Funding: International Vladimir Nabokov Society Research Grants

Deadline: June 20, 2023

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is pleased to announce a new research support program: small grants to help graduate students and independent scholars travel to access archival and other site-restricted materials. The maximum grant is $600, and the deadline is June 20, 2023. See more information and a link to the application form.

Funding: 2024 BASEES Women’s Forum Prizes

Deadline: July 1, 2023

Nominations are now open for the 2024 BASEES Women’s Forum Prizes. Nominations for the book and article/chapter prizes should be submitted by 1st July 2023. Please do submit your eligible publications for consideration!

The Forum will offer three prize awards this coming year, for scholarly works of high quality either produced by a woman or which furthers knowledge about gender and diversity relevant to the East European, Russian and Eurasian region, in the following categories:

a) A singly or jointly authored book OR a singly or jointly authored edited collection.
b) A scholarly article or book chapter.
c) A postgraduate conference paper, to be given at the BASEES conference in 2024.

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Funding: Dumbreck Doctoral Research Scholarship in Slavonic Studies

Deadline: May 26, 2023

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) is offering one Dumbreck Scholarship for doctoral study in any field of Slavonic Studies, tenable from October 2023.

The scholarship (consisting of an award of £12,000 per annum, renewable for a maximum of three years) is open to students to cover tuition fees at the UK rate, with the remainder contributing to maintenance. For current research fees see:

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Sustaining Ukrainian Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The New Europe College (NEC Bucharest) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Sofia) announce a Call for Applications for their joint programme to support scholars from the regions affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, etc.). The programme is aimed at qualified researchers (post-doctoral level) in the humanities and the social sciences, including law and economics, who intend to pursue a project of their own choosing. The selected applicants will have the opportunity to spend an extended period (ideally one or two semesters, between October 2023 and July 2024) as Fellows, resident in either Bucharest or Sofia, where they will enjoy all the benefits associated with a fellowship (stipend, accommodation, academic and administrative assistance, integration into international academic networks).

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Funding: ASEEES Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize, established in 1990 and named in honor of Professor Holmgren in 2021, is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The winner of the competition receives $300, free roundtrip domestic airfare to and accommodations at the ASEEES Annual Convention and an honorary ASEEES membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.


Rules of eligibility for the Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize competition are as follows:

ASEEES Regional Affiliates and Institutional Members are invited to hold their own competitions for best essay among their graduate students, and submit the winning paper to the Holmgren Graduate Student Prize Committee.

Institutional Members not holding internal competitions are still invited to submit a (single) nomination from their Institution. (For example, a student attending a university among our list of Institutional Members might approach their advisor regarding putting forth their essay. The advisor may submit this essay, provided it meets all other eligibiity requirements. We recommend that the advisor checks with their colleagues to ensure that only one essay per Institutional Member is submitted.)

Essay author must be a graduate student and must have written the essay in English while in a graduate program.

Essays can be any of several formats:

  • Expanded versions of conference papers
  • Graduate level seminar papers
  • Master’s Thesis Chapters
  • Dissertation Chapters
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James H. Billington Fellowship (Kennan Institute)

Deadline: May 15, 2023

The Kennan Institute seeks applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years for the James H. Billington Fellowship to conduct research on Russian history and culture. The Billington Fellowship was established in 2016 in tribute to the co-founder of the Kennan Institute, Director Emeritus of the Wilson Center, and Librarian Emeritus of Congress, James H. Billington. Dr. Billington has made enduring contributions to the field of Russian Studies, and in our nation’s ability to understand and maintain bridges of dialogue with the Russian people. He is not only the author of The Icon and the Axe (1966), Fire in the Minds of Men (1980), and Russia in Search of Itself (2004), among other seminal works; he is the visionary behind the Open World Leadership Center, which has facilitated the travel of over 24,000 individuals from Eurasia to the United States to meet with members of Congress and visit across the United States.

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Funding: 2023 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2023

The Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 9th annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2022-23 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2023.

The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Clements Center for National Security and theStrauss Center for International Security and Law with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project’s mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.

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Call for Applications: Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC Award in Space Policy

Deadline: May 31, 2023

The Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce the call for applications for the inaugural Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC Award in Space Policy. This $2000 award, sponsored by Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC, will be given to an exceptional UT-Austin student engaged in research related to space policy or interested in pursuing work related to space policy analysis and development after graduation. Applicants should be continuing graduate students in policy, social sciences, or law, and should have a demonstrated interest in space policy and a commitment to pursuing a career in the field. To apply for the Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC Award in Space Policy, please send the following information to Ali Prince at

  • Your CV
  • A 500-word essay describing your interest in the field, your academic, professional, and/or extracurricular experiences that relate to space policy, and how these experiences inform your interest in the field and plans for a career in space policy.

Please email Ali Prince directly with any questions.

Funding: TCE Summer Internship Fund

Deadline: May 29, 2023

Through this Texas Career Engagement grant, students receive funding of $15 per hour up to a maximum amount of $2,000 based on internship hours completed between the first and last class day of the summer (June 1- August 11, 2023). Selected students will receive funds in two disbursements: the first after the application has been accepted and the second in the last weeks of the internship. The internship host-employer is required to submit a confirmation of the intern’s hours for the second payment to be disbursed. The amount of the funding may be recalculated based on the final total hours completed at the internship.

Students who have unpaid internships and who receive additional UT funding for the internship – such as a stipend from your department or other UT office – can apply for the TCE Internship Fund.

The amount of this fund is limited and applicants are prioritized by financial need; therefore, not all applicants will be selected to receive funding.

Apply here.