Funding: Postdoc Grants from Bassi Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

The Bassi Foundation is pleased to provide a small number of postdoctoral grants, the sizes of which vary by year. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a 2-page statement of research, a writing sample not exceeding 10,000 words, and a copy of their CV to Applications are assessed as part of a double-blind peer review process.
The results for this cycle will be released in May 2020, contact the foundation for more information

Funding: Bassi Scholarship for Publishing Grad Students

Spring Deadline: March 31, 2021
Summer Deadline: July 27, 2021

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline and are awarded three times per year: December, April, and August. The value of the scholarships are remitted through editorial assistance as follows:

Master’s candidates: $750
Doctoral candidates: $2,500
Junior academics: $500

These figures reflect the upper bracket of costs of editorial assistance for master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and academic journal articles, respectively. All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. There are no institutional, departmental, or national restrictions.

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International Communism-Themed Research Competition for Young Scholars (Estonian Institute of Historical Memory)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (EIHM) has announced an international research competition on communism. We invite researchers aged up to 35 (included) to participate in the competition with their academic publications or unpublished Master’s and Doctoral theses on the history of communist ideology or the various aspects of communist regimes’ activities. The topics do not need to be related to Estonia’s history.

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Society for International Affairs Scholarship

Deadline: April 2, 2021

As part of their educational mission, SIA has established a program that awards scholarships to students with a demonstrated interest in the field of international trade or related fields of study. Our hope is that the scholarship program will serve SIA’s members while also encouraging and equipping individuals to pursue a career in international trade. It is no secret in the age of Export Controls Reform (ECR) that the field is growing, and industry as well as the government have need for qualified professionals. The SIA Scholarship Program strives to assist in filling this need. In the past, scholarships have been granted to support studies in a wide variety of areas, including:

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Lang. Training: Summer Language Institute (Pitt)

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2021

The priority application deadline for Pitt’s Summer Language Institute is coming up in one week on March 1st. Apply online

What is a “priority” application deadline? 
Applicants who meet the deadline will be prioritized for admission in high demand classes and will receive full consideration for an SLI Scholarship. Also, March 1st is a strict deadline for eligible applicants to apply for a summer FLAS from Pitt’s CREEES (FLAS applications are right on the SLI admissions application).

What happens after March 1st? 
After March 1st, SLI welcome applications on a rolling basis throughout the spring and for as long as classes have open spots and/or funding is still available. Space in high demand courses and scholarship funding can become depleted as the spring wears on, so later applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible after the priority deadline. Prospective participants may also write to us directly at to inquire about the availability of space and funding in their language/level.
SLI’s intensive programs are scheduled to begin on June 7th in Pittsburgh and online.

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Graduate and Undergraduate Essay Contest on Dostoevsky-Related Topics

Deadline: June 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Readers’ Advisory Board of the North American Dostoevsky Society is running another student essay contest! This year, we are looking for outstanding undergraduate- and graduate-student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. Nominate your best students… or nominate yourself! See the two separate CFPs below for more details. Good luck!

Note: because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the competition to encompass 2019-21. Please note the updated submission date of June 1, 2021 (submissions are welcome on a rolling basis).

Undergraduate CFP

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites IDS/NADS members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. (If you are not a member of IDS or NADS, you can join at Students are welcome to nominate their own work, in which case IDS/NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay. The winner of the undergraduate contest will receive free membership in NADS for one year and a Dostoevsky-themed swag.

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Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Hobart & William Smith Colleges)

Deadline: March 30, 2021

The Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is open to pre-doctoral candidates nearing completion of the dissertation and MFA candidates who have completed their coursework and are beginning work on their thesis.

The Fisher Center at HWS brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.

You can learn more about this opportunity, including the theme set for Fisher Center events from 2021-2022 at the following link:

Scholars in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  The Fisher Center is especially interested in candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the HWS campus.

Funding: Academic Research Fellowship Extended Deadline (ACTR)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The application deadline has been extended to February 15th for the fully funded Academic Fellowships in Russia

Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia program (AFR) supports U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars as they conduct research for three to nine consecutive months on topics within the social sciences disciplines in Russia. 

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Funding: ASEEES Internship Grant

Deadline: March 8, 2021

Call for Applications: ASEEES Internship Grant Program

ASEEES is pleased to announce the 2021 competition for the Internship Grant Program:

This program provides MA, PhD, and professional school students and recent graduates with grants that make it possible for them to accept unpaid or underpaid internships in areas directly related to Russian studies. The program promotes the entry of young scholars with considerable Russian studies expertise into sectors outside of traditional academia. These internships must be in the US and should be substantial in duration and responsibilities, lasting two months for summer internships and four months for internships during a semester in the regular academic year. The grant offers $2,000 a month, to be paid directly to the grantee during their internship.

*Please help us disseminate the information about this program by sharing this announcement with any interested graduate students and recent graduates.

Deadline: March 8

Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars)

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

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