Kennan Institute Grant Opportunities (Research, Short-term, and Summer), Deadline December 1

Here is a message from our friends at the Kennan Institute:

Dear Title VI National Resource Center Directors:

I am writing to you in your capacity as head of a Title VI National Resource Center for Russia and Eastern Europe to let you know about some exciting research opportunities at the Kennan Institute next year that may be of interest to you and your colleagues.  As in the past, we will be accepting applications for our Title VIII Research Scholar program in Washington, D.C., ranging from 3-9 months, as well as for our one month Short-Term grants.   In addition, we will again be offering our Title VIII 2-month Summer Research grant that can be used from May – September 2011.  This grant will be available to applicants who hold a MA degree or higher.

1. Research Scholar Grants. The Kennan Institute offers resident grants to scholars to utilize the unique resources of the Washington area. The Title VIII Research Scholar program is open to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed, and provides 3 to 9 months of support-including office space, a research intern, and special borrowing privileges at the Library of Congress.

2. Short-Term Grants.  Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide up to 30 days of stipend support and use of Institute facilities to conduct research in Washington, and are open to scholars who either possess a doctoral degree or are doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations.

3.  Summer Research Grant. Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area can apply for the new Summer Research grant. The summer grants must be used between May-September 2011, and grant applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Grant will provide a stipend of $3,200 per month, support for a summer intern, and access to the facilities of the Kennan Institute, including its library. The Kennan Institute cannot provide office space for Summer Grant scholars.  Travel and accommodation expenses also are not directly covered by this grant.

The deadline for the Research Scholar and the Summer Research grants is December 1, 2010. The Short-Term grant competition takes place on a quarterly basis, and the next deadline for Short-Term grants is also December 1, 2010.  Please note that there has been a change in the eligibility requirements.  Title VIII awards are limited to applicants who are U.S. citizens upon commencement of their scholarship.  I encourage you to share these exciting opportunities with your students and colleagues, and have them visit our website to learn about the application process (

Please do not hesitate to contact me at (202) 691-4237 or by email at if you should have any questions.

William E. Pomeranz
Deputy Director

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