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Graduate Funding Opportunities from the Russian Studies Workshop

GRADUATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE RUSSIAN STUDIES WORKSHOP

With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University (RSW) is offering fellowships for graduate students at various stages of training. These grants are intended for current or prospective doctoral students in the social sciences whose research and training focuses on the Russian Federation or Soviet Union prior to 1991. This includes comparative work that incorporates Russia as a case study. The current grant offerings are intended for work completed in Summer or Fall 2017. Another application cycle will be introduced for funding opportunities in 2018. The deadline for all awards is March 7, 2017 unless otherwise noted

Summer Language Workshop (SLW) Graduate Training Grants - For undergraduates to attend SLW in the summer before enrolling in a PhD program. This award is intended to help incoming students get a jump start on using Russian as a research language in future study. Application Requirements found at: http://indiana.edu/~swseel/funding-costs/russian-studies Award amount: up to $6500 for tuition, fees and summer stipend. DEADLINE: March 15, 2017

Methods Training - For graduate students working on Russia who are interested in developing their expertise in social science research methods, or for students working in the social sciences who wish to expand their area studies research methods capabilities in Russia. Application requirements: Two-page narrative describing the fit between the target training program and the student’s research; unofficial transcript; CV; letter of support from dissertation advisor. Awards will not be disbursed until a letter of acceptance to the training lab has been provided to the RSW. Award amount: up to $7,500.

Predissertation Network Building Fellowship - For graduate students interested in forging contacts and exploring data possibilities or supplementary training, we can fund month long fellowships for residency at a Russian research lab or center. Application requirements: Two-page narrative describing the fit between the target institution and the student’s research; unofficial transcript; CV; letter of support from dissertation advisor. Awards will not be disbursed until a letter of acceptance or invitation has been provided to the RSW. Amount: up to $7,500.

Short-term Fieldwork Grants - For graduate students who are interested in a short field research trip during the summer or the academic year that will facilitate completion of their dissertation prospectus or program requirements, provide the foundation for a grant proposal, or fill a gap in research essential to complete the dissertation project. These grants are intended for students to work to collect data, conduct archival work, or engage in interviews or ethnographic research. Application requirements: Two-page narrative describing the planned research; unofficial transcript; CV; letter of support from dissertation advisor. Award amount: up to $7,500.

Dissertation Write-up Grants - Funding to provide support to an Indiana University graduate student near the completion of his or her doctoral program in the social sciences with research on Russia. The fellowship is intended for applicants who have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, received approval for their research proposal, and completed all formal components of their dissertation field research or data collection. The fellowship will be granted on the basis of the scholarly potential of the applicant, the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work and its importance to the development of scholarship on Russia. Application requirements: Proposal explaining topic of dissertation and plan for completion (no more than 5 pages, double spaced); One reference letter from dissertation advisor; a second letter from another faculty advisor; unofficial transcript of graduate record; CV. Award Amount: up to $15,000.

To apply – Request a proposal cover sheet from the RSW and include it with your application materials. All Spring and summer proposals are due by 11:59 PM on Tuesday March 7, 2017. Please submit all application materials for each funding opportunity in a single PDF file to the RSW email (rsw@iu.edu). Letters of reference should be sent directly to the RSW and must also be received by the March 7 deadline.