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October 04, 2013

Title VIII Research Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2013


Title VIII Research Scholarships 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). Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens.

Research proposals examining the countries of Central Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia, the Caucasus and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Kennan Institute was founded in December 1974 as a division of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars through the joint initiative of Ambassador George F. Kennan, then Wilson Center Director James Billington, and historian S. Frederick Starr. The Woodrow Wilson Center, the nation's official memorial to President Wilson, was established by legislation in 1968. The center is an international, interdisciplinary scholarly institute which fosters scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and encourages dialogue between the disciplines and the professions. Named in honor of Ambassador Kennan's relative, George Kennan "the Elder," a nineteenth-century explorer of Russia and Siberia, the Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge about Russia and the former Soviet Union. It is one of several area studies programs of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C., for the duration of their grant. The Title VIII Research Scholar Program is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

For more information visit: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/title-viii-research-scholarships

Posted by jmkirsch at October 4, 2013 11:22 AM