Funding: Title VIII Research and Summer Grants (Kennan Institute)

Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce its competitions for both the Title VIII Research Fellowship and the Title VIII Summer Grant, due January 31, 2021.

Given the current uncertainty due to the coronavirus and pandemic-related travel restrictions, we anticipate greater flexibility in the administration of fellowships. This may include the possibility of partial or fully remote work and delayed start dates for awarded fellows, contingent upon Wilson Center policies and grant requirements.

Detailed information about each grant is below, and more information about all other opportunities can be found HERE.

Title VIII Research Scholarship – Deadline: January 31, 2021

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply if they have successfully defended before taking residence. Research proposals examining the countries of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, and the Caucasus are eligible. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Title VIII Summer Grant – Deadline: January 31, 2021

Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on Russia and the other countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area should consider applying for the summer research fellowship. Policy-relevant research is preferred. The summer research fellowship must be used for two consecutive months between May-September, and applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Please send all questions and application materials to