Deadline: 30 November 2013
Open to: scholars who have completed a PhD (or equivalent) in the past five years and who are residents of Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan)
Fellowship: international travel, health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a $10,000 stipend for living expenses
The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) is Stanford University’s hub for the interdisciplinary study of a vast region stretching from the Berlin Wall to the Bering Strait. CREES has announced the Wayne Vucinich Visiting Scholar Fellowship for 2014, with applications due on 30 November 2013. This year preference will be given to proposals focusing on Central Asia from a comparative or transnational perspective.
CREEES objectives include:
- training an annual cohort of master’s students in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
- supporting undergraduate and graduate students throughout campus, especially in regards to funding for research and langauge study
- hosting renowned area specialists for guest teaching, lectures, and conferences
- developing endowed lecture series, conferences, and public events
- promoting language study
- expanding the area studies curriculum
- supporting community outreach activities
CREEES is funded by endowments from institutional grants and individual donors, annual operational support from the university, and Title VI funding.
A PhD is required in hand at the time the residency begins. They particularly encourage scholars who have completed the PhD (or equivalent) in the past five years and who are residents of countries that fall under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan).
This is a twelve-week residential fellowship to be offered in Spring 2014. The fellowship award funds international travel, health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a $10,000 stipend for living expenses. The fellow will have access to university libraries and archives and will have use of a shared work space at the Center. He or she will be expected to be in residence throughout the fellowship period (March-June 2014) and to participate actively in the scholarly activities of the Center.
The application deadline is 30 November 2013. All applicants are required to submit the following materials electronically:
- A cover letter (one page outlining your current research and interest in the fellowship)
- A Curriculum Vitae
- A writing sample
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
- A short proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop(s) for Stanford graduate students
Application materials should be sent via email to Jovana Knezevic, CREEES Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may send your questions to the organizers at email@example.com. For more information, please visit the call for applications HERE.