Funding: Kennan Institute’s Title VIII Research Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2023

The deadline for the Kennan Institute’s Title VIII Research Scholarship is next Tuesday, January 31. The Kennan Institute is proud to host Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. 

For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucasus, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,500 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their fellowship.

One round of competitive Title VIII Research Scholar selection is held per year. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is January 31, 2023. Application materials may be submitted by email. Decisions on appointment will be made in early March; awardees are able to commence their appointments as early as July. For more information and to apply, please visit our site here:

The Research Scholar Program 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.

Please send any questions you might have on the grant to Victoria Pardini (

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