2020 Birnitis, Grundmanis, Saltups, Emerging Scholar, and Dissertation Awardees Announced
This year, AABS received twenty-six solid applications for its Birnitis, Grundmanis, Saltups, Emerging Scholar, and Dissertation grants and fellowships. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS’ Vice President for Professional Development, reports that the higher number of applications (compared with 11 in 2019) is a convincing sign from young people around the Western world (USA, Canada, Europe) showing their growing interest in Baltic Studies and also the increasing awareness of grants and fellowships offered by AABS.
AABS has always had to make difficult decisions during the selection process as the vast majority of proposals present impressively interesting, credible, and meaningful research topics covering but not limited to issues of identity, citizenship, gender, migration, and trauma studies. Moreover, most of the proposals take an interdisciplinary approach and apply diverse methodologies. AABS thanks all scholars and students who submitted their applications and wishes them success in their studies and research!
The AABS Board is pleased to announce that eight scholars and graduate students have been awarded the following 2020 grants and fellowships.
The Aina Birnitis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia
University of Latvia
For the proposed research project, Neo-Latin Heritage of the Livonian Basilius Plinius: Poetics, Rhetoric, Esthetics
Jānis Grundmanis Postgraduate Fellowship for Study in the U. S.
For graduate studies at Stanford University
Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Latvian State historical Archives
For the proposed research project, Immigrants from the historical Latvian territories to Pennsylvania
Research Grants for Emerging Scholars
Vytautas Magnus University
For the proposed research project, Mapping emotional (ine)qualities in the Baltic States
Estonian Academy of Arts
For the proposed research project, Baltic Art Triennials and major national exhibitions in Moscow during the Soviet era
Dissertation Grants for Graduate Students
For the proposed research project, Polarization and Paralysis: Russian Information Operations in Estonia and Latvia
For the proposed research project, “Mes esame žmonės – ne propaganda (We are people – not propaganda)”: Baltic Pride and the Symbolic Geographies of the Baltic Capitals
The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po)
For the proposed research project, Resisting Nazism: Gender and Inter-ethnic Relations in German-occupied Lithuania (1941–1944)