by April 15. A limited number of travel stipends will be made available on the basis of need and outstanding merit, with priority given to doctoral students.

Reischauer Institute seeks fellowship applicants

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies is offering graduate and undergraduate student fellowship support and summer research travel funding in the field of Japanese studies. These include Harvard postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies (for 2002-03), supplementary dissertation grants (for 2002-03), summer research grants for graduate students, summer language study grants for doctoral students, and undergraduate summer travel grants. The application deadline for these programs is Friday, March 1.

In addition, the institute is sponsoring conference attendance grants, dissertation production grants, student conference fee awards, and the Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies. These programs have varying deadlines.

For further information and application materials, contact Ruiko Connor at the institute at (617) 495-3220.

Rockefeller Center summer grants, internships

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies is now accepting applications for its Summer Research Travel grants. These grants, which amount to approximately $2,000, provide students an opportunity to travel and conduct research in Latin America. Applicants must include a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, a research proposal, a budget, and an updated resumé. Application forms are available at the center or online at The deadline for submitting applications is, March 1. Completed applications must be sent to the Office for Career Services, 54 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

The center is also accepting applicants for its Summer Internship grants, which assist students who wish to gain professional experience in Latin America, particularly with nonprofit organizations and public or private sector institutions. Internship grants are typically partial grants and are intended to be used in conjunction with other sources of funding. Application forms are available at the center or online at The internship grant applications are due Friday, March 15.

For more information, contact Ellen Schneider at (617) 496-9153 or

SPH series resumes with cancer discussion

The Harvard School of Public Health and Dean Barry R. Bloom will host “The War on Cancer: Thirty Years On,” today (Feb. 7) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Snyder Auditorium. As part of the Future of Public Health Symposium series, the discussion will include panelists John C. Bailar III from the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President Edward J. Benz Jr., and Richard D. Klausner, special adviser to the president for counter terrorism. A reception with the speakers will immediately follow the symposium.

CCW seeks co-chairs

The Committee on the Concerns of Women (CCW), a University-wide group open to staff, administrators, faculty, students, and affiliates, is seeking additional members to serve as co-chairs to help in the planning and organization of upcoming programs. Interested parties should e-mail by Friday, March 8. Include your name, e-mail, Harvard address, phone number, and any special interest or concerns.

Founded in 1977, and jointly sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the group serves as a network for women throughout the University as well as a forum for women’s issues and concerns.

Joint Center fellowship program accepting applications

The Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program – a competitive master’s level program for students in all of Harvard’s professional schools and related academic departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences – will accept two fellows this summer. Sponsored by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., the NeighborWorks Network, and the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the program will allow fellows to select and undertake an analytical policy research project with advising from Joint Center faculty. This year’s housing and community development topics address issues of immediate concern to the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. and the NeighborWorks Network. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 15. For more information and application requirements call or e-mail Elizabeth England, program coordinator for the Joint Center at (617) 495-7640 or

RCC grants available

Real Colegio Complutense (RCC), a nonprofit organization established by Complutense University of Madrid in cooperation with Harvard University, is now offering summer research grants to outstanding undergraduate and graduate Harvard students. Research projects must be related to papers, senior honors theses, or dissertations supervised by a Harvard professor or department, and should have Spain or Spanish-related subjects as a central theme. Application materials are available at 26 Trowbridge St., or on the Web at

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 1.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks