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The Eugene and Daymel Shklar Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies brings scholars from the international academic community to Harvard for focused research on projects concerning Ukrainian history, literature, philology, culture, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to carrying out their own research, Shklar Fellows participate in the scholarly life of the University, and offer a formal presentation based on original research as part of the Institute?s seminars in Ukrainian studies.

Individuals who hold a doctorate in one of the fields listed above and who have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian studies are eligible to apply. Those individuals who have received their Ph.D. or its academic equivalent (e.g., Kandydat nauk) within the past eight to ten years are especially encouraged to apply.

To support their stay at Harvard, Eugene and Daymel Shklar Fellows are provided with a stipend of $3,300 per month to cover the cost of housing, health insurance, and other living expenses. In addition to the stipend, the award also covers the cost of direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.

Fellowship Tenure:
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.

Fellowship Application Instructions:
The completed application consists of three parts:
1. The fellowship application cover form attached to these instructions. (The form must be typed in English.)
2. A six to eight page description (double-spaced, 12 point font, and one inch margins) of your project, including its significance, the expected date of completion, and the reasons why residency at Harvard University is necessary for its successful completion.
3. Your curriculum vitae.


The original signed application cover form, project description, and CV clipped together as one set along with five complete duplicate copies of the set must be sent to the following address:

The Shklar Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies
c/o Tamara H. Nary, Program Administrator
Ukrainian Research Institute
Harvard University
34 Kirkland St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Applications are available in Word and PDF from our website: http://www.huri.harvard.edu/fellowships-grants-internships/fellows-ukrstudies.html



The Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the
University of Pittsburgh will offer many intensive language
courses, including Ukrainian.

Further information and applications are available at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu/scholarships


KENNAN INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM GRANTS (up to one month's duration)

The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. The Kennan Institute cannot provide office space for Short-Term scholars. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant. There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project, a curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Institute. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail except for the letters of recommendation. The letters should be sent, with signature, either by fax or post. Applicants should also note their citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials. Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side only, without staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C., for the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. Applicants are notified of the competition results roughly seven weeks after the closing date. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-Americans are eligible for Short-Term Grants, although funding for non-American applicants is limited. Approximately one in three American applicants and one in six non-American applicants are awarded Short-Term Grants in each of the four competition rounds.

The Short-Term Grant Program is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the U.S. Department of State and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation of the Short-Term Grant Program in 2007-2008 is contingent on future funding.

Non-U.S. citizen Short-Term grant winners must be outside of the U.S. before coming to Washington, D.C. to accept the grant in order to be issued a J-1 Visa. J-1 Visas cannot be issued to individuals in the U.S. on a different visa.

Please send all application materials to: The Kennan Institute, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027. For more information, please e-mail edita.krunkaityte@wilsoncenter.org , call (202) 691-4100, or fax (202) 691-4247. More information on this grant program can be found at www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan .
Kennan Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
202-691-4247 (fax)


Ukraine Global Scholars

Ukraine Global Scholars is a non-profit initiative established to assist most talented, intelligent and ambitious Ukrainian students to get education in world's best colleges and universities, usually located in the United States. Run by its alumni students who were successfully admitted, graduated or are currently studying at world's best universities, such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Princeton, MIT and many others, UGS helps high school students (8-11 graders) with the application process in hope of raising the number of young capable Ukrainian leaders who would have a positive impact on the development of Ukraine and the world.  For more information:  http://www.ukraineglobalscholars.org.

U.S. College Guide for International Students

International students reap many educational – and personal – benefits when they attend college in the United States, but there’s much to learn prior to embarking on their journeys to make sure they get the most from their time abroad. This guide will inform students about how to best utilize on-campus resources to help maximize their time in America, and includes information such as financial aid options, what students can expect on an American campus, and how to overcome the most common challenges international students face. Visit Guide »

How International Students Can Pay For College

This guide will cover:  Student visas & other requirements, Applying for scholarships, Looking for grants, List of grants and scholarships, Paying with your own money and Private student loans.

