The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies offers research grants for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline. Students may only receive ONE Dissertation Research Grant over the course of their graduate studies. The grant amount is maximum $6,000, which must be spent on expenses outside the US conducting research in the eligible country or countries.

Eligible countries

Applicant must plan to conduct research in one or more of countries within the region covered by ASEEES, including: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. For 2024, considering Russia’s war in Ukraine, research in Russia or Ukraine may be difficult. If you planned to conduct research in Russia or Ukraine but are unable to do so, we encourage you to apply to conduct that research in another country listed above.


  • Applicant may be a graduate student of any citizenship, in any discipline currently enrolled in a PhD program in the United States.
  • Applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel.
  • Applicant must have language proficiency to conduct the proposed research.
  • Applicant must be a student member of ASEEES at the time of application


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