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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


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.



  • 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 Katrina Popouskaya at

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 Katrina Popouskaya ( Please send all documents as PDFs.

Application deadline: April 1, 2024

Travel Notice

All international travel must follow Columbia University's travel policy.  Students must present proof of trip registration and/or approval by Columbia Global Travel before funds will be released.

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