Category Archives: Funding

Funding: Billington Fellowship (Wilson Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

The Kennan Institute seeks applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years for the newly established Billington Fellowship to conduct research on Russian history and culture.

The Billington Fellowship offers a monthly stipend of $3,500, research facilities, a research intern, and computer access. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the grant. Awardees are expected to begin their appointments within six months of accepting the fellowship.

The Billington Fellow will be based at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. for a nine-month term (one academic year). Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress. While conducting research, the Billington Fellow will be expected to actively participate in discussions with the policy and academic communities. These discussions can be in the form of speaking engagements at the Wilson Center and potentially outside of Washington D.C., as well as attending meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center. Upon completion of the fellowship, the Billington Fellow will join our growing list of alumni, for whom the Kennan Institute will continue to offer opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

Applicants for the Billington Fellowship must hold a Ph.D. awarded within the past 10 years. Preference will be given to proposed research in the fields of Russian history and culture. There is no citizenship restriction on this grant.

The deadline for this competition is May 15. To apply, please complete the attached application form according to the instructions and submit by email to: kennan@wilsoncenter.org

Please note that the application form calls for two letters of recommendation for the proposed research. Instructions for obtaining and sending reference letters are on the application form.

Funding: Academic Fellowships in Russia (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: April 16, 2018

American Councils is pleased to announce the launch of the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program. Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) will support U.S. graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the social sciences, post-doctoral fellows, university faculty, and independent scholars to conduct on-site research and fieldwork in Russia for periods of three to nine months on topics within the social science disciplines.

About the Program

Designed to expand the accessibility of Russia-based research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on Russia, AFR supports contacts between U.S. fellows and their academic counterparts in Russia, provides academic affiliation at Russian institutions in support of scholar’s research objectives, and works with sponsoring institutions to provide archive access or other research support. Applicants should be prepared to consult with Russian scholars regarding research plans and objectives while in-country and to coordinate in-country travel with their host institutions. Following the completion of the research term, AFR fellows will provide a plan for the dissemination of their findings designed to strengthen and broaden current scholarship in the social sciences related to Russia and U.S.-Russian relations.

AFR Awards for 2018-2019

It is expected that 12 to 20 fellowships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year, ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 each, with actual levels of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period and the academic rank of the awardee. Support includes housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support and economy class travel to and from the fellow’s academic home in the U.S. and the host city in Russia. Additional research-related travel (in-country) may be supported at the recommendation of the AFR Selection Committee.

Selection Criteria

AFR awardees are selected through a two-tiered peer-review process that includes scholars from the candidate’s field of specialization as well as a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary. The selection process is designed to take into account the candidate’s academic background and stage of career. All applicants are expected to specify why the period of on-site research is essential for completion of the project proposal and realistic in terms of available time and likely overseas resources. Candidates will be requested to provide evidence of Russian language proficiency sufficient to successfully carry out the project proposal. In certain cases, overseas language support may be available to successful candidates, at the direction of the AFR selection committee.

Applications & Inquiries:

The application deadline for the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program is April 16, 2018. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline. Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens, and all AFR programs must take place between September 15, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application (https://www.americancouncils.org/programs/academic-fellowships-program-russia).

Please direct inquiries regarding the program or application process to the AC Research Scholars Program Officer at American Councils for International Education (phone: 202-833-7522; email: researchabroad@americancouncils.org.

Funding: Dissertation Research Grant (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up. Continue reading

Funding: Grant for Research (IHRCA)

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2018

Grant-in-Aid Awards

The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grant-in-Aid Awards to support a visit in order to conduct research in our collections. Awards are available through co-sponsorship from the Immigration History Research Center and the IHRCA through the ethnic and general funds.

This award is open to scholars of all levels, including independent scholars, and supports a research visit of 5 days or more. Typically, awards are for $1,000, and four awards are given each year. The application is due June 1 of each year, and IHRCA aims to inform all applicants of their application status within 2 months, by July 30th of same year. The research visit is to occur within the next 13 months. Continue reading

Funding: Kazakh, Uzbek & Uyghur Language Study (CESSI)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for the Title VIII Fellowship! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the following intensive courses:

  • Beginning Kazakh
  • Intermediate Kazakh
  • Beginning Uzbek
  • Intermediate Uzbek
  • Beginning Uyghur

U.S. citizens who are graduate students (including incoming students), scholars, and working professionals are eligible for the Title VIII Fellowship. Fellowships cover full tuition at CESSI plus a $2,500 stipend for the summer. International students and undergraduates may still apply for the tuition remission scholarship.

More about CESSI:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program. In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great opportunity for participants to gain language skills before conducting fieldwork or applying for jobs abroad.

CESSI will take place June 18 – August 10, 2018Apply as soon as possible!

Contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu or call 608-265-6298 with any questions.

Funding: Summer Language Institute (Uni. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute has substantial scholarship funding (tuition scholarship awards of $3500 – $5500) remaining for the following programs:

  • Intensive Beginning Turkish, 8-credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018).
  • Intensive Beginning Czech, 6-credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Ukrainian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Slovak, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Beginning Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive Intermediate Polish, 6 credits (June 4 – July 13, 2018)
  • Intensive 4th-year Russian, 8 credits (June 4 – July 28, 2018)

The courses will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language instruction.  In addition to daily language lessons, students are exposed to culture through classroom activities, singing, films, excursions to relevant local sites and restaurants, and English-language lectures.

Abroad courses are also available, and students may use these scholarships toward those programs; For details please see sli.pitt.edu 

Apply here, and please note: the University will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until the course is full or scholarship funds have been exhausted. Contact sliadmin@pitt.edu with any questions.

The University will accept applications on a rolling basis until classes are full and/or scholarship funds are exhausted.

Funding: Dissertation Research Grants (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Call for Applications: ASEEES Dissertation Research Grants for 2018-2019 

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up. Continue reading

Funding: Title VIII Fellowship (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Indiana University is currently accepting applications for Title VIII fellowships for study in its 2018 Summer Language Workshop.

Department of State Title VIII fellowships provide tuition and expenses for graduate students and scholars of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to attend summer language training programs.

Title VIII fellows in the Indiana Workshop earn a year’s worth of credit in intensive, academically challenging language courses, strengthened by career development seminars and cultural programming.

Learn more: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/funding

Apply today: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Funding: Catherine Prelinger Award (CCWH)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

Catherine Prelinger Award

The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

These funds were originally granted to CCWH by an anonymous donor in honor of the many years of work this organization has devoted to exploring women’s history, encouraging opportunities for women in the historical profession, and in educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship (CCWH)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

Ida B. Wells - Library of Congress
Ida B. Wells (Library of Congress)

The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.

The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.

For more information, and to apply, click here.