Graduate Research Fellowships

Graduate students currently enrolled at Harvard are invited to apply for a HURI Graduate Research Fellowship, which supports research on a Ukrainian studies topic during the upcoming academic year. Priority will be given to those students who have completed their general exams and are developing, researching, or writing their dissertations.

In addition to tuition and fees up to a combined maximum of $2,700, this fellowship provides a $5,300 stipend for a total award of $8,000 for one academic term (Fall or Spring). In exceptional cases, a two-term full-academic-year award may be granted.

Students wishing to apply for a HURI Graduate Research Fellowship must prepare an application using Harvard's Common Application for Research and Travel (CARAT), available starting in January each year. The 2021 application deadline is Thursday, February 25

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Application proposals will be reviewed by HURI’s fellowship selection committee and decisions will be announced by mid-April.

Contact HURI Programs Coordinator Megan K. Duncan Smith at with any questions.

Application Requirements

•    CARAT Application (including Project Description)
•    Current (unofficial) Harvard transcript
•    CV/Resume, 1-2 pages only
•    Two (2) letters of recommendation, including from your primary dissertation advisor
•    Dissertation Project Description, 5 double-spaced pages or less
•    Fellowship Proposal; very brief description of your dissertation goals for the fellowship term 


•    Open to all Harvard graduate students
•    Research projects must be on a topic directly related to Ukraine
•    Priority will be given to doctoral students who have completed their general exams and require term-time dedicated to making significant progress on their dissertation