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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.

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