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Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship in Russian Historical Studies

The Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Program provides annual fellowships for doctoral students at US universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The Program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th - early 21st century Russian historical studies (some preference may be given to research on the Soviet era). The research topic can be in cultural, economic, intellectual, political, or social historical studies.

The geographic focus of the research must be predominantly within the current boundaries of the Russian Federation NOTE: This does not exclude research related to other former Soviet Republics or territories of the 19th c. Russian Empire, but the research topic must still be predominantly a historical study of Russia. The research must be conducted primarily in the Russian Federation, but the fellowship may be used to conduct research for a briefer period in secondary site(s) in one other former Soviet republic or territory once forming part of the Russian empire.

The fellowship amount will be a maximum of $22,000, which can be spent on expenses incurred while conducting research in Russia, including living expenses, research expenses, international airfare, visa expenses, and evacuation and health insurance.


early January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: PhD student - requires ABD status at start of award

Award Type:
Study / Research Abroad

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Russian historical studies

Additional Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
June 20, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17