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Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

The Harriman Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship for summer 2022 will provide up to $3,000 per student to support an individual independent research project connected to the study of Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe. If the research includes travel, students must follow Columbia’s current travel policy.

Application Details

Eligibility

Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores or juniors at Columbia College, Barnard College, Columbia School of General Studies, or SEAS. Seniors and recent graduates are not eligible.

All applicants must meet current Columbia University travel requirements (see Travel Notice below).

Fellowship recipients will be required to submit a brief report within six weeks of their return, and present their research at a conference hosted by the Harriman Institute in Fall 2022.

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Requirements

  • Proposal – (2 page max.) Please include a description of your planned research project.
  • Itemized budget – Please note that these fellowships are limited to $3,000.
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé – Must include information on academic standing, as well as your Columbia PID number.
  • One confidential letter of recommendation from a Columbia faculty member (emailed directly by your recommender to Xan Faber at xlf2101@columbia.edu).
 
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How to Apply

Email application materials in a single message (except for the confidential recommendation letter, which should be emailed directly by the recommender) with the subject “Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship” to Xan Faber (xlf2101@columbia.edu). Please send all documents as PDFs.

Application deadline: April 1, 2022

Travel Notice

Due to Russia’s war on Ukraine as well as COVID restrictions, travel to the region will be limited. Recipients of the fellowship will need to follow the travel policy that is in effect as of January 18, 2022 as well as any other travel restrictions related to the war. Please review the relevant procedures. If traveling internationally, recipients must submit proof of travel approval before the Harriman Institute can release funds.

Columbia University requires that all members of the University community comply with specific procedures for international Columbia travel. Please consult the university travel policy for any changes.

Please note: Countries in our region have varying risk levels. Please consult Columbia's travel policy for guidelines on determining risk level and appropriate course of action.

For vaccinated students:
Columbia students must register their international Columbia Travel through the University’s Global Travel portal and complete other pre-departure travel requirements as follows:

  • For travel to insignificant-risk and low-risk locations, these affiliates are required to register international Columbia Travel.
  • For travel to medium-risk locations, these affiliates are required to register international Columbia Travel and have their itinerary reviewed by ISOS.
  • For travel to high-risk locations, these affiliates are required to register international Columbia Travel, have their itinerary reviewed by ISOS, and secure written approval from their dean or unit head.
  • For travel to extreme-risk locations, these affiliates are required to register international Columbia Travel, have their itinerary reviewed by ISOS, and secure written approvals from their dean or unit head and, for Morningside affiliates, from the Provost, and for CUMC affiliates, from the EVP and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine.

For unvaccinated students with approved exemptions, international Columbia travel is not permitted.

This applies to travel both from the U.S. to non-U.S. countries and between non-U.S. countries, including after a return to a non- U.S. country of residence. Requests should be submitted prior to booking travel and at least 30 days prior to the commencement of travel.

Please contact globaltravel@columbia.edu for more information.

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