Research Opportunities

Junior Visiting Fellowship

IERES is offering a Junior Visiting Fellowship opportunity through the Elliott School Funds for Displaced Scholars and in partnership with the Kyiv School of Economics and the Ukrainian Global University.

This opportunity is open to post-doc and early career scholars who have obtained their PhD within the past 10 years who are based in Ukraine or were based there before Feb. 24, 2022.

Duration: 12 months
Timeframe: September 2022 – August 2023
Seats: 1
Funding: $60,000

Who may apply: Ukraine-based post-doc and early career scholars who have obtained their PhD within the past 10 years and are working on any topic related to international affairs, including international economics and area studies, are invited to apply to come to Washington, D.C. for a full year in residence at IERES to conduct their research and participate in our activities and events.

How to apply: Please fill out the online form and attach your CV, research proposal and cover letter. Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview, conducted in English.  

Application deadline: Aug. 21

Senior Visiting Fellowship

IERES is offering a Senior Visiting Fellowship opportunity through the Elliott School Funds for Displaced Scholars and in partnership with the Kyiv School of Economics and the Ukrainian Global University.

This opportunity is open to scholars who are based in Ukraine or were based there before Feb. 24, 2022.

Duration: One semester (5 months)
Timeframe: Spring 2023 (January through May)
Seats: 1
Funding: $35,000

Who may apply: Ukraine-based university professors or senior scholars working on any topic related to international affairs are invited to apply to come to Washington, D.C. for a semester in residence at IERES to conduct their research and participate in our activities and events.

How to apply: Please fill out this online form, which will ask you to attach your CV, research proposal and cover letter. Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview, conducted in English.  

Application deadline: Aug. 21

Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program

The Quincy Institute (QI) seeks a Research Fellow to join its Russia and Eurasia Program, headed by Dr. Anatol Lieven. Russian language skills are required as well as a high degree of expertise in Russia’s relations with the West and the politics and societies of Russia and other countries of the former USSR. The fellow’s key responsibility is to produce a high volume of original research, analysis and public communication to contribute to the debate in the United States on U.S. policy toward Russia and other countries of Eurasia through research papers, policy proposals, op-eds and media commentary. The program’s work advances the Quincy Institute’s goal of a U.S. national security strategy based on diplomatic engagement and military restraint. Candidates must be dedicated to advancing QI’s mission and vision.  

This position entails promoting the program’s work among decision-makers and contributing expert commentary to various media outlets. As such, the Research Fellow will respond to events of the day with rapid analysis to frame the media narrative, and will also build strong connections with the policy and media communities to maximize the visibility and influence of the research and analysis.  

More information here.

Posted July 25, 2022.

Russian Foreign and National Security Policy Fellow

The Security Studies Program in the Center for International Studies at MIT is soliciting applications for a two-year residential fellowship for scholars of post-Cold War Russian foreign and national security policy. We interpret this broadly, to include any aspect of Russia’s foreign relations including economic, political, military, or intelligence efforts. The fellow will be expected to participate fully in the activities of the Security Studies Program, and to interact intensively with faculty, students, and other fellows. Regular publication and other forms of outreach are central to the position.  Applicants from the scholarly or policy communities are welcome. There is some flexibility about career phase and seniority. Academics must, however, have their doctoral degree in hand. Others should demonstrate several years of practical and analytic experience.

Applications should include a current CV, a writing sample, and a brief discussion of the applicant’s planned research for the fellowship period. We will begin reviewing applications on Sept. 1, 2022. There is flexibility on starting dates, which could be as early as Jan. 1, 2023. Please send applications to [email protected].

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Fellowship in Support of Russia Related Internships and Research

The Jordan Center New York City Summer Fellowship in Support of Russia Related Internships and Research supports NYU undergraduate and MA students who have obtained unpaid Russia-related summer internships in New York City over the summer, or who seek to conduct Russia-related research in New York City over the summer. 

Application deadline: April 21

Fellowship in Advanced Research

The Jordan Center Fellowship in Advanced Research supports outstanding NYU doctoral students who seek to carry out dissertation research in Russian Studies.

Application deadline: May 1

Summer Fieldwork and Language Training Fellowship

The Jordan Center Fieldwork & Language Training Fellowship supports NYU doctoral or MA students who seek to continue study of the Russian language or conduct dissertation fieldwork during the summer session. The fellowship is designed to partially fund the cost of study or research during the summer semester. In light of the current situation, those who are interested in using funding from this program to cover the cost of online language courses may also apply. 

Application deadline: May 1

Visiting Scholars Program

The Jordan Center visiting scholar fellowship program aims to support scholars whose research interests are focused on Russia. The fellowship provides individuals with access to the NYU library system, invitations to Jordan Center events, and membership in the Jordan Center community. Visiting Scholar affiliation is generally available by academic semester (Fall/Spring/Summer) for up to three terms with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. Advanced PhD students pursuing research related to their dissertations are welcome to apply. Applicants may include any scholars working on Russia related topics who are already residing in the NYC area that would benefit from an affiliation with NYU and the Jordan Center and would like to be a part of our community. Please note Visiting Scholars are not employees of NYU and under no circumstances should they be considered as such.

Application deadline: May 1

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia Post-Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to provide a transition to career independence for recent PhD recipients and to provide time to conduct post-PhD research.  Fellows will conduct independent research and writing and regularly attend Jordan Center events (in-person and virtual). Fellows may be given the opportunity to organize a symposium and to teach one course in the department of Russian and Slavic Studies. This is intended to be an in-person fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year, pending COVID-19-related developments. As such, applicants who do not intend to relocate to New York, should conditions permit, should not apply. 

Application deadline: May 1

Short-Term Visiting Fellowship Program

The Jordan Center Short-Term Fellowship Program is designed to facilitate research in local collections, expose visitors to the intellectual life of the Russian field at NYU and in the greater New York community, and acquaint faculty and graduate students at NYU with the most recent world-wide trends in the study of Russia. The fellowship program is geared toward scholars who have earned their doctoral degrees or the equivalent. 

Application deadline: May 1

Understanding Modern Russia Research Grant

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring grants with stipends of up to $6,000 for the purposes of conducting graduate research related to the rule of law, governance, economy, business, and society in Russia. These grants are intended to provide opportunities for young scholars to make connections with Russian peers and senior specialists, promoting long-term professional relations, and to foster the next generation of Russia experts.

Application deadline: April 1. 

ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is offering research grants with a stipend of maximum $6,000, 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. 

Application deadline: April 1.