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Friday, September 7, 2012

Kennan Institute Grant Opportunities and Internships, 2012-2013

The Kennan Institute will conduct the following grant competitions for the upcoming program year.
For information on how to apply for a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship, please see here.
Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting 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. Application deadline: December 1, 2012.
Grants do not exceed one month's duration and are available to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States). Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this quarterly grant competition. Application deadlines are September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1. Note: Short-Term grants for Russians, Ukrainians and other non-US citizens have been suspended until further notice.
These grants last for two months and are available to U.S. citizens with a M.A. degree or higher, and whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States). Application deadline: December 1, 2012.
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs. Deadline for Ukrainian applicants: October 15, 2012.
The Fellowship is a three-month or six-month research grant available to prominent scholars and policy makers from the Russian Federation who have successfully bridged the worlds of ideas and public affairs to advance human rights, the rule of law, conflict resolution, the free press, and civil society. Application deadline: TBA.
The Kennan Institute offers paid research internships for undergraduate, graduate, and prospective graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Each intern works with a scholar in residence at the Institute over a period of three to nine months. Applicants should have a good command of the Russian language and ability to conduct independent research. This internship offers a flexible schedule of 15 hours per week and a metro subsidy for conducting off-site research.
For more information, application guidelines, and deadlines, please see the Kennan Institute website.

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