Title VIII Short-Term Grant and George F. Kennan Fellowship Competitions

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce its competitions for both the Title VIII Short-Term Grant and George F. Kennan Fellowship.

Given the current uncertainty due to the coronavirus and pandemic-related travel restrictions, we anticipate greater flexibility in the administration of fellowships. This may include the possibility of partial or fully remote work and delayed start dates for awarded fellows, contingent upon Wilson Center policies and grant requirements.

Detailed information about each grant is below, and more information about all other opportunities can be found HERE.

Title VIII Short Term Grants – Deadline: September 30, 2020

This grant is for those scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher, or demonstrate commensurate professional achievement. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

George F. Kennan Fellowship – Deadline: September 30, 2020

Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies focused on diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. The fellowship aims to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.

Applicants may apply individually or as a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries.

Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.