NCEEER Title VIII Competitions

NCEEER invites applications to its 2022 Title VIII National Research Competition and 2022 Title VIII Dissertation Completion Grant. The deadline for both programs is December 31, 2021.

The National Research Competition supports scholars who are US citizens and hold the PhD. Awards range from $20,000 for an individual project to $40,000 for a collaborative project. Research may take place in the United States or in the field, in one or more of the countries under the purview of the Title VIII Program (see www.nceeer.org  for details). Eligible proposals must concern topics that are relevant to US foreign policy.

The Dissertation Completion Grant supports scholars who are US citizens in the final year of a PhD program conducting policy-relevant research on one or more of the countries under the purview of the Title VIII program. These individual awards are for up to $25,000 and 9-12 months in duration.

Funding for these programs is provided by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, under the Title VIII Program.

Please e-mail Dana Ponte with any questions (dana@nceeer.org). Application guidelines and materials are available here: www.nceeer.org.

Title VIII Short-Term Grant and George F. Kennan Fellowship Competitions

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For over 40 years, the Title VIII program has supported the professional development of thousands of academics and experts conducting research on Russia and the wider region. Today, scholars engaged in such work who have a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area should consider applying for the Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-Term Grants. Applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher, or demonstrate commensurate professional achievement. The Kennan Institute accepts applications involving policy-relevant research on Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and cross-border projects involving the Baltic States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3,500 for 1 month. While the Kennan Institute cannot provide an office for Short-Term scholars, we do provide a carrel with a computer and internet access. Travel, health insurance, and accommodation expenses are not covered by this grant. Grant recipients are required to be in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant.

Two rounds of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants will be held each year with closing dates on March 1 and September 30 (contingent on funding). Please download the application from the link on this page. Successful applicants will clearly explain the policy relevance of their research. Instructions for submitting applications are on the application form. Applications will be reviewed by an expert committee, and applicants will usually be notified of the results within 6-8 weeks. The exact start date for successful applicants will be determined in consultation with Kennan Institute staff.

The Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-Term Grant is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

The Kennan Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for fellowships based solely on their merits.

CLICK HERE for general advice on applying for Kennan Institute grants and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

2021 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

June 18–August 6, 2021 | Online

In 2021, our students will join us virtually for the second year in a row. For reasons of health and safety, all 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities, including the Ukrainian Summer Institute, will be offered online. While we look forward to welcoming HUSI students to campus again in the future, the overwhelming success of last year’s virtual program inspires optimism for the coming summer. We are grateful to be able to include a larger cohort and many students who would not have been able to participate in an on-campus program. Please note that applications for the HUSI Scholarship are due on April 1st. 

Every year, HURI grants a large number of full and partial scholarships to HUSI students. More information on the HUSI Scholarship may be found on the Enrollment page. Prospective students may read about our 2021 courses and faculty below and should review Harvard Summer School deadlinesregistration instructions, and costs. HUSI students are encouraged to take full advantage of Harvard’s scholarly resources, including the digital collections of our libraries and museums. Our event series will take place weekly on Fridays at 1:15 PM (ET/Boston) and will include both public lectures and private events for HUSI students only. In the meantime, students can participate in HURI’s regular events program and subscribe to HURI’s mailing list.

Please visit the program webpage for more information.

2021/2022 Kosciuszko Foundation Exchange to Poland Grants and Scholarships

Year Abroad in Poland Scholarships

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Year Abroad Scholarship supports Polish language studies at the Jagiellonian University’s Center of Polish Language and Culture in Cracow, Poland. Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation’s Exchange Program with Poland and Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.  Students who are awarded a scholarship are accepted to attend the Center for Polish Language and Culture program at the Jagiellonian University. The scholarship includes a tuition waiver and 1,600 zloty per month for living expenses from Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange as well as $900 per semester in additional support from the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Airfare is not covered by the scholarship. Please note that the Scholarship Selection Committee may elect to award semester-only grants.

