Category Archives: Funding

Funding: Kazakh, Uzbek & Uyghur Language Study (CESSI)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for the Title VIII Fellowship! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the following intensive courses:

  • Beginning Kazakh
  • Intermediate Kazakh
  • Beginning Uzbek
  • Intermediate Uzbek
  • Beginning Uyghur

U.S. citizens who are graduate students (including incoming students), scholars, and working professionals are eligible for the Title VIII Fellowship. Fellowships cover full tuition at CESSI plus a $2,500 stipend for the summer. International students and undergraduates may still apply for the tuition remission scholarship.

More about CESSI:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program. In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great opportunity for participants to gain language skills before conducting fieldwork or applying for jobs abroad.

CESSI will take place June 18 – August 10, 2018Apply as soon as possible!

Contact or call 608-265-6298 with any questions.

Funding: Summer Language Institute (Uni. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute has substantial scholarship funding (tuition scholarship awards of $3500 – $5500) remaining for the following programs:

  • Intensive Beginning Turkish, 8-credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018).
  • Intensive Beginning Czech, 6-credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Ukrainian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Slovak, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Intermediate Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive 4th-year Russian, 8 credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018)

The courses will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language instruction.  In addition to daily language lessons, students are exposed to culture through classroom activities, singing, films, excursions to relevant local sites and restaurants, and English-language lectures.

Abroad courses are also available, and students may use these scholarships toward those programs; For details please see 

Apply here, and please note: the University will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until the course is full or scholarship funds have been exhausted. Contact with any questions.

The University will accept applications on a rolling basis until classes are full and/or scholarship funds are exhausted.

Funding: Dissertation Research Grants (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Call for Applications: ASEEES Dissertation Research Grants for 2018-2019 

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up. Continue reading

Funding: Title VIII Fellowship (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Indiana University is currently accepting applications for Title VIII fellowships for study in its 2018 Summer Language Workshop.

Department of State Title VIII fellowships provide tuition and expenses for graduate students and scholars of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to attend summer language training programs.

Title VIII fellows in the Indiana Workshop earn a year’s worth of credit in intensive, academically challenging language courses, strengthened by career development seminars and cultural programming.

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Funding: Catherine Prelinger Award (CCWH)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

Catherine Prelinger Award

The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

These funds were originally granted to CCWH by an anonymous donor in honor of the many years of work this organization has devoted to exploring women’s history, encouraging opportunities for women in the historical profession, and in educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship (CCWH)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

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Ida B. Wells (Library of Congress)

The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.

The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: LGBT Studies Research Fellowship (Yale U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 20, 2018

Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

The application deadline for the 2018-2019 Fellowship is April 20, 2018.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale University is proud to announce the second annual Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. The Fellowship is offered annually, and is designed to provide access to Yale resources in LGBT Studies for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area.

Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply. Scholars residing within 100 miles of New Haven are ineligible.

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Funding: Fellowships (Bogliasco Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender.

To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to those whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars and artists.

The Foundation only accepts applications submitted through the online application system. To access the system, you must first register for an account here, where you will also find a list of requirements that we strongly encourage you to read before beginning your application. Once registered, you may login as needed to work on your application by clicking on the “login” button indicated to the left.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: Einstein Fellowship (Einstein Forum)

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Einstein Fellowship

Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

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Funding: Fellowships (NIAS)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Individual Fellowship – non-Dutch

Individual fellowships for scholars with a non-Dutch affiliation, who wish to work on an individual project for 5 or 10 months. These fellowships are by application. The call for individual fellowships for the academic year 2019/20 is NOW OPEN.

Who can apply?

NIAS individual Fellowships are awarded to scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have have already made a considerable contribution to their field.

In order to be considered eligible for a fellowship by NIAS, the following criteria and rules are applicable:
• At least 3 years of post-Ph.D. degree academic experience
• Applicants must have an affiliation with a university or research institute during the period of the fellowship. The NIAS Fellowship does not constitute an employment relationship: the fellow is and remains an employee of his or her own university or research institute. NIAS is thus not obligated to make social insurance contributions or to contribute to pension or unemployment insurances
• Applicants can only apply for either an individual fellowship or a theme-group fellowship in a single year, not for both
• If applicants were granted with an earlier fellowship at NIAS, they can apply for a new fellowship 10 years after finishing the first fellowship
• A completed online application form with all requested documents uploaded

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