Deadline: 20 November 2015
Open to: scholars who have completed the PhD (or equivalent) in the past five years and who are residents of Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan).
Fellowship: USD 10,000 stipend for living expenses includes international travel, health insurance, and visa support
Wayne S. Vucinich, a founding father of Russian and East European scholarship after World War II and a beloved mentor to thousands of students during his five decades at Stanford, died of heart failure at a nursing home in Menlo Park on April 21.
From 1946 to 1988, Vucinich taught courses on Western civilization and Russian and East European history, advised more than two dozen doctoral dissertations and lectured on 24 Stanford alumni study tours on the Danube River. He was instrumental in founding and securing permanent funding for the Center for Russian and East European Studies, which he directed from 1972 to 1985. Vucinich also was curator of the Russian and East European Collections at the Hoover Institution from 1974 to 1977 and developed and edited its well-regarded series,Studies of Nationalities in the USSR. From 1981 to 1982, he was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, which established the Vucinich Book Prize in his honor in 1982.
This is a twelve-week residential fellowship to be offered in March-June 2016.
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 fellow stipend for living expenses is USD 10,000 includes international travel, health insurance, and visa support. 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.
How to apply?
The deadline for application is 20 November 2015.
Interested applicants should fill out the application form.
Applicant should send also a:
- Letter of application;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Writing sample;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Short proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop.
For more information please visit the official website.