Fund Details
Russian Studies Dissertation Grants for PhD Students
Award Amount
up to $10,000
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Program of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies announces the availability of dissertation research grants to aid graduate students expecting to be engaged in research on Russia on their doctoral dissertation anytime during the current academic, summer of 2022, and next academic year of 2022-23. Funds are available on a rolling basis and are available until April 1, 2022. Applications will be considered from registered graduate students who have completed, or will complete, all pre-dissertation work before their proposed project timeline.
 
The proposed dissertation research must be in a discipline related to international relations, the humanities or the social sciences, and must focus on Russia. The research, individual or collaborative with Russian counterparts, can be conducted from any location in the world, including field research as well as research in archives, libraries, museums, or other institutions. The Selection Committee will judge a proposal’s potential contribution to expertise in the relevant discipline or field.
 
Awards (up to $10,000) can contribute to the cost of travel, research, and living expenses consistent with the standard of living in the host country. Allowable expenses include travel, lodging, per diem, visa fees, museum or institutional fees or admissions, and photocopying. Equipment purchases or hiring of consultants, translators, research assistants, etc. are not allowed.


Application Information:

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THIS GRANTS DATABASE

Application materials:
1. Project Proposal: a summary description, a précis of the project, indicating the nature of the proposed research (not to exceed one single-space page). 
2. A time-table for the research: where it now stands; what will be accomplished during the grant period; what will remain to be done; estimated start date and date of completion.
3. Budget of your total estimated project expenses and all sources of revenue including funds requested in this application.
4. Language Evaluation from your language instructor regarding level of proficiency in relevant language(s). If you are currently not enrolled in a language course you can submit a Language Evaluation Personal Statement instead, which is a personal statement listing all applicable language classes taken and/or knowledge of language. (ONLY for applicants who will not be submitting a language evaluation letter from instructor.)
5. Yale transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). In order to obtain one please go to http://www.yale.edu/sis/  and print it as a PDF file. 
6. Two letters of recommendation from Yale faculty members who can comment knowledgeably on your project.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the complete application, including letter of recommendation and transcripts, reaches us by the deadline; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Funds are available on a rolling basis and are available until April 1, 2022

ALL APPLICANTS ARE OBLIGED TO INFORM THE MACMILLAN CENTER BUSINESS OFFICE IN WRITING OF ALL CHANGES IN FINANCIAL STATUS OR PLANS AFTER THE DATE OF THE APPLICATION, e.g., RECEIPT (OR REJECTION) OF GRANTS REQUESTED FROM OTHER SOURCES, etc. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF YOUR GRANT. The MacMillan Center reserves the right to adjust your grant based on other financial support received.
POST-AWARD REVISIONS OF MORE THAN 5% OF THE TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET LISTED ON THIS APPLICATION ARE NOT ALLOWED. PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR BUDGET CAREFULLY.




Special Eligibility Requirements:

Students may apply to both the Russian Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant and the Russian Studies Dissertation Research Grant competitions only if the proposed term for the Pre-Dissertation Grant ends before the proposed term for the Dissertation Research Grant begins. If two applications are received with overlapping terms, one will be discarded. Students may apply to the Russian Studies Program and the MacMillan Center grants at the same time.



Restrictions to Use of Award:

Awards will be made for no more than 12 months.
Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. To see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements click here



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Christina Andriotis at christina.andriotis@yale.edu

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