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Ukrainian Studies Program

The Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia University aspires to build a vibrant and multi-faceted program that integrates Ukrainian studies into broader intellectual and policy agendas while promoting research and scholarly work on contemporary Ukraine in the United States. By expanding the existing offerings of departments, institutes, and schools at Columbia, the Ukrainian Studies Program aims to develop a curriculum that will educate academics, diplomats, journalists, businessmen, and future specialists on the history, language, literature, and politics of Ukraine.

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In recognition of the need for urgent support of Ukraine’s intellectual community in the face of Russia’s war of aggression, the Harriman Institute, along with partner organizations, has created two new fellowship programs.

Non-residential Fellowships

Recognizing the need for ongoing support of Ukraine’s intellectual community in the face of Russia’s war of aggression, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM Vienna), the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI), and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University are partnering to offer non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

We have jointly awarded 35 fellowships, which provide a one-time stipend of 5000 EUR to support recipients’ intellectual activities and carry a 5-month affiliation with the IWM from February-June 2023.

Residencies in Paris

The Harriman Institute, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, and Global Centers | Paris, with a gift from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, sponsored four 12-month residencies for Ukrainian writers, journalists, and creative artists for the 2022-23 academic year. Meet the fellows >


Residency in Vienna

The Harriman Institute and the Austrian Society for Literature, in partnership with the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria, are sponsoring a six-month residency for a displaced Ukrainian writer from January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024. Olesya Yaremchuk, a freelance journalist and writer based in Lviv, has been named the Spring 2024 Harriman Resident

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Questions about Ukrainian Studies at Columbia University?

For more information about courses or the Ukrainian Studies Program, please contact Mark Andryczyk or send us an email. With questions about the Ukrainian Film Club reach out to Yuri Shevchuk.