Congratulations to Tomass Pildegovičs, recipient of the 2022–2023 Dissertation Grant for Graduate Students

Apr 10, 2022

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Tomass Pildegovičs has been awarded the 2022-2023 Dissertation Grant for Graduate Students.

AABS awards grants of up to $4,000 to support doctoral dissertation research and write-up in any field of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel to research site, equipment, duplication or other needs as specified.

Proposals are evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant, and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a PhD or MA program and have completed all requirements for a PhD/MA except the dissertation. Applicants must be members of the AABS at the time of submitting their application.

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. 

Tomass Pildegovičs (born in 1997 in Riga, Latvia) is a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He has also served as a Policy Assistant in the European Parliament, working on issues related to foreign interference in democratic processes, hybrid threats, and EU-Russia relations.

Pildegovičs was selected as a NATO 2030 Global Fellow, as well as a 2021 GLOBSEC Young Leader in Security and Defence. 

He completed his MPhil in Politics and International Relations with Distinction at the University of Cambridge in 2019. He also holds a BA in International Relations with First Class Honours (2018) from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.