Serving on ASEEES's board of directors  is both an honor and a responsibility. The board is the primary and central governing body of the association; it sets the direction for the association's activities and determines priorities, and has both administrative and fiduciary responsibility for the association.

The Nominating Committee will review all nominations.

Any questions regarding Board membership should be directed by email to Lynda Park, executive director.

Thanks to a grant from the US-Russia Foundation, ASEEES is offering grants of up to $6,000 each for MA, professional school, and PhD students to conduct research in Russia relating to rule of law, governance, economy, business, and civil society in Russia. These grants are intended for projects at the Master's and predissertation levels. PhD candidates interested in carrying out dissertation research should instead apply for the ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant

Please read carefully the grant eligibility on the program website before starting the application process. 

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

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020, 11:59 Hawaii Time

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application form below
  • Research proposal (max. 1000 words)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages) 
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial transcript allowed)
  • Two (2) letters of professional 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 April 8.
  • The application deadline is firm. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Do not send any applcuation to ASEEES via email or mail. All documents must be uploaded below. Do not send your transcripts 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 1,000 words, excluding footonotes 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 in your discipline inform your research?

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

c) Research Methodology: Describe in detail your intended research methodology. How does your research engage with methods and approaches within your discipline and/or Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies? 

d) Budget: Provide a budget for how the grant funds will be used.


Application Review: 

All files are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel that values clarity of argument to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

ASEEES is sponsoring grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  

Please read carefully the grant eligibility on the program website 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:  April 1, 11:59pm Hawaii Time

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application form below
  • Research proposal (max. 1000 words) 
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial transcript allowed)
  • Two (2) letters of professional 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 April 8.
  • 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 1,000 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) 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).


c) Research Methodology: Describe in detail your intended research methodology. How does your research engage with methods and approaches within your discipline and/or Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies?


d) Budget: Provide a budget for how the grant funds will be used.


Application Review: 

All files are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel that values clarity of argument to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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. 

ASEEES is able to offer a limited number of grants to subsidize the travel of ASEEES members to present their papers at the 2020 MAG International Congress in Minsk, Belarus, at the Johannes Rau International Education Center on 23-25 June, 2020. 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 

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 30, 2020

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 April 2, 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 if feasible.

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

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