Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Doctoral Student Fellows

Each academic year, the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies offers opportunities for affiliation with IERES as Doctoral Student Fellows (both residential and non-residential). The appointments are for one academic year and are intended for GW Ph.D. students in any discipline and at any stage who are working toward writing a dissertation on Europe, Russia, or Eurasia (by "Eurasia" we mainly mean the space corresponding to post-Soviet countries).

Appointment as an IERES Doctoral Student Fellow comes with no funding, but provides formal status at the Institute, mention on our website, use of the new IERES faculty/student lounge, invitations to monthly institute happy hours and informal brown-bag lunch discussions, opportunities to get to know GW Ph.D. students from other disciplines who share interests in Europe and Eurasia, announcement on the website of any major publications on the region by the fellow that might come out during the fellowship period, and more general professional and social inclusion in IERES's exciting international and interdisciplinary community of faculty, visiting scholars, and graduate students. If a Doctoral Student Fellow has original dissertation research to present, IERES will also be happy to organize an opportunity for Doctoral Student Fellows to present that research to the IERES community. The Institute also offers a number of funding opportunities for graduate students, though formal affiliation with IERES is not required to apply for these.

IERES will also be able to offer a few of its Doctoral Student Fellows a carrel at IERES, which would come with basic office support, including a mailbox and use of a desktop computer. While Doctoral Student Fellows can be at all stages of the dissertation process, carrels will usually be assigned to those who (a) are at more advanced stages, such as the dissertation write-up phase; (b) will use the carrel regularly and be an active member of the IERES community (that is, people who do not have other offices, who are in Washington, and who plan to make the carrel their primary "base" on campus).

Graduate students of all disciplines whose research concerns Europe and/or Eurasia in a substantial way are welcome to apply. They should send a CV and a letter expressing their interest that describes their dissertation research project (plans) and the role of Europe and Eurasia in it and explains how their dissertation research would benefit from interaction with the faculty, visiting scholars, and others at IERES. Please indicate in the letter if a carrel at IERES is requested and, if it is, explain briefly how having a carrel at the institute would be of help. Applications should be sent to ieresgwu@gwu.edu with "Doctoral Student Fellow Application" in the subject line. The application deadline for appointments for the 2013-2014 academic year is September 2, 2013.

 

For a list of current fellows click here.

For a list of previous fellows click here.

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