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Upcoming Deadline | Title VIII Research, Summer, and Senior Scholar Grants

Apply by Jan. 31, 2023, for the next round of Title VIII-funded Kennan Institute grants.

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce its competitions for the new Title VIII Senior Scholar Grant, the Title VIII Research Grant, and the Title VIII Summer Grant.

The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials for these grants is January 31, 2023. 

Detailed information is below, and more information about all other opportunities can be found HERE.

NEW OPPORTUNITY | Title VIII Senior Scholar Grant

Title VIII Senior Scholarships lasting up to six months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career—i.e. assistant, associate, and adjunct faculty with at least 5 years’ experience. Scholars who have not yet received tenure are eligible to receive this grant. Awarded applicants will spend a semester in Washington, D.C. to conduct original research on new projects that advance the Title VIII mission. Policy relevant research proposals examining Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


Title VIII Research Grant

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. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply if they have successfully defended before taking residence. Research proposals examining the countries of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, and the Caucasus are eligible. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

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Title VIII Summer Research Grant

Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on Russia and the other countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area should consider applying for the summer research fellowship. Policy-relevant research is preferred. The summer research fellowship must be used for two consecutive months between May-September, and applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.



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The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more