Russian Studies & Policy

Russian Studies & Policy Program

In the fall of 2016, facilitated by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Harriman Institute launched an intensive two-year project to expand the study of Russia across the social sciences at Columbia University and the greater New York university community. The New York Russia Public Policy Seminar Series is the centrepiece of this program and builds on Harriman’s rich tradition of policy-outreach to bring scholars and policy-makers together to discuss contemporary issues of critical importance to the U.S. and Russia. The series includes invited talks, panel discussions, and seminars aimed at engaging graduate students and the wider public on topics relating to Russia.

NEW!!  Carnegie/Harriman Research Grants for Ph.D. Students in the Social Sciences
Thanks to generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Harriman Institute of Columbia University announces a competition for grants of up to $20,000 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 collections, dissertation research, or projects unrelated to the dissertation. 
 
For eligibility and application information, click here.

Deadline: January 9, 2019

U.S.-Russia Security Analysis Summer Workshop: Call for Papers
The U.S.-Russia Security Analysis Summer Workshop at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute is pleased to announce a competitive opportunity for Ph.D. students, early-career scholars (untenured), and analysts from both the United States and Russia to participate in a week long summer workshop on U.S-Russia security and defense issues. The workshop is scheduled for June 22 through June 30, 2019 to be split between New York and Washington, DC.
 
The Summer Workshop is motivated by the pressing need to develop a shared understanding about security issues. Even as both the United States and Russia have deep concerns about each other’s intentions – dating back years and even decades – they still must engage on numerous security and defense issues, including the Iranian nuclear program, conflict and conflict resolution in Ukraine and Syria, the ever-increasing sanctions regime, understanding the scope of multinational organizations and alliances, China’s military rise and global Belt & Road Initiative, and extraterritorial violations of sovereignty.
 
For additional topics and submission instructions click here.

Deadline: November 30, 2018

 

Carnegie/Harriman Research Grants for Ph.D. Students in Social Sciences

Thanks to generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Harriman Institute of Columbia University announces a competition for grants of up to $12,000 for Ph.D. candidates in the social sciences who are conducting research on Russia. Please see below for application instructions.

Carnegie/ Harriman Research Grants for PhD Students in Social Sciences

Deadline: February 21, 2018.

Funding Opportuntity for Ph.D. Students Researching Politics or Economics

Thanks to a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University announces a competition to provide funding for travel and expenses for up to ten Ph.D. students to attend the EACES-HSE Workshop: "Topics in Political Economy of Development: Historical and Contemporary Factors," June 7-9, 2018 in Moscow. Please see below for details on the workshop and information on how to apply.

Funding Opportuntity for Ph.D. Students Researching Politics or Economics

Deadline to participate in workshop: February 20, 2018.

Harriman Curriculum Development Grant

The Harriman Institute at Columbia University invites proposals for the development of new curricular offerings on Russia in the Social Sciences. Please follow the link below for more information including eligibility and application instructions.

Harriman Curriculum Development Grant

Harriman Curriculum Development Grant Application 

Deadline: October 16, 2017.

Harriman Russian Studies Research Grant

The Harriman Institute at Columbia University invites proposals for research in Russian Studies. Please follow the link below for more information including eligibility and application instructions

Harriman Russian Studies Research Grant

2018 Harriman Russian Studies Research Grant Recipients

IMEMO International Conference Competition

The Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute is pleased to announce a competitive opportunity for Ph.D. students in the greater New York City area: to participate in an international conference with peers and junior scholars at Moscow’s IMEMO (Institute for World Economics and International Relations) on January 22-24, 2018. Please follow the link for eligibility and instructions. 

Moscow's IMEMO International Conference Competition

Deadline: October 5, 2017