Category Archives: Funding

Funding: 2019 Hungarian Studies Association Book Prize

Deadline for Nominations: June 15, 2019

The 2019 Hungarian Studies Association Book Prize

Sponsored by the Hungarian Studies Association, the goal of the book prize is to recognize quality scholarship in Hungarian studies and support Hungarian studies in the United States. The book prize is awarded biennially for the most important contribution to Hungarian studies originally published in English in the previous two calendar years. The HSA Book Prize carries a cash award and is presented at the meeting of the Hungarian Studies Association at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Continue reading

Funding: ASEEES Grad Student Research Grants

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2019

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is calling for applications to two research grant opportunities for graduate students enrolled in US institutions: the ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant and the new Civil Society in Russia Research Grant. Continue reading

Funding: Wisconsin Russia Project Research Fellowship (U Wisconsin Madison)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2019

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for Wisconsin Russia Project postdoctoral research fellowships (for US and/or Russian social scientists) and pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships (for Russian social scientists), funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Fellows are expected to be in residence in Madison, Wisconsin, and to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. Fellows will conduct research in consultation with UW-Madison faculty and will join a vibrant community of scholars working on the social science of Russia.

The application deadline for both competitions is March 1, 2019.

More detailed information about the program, eligibility, and how to apply are available on the Wisconsin Russia Project website:
One-year postdoctoral research fellowships (2019-2020)

One-semester pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships (fall 2019 or spring 2020)

Questions may be addressed to Amy Beilke, Wisconsin Russia Project graduate assistant, at

Funding: Prizes for Literary Work on Nabokov (Nabokov Society)

Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2019

Prizes and scholarships for Nabokov students, scholars, and writers
International Vladimir Nabokov Society Prizes

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is delighted to announce a new group of prizes, generously funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation. Applications are encouraged for all eligible work. There are prizes for undergraduate and post-graduate work, for PhDs, for articles, and for books. 

Administration and Funding: These prizes are administered, selected, and awarded by the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, and funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation. In all cases they will be awarded only where there is work of sufficient merit. Continue reading

CFP: Sozopol Fiction Seminar (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Deadline for Submissions: February 25, 2019

June 13–17, 2019
SOZOPOL Fiction Seminars: Creative Writing Edition:

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation offers a call for participation in the twelfth annual edition of the Sozopol Seminars which will take place between June 13-172019, in the ancient town of Sozopol, Bulgaria.

Fiction writers from Bulgaria and English-speaking countries, including but not limited to Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, are invited to apply. Fiction works in the genres of the novel and the short story are accepted for submission. Continue reading

Funding: Grad/Postdoc Research Fellowships (AISEES)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

AISEES announces the availability of 3 fellowships for US graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the United States to support research in the Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia). Awards will be made for a maximum of $3000 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible.
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Prof. Devt: Workshop on Foreign Policy and Security (U Illinois at U-C)

Deadline for Funding: February 18th, 2019

From  June 12-14,  2019, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be hosting a workshop on US – Russia – Future: A Foreign Policy and Security Studies Workshop.

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Prof. Devt: Summer Research Lab (University of Illinois)

Deadline for funding: February 18, 2019

For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library’s famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this year, from June 10 to August 2, 2019. The SRL is open to all scholars with research interests in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Graduate students, academics, independent scholars, librarians, and government employees are encouraged to apply.

About the Program

With hundreds of thousands of volumes in Russian, East European, and Eurasian languages, alongside extensive microfilm collections of rare and archival materials, the University Library at Illinois ranks among the best research collections in the world. The SRL provides scholars with the opportunity to work extensively with these resources, at any stage of their work. Many important books and articles have been written in our collections over the years. Graduate students find a trip to Illinois an excellent way to plan their research and begin work on their dissertations.

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Funding: Davis Fellowships for Middlebury Summer Intensive Language Program (Monterey)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019, 11:59pm PST

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is honored to award up to 10 Davis Fellowships for Peace this coming summer! These 10 recipients will receive a full tuition scholarship to Middlebury’s Summer Intensive Language Program at Monterey.

The deadline to submit a completed application is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., pacific time.

All students will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Next steps:
Apply to the Summer Intensive Language Program
Apply to the Davis Fellowship for Peace

Funding: Interdisciplinary Art Grant: Spotlight on Bulgaria

Deadline for Applications: April 26, 2019

Interdisciplinary Art Grant: Spotlight on Bulgaria


The Interdisciplinary Art Grant, solely funded by the American Foundation for Bulgaria, is designed by the Council for European Studies, the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. This collaborative event is aligned with CES’ upcoming theme for the 26th International Conference of Europeanists, “Sovereignties in Contention: Nations, Regions and Citizens in Europe.” The grant is intended to support collaborative, interdisciplinary work produced by emerging and established artists in Bulgaria, as well as Bulgarians in other countries. New work and work in progress is eligible.

One prize in the amount of $3000 will be awarded in May 2019. A multi-disciplinary selection committee, assembled from the founding organizations mentioned above, will choose the winners. The winning entry will receive a check for $3000[1] for creating and producing the work, along with public recognition in a special edition of EuropeNow and announcement in the European Studies Newsletter, as well as various social media sites. In addition, each of the awardees will receive one year of complimentary individual membership with the Council for European Studies (CES).

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