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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Fellowship: Graduate Women in Public Policy (Washington DC)

Deadline: June 3, 2021

The Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy program is now accepting applications until the deadline on June 3rd. The program places fellows in the Washington, D.C. offices of Members of Congress and congressional committees. Additionally, fellows meet once a week at issue seminars with women’s advocates, congressional staff, researchers, and lobbyists. This program is unique—it is the only graduate-level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.

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Grad. Program: MA in Slavic at UChicago

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Students seeking to improve their qualifications for Ph.D. programs or work in the professions might be interested in the University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. MAPH offers a concentration in Russian and East European Studies and also a Two-Year Language Option, which allows students in good standing to take a second year of courses devoted to language study with a 95% tuition remission (for the second year). The one-year program focuses on development of theoretical/analytical skills.

The deadline to apply for next year is April 30. A more detailed description is found below.

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Funding: Nominations for Dissertation Grants (National Institute of Social Sciences)

Deadline: April 16, 2021

The National Institute of Social Sciences is pleased to invite qualifying institutions to nominate a candidate for our Dissertation Grants Program competition for 2021. NISS Dissertation Grants are designed to support outstanding Ph.D. students who need additional resources to complete doctoral work that promises to significantly advance their fields of study.  

For 2021, NISS is seeking nominations in the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology. Interdisciplinary projects that include one or more of these fields as a major component may also be considered.

The submission deadline for this year’s competition is Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

You can learn more and submit an application here

Grad. Program: Contemporary Russian Studies and Regional Studies Consortium (UVA)

Deadline: May 1, 2021

UVA’s programs in regional studies have partnered to create a vibrant intellectual and professionally minded community for master’s students that multiplies their academic and career opportunities. The four separate degree programs allow students to engage directly with cultural, historical and political experts on the topics and populations that are most central to their research interests. At the same time, the regional studies consortium provides students with communal training in research methods and professional writing, access to academic exchanges and industry-based internships, and interaction with a network of accomplished graduates in shared employment sectors.

The four MA programs are: East Asian Studies; European Studies; Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures; and Contemporary Russian Studies

For students interested in the new Consortium on Regional Studies, visit the website for more information.

Funding: Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Southeastern Europe (AISEES)

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The American Institute for Southeast European Studies (AISEES) announces the availability of 3 fellowships for US graduate students and early postdoctoral scholars in the United States to support research in Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia) for research conducted within the 18-month period of June 2021 and December 2022. Awards will be made for a maximum of $3000 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related disciplines are eligible.

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Acad. Job: Post-Doc in Catholic Studies (U Kentucky)

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a one-year post-doctoral position in Catholic Studies with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

Those with expertise in vernacular expression of religion and faith are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have PhD in hand, having completed a dissertation related to some aspect of Church History, Catholic art, Catholic architecture, Catholic music, Catholic liturgy, Catholicism and literature, the sociology of Catholicism, the anthropology of Catholic communities, gender and Catholicism, Catholic Philosophy, Jewish-Catholic relations, Islamic-Catholic relations, Catholic mission history, Catholicism in Latin American society or politics, Catholicism in China or Japan, Biblical Studies, Catholicism and the environment, or another field centered on Catholic tradition, experience, or impact.

More details are available at this link: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/317513

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.

Grad. Program: MA Dual-Degree in Russian and East European Studies (Penn/European University, St. Petersburg)

Deadline: March 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the University of Pennsylvania and the European University at St. Petersburg have opened admissions for a dual-degree M.A. program in Russian and East European Studies, which will welcome its first cohort of students this coming fall.

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Acad. Job: Doctoral Fellowship in Literature & Area Studies (University of Oslo)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Slavic Studies is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal for a doctoral dissertation related to the following research topic: figurative language and its role in crisis understanding and management.

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