AABS 2024 Grant and Fellowship Applications Open

Jan 7, 2024

Call for Applications


AABS 2024-2025 Grants and Fellowships


Research Grants for Emerging Scholars
The Aina Birnitis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia
Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups Fellowships
Jānis Grundmanis Fellowships for Study in the U. S.
Dissertation Grants for Graduate Students


The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) is pleased to call for applications from qualified scholars for five grants and fellowships to be awarded for the 2024-2025 cycle.

AABS’s 2024 grants and fellowships together form a collection of opportunities unparalleled in Baltic Studies, offering financial support and flexibility to a wide range of scholars, from newly matriculated doctoral candidates to freshly minted PhDs to long-tenured professors.

Each opportunity is competitive and selective, and past awardees have used their grants and fellowships to produce astounding work. Curious as to what that looks like? Read a few reports here, here, and here.

The deadline is March 1, 2024.

Read below to find out which opportunities you should apply for, or go directly to each page:


What should you apply for?

AABS’s 2024 grants and fellowships have different application requirements, so it’s important to know which are avilable to you.

Two grant opporunities are open to applicants of all nationalities.

Emerging Scholars Grants, open to recent PhD graduates, are research project-based and award up to $6,000.

Dissertation Grants, open to graduate students at the dissertation phase of their program, award up to $4,000 to support both the research and writing process.

Three fellowships are restricted, per terms of their bequests, to Latvian citizens.

The Birnitis and Grundmanis Fellowships both award year-long stipends (up to $22,000 and $20,000, respectively); the Birnitis Fellowship is open to PhD candidates close to finishing their dissertation, whereas the Grundmanis Fellowship can be applied broadly to graduate or post-graduate study.

Complementing those two fellowships, the Saltups Fellowship is a short-term grant for up to eight weeks of study in the United States, with a maximum stipend of $10,000.