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Carnegie Research Fellowship Program

NCEEER is not currently accepting applications to the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program. If you are interested in applying for the program, please send your contact information to Alexey Kharlamov, to be notified of new application information and deadlines.

"My very special thanks to the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program for giving me an amazing opportunity to undertake a full academic semester at Georgetown University.  I had a chance to attend all the classes I was interested in and had the honour of being supervised by Dr. Lourdes Ortega, an outstanding professor in second language acquisition.  This four-month period has been an unforgettable and rather rewarding experience in my academic life."

--Tinatin Tabidze, September 2013 Program, Tbilisi Javakishvili State University - Georgetown University

About the Carnegie Fellowship Research Program

Established in January 2001 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program brings Russian and former Soviet scholars to the United States for short-term, non-degree research at American universities and research institutions. All fellows spend up to four months at their host universities conducting research on specific topics in their fields and write a 15 to 30-page academic paper for presentation upon the fellow's return home. It is expected that returning fellows will actively participate in the development of the program activities of the CASE with which they are affiliated. Fellows are also expected to present their work at conferences and receive peer evaluation of the results of their research.

Participants in this program receive the following: round-trip airfare from their home cities to the host universities in the United States; pre-departure orientation; an academic orientation in Washington, DC or Seattle; visa support; a monthly stipend; health insurance; a professional development fund; access to libraries and archives; and support for membership in international professional associations in their field. A select number of successful participants are designated as George F. Russell fellows and placed at the University of Washington.

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Current Carnegie Fellows

Neli Balode (Chisinau) Free International University of Moldova - CUNY York College, "Contributing Factors and Strategies to Address Teacher Burnout"

Sergei Belashko (Kyiv) National Institute for Strategic Studies - Harvard Univeristy, "Political Parties as a Form of Political Participation in Ukraine"

Ketevan Chumbadze (Tbilisi) Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - George Washington University, "Two Decades of the Transition Process in Georgia: Promoting and Hindering Factors"

Marharyta Fabrykant (Minsk) Belarusian State University - Columbia University, "Historical Identity and National Narrative in Belarus"

Mari Hovhannisyan (Yerevan) Yerevan State University - Clark University, "Mechanisms of the Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide"

Tinatin Karosanidze (Tbilisi) Free University of Tbilisi - Johns Hopkins University SAIS, "Islamic Fundementalism in the North Caucasus and its Ties to the Middle East"

Robert Khachatryan (Yerevan) Yerevan State Linguistic University - Syracuse University, "Public Administration and State-Delivered Services in Emerging Democracies"


Past Carnegie Fellows

September 2013

Vahagn Agylan (Yerevan) Yerevan State University - UCLA, "Patterns of Regional Hierarchial Relations in the CIS"

Felicia Banu (Chisinau) State University of Moldova, Cahul - University of Washington, "The Contribution of Higher Education Reforms to Enhancing Quality and Graduate Employability"

Dmytro Khutkyy (Kyiv) Kyiv Mohyla Academy - University of Wisconsin, "Efficient Participatory Democracy: A Real Utopia Model for Ukraine"

Stanislav Menzelevskyi (Kyiv) Kyiv Mohyla Academy - Columbia University, "Chornobyl in Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukrainian Film"

Tinatin Tabidze (Tbilisi) Tbilisi State University - Georgetown University, "Corpus Linguistics and its Application in Teaching"

January 2013

Nataliia Baliuk (Kyiv) Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - Harvard University, Ukrainian Research Institute, "The Impact of Volunteer Movements and NGOs on Public Policy: Implementing International Best Practices in Ukraine"

Victor Neagu (Chisinau) World Bank, Moldova Country Office - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, "The Role of Open Government in Strengthening the Processes of Democratization in the Eastern Partnership Countries"

Ana Niculaes (Chisinau) Moldova Pedagogical State University - SUNY Buffalo School of Social Work, "School-based Mental Health Promotion"

Nikita Nikitin (Kaliningrad) Kant Federal University, Kaliningrad - University of Miami Medical School, "Physical Rehabilitation of Children with HIV/AIDS"

Leyla Sayfutdinova (Baku) Middle East Technical University - University of Wisconsin, Department of Sociology, "Professional Identity and the social mobility of engineers in post-Soviet Azerbaijan"

Oleksii Shestakovskyi (Kyiv) Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences - UCLA, Center for International Migration, "Transnational Social Space and Stratification: Labor Migration from Ukraine as a Factor in Social Mobility"

