The 6-8-week fellowship enables Estonian researchers, especially early- to mid-career scholars, to make use of Stanford’s strong collections, academic knowledge, and networks related to the study of the history, society, and politics of Estonia and the Baltic region.
The fellowship is hosted by The Europe Center, Stanford University’s hub for the interdisciplinary study of Europe and its role in global affairs, and co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries, which is home to one of the strongest Baltic collections in the U.S. and a vibrant program of events and projects led by Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies. In partnership with SUL, The Europe Center will organize at least one lecture or seminar by the fellow during the fellowship and will include them in the center’s activities, events, and networks. The fellow will also have access to Hoover Institution Library and Archives, which include one of the strongest Baltic archival collections outside the Baltic region, and enjoy the opportunity to engage in the scholarly and research activities of Stanford University.
The goal of the fellowship is to enable Estonian scholars to visit Stanford in order to:
- Carry out research by making use of the library and archival collections at Stanford;
- Deliver at least one seminar or lecture (hosted by The Europe Center and SUL) related to one’s research topic(s) to Stanford faculty, staff, and students;
- Engage in the scholarly and research activities and rich intellectual life of Stanford University.
TIME PERIOD: 6-8 weeks, spring of 2024
We welcome proposals related to the study of history, society, and politics (political/international studies, diplomacy, etc.) of Estonia and the Baltic region.
The fellowship is open to all scholars with a doctoral degree, proposals by early- to mid-career scholars (scholars who have earned their doctoral degree 5–15 years ago) are especially encouraged.
Applicants must be citizens and current residents of Estonia and must return to Estonia after the completion of the fellowship.
The grant is to be used for such purposes as the costs for travel, lodging, food, and photocopying associated with the recipient’s research trip.
The grant is to be used to travel to the U.S. in the spring of 2024. However, depending on circumstances, an extension of up to the end of 2024 may be granted.