Update for 2022:
Due to Russia’s war on Ukraine as well as COVID restrictions, travel to the region will be limited. Recipients of the fellowship will need to follow the travel policy that is in effect as of January 18, 2022 as well as any other travel restrictions related to the war. Please review the relevant procedures. If traveling internationally, recipients must submit proof of travel approval before the Harriman Institute can release funds.
Columbia University’s Harriman Institute Undergraduate Fellowships provide research support to juniors and seniors with a serious interest in the post-Soviet and/or East-Central European regions who are undertaking senior theses or comparable research and writing projects.
Each fellowship will provides funding to offset field research in in these regions, with the expectation that the research will be conducted over the academic year winter or spring breaks. Fellows will also be invited to all Harriman Institute events during academic year and will be required to present their research results at a Harriman Institute seminar in April.