For more information, go to: https://www.goodcall.com/education/paying-college-international-students/ 

European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA) Scholarship

Study in Germany's first private liberal arts college for a summer or an academic year. 100% scholarships are offered on a need-blind basis. English proficiency is essential. Students must study German while attending ECLA. A full year program earns 30 credit hours and the summer program earns 8 credits. Students should be between ages 18-24 with the right background and interests, proficient academic performance, and good values.

For more information about ECLA and the scholarship program, see www.ecla.de. For other questions, please email Dick Shriver at rhsusa@yahoo.com.

The deadline for the International Summer Program is in April. Admissions are not completed until mid-late May and interested students are encouraged to apply until positions are filled.  Please visit their web site for further information.

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs

Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship and Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship: offers recent graduates and mid-career professional the opportunity to study at the Masters degree level for one or two years and to pursue an internship relevant to their field of study. For further information contact the European Branch of the Academic Exchanges, Office of Academic Exchanges at: tel: (202) 205-0525 fax: (202) 260-7985 e-mail: exchange@usia.gov.

Humphrey Fellow Program: brings accomplished professionals with a commitment to public service to the United States for a year of study and related professional experience. For further information contact:

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Division
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005 USA
Phone: (202) 326-7701
Fax: (202) 326-7702

Advising and Student Service Branch: promotes international exchange of students and scholars by providing support for a network of educational advising centers. Educational Advising Centers provide: profiles of U.S. institutions, application procedures and strategies, financial assistance options, and information on standardized tests required for admission.

Scholarships for Students of Ukrainian Ancestry or Citizenship Scholarships in North America

University of Maryland International Student Scholarship
Office of International Admissions is pleased to announce a new scholarship program for undergraduate international students. The program will enable newly enrolled international students for the Fall, 2005 semester to receive a substantial reduction in their tuition costs. Scholarships will be issued to students who demonstrate a strong record of academic achievement and proficient English skills.

Faculty and staff members who would like to help relatives, friends or colleagues enroll an international student at Towson are encouraged to call the Office of International Admissions at 410-704-6069 or visit their website for complete details: www.towson.edu/intladm

The application deadline for undergraduate international students for the Fall, 2005 semester is June 1st.

Eugene R. and Elinor R. Kotur Trust Scholarship Application

Scholarship is for students of Ukrainian ancestry attending one of a select number of U.S. colleges and universities. Click here to download pdf »

Ivan Franko Scholarship Fund (Ukrainian Fraternal Association)
Scholarship for a high school senior or already attending an accredited college or university. Applicants may have to be members of the Ukrainian Fraternal Association for two years. Address as above.

Marusia Yaworska Entrance Scholarship
Scholarship for two graduate level students in music from Ukraine or Canada to study anywhere in the world. Two one-time awards of $5,000(Can) per year. Must submit recordings. Deadline is March 31. For information and application write to:

Chair, Department of Music, Faculty of Arts
University of Ottawa
50 University Private
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

John Sopinka Scholarship
This scholarship named in honor of a former Supreme Court Justice of Canada is administered by the Chair of the Ukrainian Studies Foundation. For the exact requirements of this scholarship please write to:

Ukrainian Studies Foundation.
620 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H4
Phone: 1-416-234-9111
Fax: 416-234-9114
attn: Chair Foundation

Mychajlo Dmytrenko Fine Arts Foundation
The Foundation has been awarding annual grants to art students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kyiv. Beginning in the year 2000, the Mychajlo Dmytrenko Fine Arts Foundation will be expanding the competition for these grants to all art students in the Diaspora. The winners of these grants will have their artwork displayed on the pages of the Foundation's website.:
Contact Details: 1425 La Perla
Long Beach CA 90815
Mark Dmytrenko, President
Tel: 877-813-4591
Fax: 562-986-5770
Email: foundation@dmytrenko.org

Scholarships in Western Europe

Ukraine Centre at the University of North London
The Scholarship for the coming (1999/2000) academic year are sponsored by the International Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine, the Relief Board for Ukrainian Students in Gt Britain, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the University of North London. Applications are invited for a one year scholarship to study towards a Masters degree in Public Policy at the University of North London. The deadline for receipt of applications is 29 October. This scholarship pays full costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence, as well as tuition fees. Detailed information about the MA in Public Policy is available in the UNL Postgraduate Prospectus.

