Jacyk Distinguished Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies at Harvard University
The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Petro Jacyk Distinguished Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies in November 2017. The biennial fellowship is designed to bring senior scholars to Harvard University for a period of five months for focused research in Ukrainian history, literature, philology, culture, and other related areas of study in the humanities and social sciences fields. While in residence, the Jacyk Distinguished Fellow will use the University's unique resources to work on significant and innovative projects in Ukrainian studies, and in general to further his or her professional development. In addition, the Jacyk Distinguished Fellow will preside over the Petro Jacyk Seminar in Ukrainian Studies: a forum presented as part of the HURI Seminar Series in Ukrainian Studies. The forum shall consist of a formal presentation followed by a round-table discussion on a Ukrainian theme of the fellow’s choosing. All senior scholars in the field of Ukrainian studies are eligible to apply.
Nominations may also be submitted. Individuals submitting nominations should submit a letter stating the nominees name, current position, field of study, and basis for nomination. E-mail nominations are also accepted. Letters and e-mail nominations are to be submitted to the Institute’s Programs Administrator.
To support the scholar's stay at Harvard, the Petro Jacyk Distinguished Research Fellow is provided with a stipend of $5,000 per month to cover the cost of housing, health insurance, and other living expenses for a total of five months. In addition to the stipend, the award provides for the cost of direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.
The Jacyk fellowship is funded through a gift to the Institute by the Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Petro Jacyk, a prominent Canadian businessman who passed away in November 2001, was one of the Institute's most generous benefactors. In addition to his gift to establish the fellowship program, he endowed the position of the Petro Jacyk Bibliographer in Ukrainian Studies at the library of the Ukrainian Research Institute.