Society for Albanian Studies – an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Call for Applications – Arshi Pipa Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Graduate students are invited to participate in the Arshi Pipa Best Graduate Student Paper Award Competition sponsored by the Society for Albanian Studies (SAS). Albanian Studies is broadly defined to include original work that furthers our understanding of Albanian societies across geo-political borders, time periods, and disciplinary confines. The Arshi Pipa Best Graduate Student Paper Award shall recognize significant and important original research made by a Graduate Student Member that advances the field of Albanian Studies regardless of academic discipline as well as the student's prospects for ongoing future contributions to Albanian Studies. Nominations for the Best Graduate Student Paper Award must be made to the SAS Graduate Essay Prize Committee. Please email a copy of paper to the committee by August 31, 2023:

Graduate Essay Prize Committee:

  1. Kailey Rocker, Lawrence University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Pellumb Kelmendi, Auburn University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Julia Nietsch, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS Paris (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eligibility:

  1. The author of the paper must be a Graduate Student Member of the SASat the time of nomination.
  2. The paper must have been written and completed no more than two years before the paper’s nomination, and must be in English. Published articles and unpublished papers are considered eligible.
  3. Graduate student papers that have been co-authored with professors are not eligible.
  4. Papers from any academic discipline in the social sciences and humanities are accepted, insofar as they make a contribution to Albanian Studies, broadly defined.

Application Process

  1. The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2023.
  2. To complete the nomination, e-mail a copy of the nominated paper (in MS Word or PDF format) to the committee.
  3. Nominations can be made by any member in good standing and self-nominations shall also be accepted.
  4. The Graduate Essay Prize Committee will make the selection and notify the recipient of the award by the end of October, 2023.

Prize

The Award will be formally presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in 2023.

The Graduate Student Paper Award shall be accompanied by a 200 USD monetary reward.

The awardee shall receive a Certificate from SAS, along with recognition on the SAS website.

Any questions about the prize or the application process can be addressed to the Graduate Essay Prize Committee.

YCS Round XIII: Final Rankings - Lists of Grantees and Reserves

The YCS interviews for Round XIII selections were held on Saturday, 22nd January, Monday 23rd January, Tuesday, 24th January and Wednesday, 25th January, at the Young Cell Scheme Office in Pristina.

In total 86 candidates were invited to take the interviews and all of them were interviewed. Out of the 86 interviewed, a total of 45 grants were awarded and 13 candidates were retained as reserves (all reserves will receive a separate e-mail detailing the rights and obligations related with their status). In total, 20 men and 38 women were awarded with a scholarship or retained as reserves.

For each sector, the following decisions were taken by the Panel Members, inclusive of the YCS Scholarship’s stakeholders (the EU Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs):

  • for Law 11 grants were awarded, and 3 applicants were retained as reserve;
  • for Public Administration and Good Governance (including Human Resources Management) 8 grants were awarded, and 2 applicants were retained as reserve;
  • for Economics, Finance, Management (including Public Health Management) 11 grants were awarded, and 3 applicants were retained as reserve;
  • for Energy, Environment, Climate Change, Transport, 11 grants were awarded, and 3 applicants were retained as reserve;
  • for International Relations and Diplomacy (including Defence and Security), 4 grants were awarded, and 2 applicants were retained as reserve;

The RESULTS of the INTERVIEWS, with scores of all candidates, and the FINAL RANKING for EACH SECTOR, can be downloaded by clicking THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

YCS ROUND XIII – FINAL RANKING - LAW

YCS ROUND XIII – FINAL RANKING - PAGG 

YCS ROUND XIII – FINAL RANKING - EFM 

YCS ROUND XIII – FINAL RANKING – EECCT

YCS ROUND XIII – FINAL RANKING – IRD

All candidates who took the interview and who were not awarded a grant can come to the YCS office in Pristina to be shown the “consensus minutes” drafted by the Interview Panel relating to their own interview, and to receive a specific feedback on their performance during the interview in one of the following days:

  • Monday, 6th February 2023 from 10:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday, 8th February 2023 from 10:00 to 16:00

Information concerning Round XIII interviews

The interviews will take place on 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th January 2023, at YCS Office address as following: Str. Behije Dashi, no. 14, Floor 6, 10000 Prishtina.

Interviews timetable

Round XIII - Written Exams Results

Please find below the results of written exams

Download the RESULTS

YCS Round XIII: Pre-Notice Announcement

The European Union Office in Kosovo and the Office of the Prime Minister of the Government of Kosovo announce the forthcoming opening of the Round XIII of applications to the Young Cell Scheme, the EU post-graduate scholarship programme for Kosovo citizens. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to study in a one- or two-year Master programme at a university in an EU Member State. The Scholarship Programme’s working language is only English.

YOUNG CELL SCHEME ROUND XIII MASTER’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME, INTRODUCED TO NON-MAJORITY COMMUNITIES AND NGOs IN KOSOVO, OFFERING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL STUDENTS.

Young Cell Scheme Round XIII, Master’s Scholarship Programme has been presented on the 7th of October during the conference regarding non-majority communities, organized by the Office for Community Affairs and the Office for Good Governance within the Office of the Prime Minister.