American Friends of Russian Folklore Scholarship Application 2018 - January 2019
AFRF welcomes scholarship applications from any US citizen or permanent resident 18 years of age or older. The scholarship of $1900 may be applied to any folklore expedition sponsored by AFRF scheduled between February 1 2018 and January 30 2019. Please see www.russianfolklorefriends.org for full details and physical requirements.
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Application deadline: midnight of February 28, 2018
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Your email address
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Which folklore expedition(s) are you interested in joining? (check as many as you like)
Please answer each question below as thoroughly as you can in 100-500 words.
What can you contribute to a folklore expedition team in the way of knowledge, skills, experience, personality traits, etc.?
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We require that you share your research experience with AFRF and with your community. Past scholarship recipients have written scholarly papers, published magazine articles, set up a photo exhibition, developed grade school curriculum units and delivered talks in their local community centers. We're open to a range of formats, media, audiences and venues. What do you envision? Please be as specific as possible.
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If you have traveled to the host country before (Russia, Romania, Moldova) how will this trip build on your previous experience?
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What has been your experience with folklore, folkloristics, ethnomusicology or cultural anthropology?
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Please submit a 2-4 page essay on any aspect of the culture of Russia, Romania or Moldova which interests you. This need not be related to folk song or the subject of the expedition. You can copy and paste your essay into the space below. If the copy and paste does not appear to work, please email your essay as an attachment to : info@russianfolklorefriends.org
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Letter of recommendation

Please arrange for a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, instructor or other non-related person who knows you well.

You may send a PDF of a signed letter, on letterhead, to info@russianfolklorefriends.org
Please put "scholarship" in the subject line.

Alternatively, signed letters on letterhead may be sent by surface mail to:

Margaret McKbben
11544 23rd Ave NE
Seattle WA 08125

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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