If you have been following the controversy over the proposed Cohen-Tucker fellowship program the following announcement, issued today by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), which brings the controversy to a positive end, will interest you. If you didn’t follow this story see my previous posts here, here, here and here.
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies announces the establishment of the Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Program for Russian Historical Studies. The Fellowship Program is made possible by a generous donation from the KAT Charitable Foundation.
Beginning in the academic year 2016-2017, the Cohen-Tucker Fellowship Program will provide up to six annual fellowships, with a stipend of $22,000, for doctoral students at US universities who are American citizens or permanent residents to conduct their dissertation research in Russia. The program will be open to students in any discipline as long as their dissertation topics are within the scope of 19th – early 21st century Russian historical studies.
More detailed information on the Fellowship Program and its applications process will be forthcoming in late summer. The application deadline for the first year of the Program will be in early December 2015, with the decision notifications scheduled for mid-spring 2016. The Fellowship recipients will be expected to start their research trip to Russia by no later than December 2016.
ASEEES thanks the KAT Charitable Foundation for its support of and commitment to Russian studies.