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Carnegie Research Fellowship Program. in Western NIS since 2008. National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Organization Chart. Some History. Established in 1978 Stipends and fellowships for scholars from the USA, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Dozens of competitions held

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In western nis since 2008

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program

in Western NIS since 2008

Some history
Some History

  • Established in 1978

  • Stipends and fellowships for scholars from the USA, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

  • Dozens of competitions held

  • Many hundreds of research projects financed.

  • More than 250 US universities took part in our programs

  • Managing the scholarly journalProblems of Post-Communism


  • Scholars in the humanities and social sciences from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia (Kaliningrad and Rostov-on-Don only), and Ukraine

  • Scholars who are advanced in their research career (a minimal requirement is a closing stage of the graduate school)

  • Scholars whose projects’ themes are connected with the specified themes for each country/region

  • Scholars whose English language proficiency is sufficient for completing an independent research project in the USA

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  • Scholars who preferably have publications on the theme of their application project (graduate students may cite papers presented at academic conferences)

  • Scholars who are able to receive and maintain a US J-1 entry visa

  • Scholars who are able to begin the fellowship in September 2012 or January 2013. Scholarships are 4 months long.

Proposal themes should relate to the following
Proposal Themes Should Relate to the Following:

  • Applicants from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine -

    European Humanities University CASE theme

    Social Transformations in the Western Eurasia Border Region - Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine

  • Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia-

    Caucasus Research Resource Centers (Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi) theme

    The South Caucasus Region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

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  • Applicants from Kaliningrad and its oblast –

    Kaliningrad State University CASE theme

    Russia and Europe: Past, Present, Future

  • Applicants from Rostov and its oblast –

    Rostov State University CASE theme

    Russia’s Modernization Problems

Some host universities
Some Host Universities

  • California-Berkeley/ Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

  • Harvard University

  • Stanford University

  • Yale University

  • University of Washington

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Pittsburgh/Center For Russian and East European Studies

  • University of Kansas/ Center For Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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  • Columbia University

  • Indiana University/Russian and East European Institute

  • Brown University

  • University of Iowa

  • New Mexico State University

Participants receive the following
Participants Receive the Following:

  • Compensation of all expenses made prior to the actual fellowship (mailing, housing, travel, etc.)

  • Round-trip airfare from their home cities to their host universities in the USA

  • A guarantee of a US university placement

  • An orientation program either in Seattle, WA or Washington, DC

  • A monthly stipend, professional development funds, and health insurance

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  • Access to libraries, archives, other US university resources

  • Mentor/advisor

  • A possibility of being published in the peer-review journal Problems of Post-Communism

Western nis fellows fall 2009 through spring 2012
Western NIS Fellows Fall 2009 through Spring 2012

Fall 2009

  • Oleg Brinza, Agricultural Information and Technology Transfer in Emerging Moldova, (Chisinau) ASEM- University of California, Davis

  • Olga Breskaya, The Space of a Religious Community In a Contemporary Eastern European City, (Brest) Brest State University – Texas A&M University

  • Leonid Litra, The Evolution of Political Parties in the Republic of Moldova in the Post-Totalitarian Period, (Chisinau) Information and Documentation Center on NATO – Yale University

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  • Spring 2010

  • Volha Chakmarova, Belarus in the World: Finding Ways to Overcome Economic Difficulties, (Minsk) Belarus State University – University of Washington

  • Olesea Melnicenco, The International Investment Market and Its Role in Social Stability and Sustainable Development in the Financial Crisis, (Chisinau) ASEM – University of Washington

  • Anastasiya Stelmakh, The Black Sea Region: The Impact of International Organizations in Forming a Single Regional Security Complex, (Lviv) Ivan Franko National University – Harvard University

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  • Fall 2010

  • Inga Mezinova, International Outsourcing for Improving the Competitiveness of Russian Enterprises, (Rostov) Rostov State University of Economics – University of Washington

  • Vitaliy Motsok, TheInfluence of US Foreign Policy on the Politics of Eastern Europe, (Chernivtsi) Chernivtsi National University – George Washington University

