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German-American Scholars in D.C

The government of the Federal Republic of Germany is strengthening transatlantic relations in culture, education, and science with new initiatives. As part of that effort, the German-American Academic Council Foundation (GAAC), Bonn, the German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington, D.C., and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) of the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. have established a German-American Center for Visiting Scholars (CVS) in Washington, D.C.

Starting January 1, 1998 the CVS will enable eight young German and American scientists and scholars, especially from the humanities and social sciences, to do research in Washington, D.C. for up to six months. The CVS may grant rent subsidies. Grant recipients will be selected by a scientific committee of CVS.

Please send applications (in English) with personal information and a description of the intended work to: German-American Academic Council Foundation (GAAC), 1055 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W., Suite 2020, Washington, DC 20007, or call: (202) 296-2991, Fax: (202) 833-8514, E-mail:

Selections will be made twice per year. The first application deadline is November 30, 1997.

-- Joyce M. Randolph, Director,
Office of International Programs

Southeast Asian Summer Institute

The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is a nine-week intensive language program, June 15-August 14, 1998-equivalent to a full academic year of instruction-for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals from many fields. Other related course work also is offered. The 1998 and 1999 SEASSI programs are being held on the University of Oregon's Eugene campus.

SEASSI is a national cooperative program governed by over 15 major research universities that regularly offer Southeast Asian language and area studies on their own campuses. Instruction is provided in small individualized groups (three to ten students per class).

Please contact SEASSI, Center for Asian & Pacific Studies, 110 Gerlinger Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1246, Phone (541) 346-1521, Fax (541)346-0802, e-mail:

-- Paula Roberts, Coordinator,
Center for East Asian Studies

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, November 11, 1997, Volume 44, No. 12