HURI Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies

  • The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies
  • The HURI/Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies

The Institute's Research Fellowships bring scholars from the international academic community to Harvard for focused research on projects in Ukrainian history, literature, philology, culture, and other related areas of study in the humanities and social sciences fields. In addition to carrying out their own research in residence, fellows participate in the scholarly life of the University during Harvard's academic year, and offer a formal presentation based on original research.

Fellowships are funded by the endowed Dr. Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Fellowship Fund and through the annual gift support of the Ukrainian Studies Fund, Inc.

HURI is deeply indebted to the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Foundation for their generous support of the Shklar Fellowship program, which ran from academic year 2001-2002 through 2017-2018. 


Individuals who hold a doctorate in one of the fields listed above and who have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian studies are eligible to apply. Those individuals who have received their PhD or its academic equivalent (e.g., Kandydat nauk) within the past eight to ten years are especially encouraged to apply for the HURI/USF Research Fellowship. Those individuals who are more recent PhDs or have completed and defended their dissertation by the time they submit their application are encouraged to apply for the Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.


The fellowships provide a stipend of $4,400 per month to cover the cost of housing, health insurance, and other living expenses. In addition to the stipend, the awards provide for the cost of direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.

Fellowship Tenure

Requests for residence for periods from three to eight months will be considered; adjustments in the requested time-frame may be made at the time of award. The average tenure for a fellow has been four months, the period of either Harvard's Fall Semester or Spring Semester.

he selection committee requests that applicants indicate whether the proposed research project can contribute to the Institute’s ongoing research on the MAPA: Digital Atlas of Ukraine. The stated interest of the selection committee does not in any way preclude consideration of applications from scholars whose research will not have a spatial component.

Application date
15 Jan 2018
3-8 months
America United States New England
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 10 years
Award granted
US$ 4.400/month