All SRL applicants are eligible for grants.
- Graduate students are eligible for awards of up to 14 days paid housing.
- All other scholars are eligible for 8 days paid housing.
- Grants are for a shared three-four bedroom suite.
Individuals desiring a single suite are responsible for the additional fees. Grantees are welcome to stay longer than the award period at their own expense. A very limited number of awards are available to international applicants or permanent residents.
Grant Application Criteria and Restrictions
All grants are competitive and restricted by U.S. Department of State funding regulations.
Limited funding is available for international applicants; applicants seeking funding for a research workshop or research practicum must be U.S. citizens.
The deadline for grant funding is April 15. REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.
All applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- Faculty or graduate students at a university or college.
- Individuals with a PhD doing research on the region.
- Credentialed independent scholars.
- Individuals working in an area of government, NGO, or business related to the region.
- Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field
In addition to the above please read the following carefully.
Research Eligibility Criteria
- Research Area: Scholars conducting policy relevant research on the countries of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are eligible to apply. Proposals regarding Kosovo are also eligible for funding this summer.
- Policy Relevance: All applicants requesting funding must state the policy relevance of their research. For junior scholars policy relevance can be envisioned in fairly broad terms; however, State Department regulations require that senior scholars cannot be funded unless their research is clearly policy relevant.
- Citizenship: U.S. (limited funding to foreign nationals available for housing only.)
Fisher Fellowship (click for more details)
- US Citizen
- Graduate Student at dissertation stage or post-doctorate Scholar
- Available to attend SRL during June 2013
Graduate Student Travel Grants
A limited number of travel grants are available to qualified graduate students on a competitive basis. Preference will be given to those at the advanced level.
Eligibility: All criteria specified above applies; travel grants are NOT available to foreign nationals.
Award Amount: Up to $300 depending on distance and type of travel
Funding for this program is provided in part by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).