WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS: Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant

Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 00:00
Discipline: 
Humanities & Arts
Social Sciences
Region: 
Europe
Asia

THIS IS AN INTERNAL DEADLINE ONLY. THE 2017 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. THE LAST DEADLINE WAS ON 09/15/2017. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area.  Policy-relevant research is preferred.  Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3,200 for 31 days.  While the Kennan Institute cannot provide an office for Short-Term scholars, we do provide a carrel with a computer and internet access.  Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant.  There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project (including a title), curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Kennan Institute. Please note, the recommendation letters must be signed. Applicants should also state their citizenship status in their materials. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail. Please note that the letters of recommendation, if sent by email, must be sent directly from the referee and be a scan of a signed letter. Referees are also welcome to send their signed letters by fax or post.