POLISH STUDIES FOR FOREIGNERS CATALOG

The academic year in Poland begins in early October and ends in late June.  Students may apply for an academic year or for one semester.  For an overview of the program, please see the most recent catalog here. The catalog includes an academic calendar, list of courses, information on dormitory housing, medical insurance, the University’s grading system, etc.

Please note: 2021/2022 dates will differ slightly than the dates listed in the catalog link above.  

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible candidates include undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are US citizens.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant’s motivation for pursuing Polish studies, interest in Polish subjects and involvement in the Polish American community. Applications are reviewed and ranked by the Jagiellonian University and the Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1Prepare the following supporting materials and have items A to E ready to upload to the on-line application form.

Supporting materials include: 

Item A – A photo of yourself, which is suitable for publication such as a portrait photo or headshot which is 2 inches x 2 inches.  Save file as: Last Name-First Name-photo;

Item B – A scan of your U.S. passport ID page or a birth certificate. Save documents to one file.  Save file as: Last Name-First Name-diplomas;

Item C – University diplomas and language certificates.  Save documents to one file.  Save file as: Last Name-First Name-diplomas;

Item D –Your Curriculum Vitae (C.V.). Save file as: Last Name-First Name-CV;

Item E – An essay/personal statement on why you are applying to attend the program at the Center for Polish Language and Culture at the Jagiellonian University.  Your essay will be 2-3 pages and will include: your last and first name,  Save file as: Last Name-First Name-Essay;

Item F – Submit official transcripts of credit for 3 years of academic work.   This document should have an official signature and stamp from your school or faculty. There are two ways you can send us the transcripts:

1. Mail transcripts to: Gosia Szymanska, 15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

or

2.  Go to your student account online and request a Secure Electronic PDF Transcript be sent to ExchangetoPoland@thekf.org via their electronic delivery service. Secure Electronic PDF Transcripts must be sent directly from your college/university’s electronic delivery service.

Item G – Secure two recommendation letters and have your recommenders send them directly to the ExchangeToPoland@thekf.org.

Letters should be written on university letterhead and sent as PDF attachment by your current professors or degree advisors directly to the Kosciuszko Foundation at ExchangeToPoland@thekf.org from institutional email addresses.

Recommendations sent by the candidate will not be considered. 

Grants for Graduate Studies & Research Programs

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate / Postgraduate Studies and Research Scholarship supports research at various universities in Poland by American graduate students and university faculty members.  Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation’s Exchange Program with Poland and Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

The scholarship provides a stipend of 1,600 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. In addition, scholarship recipients receive $300 per month of approved study/research as an additional supplement for living expenses.

Candidates who intend to study/attend classes must apply to the university for admission and submit proof of acceptance/admission to the program.  The Studies & Research scholarship does not cover the cost of tuition nor airfare to Poland.

Studies and Research projects may be conducted from July 1st,  2021 through June 30th, 2022 at state-funded universities and institutions of higher learning in Poland.

ELIGIBILITY

Graduate level students and university faculty members who are US citizens may apply. Candidates who intend to study in Poland must be enrolled as International Students.

You cannot receive any other Polish government supported scholarship.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Selection is based on academic excellence, motivation, and the need to pursue studies and research in Poland.  The grant is for stays of a minimum of three months.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1. Prepare your supporting materials in advance and have Items A to  ready to upload when completing the on-line application form;

Supporting materials include: 

Item A – A photo of yourself, which is suitable for publication such as a portrait photo or headshot which is 2 inches x 2 inches.  Save file as: SR-Last Name-First Name-photo;

Item B – A scan of your U.S. passport ID page or a birth certificate. University diplomas and language certificates.  Save documents to one file.  Save file as: Last Name-First Name-diplomas;

Item C – University diplomas and language certificates.  Save documents to one file.  Save file as: Last Name-First Name-diplomas;

Item D –Your Curriculum Vitae (C.V.). Save file as: Last Name-First Name-CV;

