Student Funding

Graduate Funding

Academic Year Funding

Summer Funding


Titus Ellison Fellowship (Graduate Academic Year)

Eligibility:
  • For incoming graduate students in the Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies MA Program, including international students. Applicants to the JSIS REECAS MA Program  are considered automatically and do not need to apply separately for the Titus Ellison Fellowship.
Deadline:
  • NA. Applicants to the JSIS REECAS MA Program  are considered automatically and do not need to apply separately for the Titus Ellison Fellowship.
Awards:
  • Tuition, health insurance, and a stipend of $15,000. Renewable.

Jackson-Culp Fellowship (Graduate Academic Year)

Eligibility:
  • For incoming graduate students in the Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies MA Program, including international students.
Deadline:
  • NA. Applicants to the JSIS REECAS MA Program  are considered automatically and do not need to apply separately for the Jackson-Culp Fellowship.
Awards:
  • Tuition, health insurance, and stipend of $15,000. Renewable.

H. Stewart Parker Endowed Fellowship (Graduate Academic Year)

Eligibility:
  • For incoming graduate students in the Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies MA Program, including international students.
Deadline:
  • NA. Applicants to the JSIS REECAS MA Program  are considered automatically and do not need to apply separately for the Parker Fellowship.
Awards:
  • Out-of-state portion of tuition, health insurance, and a stipend of $7200.

Summer and Travel Fellowships

 

Imre Boba Summer Research Fellowship (Graduate & Undergraduate Summer)

Eligibility:
  • The Ellison Center offers the Boba Summer Research Fellowship for exceptional students studying Eastern Europe or Central Asia to travel to the region for research, internships or advanced language study in an accredited language program. Upon completion of study, Boba fellows must submit a short report on their summer experience.
Deadline:
  • January 31, 2020
Awards:
  • $1000
Application
Materials:
  • A two-page essay, double-spaced, 12-point font (Courier, Arial or Times New Roman), with one-inch margins on all sides, in which you explain your summer plans and how these funds will assist you.
  • One faculty letter of support.
  • An unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • Apply through the FLAS and Other JSIS Fellowships portal.

Please Note: This award cannot be combined with a summer FLAS or other major UW summer travel funding. Students may combine the Boba Fellowship with other non-UW summer funding only with approval from the Ellison Center.

Ilse D. Cirtautas Central Asian Studies Fellowship (Graduate & Undergrad Travel)

This fellowship was established by Ilse Cirtautas, a longtime UW professor and internationally recognized leader in Central Asian studies. Professor Cirtautas was also a pioneer in creating the enduring sister city relationship between Seattle and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. To learn more about Ilse Cirtattas and her important work, please see her short article Memories of Tashkent 1972 and the Start of the Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Relationship.

Eligibility:
  • The Cirtautas Fellowship is available for undergraduate or graduate students from any UW program who are studying Central Asia. The fellowship is named for Ilse D. Cirtautas who was a pioneer in Central Asian studies. More information about her extraordinary life is available here.
Deadline:
  • January 31, 2020
Awards:
  • $2,000 for travel to Central Asia for research or study or to attend a conference such as ASEEES or CESS to present on the region.
Application
Materials:
  • Statement of Purpose explaining how the funds will be used and how it will support academic pursuits.
  • One faculty letter of support.
  • An unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • Apply through the FLAS and Other JSIS Fellowships portal.

Please Note: This award cannot be combined with a summer FLAS or other major UW summer travel funding. Students may combine the Cirtautas Fellowship with other non-UW summer funding only with approval from the Ellison Center.