ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to 16 grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 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.

Eligibility

  • Applicant may be a graduate student of any nationality, in any discipline currently enrolled in a PhD program in the United States
  • Applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel
  • Applicant must have language proficiency to conduct the proposed research
  • Applicant must be a student member of ASEEES at the time of application
  • Applicant must plan to conduct research in one or more of countries within the region covered by ASEEES, including: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Applicant must plan to start the research travel by no later than January 31 of the subsequent year (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the summer of 2019, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than January 31, 2020)
  • Applicant must not hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships for the same research project

New Grants in 2019

Thanks to the generous gifts from ASEEES members and other donors to the Future of the Field campaign, we are able to offer:

  • Dissertation Research Grant in Women and Gender Studies - open to all disciplines and geographic foci in Eastern Europe and Eurasia (as described under Eligiblity)

  • Dissertation Research Grant in LGBTQ Studies - open to all disciplines and geographic foci in Eastern Europe and Eurasia (as described under Eligiblity)

  • Joseph Bradley and Christine Ruane Dissertation Research Grant in Russian Studies - open to all disciplines and any aspect of Russian studies broadly defined

The grant amount is maximum $6,000, which must be spent on expenses outside the US conducting research in the eligible country or countries, listed above. NOTE: The fellowship does not support tuition and fee payments to the applicant’s US home institution. 

Deadline

Applications must be submitted by April 30 (Notifications will be made by June 6)

To Apply

Complete the online application, which includes:

  • a two-page, single-spaced, 1000-word (excl footnotes, bibliography) description of the research scope, analytical framework, methodology, budget, and timeline;
  • a CV no longer than two pages;
  • Graduate transcript(s) (unofficial copy allowed);
  • two letters of professional reference due May 6 (one mus be from the main dissertation/thesis adviser);
  • a section on the status of all grants to which one has applied for the research period and/or a statement of ineligibility for key funding opportunities. (Prior to disbursement of funds, ASEEES will contact the home department to verify candidate’s standing and funding levels.)

APPLICATION REVIEW

All files are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel that values clarity of argument to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Contact

Please contact aseees.grants@pitt.edu with any further questions.

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This grant program is made possible by generous contributions from members and other donors. Please consider investing in the Future of the Field and donate to the ASEEES Research Grant FundDonate HERE.