ISEEES Conference Grants

Conference Grants 2016-2017

Call for Proposals

ISEEES will provide up to three grants to ISEEES-affiliated faculty for the funding of conferences, symposia, or workshops taking place at UC Berkeley during the 2016-17 academic year. The maximum award will be $7000: a maximum of $5000 for conference expenses and a maximum of $2000 for a graduate or undergraduate student to assist with organization.  Organizers are strongly encouraged to seek outside funding to supplement or offset ISEEES funding.

A conference, symposium, or workshop must have at least 50% content focused on the Slavic, East European, or Eurasian world area. However, if organizers receive outside funding exceeding support requested from ISEEES, the proportion of this world area content can be adjusted accordingly, e.g., if organizers raise $5,000 from ISEEES and $10,000 from other sources for a conference on migration, it would need to have at least 1/3 content in the Slavic, East European, or Eurasian area.

Proposals from all fields and all disciplines are welcome. Special consideration will be given to submissions that encourage participation by graduate or undergraduate students. In making awards, ISEEES will attempt to achieve an equitable distribution of awards across disciplines and departments.


ISEEES-affiliated faculty at all levels. Faculty can apply for no more than one conference grant every other year.

Grant Provision

Maximum $7,000: up to $5,000 for conference expenses, and a maximum of $2000 for a graduate or undergraduate student(s) to assist with organization.
(Please note that ISEEES cannot provide organizational or administrative assistance.)


Monday, June 6, 2016 – received by 5:00 pm

Application Guidelines

For questions about conference grants, please contact ISEEES Executive Director Jeff Pennington at jpennington[at] or 510-643-6736.