Three Ways to Apply

There are three different ways to apply for our National Research Competition and Short-Term Travel Grant programs.  All applications will be given equal weight, regardless of submission method:

  1. Apply online by clicking the Apply button on the top of the page and following the instructions.
  2. E-mail the application form and associated files as a single zipped attachment (.zip file) to .
  3. Mail your documents via the Postal Service to the address at the bottom of this page.

See the individual application guidelines for details.

Program Supports Eligibility Application Deadline Maximum Award

Programs for U.S. Scholars

National Research Competition

Research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

US citizens holding a Ph.D.

December 31st, 2019


Short-Term Travel Grants for Research in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans

Research on Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans

US citizens holding a Ph.D.

December 31st,2019


Programs for scholars from the former Soviet Union

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program

Research in the humanities or social sciences conducted at a U.S. college or university

University faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from the Russian cities of Kaliningrad and Rostov-na-Donu, and from the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine


Not Applicable

James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize

Graduate Student research papers in the humanities and social sciences regarding current or former communist regimes

Applicants must hold or be within one year of receiving an MA or Ph.D. Post-doctoral scholars are not eligible

To be announced in due course


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