Kennan Institute Summer Research Grants
2 months duration
*AWARDS ARE LIMITED TO SCHOLARS WHO ARE U.S. CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS UPON COMMENCEMENT OF THEIR SCHOLARSHIP*
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 can apply for the new summer research grants. The summer grants must be used between May-September 2010, and grant applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Grants will provide a stipend of $100 per day. The Kennan Institute cannot provide office space for Summer Grant scholars. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant.
Applicants are required to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project, 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 Institute. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail except for the letters of recommendation. The letters should be sent, with signature, either by fax or post. Applicants should also note their citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials. Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side only, without staples. Closing date is December 1, 2009.
Please send all application materials to: The Kennan Institute, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (202) 691-4100, or fax (202) 691-4247. For more information on the summer grant program, please see our website at www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan.