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REEI/Mellon Award Competition

Please submit all application materials, by email, to eliverma@indiana.edu.

GRANTS-IN-AID OF RESEARCH

Small grants are available to help graduate students who require modest support (up to $700/year) for research-related travel (domestic or international), travel for participation in a structured internship program, or travel for advanced language study in the Russian East European region. Grants may also be used for expenses related to publication of completed research. Students applying under this program may also be eligible for support under Office of International Programs, International Enhancement Grants, https://worldwide.iu.edu/students/grants-grads/ieg/index.shtml. Please discuss your plans with the REEI staff before submitting an application.
Deadlines: April 1 

Application Materials Needed:


·         One REEI/Mellon Endowment graduate student application form (available at REEI and online.

·         One letter of recommendation (preferably from the student's academic advisor) addressing the quality of the student's work generally.

·         Itemized budget of expected expenditures.

·         Current IU transcript (unofficial transcript sufficient) and CV or list of academic honors.

·         For conference travel: an abstract of the paper and a copy of the conference program (or notification of the acceptance of the paper).

·         For research: a statement of 1,000 words or less describing educational goals, career interests and plans; the statement should describe the project and the specific purposes for which aid is sought; it should address this activity will further the participant's academic progress and ultimately help achieve career goals.

·         For internships: include documentation of confirmed acceptance by the internship provider.

CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS

REEI provides grants to help graduate students who specialize in the Russian East European region present their research at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), one night lodging, and conference registration fee. Students may also be eligible for conference travel support from the College of Arts and Sciences. Please check with your home department graduate advisor to see if you can be nominated. REEI domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $600.

Deadlines: April 1 

Application Materials Needed:

·         One REEI/Mellon Endowment graduate student application form (available at REEI and online.

·         One letter of recommendation (preferably from the student's academic advisor) addressing the quality of the student's work generally.

·         Itemized budget of expected expenditures.

·         Current IU transcript (unofficial transcript sufficient) and CV or list of academic honors.

·         For conference travel: an abstract of the paper and a copy of the conference program (or notification of the acceptance of the paper).

·         For research: a statement of 1,000 words or less describing educational goals, career interests and plans; the statement should describe the project and the specific purposes for which aid is sought; it should address this activity will further the participant's academic progress and ultimately help achieve career goals.