Goldman Undergraduate Research Travel Grants

"No One Puts Lenin in the Corner"

Angosolka, Russia, 2012
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya '14

A Bridge Rebuilt by Faith

Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, 2012
Alexander Ioffreda '15

A Man with Dogs

Altyn Arashan, Kyrgyzstan, 2012
Thomas Lemberg '14

Church on the Spilled Blood

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012
Ashleigh Cote '15

Friends

Girgorievka, Kyrgyzstan, 2012
Beatrice Walton '14

Gateway

Moscow, Russia, 2012
Danny Bicknell '13

Joys of Russian dining

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012
Ashleigh Cote '15

Lady at the Bazaar

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 2012
Beatrice Walton '14

Leaning Minaret at a Sufi Shrine

Kasri Orifon, Uzbekistan, 2012
Thomas Lemberg '14

Musical Apparitions

Brno, Czech Republic, 2012
Christopher Hopper '13

Natural Food Chain

Batulzii, Mongolia, 2012
Zoigoo Tugsbayar '15

Nesting

Moscow, Russia, 2012
Danny Bicknell '13

Podsnezhniki or Parting

Angosolka, Russia, 2012
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya '14

Resurgence of Buddhism

Karakorum, Mongolia, 2012
Zorigoo Tugsbayar '15

Roma Trails

Brno, Czech Republic, 2012
Christopher Hopper '13

Woman Working in a Port o' Potty

Moscow, Russia, 2012
Jesse Nee-Vogelman '13

Yekaterinsky Dvoryets (Catherine's Palace)

Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, 2012
Alexander Ioffreda '15

Goldman Undergraduate Research Travel Grants of up to $5,000 are available to offset travel and living expenses for students carrying out independent research on topics in Russian and Eurasian studies. Depending on destination, grant recipients may also receive logistical assistance from our contacts within the region. 

Eligibility

Full-time enrolled undergraduate students at Harvard, Wellesley, and Wheaton colleges who are pursuing independent research on topics in Russian and Eurasian studies. Preference is given to juniors doing research for the senior thesis.

Requirements

Grant recipients are expected to spend at least six weeks in their destination carrying out the proposed research project. Exceptions to the minimum time requirement may be granted only by written petition and with strong support from the student’s research advisor. Goldman grants typically cover only a portion of the costs associated with a research trip, so applicants are expected to seek alternate funding sources. Harvard applicants should visit the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships web page and search the Funding Sources Database to identify other options.

Upon completion of the research trip, grant recipients shall submit an expense report and a brief narrative report describing their activities and accomplishments, any obstacles encountered, and any resulting change in the focus or scope of their research. Grant recipients are also expected to present their findings at the Davis Center’s annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies, scheduled to take place in April.

Application Procedure

A complete application consists of the following:

  • The Centralized Application for Research and Travel*
  • A research proposal of no more than 750 words
  • A current one-page resume
  • A current unofficial college transcript (through the fall term)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from project supervisor). Letters should be uploaded via CARAT or sent directly to the Davis Center.

The CARAT online form with all supporting materials must be submitted by Friday, February 10, 2017 for summer 2017 travel.

*Wellesley and Wheaton applicants: email Donna Griesenbeck for special instructions.

Contact: Donna Griesenbeck, griesenb@fas.harvard.edu, 617.495.1194.