Summer Opportunities

for Harriman students

Fellowship competitions that include international travel are currently paused as a result of Columbia University’s travel policy. Due to the international impact of COVID-19, all Columbia affiliates are strongly urged to postpone any non-essential international travel at this time. For students, all upcoming travel outside the United States organized, led, or financed by Columbia is suspended until further notice.


Summer PepsiCo Fellowships for Research Travel / Study

PepsiCo Fellowships are awarded annually to support semester and summer travel to and research in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Open to all Columbia faculty and students. To apply, submit a written proposal that outlines a program of study or research. Applicants should also include a detailed budget for the fellowship period.

Deadlines: February 15th, 2020.


Summer Language Study Fellowships

The Institute’s Summer Language Fellowships are awarded to Columbia undergraduate and graduate students for intensive study of the languages of Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe in either the region or the U.S. Open to all Columbia University students. Summer Language Study support will be given in amounts not exceeding $5,000. Please include a budget with your application.

Deadline: March 27, 2020.


Summer Civil Society Graduate Fellowship

The Harriman Institute Civil Society Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students from across Columbia University on a competitive application basis. The Fellowship supports travel and living expenses for unpaid practical summer internships at any international or non-governmental organization that benefits civil society in any of the countries of the Russian, Eurasian, or East-Central European region. Deadline: April 1, 2020.


Padma Desai Summer Fellowship

The Padma Desai Summer Fellowship supports travel and living expenses for summer research, travel, language training, or internship opportunities for undergraduates and/or graduate students whose interests include Russian and/or Soviet Studies. Students from the fields of Economics, Political Science, and History may apply. While preference is given to students who plan to use their fellowships in Russia, other locations that enrich a students’ understanding of Russian and Soviet Studies will also be considered.

Deadline: April 1, 2020.


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