The Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute (REEI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications from scholars in/from Ukraine in the social sciences and humanities for one-year, non-residential fellowships. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to or must remain in Ukraine for legal, professional, or personal reasons. Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 grant to support their research, writing, and/or teaching. They will have a one-year appointment as Visiting Scholars at REEI with access to an IU computing account, including access to digital resources and virtual borrowing privileges of IU Libraries. The program will support 15-20 scholars.
Scholars in/from Ukraine in the social sciences and humanities who are in a postgraduate program, or hold a kandidat, doctor, or PhD degree are eligible for this program. Proficiency in English is a plus but not a requirement for eligibility. Preference will be given to applicants to intend to or currently remain in Ukraine.
The IU-Ukraine Non-Resident Scholars Program is intended to support scholars in/from Ukraine to continue to advance their research, writing, and teaching activities. Applicants may apply for funds to support research, writing and creative projects, e.g. a publication project (special journal issue, edited volume, textbook) or exhibition. Applications may also focus on teaching development (e.g. course development project, creation of digital teaching assets and modules).
Collaborations with IU faculty members (tenure track and non-tenure track) and/or advanced graduate students are encouraged, but not required. Applicants who desire collaboration with IU faculty or advanced graduate students should indicate such in their application, and identify their preferred IU partner(s). Collaborative projects may include a one-on-one collaboration or larger, multi-researcher, collaborations. These funds are designated for Ukrainian applicants, not for their IU partners.
During the year of appointment, all non-resident scholars and any IU partners will be invited to participate in several webinars to build community and share ongoing work. Fellows will submit a short report on accomplishments at the end of the fellowship.
In spring 2023, fellows will be invited to present the results of their research, creative activity, and/or teaching activities undertaken during the fellowship at the annual Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Studies Conference at IU; participation may be virtual or in-person.
Application may be made in English or Ukrainian. Application includes the following components:
- Basic demographic questions—Name, Contact Information, Discipline, Highest degree received (year, institution), Major research interests, Major publications, Courses taught, English proficiency, Desire for IU faculty partnership
- 1–2-page Statement of Purpose in English or Ukrainian outlining the proposed activity and its expected benefit to the applicant’s programs of research, teaching, and/or creative activity, as well as broader impacts on their institution of higher education
- Optional attachment of CV or professional bio
Click here to apply. Application deadline: August 1, 2022.
Inquiries about the application process and the program should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “IU-Ukraine non-residential fellowship program.”
This program is generously funded by the IU Office of the Provost.