Graduate Grants and Funding

Whether you are heading into the field for research, diving into language study, or hunkering down to finish writing a doctoral dissertation, Davis Center grants can support you in your academic journey.

We offer a variety of graduate grants and fellowships to support academic year tuition and fees, living expenses, research travel, and intensive summer language study. 

Summer Travel and Research Grants

We offer REECA master's students and Harvard Ph.D. students research travel grants, along with assistance and advice for obtaining the appropriate visas required.

Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Ph.D. candidates at the dissertation writing stage may apply for dissertation completion fellowships, often with desk space at the Davis Center and a collegial multidisciplinary community of scholars whose presence offers support during what can be a challenging solo enterprise.

FLAS Fellowships

Harvard graduate and professional school students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for academic year fellowships covering tuition and living expenses, through the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) program, funded by the US Department of Education. The FLAS program also offers summer fellowships for intensive language study, open to Harvard and non-Harvard undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. Non-Harvard students may use Summer FLAS Fellowships only at Harvard Summer School. 

Innovation Fellowships

Open to REECA A.M. candidates, the Innovation Fellowship program aims to prepare emerging leaders for influence and success in careers related to Russia, Central Asia, and Eurasia. At the same time, the fellowship helps to inject talent and perspective into three of the Davis Center's research programs: the Georgian Studies Program, the Imperiia Project, and the Program on Central Asia.