Established in 2015, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships provide a maximum stipend of $25,000 for doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th – early 21st century Russian historical studies. As of 2022, ASEEES is offering a new Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship for Women’s and Gender Studies with the same provisions and eligibility as the other Dissertation Research Fellowships.
The dissertation topic must be in 19th – early 21st century Russian historical studies; in cases of equally qualified applications, some preference may be given to research on the Soviet era. The dissertation topic can be in cultural, economic, intellectual, political, or social historical studies. The research must be conducted primarily in the Russian Federation, but the fellowship may be used to conduct research for a briefer period in secondary site(s) in one other former Soviet republic or territory once forming part of the Russian empire.
The applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel be able to receive and maintain a visa to the Russian Federation (and any other site of research that requires a visa).
Further information and application materials can be found here.