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Call for Proposals: Carnegie/Harriman Research Grants for Ph.D. Students in the Social Sciences
January 31, 2022

Thanks to generous support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Harriman Institute of Columbia University announces a competition for grants of up to $12,000 each for Ph.D. candidates in the social sciences who are conducting research on Russia. These grants are designed to improve research and training of Ph.D. students whose dissertations include a focus on Russia. Research grants may support training, data collection, dissertation research, or research projects unrelated to the dissertation. Projects that involve some form of collaboration with scholars based in Russia will receive special attention, although this is not a condition of receiving the grant.

Send the following application materials to Ryan Kreider at

  • 10-page research proposal
  • curriculum vitae
  • a one-page budget
  • Two letters of recommendation (including one from the student’s dissertation adviser); sent under separate cover to the same address.

Deadline: February 22, 2022.

For grantees outside of Columbia University, these grants will be subject to taxation. In addition to other application materials, foreign grantees who are not Columbia University students and who are in the United States on an F-1 visa will need to provide a Form I-20 with an Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) designation.

Grantees will be notified about award decisions by March 1, 2022. Funds should be expended by December 31, 2022. There may be opportunities for extension, but extensions cannot be guaranteed. Grantees should prepare a 5-page report detailing how the funds were spent. Reports are due by January 31, 2023.