Graduate Student Travel Grant

Kathryn W. Davis’s generous seed gift to our organization, combined with Future of the Field donations from ASEEES members, enables us to help subsidize travel costs for graduate students presenting papers at the ASEEES Annual Convention. Applications will be judged on intellectual merit of the paper topic with a broader view to disciplinary and regional balances. We are especially committed to subsidizing those graduate students who are attending the convention for the first time or who have no local institutional resources for travel support. Students may only receive ONE Graduate Student Travel Grant over the course of their graduate studies. We anticipate that we will be able to fund, on a competitive basis, 30 or more awards of up to $500 each.

Starting in 2021, ASEEES will offer the Catharine Nepomnyashchy Graduate Student Travel Grants. Two (2) additional grants of $500 each will be awarded to students presenting their papers on literature.

Grant Amount

Up to $500 USD


All applicants must be:

  1. A student working at either the master’s or doctoral level in any field of Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies;
  2. Presenting a paper on a panel at the ASEEES Annual Convention (chairs, discussants, and roundtable members are not eligible to apply);
  3. A student member of ASEEES at the time of application is required;
  4. Not a previous recipient of an ASEEES Graduate Student Travel Grant.


May 20 (All applicants will be notified of their status by mid-June)


  • Complete the online grant application form, which includes the paper title, abstract, tentative budget, statement of need, and curriculum vitae.
  • Since our funding is limited and we wish to fund as many deserving applicants as possible, we urge applicants to be practical in estimating their travel and lodging budget. (Please consider sharing a room with another graduate student at the convention hotel if feasible.)

Please note that when you click on the online grant application form, you will be redirected to, the external application site that we use.

Grant Disbursement

Awards will be disbursed upon presentation of a grant disbursement form along with accompanying expense receipts in the weeks following the convention.


Please consider contributing to the Graduate Student Travel Grant Fund or the Catharine Nepomnyashchy Travel Grant Fund. Help us increase the number of grants that we can provide.

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