Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Cold War/Post-1945 International History

The George Washington University's Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) will sponsor a Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Cold War/Post-1945 International History for 2013-2014. Applicants need to have completed archival research for their dissertation in two or more countries and be at the final writing stage of their dissertation. The Fellow must be in residence at IERES from September 2013 through June 2014 and will be provided with office space and a computer. The Fellow will also help administer our Program on Conducting Archival Research. The award will offer support in the amount of $25,000 per year, plus benefits.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be in the writing stage of their dissertation after having conducted significant archival research in at least two countries.
  • Applicants must be writing a dissertation on contemporary history in the field of history, political science, anthropology, sociology or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must be an enrolled advanced graduate student at a US University.

EVALUATION

All applications are reviewed by a GWU faculty panel that rewards clarity of argument and method and the originality of the research and the argument. All proposals are expected to meet high levels of academic merit and to make a significant contribution in the applicant''s field. In addition, applicants should highlight their experience conducting archival research and any relevant program administration work.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit an 8-10 page proposal, a curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation from a member of your dissertation committee. Please also submit a cover letter that clearly addresses your experiences with archival research and any previous administrative duties.

Deadline for all fellowship applications is January 15, 2013. Applications should be sent (ATTN: Pre-doctoral Application) by e-mail (sicar@gwu.edu) or regular mail to:

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
ATTN: Pre-doctoral Application
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052

Please direct questions to sicar@gwu.edu.

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