Item E– For candidates who intend to conduct studies in Poland: Upload an essay on why you are applying to attend studies in Poland. Be sure to list the name of the university, faculty/department, intended major/studies, and your academic and career goals. Your essay will be 2-3 pages long and will include your full name, “Studies and Research 2021-2022”. Save file as: Last Name-First Name-Essay;

For candidates who intend to conduct research in Poland: Upload a detailed proposal of your study/research project. Your proposal will be a maximum of five pages, double-spaced and will include your first and last name, “Studies & Research 2021/2022”. Save file as: Last Name-First Name-Proposal;

Item F – For candidates who intend to conduct studies in Poland: Upload your letter of admission. The admission letter should confirm your enrollment status as an International Student, financial conditions of your study program such as access to dormitory housing, use of facilities, funding, etc. Save file as: Last Name-First Name-admission;

For candidates who intend to conduct research in Poland: Upload a letter of invitation from the host institution/professor.  The letter of invitation must include 1) the feasibility of your research plans at the host institution 2) the start and end dates of the research period and 3) the extent and limitation of the host university’s support during your stay such as access to dormitory housing, use of office space, libraries, labs, studios, etc.  Save file as: Last Name-First Name-invitation;

Item G– For candidates who intend to conduct studies in Poland: submit official transcripts of credit for 3 years of academic work.  This document should have an official signature and stamp from your school or faculty. There are two ways you can send us the transcripts: 1. Mail transcripts to:

The Kosciuszko Foundation

atten: Gosia Szymanska,

15 East 65th Street,

New York,

NY 10065

2.  Go to your student account online and request a Secure Electronic PDF Transcript be sent to ExchangetoPoland@thekf.org via their electronic delivery service. Secure Electronic PDF Transcripts must be sent directly from your college/university’s electronic delivery service.

Item H – Secure two recommendation letters and have your recommenders send them directly to the exchangetopoland@thekf.org.

Letters should be written on university letterhead and sent by your current professors or degree advisors directly to the Kosciuszko Foundation at exchangetopoland@thekf.org from institutional email addresses.

Recommendations sent by the candidate will not be considered. 

2021-2022 Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the 2021-2022 Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies, funded by the KAT Charitable Foundation.

The application deadline is January 21, 2021.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program will provide:

  • up to five Dissertation Research Fellowships, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia;
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to a doctoral student at a US or Canadian university, who is a citizen or permanent resident of the US, to complete their dissertation during the fellowship tenure.

FELLOWSHIP PROJECT SCOPE

For both the Research Fellowship and Dissertation Completion Fellowship:

  • The dissertation topic must be in 19th – early 21st century Russian historical studies
  • The dissertation topic can be in cultural, economic, intellectual, political, or social historical studies
  • The dissertation may be in any discipline

ELIGIBILITY

For both the Research Fellowship and Dissertation Completion Fellowship, applicant must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the US
  • be a doctoral student at a US or Canadian university
  • be a student member of ASEEES at the time of the application submission
  • have a dissertation research topic that falls within the fellowship project scope (see above), but may be in any discipline

For more detailed information and to apply, see: www.aseees.org/programs/ctdrf

Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

Fulfil your professional dreams while you explore your Hungarian heritage – the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship gives you an exceptional chance to develop both personally and academically. While studying in Hungary, you can discover the thousand-year-old Hungarian history and culture, experience unique Hungarian traditions and also enhance your Hungarian language skills.

As a Diaspora Scholarship holder, you can receive an internationally recognised degree at a top-level Hungarian higher education institution and acquire highly competitive knowledge to advance both personally and academically. You can choose from a wide range of programmes taught in English or Hungarian that cover all higher education fields at all degree levels. At the University of Pécs you can choose between 280 study programs. The Diaspora Scholarship is also an excellent opportunity to build your professional network and discover everything about the country in a supporting and welcoming student environment!

Provisions covered by the scholarship:

– Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee.

