The Gedvila Family Research Award Fund was established in 2021 in the Division of the Social Sciences. The purpose of the fund is to support graduate student research focused on the history and culture of Lithuania, the Baltic States, and/or Eastern Europe. Funding may be used to support research needs including data collection, travel, data analysis, dissertation support, publications, and projects that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Division, in concert with the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), will award one to three awards totaling $5,000 in Winter 2024. Funds are to be expended by December 31, 2024.
University of Chicago MA, MBA, or PhD students in the Division of the Social Sciences, Chicago Booth, Harris School for Public Policy, or Humanities Division whose work relates to the focus areas below are encouraged to apply.
- First preference will be given to students who have a demonstrated knowledge of Lithuania and/ or of any Baltic States history and culture, have studied in Lithuania and/or any of the Baltic States, or who have had coursework on the study of Lithuania and/or any of the Baltic States.
- Second preference will be given to students whose research topics are focused on Lithuania, the Baltic States, and/or Eastern Europe.
- Eligible fields of research span the social sciences, and include anthropology, history, political science, psychology, economics, sociology, and public policy.
January 19, 2024