Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship

Overview

The Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program for Russian Historical Studies supports the next generation of U.S. scholars in Russian studies. The program is sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation.  

Established in 2015, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships provide a maximum stipend of $25,000 for doctoral students at U.S. and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th to early 21st century Russian historical studies.

As of 2019, the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is offering a Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Completion Fellowship, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, for a doctoral student at U.S. and Canadian universities, who is citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., to complete their dissertation. The program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th to early 21st century Russian historical studies.

Deadline

Feb. 1

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be a doctoral student at a U.S. or Canadian university.
  • Be a student member of ASEEES at the time of the application submission.
  • Have a dissertation research topic that falls within the fellowship project scope, but may be in any discipline.
  • Have language proficiency to conduct research in Russia.
  • Not have previously applied for this fellowship more than once.
  • Have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel.
  • Be able to receive and maintain a visa to the Russian Federation (and any other site of research that requires a visa). Note: Applicant must be able to obtain a visa through an affiliation with a Russian research institution (ASEEES may be able to provide some assistance in establishing institutional affiliation).
  • Plan to start the research travel within the same calendar year following the receipt of the fellowship (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the spring of 2019, the recipient must start their research travel no later than Dec. 31, 2019).
  • Not have a grant or fellowship from another organization to conduct the same or similar research project at the same time. Note: Applicants may apply for competing fellowships, however if offered another fellowship as well as the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, the applicant must choose between them.
  • Not hold or have held the ASEEES Dissertation Grant for the same research project.

How to Apply

Apply on the ASEEES website.

Campus Liaison

Elizabeth Colucci