NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR EURASIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN RESEARCH (NCEEER)
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, based in Washington, DC, offers a number of grant opportunities for both American and Russian scholars in various fields. Some of the programs for American scholars funded by NCEEER are: National Research Competition, Policy Research Fellowship, Ed Hewett Fellowship, Short-Term Travel Grants, NEH Collaborative Humanities Research Fellowship.
NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high quality programs of post-doctoral research about the social, political, economic and historical development of Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Among national research organizations, NCEEER is the largest provider of resources to U.S. scholars for postdoctoral research in these fields. Its support for research on the region has produced direct benefits for U.S. policymakers, the academic community, nonprofit organizations and American business. The projects it has funded have helped people from all of these fields gain a better understanding of current developments and future prospects in the post-communist countries of Europe and Eurasia. NCEEER has also been involved in bringing to the attention of Congress and the executive branch the national interest served by the exchange of ideas among professionals in academia and government.
NCEEER is now building on this track record by forming institutional partnerships that can serve the needs of both American scholars and their counterparts from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Thanks to agreements with several different organizations, NCEEER can now offer American scholars access to field offices in almost every country of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. NCEEER has also signed agreements with universities and research institutes in these countries, in order to facilitate field research by American scholars and encourage collaboration between Americans and colleagues from the region on research projects. NCEEER's staff and Board of Directors are committed to doing all that they can to ensure that, notwithstanding the rapid changes taking place in this region, American scholars will continue to be able to generate the knowledge and ideas that can be the basis of a well-informed U.S. policy toward Eurasia and Eastern Europe.
NCEEER is committed to making the results of the research that it supports accessible to both the U.S. government and the general public. NCEEER publishes a series of working papers, which are distributed to government agencies and which are now available to individuals, upon request. These papers are also collected in NCEEER's Toumanoff Library, which is open to the public. NCEEER also publishes a newsletter three times a year.
NCEEER has recently established the Edward L. Keenan NCEEER Endowment. The income generated by the Endowment will help NCEEER to maintain its support for high-quality scholarship in the context of rapidly changing conditions.
Further information about NCEEER programs as well as application forms could be accessed at www.nceeer.org.