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MSI/CC Professional Development Fellowships

For Educators at Minority-Serving Institutions and Community Colleges Interested in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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KU’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is excited to announce a new fellowship program for faculty and instructors at Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges in the Great Plains region and beyond. Aimed at promoting professional partnerships and expanding knowledge of a diverse and dynamic world region, the fellowship offers funding for a wide range of professional development activities related to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Fellowship funds can be used to support many different types of domestic and international professional development opportunities that advance understanding of the region, including: conducting research; accessing the library, archival, and faculty resources at KU CREES or another institute specializing in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; attending a training, workshop, or conference; enrolling in a class or seminar; participating in a study abroad program; or developing a new course. 


Awards range from $500 to $3,000 and are funded by a Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant administered by KU’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.  


Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. CREES staff are happy to discuss possible work plans before you submit an application. We also encourage cross-institutional collaborations if you are interested in collaborating with KU faculty on a project, and we can help connect partners for faculty collaborative projects. 


If you have any questions about the fellowship program, please contact CREES at