Six months Research Scholarships for scholars from Russia and Ukraine (humanities and social sciences) USA

Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a particular need to be in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are: 1) governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation; 2) the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership; and 3) key long-term future challenges confronting the U.S. and the world. Research in these areas is particularly encouraged.

Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to researchers and lecturers from academic and higher educational institutions and research centers who are actively involved in academic and research work.

Eligible candidates include scholars and researchers who have at least two years postdoctoral (post-Kandidat) academic and research experience. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa. Eligible applicants may receive more information, including application forms, from the Kennan Institute and the Fulbright offices in Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

Deadline for Russian Applicants: July 15, 2015. Deadline for Ukrainian applicants: October 15, 2015.

The Kennan Institute does not accept applications for Fulbright-Kennan Scholarships. Applicants must submit an application for a Fulbright Scholarship to the Fulbright office in Moscow or Kyiv and indicate Kennan Institute as their choice of institution. Applications are evaluated by the Fulbright Program in consultation with Kennan Institute staff.

The Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarship is administered jointly by the Kennan Institute and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and offers a monthly stipend, research facilities, computer support, and research assistance. Scholars are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the scholarship. Fulbright-Kennan scholars who are awarded grants should be able to commence their six-month appointments in September or March of each year.

While conducting research, the Fulbright-Kennan scholars are expected to hold public lectures on their proposed research topics and actively participate in discussions with the public policy and academic communities, including meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Contact Information:

Fulbright Moscow Office
Institute of International Education
ul. Tverskaya 16/2 Building 3
125009, Moscow Russia
Tel: (495) 935-8353
Fax: (495) 937-5418

Fulbright Kyiv Office
20 Esplanadna Street, Suite 904
Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
Tel: (044) 229-1850
Fax: (044) 229-2324