  • Vera Neagu, Distance Education in the Republic of Moldova, (Chisinau) Moldova Institute of International Relations – University of Washington

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  • Maryana Zakharchuk, Formation and Development of Inclusive Education, (Lviv) Ukrainian Catholic University – University of Washington

    Spring 2011

  • 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-Mohyla Academy – SUNY Stony Brook

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

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Fall 2011

  • Krystina Aksenava, Information Literacy as One of the Key Factors In Career Success, (Minsk) Belarus State University – University of Washington

  • Victor Sokovnin, Modernization of Russia Through Development of Economic Cooperation of Border Regions of Russia and China, (Rostov) Rostov Economics Academy – George Washington University

  • Nadiya Trach, Language Policy In Contemporary Ukraine: National Identity vs Multilingualism, (Kyiv) Kyiv Mohyla Academy – University of Washington

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Spring 2012

  • Yuliya Zabyelina, Transnational Crime: Interplay of Criminal, Political, and Economic Powers in Ukraine’s Borderlands, (Luhansk) University of Trento – CUNY

  • Alexandr Osipian, Uses of History and Regional Diversity in Ukraine’s Elections, 2004-2010. The Failed Reforms in a Divided Society, (Kramatorsk) – George Washington University

  • Oksana Iurkova, Historiographic Sovietization in Ukrainian SSR: How Ukrainian Historians Were Made Soviet, 1929-1941, (Kyiv) Academy of Sciences – Columbia University

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Carnegie Research Fellowship Program September 2012 – January 2013January 2013 – May 2013Deadline for submitting applications-documents should reach our office by 5 p.m.on April 30, 2012

Application form
Application Form

  • 1. Name

  • 2. Gender

  • 3. Citizenship

  • 4. Age

  • 5. Date of Birth

  • 6. Place of Birth

  • 7. Mailing Address

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  • 8. Disability

  • 9. International Passport Number

  • 10. Current Work Address in English

  • 11. Your Specialization or Subfield

  • 12. Title of Proposal

  • 13. Provide a Brief Summary of Your Research Proposal

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  • 14. Proposed U.S. University/Organization Affiliation

  • 15. Carnegie Research Fellows are often asked by their host universities to take part in discussions, such as graduate seminars, related to their fields. From time to time, they are also asked to speak about current social, political and economic situation in Russia, Russian views of America, and similar more general topics. Are you willing to take part in activities such as these? Are there particular issues or subjects that you would be interested in speaking about?

    If yes, please name them.

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  • 16. Educational Background

  • 17. Provide Your Employment History in Reverse Chronological Order

  • 18. List Courses Taught or Currently Teaching. A number of Students that you teach each year

  • 19. List Publications in Scholarly Journals/Periodicals in Reverse Chronological Order

    Do not translate titles.

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  • 20. Indicate Any Academic or Professional Honors Received, Including Dates

  • 21. List Professional Activities

    Please include affiliations, significant honors, and accomplishments

  • 22. Knowledge of English and Other Languages

  • 23. TOEFL Testing

  • 24. Current English Training

  • 25. Travel Abroad for the Last Five Years

  • 26. U.S. Tax Information

Research proposal
Research Proposal

  • State your hypothesis concisely and completely.

  • Describe your research objectives and how you plan to achieve them in the United States.

  • Describe research work you have already conducted in this area and how it is related to the research you plan to undertake in the United States.

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  • Describe how you will use this research for the benefit of your field in your home country.

  • Describe how you will share this research with colleagues in your home country.

  • Cite published research on your topic and colleagues whose research is in the same area.

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  • Indicate important U.S. colleagues, archives, libraries, and other resources you wish to use while in the United States.

  • Clearly outline materials you need for your research that are not available in your home country.

  • It is helpful, but not necessary, if you have an idea of where you would like to be placed in the United States, and have made contact with an American scholar at this institution. This information should be listed in your application and proposal.

Application checklist
Application Checklist

  • One Original and Two Copies if Hard Copy

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Your Five to Seven Page Research Proposal

  • Your CurriculumVitae (preferred)or Resume

  • Your International Travel Passport Legible copy

  • Signed Privacy Policy Agreement (part of the Application Form)