Graduate Student Associates

Graduate Student Associates are an integral part of the multidisciplinary community of scholars at the Davis Center.

The Graduate Student Associate program provides a supportive and stimulating interdisciplinary environment where you can interact with fellow graduate student colleagues, visiting scholars and fellows, faculty, and experienced practitioners at the Davis Center. Whether you are looking to connect with colleagues or searching for office space in an interdisciplinary and collegial environment, becoming a Graduate Student Associate gives you more opportunities to immerse yourself in the intellectual life of the Davis Center.


  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at Harvard 
  • Must be pursuing research related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, or the Caucasus


  • Invitations to private events for graduate student associates, visiting scholars and fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and REECA students at the Davis Center
  • Profile on the Davis Center website
  • Subscription to our listserv that keeps you informed of grants and other opportunities relevant to students and early-career scholars of Eurasia
  • Opportunity to apply to become a Graduate Student Associate in Residence, which allows you:
    • Office space with locked storage 
    • All-hours access to CGIS South
    • Free printing and scanning

How to Apply 

Graduate Student Associate

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please contact Kate Flaherty ( for more information on how to apply to become a Graduate Student Associate. 

In-Residence Graduate Student Associates

Office space allocations are made each summer for the coming academic year. All are welcome to apply; however, preference will be given to students who are post-generals, teaching, or entering their dissertation completion year. Graduate Student Associates must re-apply for space each year.

We are currently at capacity and no longer accepting applications for office space for the 2023-2024 academic year. However, if you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Kate Flaherty.