The Ukraine Centre was established in May 1997 at the University of North London to promote co-operation between British and Ukrainian institutions and individuals in fields of mutual interest and benefit to both countries. The Centre's efforts are initially directed to co-operation in education, research and training. Full information about the centre can be downloaded from our website www.unl.ac.uk/ukrainecentre

USIA-Affiliated Educational Advising Centers in Ukraine:

DNEPROPETROVSK - Educational Information & Advising Center "Osvita"
Zhovtneva ploscha 2, office 16
49027 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Tel/Fax + 380 (56) 744 6242
bul. Shevchenk? 25
Int'l Renaissance Foundation
Donetsk, Ukraine 340017
ph./fax (0622) 95-4750
E-mail: found@soros.donetsk.ua
per. Korolenko, 18
State Scientific Library
Center "OSVITA"
Kharkiv, Ukraine 310003
ph./fax (0572) 12-8227
e-mail: bulg@sfond.kharkov.ua
Ul. Volodimirskaya 60, Room 203
Kiev State University
Kiev, Ukraine 252017
ph./fax (044) 224-8549
e-mail: ieac@ieac.ru.kiev.ua
LVIV - Soros EAC
IRF, Center "OSVITA"
ul. Teatralna 17
Lviv 290008, Ukraine
phone: (0322) 97-12-06
fax: (0322) 97-17-94
e-mail: irf@link.lviv.ua
Provulok Mayakovskovo 7,
Room 11, Center "OSVITA"
Odessa, Ukraine 270100
ph./fax (0482) 23-6427
ul. Staroportofrankovskaya 26, Room 60
South Ukrainian Pedagogical. University
Odessa, Ukraine 270020
ph./fax (0482) 32-1516
e-mail: nataly@accels.odessa.ua
ul. Kievskaya 181, Room 219
Crimea Environmental Protection
and Resort Building Institute Simferopol,
Ukraine 333000
ph. (0652) 22-8760
fax (0652) 48-5946
e-mail: irf-simf@soros.crimea.ua

Public Health Scholarships

It's possible to offset some of the costs of earning a public health degree by tapping into a variety of available public health scholarships. Application processes and award amounts vary from program to program, but students may apply for multiple scholarship simultaneously. Click here for more information »

Public Health Scholarships (Graduate Level)

Rotary Foundation

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship : provides funding for transportation, tuition, fees, room and board and limited language training up to a specified financial limit for one academic year of full-time study in another country. Candidates may be of any age as long as they have completed two years of university study or appropriate professional experience prior to the commencement of the scholarship.

Mult-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship: a two or three year award, intended to help defray the costs of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of US$11,000 per year is provided. Eligibility requirements for Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are the same as those for Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships, with the additional requirement that a candidate must be committed to the pursuit of specific academic degree.

Interested applicants must apply through a local Rotary club in their own community or place of full-time study or employment. Each club sets its own application deadline in accordance with the district deadline. In general, you must apply more than a year in advance of the date you wish to commence your studies.

Rotary Clubs in Ukraine:

Club Name: Kiev, Ukraine
Meeting Place: "Ukr Brovar", Bankova 2 (inq. of sec.)
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: 1900
Club Name: Kiev-Pechersk, Ukraine
Meeting Place: 4 Bogomoltsa Str., Kiev
Meeting Day: Monday
Meeting Time: 1800
Club Name: Odessa, Ukraine
Meeting Place: Vivaldi Cafeteria, 1 Kulikovo Pole
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: 1800
Club Name: Yalta, Ukraine
Meeting Place: Hotel "Oreanda"
Meeting Day: Monday
Meeting Time: 1800
Club Name: Lviv, Ukraine
Meeting Place: Inq. of sec. for pl.
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: 1900
Club Name: Lviv-Leopolis, Ukraine
Meeting Place: 6 Rynok Sg., Lviv
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: 1700
Club Name: Simferopol, Ukraine
Meeting Place: Rue Gogol 14, Simferopol
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: 1800
Club Name: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Meeting Place: Rest. Vecherny, Hotel Tsentrahny
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: 1900

