Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships (A Research Award In Social Science)


Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are now open to applicants from Russia and Ukraine. This scholarship award will support a six-months research in the field of humanities and social sciences. During the period of the research, the researchers are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Each of the selected candidates will be given award that support all of the related expenses. The last date of submission is usually 15 July and 15 October each year.

Description (Aim & About Sponsor)
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.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

Place of Study
At the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center, USA

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The winners of this award may expect to receive awards that covers: monthly stipend, research facilities, computer support, and research assistance.

Applicants’ Nationality
Applicants from Russia and Ukraine are welcome to apply.

Eligibility and Criteria
The applicants should be researchers and lecturers from academic and higher educational institutions and research centers who are actively involved in academic and research work. They also must have at least two years postdoctoral (post-Kandidat) academic and research experience. In addition, the applicants must be eligible to obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa.

How To Apply
The application for Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships should be submitted 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.

Submission Deadline
July 15 and October 15 on annual basis.

Website and Application Link

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