Congratulations to Alise Pundure, recipient of the 2022–2023 Jānis Grundmanis Postgraduate Fellowship for Study in the U.S.

Apr 10, 2022

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Alise Pundure has been awarded the 2022-2023 Jānis Grundmanis Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship for Study in the U.S.

The Jānis Grundmanis Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship, established in the memory of Dr. Jānis Grundmanis, is an annual fellowship of $20,000 for graduate or postgraduate study in the United States. Recipients of the fellowship must be citizens of the Republic of Latvia, speak Latvian, and have their permanent residence in Latvia. Preference will be given to applicants studying in the field of humanities or social sciences.

The 2022 applications were evaluated by the AABS 2021-2022 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS President Dr. Daunis Auers, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Andres Kasekamp. You can find a full list of 2022 awardees here. 

Alise Katrīna Pundure is a graduate student in the Arts Administration Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2021, she graduated Summa Cum Laude, Honors with Distinction from Drexel University with a B.S. in Entertainment and Arts Management.

Alise is passionate about museum marketing, advancement, and technology in the arts. Her master’s thesis research will focus on the implementation of open access digitized museum collections. Alise has had internship experience at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga, Latvia. Her goals are to learn best practices in arts administration to bring back to Latvia and help emerging Baltic artists by giving them platforms to showcase their talent around the world.