Call for Applications: Travel Fellowships
Boba Summer Research Fellowships
The Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Program offers the Boba Summer Research Fellowship for exceptional REECAS first-year students to travel to Eastern Europe or Central Asia. Priority will be given to those conducting research or holding internships in one of these regions, but participating in advanced language training in an accredited program will also be considered. Please Note: If you accept a summer FLAS or other major source of funding for your summer plans, you will no longer be eligible for the Boba fellowship. Two awards of up to $1000 will be offered toward airfare or lodging.
H. Stewart Parker Endowed Fellowships
The Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Program and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature offer an annual H. Stewart Parker Endowed Fellowship to exceptional graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences who are pursing degrees in Russian, East European or Central Asian studies. Priority will be based on academic merit, with preference given to those studying Slavic languages on site abroad and those with demonstrated familiarity with the language intended to study. This first year 2 awards of up to $2500 will be offered toward tuition, travel, books and fees.
Gross Undergraduate Scholarship
This undergraduate scholarship is for exceptional undergraduate students interested in studying in Russia. Priority will be given to undergraduates to travel to Russia to study the Russian language, but funds may also support undergraduate students to travel to Russia to study the country’s history, literature or culture. One award of up to $1000 will be offered toward airfare or lodging.
To apply for any of these fellowships: Submit the following required material:
- a 2-page essay, double-spaced, 12 font (Courier, Arial or Times New Roman), with 1 inch margins on all sides, in which you explain your summer plans and how these funds will assist you,
- a budget outlining your expenses,
- one faculty letter of support, and
- an unofficial copy of your transcript.
Upon completion of study a report on the experience will be expected.
Please Note: One may not hold multiple language study fellowships, i.e. if you accept a FLAS or other foreign study fellowship, you are no longer eligible for these fellowships.
Applications are due February 26, 2010
A decision will be made by April 16, 2010.
Please send application materials to:
Marta Mikkelsen, Associate Director
REECAS Program, Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
The Bicknell Fund, established by Professor Emeritus Daniel C. Waugh and administered by the History Department, provides travel aid for students who intend to study the languages and cultures of Russia , Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in formal language study programs, but under rare circumstances students with other travel plans may be considered. Upon return, the student will be required to provide documentation on their course of study, i.e. a certificate of completion from the language program, as well as a short (1-3 page) description of their experience. Students wishing to apply for grants to be disbursed during summer or autumn quarter 2010 or winter or spring quarter 2011 must submit their application to the History Department Undergraduate Advising Office (Smith 318) in April 2010. For more information and specific deadlines, visit the History Department's website.