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James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize
Deadline: February 15, 2013


James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize provides support annually for the best graduate student research paper in the humanities and social sciences regarding current or former communist regimes. Winners will receive support from the editorial staff of Problems of Post-Communism to prepare the paper for publication. Problems of Post-Communism has an all-scholar editorial board overseen by the NCEEER Board of Directors.

The paper topic should be of direct relevance to research issues and trends or contemporary concerns of scholars and policy makers regarding current or former communist regimes. To qualify, applicants must hold or be within one year of receiving an MA or Ph.D. in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration and considerable background on some aspect of the history, culture, politics, and economics of communist and post-communist countries. Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible to participate.

About Professor James R. Millar

Professor James R. Millar undertook cutting-edge research in the vitally important nexus between scholarly research and effective policy making, holding prominent positions in several major research universities and as a key advisor to the U.S. government on numerous occasions. Professor Millar mentored many leading scholars of the Eurasian and East European studies field and played a key role in building up the field in a variety of academic and administrative settings. He also served as past Editor of Problems of Post-Communism, ensuring the high research quality of the journal as ownership transferred from the U.S. government to the private sector

How to Apply

The deadline for submission of papers is December 31, 2018. The Problems of Post-Communism Editorial Board will judge the competition and applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 1, 2019.

In seeking the Millar Prize, applicants should submit via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it their papers of 15-25 double-spaced pages in 12-point font, with “Millar application: [your last name]” as the subject line. All submissions must be in English. Papers should be original research projects using primary sources, rather than reviews of existing literature.


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