Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

REEI offers funding in the form of graduate assistantships. Graduate assistant (GA) positions require a 20-hour per week employment commitment throughout each of the Fall and Spring semesters (including exam weeks). These awards are contingent upon receipt of funds from the U.S. Department of Education.

Eligibility: Preference is given to qualified students in the Russian and East European M.A. program but qualified graduate students in any program will be considered. Applications from those who have not yet begun their graduate studies are not as competitive as those of returning students unless they have had significant previous experience in newsletter publication, web design, and/or pre-college education.

Award: Stipend of $18,000, a College of Arts and Sciences fee remission towards 24 hours of College of Arts and Sciences credit per year (12 in Fall, 12 in Spring), and health insurance.

Application: Applications must include:

  • Graduate assistantship application.
  • Names and contact information of three references.
  • Current transcript of IU graduate work (may be obtained from your home department graduate secretary. OneStart transcripts are acceptable).
  • Current CV/resume.
  • Statement of 1,000 words or less, describing educational goals, career interests and plans.
  • Writing sample, 350-500 words in length.

Application forms will be made available online at this site in late February and also disseminated to the REEI graduate student listserv (to sign up, please send a request to

The application deadline is March 31.

Click here to access the application

Applicants for GA positions may be contacted to arrange for an interview with the REEI senior staff.

Additional graduate assistantship opportunities: Graduate Assistantships are sometimes available in academic units affiliated with REEI, including Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS), the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Polish Studies Center, and the Institute for European Studies. For more details and application information contact each department directly.