The SSRC Eurasia Program organized an informational webinar to guide scholars, graduate advisors, and other interested parties through the application process for the three fellowships being offered by the program in 2011: Pre-Dissertation Awards, Dissertation Development Awards, and Post-Doctoral Research Awards. Discussed were eligibility requirements, the application and online application system, and the selection process.
The webinar also included general advice for writing successful fellowship applications, with a focus on issues such as how to formulate an effective statement of policy relevance.
The webinar concluded with a question and answer session.
DENISE MISHIWIEC is Program Coordinator of the SSRC Eurasia Program.
ZHANARA NAURUZBAYEVA, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, was a SSRC Eurasia Program Dissertation Development Award fellow in 2010-2011. Zhanara received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the Anthropology Department of Stanford University. Her dissertation investigates how cultural production has been transformed since the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. She explores how the changing domain of ‘art’ shapes and is shaped by emerging configurations of class, transnational capital, and the nation-state in post-socialist Kazakhstan.
Zhanara offered advice on the application process and also talked about her experience as an SSRC Eurasia Fellow.
This webinar series is made possible through generous funding provided by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).