A new agreement will support up to 20 humanities and social sciences scholars who are in or from Ukraine for one-year, nonresidential fellowships at Indiana University Bloomington, Provost Rahul Shrivastav has announced.
The IU Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute will administer the new IU-Ukraine Non-Resident Scholars Program. The agreement is one of IU's responses to the Russian Federation's unprovoked military assault on Ukraine, which has left around 7.1 million Ukrainians internally displaced. Nearly 6.8 million have fled as refugees.
Collaborations with both tenure-track and non-tenure-track IU faculty members are encouraged, though not required. The IU partners and liaisons should be current faculty. Ph.D. candidates at IU will also be considered for this role. Collaborative projects may include a one-on-one collaboration or larger, multi-researcher collaborations. While these funds are designated for Ukrainian applicants, IU faculty may apply for other internal or external funding to support their work.
Fellows will be invited to participate in the annual Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Studies Conference, which in 2023 will be organized by the IU Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures in cooperation with the Russian and East European Institute.
Scholars in and from Ukraine who are currently enrolled in a postgraduate program, or hold a kandidat, doctorate or Ph.D. in any discipline within the social sciences and humanities, are eligible for this program. Proficiency in English is a plus but not a requirement for eligibility.
The application is now available in both English and Ukrainian, and the deadline to complete is Aug. 1, 2022. Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 grant to support their research, writing and/or teaching, and will have a one-year appointment as visiting scholars with an IU computing account, including access to the digital resources and virtual borrowing privileges of IU Libraries, Media Collections Online, Kanopy and IU ScholarWorks.
Inquiries about the application process and the program should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "IU-Ukraine Non-Resident Scholars Program."