# of Recipients:
To provide financial and academic support to graduate students in the early stages of dissertation development and PhD candidates near completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities.
Applicants must be graduate students in the first three years of study in a PhD program; awards require evidence of ethics training and recipients will be required to obtain University IRB approval for their project, if necessary.
Selection of applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of experts that reward proposals with clear arguments, carefully considered theory and methodology and a writing style accessible to readers both inside and outside the applicants’ discipline. Proposals should be intriguing for both a specialist and generalist audience; all proposals are expected to meet high levels of academic merit and to address the current needs of the field of Eurasian studies.