Mihaychuk Research Fellowships

The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies are granted to postdoctoral scholars carrying out independent research on topics pertaining to Ukraine.

Questions may be addressed to Megan Duncan Smith, HURI Programs Coordinator, at  duncansmith@fas.harvard.edu.


The fellowships provide a stipend of $4,400 per month to cover the cost of housing, health insurance, and other living expenses. In addition to the stipend, the awards provide for the cost of direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.


Requests for residence for periods from three to eight months will be considered; adjustments in the requested time-frame may be made at the time of award. The average tenure for a fellow has been four months, the period of either Harvard's Fall Semester or Spring Semester.


Individuals who hold a doctorate in a field in the humanities or social sciences and who have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian studies are eligible to apply. Mihaychuk Fellowships are for recent doctoral graduates or PhD students who have defended their dissertation by the time they submit their application. Applicants who are close to completing their PhD but do not have it in hand are eligible to apply only if they will be able to certify that they have completed and received their PhD on or before the fellowship application deadline.who have received their PhD or its academic equivalent (e.g., Kandydat nauk). Individuals who received their PhD within the past eight to ten years should instead apply for the HURI Research Fellowship. 

Important: You must be eligible to receive and maintain a short-term J-1 visa to carry out research on an Institute fellowship. More information can be found at http://www.hio.harvard.edu/j-scholar-visa. Please also note the two-year national residency requirements, which may apply to you if you recently held a long-term J-1 visa.

Online Fellowship Application

Please note: We will not be accepting applications for academic year 2021-2022. Due to the pandemic and related travel restrictions, 2020-2021 fellowship stays were postponed for one year. We will begin accepting applications for academic year 2022-2023 in the fall of 2021.

Support for the Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies is derived from one endowment established through the generous gift of the Mihaychuk family for the specific support of individual post-doctoral scholars carrying out independent research at Harvard. HURI is grateful to all those donors who have supported or continue to support scholars' research in Ukrainian studies.