The fellowship is open to scholars working on the region in any discipline. Preference will be given to 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).
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 2016) and to participate actively in the scholarly activities of the Center.
Interested applicants should submit this application form, a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and a short proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop by November 20, 2015.