Application Guidelines:

  1. Applications should be made for manuscripts that have already been contracted and peer reviewed in full, and are at or nearing the production stage. Applications should be submitted by publishers only—not by authors.
  2. The publisher should submit the application using the online application form below.
  3. A complete application should also include: 
    • An overview of the book and its scholarly significance (not to exceed 1,500 words).
    • A copy of the author's CV
    • The manuscript's Contents page and two sample chapters, complete with references. (One of these samples should be the Introduction, if  applicable.).
    • A copy of all peer reviews of the book obtained by the press, along with the author's responses. The names of reviewers may be withheld, provided that the publisher certifies that the reviewers are established scholars who are not from the same institution as the author.

Grant Amount:  Maximum $2,500

Deadlines: February 2 & September 1 12:01 AM Hawaii Time

Decisions of the selection committee are final and will be announced 4-6 weeks after each deadline. Funds will be disbursed at the time of award and should be expended within two years at the most.

For more information on the program and eligibility, click HERE.

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:  February 1 2019, 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 February 8, 2019.
  • 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. 

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:  February 1 2019, 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 February 8, 2019.
  • 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.


ASEEES is able to offer a limited number of grants to subsidize the travel of ASEEES members to present their papers at the 2019 ASEEES Summer Convention in Zagreb, Croatia, at the University of Zagreb on 14-16 June, 2019. Applications will be judged on intellectual merit of the proposed paper topic with a view to disciplinary and regional balance. Where possible, priority will be given to candidates who would be first-time ASEEES travel grant recipients or junior scholars whose institutions offer limited funding. Please see the grant announcement webpage for eligibility and other information.

GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $500 USD 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 6, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants must:

  • Complete the form below, which includes the paper title, abstract, tentative budget, statement of need, curriculum vitae, and, if a graduate student, the e-mail address of the advisor or department chair who will submit the letter of reference;
  • For graduate students, make sure that advisor or department chair submits a letter of reference by February 13, which includes confirmation that departmental and/or institutional conference travel funds are insufficient.  The referee will get an e-mail notification on how to submit the letter via the application site.
  • Since our funding is limited and we wish to fund as many deserving applicants as possible, we urge applicants to be practical in estimating their travel and lodging budget. Please consider sharing a room with another graduate student at the convention hotel if feasible.

For more information contact aseees@pitt.edu or (412) 648-9911

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