Book Prize: Humanities and Social Sciences re: Slovakia

Deadline: May 1, 2024

At its annual November meeting, during the 2024 ASEEES conference, the Slovak Studies Association will award a prize for the best book in the humanities and social sciences about Slovakia published in 2022 or later.  Submissions must be in English, but they may be published anywhere in the world.  The authors must be members in good standing of the SSA.

Authors may submit articles, chapters, and graduate papers as hard copies or in electronic form (PDF).  However, submissions for the Best Book Award must be in hard copy, unless they are only published electronically, in which case a PDF may be emailed to the chair of the prize committee.  The review committee will not return any submitted items. The deadline for postmarking submissions for the Best Book Prize is 1 May 2024.  

Continue reading “Book Prize: Humanities and Social Sciences re: Slovakia”

Deadline Extended: Kennan Institute Title VIII Pre-Tenure Grant

Deadline: February 15, 2024

The Kennan Institute has extended our pre-tenure scholar grant deadline. Applications will close next Thursday, February 15. Please find more information about the grant below. Any questions on the available grants can be sent to kennan@wilsoncenter.org. Please do forward this opportunity to any other colleagues who might be interested!

TITLE VIII PRE-TENURE SCHOLARSHIPS | DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024

Title VIII Pre-Tenure Scholarships lasting up to six months are available to academic participants seeking time for research but unable to conduct fieldwork. Applicants should have received their PhDs no earlier than spring 2014, and the grant is open to any untenured scholars working on or off the tenure track. Scholars will spend a semester in Washington, D.C. to conduct original research on new projects that advance the Title VIII mission. Policy relevant research proposals examining Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens.

More: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-pre-tenure-scholarships

IERES Petrach Program on Ukraine Fellowship, Resident and Non-Resident Opportunities

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) is calling for applications for three fellowship opportunities offered through the Elliott School’s Fund for Scholars Affected by the War in Ukraine and in partnership with the Kyiv School of Economics and the Ukrainian Global University. These opportunities are open to scholars who are based in Ukraine or were based there before February 24, 2022.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2024. 
Continue reading “IERES Petrach Program on Ukraine Fellowship, Resident and Non-Resident Opportunities”

Prize for a published article about the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation is offering a $10,000 prize for a published article about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This dreadful conflict has divided the world including those of us on the left. We therefore welcome entries that help us think about the war’s broad issues.

Topics may include self-determination for Ukraine; changes to the global and regional power balance; the effects of the fighting on the lives of both Ukrainians and Russians; how the war is reshaping both governments; how the war may limit or expand post-war possibilities for working people in both Ukraine and Russia, and the conditions of a just peace ending the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Daniel Singer was an idealistic socialist with a courageous respect for the facts on the ground. His journalism was descriptive, analytical and elegant. These are the qualities The Daniel Singer Foundation hopes to honor with the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize.

More about submissions

2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Download File: Newsletter – FY 2024 DDRA Competition.pdfThe International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) team at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowships competition. Please find attached the competition announcement newsletter.

The DDRA fellowship program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. Students may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research-related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

Continue reading “2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships”

Research and Pre-Tenure Scholarships (Kennan Institute)

Deadline: January 31, 2024

The Kennan Institute is proud to announce that there is still time to apply for Title VIII Research, Summer, and Pre-Tenure Fellowships. Applications will close next Wednesday, January 31. Please find more information about each grant below. Any questions on the available grants can be sent to kennan@wilsoncenter.org. Please do forward this to any other colleagues who might be interested.

TITLE VIII PRE-TENURE SCHOLARSHIPS | DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2024

Title VIII Pre-Tenure Scholarships lasting up to six months are available to academic participants seeking time for research but unable to conduct fieldwork. Applicants should have received their PhDs no earlier than spring 2014, and the grant is open to any untenured scholars working on or off the tenure track. Scholars will spend a semester in Washington, D.C. to conduct original research on new projects that advance the Title VIII mission. Policy relevant research proposals examining Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens. More: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-pre-tenure-scholarships

TITLE VIII RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS | DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2024

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are 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). 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-research-scholarships-0

Continue reading “Research and Pre-Tenure Scholarships (Kennan Institute)”

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central and East European Culture (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Deadline: February 15, 2024

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington (https://slavic.indiana.edu/) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central and East European Culture to begin in August 2024. The duration of the fellowship is two years with a teaching load of one course per semester. We welcome applications from early career scholars specializing in the cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, including specialists in media, literature, and the arts. The focus for this inaugural instance of the award will be on South Slavic and Balkan cultures. Eligible candidates will have received their Ph.D. degree within 7 years of the position’s start date. The postdoctoral fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for an emerging scholar to conduct research, teach, and engage in professional development at a top-tier research institution that includes Indiana University’s extensive holdings in its libraries and museums and an array of vibrant cross-disciplinary departments and programs. We seek a dynamic and original thinker who is committed to excellence in scholarship and is well-suited to teaching an introductory survey and an upper-level course for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a detailed description of their research program and teaching philosophy; a CV; a 20-30 page writing sample; and a one-page statement on how they would foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and teaching. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three individuals who could submit recommendation letters should the applicant proceed to the finalist stage.

Continue reading “Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central and East European Culture (Indiana University, Bloomington)”

Open Calls for International Fellowships (Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia)

Deadline: March 31, 2024

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia is pleased to announce its Open Calls for international fellowships for the 2024/2025 academic year. Our programmes are designed for researchers from the social sciences and the humanities at different stages of their career from all over the world.


Additional information can be found further below.

Continue reading “Open Calls for International Fellowships (Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia)”

Research and Pre-Tenure Scholarships (Kennan Institute)

Deadline: January 31, 2024

TITLE VIII RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS | DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2024

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are 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). 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-research-scholarships-0

Continue reading “Research and Pre-Tenure Scholarships (Kennan Institute)”

Research Grants Program and Resources (Princeton University Library)

The latest grant cycle for the Princeton University Library (PUL) Research Grants program, funded by the Friends of PUL, is now open and accepting proposals.

PUL collections of potential interest to SEEES scholars include but are not limited to the following:

Osip Mandel’shtam Papers

Georges Florovsky Papers

Print Ephemera from Ukraine

Children’s Books from Russia and Eastern Europe

Anatoly Naiman Papers

Kees Verheul Letters from Nadezhda Mandel’shtam

Clarence Brown Papers

Samizdat Editions of Works by Osip Mandel’shtam

Cold War Archival Collections in the Mudd Manuscript Library

Russian and East European Posters

LGBTQIA Print Ephemera and Gray Literature from Russia

Russian Zines

Rare Books and Periodicals from Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia

For digitized selections from the collections, please visit: https://dpul.princeton.edu/slavic

Please write to me with any questions about the collections. Collections about the grants themselves can be directed to pulgrant@princeton.edu.