The ASEEES Internship Grant Program provides MA, PhD, and professional school students and recent graduates (i.e. those who have graduated no more than two years prior to the competition deadline) with grants that make it possible for them to accept unpaid or underpaid internships in areas directly related to Russian studies. The program promotes the entry of young scholars with considerable Russian Studies expertise into sectors outside traditional academia, including not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations, business/trade councils, government, media, the arts, museums, publishers, and other sectors. These internships will be substantial in duration and responsibilities, lasting two months for summer internships and four months for internships during a semester in the regular academic year. The grant offers $2,000 a month, to be paid directly to the grantee (intern).

Please read carefully the grant eligibility on the program website before starting the application process. Only recent graduates from US institutions, and current students at US institutions are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020, 11:59PM, Hawaii Time
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application form below
  • Outline of career objectives (max. 500 words) 
  • Description of the organization for which they hope to work or have already secured an internship, and how your internship would relate to Russian studies (max. 500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae and description of previous work, travel and educational experiences that have prepared  them for the kind of internship they are proposing (max 2 pages)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from from individuals, who can speak to your preparedness for the proposed internship and your background in Russian studies, such as an advisor or employer.

 Application Instructions:

  • Review the program website and the application form first to make sure you are eligible and that you have the necessary information and documents to upload.
  • You can save an incomplete draft of the application and return to it later. However, once you hit "Submit", you will not be able to edit.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that your reference letters are submitted by your referees. You should let them know that they will receive an email instruction once you submit your application. The deadline to submit the reference letters is February 21, 2020.
  • The application deadline is firm.  No late applications will be accepted.
  • Do not send any applications to ASEEES via e-mail or mail. All documents must be uploaded below.  Do not send your transcripts, proposals or other documents to the ASEEES office. They will be discarded.
     

Application Review:
All files are reviewed by a committee of three made up of ASEEES members and former diplomats in the ASEEES Diplomats Circle. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 13, 2020. At this time they will be free to pursue unpaid or underpaid internships with this expected funding in hand. Disbursal of funds to grantees will be contingent upon a thorough vetting process of proposed host organizations to ensure that internships correspond with the project’s mission to support Russian studies beyond academia, as well as confirmation from host organizations that the internship exists and that the intern has reported for duty. In the case of underpaid internships, ASEEES will work with the host institutions and the grantees to make sure the grantee receives a combined stipend of $2,000 per month or has an extended duration for the internship. 

The Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Russian Historical Studies will provide one fellowship, with a  maximum stipend of $25,000, for a doctoral student at US or Canadian university, who is a citizen or permanent resident of the US, to complete their dissertation. 

The program is open to students in any discipline as long as their dissertation topics are within the scope of 19th–early 21st century Russian historical studies.  Please read carefully the fellowship scope and eligibility on the program website and answers on the FAQ page before starting the application process. 

Only current ASEEES student members are eligible to apply. If you are currently not a member, you can become a member first and then apply.

Application Deadline:  January 21, 2021, 11:59pm Hawaii Time

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application form below
  • Dissertation Proposal (no more than five pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman, 11- or 12-point font) 
  • Bibliography (no more than two pages) 
  • Dissertation Table of Contents 
  • A dissertation chapter that is neither the introduction, conclusion, nor literature review. Chapter should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 11- or 12-point font, or a representative excerpt from a longer chapter.
  • One-page timeline outlining schedule for completing and successfully defending the dissertation  during the Fellowship tenure. You must explain when you will write and revise each chapter.
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s dissertation advisor that includes confirmation of applicant's ABD status, the viability of the proposed timeline for completion, and end of doctoral funding in years subsequent to the fellowship year. One letter must be from a scholar who is both a member of the applicant’s supervisory committee and a member of ASEEES. 

 Application Instructions:

  • Review the program website and the application form first to make sure you are eligible and that you have the necessary information and documents to upload.
  • You can save an incomplete draft of the application and return to it later. However, once you hit "Submit", you will not be able to edit.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that your reference letters are submitted by your referees. You should let them know that they will receive an email instruction once you submit your application. The deadline to submit the reference letters is January 28, 2021.
  • The application deadline is firm.  No late applications will be accepted.
  • Do not send any applications to ASEEES via e-mail or mail. All documents must be uploaded below.  Do not send your transcripts, proposals or other documents to the ASEEES office. They will be discarded.


The Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship (CTDRF) Program for Russian Historical Studies will provide up to six annual fellowships, with a stipend of $25,000, for doctoral students at US and Canadian universities who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct their dissertation research in Russia.  

The program is open to students in any discipline as long as their dissertation topics are within the scope of 19th–early 21st century Russian historical studies.  Please read carefully the fellowship scope and eligibility on the program website and answers on the FAQ page before starting the application process. 

Only current ASEEES student members are eligible to apply. If you are currently not a member, you can become a member first and then apply.

Application Deadline:  January 21, 2020, 11:59pm Hawaii Time

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application form below
  • Research proposal (max. 2000 words) 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Graduate transcript(s) 
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference 
  • One (1) language evaluation reference

Application Instructions:

  • Review the program website and the application form first to make sure you are eligible and that you have the necessary information and documents to upload.
  • You can save an incomplete draft of the application and return to it later. However, once you hit "Submit", you will not be able to edit.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that your reference letters are submitted by your referees. You should let them know that they will receive an email instruction once you submit your application. The deadline to submit the reference letters is January 28, 2020.
  • The application deadline is firm.  No late applications will be accepted.
  • Do not send any applications to ASEEES via e-mail or mail. All documents must be uploaded below.  Do not send your transcripts, proposals or other documents to the ASEEES office. They will be discarded.

Research Proposal:

Your research proposal is the most critical part of the application. Please limit the statement to 2,000 words, excluding footnotes and the bibliography. Longer proposals will not be considered.

Please follow this outline when preparing your proposal, being certain to use the section headings provided and explicitly addressing all of the requested information.

a) Research Objective: Describe in detail your research question(s) and objective(s). How do approaches, concepts, and debates in your discipline and/or Russian historical studies inform your research?

b) Preparatory Work Completed: Describe the preparatory work you have completed such as research conducted, contacts made, etc. The selection committee expects you to have completed all preparatory work that can be done in the US before you begin your proposed research abroad.

c) Research Plan: Explain your research plan, including the timeline and locations where you intend to undertake your research. Please include:  

  • Information regarding the institution(s) where you would like to conduct your research and why your research would benefit from conducting research at that institution;
  • Specific materials, sources, libraries, archives (including the archive name/number, if known), and consultations with local colleagues upon which you will draw for your research;
  • Description of any problems you foresee in carrying out the proposed research and any alternate plans you have conceived should your original proposal prove to be unfeasible; and
  • Any relevant correspondence you have had with the scholars or institutions with which you would like to work (please attach any letters of affiliation to the end of the research proposal).


d) Research Methodology: Describe in detail your intended research methodology. How does your research engage with methods and approaches within your discipline and/or Russian historical studies?

e) Impact of Research: Provide a brief description of the significance of the proposed research for the field of Russian historical studies. 

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