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.

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

Deadline: February 22, 2019

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: "Political Economy of Redistribution and Institutional Change," June 13-15, 2019 in Moscow. 

In its eighth year, this annual summer workshop is run by the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES).  For information on past workshops see here and here.  

We adopt a broad understanding of political economy and welcome submissions that can offer useful perspectives on recent developments in the field as well as those that offer a historical or comparative perspective.  

The working language for the workshop is English. The workshop will be held at the central HSE campus at Myasnitskaya St., 20, Moscow.  

Click here for more information and application instructions.

 

Competition for Ph.D. Students in the Greater New York City Area to Participate at Harriman-IMEMO International Conference in Moscow, April 8-12, 2019

Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019

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 the 2nd international conference with peers and junior scholars at Moscow’s IMEMO (Institute for World Economy and International Relations) on April 8-12, 2019.

The general theme of the workshop will be “Political and Social Changes in the United States, Russia and Europe: New Domestic Trends and International Pressures.” Scholars from the fields of History, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Education, Public Health, Communications, International Relations and other fields in the Social Sciences are encouraged to apply. The competition is open to current Ph.D. students.  Participants need not be Russia experts; indeed, scholars working on domestic trends within the United States or Europe are encouraged to apply and exchange perspectives and research findings with their counterparts in Russia. 

Click here for more information and application instructions.

 

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

Deadline: January 9, 2019

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. 

Click here for eligibility and application information.

 

U.S.-Russia Security Analysis Summer Workshop: Call for Papers

Deadline: November 30, 2018

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.

Click here for additional topics and submission instructions.

 

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

Deadline: February 21, 2018

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

 

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

Deadline: February 20, 2018

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

 

Harriman Curriculum Development Grant

Deadline: October 16, 2017

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 

 

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

Deadline: October 5, 2017

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