Application

Type: Program Scholarship
Open:
Sep 30, 2016 to Mar 01, 2022
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-Term Grants

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must possess a master's degree or higher. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3,500 for 1 month. The Kennan Institute will provide a library carrel with a computer and internet access. Travel and accommodation expenses are not covered by this grant. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (up to 1,000 words) of his or her research project (including a title), curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Kennan Institute. Please note, the recommendation letters must be signed. To expedite the process, it is preferred that all materials be submitted via e-mail. Please note that the letters of recommendation must be signed and sent directly from the referee. If the applicant or referee prefers to send documents by fax or post, they should coordinate with Kennan staff to ensure these materials arrive on time and are not lost.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant. The next two rounds of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants have closing dates on September 30, 2019 and March 1, 2020, respectively. Applicants will be notified of the competition results roughly seven weeks after the closing date. Awardees must provide at least one month notification before beginning their grant. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants. 

All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail to Kennan@wilsoncenter.org.
 

Application

Type: Program Scholarship
Open:
Sep 30, 2016 to Mar 01, 2022
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019