Research Opportunities

2020-2021 Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum is a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to address the most pressing issues and opportunities between the United States and Russia. They are seeking members for research working groups in a range of areas, including nuclear arms control, entrepreneurship, space exploration, climate and environment, counterterrorism, healthcare, the Arctic, energy geopolitics, international security and many more.

Application deadline: July 17th, 2020.

PhD in Russian Linguistics - Language of Perceived Threats in Russian Media

The Department of Language and Culture at the Arctic University of Norway is offering a fully-funded Ph.D. position in the linguistic analysis of Russian news media as part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project. The project seeks to explore how “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media can be used in hybrid warfare. 

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American Councils Title VIII Research Programs

American Councils for International Education has announced the opening of a new competition cycle for its Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020.

 

Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia Fellowships

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is offering several funding opportunities and residency programs to students and scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. Fellowships and opportunities for fieldwork are available for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. 

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

ASEEES Dissertation Research Grants

The ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant offers up to $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. Grants available include: the Research Grant in Women’s and Gender Studies (open to all disciplines and geographic foci in Eastern Europe and Eurasia); Research Grant in LGBTQ Studies (open to all disciplines and geographic foci in Eastern Europe and Eurasia); and the Joseph Bradley and Christine Ruane Dissertation Research Grant (open to all disciplines and any aspect of Russian studies broadly defined). 

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2020.

ASEEES Summer Dissertation Writing Grants

The ASEEES Summer Dissertation Writing Grant program offers a limited number of grants, with a maximum stipend of $6000, for graduate students at US universities for the purposes of summer dissertation writing on any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. The writing grant program is directed at PhD students at US universities who do not qualify for the ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant because they do not intend to conduct research in the region.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2020.

James H. Billington Fellowship

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

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

The Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this year, from June 15 to August 9, 2020. The SRL is open to all scholars with research interests in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Graduate students, academics, independent scholars, librarians and government employees are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: Feb. 10, 2020.

 

2020-21 Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Harriman Institute of Columbia University invites applications for a Russian Politics postdoctoral fellowship. This fellowship is open to scholars conducting research in Russian politics. Fellowships are open to junior scholars who have received a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from June 30, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2019 and do not hold a tenure-track position. 

Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2020. 

George F. Kennan Fellowship

The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine and the region. This three-month grant is not limited by citizenship.

Application deadline: March 1, 2020.

Title VIII Research Scholarships

The Kennan Institute offers a three to nine month postdoc, funded by the U.S. Department of State, which is available to academic participants in the early stages of their career, for topics examining the countries of Eurasia. Only U.S. citizens are considered for this grant.

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2020.

Title VIII Summer Research Scholarships

The Kennan Institute offers a two-month summer fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, which is available for topics examining the countries of Eurasia. Only U.S. citizens are considered for this grant.

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2020.