1. All applicants must be citizens of the USA, and must be enrolled full-time (students) or employed at least part-time (post-docs and faculty) at a college or university. Students graduating in the spring are eligible to apply. Students who are graduating before the start of their field research project should indicate their future study plans and how the field research fellowship will fit into those plans.
2. Student fellowship recipients must spend a minimum of 6 weeks or post-doctoral and faculty fellowship recipients must spend a minimum of 3 weeks in Mongolia conducting their research projects between May and October. Each student fellowship recipient must work with a Research Sponsor who will oversee their research work. Research Sponsors are generally faculty members or senior researchers with a track record of research project oversight. Well-designed research projects that demonstrate close collaboration between the student and Research Sponsor will be considered, even if the Research Sponsor is unable to travel to Mongolia. Preference will be given to projects where the Research Sponsor will be in the field for a substantial part of the student’s research work. US students may work with a Research Sponsor from either a US or Mongolian institution. Student applicants are encouraged to submit joint proposals with a post-doctoral or faculty applicant.
3. Post-doctoral and faculty fellowship recipients must work with a Mongolian Research Sponsor with relevant experience and skills to host and facilitate the research project. Post-doctoral and faculty applicants are encouraged to submit joint proposals with a student applicant.
4. Undergraduate applicants must have at least third year standing in their program, while graduate applicants can be at a masters to doctoral dissertation level.
5. Post-doctoral and faculty applicants must teach at least part-time at a US university or college to be eligible for this program. The program priority is to support faculty from non-research intensive universities and colleges, especially faculty who are helping guide student research projects or who can show how the experience will enhance their teaching and outreach.
6. All applicants must complete their application online and attach supplementary materials, such as university transcripts, cv, and/or letter of support from the Research Sponsor. Applications must be received by the ACMS by February 15, 2019.
7. All applicants must be current members of the ACMS to be considered for the program.
8. All travel between the US and Mongolia that uses funds from the fellowship program must meet the provisions of the Fly America Act. Details about these provisions will be provided to Fellowship recipients.
9. A portion of the fellowship stipend will be withheld until the recipient submits their final report on their fellowship experience. The final report will include reflections on both the research conducted, and how the research experience is expected to impact future academic and career development.
10. Award recipients are responsible for paying all taxes related to their awards. The fellowship funds awarded are generally considered income in the United States and Mongolia, and therefore must be reported to the tax authorities. The ACMS bears no responsibility for withholding or remitting taxes related to these awards.
11. Award recipients are responsible for ensuring proper medical and evacuation insurance coverage during their time in the field in Mongolia. Proof of insurance coverage will be required before disbursement of fellowship funds.
12. The ACMS reserves the right to adjust the amounts and types of awards given under this program, as well as the general terms and conditions, before award agreements are reached with each recipient.
View All Events