– Monthly stipend (upon request)

– Accommodation: dormitory placement OR a monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period. (upon request)

– Medical insurance

We could talk for ages about why studying at the University of Pécs can be the best decision of your life, but instead, summed it up in a short video:

Mission of the Scholarship

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.

The programme aims to support the professional advancement of the scholarship holders with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and strengthening their Hungarian identity. After graduation, scholarship holders return to their home country with competitive skills and knowledge that enables them to support their community, preserve Hungarian values and reinforce the relations between the diaspora and Hungary.

Who can apply?

You may have the chance to become a Diaspora Scholarship holder, if you are living in a diaspora, or you are a foreign citizen with a foreign address, and you have been living abroad for at least 10 years in a row, and you have been doing your secondary education outside Hungray for the past 4 years.

The programme is available for the members of a Hungarian diaspora living in any country outside of the European Union, the Republic of Serbia or the Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine. You can find further information about diasporas here. The prerequisite to submitting an application is acquiring a recommendation from the local diaspora organisation or the Hungarian delegation. Regarding the issuance of the recommendation, it is advised to contact the diaspora organisations and delegations 1 or 2 months prior to submitting the application.

If you are interested, submit your application on the Diaspora Scholarship’s website, application will be open from 24 November until 24 January.

 

If you have any further question, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Bence Kónya at konya.bence@pte.hu

Pitt Project GO Scholarships for Intensive Summer Russian Language Study by ROTC Students  

About the Program:
The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st– 4th year Russian in Summer 2021. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Students who have not yet begun their pursuit of Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week beginning-level class, which will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training. The beginning-level classes, offered by Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI), are held at the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh from June 7 – July 30, 2021. Pitt Project GO scholarships for Beginning Russian cover:

  • Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
  • Housing and a living stipend
  • Travel between the student’s home city and Pittsburgh
  • Textbooks

Students who have already begun studying Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week intensive abroad program at the Intermediate (2nd-year), Advanced (3rd-year), or 4th-year level. Classes are held at Narva College of the University of Tartu in Narva, Estonia from June 12 – August 7, 2021. Pitt Project GO overseas scholarships cover:

  • Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
  • Housing and a living stipend
  • Travel between the student’s home city and Narva, Estonia
  • Textbooks

Narva, located on Estonia’s border with Russia, is a Russian-speaking city with a sizable Russian population. The program consists of intensive language classes, which emphasize practical communication skills; a lecture and film series, introducing students to topics in contemporary Russian and Baltic culture and politics; and excursions within Narva and elsewhere in Estonia to showcase this unique region rarely visited by US students. Course objectives are to develop an active vocabulary in practical, everyday topics—particularly those which will prepare students for military service related to the Russian-speaking world—and to refine listening, reading, and composition skills. Classes in Narva meet daily on Monday through Friday. Students will also have weekly cultural lectures and excursions.

If public health conditions require cancellation of in-person programs in Summer 2021, an 8-credit online program covering equivalent course material will be offered.

To Apply:
Visit Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) website for more information on these scholarship opportunities, eligibility requirements, and links to the online application forms. Applications are due on January 13, 2021 for the abroad program, and February 17, 2021 for the beginning-level program in Pittsburgh.

For More Information:
Visit the Project GO website or contact REEES Engagement Coordinator Susan Dawkins at sad96@pitt.edu.

U.S. Embassy in Serbia Offering Public Diplomacy Small Grants

PAS welcomes ideas for creative, engaging projects aimed at Serbian audiences that address the Embassy’s main objectives. The U.S. is striving to strengthen the Serbian-U.S. relationship and explain U.S. culture, society and values to Serbian audiences. We also want to lend assistance to the Serbian people through: promoting economic development; strengthening democracy; protecting human rights; advancing regional stability and cooperation; and making progress towards accession into the European Union. More information on this grant can be found here.

Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme

Ukrainian Institute announces the first call of the Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme. The Programme is committed to deepening public understanding of Ukraine’s past and present by supporting projects in cultural, educational, and research institutions abroad.

