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The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its 2019 Research Grants Competition. The grants are intended to support research that expands our understanding of the Holodomor, the publication of research results, preservation of materials, and organization of and participation in academic forums. This would include research examining the fate of ethnic Ukrainians and minorities during collectivization and the Holodomor, diaspora communities and their kin in Soviet Ukraine during the Holodomor; information on collectivization and the Holodomor gathered by governments of other countries and their policies towards the Soviet Union at the time of the Famine; and understanding of the Holodomor at the national and sub-national levels (eg., oblasts, raions, villages). 

Grants for individuals will not exceed $6,000.00 CAD, with most grants ranging from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 CAD in past years. HREC also accepts proposals for collaborative projects that engage scholars and institutions from both in and outside Ukraine. Collaborative grants may be awarded for a maximum of $15,000.00 CAD.

Please send the following materials by March 1, 2019, to 

  1. CV. Include a list of published works, if any. (If proposing a collaborative project, please include CV’s for the scholars submitting jointly or representatives of each institution.)
  2. Proposal (2-3 double-spaced pages) outlining the aims and significance of the project and proposed methodology. The proposal should address the existing literature on the topic and how the project will add to our knowledge. Please include a one-paragraph summary of your project as the introduction to your proposal.
  3. Budget outlining how the proposed funding will be used.
  4. Letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic supervisor or head of department.

Please use “Grants Competition” in the subject line of your emailed application.

Also, we ask that you include your name in the file name of each document you submit as well as at the top of each page.

Applications will be accepted in English, French, or Ukrainian.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the competition by April 1, 2019.