Congratulations to Daina Grosa, recipient of the 2022–2023 Aina Birnitis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia

Apr 12, 2022

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Daina Grosa has been awarded the 2022-2023 Aina Birnitis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia.

The Aina Birnitis Scholarship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The fellowship provides a $21,000 stipend for one year plus $1,000 for university fees.

The fellowship is supported by a bequest of Aina Birnitis, a librarian by profession living in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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. 

Daina Grosa is a sociologist and researcher at Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Latvia. Academic interests are applied linguistics – bilingualism, heritage language acquisition and maintenance, diaspora and migration policy, return migration of children. She was recently involved in a project “Exploring Well-Being and Social Integration in the Context of Liquid Migration: A Longitudinal Approach” (2018-2021) and is a PhD candidate at the University of Sussex with the thesis topic “The psychosocial wellbeing of the children of return migrants: the case of Latvia.”