Please read through the following information carefully before beginning the application. The application form must be completed in one session; there is no option to save and return to it later. All materials must be submitted in English.
Complete the web-based application form, which includes:
- Basic biographical information
- Financial information
- Proposed research project and tenure
- Language proficiency and research interests
- Affiliation and contact information for three referees
Upload the following materials:
Project Proposal: Explain the significance of your proposed research, when you expect to complete it, how it will differ from other studies on the same topic, what materials are available for it, where they are located, and any other information you consider relevant. Please describe any collaborative work you have done in the past, and explain how your current project could be open to interdisciplinary collaboration. If your research relates to the theme "Mapping Cultural Space," please be sure to explicitly describe the contribution your research is expected to make to the general study of this theme. Explain why the Davis Center would be a suitable place for your work. This document should be single-spaced and approximately 2,500 words in length. Please include your full name in the header or footer of your proposal.
Brief Curriculum Vitae: Include academic background, employment history, and major publications. List the institutions in which you have studied or worked, institution locations, field(s) of study, degrees, and dates of employment or study. Please do NOT include any sensitive personal data on your CV, such as social security number, passport number, or date of birth. Due to our security protocols, this information must be redacted.
Please do not submit additional materials, such as transcripts, certificates, diplomas, monographs, or publications. They will not be considered.
Letters of Recommendation: Please arrange to have three referees evaluate your work and proposal. Letters submitted through the fellowship applicant should be enclosed in an envelope and signed across the seal by the referee. Referees may also mail their letters directly to the Davis Center. Letters must be received by January 7, 2014, and should be mailed to:
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
1730 Cambridge Street, Suite S301
Cambridge, MA 02138
Electronic recommendations will be accepted only if sent from a portfolio service like Interfolio or an official institutional address. Letters from email services like Yahoo!, Yandex, and Gmail will not be accepted.
Confirmation and Decisions
The application deadline is January 7, 2014. All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received at the Davis Center by this date.
Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. Please contact us at 617.495.0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not recieve this confirmation email.
We will contact you in mid-January if we are still waiting for any of your three letters of recommendation to arrive. Decisions will be announced in March 2014.