Anastasiia Syzenko (Kyiv) Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - UC Berkeley, Berkeley Language Center, "Second Language Acquisition in Higher Education: Implementation of US Practices in Language Curriculum Development in Ukraine"

September 2012

Yauheniya Krasnova (Minsk) University of Vitebsk - Brown University, "Museum Studies and International Cooperation"

Svitlana Khutka (Kyiv) Kyiv Mohyla Academy - University of Washington, "Casual Dynamics of Changes in Subjective Well Being"

Larisa Patlis (Chisinau) Free International University of Moldova - Southern Florida University, "Devolutionary Political Trends in the Republic of Moldova"

Olena Rybiy (Kyiv) Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences - George Washington University, "Party System Institutionalization in Ukraine"

Karine Torosyan (Tbilisi) Tbilisi State University - University of Wisconsin, "Conflict-Based Changes in Migration Flows from Georgia to Russia"

January 2012

Oksana IurKova (Kyiv) Ukrainian National University of Sciences - Columbia University, "Historiographic Sovietization in the Ukrainian SSR: How Ukrainian Historians Were Made Soviet, 1929 - 1941"

Alexandr Osipian (Kramatorsk) Kramatorsk Institute of Economics and Humanities - George Washington University, "Uses of History and Regional Diversity in Ukraine's Elections, 2004 -2010: Failed Reforms in a Divided Society"

Ekaterine Pirtskhalava (Tbilisi) Tbilisi State University - Rutgers University, "Meskhetian Turks in the USA and Georgia: Integration or Separation?"

Turkhan Sadigov (Baku) Baku State University - Yale University, "Political Participation and Bribe Offer Willingness Among Citizens of Resource Rich Countries of the Former Soviet Union"

Maia Simonishvili (Tbilisi) Ilia State University - The New School, "Christian Past, Modernization, and National Identity: Ilia Zdanevitch - A Cultural Bridge Between East and West"

Tamara Tonoyan (Yerevan) National Institute of Health, Armenia - New Mexico State University, "Health Care Reform in Armenia: Finding Ways to Overcome Challenges"

Yuliya Zabyelina (Luhansk) Taras Schevchenko University, Luhansk - City Univerisity of New York, "Transnational Crimes: The Interplay of Criminal, Political, and Economic Powers in Ukraine's Borderlands"

September 2011

Krystsina Aksenava, Information Literacy and Career Success, (Minsk) Belarus State University – University of Washington

Asya Darbinyan, The Near East Relief Organization in World War I, (Yerevan) Armenian Genocide Museum – UCLA

Victor Sokovnin, Modernization of Russia through Border Cooperation, (Rostov) Southern Federal University – American University

Nadiya Trach, Language Policy in Contemporary Ukraine, Kyiv-Mohyla (Minsk) Academy – University of Washington

Tatevik Zadoyan, Issues of Municipal Waste Management, Armenian (Yerevan) State University of Economics – University of Vermont

January 2011

Emin Ayliev, Knowledge Based Economy and Sustainable Development in Azerbaijan, (Baku) Nice-Sophia Antipolis University – University of Washington

Tatsiana Bialiayeva, Non-Judicial Methods of Economic Dispute Resolution in Belarus, (Minsk) Belarus State Economic University – University of Washington

Tamara Martsenyuk, Transformation of Masculinities in Post-Soviet Ukraine, (Kyiv) Kyiv-Moyla Academy – SUNY Stony Brook

Namig Naghdaliyev, Central Bank Communication, (Baku) Central Bank of Azerbaijan – Columbia University

Yuriy Savelyev, Social Inclusion in Societal Transformations in Eastern Europe, (Kyiv) Taras Shevchenko University – Boston College

Natalia Shelegia, Georgian Museum Culture in Transition, (Tbilisi) Tbilisi State Academy of Art – Brown University


Apply for the Carnegie Fellowship Research Program

The CRFP competition is open to university, faculty, researches, advanced graduate students, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.  The deadline to apply for this year's competition is December 31, 2018.

Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Please e-mail all applications, as PDF or Word attachments, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please direct all inquiries to Alexei Kharlamov: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


A primary goal of this program has been to integrate Russian and former Soviet social scientists and humanists into the work of regional Centers for Advanced Study and Education (CASEs), originally supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in cooperation with the Kennan Institute, INO-Center Moscow, and the Russian Ministry of Higher Education. The CASEs have become magnets for scholars who both teach and undertake research through their auspices. The mission of this multi-year commitment has been to strengthen regional universities, restore academic communities, foster a new generation of social scientists and humanists, and integrate scholars from Russian and former Soviet regions into collegial communities with their Western colleagues.

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