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The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies

The HURI 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 in Ukrainian Studies are supported by a combination Institute research endowment funds. Support for the Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies is derived from one endowment established through the generous gift of the Mihaychuk family for the specific support of individual post-doctoral scholars carrying out independent research at Harvard. HURI is grateful to all those donors who have supported or continue to support scholars' research in Ukrainian studies.

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. Continuing the legacy of this program, the HURI Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies are awarded to mid-career scholars and are supported by a combination of endowed funds and annual gifts.


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 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. Applicants who are close to completing their PhD but do not have it in hand are eligible to apply only if they will be able to certify that they have completed and received their PhD on or before the fellowship application deadline.

Important: You must be eligible to receive and maintain a short-term J-1 visa to carry out research on an Institute fellowship. More information can be found at Please also note the two-year national residency requirements, which may apply to you if you recently held a long-term J-1 visa.


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.

Fellowship Online Application

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Deadline: January 13, 2020

The 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.

If you have further questions, please contact Tymish Holowinsky:

The HURI Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies
c/o Tymish Holowinsky, HURI Executive Director
Ukrainian Research Institute
Harvard University
34 Kirkland St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA