Travel Grants for Slavic Studies Conference, Boston

Deadline: 1 May 2013
Open to: ASEEES members from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.
Grant: up to $1,000 USD plus convention registration fee waiver

Description

As a reflection of the changing demographic profile of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies), and the increasing number of members who travel to their convention from the world area they study, ASEEES introduces a new Regional Scholar Travel Grant program to subsidize the travel of faculty, policy specialists, and independent scholars to participate in the ASEEES annual convention.

The 45th Annual Convention of the Association will be held in Boston, MA, from Thursday, November 21, to Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The theme of the convention is “Revolution.”

Grant Amount: Up to $1,000 USD plus convention registration fee waiver.

Advanced graduate students from all parts of the world are encouraged to apply for the Davis Student Travel Grants.

Davis Student Travel Grants help subsidize travel costs for graduate students presenting papers at the 2013 ASEEES Convention. They expect to fund, on a competitive basis, 15 or more awards of up to $500 each. They are especially committed to subsidizing those graduate students who are attending the convention for the first time or who have no local institutional resources for travel support.

For the Davis Student Travel Grants, students working at either the master’s or doctoral level in any field of Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies may apply BY 15 APRIL 2013. Citizens of any country may apply, but all applicants must be members of ASEEES at the time of application. Read more about the Davis Student Travel Grants HERE.

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) – a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society – is the leading private organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the former Soviet Union (including Eurasia) and Eastern and Central Europe.

ASEEES supports teaching, research, and publication relating to Slavic, East-Central European and Eurasian studies nationally and internationally. Its representatives serve on such bodies as the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union, and the International Council for Central and East European Studies. The Association is also a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Eligibility

For the Regional Scholar Travel Grant, all applicants must be:

  • Permanent resident in any of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan;
  • A regular member of ASEEES at time of application (affiliate, joint, and student members are not eligible to apply);
  • Presenting a paper on a regular panel (chairs, discussants, and roundtable participants are not eligible to apply);
  • Not in receipt of ASEEES regional scholar travel grant in the last three years.

Application

Applications are due May 1, 2013. All applicants will be notified of their status by June 1, 2013. All applicants must complete the online grant application form, which includes the paper abstract and tentative travel budget [Online Form HERE]; and submit curriculum vitae as an e-mail attachment to [email protected], with the subject line: 2013 Regional Scholar Grant.

Grant Disbursement: Awards will be disbursed upon presentation of receipts in the weeks following the convention.

Applications will be judged on intellectual merit with a view to disciplinary and regional balances. Where possible, priority will be given to candidates who are first-time conference presenters or junior scholars whose institutions offer limited funding. Since our funding is limited and we wish to fund as many deserving applicants as possible, we urge applicants to be practical in estimating their travel and lodging budget.

Contact ASEEES at [email protected] with your inquiries and questions. For more information, please see the official website HERE.

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