The deadline to submit applications for Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships and Summer Research Scholarships has been extended to December 17, 2012. As described more fully below, the Research Scholarship is a post-doc, while the Summer Research Grant is for students (MA and above) or faculty.
Title VIII Research Scholarship Grants last three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia, the Caucasus and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,300 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant.
Title VIII Summer Research Grants are available to scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities, focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. The summer grants must be used between May-September, and grant applicants are required to hold a MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Grant will provide a stipend of $100 per day, support for an intern, and access to the facilities of the Kennan Institute. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant.
The Kennan Institute provides proximity to the policy-making community and access to resources in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to a stipend, scholars are provided with research facilities, some research assistance and special borrowing privileges at the Library of Congress, which houses more than 750,000 items, the largest collection of Russian-language materials in the United States and the largest outside of Russia.
The deadline is extended for the Research and Summer Research grants until December 17, 2012. Please note that Title VIII awards are limited to applicants who are U.S. citizens. To learn more about the application process, please visit the section on grant opportunities
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