Research Opportunities

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: Oct. 15, 2019. 

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: Sept. 1, 2019.

Title VIII Short-Term Scholarships

The Kennan Institute offers a one-month 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: Sept. 30, 2019.

American Councils Title VIII Research Programs

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State 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: Oct. 1, 2019.

Wayne Vucinich Fellowship

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University invites applications for the Wayne Vucinich Fellowship. This is a 12-week residential fellowship to be offered in the period between Jan. 13-June 19, 2020 (actual dates of residence will be determined in consultation with the selected fellow). The fellowship is open to scholars in any discipline whose research focuses on historical or contemporary topics in Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus or Central Asia.  

Applications due: Oct. 15, 2019.

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.

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Yale

Yale University’s program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies of the Council on European Studies (CES) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a postdoctoral position for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Postdoctoral Researcher in (Digital) Russian Studies

The Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki invites applications by researchers to participate in an 18-month project that will examine strategies of persuasion employed by Russian state-aligned media and other relevant actors to frame and disseminate strategic communications within traditional and digital media environments. Program starts in May 2019. 

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Academic Fellowships in Russia

The AFR program, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, supports American scholars and graduate students conducting on-site research and fieldwork in Russia for periods of three to nine months on topics within the social science disciplines.

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