Funding: Graduate Student Research Award Competition Now Open (Polish Studies Association)

Deadline: September 1, 2021

The Polish Studies Association is now accepting applications for a research award in the amount of $2,000. The award is intended to support active, graduate-level research on projects pertaining to Polish topics across all disciplines and methodological approaches; it is not intended as a write-up grant. Applications are due September 1, 2021 and include a two-page description of the project, a schedule of the research plan (including the location of relevant documents), and a budget. Please also include contingency plans to take into account any COVID-related restrictions on materials or opening times. All applicants for PSA awards must be current members of the Polish Studies Association. To join or renew your membership, please click here. Applications for funds to support digitizing or scanning of materials in Polish collections must specify how/by whom the work will be done. The winner will be announced at the PSA annual member meeting to be held at the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies convention on Friday, November 19, 2021 and funds will be made available to recipients soon thereafter.

Please submit application materials to:

Kate Wroblewski (mwroblew@umich.edu)

Michał Wilczewski (michal.wilczewski@northwestern.edu)

Funding: Call for 2021 Grant Applications (The Malevich Society)

Deadline: September 30, 2021

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2021 grant applications.

 Based in New York, the Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

 In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities related to his history and memory.

 The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.

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CFP: Bobby R Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The June 30th deadline for submitting papers in the 7th annual Inman Award competition is rapidly approaching!

This competition recognizes the best 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 2020-21 academic year. 

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Funding: Research Fellowships in REEE Area (American Councils)

Deadline: October 1, 2021

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories: 

Title VIII Research Scholar Program: 

Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. 

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: 

Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. 

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2021 AWSS Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize

Deadline: September 1, 2021

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women’s or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by a scholar of any gender.

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Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Location: Remote (New York, NY)

Position Summary

Freedom House is seeking three (3) motivated candidates to inaugurate the nine-month Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship program. Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship analysis on political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories. Produced since 1973, it is the most widely read and cited report of its kind, used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, academics, activists, and others. The most recent edition of Freedom in the World, published in March 2021, was cited in the Washington Post, the AtlanticNBC NewsCNN, the BBC, and in a March 3 speech about US foreign policy by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, among many other places.  

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CFP: Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2021 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence


The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 7th 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 2020-21 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2021. 

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Funding: Virtual Travel Fellowships (American Literary Translators Association)

Deadline: April 19, 2021

Reminder that the American Literary Translators Association is offering Virtual Travel Fellowships, an opportunity for emerging translators closing next week.
Each year, ALTA offers a number of fellowships to emerging translators to assist them in participating in the annual ALTA conference. This year with the shift to a mixed-presence conference, ALTA is once again pivoting its annual Travel Fellowship program to a Virtual Travel Fellowship program: the selected Fellows will each receive a $500 prize and their work will be celebrated with a virtual reading during the conference.

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Study Abroad: Hungarian Studies Balassi Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2021

Call for scholarship application of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary for the credit-based Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies Programme in the academic year of 2021/2022.

The scholarship is intended for individuals of non-Hungarian citizenship (and of non-Hungarian decency) to increase their Hungarian language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary.

The objective of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and “Hungarology” knowledge of graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies. The two-semester course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the University of Pécs and with KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia Kft. (KKM MDA Kft., a background institution of the MFA)

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