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 1 & September 1 11:59 PM 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.

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.

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring grants up to $6,000 for the purposes of summer dissertation writing on any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. This application is for a dissertation writing grant for summer 2021. For more information on eligibility see https://www.aseees.org/programs/aseees-summer-dissertation.

Application Deadline:  April 1, 11:59pm Hawaii Time
Application Requirements:

  • a two-page, single-spaced, 1000-word (excluding footnotes, bibliography) description of the dissertation’s scope, analytical framework, and methodology, and a timeline of the writing to be completed during the grant period;
  • a CV no longer than two pages;
  • Graduate transcript(s) (unofficial copy allowed);
  • two letters of professional reference due April 8 (one must be from the main dissertation/thesis adviser);
  • a section on the status of all grants to which one has applied for the grant period and/or a statement of ineligibility for key funding opportunities. (Prior to disbursement of funds, ASEEES will contact the home department to verify candidate’s standing and funding levels)

 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.

 Writing Proposal:
Your writing 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) Writing Objectives: Describe in detail your research question(s) and writing objective(s). What is your dissertation’s scope, analytical framework, and methodology? Provide a timeline of the writing to be completed during the grant period. How do approaches, concepts, and debates in your discipline inform your writing and research? What interventions are you making in your field?

b) Writing Plan: Explain your writing plan, including the timeline for completion of specific sections or chapters, and how they fit into the larger dissertation project. Include:

  • A description of the research and writing you have already completed in preparation for the proposed work;
  • A description of any problems you foresee in carrying out the proposed writing plan and any alternate plans you have conceived should your original proposal prove to be unfeasible.


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

Application Deadline: March 1, 11:59PM, Hawaii Time

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed online application form
  • Outline of career objectives (max. 500 words)
  • Description of possible organization(s) for which you hope to work or have already secured an internship, and how your internship would relate to Russian and Ukrainian studies (max. 500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae and description of previous work, travel and educational experiences that have prepared you for the kind of internship you are proposing (max 2 pages)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference 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 March 7, 2022.
  • 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 on the online application site.  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 made up of ASEEES members and former diplomats. Applicants will be notified of their status in April 2022. At that time, grantees will be free to pursue unpaid or underpaid internships with this expected funding in hand.

CONTACT:

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at aseeesgr@pitt.edu 

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 Extended:  February 6, 2023, 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 13, 2023.
  • 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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