PROGRAM: The institute was established to meet 3 critical areas of need: 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. The Senior Fellowship Program is designed to bring to Columbia established as well as beginning scholars of unusual promise from other universities throughout the world. Fellows spend a semester or a full academic year working on a project of their own, free from the usual demands of university life. The chief obligation of a senior fellow is to carry out a serious and valuable piece of research while at Columbia. Senior fellows are expected to give formal or informal talks on one or two occasions to faculty or student groups, and to consult with faculty, students, and other fellows working on problems close to their own interests. The institute will provide as much scholarly assistance as it can. All fellows have access to the university's libraries, the institute's reading room, lectures, classes, and discussions. The institute offers grants to senior fellows to cover enough of their living and travel expenses to permit them to live and work in New York City. There are no application forms; application guidelines are available upon request.
Columbia University W. Averell Harriman Institute Senior and Postdoctoral Fellowship 420 W 118th Street New York, NY 10027 ATTN: Assistant Director (212)854-4623