Category Archives: Funding

Funding: Grants for SRAS Study Abroad Programs

Deadline for Applications: Varies By Grant

Scholarships Applicable to SRAS Programs

The following opportunities are generally applicable to SRAS programs. Note that some (but not all) require participants to be enrolled in a program supported by an American university. These are still applicable if your SRAS program is supported by your home university. Contact SRAS for details.  Continue reading

Funding: Tucker-Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2019

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

Prof. Dev: Student Essay Competition (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2019

2019 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition Submissions Now Being Accepted

The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its annual essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

Submissions should be emailed to by Tuesday, April 30!

Please visit the Midwest Slavic Association’s webpage for full information on the competition details and submission requirements. If you have any questions about the competition, please feel free to send an email to

Funding: Postdoctoral Fellowship of Russian Studies (Indiana)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2019

Call for Applications: Russian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington

The Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute (REEI) and Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship begins August 1, 2019 and is for one year, until July 31, 2020. The fellowship is renewable for up to one additional year. Applicants should be scholars conducting research on Russia while contributing to interdisciplinary and international debates. Special consideration will be given to scholars who have conducted extensive field research and have strong Russian language skills. The fellowship is $50,000/year and includes benefits. This postdoctoral fellowship is provisional and contingent upon RSW’s receipt of a grant.

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Funding: Research Grants (ASEEES)

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 GrantContinue reading

Funding: 100&Change Grant (MacArthur Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: August 2019

100&Change is the MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. They consider proposals from any field or problem area.

Visit the website for more information on this incredible opportunity!

Funding: Postdoc Research Scholarship (Gerda Henkel Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: June 12, 2019

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has opened applications for their Postdoctoral Research Scholarship. Basic Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Criteria: Applications for a “research scholarship for post-doctoral researchers” may only be made if applicants received their PhD within the last ten years. The relevant date is that on the PhD certificate.

The dissertation must have already been published at the time the application is made. The presentation of a publishing contract is not sufficient in this regard. The topic of the proposed research project must clearly differ from the topic of the PhD thesis.

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