To search for Rotary Clubs in other cities go to: https://www.rotary.org/en

American Association of University Women

International Fellowship: provides graduate fellowships to women with the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. International Fellowships support graduate students writing doctoral dissertations and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in the United States. Upon completion of studies, fellowship recipients must return to their home countries to pursue a professional career; preference will be given to applicants who can verify that they have a definite position awaiting them. Applications are available from August 1 through November 15.

For further information contact:

AAUW Educational Foundation,
Department 60,
2201 N. Dodge St,
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study

ACTR/ACCELS was founded as the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) in 1974. The American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study (ACCELS) was founded in the mid 1980's by the board of ACTR and is used in the NIS outside Russia. ACCELS began its work in Ukraine in 1992.

ACTR/ACCELS works with the United States Information Agency (USIA) of the US State Department. USIA is the largest grantor of financial assistance for educational programs for citizens of the NIS. These programs are administered in cooperation with American universities and colleges and other Non-profit organizations. All programs listed below are merit-based open competitions.

Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program (FSA-FLEX)
This is a program for 9th and 10th graders (who are within the age limits set annually). Participants are tested and interviewed by American representatives of ACCELS. Finalists, who win the competition, win a scholarship for one academic year of study at an American High-School and live with a host family.

ACTR/ACCELS University Student Exchange Program (FSA Undergraduate)
Students in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of study win a one-year scholarship to a college or university, chosen by the program, in the US. To enter the competition students must complete and submit an application when the program is announced. Fields of study are humanitarian.

Edmund S. Muskie / Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Programs
These programs reward finalists with one/two-year degree (MA/MBA) and non-degree fellowships for graduate study in: business administration, economics, law, public administration (including public health), educational administration, public policy, journalism and mass communications, library and information science. Fellows are placed in universities by the programs' administrators and do not choose the host institutions.

US-Ukrainian Awards for Excellence in Teaching
The goal of this program is to find and inspire talented teachers, support innovative methods of teaching and to establish and enhance connections between American and Ukrainian teachers. The selection process is held over a number of rounds, by a bi-national Ukrainian-American Committee. The winners of Round1 receive a certificate of nomination and their school receives a plaque. Winners of Round 2 receive either technology or teaching aids for their schools. The finalists of Round 3 participate in a seminar in the US.

Partners in Education (PIE)
This is a new program, limited to specified oblasts of Ukraine annually, for teachers of civics education (history, government, sociology, political science and other subjects), administrators of secondary schools and instructors of pedagogical institutes, who know English. The finalists travel to a school in the US to audit classes and participate in seminars.

Fulbright Scholar Program
Awards post-doctoral research or lecture grants for those holding a Kandidat or Doktor Nauk degree for one or two semesters in the U. S. in the fields of American Studies, Ukrainian Studies, Political and Social Sciences, International Relations, Legal Studies, Economics and Business, Pedagogy, Educational Administration, Fine Arts and Arts Administration.

Junior Faculty Development Program
One-year grants for university level teachers to audit courses and consult with American scholars on teaching methods in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants (under age forty) should have 2 - 8 years teaching experience and be working on or have completed their Kandidat degree.

Regional Scholar Exchange Program
Research opportunities for pre- and post-doctoral scholars and university faculty in the social sciences and humanities. Candidates must be 25-55 years of age and hold a Kandidat Nauk degree.

Educational Information Centers (EIC)
ACCELS staffs two EIC's in Ukraine: The International Educational Advising Center (IEAC) in Kyiv, (run in cooperation with USIA, The International Renaissance Foundation and The Shevchenko University of Kyiv) and the Educational Advising Center (EAC) in Odesa. These centers are a source of information for Ukrainian citizens interested in educational opportunities in the United States of America. Students interested in studying in the United States can visit lectures concerning the process of admissions to US colleges and universities and research information about financial assistance and their fields of specialization. The EIC's also have bulletins and preparation materials for most standardized tests of the Educational Testing Services (ETS), such as: TOEFL, SAT I and SAT II, GRE and GRE Subject Tests and the GMAT.

