The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia. It offers residential research scholarships in the humanities and social sciences to academic scholars and specialists from government, the media, and the private sector.

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. The Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,500 per month. Scholars are also provided access to research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant. Research proposals examining Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia are eligible.


  • Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute).
  • Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens.

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