Thanks to the support of over 240 members during the campaign, we:

  • Raised nearly $600,000 toward our goal of $700,000 (as of July 12).

  • Unlocked a $50,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  • Unlocked a $72,000 grant from the US Russia Foundation for research grants

  • Doubled the funding for Graduate Student Convention Travel Grants over the next 3 years.

  • Doubled the funding for the Research Grant program and are distributing over $125,000 to twenty-four grantees.

  • Established three new research grants programs: the LGBTQ Studies, the Women and Gender Studies, and Civil Society in Russia.

  • Launched the Diversity and Inclusion Convention Travel Grant program, awarded for the first time at the 50th Convention in Boston.

  • Doubled the funding for Graduate Student Convention Travel Grants over the next three years and increased the funding for our other travel grants.

Meet two of our recipients and learn what these grants mean for their research and the future of the field.

Dissertation Research Grant in LGBTQ Studies Recipient 2019

Peter Worger, History, University of Texas, Austin

"Thank you very much for sponsoring my research into historical attitudes towards sexuality in Russia and the Soviet Union. I am pleased to receive this grant, as it is a core belief of mine that greater education about minority experiences leads to wider acceptance of, and less intolerance towards, those considered ‘other.’" 

Dissertation Research Grant in Women's and Gender Studies Recipient 2019

Grace Zhou, Anthropology, Stanford University

"My project considers how the feminized figure of the parasite challenges post-socialist and capitalist normative ideas about productivity, deservedness, and intimacy. [This] grant will enable me to carry out archival research on the interpretation, adoption, and social implications of anti-parasite laws in the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic in the late 1950s. […] I would like to thank ASEEES and the supporters of scholarship on Women's and Gender Studies in the region for enabling me to complete my doctoral work."


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