PROGRAM: The goals of the institute are the preparation of graduate students for scholarly and professional careers in Soviet studies; the promotion of advanced research on Russia and the Soviet Union; and the dissemination of information, analyses, and insights concerning the Soviet Union to academics, the business community, policymakers, and to the public at large. Postdoctoral fellowships allow a scholar to spend a period of time at the institute without any obligations other than to revise his or her dissertation for publication as a book. Fellows are welcome to participate in the intellectual life of the institute. All fellows will have access to the university's libraries, the institute's reading room, archives, lectures, and discussions.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed dissertations within the preceding three years. To apply, a scholar must write the assistant director a letter outlining how she or he will spend time revising a dissertation for publication. Besides forwarding a curriculum vitae and substantial portions of the dissertation, applicants should ask three scholars who are familiar with their work to forward letters of evaluation and recommendation.
MONETARY SUPPORT: Up to $10,000 per semester
Columbia University W. Averell Harriman Institute Senior and Postdoctoral Fellowships 420 W 118th Street New York, NY 10027 ATTN: Assistant Director (212)854-4623