This five-month online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. Scholars will also design and implement in-country Leadership Projects focused on their own professional development and/or on positive social impact on the community. Scholars who successfully complete program requirements will be eligible to apply for small grants of up to $1000 to support the implementation of their Leadership Project. The program is completely free of charge.
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is offering a 2-year free membership for BIPOC students and professionals in the United States to network, share their experiences, and mentor each other.
The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) offers an annual fellowship for Russian and American professionals to work with organizations in the partner country. Proposals should seek solutions to a social issue that falls under one of the themes provided each new application cycle. Covered expenses include domestic and international flights, visa fees, lodging, health insurance, a per diem, and a $1200 stipend towards your total project budget.
Receive intensive summer language training in Azerbaijani, Russian, or one of 13 other languages deemed critical by the US State Department. Must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate academic program. Covered expenses include domestic and international flights, visa fees, pre-departure orientation, room & board, and a cultural activities program in the host country.
The American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) program enables US graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars to conduct field research for periods of three to nine consecutive months on topics within the social science disciplines, in Russia. Covered expenses include international airfare, academic affiliation fees, visa fees, housing stipend, monthly living stipend, health insurance, and logistical support from American Councils staff.
NSLI-Y offers summer and full academic year programs for high school students. Intensive language training is for Russian, Tajik (Persian), or one of six other critical languages. Covered expenses include domestic and international flights, visa fees, pre-departure orientation, tuition, meals, host family stays, health insurance, a cultural activities program in the host country, and a stipend.
For this fellowship, the Kennan Institute will consider proposed research in the fields of Russian history and culture, and preference will be given to scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center in Washington, DC for the duration of the grant. Covered expenses include a monthly stipend of $5,000, research facilities, a research intern, and computer access.
This program provides MA, PhD, professional school students, and recent graduates with grants that make it possible for them to accept unpaid or underpaid internships in areas directly related to Russian studies. These internships must be in the US, at least 25 work hours per week, lasting two months for summer internships and four months for internships during a semester. The grant offers $2,000 a month, to be paid directly to the grantee (intern) during their internship.