For more information call ACCELS/Kyiv: 221-31-92; 224-73-56; 224-85-49
Or visit thier website at: http://www.americancouncils.org/programs

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Fellowships

  • Fellowship On Conflict, Peace & Social Transformations
  • Grants For Research Collaboration In Conflict Zones

    The Global Security and Cooperation Program of the Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities.

    The Fellowship on Conflict, Peace, & Social Transformations provides 1-2 years of support for training and research at the doctoral and professional levels. Grants for Research Collaboration in Conflict Zones are for a period up to 6 months and focus on countries experiencing longstanding or widespread conflict. Both competitions are open to scholars, activists, and practitioners.

    Feel free to contact program staff with any questions about the program and please share the news about these two new funding opportunities and their RFPs with your colleagues.

    Program on Global Security & Cooperation,
    Social Science Research Council,
    810 Seventh Avenue,
    New York, NY 10019, USA
    Tel: +1 212 377-2700
    Fax: +1 212 377-2727
    Email: gsc@ssrc.org
    Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/

    Student Loans

    A few US banks will offer student loans to international students if the loan is co-signed by a creditworthy US citizen or permanent resident. There may also be restrictions on the type of visa (F1 or J1).

    International Student Loan Program Norwest Bank/HEMAR Insurance Corp.
    2400 Broadway, Suite 320
    Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA

    Joe Cronin
    424 Adams Street
    Milton MA 02186 USA
    e-mail: iefc@aol.com

    GATE Student Loan Program

    The Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellowships In Ukrainian Studies 2008-2009

    The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is accepting applications for the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies for the 2008-2009 academic year. These fellowships are intended to bring scholars from the international academic community to Harvard for focused research on projects concerning Ukrainian history, literature, philology, culture, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences. During their residence, Shklar Research Fellows are also expected to participate in the scholarly life of the University, and to offer a formal presentation based on original research in the Institute's seminar series.
    Individuals who hold a doctorate in one of the fields listed above and who have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian studies are eligible to apply. Those individuals who have received their Ph.D. or comparable academic degree (e.g., Kandydat nauk) within the past eight to ten years are especially encouraged to apply.
    To support their stay at Harvard, Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellows are provided with a stipend of $3,300.00 per month to cover the cost of housing, health insurance, and other living expenses. In addition to the stipend, the award also covers the cost of direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.
    Fellowship Tenure:
    Requests for residence for periods from three to eight months will be considered. The average fellowship tenure has been four months. Adjustments to the requested time-frame may be made at the time of award.
    Application Procedure:
    An application form in PDF or in Word may be downloaded at the Ukrainian Research Institutes web site http://www.huri.harvard.edu/fellowsh_ukrstudies.html  Interested individuals may also request an application by sending an e-mail request to Tamara H. Nary, Program Administrator at nary@fas.harvard.edu, or to the following address:

    The Shklar Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies
    c/o Tamara H. Nary, Program Administrator
    Ukrainian Research Institute
    Harvard University
    34 Kirkland Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
    The completed application must be received at the Institute by Friday, March 14, 2008, at 5:00 p.m.

    Decisions will be announced after May 1, 2008.
    For further information, contact Tamara H. Nary, Program Administrator at nary@fas.harvard.edu or call 617-495-3549.

    Other Resources

    • Contact professional organizations and companies in the field you are interested in.
    • Contact the financial aid and international student offices of the university you are interested in studying at.
    • In the United States public and university libraries frequently have books on scholarships.
    There is a lot of information available on the Internet. The Financial Aid for International Students page on the Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA is an excellent resource with a lot of detailed information and suggestions. Also check listings on search engines such as Yahoo and Infoseek.

    The International Education Financial Aid website provides a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

    For more information regarding business/economic related scholarships go to BizLinks website.


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