KENNAN INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM GRANTS (up to one month's duration)
The Kennan Institute offers Short-term Grants to scholars whose research
in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union
(excluding the Baltic states), and who demonstrate a particular need
utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the
Washington, D.C., area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic
participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral
candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For
non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is
Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. The Kennan
Institute cannot provide office space or computers for Short-Term
Scholars. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered
this grant. There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants.
The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800
words) of his or her research project, a curriculum vitae, a statement
on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters
recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted
at the Institute. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail
except for the letters of recommendation. The letters should be sent,
with signature, either by fax or by post. Applicants should also note
their citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials.
Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one
only, without staples.
Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C.,
for the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection
for Short-Term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December
March 1, June 1, and September 1. Applicants are notified of the
competition results roughly six weeks after the closing date. U.S.
citizens, permanent residents, and non-Americans are eligible for
Short-Term Grants, although funding for non-American applicants is
limited. Awardees who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must
come on a J-1 visa sponsored by the Institute in order to collect their
stipend. Approximately one in three American applicants and one in six
non-American applicants are awarded Short-Term Grants in each of the
four competition rounds.
The Short-Term Grant Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian,
East European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department of
State (Title VIII) and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation
the Short-Term Grant Program in 2004-2005 is contingent on future
Please send all application materials to: Short-term Grants, The Kennan
Institute, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20004-3027. For more information, please contact Edita
Krunkaityte via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
call (202) 691-4100,
or fax (202) 691-4247. More information on this grant program can be
found at www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan.