Fellowships: RCEEE SG Student Award Opportunities for AAG 2016

Deadline: March 15, 2016

The Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group (RCEEE SG) is pleased to announce two student award opportunities (Paper Award, and Field Research Travel Award) for the 2015-16 academic year.  We offer a Student Paper Award ($150) and a Field Research Travel Award ($250).

Student Paper Award:

We invite submissions from all students who will present their paper either at the Annual AAG meeting or at a regional AAG meeting if attending the national meeting is impossible during the 2015-16 academic year. An award of $150 will be made to the best undergraduate or graduate student paper submitted to the RCEEE SG Student Paper Award Committee.

Guidelines for the Awards:
  • The competition is open to all student members of the AAG.
  • Papers will be judged on their overall quality, creativity and contribution to furthering the geographical understanding of Russia, Central Eurasia or Eastern Europe. We particularly encourage work that is well-informed about the study region and demonstrates familiarity with the appropriate scholarly literature.
  • Papers should be single-authored, double-spaced, in 12-point font, and no more than 20 pages in length (i.e., a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 8,000), excluding any references, tables, maps and figures, and a required abstract.
  • In the electronic submission, authors should indicate their name, institution, and level of study (BA, MA, PhD), as well as when and at what conference the paper was/will be presented.
  • To be considered for this award, students must submit electronic copies of their paper by March 15, 2016 to the chair of the RCEEE-SG Awards Committee, Nat Trumbull.

Field Research Travel Award:

The RCEEE-SG Field Research Travel Award is awarded to support student field research or research-related language study. The amount for this year’s award is $250.00.

Guidelines for the Awards:
  • The competition is open to all student members of the AAG.
  • We encourage proposals for exploratory and pre-dissertation field research, as well as projects that combine research and area studies if a compelling case is made. Such proposals should clearly indicate research questions or research themes,  significance and goals of the proposed travel, and a budget narrative that describes how the monetary award will be used.
  • Dissertation-related proposals should be 8-10 pages in length, 12 point font, and double spaced.  The proposal should clearly include research questions, literature review, conceptual framework, methodology, significance and goals of the proposed work, and a budget narrative that describes how the monetary award will be used.
  • If a student has already incurred expenses listed in the budget by the time of the award announcement, the student may use the award to cover those expenses.
  • To be considered for this award, students must submit electronic copies of their proposal by March 15, 2016 to the chair of the RCEEE-SG Awards Committee, Nat Trumbull

For questions or concerns, please contact Nat Trumbull