DUE: JUN 1 SEP 1 DEC 1 MAR 1
The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants (up to one month’s duration) 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 to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, DC area. Policy relevant
research is preferred.
ELIGIBILITY: 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 expected. Selection
is based on the following criteria: (a) the potential contribution of the scholar to the intellectual life of the Institute
and the policymaking community; (b) importance and originality of the project; (c) policy relevance; (d) applicant’s
scholarly promise, achievements, and ability to complete the project; (e) likelihood that the finished product will advance
basic understanding of the topic; (f) need for the scholar to have access to the resources of Washington, DC.
FUNDING: Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3200 for 31 days ($103.22/day). The Kennan Institute cannot
provide office space for Short-Term scholars. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this