The thematic focus of the Program in 2020:
– Historical figures from Ukraine and their legacy.
– Monumental heritage and art of the Soviet period in Ukraine;
– Crimes of totalitarian regimes in Ukraine in culture and memory;
– Ukraine in the early 20th century;
– Ukrainian literature in exile;
– Ukrainian culture (within the period of the second half of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century);
– Ukrainian architecture and urban planning (within the period of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century).
– Possible topics of the projects are not limited to this list. Applicants may propose projects on other topics but they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Eligible formats of the projects:
– Translations of non-fiction texts from Ukrainian into foreign languages;
– Publications of original texts on Ukrainian issues in foreign languages;
– Public discussions and lectures (including video lectures and online conferences);
– Conferences and round tables;
– Creation of online content (publications, videos, graphics) on academic and educational resources;
– Creation and/or promotion of an Internet platform for networking and information exchange in academia;
– Publishing reviews of publications on Ukrainian issues.

The submission must be submitted by 12 July 2020 (23:59 GMT+3).

The budget of the project is a maximum of 10 000 EUR (or 300 000 UAH, including all mandatory taxes and fees that must be paid per the current legislation of Ukraine and international law).

We accept projects from the cultural, educational, and research centres and institutions in Europe and North America. However, the Ukrainian Institute welcomes the cooperation between Ukrainian institutions and foreign ones, but only the foreign institution can apply for the Programme.  This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sequestration of Ukraine’s state budget, the Ukrainian Institute is announcing the program later than planned, but we hope that we will still be able to support of short-term projects or those that are in the final stage of implementation.

Importantly, the project must be implemented and completed by 30 November. Our financial year ends on 31 December, so we’re taking the last month of the year to finalize reporting and process any outstanding payments. This year’s budget is not transferable to 2021. So, to secure all payments we are asking all applicants to complete the project by the end of November.

To learn more about the Programme follow the link.

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Civil Society in Russia Research Grant 

Civil Society in Russia Research Grant 

Thanks to a grant from the US-Russia Foundation, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring grants with stipends of up to $6,000 for the purposes of conducting graduate research related to the rule of law, governance, economy, business, and civil society in Russia. These grants are intended to provide opportunities for young scholars to make connections with Russian peers and senior specialists, promoting long-term professional relations, and to foster the next generation of Russia experts.

Graduate students in MA programs and professional schools are strongly encouraged to apply. PhD students at the predissertation level may apply for pre-dissertation research. 

The grants may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF, and other similarly fully-funded dissertation research fellowships.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be M.A., Ph.D., and professional school students enrolled at a US university
  • Applicants may be of any nationality
  • Applicants who are Ph.D. students should be at the predissertation level (those who are Ph.D. candidates [ABD] should instead apply for the ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant and/or the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship)
  • Applicant must have language proficiency necessary to conduct proposed research
  • Applicant must plan to conduct research in Russia
  • Applicant must be a member of ASEEES at the time of application
  • Applicant must plan to start the research travel by no later the January 31, 2021

GRANT AMOUNT
The grant amount is maximum $6,000, which must be spent on expenses outside the US conducting research in Russia. NOTE: The fellowship does not support tuition and fee payments to the applicant’s US home institution.

DEADLINE
Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2020 (Notifications will be made by May 15)

TO APPLY
Complete the online application, which includes:

  • A two-page, single-spaced, maximum 1000-word (exluding footnotes, bibliography) description of the research scope, analytical framework, methodology, budget, and timeline;
  • A CV no longer than two pages;
  • Graduate transcript(s) (unofficial copy allowed);
  • Two letters of professional reference due April 8, 2020 (one must be from the main thesis advisor)

APPLICATION REVIEW
All files are reviewed by an independent panel that values clarity of argument to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

CONTACT
Please contact aseees.grants@pitt.edu with any further questions.

PROMOTE
Please feel free to print this flyer or to email it to eligible students.