Magna Bursary for Russian Studies

Magna Bursaries for Russian Studies are awarded annually to ten or more outstanding graduate and/or advanced undergraduate students in the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS). Students in the departments of Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology and Anthropology, or the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs who are studying Russian or researching Russian  relations with the outside world (for instance: Russia’s relations with European Union or the former Soviet space) are also entitled to apply for Magna funding.

Awards will not normally exceed $2000 dollars.

Eligibility and criteria:

This bursary may be awarded to students for field research, language training, or other legitimate scholarly travel expenses; for example, presentations at conferences or workshops. Recipients will be chosen by a Committee struck by the Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs. The committee will include Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz (Magna Fund Coordinator).

Note: The Magna Bursary for Russian Studies can only be awarded once to a student during his/her degree program (i.e., one award during a BA degree, one award during an MA degree, and one award during a PhD degree.

Applications should include:

• A short letter of application (max. one page), outlining the importance of the travel and purpose of the bursary;

• For conference or workshop participation, an abstract of the paper and indication of acceptance

of the paper by the conference organizers;

• A listing of other support that is expected or has been applied for and justification of the

amount requested from the Magna Fund.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014.

Please send your application to Krysia Kotarba, EURUS Administrator, River Building 3304, or by email at

Further information is available from Professor Piotr Dutkiewicz,

This bursary is generously supported by Magna Fund for Russian Studies based in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University.