Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference Travel Grants 2016

Publish Date: Aug 26, 2016

Deadline: Sep 01, 2016


The mission of the Central Eurasian Studies Society is to facilitate communication and interaction among scholars of the Central Eurasia region, and in doing so to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction about the Central Eurasia region, to promote cooperation among persons and organizations concerned with the scholarly study of Central Eurasia, and to promote general knowledge of and public interest in Central Eurasia.

Travel Grants to Attend the CESS Princeton Conference

CESS is pleased to announce that scholars from Eurasia may apply for travel grants to help cover conference-related costs to attend the 2016 annual CESS conference at Princeton University.

Each awardee will be reimbursed up to 1,500 USD to help offset actually accrued travel-related expenses (economy airfare, ground transportation, economy lodging). Hard copies of all receipts will be required for reimbursement. Applicants themselves and/or their home institutions must cover any additional expenses.

We will consider applications from anyone on the preliminary program.

Those presenting on topics related to the promotion and protection of open society values -- including (but not limited to) respect for human rights and the rule of law, the development of civil society, women's and minority empowerment, and the promotion of fairness and inclusion in political, economic, educational, and health care systems -- are particularly encouraged to apply. Priority will go to applicants from any of the post-Soviet states of Eurasia who demonstrate:

  1. a record of high-quality scholarship in the English language;
  2. a record or strong promise of fostering public discussions in the scholar's home context;
  3. a record or strong promise of advancing institution-building in the scholar's home context by promoting quality academic scholarship;
  4. strong promise for a productive scholarly career;
  5. compelling financial need.

Please submit applications of no more than 1000 words that clearly address the priorities listed above to ed.schatz@utoronto.ca no later than September 1, 2016.

For more information on application please click on the "Further official information" link below.

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