Professional Development Funding
CREEES Professional Development Awards are available to students in ANY major at UT-Austin, who are interested in professional development in the realm of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Applications to participate in professional development activities MUST be somehow related to the CREEES region, namely: the former Soviet sphere of influence, Central/Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe/former Ottoman Empire, Central Asia, the Caucasus, etc.
Awards are meant to help cover travel costs associated with competitive internships, job interviews, research/fieldwork, or presenting at academic conferences. Up to $1,000 per student will be awarded to cover international travel costs or $500 per student for domestic travel costs.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students in any major at UT-Austin are elgibile to apply. Registration is required during the semester the funds are to be used (or ISR). Summer registration will be waived if the student was registered for the prior spring semester.
FUNDING IS LIMITED. Awards will be made on a competitive basis.
You may apply once you have proof of your professional development activity. Examples of needed proof include:
- abstract and evidence of acceptance to present at a conference
- an offer letter for a job interview or internship
- fieldwork/research statement from your faculty supervisor or acceptance from the institution where you will be
DeadlinesApplications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funding is no longer available.
Round 2 priority deadline for all travel during the academic year and/or summer: March 1
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Sources of funding
CREEES Professional Development Awards are funded by various sources, namely Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) funding from the Department of Education, Graduate Student Professional Development Awards from the UT Graduate School*, and various endowments housed in the purview of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
*Each fall the Graduate School allocates funding for Graduate Student Professional Development Awards. These awards provide partial support for students to attend professional meetings and conferences to present their research. Funds are limited, applications for funding are not guaranteed for acceptance.
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