REEEC Travel Grant Guidelines

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Faculty, librarians, and graduate students affiliated with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center are eligible to apply for travel grants from the Center. Applications must be submitted on the appropriate REEEC Travel Grant Application Form in advance of travel and include the additional materials noted below. Applications will be reviewed by the REEEC Executive Committee from September through December and from February through May. Individuals are urged to submit their application as early as possible to be assured of the availability of funding. Funding is limited and awards will be made on a first come, first served basis and limited to one per academic year. Maximum travel rates have been established in order to assist as many Center faculty, graduate students, and librarians as possible.

In addition to the application forms below, a Travel Approval Form needs to be filed with REEEC or your home department AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE TRAVEL. This form is required for reimbursement.

DEADLINES: Last day of the month for consideration the following month.

Conference Travel

Members of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center teaching staff, professional librarians in the Slavic and East European Library, and graduate students affiliated with the Center may apply for conference travel grants for the purpose of presenting papers or participating as chairperson or discussant on panels. The paper, presentation, or panel must deal substantively with Russia, Eastern Europe, or areas formerly part of the Soviet Union. Applications must be submitted on the Conference Travel Application form and include a copy of a letter or page from the conference program indicating that the applicant’s participation has been confirmed in addition to the REEEC application form.

Domestic Research Travel

Members of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center teaching staff and professional librarians in the Slavic and East European Library may apply for research travel grants to libraries at other institutions or other appropriate locations for the purpose of doing research related to Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. Travel support is limited to the same rates as conference travel. Applications must be submitted on the Research Travel Application form and include a brief (1–2 page) description of the research project, a list of the sources to be consulted, and a detailed budget for the proposed travel. (Graduate students are not eligible for domestic research travel assistance.)

International Travel Seed Grants

Members of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center teaching staff and professional librarians in the Slavic and East European Library may apply for seed grants to assist them in applying for other University or external travel support. Travel may be for either conference participation or research purposes. Seed grants for international travel are limited to $50. Applications for international travel support must be submitted on the Research Travel Application form and include a brief (1-2 page) description of the research project, a list of the sources to be consulted, a detailed budget, and travel justification. (Graduate students are not eligible for international travel assistance.)